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I got some little black metal disks for my BHSE and PSU to sit upon (wooden shelf).  It appears that audioadvisor does not carry them any more though. I have not been convinced to spend megabucks on anything other than pretty spike feet myself.  Most of my gear I put sorbothane type disks/feet under.

Check out herbie's isolation devices of which he is most famous for his tube dampeners.
post #5357 of 5750
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looks amazing - all your gear looks immaculate. I read that you sold your GSX to a lucky headfier - hope the sale went well. Anything on the horizon for you in the near future? 
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Thanks Paddy.

Regarding the sale of the GS-Xmk2 I had, although the head-fier that bought it told me he was very happy with the SQ he heard, ( the headphones being used were my LCD-XC's ) I could tell from his reaction he was impressed even before he said anything.
He also got to hear my 009 / BHSE.

Although it won't be in the near future, I am eventually thinking on getting a KGSSHV, however that depends on whether Justin starts building them.
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I'm sure Spritzer would build you one and quality wise would be at least as good if not better in some respects :cool:

 

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Although it won't be in the near future, I am eventually thinking on getting a KGSSHV, however that depends on whether Justin starts building them.
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Birgir is someone I'd definitely consider Malcolm, but as I say it won't be for sometime before I've the spare money to get the KGSSHV, probably at least two years, and by that time Justin might have started building them.
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Birgir is someone I'd definitely consider Malcolm, but as I say it won't be for sometime before I've the spare money to get the KGSSHV, probably at least two years, and by that time Justin might have started building them.

How much do they cost? Less than 5000 or more?

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Considerably less than $5000.  Choice of some parts and chassis can have a big influence on the final price.  $2500 is ball park.  You could do it cheaper, and you could spend more...

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Considerably less than $5000.  Choice of some parts and chassis can have a big influence on the final price.  $2500 is ball park.  You could do it cheaper, and you could spend more...

well, that's not too bad at all

post #5363 of 5750

I purchased a KGSShv from Birgir a while back.  He builds an exceptional sounding amp and takes care of his customers.

 

I owned the BHSE and HV at the same time for a short while- later sold the HV.  


Edited by CorvetteGarage - 6/14/14 at 7:58am
post #5364 of 5750
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

How much do they cost? Less than 5000 or more?

I think Birgir's KGSSHV is around $3000, but I can't say for sure.

The only reason I'd eventually be wanting another stats amp, is if anything happened to my BHSE I wouldn't be without listening to my 009's.
I did order the Aristaeus, but something cropped up and I needed the money I paid for that amp.
When I'm ready, I could order the Aristaeus again, but I'm now wanting a SS stats amp.
The six isolation cones that I'm using with the stand that my MacMini sits on, were actually for the Aristaeus.
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I think Birgir's KGSSHV is around $3000, but I can't say for sure.

The only reason I'd eventually be wanting another stats amp, is if anything happened to my BHSE I wouldn't be without listening to my 009's.
I did order the Aristaeus, but something cropped up and I needed the money I paid for that amp.
When I'm ready, I could order the Aristaeus again, but I'm now wanting a SS stats amp.
The six isolation cones that I'm using with the stand that my MacMini sits on, were actually for the Aristaeus.

 

I have a Spritzer/Birgir KGSSHV built amp.  I can tell you it is a bit north of $3k.  The cost to build KGSSHV have risen a bit from what I understand as the preferred Sanyo parts are becoming a bit harder to obtain.  I do not think Spritzer sells his built amps on a normal basis.  It more about if he has some built ones lying around.  In fact, I think most of the third party KGSSHV builders are what I consider hobbyists who have an interest in amp design and doing it more for the fun than anything else.

post #5366 of 5750

If this trail hasn't gone cold, I use Vertex AQ supports underneath my Aristaeus, albeit taking care to minimize the risk of abrasion.  There is certainly a considerable improvement in sound quality as a result.

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Well get yourself a little 252 or 212, great as a stopgap while you have a repair to you main amp. It doesn't disgrace itself even with the 009.

 

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The only reason I'd eventually be wanting another stats amp, is if anything happened to my BHSE I wouldn't be without listening to my 009's.
 
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With the SQ I'm getting from my BHSE, I don't believe any available Stax amp will get close to that, and although I've never heard the KGSSHV, I also don't think that amp will sound as good as the BHSE, but it should sound closer than the Stax amps. Because of that I'd sooner wait until I've the money for a KGSSHV.
post #5369 of 5750

Well a used one complete with a set of Lambdas will cost you circa £250 so worth a try and see what you think. It won't sound like a tube amp but you might be surprised.

 

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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

With the SQ I'm getting from my BHSE, I don't believe any available Stax amp will get close to that, and although I've never heard the KGSSHV, I also don't think that amp will sound as good as the BHSE, but it should sound closer than the Stax amps. Because of that I'd sooner wait until I've the money for a KGSSHV.
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Well a used one complete with a set of Lambdas will cost you circa £250 so worth a try and see what you think. It won't sound like a tube amp but you might be surprised.

 

 

As well as the 009's, I also have the LCD-XC's, HD-600's, UM Miracles, and Shure se535's, so I'm not looking for anymore phones.

 

I once had SRM-007t which I used to drive the SR-007mk1 I had, and I didn't like that amp, so I'm also not getting anymore Stax amps.

However if Stax comes out with a new flagship Earspeaker, I might end up getting one of those.

 

Although I doubt anything happening to my BHSE for quite sometime, [ unless I had an accident with it ] if anything did happen and I didn't have the KGSSHV, I could always listen to my LCD-XC or HD-600's or UM Miracles with my Pico Slim. Obviously those headphones and CIEM's with that portable amp aren't to the same SQ level as my 009 / BHSE, but when used with the K-01 the SQ is still very good, and I don't even have to have the Pico Slim's volume on full, especially with the LCD-XC and even less with the UM Miracles.

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