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post #1726 of 10506

The'll be enough power for loud volumes , but the sound... Personally I couldn't live long with that lavel of sibilance and metallic presentation... Not to mention the DT990 + STX combo (it's was a real ear shredder).

I haven't hared the 250ohm version of DT880's, but I strongly recommend sennheiser vail for this STX soundcard. It does the trick and makes those senns really great sounding all together. 
 

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Originally Posted by Aecursis View Post

Will the Essence STX's amp be enough for the 600ohm 880's, or would I be better suited going for the 250ohm version?



 


Edited by AlexRoma - 3/21/12 at 11:12am
post #1727 of 10506

I find my 880/600 pairs very well with the Bottlehead Crack. The HP out from the Yulong is fine (so is the EF2a), but the Crack is just on a different level altogether. 

 

I had to give my loaner back, can't wait for my kit to arrive so I get that goodness back. 

post #1728 of 10506
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post



So Wrong on your thought with an OTL. Mine is plug and play. Decware forever. For high impedance cans I have heard no equal. My Taboo is better with the low impedance cans I have


Ouch.  Looks like I hit a "Decware" softspot. :-)...

 

I never said it's impossible for an OTL to sound good - I just said, based on experience, "one has to put in a lot of time and effort to get an OTL to sound good" because of the output cap.  I would believe you if you told me Mr Steve did his homework and put a lot of time and effort into his OTL amp - he knows how bad 'lytic caps sound.

 

post #1729 of 10506

I found my DT880 600ohm to work well with balance amps, SS or tube.

post #1730 of 10506
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Ouch.  Looks like I hit a "Decware" softspot. :-)...

 

I never said it's impossible for an OTL to sound good - I just said, based on experience, "one has to put in a lot of time and effort to get an OTL to sound good" because of the output cap.  I would believe you if you told me Mr Steve did his homework and put a lot of time and effort into his OTL amp - he knows how bad 'lytic caps sou

Really

post #1731 of 10506
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Originally Posted by macm75 View Post


Ouch.  Looks like I hit a "Decware" softspot. :-)...

 

I never said it's impossible for an OTL to sound good - I just said, based on experience, "one has to put in a lot of time and effort to get an OTL to sound good" because of the output cap.  I would believe you if you told me Mr Steve did his homework and put a lot of time and effort into his OTL amp - he knows how bad 'lytic caps sound.

 


I could care less if you believe me or not. I and many others know how well Decware stuff is. And looking at the stuff you list I would take nothing you say seriously anywayL3000.gif

 

post #1732 of 10506

edit: nevermind


Edited by shorke - 3/26/12 at 10:06am
post #1733 of 10506

 My tube amp arced and ruined my recabled DT880/600 left channel driver.

 

Do you guys have any idea where I can get these drivers? I know there is a website from Beyerdynamic (Germany) but I'd prefer another place, as I'm in South America.

If you were me, would you only replace this single driver or get a pair instead?

Any comment on this matter is very much appreciated.

post #1734 of 10506

The part number is 980252, so search for "dt880 980252". Unfortunately, the only additional place it finds where you can buy the driver is Polar Audio in the UK.

 

If you get a single driver, it may sound somewhat different from the still working one if you have bad luck. But I am not sure if they send you a matched pair if you order two.

 

post #1735 of 10506

The cheapest place i found to buy a 600ohm driver when i destroyed one of my drivers was from this ebay seller. Connect Audio.

 

http://myworld.ebay.com.au/mgc200

post #1736 of 10506

Glad I decided to keep the 880. They are so good and for very little money. Man oh man they are getting better and better as I put the hours on them.

post #1737 of 10506

Been making moderate upgrades to the system recently.

Currently going form Asus STX -> LaFigaro 336C w/ RCA 6as7g grey plate and Ken Rad vt231

Been loving this setup so far.  More bass without muddling the high's or mids.

I recently got some of the Jmoney pads to see what they're all about.

Let me first start by saying I was not expecting the significant change that could come from just switching the pads.

Whether this is good or not i'm still not sure.  There is A LOT more bass and impact.  So much so that it seems to be bringing the low end of the spectrum to the forefront.  Maybe not enough to begin muddling, but that's all i can seem to focus on.

I'll give them some more listening and maybe switching some of the tubes outs, but right now I'm more leaning toward to dislike rather than like with these pads.

 

post #1738 of 10506
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Originally Posted by ALTANertive View Post

Been making moderate upgrades to the system recently.

Currently going form Asus STX -> LaFigaro 336C w/ RCA 6as7g grey plate and Ken Rad vt231

Been loving this setup so far.  More bass without muddling the high's or mids.

I recently got some of the Jmoney pads to see what they're all about.

Let me first start by saying I was not expecting the significant change that could come from just switching the pads.

Whether this is good or not i'm still not sure.  There is A LOT more bass and impact.  So much so that it seems to be bringing the low end of the spectrum to the forefront.  Maybe not enough to begin muddling, but that's all i can seem to focus on.

I'll give them some more listening and maybe switching some of the tubes outs, but right now I'm more leaning toward to dislike rather than like with these pads.

 


Lately I've been using my La Figaro 336C with a Ken Rad 6SN7 and a Tungsol 6080 WA.

VERY warm, rich, full and robust sounding.


 

 

post #1739 of 10506

 I'm still waiting answers from stores and recable companies to see what I'm going to do to "replace" my damaged DT880/600.

 

 But I have one more question, is that possible that a tube arcing could damage only the diodes of my driver?

post #1740 of 10506

I think it's most likely the voice coil took the hit. 

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