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post #181 of 189

Hello,

 

I'm interested in Head One and Beyer T1 combo, someone mentioned it as a quite a good one. My T1 is being burning in for some time now, currently working with Naim V-dac. The sound is a bit too bright for my taste, although I'd like to give it a few more weeks of burning in time. Anyway, I'm curious if changing my Naim with Head One will bring any improvements :)

If someone has any experience in comparing Head One to Beyerdynamic A1, SPL Auditor or similar class amps, I'd be very grateful to write a few words!

Greetings from Serbia :)

post #182 of 189

Some people on this thread mentioned this amp pairs well with the LCD2.

well.. I tried it now with different tubes and impedance settings, this is not a good choice for the LCD2 unfortunately, I need to put the volume ALL the way up for it to enjoy it properly, while the Schiit Vali for exemple can drive it with the volume on 11-12 easily..

post #183 of 189

Could someone tell me? Is it single-end or push/pull amp?

post #184 of 189
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Originally Posted by Plokhikh View Post
 

Could someone tell me? Is it single-end or push/pull amp?

 

From company site:

 

"Tube selection is made to achieve sufficient gain and output power with only one triode."

post #185 of 189

I have a beautiful white one on the way with the following tubes:

 

1 - 6CA4 Electroarmonix rectifier
1 - Mullard Nos Ez81 rectifier
1 - matched pair 6C45-Pi Sovtek
1 - matched pair 6S45P-E Reflektor

 

I am not sure which ones are the stock tubes and am interested in opinions on the sound characteristics of the above.

 

I will be pairing it with HD800s and LCD-XC....will report back soon!

post #186 of 189

It is simply sublime with the HD800s...

 

Less so with LDC-XC ,,,,but still very good!

post #187 of 189

Yeah it has not been the best match for my LCD-2 Rev 1 and 2. It kinds of double it up and then it get to much. It´s a heavy hitting amp with a super solid foundation when it works right.

 

I was on the verge of selling it because my stable of DX 1000 which while better on the Head One still got almost to heavy and CD 3000 I mostly use for racing where I don´t want to wear the tubes down. But then I got the Focal Elear and with this amp it truly rivals my LCD-2 on my RDS-440. Crazy good!

 

Head One impressed me with the T1 and HD 800 but didn´t like them as they lacked musicality and the Head One couldn´t fully compensate. But the Elear rock like crazy on them and is almost perfectly balanced. None of my solid states amps are remotely close for this headphone.

post #188 of 189

This headphone amp also makes a terrific preamp....I had no idea how good it was in this configuration until I tried it last week with an Auralic Aries Mini as a source.

post #189 of 189
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Originally Posted by guido View Post
 

This headphone amp also makes a terrific preamp....I had no idea how good it was in this configuration until I tried it last week with an Auralic Aries Mini as a source.

Need to try that. It made more sense when I had my Head One in my speaker stack though. I wonder though how much do you wear down the tubes using it as preamp as using it standalone? Same?

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