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post #121 of 540
I love to know how it compares to a Dynahi. Anyone heard both??
post #122 of 540
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Originally Posted by jpr703
I love to know how it compares to a Dynahi. Anyone heard both??
the GS-1 along with a few dynahi amplifiers were at the meet in maryland last weekend so I assume there are at least a few people that heard both. I've asked for comparisons between the two in the meet impressions thread so hopefully someone responded to my request.
post #123 of 540
I listened to both at the meet and while I'm probably a little biased because I own a Dynahi I think it is a better amp than the GS-1. I used to own a v2-se and I do think the GS-1 is better than it was, I'd attribute that to the different and probably better power supply used. That being said the Dynahi is better than the GS-1. The Dynahi is stronger in the bass region and it's detail, speed and accuracy are a step above the GS-1.

I really like the idea of the GS-1, the modular approach is a great idea and I'm looking forward to see what modules Justin comes up with next.
post #124 of 540
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Originally Posted by tkam
I listened to both at the meet and while I'm probably a little biased because I own a Dynahi I think it is a better amp than the GS-1. I used to own a v2-se and I do think the GS-1 is better than it was, I'd attribute that to the different and probably better power supply used. That being said the Dynahi is better than the GS-1. The Dynahi is stronger in the bass region and it's detail, speed and accuracy are a step above the GS-1.

I really like the idea of the GS-1, the modular approach is a great idea and I'm looking forward to see what modules Justin comes up with next.

tkam, did you get to listen to the GS-1 for a shorter or a longer audition? I definitely like the GS-1 better than the v2-se like you. But I wondered about your comment the Dynahi is stronger in the bass. If the GS-1 had more bass, I think it would be to much; atleast for me. I also think the GS-1 is slower... but it is slower in a good way. The GS-1 holds on to the notes a little longer and seems to let the notes develope and decay a lot like my tube amps.
post #125 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
This is for gpalmer... the hp-1 jack will definitely fit.
Thanks Earl, sorry about the threats! That does sound like a nice little portable/luggable amp for me...
post #126 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
tkam, did you get to listen to the GS-1 for a shorter or a longer audition? I definitely like the GS-1 better than the v2-se like you. But I wondered about your comment the Dynahi is stronger in the bass. If the GS-1 had more bass, I think it would be to much; atleast for me. I also think the GS-1 is slower... but it is slower in a good way. The GS-1 holds on to the notes a little longer and seems to let the notes develope and decay a lot like my tube amps.
Admittedly it was not that long of an audition and obviously not under the best of conditions. Stronger might not have been the best choice of words, the Dynahi's bass goes deeper and is more precise.
post #127 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tkam
Admittedly it was not that long of an audition and obviously not under the best of conditions. Stronger might not have been the best choice of words, the Dynahi's bass goes deeper and is more precise.
Ok Thanks!
post #128 of 540
A bit off-topic but how do the GS-1 and Slam compare?
post #129 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tkam
A bit off-topic but how do the GS-1 and Slam compare?
I AM SURE I will end up doing a review on the GS-1 and I will be throwing in comparisons with several amps... Woo 3 /SLAM PPX3/ SLAM MPX3 etc... But I want to have more time with the GS-1 and the other amps before I start making any definitive conclusions. But I will tell you at this point the GS-1 is 99% sure to stay.
post #130 of 540
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Another long listening session last night after some experimentation with interconects and power cords..... the GS-1 is very receptive to such changes. Changing to a LAT AC-2 power cord resulted in a brighter and cleaner presentation. But even with the LAT AC-2 the GS-1 remains a warmer sounding amp. The LAT brought out a little more speed and gave the amp a slightly cleaner sound. I tried a few interconnects but the GS-1 is cearly best with the magnet wire interconects in my setup. I liked the LAT AC-2 but I still preferred the tonal balance of the signalcable cord. The point is the amp responds very well to fine tuning and passes along minute changes.
post #131 of 540
Thanks for the review -- I am very interested in hearing others' thoughts on this as well.

I'm looking to get a home amp to complement my SR71 that i have for the road -- was originally looking at Gilmore Lite and/or Dynahi but since GS-1 looks to basically be an "upgradable" dynalo, perhaps it is prudent to get the GS-1 now with stepped attenuator and then upgrade to dynahi later on via headamp modules?
post #132 of 540
I don't think it is possible to upgrade GS-1 with Dynahi modules. No room for heatsinks (unless Justin performs some kind of miracle ).

If you want Dynahi, skip the GS-1.
post #133 of 540
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Originally Posted by brianknewbie
Thanks for the review -- I am very interested in hearing others' thoughts on this as well.

I'm looking to get a home amp to complement my SR71 that i have for the road -- was originally looking at Gilmore Lite and/or Dynahi but since GS-1 looks to basically be an "upgradable" dynalo, perhaps it is prudent to get the GS-1 now with stepped attenuator and then upgrade to dynahi later on via headamp modules?

I dont know if the GS-1 is upgradeable to a dynahi. The case seems pretty small to hold the added circuitry and dissipate 15 watts of class A heat. I am not a big fan of stepped attenuators either. The steps are more transparent but I dont know if the gain in transparency is worth the aggravation of being unable to get the volume just right; which is very important to me. If this is to be an upgrade.... the GS-1 is worth the extra $$$ over the lite for sound quality alone IMO. But, I am also very pleased with the extra features of the GS-1 as well, because I will definitely use them. I cant comment on the dynahi as I have not heard the amp. But the GS-1 is the best solid state amp I have owned or used to this point. The dynahi seems like complete overkill for headphones but the reviews have been very positive. If a dynahi is your ultimate goal I would pay the extra and go for the dynahi to begin with. I do question if the dynahi would be better sounding than the GS-1 though. If the dynahi is better sounding it must be outstanding +.
post #134 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
If a dynahi is your ultimate goal I would pay the extra and go for the dynahi to begin with. I do question if the dynahi would be better sounding than the GS-1 though. If the dynahi is better sounding it must be outstanding +.
Send me the GS-1 and I will let you know.
post #135 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tyrion
Send me the GS-1 and I will let you know.
Send me the dynahi and I will let you know how it compares to the GS-1 and the tube amps too.
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