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ZeosPantera
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Dec 6, 2018
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I finished the review of this and gave it to my patrons yesterday. I will not be releasing the review until this comes back in stock because 10,000 people foaming at the mouth for X weeks is not a pretty picture. MY REVIEW IS LIVE... https://youtu.be/zQWrHZ9a1FY MY LINK TO THE 789 https://goo.gl/kXx8Nw #lifealteringamptech
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Dec 6, 2018
verifonix
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Dec 6, 2018
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Too late Zeos! Too late :D
Dec 6, 2018
Adam
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Dec 6, 2018
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Jokes on you! I already bought it!
Dec 6, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Dec 7, 2018
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Thanks, Zeos. Will only be about 1-2 weeks from now. ;)
Dec 7, 2018
ZeosPantera
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Dec 8, 2018
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My body is ready. See everyone in a week or two.
Dec 8, 2018
Mark_M
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Dec 9, 2018
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Can't wait for your review of the THX AAA 789. I'm debating if I should buy this to "upgrade" from the Aune X7S which I have paired with the MD Grace SDAC. I'm powering HD6XX and 58X but looking for a good close back such as one of the Fostex here on MD.
Dec 9, 2018
pslayer1
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Dec 10, 2018
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The review is live on his Patreon page. If I remember correctly, he mentions his X7S in comparison in the review, too.
Dec 10, 2018
Mark_M
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Dec 10, 2018
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I don't use Patreon nor do I care to. I'll just wait until it's posted on YouTube. I don't need an account to watch YT videos.
Dec 10, 2018
BearshapedmaninTX
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Dec 12, 2018
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It is a Christmas miracle... now can you bring back the record industry?
Dec 12, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Dec 12, 2018
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If we work on turntables...is that a way to actually bring back the record industry?
Dec 12, 2018
headphonenerd
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Dec 13, 2018
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Please Santa let this amp drop again soon 🙏 I've been good...
Dec 13, 2018
Darling248
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Dec 13, 2018
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How many request does it need to have for it to drop?
Dec 13, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Dec 13, 2018
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We have some additional inventory that should arrive by the end of the week and then be in store within about a week. Holiday time gets crazy at our center but I am flagging this one as in demand!
Dec 13, 2018
JonnyModena
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Dec 14, 2018
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Excellent news. I missed the drop because of the holiday and having to buy gifts for all of the little ones in our family. Would like to see this drop in January after I've recovered from this and last month's spending.
Dec 14, 2018
Suopermanni
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Dec 15, 2018
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I hope this drop happens soonish, I just sold my Bryston BHA-1 to fund this purchase! From the measurements at least, it does perform better than the Bryston. I just wonder if it will sound as good. It should have a similar sound at the very least.
Dec 15, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Dec 15, 2018
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Been following closely and should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. Will need to be checked in amongst the holiday traffic and then it's off to the races. Should be available before Xmas.
Dec 15, 2018
Suopermanni
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Dec 15, 2018
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Thanks for the update!
Dec 15, 2018
Crooksx
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Dec 16, 2018
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How many are you guys getting in?
Dec 16, 2018
Artismo
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Dec 17, 2018
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TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!
Dec 17, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Dec 20, 2018
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It's live now!
Dec 20, 2018
TTOF
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Dec 20, 2018
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I watched a movie. It was a variety of reviews. There is one point which is worrisome. What is the difference compared with m9xx?
Dec 20, 2018
Bradum
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Dec 20, 2018
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How many units did you guys get in?
Dec 20, 2018
Kevin
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Dec 21, 2018
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Not remotely enough. They'll be sold out soon.
Dec 21, 2018
Suopermanni
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Dec 21, 2018
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Well, if it performs as well as it does on paper, then no wonder it's almost sold out! It even beats my Bryston BHA-1 if the measurements are anything to go by that's like around the 2000USD mark!
Dec 21, 2018
Artismo
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Dec 21, 2018
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My wallet is crying and about ¥40,000 yen lighter, but my ears are dying in anticipation.
