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post #181 of 827

One Can???

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Originally Posted by spartan123 View Post
there is no way I could ever be down to one can..... I am to much of a collector. luv to hear the differences in sound between phones and amps, Just wish I could review like some of the other guys on the forum.
Was that just "one can"... or... "one MAIN can?"

One could infer... he will have lots, and lots of "secondary cans."

Few are so decisive that they could ever settle on just "one can"... yet... many could settle on "one MAIN can"... with lots, and lots of "secondary cans."

Therein... lies all the difference.
post #182 of 827
^^^ I'm so damn indecisive that I might be better off with just ONE can.

I also have issues with gear sitting unused. I'm not sure what that says about me...hmmm??? I've come a long way out of my slight pack rat tendencies.

I'm in simplify mode.
post #183 of 827
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Originally Posted by asmagus View Post
... yes, first impressions in brief

1st Excellent look of the amplifier, simple design but all fitting perfectly, great content - everything is made from aluminium, it looks much better than in pictures. Blue LEDs illuminate too strong but I can live with this trifle.

2nd From the first sound (I put headphones on the head 3 hours after activating music) You can hear that sound is rich in details.
- AKG 271 mk II and Sony's HD 7509 shows that they have nice bass skills when they are properly driven,
- AMAZING scene ... close to OTL's but different... it is hard to describe...I can feel the "space/air" but the instruments are not"in a vacuum".

We get also completely black background (lack of noise, hum, etc.) and a phenomenal crossfeed.
Asmagus, how do you like the 64-step discrete volume control (except for the too bright LEDs which are a common nuisance)? How about gain in the two (actually with the internal switch: three) positions: At which positions of the volume control knob do you reach your normal listening level with each of your cans? Thanks!
post #184 of 827

Review: Meier Audio Concert headphone amp

asmagus: very sorry about your president and others; praying for your country, best to you and yours and all...
post #185 of 827
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Originally Posted by audiorapture View Post
asmagus: very sorry about your president and others; praying for your country, best to you and yours and all...
Thank you; this is great loss - in 1940 Russians killed in this same place 22 000 polish soldiers and intellectualist - now ..THIS

This place in Russia is a cursed place for our nation !
Katyn massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Originally Posted by chi2 View Post
Asmagus, how do you like the 64-step discrete volume control (except for the too bright LEDs which are a common nuisance)? How about gain in the two (actually with the internal switch: three) positions: At which positions of the volume control knob do you reach your normal listening level with each of your cans? Thanks!

I love it. Channel balance is superb. There is no problem with finding right volume setting.

Internal switch - there was no need to use it.
External switch have two positions "Low gain" and "High gain". Volume knob have 64 steps, led lights on 1,3,5,7 ... position. We have 64 positions with Low gain and 64 positions with High gain - it gives us 128 different setting, ad internal switch and we have ... 256 possibilities

I use only low gain:
- with my beloved Sony MDR 7509 HD (24 Ohm - 107 dB/mW) I normal put volume knob in position number 22/23
- whit AKG 271 mk II (55 Ohm - 91 dB/mW) I also use only low gain - position of volume knob number 44/45
post #186 of 827
Thanks for the info on the discrete volume control. I think it's a great concept that will spread soon and fast.

(Very sorry to hear what happened near Smolensk. A tragedy indeed!)
post #187 of 827
Terrible thing at Smolensk, asmagus, both then and now. Very sorry for your nation's loss.

The description of the discreet volume control is most interesting. The external high gain switch would probably be useful for Beyers and Senns to get the amp in its best zone.

I like everything I hear abut the Concerto...
post #188 of 827
This discrete volume control is very ingenious. I think that sound is so neutral and rich in details also because of this.
post #189 of 827
New observation for the concerto, perhaps obvious I was surprised.
I turned off amplifier, without removing the headphones and without turning off the source ... music played for a long time. I was curious and I checked it carefully - after disconnecting the power supply Concerto still drives headphones from 7 to 15 seconds.
post #190 of 827
Thread Starter 
That will happen when you have that many capacitors
post #191 of 827
She's taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo LONG to get here :' [


That is all

*Sigh*

:P
post #192 of 827
Yoda: "I can not teach him, the boy has no patience" and later "Patience hard for you, I know"


post #193 of 827
No doubt! i hope everyday to see the box at my front door or a tag on the door!


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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post
She's taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo LONG to get here :' [


That is all

*Sigh*

:P
post #194 of 827
OHHHH I came home today and there was a notice for a failed delivery attempt!

All I have to do now is wait until tomorrow and go pick up XD!

w00t w00t
post #195 of 827
So near you can taste it...
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