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Damn sexy :D

post #422 of 540

What's the ETA on the new GS-X?

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What's the ETA on the new GS-X?

 

I dropped off the enclosure parts that are being powdercoated yesterday.  i was given an ETA on that of 3-4 weeks.  so there's part of it.

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post #424 of 540

The circuit boards and custom heatsinks for the new modules both arrived today.  After seeing it, maybe I will call it "Black Dynalo".  Now to get some assembled

 

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post #425 of 540

Is this GS-X still using JFET and Bi-Polar Transistors or did something change?

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After seeing it, maybe I will call it "Black Dynalo".

 

If not for copyright issues, Black Dynamite would be a great name :D

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I will call it "Black Dynalo".  

 

 

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If not for copyright issues, Black Dynamite would be a great name :D

 

 

I agree no more Dynalos  - how about "Black Magic" 

post #428 of 540

Uh oh.  Now the main PCB needs to be black!

post #429 of 540

Nah if you watch 'What Not to Wear'... black goes with everything :D  Ya I went there :p

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Uh oh.  Now the main PCB needs to be black!

 

i don't really like black circuit boards, all the pretty parts just disappear into it.  Red is associated with cheap because of how much it's used overseas.  Yellow/orange looks like a 1995 motherboard.  Green and blue I think are the best, but decided to try black on these modules so they stand out separate from the main board.  I see there is also purple soldermask which could look cool.  I once thought white was a good idea but it just looks like a piece of paper with parts stuck in it.

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I just sold my silver GS-X - something that I thought I'd never do, especially considering the 3 years I waited for it, but I guess it ended up not being as rare & unique as I thought it would be. Fully plan on acquiring another when the new GS-X & modules are available, so I can get maximum power output.

 

Since the last time I wrote anything about the GS-X was years ago (5 to be precise), I thought I'd add an update to my experience with it. Definitely the most "transparent" amp I've ever heard - allowing the source component's sound to go directly to the headphones without adding any sonic coloration. And probably the most versatile solid-state amp that's ever been made - able to drive everything from IEMs to orthos like the Audeze LCD-3. I got to hear all kinds of headphones on my GS-X, all the way up to the Qualia 010, HP1000, LCD-3, HD800, etc. And it did a great job with all of them. My favorite combo was with the Qualia by far, which gave amazing treble, but the HD800 was pretty good too. I seriously can't think of a better multi-purpose dynamic amp than the GS-X, and with the new modules it'll be even better-armed! Looking forward to their release soon.

 

I completely lack a dynamic amp right now, which just feels wrong. tongue.gif My only amp now is the electrostatic BHSE.


Edited by Asr - 9/28/12 at 11:50pm
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I just sold my silver GS-X - something that I thought I'd never do, especially considering the 3 years I waited for it, but I guess it ended up not being as rare & unique as I thought it would be. Fully plan on acquiring another when the new GS-X & modules are available, so I can get maximum power output.

 

Since the last time I wrote anything about the GS-X was years ago (5 to be precise), I thought I'd add an update to my experience with it. Definitely the most "transparent" amp I've ever heard - allowing the source component's sound to go directly to the headphones without adding any sonic coloration. And probably the most versatile solid-state amp that's ever been made - able to drive everything from IEMs to orthos like the Audeze LCD-3. I got to hear all kinds of headphones on my GS-X, all the way up to the Qualia 010, HP1000, LCD-3, HD800, etc. And it did a great job with all of them. My favorite combo was with the Qualia by far, which gave amazing treble, but the HD800 was pretty good too. I seriously can't think of a better multi-purpose dynamic amp than the GS-X, and with the new modules it'll be even better-armed! Looking forward to their release soon.

 

I completely lack a dynamic amp right now, which just feels wrong. tongue.gif My only amp now is the electrostatic BHSE.

 

Couldn't agree more.

 

I wish there was an SE version of the new GS-X that was identical in SQ. I'd be all over it. Regret selling my GS-1 DACT.

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Couldn't agree more.

 

I wish there was an SE version of the new GS-X that was identical in SQ. I'd be all over it. Regret selling my GS-1 DACT.

 

 

There is going to be an SE output on it - correct?

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There is going to be an SE output on it - correct?

 

There has been 2 SE outputs since day 1. But you're only hearing 1/2 of the amp as its fully balanced front to back (the way a balanced amp should be wink.gif). 

post #435 of 540
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There has been 2 SE outputs since day 1. But you're only hearing 1/2 of the amp as its fully balanced front to back (the way a balanced amp should be wink.gif). 

 

 

But you'll be getting / hearing the same output in the SE version as well.

 

The SE outputs the same on the GS-1 as it does on the GS-X - correct?

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