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MAC -SteveH
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Reply #15 - 06/27/06 at 10:41:30
 
I just got a pair of AKG K-701's and I'm flipping over them. I can't wait til I get my CSP2!
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boead
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Reply #16 - 06/27/06 at 21:38:34
 
[quote author=MAC -SteveH  link=1150766063/15#15 date=1151401290]I just got a pair of AKG K-701's and I'm flipping over them. I can't wait til I get my CSP2! [/quote]

I heard these that Arnold posted about.

http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=185714

The 701's are fabulous.
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Rocket_Ronny
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Reply #17 - 06/29/06 at 03:01:46
 
"Fabulous" you say eh?

Well, thems there mighty powerful, rooten, tooten, shooten words.

Let's see: Google search- AKG 701 review and AKG 701 sale.

Rocket_hound dog_Ronny
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boead
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Reply #18 - 06/29/06 at 13:20:59
 
Rocket_Man_Ronny, I hope fabulous wasnt to strong of a word but I do LOVE that word. I say fabulous because in the sub $500 price range for Headphones I have always found the Sennheiser 580/600/650s to be the most enjoyable models. However, the AKG 501 just have a great sound stage, so NOT the in your head sound and coupled with a great headphone amp it makes for an amazing headphone without spending $1000 or more on electrostats. Unfortunately they just have NO bass and it kills me because I just cant listen to them.

The 701s have a very similar euphoric soundstage and they have bass!
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Rocket_Ronny
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Reply #19 - 06/29/06 at 14:26:07
 
Thanks for that Boed.

So what's the main difference between the Sens 580 and the 701s?

I have a couple of pairs of the 580s.

Rocket_still rooten and a tooten_Ronny
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Giorgino
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Reply #20 - 06/29/06 at 23:34:58
 
Slightly OT - Anyone with thoughts on the Stax SRS-2050 II?
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Grant Robinson
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Reply #21 - 07/19/06 at 03:28:08
 
Slightly BOT (Back on topik)

I picked up the CSP2 prototype from audiogon and plugged in the unit this evening.  Well built and a very nice layout for the new format.  The unit at first impression adds some sparkle to the top end and more weight to lower notes.  This was tested with a Taboo and Dec685 but with a Zbox out of the chain.  I believe it's a keeper...  

Cheers
Grant
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Yoda
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Reply #22 - 07/20/06 at 22:52:08
 
Grant, looking forward to more impressions as you have time to record them...

Matt
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MAC -SteveH
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Reply #23 - 07/21/06 at 00:02:06
 
My Official NEW CSP2 is on its way!! I should have it by Monday.

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I will keep you guys posted
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9anda1f
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Reply #24 - 08/08/06 at 01:44:32
 
IT'S HERE!  My new CSP2 just arrived!  It's cool...but warming up nicely!

First, very first impression:  Did the sequenced warm-up/plug-in procedure...all is well.  Pre-amp that was removed from set-up was the Audcom AP-110.  Everything plugged in, but disc not engaged, ran volume control from 0 to "10"...ABSOLUTELY NO NOISE AT ALL.  It took away the slight, but noticeable hum that's always been there.  WOW!  Here we go!   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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Rap
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Reply #25 - 09/21/06 at 20:53:17
 
Im drownig here, and you guys just keep on describing the water Angry
I guess begrudged congratulations are in order.. I know those grapes are well and truely sour. But when I muster the cash for one (oh and the presence of mind to order one) Ill have the last laugh, in knowing that mine would be some how superior. Roll Eyes Tongue

The green eyed gobblin, Rap Sad

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