Originally Posted by grandenigma1
Care to explain what you are getting at?
I said, if it were any indication. I have not heard the raptor nor did I claim to have. I was simply saying that I did not like some other of rays products while I have enjoyed various Singlepowers greatly. There is nothing wrong with my comments. I was simply stateing that I love my Singlepower as well as the other ones I have heard and would highly recommend them.
I try not to get into this discussion because I know it gets heated. But sinced you stated your opinion on the HR-2, I feel the need to express mine.
I am currently in the market for an amp for my HD650 to "upgrade" my HR-2 in this chain: Meridian G08=>HR-2=>HD650. I don't really have a set budget cause I just unloaded about $10K worth of electrostatic headphone rig.
I have auditioned amps costing $900 and upwards of $5K, yes including an SDS-XLR. So far, let us just say I am still making up my mind and waiting to hear the Headroom Balanced Max. Even at this level, none of the amps actually WOW me the same way the HE90 "Orpheus" did -- so amps for the most part, in my current experience, are overrated
and need to be compared side by side before making the wallet hurt.
The HR-2 is more than capable of letting the Meridian G08 sound get through. I have used the HR-2 to audition Burmesters, top line Musical Fidelity's, etc. and the HR-2 just gets out of the way lets me hear the player. The HR-2 is not the last word in amplification, but it is dead quiet, does not get hot, and does not occupy a lot of space in my rack. The more I think this through, the more I realize I don't need a Raptor or SDS-XLR or whatever -- the HR-2 is good enough and I am better off getting a Wadia CD player or another headphone instead!