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The First Watt M2, by Nelson Pass, is a 25wpc power amplifier that uses an autoformer instead of "static" transformers (Aurix) for magnetic gain, but is otherwise somewhat similar to the Metrum Acoustics Aurix - certainly so in terms of design philosophy.    For more on the benefits of zero-feedback minimalist designs, check out the M2 owner's manual, written by Mr. Pass:   http://www.firstwatt.com/pdf/prod_m2_man.pdf   And don't miss out on the words of (our very...
^ Yes!  
The zero-feedback design of the Aurix that works particularly well with the very revealing HD800 - which readily detects a brittle edginess in the treble of the Oppo HA-1 amp section, for example, a low-energy hash near the noise floor created as an artifact of using lots of negative feedback to eliminate the distortion introduced with multiple gain stages.   This Nelson Pass article explains the benefits of zero-feedback amps:...
Resurrecting this old thread...   Thanks this post Skylab made four months ago...   http://www.head-fi.org/t/529140/show-us-your-head-fi-station-at-its-current-state-no-old-pictures-please/20550#post_12227889   ...  I set an alert via camelcamelcamel.com for a sub-$220 price at Amazon and got the notification only this past Thursday.     I jumped on it, with free one-day shipping, and have been listening to the DT880 600, with stock velour pads, ever since.   As...
Beyerdynamic DT880 600-Ohm    $219.99   http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-880-Premium-600-Headphones/dp/B0024NK35S     I've been waiting a long time for a price under $220.  Snapped it up.   http://camelcamelcamel.com/Beyerdynamic-880-Premium-600-Headphones/product/B0024NK35S
For the sake of newcomers to this thread, I would like to (again) quote your reply to a comment on your review of the HA-2:  Note:  I only just now learned that Darko's article has been corrected.  Yay! Mike
Huh?   http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/05/get-more-from-your-oppo-pm-3-headphones-with-a-balanced-cable/
I want that couch!  
This is perhaps the wrong thread in which to post this, but hey - it's my thread!     And I think everyone will enjoy this analysis of how Steely Dan works...     Deacon Blues from Steely Dan's album Aja:   tidal.com/track/35665489   Stolen Moments from Oliver Nelson's album The Blues and the Abstract Truth:   tidal.com/track/1151180   Moanin' from Art Blakey's album Moanin' (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition):   tidal.com/track/1380976   If this last track rings...
[[SPOILER]]    I've been away from Head-Fi for a couple of weeks and am only now seeing your recent posts - but I'm confused, too. Please tell me if this accurately describes your current chain (and, if not, please try testing this chain): iPhone 6s > CCK > Cardas USB cable (four-wire) > Uptone Audio USB Regen > Elijah Konvertible Lite 160 (leaving the red +5V wire connected, initially) > Metrum Hex USB input In my experience, to avoid seeing the error you are seeing on...
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