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post #541 of 725

Hello,

 

I just purchased the TubeMagic D1 and received it and I have a few questions. I am hearing a soft white noise from the headphone out and I am wondering, is this normal? I hear it even without any sources plugged in so I am pretty sure it isn't from my source.

post #542 of 725
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Originally Posted by Amaltheos View Post

Hello,

 

I just purchased the TubeMagic D1 and received it and I have a few questions. I am hearing a soft white noise from the headphone out and I am wondering, is this normal? I hear it even without any sources plugged in so I am pretty sure it isn't from my source.


 

I think that is normal but you should probably accept an answer from someone that specifically remembers the headphone output on the D1 as it's been quite a while and I just don't remember it.

post #543 of 725

Uh-oh... I've tried every single browser out there, but spoilers don't open. Really need the FAQ...

 

Spunky, can you send me the version w/o the spoilers? 

post #544 of 725
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Uh-oh... I've tried every single browser out there, but spoilers don't open. Really need the FAQ...

 

Spunky, can you send me the version w/o the spoilers? 



I know, I gotta fix it. I'm not sure how old this is but I have a PDF of the forum post:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/head-fi/mav_condensed/mav_condensed_post.pdf

post #545 of 725
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Well yeah of course, I'm just trying to establish a general statement. So getting all the tube vs solid state out the way. Does the HD650 do better with warmer sounding equipment?



HD650s are usually described as sounding "dark" and are said to mate well with warmer sounding amps. (I've never experienced them for myself so I can't give you a first hand impression) They supposedly mate very well with the Bottlehead Crack OTL tube amp.

 

I actually ordered a Crack tonight and plan to eventually get some HD600s or 650s. Not sure which pair I want yet.

post #546 of 725
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Originally Posted by Amaltheos View Post

Hello,

 

I just purchased the TubeMagic D1 and received it and I have a few questions. I am hearing a soft white noise from the headphone out and I am wondering, is this normal? I hear it even without any sources plugged in so I am pretty sure it isn't from my source.



if i crank up the volume to 3 quarters of the way i can hear a soft staticy hum, but below that nothing, i never need to go past about half way on the dial anyway.

post #547 of 725

The D1 and HD650 are okay but much better with a more powerful standalone amp. I prefer tube amps myself. The D1 tube pre-out goes into my main system and to my ears sounds much better than the D1 SS stage. I never use the D1 SS-out stage. But again, I prefer the tube sound in general. 

post #548 of 725

I can only say that I didn't have any noise coming from the headphone out, and I sure did some extensive listening through it. What cans are you using?

 

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Originally Posted by Amaltheos View Post

Hello,

 

I just purchased the TubeMagic D1 and received it and I have a few questions. I am hearing a soft white noise from the headphone out and I am wondering, is this normal? I hear it even without any sources plugged in so I am pretty sure it isn't from my source.



 

 

post #549 of 725

Kinda hit my zone with the bifrost/lyr combo.  The dac itself is insanely pure while the lyr adds some color and punch.  Though the specs on the D2 are a significant upgrade and the price is right, even if the SNR specs don't match to some other dac chips out there(the chip itself which is cheap).

 

I would suggest foregoing the standard tube and finding a better one,  I felt the nos tube that shipped with the D1 to not really add anything to the sound.  And I mean the one that came with the more expensive model.


Edited by ninjikiran - 12/10/11 at 6:46am
post #550 of 725
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Kinda hit my zone with the bifrost/lyr combo.  The dac itself is insanely pure while the lyr adds some color and punch.  Though the specs on the D2 are a significant upgrade and the price is right, even if the SNR specs don't match to some other dac chips out there(the chip itself which is cheap).

 

I would suggest foregoing the standard tube and finding a better one,  I felt the nos tube that shipped with the D1 to not really add anything to the sound.  And I mean the one that came with the more expensive model.



The GE 5670 I think? Those Raytheon Windmill Getters and 396A's are pretty boss. Good investment in tubes if you plan to keep it a long time.

post #551 of 725

ya that one, I assume any other well reviewed tube would work wonders.  I mean the Ge tubes can't be bad but I didn't think they added anything.

 

post #552 of 725

Since I asked in the other thread, might as well ask here too. How do you guys think the Beyer DT990 600ohms do with the D1?

post #553 of 725

You got a pretty good reply from Maverick there. I don't really agree with him as I didn't like the DT990/600 with the D1, it was a bit better with the A1 but when I got my other amps I finally heard how the DT990/600 should sound. But tastes are different and not everyone likes the same sound, and thats a good thing. I suggest you try and if you don't like it, return it or sell it. You usually don't get it right the first time :)

post #554 of 725
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

You got a pretty good reply from Maverick there. I don't really agree with him as I didn't like the DT990/600 with the D1, it was a bit better with the A1 but when I got my other amps I finally heard how the DT990/600 should sound. But tastes are different and not everyone likes the same sound, and thats a good thing. I suggest you try and if you don't like it, return it or sell it. You usually don't get it right the first time :)




frown.gif I usually hate returning things...that's why I try to get it right the first time. Welp, at least I'll get a chance to try out the HD650 soon.

post #555 of 725

I have the 600 Ohm DT880s, they are definitely under-powered on the D1. They don't sound bad, just not what they could sound like if they were properly amped. 

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