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post #616 of 827

The Concerto is a super amp and works well with my T1 but the LCD2 is what I use it with. The Decware tube CSP-2 takes the T1 600 ohms to another place as does the Concerto for the LCD2 but it performs very  nice with my T1 and has good synergy.

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The Concerto is a super amp and works well with my T1 but the LCD2 is what I use it with. The Decware tube CSP-2 takes the T1 600 ohms to another place as does the Concerto for the LCD2 but it performs very  nice with my T1 and has good synergy.


Agreed...as much as I enjoy my 600 ohm T1s with my Concerto, I use them about 95% of the time with my MAD tube amp.

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Nice to read that, Reputator, and lovely pic as well (is that one of them, whaddaya call it, kitchen paper towel holders, you're using as a "headphone stand" for your DT990???)



Indeed it is! Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say.

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I have packed the Concerto & T1 ready to ship back to Jan when he gets home after his well deserved break. I am really sorry to not have enjoyed this setup more, but am afraid that adding a StageDac would not change my experience greatly... 

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Is it pair well with K701?

 

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Is it pair well with K701?

 



I personally don't think so. You can refer to my earlier post in this thread for more specifics.

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Can anyone comment on the Concerto VS Phoenix? I know skylab has that combo, and I'd like to know a little bit more.  I think skylab mentioned SE vs SE the concerto is a significantly better amp. Any other comments? How does it compare balanced vs SE?

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SE for SE the Concerto is a better VALUE. Don't think I even said the Concerto was significantly better.

I no longer have the Phoenix though.
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Can anyone comment on the Concerto VS Phoenix? I know skylab has that combo, and I'd like to know a little bit more.  I think skylab mentioned SE vs SE the concerto is a significantly better amp. Any other comments? How does it compare balanced vs SE?


Never had both at the same time. I would say the SE on the phoenix is better, but I have no way of verifying this. There is seemingly more energy and impact w/ phoenix, but again its not like I matched volumes and etc. The concerto seemed a little clearer, but the phoenix kicks really hard and overall has better detail.

 

I always wanted to turn the volume up on the concerto, whereas with the phoenix I am happy keeping at a given position... but again lol could just be the lower positions are louder relative to the concerto.

 

Either way you will be a very happy man. Bare in mind you are only using half of the phoenix if you use SE... Going balanced is a snap is your headphones have 4 conductor cables though... if not the concerto surely is the better deal, because the sound is very close and if you don't need xlr there is a lot of wasted options on the phoenix.

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SE for SE the Concerto is a better VALUE. Don't think I even said the Concerto was significantly better.

I no longer have the Phoenix though.




 

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Never had both at the same time. I would say the SE on the phoenix is better, but I have no way of verifying this. There is seemingly more energy and impact w/ phoenix, but again its not like I matched volumes and etc. The concerto seemed a little clearer, but the phoenix kicks really hard and overall has better detail.

 

I always wanted to turn the volume up on the concerto, whereas with the phoenix I am happy keeping at a given position... but again lol could just be the lower positions are louder relative to the concerto.

 

Either way you will be a very happy man. Bare in mind you are only using half of the phoenix if you use SE... Going balanced is a snap is your headphones have 4 conductor cables though... if not the concerto surely is the better deal, because the sound is very close and if you don't need xlr there is a lot of wasted options on the phoenix.


Thank you both very much for the quick replies! I have a ROC, and was thinking about upgrading. Your comments really helped quell my upgraditis smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by elwappo99 - 11/8/10 at 5:42pm
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Thank you both very much for the quick replies! I have a ROC, and was thinking about upgrading. Your comments really helped quell my upgraditis smily_headphones1.gif



IMO, I would just stick with your sources, and use them to their fullest... you have a great dac and a great amp... why not start balancing your fav headphones? The LCD-2 and DX000 are a breeze to balance.... I don't see why you would want an SE upgrade when you already have the capacity for full balance... and the concerto is surely more of a sidegrade then a true upgrade.

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IMO, I would just stick with your sources, and use them to their fullest... you have a great dac and a great amp... why not start balancing your fav headphones? The LCD-2 and DX000 are a breeze to balance.... I don't see why you would want an SE upgrade when you already have the capacity for full balance... and the concerto is surely more of a sidegrade then a true upgrade.


As soon as I can I want to balance the d7000 I have. I had a chance just a few days ago to balance the stock cable on the LCD-2. World of difference for them.

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As soon as I can I want to balance the d7000 I have. I had a chance just a few days ago to balance the stock cable on the LCD-2. World of difference for them.



LOL! so you are posting here because....

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LOL! so you are posting here because....



I just read so many great things about the active balance in the Meier designs that I was really intrigued by how they would compare to other balanced amps.

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I just read so many great things about the active balance in the Meier designs that I was really intrigued by how they would compare to other balanced amps.


active ground and actually balanced design are two very different things... one amp has 4 ch and one has 3... one amp is using all 4 ch to amplify the music, one amp is only really using 2 and the third to clean up the signal. The Concerto is not a balanced amp, but it is nonetheless excellent.

 

Definitely a superb amp, but I don't see what good it could do for you with your current set up, save make a nice collection addition.

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