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post #16 of 113
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Originally Posted by Lobotor View Post
Hi. I am going to buy the Graham Slee Solo and in my country is Solo with PSU1
1/3 more expensive than without it. Do you think (or have some experience) the Solo with PSU1 is so much better?
Both Charley Phogg and I have tested both and we prefer the PSU1. However you could buy the Solo SRG w/ the switching psu now and later when you have more money get the PSU1. If you choose this route remember to ground the Solo SRG using a cable connected to the ground post on the back of the amp. Good luck.
post #17 of 113
wish i could loan a psu-1 to compare with my mascot!
its like an annoying itch not knowing if i made right choice.
post #18 of 113
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Both Charley Phogg and I have tested both and we prefer the PSU1. However you could buy the Solo SRG w/ the switching psu now and later when you have more money get the PSU1. If you choose this route remember to ground the Solo SRG using a cable connected to the ground post on the back of the amp. Good luck.
Can you get more specific on this please?
post #19 of 113
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I am not a technical guy so I will do my best. Switching power supplies leak energy due to the conversation that is done at high frequencies. These have to be disposed off by grounding the amp, the Solo has a grounding post on the back plate to which I connect a wire and the other end to my Monster HTS 3500 MkII.
post #20 of 113
Hm, what if I don't have a power center like that? I mean, it doesn't mention any grounding issues with the Intro version of the Solo on Graham Slee Products' website... is it really that worrysome?
post #21 of 113
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The issue is not w/ the grounding but with the way that switching power supplies work. Sorry if I confused you.

BTW, what will be your source? I ask because if your source uses a three prong power cord your Novo or Solo will be grounded via the RCA interconnects.
post #22 of 113
Oh, I guess I'll be fine then... my source will be a Rega Apollo.
post #23 of 113
It's better to buy Darkvoice 337. I have Graham Slee Solo with PSU1 for 2 years. The former (tube amp) recently I bought is much better in musicality. The source is G08.
post #24 of 113
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Originally Posted by niggle View Post
It's better to buy Darkvoice 337. I have Graham Slee Solo with PSU1 for 2 years. The former (tube amp) recently I bought is much better in musicality. The source is G08.
I'm looking for solid state sound in particular, so that's subjective.
post #25 of 113

Quite A Statement...

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It's better to buy Darkvoice 337. I have Graham Slee Solo with PSU1 for 2 years. The former (tube amp) recently I bought is much better in musicality. The source is G08.
That's quite a statement... that the DV337 is so much better than the Solo... or... certainly, the Solo 2007, or SRG. And somewhat hard to believe, that any amp could be that much better than the Solo SRG.

I certainly agree the DV amps (either the DV332, DV3322, or DV337) are great amps, but I have difficulty believing they're that much better than the Solo. My DV332 was superb... and... compared quite well to the Solo 2007, but I'm not sure it was really much better, if any better at all. They seemed about equal to me at the time I had them. The Solo 2007, had such a rich, warm, tube-like sound (with Senns) - it sounded very similar to my DV332.

I guess you're Solo may not have been one of the more recent units... or... the DV337 is just a lot better than I've read, or realize.
post #26 of 113
I've only heard great things about the DV337, so it would not surprise me if someone preferred it to the Solo, but then someone else might just as easily prefer the Solo to the DV337. Among highly regarded amps, I think assessment of superiority comes down to personal preference more so than objective performance of one vs the other...plus there are so many other variables, such as source, headphones, etc. What's my point? I'm not so sure.
post #27 of 113
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niggle would you be willing to sell your solo? If so how much? Pics would be great.
post #28 of 113

The Vultures are Out...

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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
niggle would you be willing to sell your solo? If so how much? Pics would be great.
Ah yes... you may pick up a great amp for a good price. Perhaps others of us should have thought of that.

But... you likely know how to upgrade it to produce "SRG-like" sound - which I'm guessing is pretty simple.

Just for "inquiring minds" - where would "others of us" discover those upgrades / mods? At least, for the next time we see a Solo being sold for a good price.
post #29 of 113
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The way to upgrade the Solo will be made known by Graham soon, it will be for the newer Solos in the silver case (not for the older ones in a black case). Now lets see how much niggle wants for his Solo.
post #30 of 113
Every since my review, I have been thinking how best to describe the difference between the Green and SRG Solo's that I heard with my ears, my gear and only having my HD-580's to use, also having never heard any other headphone gear. Not to mention my short, but sweet time listening to it.Now mind you, this is from 6 hours in, of the SRG's 72 hour journey to come up to full song, which I haven't heard, YET Big%20smile , until roughly 18 hours or so before I had to pry it out of my grubby mits, that the differences were becoming more apparent. I say this because it is quite clear I do not know ultimatley how the SRG would of sounded once said journey was completed.


All along I have kept frinding myself wanting to say that going directly from the Green to the SRG is like lifting a veil, looking through a hazy window to a clear one. But I think that does neither amp justice, and to me looks like a put down to the Green Solo, while also not giving enough information to whoever reads it.

But simply put, the SRG is more extended with better resolution and texture. Now notice, I say nothing about the bass here. I don't feel I can. Most importantly, because the SRG wasn't settled in yet as the SRG sound sig was the same as the Green at hour zero,warmer, to 18 hours or so,colder, and also because the SRG was using the PSU-1 and the Green the SMPS.

I use warmer and colder here only to describe the difference, not the product.
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