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Hey!

The Blue Circle amps are made a few miles away from where I live!

Then u probably know they make some spectacular ampsbiggrin.gif

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I've been looking at the M-Stage for a while now and I've been seeing some ad listings for this amp saying Class A. Does that mean the class A mod is no longer necessary?

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Then u probably know they make some spectacular ampsbiggrin.gif

 

Yes, they have a great reputation!

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I've been looking at the M-Stage for a while now and I've been seeing some ad listings for this amp saying Class A. Does that mean the class A mod is no longer necessary?

 

The Matrix M Stage is basically an Op Amp fiollowed by a DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE.

The stock Op Amp is NOT running in Class A.

The discrete Output stage is running in Class A.

 

Confusing, ain't it?

 

BTW, I don't use an Op Amp with the Class A mod in my M Stage.

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Hi men, I would like to know if any of you have tested the Matrix with the Beyer DT770 Pro 80 ohm and the Denon D5000.

Please can you give me your opinion?

 

Kind regards!

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I posted about a month ago a link to a silver volume pot which I was planning to use to replace the black one on the M-stage, well it finally arrived today. I totally love the feel of it, solid aluminium. It looks pretty damn sexy too.

 

 

 

My camera phone will have to do for now, maybe I'll post some better pics tomorrow. Something else to mention, travel feels far more smooth now, it just glides so effortlessly. With the black pot you always need to give it that initial nudge before it starts moving, but not with this. Best $4 I spent in quite some time.

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That's quite nice, can you link it again? I'd love to find one in black. Only complaint I have of the M-Stage is that the knob is small so it's harder to turn than it should be.
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That's quite nice, can you link it again? I'd love to find one in black. Only complaint I have of the M-Stage is that the knob is small so it's harder to turn than it should be.

 

Here you go. Although Im not too sure they have one in black, you may need to dig around to find one.

 

Yeah it is a little hard to turn with the stock pot. It's far easier with this modded one.

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Originally Posted by suryand View Post

Hi men, I would like to know if any of you have tested the Matrix with the Beyer DT770 Pro 80 ohm and the Denon D5000.

Please can you give me your opinion?

 

Kind regards!

 

The Matrix M Stage has enough power to drive either headphone.

 

Other than that, the only comment I have is that I'm not crazy about using my DT880/600 Ohm with the Matrix M Stage.

The sound is kinda bland with that combo.

But the Matrix has more than enough output for those 600 Ohm 'phones.

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

That's quite nice, can you link it again? I'd love to find one in black. Only complaint I have of the M-Stage is that the knob is small so it's harder to turn than it should be.

 

You can find a black one here:
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Thanks!
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Much appreciated.
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Thanks.

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I have also been looking for a black knob to replace the stock one. Will this one fit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-30x22-Aluminum-Hi-Fi-CD-VOLUME-TONE-CONTROL-KNOB-B-/170712249526?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bf3e34b6

 

And how about opamp options. I am currently looking at an LM4562 and an LM49860. Good choices?

 

Edit: Ignore the knob link... just saw the prior post lol. But I do need feedback on my opamp choices. Thanks!


Edited by Change is Good - 4/5/13 at 7:06pm
post #3869 of 4892
Ordered a black knob and a LT1364. Might get the OPA627 Class A bias board later, but going to try the LT first.
post #3870 of 4892
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Ordered a black knob and a LT1364. Might get the OPA627 Class A bias board later, but going to try the LT first.

Please give impressions. I am on the fence on whether to purchase the LM4562, LM49860, OPA627, and now the one you just mentioned. I only want one because I am too lazy to be switching back n forth tongue_smile.gif

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