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post #16 of 48
Hi J,

I wonder how you connect your K1000 headphone to the Aleph 30. I know that the stock K1000 has a male 4 prong and some wires. I really don't have a clue, concerning this adventure. Also can you recommend a review of your rig?

Cheers,

Ken
post #17 of 48
Thread Starter 
The K1000 terminates in a male 4 pin XLR. And comes with a female 4 pin XLR to 4 bare speaker wire extension. From the manual:

XLR pin #, Extension color, hookup to amp

3 - red - Right+
4 - blue - Right-
1 - white - Left+
2 - black - Left-

The back of the Aleph 30 has four binding posts, and then you just connect it just like the manual explains. The extension is color coded. But the extension it comes with is pretty flimsy looking so DIY'ed my own.

As for my rig I'm extremely happy with it. I've had the amp since I made the thread and I haven't considered upgrading at all. The only problem with the amp is it puts out a lot of heat. This was fine in the winter but I'll have to see how it fares in the summer. Also it takes about 30 minutes for it to warm up and sound best.

Performance wise I couldn't ask for more. It's very musical, when I first turned it on I was shocked that I was getting such sound from a solid state amp, it had all the qualities of a great tube amp, especially midbass performance. If I was forced to look into an upgrade a custom built 300B or Air tight ATM-300 is where I'd be looking.

Adding the Melos as a preamp further fine tuned the system.
post #18 of 48
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... Also can you recommend a review of your rig?
Ken - will this Aleph 30 review help?
post #19 of 48

J pak...have you heard any of the other recommended amps.

...for the K1000? Curious as to how the Aleph would compare to say the Sig 30 or the new Woo5 300B.
post #20 of 48
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...for the K1000? Curious as to how the Aleph would compare to say the Sig 30 or the new Woo5 300B.
I have not heard any of its competition. I'm not extremely impressed by whats inside the Sig30.
post #21 of 48
What no big glowing tubes??? You are not an audiophile then!!!!
post #22 of 48

Sophia Electric S.E.T. Music™ Baby Amplifier for the K1000?

I am wondering how this amp would be with the K1000? Has anyone ever tried it? Sophia Electric S.E.T. Music™ Baby Amplifier

http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/sophia_baby_e.html
post #23 of 48
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What no big glowing tubes??? You are not an audiophile then!!!!
His tubes are in the Melos (preamp) - not big, and hidden but they are there
post #24 of 48
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I have not heard any of its competition. I'm not extremely impressed by whats inside the Sig30.
Not impressed by looking inside. Fair enough. But I encourage all to listen before passing judgment. Personally I wouldn't care if it was powered by fossilized dog turds if it was the amp that sounded best in my system.

... and what price do you put on getting "off the grid"? Rechargeable lead acid batteries are tops in my book. I wish I could have an outboard lead acid power supply for my Wadia CDP!
post #25 of 48
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What no big glowing tubes??? You are not an audiophile then!!!!
I didn't claim I was an audiophile anywhere in this thread, and ever on Headfi.

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Originally Posted by Alwayswantmore View Post
Not impressed by looking inside. Fair enough. But I encourage all to listen before passing judgment. Personally I wouldn't care if it was powered by fossilized dog turds if it was the amp that sounded best in my system.

... and what price do you put on getting "off the grid"? Rechargeable lead acid batteries are tops in my book. I wish I could have an outboard lead acid power supply for my Wadia CDP!
From my experience with the Pass it doesn't sound any better or worse with power conditioning, aftermarket cords, etc. Also the amp sounds exactly the same at my parents house (newly built) or the crappy power at my apartment. So I'm not too worried about batteries or anything else.

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His tubes are in the Melos (preamp) - not big, and hidden but they are there
Yup and it's a very key player in my system for both headphones. It's pretty cool
post #26 of 48
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I didn't claim I was an audiophile anywhere in this thread, and ever on Headfi.
Man that was a joke, for those who love big tubes... I will place the smilie, but I though it was explicit enough...
post #27 of 48
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Man that was a joke, for those who love big tubes... I will place the smilie, but I though it was explicit enough...
Woops, I misinterpreted the roll eyes smiley (what I associate with sarcasm, or lack of amusement)
post #28 of 48
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Woops, I misinterpreted the roll eyes smiley (what I associate with sarcasm, or lack of amusement)
Nah, I love while people get the balls to get good, big, heavy, well designed solid state amps, and enjoy them...I do not like tubes too much...
post #29 of 48
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I am a big fan of Kevin Gilmore and Nelson Pass designs. Limited experience with the Pass (having only heard this one model), but KG/Pass amps just sound tonally "right" to me.
post #30 of 48
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I am a big fan of Kevin Gilmore and Nelson Pass designs. Limited experience with the Pass, but KG/Pass amps just sound tonally "right" to me.
I like Pass design better, they are simpler, and more musical sounding to me...All the Gilmore amps I have heard, (and maybe was the implementation, and not the design) but they had not sounded very musical to me...

Enjoy that beast man!!!
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