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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
The GS1000 is extremely fuzzy with amp's and need a loooong burn-in..
With the right amp and 500- op more burn in, you can listen loud (I seldom do this myself) without the down and upper distorsion..
They do excel in low volume though
My headphones are used and I'm sure through their age they have had plenty of burn-in time
What is the average burn-in time of a tube amp though?

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Originally Posted by carledwards View Post
Beware of generalizations regarding these cans. Despite certain "tribal truths" that many accept around here, low-impedance cans often work very well with OTL tube amps, for instance. Lately, I've been enjoying my GS1K immensely with the Proceed PCD3, my Woo 3 and fifties/sixties classic Blue Note jazz on CD. Some "experts" (they know who they are and you probably do, too) around here will insist this can't be true because you MUST have a transformer coupled tube or solid state amp to properly power low-impedance phones. And as is sometimes the case, these "experts" are wrong. Dead wrong.

I want the Woo 3+, seeing as you have the older model how well do you like it?
post #17 of 24
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I want the Woo 3+, seeing as you have the older model how well do you like it?
I like the Woo 3 very much with the vintage tubes I'm using, i.e. Sylvania 7236 and Bugle Boys.
post #18 of 24
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I like the Woo 3 very much with the vintage tubes I'm using, i.e. Sylvania 7236 and Bugle Boys.
Great, looks like that's top on my AMP list,
any one have experience with Solid State amps/ DAC's and the GS1K's?
post #19 of 24
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What are some good Solid State AMPs that go well with the GS1000's?
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by pwnm30rdi3 View Post
What are some good Solid State AMPs that go well with the GS1000's?
Those grado's are very hard to deal with, (on amp selection) check this thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/bes...1000-a-308019/
post #21 of 24
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What are some good Solid State AMPs that go well with the GS1000's?
The other amp I have at my disposal is a Portal Panache integrated, which is reputed to be designed by Nelson Pass. The headphone section of this amp is particularly good in that the signal is taken straight off the main circuit with minimal padding/filtration. I've been going back and forth between the Portal and the WA6SE I mentioned. I'd give the higher ground to the Woo, but I'm a tube junkie and prefer what occurs to me as the more pleasing sounds of a good tube circuit, though I would not have necessarily called the Woo a "tubey" amp as it really does a nice job of bringing some slam and speed that I'd otherwise associate with an SS amp. The Panache brings out just as much detail (both amps are superb in that respect), but tends to have slightly different emphasis that is still difficult for me to articulate. It has slightly harder edges where decay/sustain seems to cut out a bit earlier than with the Woo. The Woo tends to push forward the low mids/upper bass a bit more. The Panache has a more linear playing field without really emphasizing any part of the spectrum. I would think that some folks might prefer the Panache for that reason, but I like the Woo better...it simply sounds more natural to me. That's only two isolated examples and one opinion, of course.
post #22 of 24

Grado loves tubes.


Edited by Audiogalore - 8/25/10 at 7:05pm
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by carledwards View Post

Beware of generalizations regarding these cans. Despite certain "tribal truths" that many accept around here, low-impedance cans often work very well with OTL tube amps, for instance. Lately, I've been enjoying my GS1K immensely with the Proceed PCD3, my Woo 3 and fifties/sixties classic Blue Note jazz on CD. Some "experts" (they know who they are and you probably do, too) around here will insist this can't be true because you MUST have a transformer coupled tube or solid state amp to properly power low-impedance phones. And as is sometimes the case, these "experts" are wrong. Dead wrong.


I agree, my Little Dot MK6 drives my GS1000i with sound signature.

post #24 of 24

While I do stand by what I posted earlier, ironically, I did end up with a transformer-coupled tube amp (Woo 6) for these cans. And it's my favorite combo to date. In fact, the Woo 6 is my fave with the RS-1, also. Perfect match to my ears.

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