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post #91 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
I will find out for you Haps; just not tonight.
Question -> how portable do you think this amplifer is? I always used to drag my V2 back and forth to work and use it with my Etys. This sounds like it might match up even better with the Etys. (I always thought the V2 was a lovely match with the Etys, but the Etys could always use a bit more on the bottom end). The V2 was always a nice little carry since it was evenly balanced and about the size of a book. It was very comfortable to carry in one hand. How do you think this one would work out for carrying purposes? Is the weight evenly distributed throughout the case or does it list to one side?
post #92 of 540
Couple more questions after having taken a look at the web page Earl. I notice the headphone jacks are inset into the front of the case. Do you think this would make it difficult to use with a large ended plug like the Hp-1s? Do you happen to know what the gains are set for on the gain switch?
post #93 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
Question -> how portable do you think this amplifer is? I always used to drag my V2 back and forth to work and use it with my Etys. This sounds like it might match up even better with the Etys. (I always thought the V2 was a lovely match with the Etys, but the Etys could always use a bit more on the bottom end). The V2 was always a nice little carry since it was evenly balanced and about the size of a book. It was very comfortable to carry in one hand. How do you think this one would work out for carrying purposes? Is the weight evenly distributed throughout the case or does it list to one side?
The GS-1 is quite a bit bigger and definitely heavier. You could carry it with one hand with if your in shape. It is pretty well balanced as far as weight distribution. Its managable.
post #94 of 540
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
Couple more questions after having taken a look at the web page Earl. I notice the headphone jacks are inset into the front of the case. Do you think this would make it difficult to use with a large ended plug like the Hp-1s? Do you happen to know what the gains are set for on the gain switch?
Nag nag nag...


The inset might cause trouble but I am not sure. I dont remember what the hp-1 plug looks like.The high gain is set at 7.5 and the low gain at 2.3 or thereabouts. I like the gain settings as they give you more volume control range. The only complaint I have is the power switch. With an upgraded power cord you cant get to the switch. The switch is right next to the IEC and the switch is small and recessed. I use a pencil to click it on.
post #95 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
Nag nag nag...
I have not yet begun to nag!!!! The nagging will commence ...... NOW -> Where are the pictures? I need something to scale the amp against. Tell your wife some things are more important than whether or not you posted a picture of her buck naked on the Internet or I will!!!!
post #96 of 540
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
I have not yet begun to nag!!!! The nagging will commence ...... NOW -> Where are the pictures? I need something to scale the amp against. Tell your wife some things are more important than whether or not you posted a picture of her buck naked on the Internet or I will!!!!
Yeah baby, freeporn!!!!

Earl>I do like the sound of the GS-1. If it has warmth then I really like that in an amp. But I thought Gilmore's were often regarded as fast and punchy amps but with a touch of brightness, correct me if I am wrong.
post #97 of 540
You can see a couple of GS-1 cameos in the MD/VA/DC Impressions thread

2nd picture in this post
http://www5.head-fi.org/forums/showt...17#post1326317


3rd picture in this post
http://www5.head-fi.org/forums/showt...4&page=3&pp=20
post #98 of 540
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
I have not yet begun to nag!!!! The nagging will commence ...... NOW -> Where are the pictures? I need something to scale the amp against. Tell your wife some things are more important than whether or not you posted a picture of her buck naked on the Internet or I will!!!!

I didnt post it on the internet. It was for private use; possibly blackmail. As I told you guys I am on camera probation. I would say the amp is about 1.5x the width of the v2, a little deeper and the face plate is about the same height.
post #99 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
I didnt post it on the internet.
That doesn't mean I'm not going tell her you did! Photos Now!!!!
post #100 of 540
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Originally Posted by some1x
You can see a couple of GS-1 cameos in the MD/VA/DC Impressions thread
Thanks for the link!
post #101 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
That doesn't mean I'm not going tell her you did! Photos Now!!!!

Where did she hide that camera.......
post #102 of 540
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Originally Posted by GoRedwings19
Yeah baby, freeporn!!!!

Earl>I do like the sound of the GS-1. If it has warmth then I really like that in an amp. But I thought Gilmore's were often regarded as fast and punchy amps but with a touch of brightness, correct me if I am wrong.
I can't comment on the GS-1s, but I think the reputation for brightness is a combination of two things.

1) Most low end sources tend to be bright and the Gilmore's won't hide that.

2) I always found that the stock caps had a bit of harshness that I think might have been interpreted as brightness by some. It wasn't terrible, but it was the reason that I personally have always preferred the HR-2 with Senns compared to the stock Gilmore's. Earl's comments about the upper end on the GS-1 sounds very much like the sound I get from my Black Gated versions of the SE and Reference. The upper end does remind me of that of tubes since it's doesn't have any of the edge you usually get with solid-state. It sort of rides a nice in between the solid-state and tube camps.

EDIT - The BlackGated versions of the V2 really do pair quite nicely with the Senns...
post #103 of 540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
I can't comment on the GS-1s, but I think the reputation for brightness is a combination of two things.

1) Most low end sources tend to be bright and the Gilmore's won't hide that.

2) I always found that the stock caps had a bit of harshness that I think might have been interpreted as brightness by some. It wasn't terrible, but it was the reason that I personally have always preferred the HR-2 with Senns compared to the stock Gilmore's. Earl's comments about the upper end on the GS-1 sounds very much like the sound I get from my Black Gated versions of the SE and Reference. The upper end does remind me of that of tubes since it's doesn't have any of the edge you usually get with solid-state. It sort of rides a nice in between the solid-state and tube camps.

EDIT - The BlackGated versions of the V2 really do pair quite nicely with the Senns...

I agree with comment 1. I agree with comment 2. Your description of the black gate sound IS like what I am hearing from the GS-1. The treble is very refined. I found my rca splitters I have been looking for, my missing 1.5m pair of mit's.... wheres that camera?
post #104 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
I like this amp a lot better than the HR-2. I prefer the GS-1's sound quality and the GS-1 has more features. The GS-1 is quite a bit less expensive too. This amp is a great value and right now its sounding exceptionally good as a preamp. I am already worried I wont be able to send it back.

I am interested to hear what and when did both amps differ, and how did you take the gs on top?
post #105 of 540
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Originally Posted by sacd lover
I need some Ohio guys to volunteer to come over and compare these two amps before everyone thinks I am crazy. This is the best sounding solid state amp I have ever heard.
I'd really like to hear it with the RS-1s. Of course, I'd hate to have a reason to sell my Gilmore.
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