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post #61 of 212

This is from the OP

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Originally Posted by Whitebread
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.
Just so you guys know
post #62 of 212
I just got a used LaRocco PPA (uses LaRocco Diamond Buffers) with 627 op-amps powered by an Elpac wallwart. I had been using the headphone output of my old Marantz 1060 and been generally pleased, but when comparing it to the PPA it seems just a bit muffled

Radu
post #63 of 212
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Originally Posted by Teerawit
Just so you guys know
The thread seems to have deviated...
post #64 of 212
it's in the sig:
corda ha-2 mk-II se
post #65 of 212
I'm currently using a Hornet to drive my HD650. The Hornet drives my HD650 very well. It brings the performers closer to me by reducing the soundstage a little bit. I'd love to have a proper amp like the Headroom Desktop Amp, Headamp GS-1, Singlepower PPX SLAM or a RSA Raptor. Unfortunately, my current circumstances don't allow for a proper desktop/home amp. Perhaps when I go to university...
post #66 of 212
HeadRoom Micro-desktop module: really pretty good with 650

HeadRoom Home with Max DAC and stepped attenuator- great with 650 (currently in transit for new max module upgrade).

Headphone outs on Benchmark DAC1: Really very good with 650. The 650 can handle neutrality and/or analytical quite well.

RSA Raptor: Great with stock tubes. With a Mullard tube, the Raptor is a little too syrupy for Classical music. I actually prefer the AKG701. Of course, being able to tube roll is a plus and the Raptor is super with the 650 for Rock or Jazz.
post #67 of 212
Gilmore Lite for me..and it's keeping me pretty satisfied.

DYI or not, i dun give a damn.
post #68 of 212
Can I get the new definition of DIY? Anyone?
post #69 of 212
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Originally Posted by pabbi1
Can I get the new definition of DIY? Anyone?
I think the new definition is "DId not read the original post"-Y.
post #70 of 212
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Originally Posted by pabbi1
Can I get the new definition of DIY? Anyone?
I could be wrong but is it Do It Yourself?
post #71 of 212
I've used a lot of different amps with my 650/equinox, but my long term favorites continue to be the PPA with diamond buffers, and the Ear+HD.

Which between those two depends on what I'm listening to. Some recordings just sound nice on one than the other, but both amps perform vary well with the 650s.
post #72 of 212
Amity HPA6S .. headphone still burning in...
post #73 of 212
Meanwhile, the HPA6S does very well with the 650, as well as it does with the K701 and the DT 880 / 2003.

If you want to read more about our Leipzig mini-meet on Feb. 17th and see some pictures, click here. (in German)

http://www.hifi-forum.de/index.php?a...10&thread=7194
post #74 of 212
PS Audio GCHA. Makes HD650 sexytime
post #75 of 212
Musical Fidelity x-can v3. I might get Corda Opera one day.
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