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post #436 of 470
Evelia19 this thread is paid by Ken of ALO and I do not wish to derail it. If you want to know about the Novo or Solo SRG shoot me a PM. Thanks.
post #437 of 470
I bought the ALO-780 from Ken last month. I'm listening via Larvy DA11 via my notebook right now in my office. The clarity of sound is stunning and I feel any music play via ALO-780 is very real and neutral. From my expenience in Hi-end system, it is approaching to this level of enjoyment with only 5 to 10% of investment. I highly recommend ALO-780to any new Head-fier.
post #438 of 470
how does the modded 780 compare to pro 900? also is it possible to mod the 900 like the 780?
post #439 of 470
Ken, I am interested in getting the ALO 780. Can you advise what is the different between the 780 Modified using the 18awg ALO SXC Cryo wire vs the 780 Modified using a 18 gauge JenaLabs Cryo Wire cable. what are technical and sound differences. Thanks in advance.....
post #440 of 470
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Originally Posted by valkirie View Post
Ken, I am interested in getting the ALO 780. Can you advise what is the different between the 780 Modified using the 18awg ALO SXC Cryo wire vs the 780 Modified using a 18 gauge JenaLabs Cryo Wire cable. what are technical and sound differences. Thanks in advance.....
Valkirie

I would check out the FAQs here There is a lot of subjectiveness to what you will hear vs what I might or someone else. However generally they are very similar, the JL wire has a wonderful mid- range and everything seems to have a slight DB bump, wonderful low end and control. The ALO SXC also wonderful bottom end and a bit faster than the JL wire. The SXC to me is a touch more cleaner with excellent decay, the JL is a touch more open. I think if you check the thread (I know its long) Headphone Addict did a fantastic impression of the SXC 780 mod, far more articulate that can be IMO.
Hope this helps,

Ken
post #441 of 470
Would the sxc cabled be much better than the hfi 780 stock when powered through and ipod? Im wondering because I bought one and I want to know if its neccesary to buy an amp
post #442 of 470
I personally think that just about any full size can sounds better when a quality amp is used. Perhaps the exception being a Grado.

So yes the HFI-780 would benefit, but it will benefit more is you first burn it in for at least 450 hours. Cheers.
post #443 of 470
thanks mrarroyo! what solid state portable amp do you reccomend? Im on sort of a tight budget. thanks in advance
post #444 of 470
How much do you want to spend? Portable or home based.

BTW, the SXC is a superb cable that IMO has made everything it touches sound better, yes it is a lot of money but it sounds very good.
post #445 of 470
The modded HFI-780 sounded similar to my Edition 9 (but with less detail and refinement) and the ALO Amphora was flat out the best amp I EVER HEARD for my Edition 9. I never got the try the ALO recabled HFI-780 with the Amphora that came after the 780 were gone.

Second to that was a Travagans Red with AD743 opamps, but the gap between those two amps with the Ultrasones was noticeable. However, I did get to try the Red with the Jenna Labs cabled 780, Vampire Wire cabled 780 and APS V3 cabled 780 and it did a stand up job with them.
post #446 of 470
portable and under 200 doesn't matter if it's used. Thanks. And thanks headphoneaddict, I'm looking into the Travagan's red right now. Also is the Fiio E5 a good choice?
post #447 of 470
Earlier I tried the HFI-780 out of the Isabellina HPA and I was very happy w/ the sound. Totally surprised at how good that pair sounded.
post #448 of 470
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Edited by Radio_head - 4/30/12 at 2:37pm
post #449 of 470
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post
Did you get to compare the amphora with the edition 9 vs the rudistor rpx-33?
I ask because most people I talked to said it was the best match for the edition 9's.
No, never heard a Rudistor amp.
post #450 of 470
hi larry,how about Travagans Red compare to Travagans white?which one matching modded HFI-780 better?
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