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post #2131 of 7852
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Get the Dacmini by centrance, i use the Dacport to drive my DT880/600 ohm, the DT880 is pretty neutral and combine it with the Dacport which have a transparent, neutral, and natural sounding make the sound quality that produced more enjoyable beerchug.gif

 

Note that the Dacmini is more superior both in technicality and sound quality compare to the Dacport smile.gif

 

 

I already bought NuForce HDP as DAC. Now I'm thinking to add tube amp that can produce warm sound to 880.

 

Thanks for the input though :)

post #2132 of 7852
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Originally Posted by boyfrombluesea View Post

 

 

I already bought NuForce HDP as DAC. Now I'm thinking to add tube amp that can produce warm sound to 880.

 

Thanks for the input though :)

 

Ahhh i c, anyway either it's a ss or a tube amp, i'm pretty sure you will enjoy your DT880 with it beerchug.gif

post #2133 of 7852
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Originally Posted by boyfrombluesea View Post

Guys, what do you think of this combo:

 

DT 880 600ohm   +   NuForce Icon HDP   +   Little Dot MK III?

 

Or try the Beyers + Audio-gd NFB12.1 + tube amp of choice

 

The NFB12 is a really good starter solid-state option that combines a good dac and powerful amp.  It's also a lot cheaper than the Nuforce.  That'll be all you need for a start with the Beyers.  Then you can add a tube amp of choice later - whilst still utilising the NFB-12's DAC.

 

BTW - are you OK with DIY?  You realise the Bottlehead is a kit right?

 

If you do go the Little Dot route - the money you save on the Audio-gd, you could upgrade to the LD MKIV.

 

Just an alternative wink.gif

post #2134 of 7852
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Originally Posted by boyfrombluesea View Post

 

 

I already bought NuForce HDP as DAC. Now I'm thinking to add tube amp that can produce warm sound to 880.

 

Thanks for the input though :)

 

DV/Lafigaro 336 , despite i am not a huge fan of tube amps tryed it at a friend house and it was not bad at all and it'as the "typical" tube amp aka warm sound , smoothed highs , bass and mids more bodied ,  not all tube amps will sound like that , some could be cold as some SS amps and vice versa .

 

And it seams that many here are happy with their 336 + DT-880-600 ohms


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 10/23/12 at 7:24pm
post #2135 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

Or try the Beyers + Audio-gd NFB12.1 + tube amp of choice

 

The NFB12 is a really good starter solid-state option that combines a good dac and powerful amp.  It's also a lot cheaper than the Nuforce.  That'll be all you need for a start with the Beyers.  Then you can add a tube amp of choice later - whilst still utilising the NFB-12's DAC.

 

BTW - are you OK with DIY?  You realise the Bottlehead is a kit right?

 

If you do go the Little Dot route - the money you save on the Audio-gd, you could upgrade to the LD MKIV.

 

Just an alternative wink.gif

 

 

Brooko,

 

NFB 12.1 only support 24bit/96Khz. I have some flac files from HDTracks, which 24bit/192Khz that I would like to hear. 

I already bought HDP with my Senn 650. Thanks for your input though :)

 

Yes, I do realized it's a kit, btw.

post #2136 of 7852
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

DV/Lafigaro 336 , despite i am not a huge fan of tube amps tryed it at a friend house and it was not bad at all and it'as the "typical" tube amp aka warm sound , smoothed highs , bass and mids more bodied ,  not all tube amps will sound like that , some could be cold as some SS amps and vice versa .

 

And it seams that many here are happy with their 336 + DT-880-600 ohms

 

 

Heard about that one as well. Thanks!

Where's the best place to order 336c btw? Is it Yu Qin Audio?

 

Or should I just try it without additional amp first? I remember you mentioned earlier that my HDP should be sufficient enough to drive 880?

post #2137 of 7852
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Ahhh i c, anyway either it's a ss or a tube amp, i'm pretty sure you will enjoy your DT880 with it beerchug.gif

 

 

Yeah, tube amp it is.

