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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

It's a snow day for me here, so I'm just relaxing at home burning in my NOS RCA 6F8G on the BH Crack....nope, definitely isn't sounding boring to me! :D

 


That Crack is beautiful :basshead: 

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Originally Posted by Rob80b View Post
 

No problem

 

Here’s another diagram from Brysyon’s BHA-1 manual, although it may be a bit confusing if your using it as visual reference while soldering the wires, just make sure you follow the number scheme.

*Picture*

 

The HiFIman one makes it a much clearer as the right #3 and left #1 are in real life reversed on the amp's female xlr as shown below.

*Picture*

 

I highly appreciate the help, it has made the termination of the cables so much faster.

 

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

SPC is what I use on my HD650.  I went from stock single ended, to SPC balanced.  I'm not sure if the material or the balancing did it, but the improvement was greatly noticed.  Most likely both upgrades share the credit...

 

Me and my musical little brother both agree on the SPC part (blind testing via having someone else set up everything behind subject). It has made the HD650 more revealing on the highs, or as my brother likes to put it: "makes the sound feel more alive". Now I'll just wait a bit until I grab a balanced amp in the future :)

 

As such, here's a bad photograph of my first "bosh job" headphone cable.

 

 

Woo.. 

post #15948 of 21295
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

That Crack is beautiful :basshead: 


Thanks! It sounds even better! :beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


At a show, and just let me say, you had better have $1000 sitting around you don't need before you listen.

 

Could you explain more? Thanks!

post #15950 of 21295
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 


Thanks! It sounds even better! :beerchug:

 

 

 

How is your Crack for the HD700?   **Sorry folks if my question isn't about the HD650**

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^ I'll PM you to keep the thread on topic. But the short answer is the Crack pairs very well, but not as well as HD 650/Crack. I still prefer the HD 700 on my Darkvoice 3322.

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Could you explain more? Thanks!


The mainline does everything the Crack does and does it better. Tighter bass, maybe a bit deeper bass, but given the music I listened to not too sure about that part. The main thing was the incredibly natural attack and decay of instruments and a total lack of anything even remotely resembling noise or distortion. I really liked the Crack, now I know what all the excitement is about, but the mainline is on the next level for sure. Not to mention that the mainline can be used on a wide variety of phones, where the Crack is designed for high impedance only. I will say that the Crack is a lot of bang for the buck, as the Mainline is more than twice as much money. But if money is no huge deal then the choice is pretty obvious to me. I will be getting the Crack myself. I need to see what the wait time is, I know they were way back ordered just before Christmas.

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Does anyone have or been able to listen to the HD650's through a ALO Pan-AM amp/dac. Just wondered how that amp pairs up with these cans?

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My pair was apparently supposed to be delivered today, but I'm in Chicago at the moment and nobody was at the house to sign for me when the FedEx truck came. A shame...

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I feel that I am now officially drinking the Kool Aid.  

I have an ALO Audio MKlllB+ (after my MKll died ALO offered me a discount off their new HP portable amp).

I'm using the HD650 as my office HP. 

The balanced mini out on the MKlll B+ was just too tempting not to try, since I can replace the cable myself on the HD650, for simplicity I bought the Green Line balanced cable from ALO and am blown away at the difference.  

The audio clarity is kicked up a notch and the tone is smoother and silkier 

Sound stage is wider, and as much as I love the HD650, the balanced cable seems to take the audio to a new level.

You can spend a lot more and a bit less on cable upgrades, but until now I remained completely unconvinced that changing out the HP cable would make any difference at all.

Even unbalanced the MKlllB+ is a nice match with the HD650.

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Does anyone have or been able to listen to the HD650's through a ALO Pan-AM amp/dac. Just wondered how that amp pairs up with these cans?

 

I tell people this maybe the ultimate pairing for HD650, including the Crack. They don't believe me.

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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

 

I tell people this maybe the ultimate pairing for HD650, including the Crack. They don't believe me.

I don't believe you! :D

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The Pan Am pairs incredibly well with the HD650.  I am using the Mullard  CV4010 tubes and its a amazing sound.

post #15959 of 21295
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

It's a snow day for me here, so I'm just relaxing at home burning in my NOS RCA 6F8G on the BH Crack....nope, definitely isn't sounding boring to me! :D

 

dxanex : this exquisite piece of art is undoubtably a masterpiece :tongue_smile:

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I'm blown away, my hd650 is not much worser then the LCD-3 I just bought... :D Damn

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