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post #121 of 1145
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i just ordered my HD2, hey seriously, is the 200+ really coming in no time? Will the difference be big compare to the standard Ear+s?
considering to hold off a bit and wait...
I am #190...
I think we can always discuss with Lloyd to add a little bit extra premium ingredient into the current HD2 spec

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post #122 of 1145
I just got MAD ear purist+HD.
Using RS-1 ,I feel it's quite bassy compared to the RA-1.
Anyway, I love this thing.
post #123 of 1145
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I just got MAD ear purist+HD.
Using RS-1 ,I feel it's quite bassy compared to the RA-1.
Anyway, I love this thing.
Great to hear that you're enjoying your MAD Ear Purist HD !

Welcome to the MAD Team !
post #124 of 1145
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I just got MAD ear purist+HD.
Using RS-1 ,I feel it's quite bassy compared to the RA-1.
Anyway, I love this thing.
Give it at least 200 hours to settle down. Not only will the bass settle but the clarity and detail improve.
post #125 of 1145
FYI, the new issue of Mapletree Branches (MAD informational newsletter) has been posted. This issue emphasizes the MAD Ear+ HD and the upcoming HD200 (drool!). The link can be located here.
post #126 of 1145
Mmmmm, HD200........... Drooooool !!! Magic Eyes........ahhhhhhh.....
post #127 of 1145
I am #4 set to order the HD 200.... Switching from a Chinese Tube Amp to a newly designed Mapletree Amp should make a lot of difference..
post #128 of 1145
You absolutely *must* post your impressions when you get it! Did Lloyd indicate how it sounds relative to the other MAD headphone amps?
post #129 of 1145
I never asked, but I expect a much more powerful sound than his previous amps, though I have never heard any of them personally. He says in his newsletter and I believe the front page of his site that there is an increase in power output, which would probably relate to a larger soundstage and lifelike performance of actually being there with the music. Lloyd also indicated that in January, the HD Super will be released to match the same output that the HD 200 has. The only difference may be no soft start-up or magic eye tubes... However, I will post as soon as I receive it in January some time, I can't Wait!
post #130 of 1145

My MAD Ear+ HD has landed...

...and I am now spending my day off listening to the The Shins and Newton Faulkner, happily immersed in the lovely warm but punchy sound this amp produces. Love the completely retro styling too - the volume knob is just like one on my cooker...

BTW, very professional and flawless transaction - confirmatory emails, updated order queue with package tracking details etc.

Excellent job Dr P!

Time to put the ear goggles (back) on...
post #131 of 1145
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I am #4 set to order the HD 200.... Switching from a Chinese Tube Amp to a newly designed Mapletree Amp should make a lot of difference..
#3 here! Provided I can sell a couple of items to afford it.
post #132 of 1145
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#3 here! Provided I can sell a couple of items to afford it.
I know the feeling......I had to spend all my money I received from my birthday (last week) and Christmas gifts...It is basically all I am getting for the holidays, but I am positive I won't be disappointed.
post #133 of 1145
I guess my wallet will get a "breather" seeing these HD200's are only in
120VAC.......... Drat !!
post #134 of 1145
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I guess my wallet will get a "breather" seeing these HD200's are only in
120VAC.......... Drat !!
Step down transformer time.
post #135 of 1145

New Ear+ Purist HD Owner Appreciation & Questions

I just purchased a used MAD Ear+ Purist HD on the FS Forum and there was no manual with it. Does anyone know the name of the .pdf file for the Ear+ Purist HD manual? I've got a pair of Sylvania Black Plate double mica 12B4A's and a Sylvania Black Plate triple mica 5751 in it - and I LOVE the sound. It drives BOTH the HD650 AND an ALO Customized SR225 gorgeously. If I want to try a few different 12AX7 tubes in it (in place of the 5751) is it necessary to rebias it for that tube replacement? Does the manual give instructions for biasing the amp? Any information helping with these questions is much appreciated.
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