 

How's Jakarta btw? :)

post #2138 of 7852
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Originally Posted by boyfrombluesea View Post

 

Brooko,

 

NFB 12.1 only support 24bit/96Khz. I have some flac files from HDTracks, which 24bit/192Khz that I would like to hear. 

I already bought HDP with my Senn 650. Thanks for your input though :)

 

Yes, I do realized it's a kit, btw.

 

Actually the NFB 12.1 supports 24/192 over both coax and optical.  USB is only 24/96.  The Nuforce Icon is the same AFAIK (24/96 over USB, 24/192 over coax).

 

BTW - haven't heard the La Figaro/DV - but can advise the LD MK IV/MK IV SE is pretty good with the Beyers.  That'll give you another option.

post #2139 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

Actually the NFB 12.1 supports 24/192 over both coax and optical.  USB is only 24/96.  The Nuforce Icon is the same AFAIK (24/96 over USB, 24/192 over coax).

 

BTW - haven't heard the La Figaro/DV - but can advise the LD MK IV/MK IV SE is pretty good with the Beyers.  That'll give you another option.

 

 

Ooh, you were right! I didn't pay attention about their opt in.

Actually a good idea and it's cheaper that way!

Well.....

post #2140 of 7852
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Originally Posted by boyfrombluesea View Post

 

 

Heard about that one as well. Thanks!

Where's the best place to order 336c btw? Is it Yu Qin Audio?

 

Or should I just try it without additional amp first? I remember you mentioned earlier that my HDP should be sufficient enough to drive 880?

hum yes "http://www.yuking09.com/" should be the best place to order the 336c but if any one as a better idea ...

 

I said that HDP had an headphone out i didn't tryed it , but you could first try HDP hp out , even if it's not exactly what you are exepting at least it would not be that bad and enough to have an idea of DT-880 , and if you feel the need go for a tube amp , first enjoy your DT-880 with HDP , and after if needed enjoy another taste / upgrade with tube amp peraphs the best way , but you could directly but a tube amp if you realy want , just do what seams better to you wink_face.gif

 

 

And peraphs start with NFB-12 as mentionned by Brooko , there is no perfect choice soo , if you can cancel HDP , it could be a more economical choice i had A-GD stuff in past and they worked great .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 10/23/12 at 8:30pm
post #2141 of 7852

Sniped a Grant TubeDac11 on ebay for $250 shipped, saved myself $100 and I'll post up results in a week or two.
If I don't notice a huge difference (not sure what to expect) it may end up for sale at the same awesome price again.

post #2142 of 7852

What would be a good DAC and Amp pairing for the DT 880 600 ohm, I'm going to be using Spdif Outpute as well <3

post #2143 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

What would be a good DAC and Amp pairing for the DT 880 600 ohm, I'm going to be using Spdif Outpute as well <3

 

How much ya wanna spend?

How much space ya got?

Are you open to using tubes?

Rolling tubes?

Do you want SP/DIF only or do you also want USB?

SP/DIF coaxial or optical or both?

post #2144 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

How much ya wanna spend?

How much space ya got?

Are you open to using tubes?

Rolling tubes?

Do you want SP/DIF only or do you also want USB?

SP/DIF coaxial or optical or both?

Under $1000

 

Space is Not an issue I can get more space when I need it

 

Tubes Would be nice!

 

Rolling Tubes never heard of

 

And it is Sd/Dif ONLY

 

and Sp/Dif Optical atm... 

post #2145 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Under $1000

 

Space is Not an issue I can get more space when I need it

 

Tubes Would be nice!

 

Rolling Tubes never heard of

 

And it is Sd/Dif ONLY

 

and Sp/Dif Optical atm... 

 

Rolling Tubes : "ajusting soud that match your tastes , by changing tubes that have an influence on sound " 

 

La Figaro 339 + DAC that suite your needs . (AMP is most important IMO) .

 

Note : i am not huge fan of Tubes amps but tryed at friend homes a 336 C and it was not bad at all specially with Beyer 600 ohms . So if you want something cheaper 336 could be a good match for your tube will . 

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