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Originally Posted by Androb View Post
 

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

Whoops! :D

I try to remember that every time...

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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.

 

IMO, the Lyr pairs better with the HD650 than the Pan Am, but the Crack is a different story. 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

IMO, the Lyr pairs better with the HD650 than the Pan Am, but the Crack is a different story. 

Has anyone compare the Crack to the S.E.X. or Smack with the HD650?

Curious if the magic is limited to the OTL design.

 

I use transformer coupled SEP with my 600s and enjoy it as much as any pairing including the Crack.

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Has anyone compare the Crack to the S.E.X. or Smack with the HD650?

Curious if the magic is limited to the OTL design.

 

I use transformer coupled SEP with my 600s and enjoy it as much as any pairing including the Crack.

 

 

Loquah's "Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline" bb might be of interest some nice write up on the amps and comparisons between them in the first few posts.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683012/bottlehead-amplifier-discussion-comparison-thread-crack-sex-mainline

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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

Loquah's "Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline" bb might be of interest some nice write up on the amps and comparisons between them in the first few posts.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683012/bottlehead-amplifier-discussion-comparison-thread-crack-sex-mainline

 

The reviews are based on the T1.

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^ Good read...thanks for that...cheers!

Mimics my impression that the Crack is euphonic but having separate tubes for each channel does increase imaging and detail. Guess one needs both! 


Edited by parbaked - 2/13/14 at 11:36am
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

IMO, the Lyr pairs better with the HD650 than the Pan Am, but the Crack is a different story. 

I guess I am gonna try the Lyr. When you say the Crack is a different story, what do you mean?

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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

 When you say the Crack is a different story, what do you mean?

EUPHONIC!

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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

I guess I am gonna try the Lyr. When you say the Crack is a different story, what do you mean?

 

I just heard the stock Crack with the HD700, but everyone says the Crack is better than the Lyr for the HD650. 

 

MattTCG has both of them and he believes the Crack + Speedball is in a different league for the HD650 in compare to the Lyr . 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I just heard the stock Crack with the HD700, but everyone says the Crack is better than the Lyr for the HD650. 

 

MattTCG has both of them and he believes the Crack + Speedball is in a different league for the HD650 in compare to the Lyr . 

 

Yes, I do. :D The only issue is that the crack is really dedicated for high impedance hp's like the hd6x00. The lyr will be better handling a variety of hp's. For anyone who want to settle down for the long with the hd6x00, just get the crack and be done. 

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^^ By the way, how is the Atlanta weather now? some of my colleagues there are enjoying music at home. Good for them!


Edited by pdrm360 - 2/13/14 at 1:33pm
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Weather is fine. Funny, got up this morning and it was a winter wonderland with about 3 inches of snow and ice. By 2:00...all gone. 

post #15973 of 19529
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

EUPHONIC!

I've been thinking about Crack, but, heard the Pan Am beats it with 650's, so, was thinking going another step up for my next tube amp like a Woo WA2 or the Icon Audio HP8.

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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

I've been thinking about Crack, but, heard the Pan Am beats it with 650's, so, was thinking going another step up for my next tube amp like a Woo WA2 or the Icon Audio HP8.

 

The Pan Am beats the Crack for the HD650s!?

The WA2 is magic for the T1 (as the Crack is for the HD650) but doesn't pair well with HD650. Actually the WA2 is too warm for the HD650s. 


Edited by pdrm360 - 2/13/14 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

I've been thinking about Crack, but, heard the Pan Am beats it with 650's, so, was thinking going another step up for my next tube amp like a Woo WA2 or the Icon Audio HP8.

 

The HP8 mk2 was on my shopping list also, but I decided to go with the Crack which was less than half the cost of the standard HP8 MK2 even with shipping to the uk. Add the Jenson cap upgrade to the HP8 and it starts to mount up quickly. I would be very interested to compare the two.

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