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post #46 of 776
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Originally Posted by REB View Post

Just switched back to the tube amped w1000. Vocals are as seductive as the ad2000, but predictably, there is less 'air' in the music. More intimacy though.


Which tube are you using?

 

I'm looking for a great tube choice for the w1000.  I have a Doge 6210, which is great but has a bit of noise.

 

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Walfredo

post #47 of 776

sylvania 408a. They've got good bass extension and are clear, but warmish sounding. I was thinking of buying a doge 6210 a while back. Why the noise?

post #48 of 776

 

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sylvania 408a. They've got good bass extension and are clear, but warmish sounding. I was thinking of buying a doge 6210 a while back. Why the noise?


The Doge 6210 appears to be designed for high-impedance headphones.  It was a dial with three options: 60, 300, 600 omhs.  Even at 60 omhs, there is a bit of noise with the W1000.  

 

The noise does not exist in higher-impedance 'phones.  For example, My AKG K501, which is 150 omhs, runs completely clean with it.

 

An, yes, I have rolled tubes and specifically asked for low noise tubes.  This improved, but not solved, the problem.

 

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Walfredo 

post #49 of 776

I've decided these are my next cans as I love my AD900. I've heard this doesn't need to be amped but pairs well with tube amps? Has anyone used the FiiO E7/E9 combo with these?

post #50 of 776

I always thought they did very well with SS amps. My GLite (dynalo design) does a fantastic job with them. As for running unamped they actually do much better than I thought they would. They are one of the only cans that I can't see me selling at some point.

post #51 of 776

Sorry for my noobness, but what are SS amps?

post #52 of 776

My bad. It's short for solid state.

post #53 of 776

Oh, duh. Thanks. I'm going to be doing a lot of research before I buy these, hopefully as a Christmas present to me. I just found out I was wearing my AD900s "wrong" though and now the sound is much more "alive" that I've fixed it.

post #54 of 776

a900s do well with tubes and with ss amps. I don't own a pair at the moment, but would like to again! the headroom...

post #55 of 776

Any suggestions of how to get replacement pad for my AD2000?  It does not need to be the original, but it must be comfortable and not negatively affect the sounds.

 

AudioCubesII has it at $76.98 shipped, which sounds expensive to me.  Is there any other alternative?

 

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Walfredo

 

post #56 of 776

Can get them straight from Japan: Kuboten or direct from Yahoo auctions.

post #57 of 776

Having only recently added the AD900 to my collection, I would very much like to hear the more expensive ATs. Even with a strong Aussie dollar, these remain an expensive headphone here, unfortunately.

 

http://www.crazysales.com.au/audio-technica-ath-ad2000-open-air-dynamic-headphones-on-ear-earphones_p33877.html

 

540 AUD vs 800 AUD for the Ms-Pro - I would want to hear some pretty persuasive arguments to buy the AD2K if I was that close to finally getting my mitts on the mighty Alessandros  :)

post #58 of 776
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Having only recently added the AD900 to my collection, I would very much like to hear the more expensive ATs. Even with a strong Aussie dollar, these remain an expensive headphone here, unfortunately.

 

http://www.crazysales.com.au/audio-technica-ath-ad2000-open-air-dynamic-headphones-on-ear-earphones_p33877.html

 

540 AUD vs 800 AUD for the Ms-Pro - I would want to hear some pretty persuasive arguments to buy the AD2K if I was that close to finally getting my mitts on the mighty Alessandros  :)


I loved my AD900s before I sold them and got some PRO 900s in search of more bass. I missed the AD900, despite its lack of bass, it's airy, spacious and detailed presentation was amazing. I recently heard the AD2ks at a meet and it's everything I loved about the AD900 but better in every way.The bass is MUCH better than the AD900. It's no bass monster, but it's punchy and very accurate. It's there when it should be, not too little, not too much. I definitely recommend them. Mine should arrive this week :D
 

post #59 of 776
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Originally Posted by atothex View Post

Can get them straight from Japan: Kuboten or direct from Yahoo auctions.



Thanks!!  Will try.

 

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Walfredo

post #60 of 776

Thanks for the impressions, matthewh33  - I guess the AD900 is more popular in Oz than in the US, where I'm told they are inexplicably scarce. Americans seem to go straight from the AD700 to one of the flagships cans.

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