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  1. View Classified Mr. Speakers flagship headphones: Ether 2s with two cables For sale is an excellent sounding pair of Dan Clark's flagship Ether 2 headphones, $1,400 net to me, available only because I'm finally moving to a Raal system. These are extremely good sounding planer-magnetic headphones, one of the most lightweight and comfortable headphones made today; for under $3K I haven't heard anything I like nearly as well. Superior condition; I have a bit of tinnitus and listen at low to medium volumes so these have not been taxed at all. The second headphone c
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    For sale is an excellent sounding pair of Dan Clark's flagship Ether 2 headphones, $1,400 net to me, available only because I'm finally moving to a Raal system. These are extremely good sounding planer-magnetic headphones, one of the most lightweight and comfortable headphones made today; for under $3K I haven't heard anything I like nearly as well. Superior condition; I have a bit of tinnitus and listen at low to medium volumes so these have not been taxed at all. The second headphone cable is slightly different, not necessarily better, than the black DUM cable Dan Clark designed specifically for the Ether 2s; for $500 more you can do better but both these cables sound really good; it just depends on your tastes and what type music you are listening to. For a detailed description and more photos, you can go here to view my listing on Head-Fi. In addition, I have a Pass Labs HPA-1 amplifier/pre-amp for sale; really versatile and also in superior condition, view detailed listing here.

    1,400.00 USD

  3. Question for Chris, have you heard the MySphere headphones paired with a fairly first-class amplifier (like, Pass Labs HPA-1 or Apex Teton or MicroZOTL MZ3)? As for leakage, I had the MySphere headphones for a week and totally loved them; the only reason I haven't bought them is I would like to hear the Raals (with superior amplification) and then "jump in", one way or the other (super nice amp that will power other headphones too vs. direct drive amp which, like electrostatic amps, are good for one thing and one thing only). With the SR-1a headphones, it seems any amplifier pai
  4. Bump. I'm curious as there are three products out now (EtherREGEN, Iso REGEN, Unison USB) that could conceivably be used in conjunction with one another. Does any one, by itself, "solve" all or most problems?
  5. Until I can try something more expensive (so, by definition, better, right?), I found the CAT8 Supra Ethernet cable to be better than whatever Ethernet cable I had laying around. And they make USB cables too. For "cheap", I'd recommend trying one of their products.
  6. Let us know what you find; if the StarTech Ethernet cable sounds better than the unmodified CAT8 Supra, because it doesn't matter how good the cable is if the two shields are tied together, but not as good as the correctly modified CAT8 Supra cable... It seems the only Ethernet cable that needs to not have the two shields tied together is the one going from one's modem/router to the B-side of the EtherREGEN.
  7. I think the "necessity" is because the quality of sound from streaming is less than the quality from one's CD player (which is less than the quality from one's turntable). While I'm sure no "studies" were done, there is a lot of room for improvement and John had a unique idea to "help" those of us who care about the "high end". There are several ways to improve sound quality when streaming, but even on the best systems the quality falls short of that when using the other methods of playback. I know John will explain "all" in his white paper, although it is doubtful my Civil Engineering back
  8. That's good info; too bad I just purchased two more CAT8 Supra Ethernet cables. Would it suffice if I (get my friend to) only "modify" one of the cables? And if so, which one, and on either end?? The first Ethernet cable is probably fine as it is, it connects the modem to the router. The second goes from my router to my switch/EtherREGEN. The third goes from my switch/B-Side of EtherREGEN to my streamer. Somewhere I read that "short" Ethernet cables should be no shorter than one meter in length. It has been reasonably easy for me to follow this "rule"; but did I d
  9. I was in your situation two years ago - it was difficult then and difficult now for people to wrap their heads around, "I want to purchase a streamer, but won't be using any kind of laptop/desktop computer to (mess up the sound) control it!" You are on a budget and there are a few nits that can be picked with both the Node 2i and the Peachtree decco125 SKY, and I'll list them. However, at their price points one has to be realistic. Or even, thrilled that there is any way at all to do any streaming in your living room, by simply adding just one box to your system. (I don't thin
  10. With order #8915, I assume if somehow I made it from the first few of the second batch to the (absolute) last one of the first batch, I'd already know about it? A good exercise in patience for me! I've obviously yet to hear the EtherREGEN (or read about it, been busy), but thanks for sticking with the project. I'm sure the EtherREGEN will give us people who depend on streaming a way to enjoy more of the music.
  11. The OP listens mostly to Jazz, but maybe doesn't prohibit other suggestions? I never paid too much attention to Allison Kraus until I saw her on CMT Crossroads with Robert Plant; it is one of the better shows I've ever seen on television (the same can be said for five or six of CMT's other pairings). Maybe I don't get out enough, but her solo rendition of When the Levee Breaks and the duet of Black Dog is the best example of how understatement can be spectacular that I've ever heard. Too bad neither are on the Raising Sand CD. I only listen to Allison Kraus "some", but in my book she
  12. Thank you for your thoughtful reply. Yes, this is a bit off-topic; however, no one will be utilizing an EtherREGEN if they haven't first installed a modem and router! For the time being, until I spring for a Power Re-generator (which may never happen), I am plugging my CD transport, streamer/DAC, and headphone amplifier (and eventually modem and router and EtherREGEN) into an IsoTek Sirius EVO3 Power Conditioner (this model comes in the form of a power strip, with six outlets); it receives its power via an IEC plug on one end. The power conditioner is serviced by a 12 gauge Silve
  13. So, everything else in my dedicated Streaming system matters, quality of Streamer/DAC, Headphone Amp, Headphones... As well as "better" analog and digital interconnects, power cords, lack of wall warts (usually), power conditioners, vibration isolation, etc... I've been hearing this for two years now (and now it is time to replace my cheap all-in-one Comcast supplied modem/router); any Modem and any Router will work as well as any other, for high-end audio, as long as each passes a signal. [It is agreed, having a router separate from one's modem seems to be better, but apparently
  14. Every time I ask about modems and routers I get the same answer: Anything over the Ethernet is perfect, which modem and/or router, and/or combo unit I purchase won't (CAN'T) affect the sound quality coming out of my ($5000) streamer/DAC. (And, an LPS for my modem and router shouldn't have any effect on sound quality either...) And I guess Alex's thoughts about the Cisco switch he has been recommending, until the EtherREGEN is released, is just, what?, idiocy also? People who visit here care so I'll be glad to hear about your experiences. I just changed internet providers (fiber
  15. John, you are very kind to reply. And I understand everything you said. My desire (perhaps misguided) is to not have the wireless router - a device not designed at all with the audiophile in mind - in the signal chain between TIDAL and my Streamer. As one who has been involved with high-end two-channel systems for many years (but knows little about networking), my goal was/is to simplify whatever is at the front end of the signal chain. I look at the modem/router as being like a Turntable and cartridge. If I add wireless capability to the modem I'm just introducing one more pi
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