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see my sig...
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darkvoice 332
post #108 of 212
Well, I guess I'm not using an amp at all with them...they are balanced cabled and I'm listening to them right off the back of my Wadia 830. Digital volume control is cool.
post #109 of 212
DIY,,,?
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Darkvoice 332
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Mostly my Gilmore Lite and sometimes my Zero.
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Darkvoice 332

Some said this couple is a match made in heaven, but after using it for a while, I'm thinking about getting an upgrade, or finding a way to add the balance output to the amp .
post #113 of 212
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I was set on an M3, but my recent purchase as made me want a slightly more analytical adn bright amp to make up for the high end roll off. I wsa told the PPA was slightly better suited, what do you guys think? Only stipulations are that it must be DIY and I must be able to build a pre-amp around it.
Of the home amps I own, the most synergystic tube amp is the Earmax Anniversary with 2 Amperex PQ 7308 Holland and 1 Bugle Boy 12AT7. Solid state is the Benchmark DAC1 (non USB version). Portable amp is the Pico w/DAC:.
post #114 of 212

Ya Got's ta Have...

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Darkvoice 332

Some said this couple is a match made in heaven, but after using it for a while, I'm thinking about getting an upgrade, or finding a way to add the balance output to the amp .
"Ya gots ta have"... the whole set up... the de-foaming mods, the silver ICs, the silver cables (RAL's the best), as well as the right source (e.g. M24, Cal Audio, etc.), and right amp (e.g. DV332, etc). I can assure you with all of that the DV332 with the right tubes, and all of the above... transforms the HD650s to a much brighter, faster, clearer, more detailed set of phones.

But... even then... they're still a "wee bit darker" than the HD580/600s, or RS-1s, or AD2000s. If you've got to have that type of clarity from the HD650s... you're going to have to spend a lot... a lot... more money. Personally, I'd rather just "move on" to another set of phones to get there - a la those I've noted, or perhaps, the SR225s, modded Denons, or JVCs, or whatever. Though... I really think... that set up with the HD580/600s is "about as good as it gets."
post #115 of 212
Another Graham Slee Solo user here. (the "green" version).
post #116 of 212
Creative X-Fi Platinum (Bit-Matched playback) -> Beresford TC-7510 MKVI DAC -> Darkvoice THA336i (6AS7 and 6080 tubes) -> Senneheiser HD650
post #117 of 212
Balanced Millett Maxx - though I seem to be the only one that really enjoys it... :-)

That said, the m³ and the various Wheatfields are also just outstanding.
post #118 of 212
I use the Little-Dot MKIVse, no silver, no tweaks, just great tubes and it is a wonderful match with the HD-650s.
post #119 of 212
Ibasso D1. Been thinking about joining the Little Dot familiy. Specifically LD MKIII. What enhancements/differences can i expect? I'll still be using my D1 as my DAC.
post #120 of 212
Headroom Micro Ultra Stack. It's a very effortless sound. If you have ever heard monstrous power behind a set of speakers, it's that sound quality that makes them seem like they could go on forever. That's what I get with the HD650's connected, it seems like they could go on forever. No other way to describe it.
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