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post #15811 of 21308
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Originally Posted by yonitaun View Post
 

 

Thanks, Matt.

You recognize those PBJs?

 

 

 

 

Thank you.  

No, it's not the stock base. That's something I came up with.

 

Dang..:eek: And they look good too.:biggrin:

post #15812 of 21308
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Originally Posted by yonitaun View Post
 

 

Thanks, Matt.

You recognize those PBJs?

 

 

 

 

Thank you.  

No, it's not the stock base. That's something I came up with.

 

u guys noticed those wood planks at the back...slurpppppppssssssss

post #15813 of 21308

Since we're talking investment-

 

HD 650- $291 (Senn Black Friday sale 2012)

Crack + Speedball (SB free from that site) $279

TS-5998 tube $65 (because I'm a boss)

Tung-sol 12AU7 tube $19 Ebay

 

Total $654. Wow when I break it down like that, that makes me exceptionally happy considering I haven't even felt the slighted itch of upgraditus in almost a year.

post #15814 of 21308
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

Since we're talking investment-

 

HD 650- $291 (Senn Black Friday sale 2012)

Crack + Speedball (SB free from that site) $279

TS-5998 tube $65 (because I'm a boss)

Tung-sol 12AU7 tube $19 Ebay

 

Total $654. Wow when I break it down like that, that makes me exceptionally happy considering I haven't even felt the slighted itch of upgraditus in almost a year.

 

Food for thought

 

Valab 23 step ladder Attenuator $30

JFX Premium Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors 100uf 250v 2 x $32

JFX Premium Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors 2.2uf 250v 1 x $3

Russian K72P6 Teflon bypass capacitor  (silver one) 0.056uf $3

 

The results are very much grin inducing.

 

post #15815 of 21308

^^ I'm digging the caps and the pot!! Which pot is that?

post #15816 of 21308
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

@Jacob

O2 stack with HD800 is not bad at all, but I found it lacking in dynamic contrast. Everything else was fine.

I've heard the Crack twice. The first was with the HD650 on Bottlehead's tape rig at RMAF and I didn't like it at all. The second time was a few weeks ago using HD650, DT990 and HE-500. I preferred and enjoyed the DT990. The HD650 was a distant 2nd and the HE-500 is not a good match with the Crack. I find the Crack to be a middling amp.

I've compared the HD600 and HD650 many times over the years, but always came away preferring the HD600. About 5 years ago my main rig was a Little Dot MKVI balanced with DACMagic and HD600. I preferred it over setups much more expensive and have never truly settled on a full size headphone I would own until the HD800 after going through an IEM-only phase and brief flirt with stats (O2 MK1).
Mkvi+ balanced, hegel hd20 and hd650 is absolutely amazing. I wonder how it is vs the crack.

But I am not the biggest fan of Hd800. Have heard it on expensive rigs but is a bit dull. I'm heading the audeze way after I got to compare them. I guess I like phones that is somewhat similar to Hd650 smily_headphones1.gif
post #15817 of 21308

Hey 650 fans,

 

Just received my very 1st pair of Hi-Fi headphones this morning and I decided, after much deliberation, to go with the Sennheiser HD650's.  Thanks very much to this forum/website and some serious auditions I felt that the 650's best suited my music style and personal preferences.

 

As I was so happy with my purchase (and bargain!) I felt compared to share this with you. I'm based in the UK so sorry to disappoint anyone outside of Britain but for anyone looking to grab these headphones for a good price, I managed to pick these up for £268.00 from a company in Leeds.

 

The company is called Bop DJ, here is the link: http://www.bopdj.com/sound/headphones/sennheiser-hd-650.html 

 

They retail the HP's for £288.00 but for your 1st purchase with this company there is an online voucher for £20.00 off that price, plus if you order before 3pm, they will send them next delivery and that was free.  Next best price I could find was Amazon for £309, so I was very impressed with these guys.

 

I did see 2 other stores for cheaper but after a little research on here i quickly discovered they were Asian companies posing as companies based in the UK, so do beware as some folks have had grief from these companies and I personally didn't think it was worth it.

 

Hope this is useful.

post #15818 of 21308
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ I'm digging the caps and the pot!! Which pot is that?

It is a Valab 23 step attenuator

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valab-23-Step-Ladder-Type-Attenuator-Potentiometer-10K-Log-Stereo-/301091749503?pt=US_Amplifier_Parts_Components&hash=item461a777e7f

 

I have some notes on fitting and my impression about halfway down the first post in the link below.

 

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5284.0.html

post #15819 of 21308

Thank you sir!!

post #15820 of 21308
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Thank you sir!!

brb I just noticed I made a mistake the link was to the 10k value one. The one I have fitted is actually 100k, same price.

post #15821 of 21308

Could you link me to carbon fiber wrap that you used?

post #15822 of 21308
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Could you link me to carbon fiber wrap that you used?

I suggest you read the link Jamie provided.

It is very impressive stuff and includes info re: carbon fibre:

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5284.0.html

Cheers!

post #15823 of 21308

^^ Reading through it now...

post #15824 of 21308
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Could you link me to carbon fiber wrap that you used?

Check out my bottlehead link above, second post. It is not wrap but 2 layers of 200grm real 3k carbon fibre twill fabric infused with expoy resin under vacuum and heat cured at 80 °C.

 

Thanks Parbaked you beat me to it.


Edited by JamieMcC - 2/8/14 at 3:04pm
post #15825 of 21308
Back to the club.....my third pair now.
They are really a heavenly combination with the Crack,better than the HD600 ,me thinks.
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