Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › MAD Ear+ Purist HD appreciation thread.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MAD Ear+ Purist HD appreciation thread. - Page 71

post #1051 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


I am working on that now.....I got side tracked.....lol


try brent jesse recording supplies, my pair came from him

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #1052 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


try brent jesse recording supplies, my pair came from him


Will do, thanks Jay.

 

Are yours dead quiet ?

post #1053 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


Will do, thanks Jay.

 

Are yours dead quiet ?


absotively

post #1054 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


absotively


Great....thanks.

post #1055 of 1133

Patiently waiting as the good Dr. builds me a Ear+ HD Super II Headphone Amplifier. Here's some pics from Lloyd as he builds it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll be using this with a pair of HD650's and a pair of NOS GE 5 Star 5751 tubes - As prescribed by the good doctor. :) 


Edited by Fireboy - 4/14/14 at 6:09pm
post #1056 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireboy View Post
 

Patiently waiting as the good Dr. builds me a Ear+ HD Super II Headphone Amplifier. Here's some pics from Lloyd as he builds it.

 

<img>https://www.dropbox.com/s/9sshg8zuxh5glmi/Super%20II%20chassis%20rear.jpg<img>

<img>https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqjw5ri774y70d9/Super%20II%20chassis%20painted.jpg<img>

<img>https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqyvq6hrgw0dc8c/Super%20II%20yellow%20chassis%20angle.jpg<img>

<img>https://www.dropbox.com/s/sazra91cwxm0s49/Super%20II%20yellow%20chassis%20rear.jpg<img>

 

I'll be using this with a pair of HD650's and a pair of NOS GE 5 Star 5751 tubes - As prescribed by the good doctor. :)


love the color ! congats

and the good doctor knows his business !

post #1057 of 1133

thanks.

 

Here's the pair of NOS GE 5 Star 5751 tubes - As prescribed by the good doctor

 

 


Edited by Fireboy - 4/14/14 at 5:56pm
post #1058 of 1133

Congrats Fireboy.....very nice!

 

I just received a gold lion 12AX7 with gold pins today......the HD650 likes the high gain tube, very much......I have not tried my RS1i with it yet.

 

Congrats again, nice looking amp.

post #1059 of 1133
Wow, does he bend all his own chassis? Very nice. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1060 of 1133

fortunately I have a pair of Gold Lions to roll in too!

post #1061 of 1133

Lloyd just emailed me post wiring pics. It's a beautiful sight! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My custom requests were for the same yellow as WHIRLWIND's, I asked for no lettering or logo's. So it's bare!

I also bought some magic dust Nordost White Lightning - Anniversary interconnects for the (cambridge audio dacmagic 100) to AMP, so the music should be out of this world.  :L3000::dt880smile:

and an Norne Audio Skoll to connect the HD650's.  :L3000::dt880smile: 

 

Haven't decided if I'll go vinyl too, probably just stick with the digital feed.


Edited by Fireboy - 4/14/14 at 6:15pm
post #1062 of 1133

You should be pretty stoked....you are in for some real fun........I could see a pair of grado's in your future   :p

post #1063 of 1133

How much of an improvement in SQ should I expect from replacing my Little Dot I+ with the Ear+?  I use Grado RS2i cans.

 

I am fully aware that the Ear + belongs to another league entirely (it is also 4 times the price of the LD). But I am trying to figure out the impossible: is the improvement in SQ really that significant?


Edited by stephanemtl - 4/21/14 at 5:03pm
post #1064 of 1133
Steph, I'll let you know tomorrow. I receive it then. I'll be comparing it to a bellari ha540.
post #1065 of 1133
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephanemtl View Post
 

How much of an improvement in SQ should I expect from replacing my Little Dot I+ with the Ear+?  I use Grado RS2i cans.

 

I am fully aware that the Ear + belongs to another league entirely (it is also 4 times the price of the LD). But I am trying to figure out the impossible: is the improvement in SQ really that significant?

 

It is a very nice step up.  The Grado sound signature stays intact....mids have more detail and the highs keep their detail, but are just buttery smooth.....it takes the sharp edges off so to speak.

 

After tube burn in you start to hear your music in layers.  Make no mistake about it...it is a very good tube amp, and it has been around for a long time which speaks for itself.....it is not a flavor  of the month so to speak amp.

 

Is it worth the money over a LD1+......that is for each individual to decide....it is for some, but it isn't for others.

 

With some tube rolling it has my hD650 sounding the best it has ever sounded , since I bought it.

 

@ fireboy....congrats......can't wait to hear your impressions

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › MAD Ear+ Purist HD appreciation thread.