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post #196 of 827
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So near you can taste it...
...skipping class...so...very...tempting
post #197 of 827
ARG!!! still no amp...
post #198 of 827
Yesterday I received my Corda Concerto. It was allot smaller than I thought but heavy for the size. It's a very cool looking little amp. Having read 'Skylabs' review I don't need to go into the outer workings of it, however this is my assessment:

THis amp is the best ( SS ) amp I have ever heard.This amp is completely neutral across the board. There is no coloring at all.
My cans are Grados, Denons, and Beyers dt880/600OHM. THere is no need to EQ any of these at all. The beyers pair the best on high gain, however my other cans sound the best I've heard from them.
I am used to listening to mostly tube amps and now am a believer in SS amps of this Quality. Meier Rocks!!!
One other thing, there is an airiness like a high quality tube amp.

Enjoy, Ken
"thebasso"
post #199 of 827
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Originally Posted by thebasso View Post
Yesterday I received my Corda Concerto. It was allot smaller than I thought but heavy for the size. It's a very cool looking little amp. Having read 'Skylabs' review I don't need to go into the outer workings of it, however this is my assessment:

THis amp is the best ( SS ) amp I have ever heard.This amp is completely neutral across the board. There is no coloring at all.
My cans are Grados, Denons, and Beyers dt880/600OHM. THere is no need to EQ any of these at all. The beyers pair the best on high gain, however my other cans sound the best I've heard from them.
I am used to listening to mostly tube amps and now am a believer in SS amps of this Quality. Meier Rocks!!!
One other thing, there is an airiness like a high quality tube amp.

Enjoy, Ken
"thebasso"
Great mini-review, Ken. As another lover of the DT880/600s, this is the feedback that I was looking for.
post #200 of 827
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One other thing, there is an airiness like a high quality tube amp.(...)
It was not my imagination
post #201 of 827
Does the Concerto hiss with sensitive IEMs?
post #202 of 827
I don't know. I haven't used any IEM's yet.
post #203 of 827
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Does the concerto hiss with sensitive IEMs?
i was curious about the same thing, but thats also one of the reasons i was so curious in the amp, with the noise floor as low as it is, i doubt there will be noise with any headphone, including the most sensitive of iem's. and my only headphone is my jh-13's and ive been looking for a home amp for it...
post #204 of 827
I just plugged in my Grado GR8's IEM's and had absolutely no hiss at all. doesn't seem to be a problem at all. GR8's are very sensitive.
post #205 of 827
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i was curious about the same thing, but thats also one of the reasons i was so curious in the amp, with the noise floor as low as it is, i doubt there will be noise with any headphone, including the most sensitive of iem's. and my only headphone is my jh-13's and ive been looking for a home amp for it...
Yeah I had the jh13 in mind as well

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I just plugged in my Grado GR8's IEM's and had absolutely no hiss at all. doesn't seem to be a problem at all. GR8's are very sensitive.
Awesome..thanks!
post #206 of 827
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Yeah I had the jh13 in mind as well



Awesome..thanks!
it is heartening and like i said with the noise floor that low there should be no hissing, but keep in mind that were about 7db louder at the same spot on the volume knob than the gr8
post #207 of 827
Nice to know
post #208 of 827

Question for Skylab.....

My SBH, which I really love, has been pushed into my main system where it is doing 'pre-amp' duty.

I like to have a 'headphone only' setup in another room (with the comfy chair and it's fun to 'get away').

I'm tempted to get a Concerto for that dedicated headphone only setup, but I'm afraid the SBH would clobber it.

If it hasn't been too long since you've heard a BC headamp, do you think the Concerto is in that league?

I'm not necessarily looking for something 'better' than the BC, just don't want something starkly not as good.

Thanks for any comments you might be able to make....
post #209 of 827
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It's tough because it has been a long time since I had the SBH. I do think the Concerto is in that league, though - it's a remarkably good headphone amp, especially for the money.
post #210 of 827
Regarding the JH13 on the Concerto: There is virtually no hiss (or hum) with the gain set to low, even when the volume is set to 100% .
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