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post #31 of 4904
Has anyone else heard this amp yet? Not to diminish the OP's excellent review, but one man's opinion is but...one man's opinion
post #32 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Rotomoto View Post
Has anyone else heard this amp yet? Not to diminish the OP's excellent review, but one man's opinion is but...one man's opinion

Very true, and I'm eager to have some other folks try it out. I'm pretty sure I'm not crazy due to the many opinions of the real Lehmann Linear overwhelmingly agreeing with my impressions of this unit. But still, more perspectives are always better, and indeed there were even a few people who didn't care for the Linear for one reason or another.

Switching topics:
I finally remembered to measure the thing from front of volume knob to rear of RCA jacks. It is just a hair less than 11.5 inches deep, or about 292mm for my metric friends.

I briefly used it with my AKG K702 yesterday. I can tell it continues to perform on the level of the Graham Slee and the DarkVoice, but more than that I can't say without much more listening time.
post #33 of 4904
Please let us know about bass and highs with K702...
post #34 of 4904
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Very true, and I'm eager to have some other folks try it out. I'm pretty sure I'm not crazy due to the many opinions of the real Lehmann Linear overwhelmingly agreeing with my impressions of this unit. But still, more perspectives are always better, and indeed there were even a few people who didn't care for the Linear for one reason or another.

Switching topics:
I finally remembered to measure the thing from front of volume knob to rear of RCA jacks. It is just a hair less than 11.5 inches deep, or about 292mm for my metric friends.

I briefly used it with my AKG K702 yesterday. I can tell it continues to perform on the level of the Graham Slee and the DarkVoice, but more than that I can't say without much more listening time.
Hey Project86, thanks for measuring the amp for me I appreciate it. I can't wait until I pair it to use with the HD600
post #35 of 4904
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Please let us know about bass and highs with K702...
Please do! - I just got my AKG K701s in earlier today, and my Matrix is due to arrive by the end of the month. I'm really looking forward these together.

It's gotta be better than the K701s out of my EMU1820 headphone jack.
post #36 of 4904
Well, I want a Matrix, too.
As I am new to buying via eBay and PayPal, I have one question:
What do I write when I want my PayPal money to go to Jeffrey Tam? I have no clue whatsoever and feel a bit uneducated.
Thank you for your help. I hope to improve eventually.
post #37 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
Well, I want a Matrix, too.
As I am new to buying via eBay and PayPal, I have one question:
What do I write when I want my PayPal money to go to Jeffrey Tam? I have no clue whatsoever and feel a bit uneducated.
Thank you for your help. I hope to improve eventually.
When you order online by the user coolfungadet, he IS Jeffery Tam. At least, I'm fairly certain that is the case.
post #38 of 4904
Yes, but do I put in his name, his nickname or email or maybe something else?
post #39 of 4904
After purchasing it off ebay, there will be a link to pay that eventually asks you to login to paypal. It will have his email/payment info and amount already entered. All you have to do then is double check the amount, the payment method, and hit the confirm payment button.
post #40 of 4904
If you are a virgin ebayer, start small to get acquainted with the format. Order something that cost a dollar or two. Be aware that to save on listing fees, some sellers sell items for very low prices like 99 cents but the shipping will cost $75. It is common to see audio gear from China like a power amp that list Buy It Now for $65 and the shipping is $249.

Sorry for your wallet
post #41 of 4904
Thread Starter 
Good advice about Ebay, I think it's all been explained well enough, PM me if you have any other questions though and I'd be glad to help.

Sorry I have not had much of a chance to do in depth listening with K702. From what I've heard though the M-Stage is very neutral with them. That could be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you feel about the K701/702 sound. Some people find them to have glaring flaws that must be "cleaned up" by an amp that unnaturally pushes huge bass or some other aspect. I find that the M-Stage has plenty of power for that authoritative sound, but does not color them to sound like some other headphones. They still retain their oroginal character.

Hope that helps a bit.
post #42 of 4904
Found answer. Delete post.
post #43 of 4904
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Sorry I have not had much of a chance to do in depth listening with K702. From what I've heard though the M-Stage is very neutral with them. That could be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you feel about the K701/702 sound. Some people find them to have glaring flaws that must be "cleaned up" by an amp that unnaturally pushes huge bass or some other aspect. I find that the M-Stage has plenty of power for that authoritative sound, but does not color them to sound like some other headphones. They still retain their oroginal character.

Hope that helps a bit.
That's exactly what I'm looking for in an amp, honestly. I couldn't ask for anything more than that.

This batch of M-Stage amps are supposed to start out shipping between the 15th and the 18th; so any day now mine should be shipping. Once I get it, I'll give my oh-so-amateur opinion.
post #44 of 4904
Re heat: it looks like this unit doesn't use the chassis for a heatsink, that would explain why the outside of the unit doesn't get hot versus say Audio-gd gear that often uses the chassis for a heatsink or other stuff that has exposed heatsinks. If you feel like it, could you try running it for a while then touching the small vertical heatsinks inside it?
post #45 of 4904
10 pcs of 110V arrived. Another 10 pcs of 220V units will arrive early next week.

m-stage is back in stock!
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