EXO-036 Ni vs BH-5 Ni

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Offline RPMac

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on: February 16, 2013, 04:38:36 AM
Would this be worthwhile change?
Do I understand correctly that the BH-5 is essentially a TFA-2004 Jr.?

Offline Paul Joppa

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Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 05:49:47 AM
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2) The BH-5 has the same coil design as the TFA-2004Jr, but different construction and materials. I haven't done a careful listening comparison, but based on what I know of the details, I expect the BH-5 to sound a hair better, even though it will likely take a bit longer to burn in.

1) Hard to say what constitutes "worthwhile"! I have always liked the -2004 sound, and the larger core is more important in the all-nickel construction - it's the choice I'd make. Whether the differences are audible, and match your desires, and are large enough to be worth the cost and effort, is not an easy question.

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