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This sounds good to me. I can bring AKG K701, Beyer DT 880 Pro, Denon D5000 (markl), Denon D1001, Grado SR225i, Ming Da MC84-C07 amp, Audio-gd C2C amp and PS Audio DL III DAC. I'll also have a Macbook with Pure Music running on it.   BTW, Sid-fi I'd love a chance to hear the Nuforce HDP, hope you can convince the wife before then. 
The arm on the P3 is set for Rega Cartridges, an OM-20 is taller than a Rega so yes you should raise the arm. The purple cart, if it's kinda tapered looking is probably a Rega Elys. Compare the height on that cart to your OM-20 and you'll see the difference.
Yep Phoenix sucks. Best place is Guitar Center and that's not saying much. I did get my DT 880 Pros there but that's about the best they stock. I was in Portland a few weeks ago and made a special trip to 32 ohm audio, awesome store! Made the situation here all the more depressing. On a whim I picked up a pair of Denon AH-D1001 as portables while I was there.
Getting a denon d5000 tomorrow. Was going to wait and get d7000 but decided to get the 5000 now and then shoot for the LCD2 as my first highend pair In another 6 months or so.
I had the k701s for almost 2 years before I finally got into them after hitting on a good combo of tubes in my amp. Prior to that I found them completely uninvolving and a major disappointment after I had so carefully researched them before buying. The amp is so critical with these things, but when you get it right they really sing.
Either dt880 600ohm, senn hd650 or maybe dt990 600ohm. Would also love a denon d7000.
The 880 pros I have are 250 ohm and they are a semi open phone so they do leak sound. Not as bad as something like a k701 but definitely not closed either. They're pretty solid feeling to me and quite comfortable. I've never heard the other 880s but I've always been perplexed when reading descriptions of the other versions as they don't match what I hear from the pros. The pros sound kinda dark to me with a rolled off treble which seems to be the opposite of how 880s are...
I have the Ming-da + K701 and am listening to the new production JJ EL84s right now. Those combined with a pair of EI 12ax7s have gotten the best sound I've heard so far out of this little amp. I've had the K701 for almost 2 years and never really cared that much for them until hitting on this combo now I can't get them off my head. I haven't tried any NOS EL84s yet and just got the JJs because they were available locally but I'm more than pleasantly surprised how good...
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