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post #1051 of 10420

The DV336i matches well with the DT880/600.  A modicum of all-tube warmth, but with a punchy dynamic.  My guess, based on my experience with the DV337 and the DT880/2003, is that the DV337 would suit the DT880/600 well, too, although overall I found the DV337 less musically engaging than the DV336.  : )  

 

I enjoy the DT880/600 best driven by the Bada PH-12 that Fitz upgraded for me.

post #1052 of 10420

Has anyone tried the audio-gd amp offerings to see how well they match with the 600ohm beyer's?

post #1053 of 10420

Heard those amps are dead neutral... Might not be the best choice for the DT880.

post #1054 of 10420

Yeah - neutral amp and neutral cans - maybe just be too neutral.

 

Anyone had any experience re-cabling the DT 880s? It may not be a desirable thing to do anyway - just want to hear about it..

 

I am a little dubious unless there is dramatic improvement - in SQ and build...

 

 

post #1055 of 10420

Yeah I'm interested in this improvement regarding rewiring with copper cables

post #1056 of 10420
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Heard those amps are dead neutral... Might not be the best choice for the DT880.


I would agree with this. I can't help but believe from all I've read about great synergy with tubes that it's really the way to go with the DT880. WA-6, DV, LD-III, whatever, all would be (with the right tubes) better than even a great, dead-neutral SS amp.

This is in almost direct opposition to the D7000 which benefits greatly from a good SS, analytical amp.
 

post #1057 of 10420

Anyone have any thoughts on these cans paired with the Schiit Valhalla? I've no experience with valves but I really fancy these cans and I like the ethos of the Schiit brand.

post #1058 of 10420

Maybe the KICKAS Caliente would pair well with the DT880's? Its warmer then the regular KICKAS and has a more tube-like sound signature. Wonder if they'd mesh well

post #1059 of 10420

Well the Valhalla is an OTL design which should give you a nice chunk of power. Given the performance of the Asgard, this should be a good sounding amp. Also since it's tube based you will get that nice tube sound.
 

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Anyone have any thoughts on these cans paired with the Schiit Valhalla? I've no experience with valves but I really fancy these cans and I like the ethos of the Schiit brand.

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Then I would like to submit a different vote for SS or SS-like tube amp.  I have had LD-III, KICAS Caliente, but I only stop my amp upgrade until I had Phoenix.  The openness, clarity, and imaging were just a step up.  I only start to appreciate tube amp after getting CSP2+ and with right tubes.  But the most important thing is that CSP2+ does not lose any of those clarity compare to Phoenix and it has a more intimate sound and richer body.  I probably cannot call it neutral but that is exactly the reason why it differentiated itself from Phoenix.

 

So for me, the keys to enjoy DT880 are the clarity and focusing capability, not really based on SS or tube design, which may add some different flavor.  In addition to that, a top tier DAC will definitely increase you enjoyment of DT880.  I still love my DT880/600 with ZXAC cable even after having T1.

 

Just my experience.

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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

I would agree with this. I can't help but believe from all I've read about great synergy with tubes that it's really the way to go with the DT880. WA-6, DV, LD-III, whatever, all would be (with the right tubes) better than even a great, dead-neutral SS amp.

This is in almost direct opposition to the D7000 which benefits greatly from a good SS, analytical amp.
 

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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Well the Valhalla is an OTL design which should give you a nice chunk of power. Given the performance of the Asgard, this should be a good sounding amp. Also since it's tube based you will get that nice tube sound.
 

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Anyone have any thoughts on these cans paired with the Schiit Valhalla? I've no experience with valves but I really fancy these cans and I like the ethos of the Schiit brand.


 


Thanks mate, that's what I thought too from reading about other amps. Now to save some money.

post #1062 of 10420

I have the Dt880's 250 ohm that I run using a Little Dot Mk4 regular version and I don't find the sound polite at all. Of course, I don't have a Goldpoint to compare the Little dot to but I have heard the Dt880's using other amps and the Dt's sounder more lush and deeper and more detailed with the Little Dot. It's so hard to imagine what a particular can set would sound like with a particular amp. There are literally millions of possible combinations considering a hundred or so quality amps and a hundred or so quality cans. How is anyone supposed to know or predict or even remember?

 

Garth

post #1063 of 10420
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Anyone had any experience re-cabling the DT 880s? It may not be a desirable thing to do anyway - just want to hear about it..


Zombie_X (ZXAC) re-cabled mine with "Nucleotide" UP-OCC copper, and my impressions were an improvement in almost every sonic department for the DT880/600.

post #1064 of 10420
Mine were recabled by qusp with Cryo Parts TWcu copper (as I said a few posts back). Many people have had them recabled and have posted in various threads. I found the bass to be tighter, mids to be more forward and the highs sound a lot better. A lot smoother and not sibilant at all. I compared with stock DT880/600 and could not stand them. The stock pair's bass sounded flabby in comparison, the mids were too recessed and the highs were unbearable. I used to love DT880/600 stock, but now that I have them recabled, I hate the stock pair tongue.gif I definitely recommend a recable.
post #1065 of 10420

Just got my DV3322 today and i gotta say it syncs so well with the DT880, even more than my LD MKVII. Should have go for tubes in the first place :P

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