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post #4906 of 4915
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Originally Posted by Ndug15 View Post
 

how do people feel about this amp combined with the hd650s?

 

probably been asked before but hey =)

 

also, what are some comparable amps to this guy...?


Gustard H10   http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Gustard+H10&_sacat=0

post #4907 of 4915

I have HD800 and it seems M-Stage HPA-2 is a match. But i understand that the DAC isn´t that great and my question is if i get an improvement if i pair it with Modi 2 UBER. I also wonder if anyone here have compared Magni 2 Uber vs M-Stage HPA-2 with HD800?

 

Thanks!

post #4908 of 4915

Does the M-Stage pair well with any electrostatics? It's output seems on the lowend of what you'd need for a high end electrostatic, but are there options that it would make sense with? I'm still enjoying my Q701s with it immensely, but if I do eventually upgrade, it's electrostatic or bust.

post #4909 of 4915

Electrocstats get electrostatic amplifiers.  M-Stage is for orthodynamics and regular dynamics only.

post #4910 of 4915
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Originally Posted by ShrikeT View Post
 

Does the M-Stage pair well with any electrostatics? It's output seems on the lowend of what you'd need for a high end electrostatic, but are there options that it would make sense with? I'm still enjoying my Q701s with it immensely, but if I do eventually upgrade, it's electrostatic or bust.

 

I used to have a Matrix M Stage.

I still have a pair of Q701.

 

I also have the Stax SRS-2170 system.

There is no contest, the Stax beats the Q and Matrix hands down.

 

The Stax is a cleaner, more natural, purer sounding headphone system.

Cleaner, less grainy treble, flatter frequency response, a more realistic, less mechanical sound..

post #4911 of 4915
Chodi

You used the M-Stage to drive your T1s before the Taurus came along, didn't you?

Which opamp did you use? What impact did it have on the sound?

My musical tastes are similar to yours (although perhaps a bit broader) and I will be re-purchasing the T1s when I have saved, so I would value your input.
post #4912 of 4915

I have a several year-old M-stage that buzzes after it heats up.  Anyone have any ideas on this?  (Tried adjusting the grounding screw on the bottom).  It's especially noticeable with low impedance headphones, not really noticeable with HD600s.

post #4913 of 4915
Mine buzzes with every low impedance headphones from day one. I cannot go over 25% volume. With HD800 there is no buzz, 100% volume. I think that's normal, I think I read it somewhere also.
post #4914 of 4915
Forgot to mention, the buzz is constant in time, heating up does nothing...
post #4915 of 4915
Which one would be your choice: new m-stage or used musical fidelity v8p?
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