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The British made Graham Slee Solo ULDE amp is simply stunning with my Senn 650s. A solid state amp that sounds absolutely like tubes but with the benefits of solid state. There is a US loan programme. For a slice of high end heaven look no further and check it out.Now.
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Lots of people are liking Crack with their HD650s, but what DACs are ya'll using? Anyone waiting for the Bottlehead DAC?
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Is there supposed to be a Bottlehead DAC coming soon?

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Is there supposed to be a Bottlehead DAC coming soon?
They're testing a prototype at the moment. Not sure of any ETA.
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They're testing a prototype at the moment. Not sure of any ETA.


Thank you for that info! That is interesting news! Does anyone happen to have a pic of what the prototype looks like or any prototype details about it?

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Thank you for that info! That is interesting news! Does anyone happen to have a pic of what the prototype looks like or any prototype details about it?
http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,4086.0.html
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Very interesting!

 

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Lots of people are liking Crack with their HD650s, but what DACs are ya'll using? Anyone waiting for the Bottlehead DAC?

Man I'd love to see a DIY DAC from Bottlehead!

I really enjoy my Music Streamer II+ on the Crack/Speedball combo a lot. Completely black background and super detail. I actually heard the combo at a meet and quickly purchased my own. I've also read that the Schiit DACs are also a good match with the Crack. A lot of HD 650 owners like that Schiit.
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In for sale forum look for Wireworld cable

I had a pair of WW silver eclipse 6 RCA ...it's superb,
But the cabledyne silver RCA is clearly superior in clarity n depth (on my setup..)
made my WW redundant n I sold it off tongue.gif
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I used Luna 6 to connect Bifrost Uber with WA7, Lyr, Crack and S.E.X. but since I no longer need long cable I decided to buy short cable and after trial of 4 different cables I got Cardas Microtwin to connect DacMagic Plus and S.E.X. and it sounds great with clear smooth and detailed highs driving HD800 connected to speakers taps using Moon Audio Blue Dragon cable modified by Moon Audio from the one I used with HD650 and had difficulty selling

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Thank you very much for the link junkers  :D

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Is there a favorite amp among 650 owner's that you don't have to build yourself?

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Is there a favorite amp among 650 owner's that you don't have to build yourself?


It depends on your budget. Of course the Bottlehead Crack is a favorite among a lot of HD650 owners, but of course you do have to build it. But also, you may be able to find one in the Head-fi classifieds that is already built or ask Bottlehead to build it for you (for an extra fee). I am really liking the Schiit Vali with the HD650's, it pairs well with them for me, however it depends if you like tubes or solid state. Other options are the Schiit Valhalla, Asgard 2, Magni, or Schiit Lyr.  Yes i only named 2 brands the Crack and Schitt, but those seem to be the most popular amongst HD650 owners.

 

It really comes down to your budget, whether or not you want tube or solid state and the sound signature you are looking for.


Edited by TheGame - 12/7/13 at 9:52am
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It depends on your budget. Of course the Bottlehead Crack is a favorite among a lot of HD650 owners, but of course you do have to build it. But also, you may be able to find one in the Head-fi classifieds that is already built or ask Bottlehead to build it for you (for an extra fee). I am really liking the Schiit Vali with the HD650's, it pairs well with them for me, however it depends if you like tubes or solid state. Other options are the Schiit Valhalla, Asgard 2, Magni, or Schiit Lyr.  Yes i only named 2 brands the Crack and Schitt, but those seem to be the most popular amongst HD650 owners.

 

It really comes down to your budget, whether or not you want tube or solid state and the sound signature you are looking for.

 

I'm surprised I've seen the Magni recommended so often w/ the 650's given its $100 price tag.  


Edited by Gfresh404 - 12/7/13 at 10:00am
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Well the Magni is a great sounding amp, especially for it's price, and it does pair well with the HD650's. The HD650's are considered to be a "darker" sounding headphone with coloration, while the Magni is a bright amp. Pairing them together makes good sense. For me though, I prefer a darker sound and I like the warmth of tubes thus I like the Vali with the HD650's, and the $119 price tag for the Vali can't be beat for it's quality.

 

If you're in the $100 -$150 Range I suggest Magni for a brighter solid state amp, or the Vali for a warmer tube amp. If you have a higher budget then of course you'll have more options, but for the price of either one of those two amps mentioned, they are very good quality sounding amps with the HD650.


Edited by TheGame - 12/7/13 at 10:40am
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