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post #121 of 482

Thanks again Sky, for the review on Leben, this is what I have been waiting for before buying Leben.

Think think think think!!! .... Buy .. not ... buy ... not ... :D

post #122 of 482
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Thanks again Sky, for the review on Leben, this is what I have been waiting for before buying Leben.

Think think think think!!! .... Buy .. not ... buy ... not ... :D



Just buy it and think later. lol.

post #123 of 482

I just wanted to say thank you skylab for your reviews. I did purchase the MP-301. My wallet wasn't very big and I was nervous about ordering a Qinpu amp. As stated in another place I am new to this but I do like the sound this amp puts out. You are doing a good service.

post #124 of 482
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My pleasure. I need to add the Woo Audio WA2 and WA6 to this soon...
post #125 of 482

^ Yes, please Skylab, very eagerly see your comment on WA2 and WA6 soon  :)

 

Thank you so much.

post #126 of 482
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Done

post #127 of 482

Skylab, not even brief review for WA2? I am sure many will eaglerly to know the recipe it ranks above CSP2.  :)

post #128 of 482
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Too busy for the moment, sorry - have 2 amps on loan coming, plus the HE-6...

post #129 of 482
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Just buy it and think later. lol.


DONE!  ... buy ...

 

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Skylab, not even brief review for WA2? I am sure many will eaglerly to know the recipe it ranks above CSP2.  :)

 

Let me answer this Skylab, ... MORE glass ... :D
 

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Done


Ahhh, what a relieved, you SAVED my weekend, my 2-days-old-amp doesn't slide down from its current position  :D  but quite sad my trusty DV337 keep sliding down tho.  Still kinda like it quite much
 


Edited by RedBull - 8/20/10 at 9:11am
post #130 of 482

Fantastic work!!!

I was looking at headphone amp and that is really helping me. After I read your review on the J. Sound Lab headphone I thought that could be good choice by it is not one of your favorite :( ... I am more intrigued and tempted for a Decware Zen Select CSP-2 now. Will the Decware be better with my Sony CD-3000? I think it can be a good pick if I want to buy a high impedance headphone in the future.

post #131 of 482
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Thanks for the kind words.  Please make sure you read this part:

 

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And note also that I ACTUALLY RECOMMEND and like EVERY ONE of these amps

 

The JSoundLab is a better choice for the CD3000 than the CSP-2, on paper, and from the viewpoint on the sonics of each - but keep in mind I never tried that combination.  The CSP-2 is optimized for higher-impedance headphones.  It might be OK, even very good sounding, with the CD3000, but at 32 ohms it likely will not be ideal.  The transformer coupled JSoundLab will be a better match electrically, and IMHO, would give the CD3000 some needed added warmth.

post #132 of 482

Hi SkyLab, thanks for the advice ... I am agree about the CSP-2, not necessary a good choice for a 32 Ohm and it is getting expensive too. And what's about the Elekit TU882, AudioTailor Jade or Ming-Da MC-84C? 
I really like the J.sound Lab thought but it is difficult to be sure without trying it. Beside you said tube-rolling does not give much difference in term of sound. By the way did you find the amp well build? what's about noise? hum?

Thanks

post #133 of 482
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Sorry, that's a bit more than I have time for...I have to now gently suggest you do some additional reading on your own, especially of other people's comments as well as mine

 

But welcome to head-fi, and sorry for you wallet

post #134 of 482

I understand, thanks for your advice though 

post #135 of 482
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I'm sorry, but I don't believe in the idea that there is a single, prevalent "tube sound signature", at all, and I think only people who have no experience with tube amps do believe that.  Tube amps sound as different from each other as SS amps do, and I have heard some SS amps that sounded more like some tube amps than some other tube amps did.  So I do not think you can use software to "reproduce the tube sound signature", because that only exists as a generic fictional concept, not a real phenomenon.

 

JMO, of course, YMMV.

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