Dec 21, 2018
verifonix
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Dec 21, 2018
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Have fun! :D
Dec 21, 2018
Pahani
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Dec 22, 2018
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Zeos pried open my wallet again :p I'll be trading out my Schiit Jotunheim for this when it arrives.
Dec 22, 2018
A community member
Dec 23, 2018
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Thanks Zeos. None left
Dec 23, 2018
Artismo
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Jan 1, 2019
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In Japan, we go to the shrine on New Year’s Eve and count down to midnight. I stayed all night with family and waited for the first sunrise of the new year - and what a great sunrise it was. We stayed few hours more and started to walk back. I caught the postman ringing my doorbell and gave a little sprint. Lo and behold, it was my 789. Definitely a great start! Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2019
Mark_M
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Jan 1, 2019
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Share with us your impressions please.
Jan 1, 2019
Artismo
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Jan 1, 2019
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In dying to know too! My SMSL SU-8 just popped in from China. I will pick it up from the post office so I get it tonight instead of tomorrow. I’m using Deezer Lossless and will run balanced all around. I’ll have some impressions in about 8 hours if all goes well.
Jan 1, 2019
Artismo
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Jan 2, 2019
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Initial impressions (disclaimer-I have yet to give it a full run-down, nor is my rig configured optimally yet): Equipment- DAC SMSL SU-8, RCA out (balanced yet to be tested), Audioquest Evergreen, Focal Elex 4-pin XLR, Blue Ella single-ended Audio- my personal mix of Tech and Progressive Trance from good ol’ vinyl (Blank and Jones, 4 Strings, Dyloot, etc.), recorded FLAC The 789 is a buttoned-down unit. Beautiful and at home on a desk or in the studio- it’s that good. It stacks beautifully with my CTH. Definitely end-game material. Gobs of power to drive my Elex (104db, 80 ohm) and harder to drive Blue Ella planars (94db, 50 ohm). The sensitivity knob clicks firmly, the buttons press and depress confidently, and the volume knob is smooth and sturdy- no audible scratchiness to it at all compared to my CTH. Coming from an O2, which is also by no means anemic, the build, feel, and power is simply THERE. Massdrop and THX hit the nail on the head. Sound wise, crosstalk is inaudible - channel separation is superb. One way I check is to remove a left or right input cable and listen to the opposite headphone cup, or both, to check for bleed. None. No sound even when the volume knob is turned all the way down. None. The song Desire, by Blank and Jones, has a synth vocal (bom-bom) that bounces from left to right, and it pans and decays just right with the Elex. Because I used vinyl in my mix, with the 789, I could pick up the slight scratchiness of the record. I switched to the digital version of Desire to check and the resolution increased as expected. No scratchiness and punchy, deep bass and the cymbals crash with accurate authority. In hindsight, I should have cleaned my records and needles before I recorded the mix, but I also love that genuine analog sound. While it is technically a recording blemish, it does pay homage to a dying art in an industry dominated by CDJs, USB interfaces, and Serato. Frankly, with the right source, or the wrong source (given you have resolving headphones) the 789 let’s you hear everything - as it should. I took it for a spin on Ableton Live 10 to check a song I was producing using my old rig. It’s very detailed and revealing, black when it needs to be, and I trust it when I need to spot-check instrument volume levels, proper attack, decay, etc. It’s a formidable workhorse. Clean, clinical, and analytical. If I want something more sachrine and colored, I’d pick up my Blue Sadies and plug them into my CTH. If you missed it last drop, hang in there and hope it drops again or hunt Ebay/search the FS threads of your favorite audio forum - because at just shy of $350, this black box was worth every penny.
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Jan 2, 2019
nick_t
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Nov 9, 2019
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Have you heard the Benchmark HPA-4 THX AAA 888 and the smsl sp200 THX AAA 888 ? $3000 vs $280 THX amp. Are there any audible difference with the THX 789 ?
Nov 9, 2019
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