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That doesn't fully address the problem that the output impedance is 9 ohms (and, according to reviews on here, it hums with sensitive headphones). That is not a fault per se; this amp is optimised for 600 ohms studio headphones.

 

If you have a hum problem you can use the ground lift switch. Now, will be better to talk from your own experience and not just quote reviews here.

 

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If you have a hum problem you can use the ground lift switch. Now, will be better to talk from your own experience and not just quote reviews here.

 


Good advice for those with the humming. You need to always the read manual if you encounter any problems!

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@ dukeskd, how is the new Mytek hps out compare to the Phonitor?

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The technicalities don't really matter when the sound is right. I believe the LCD-2 and Phonitor is an awesome pairing. I didn't think much of the Phonitor + d7000, but that's my opinion.

 

How do you find Phonitor and D700 pairing?

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@ dukeskd, how is the new Mytek hps out compare to the Phonitor?


In my opinion, amazing. I think they work wonders together, as Mytek is not in the clinical nature but it is very neutral with no harsh sounds. The Mytek DAC uses the Sabre 32bit chip, which is known for its detail extraction, and I love to hear all the details with neutrality. It is the pairing for me and I will not change this setup for a long time.

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How do you find Phonitor and D700 pairing?


I found it decent. The one thing that was surprising was the enhanced soundstage with the Phonitor (crossfeed switched off). The mids and lower-end regions were really nice but I wasn't too happy about the treble.

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Thanks duke.  I ask because when I tried D7100 with DarkStar (accidentally with High gain setting) the bass was horribly wooly.

I did not noticed the treble though because the bass itself has ruin the whole thing.

I know it's a different amp, but I am afraid amp that designed for high impedance amp won't excel with lower impedance like LCD-2?

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Any thoughts on how Auditor/Phonitor pairs with HD800 vs T1? I would be focusing on classical music as reference. I am using MDAC ... if anyone has an 

opinion on that DAC, AMP pairing with these phones it would be appreciated. 

 

Dan

post #474 of 675
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Any thoughts on how Auditor/Phonitor pairs with HD800 vs T1? I would be focusing on classical music as reference. I am using MDAC ... if anyone has an 

opinion on that DAC, AMP pairing with these phones it would be appreciated. 

 

Dan

 

 

Looks form the box like the MDAC engineers already make their choice...have you tried the K-70X series with classical music ?

 

post #475 of 675
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Any thoughts on how Auditor/Phonitor pairs with HD800 vs T1? I would be focusing on classical music as reference. I am using MDAC ... if anyone has an 

opinion on that DAC, AMP pairing with these phones it would be appreciated. 

 

Dan

 

I'm listening to some Haydn symphonies through Phonitor and HD800 and everything is great, imaging is next to perfection with the Xfeed on. It really feels like I'm the theater, sitting at third row. Really amazing.

 

I don't have the T1 here with me now though.

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Madbull, I see you have the V800 and I was wondering if you tried a different DAC's with this combo?

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Madbull, I see you have the V800 and I was wondering if you tried a different DAC's with this combo?

 

Not yet.

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I'm listening to some Haydn symphonies through Phonitor and HD800 and everything is great, imaging is next to perfection with the Xfeed on. It really feels like I'm the theater, sitting at third row. Really amazing.

 

I don't have the T1 here with me now though.


Same experience here, the crossfeed really makes the music more realistic in so many ways. I also love to listen to acoustic albums, Jimmy Page - David Coverdale, etc.

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Madbull, I see you have the V800 and I was wondering if you tried a different DAC's with this combo?

 

Ah I meant the Audiolab MDAC Acix. it's a UK brand but made in china. 

 

I just have the auditor myself. Although Jude did a great Head Fi TV review of the phonitor (its on youtube) and said its one the best SS amps for HD800s. 

I can't wait to try out the T1 soon. I think 800s are not versatile enough for my music collection. And I find 650s now a bit muffled. T1 should be a nice 

compromise. 

post #480 of 675
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

 

Ah I meant the Audiolab MDAC Acix. it's a UK brand but made in china. 

 

I just have the auditor myself. Although Jude did a great Head Fi TV review of the phonitor (its on youtube) and said its one the best SS amps for HD800s. 

I can't wait to try out the T1 soon. I think 800s are not versatile enough for my music collection. And I find 650s now a bit muffled. T1 should be a nice 

compromise. 

 

Yes, the T1 are great as well the K702...here is more info: http://www.head-fi.org/t/595522/akg-k702-vs-beyerdynamic-t1-in-the-studio

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