Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Crack;Bottlehead OTL
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Crack;Bottlehead OTL - Page 193

post #2881 of 5558

So I did try to pair KENRAD 6SN7 with GEC 6AS7 and while It sounds better than paired with 5998 I still recommend to use 5814 or 12AU7 because of the way bass is presented

post #2882 of 5558

he photos are up on the bottlehead site :facepalm: Great news, there is room for smallish OPT's

29.gif

post #2883 of 5558

I can't find comparison for O2amp vs Crack. Interested with Crack but the price, phew....

post #2884 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post

I can't find comparison for O2amp vs Crack. Interested with Crack but the price, phew....

Depends on the headphone.
post #2885 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Depends on the headphone.

Sorry. Forget to mention. Senn HD600...

post #2886 of 5558
Well, the short answer then is... The O2 is fast, articulate, lean, and clear while the Crack is warmer, meatier, smoother, and more liquid.
post #2887 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Well, the short answer then is... The O2 is fast, articulate, lean, and clear while the Crack is warmer, meatier, smoother, and more liquid.

So you compared both right? Does Crack really good as they are hyped?

post #2888 of 5558

Has anyone used or are using a Brimar 13D5 in their Crack if so could you please share your views on it.

 

I am not sure if they are a 12UA7 or a direct replacement I am a bit wary of taking the "direct replacement" comments as gospel?

 

Cheers

post #2889 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 

So you compared both right? Does Crack really good as they are hyped?


Palmfish description is smack on imho, with the HD 600 both these amps work very well but are just different. I have a soft spot for OTLs (headphone 300 ohms and above) but the O2 (Epiphany Audio here) and E12 are really excellent small solid state amps. Does the Crack live upto the hype, yes, add a speedball and it gets a bit special but only for headphones 300 ohms and above.

post #2890 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 


Palmfish description is smack on imho, with the HD 600 both these amps work very well but are just different. I have a soft spot for OTLs (headphone 300 ohms and above) but the O2 (Epiphany Audio here) and E12 are really excellent small solid state amps. Does the Crack live upto the hype, yes, add a speedball and it gets a bit special but only for headphones 300 ohms and above.

Currently using Aune T1. Wondering if I should change my DAC together too or just spend price of Objective combor or Schiit combo and invest in amp only with Aune T1 DAC. I wonder if above combo is an upgrade from Aune T1. Crack with speedball over my balls could afford. :( Or I guess, try hard to funding for Crack OTL at least?

post #2891 of 5558

I have both right now Crack with Speedball  and Lyr with Bifrost Uber driving not recommended HD700 and with right set of tubes I prefer Biffrost/Crack combo over Bifrost/Lyr and yes I have Amperex Orange Globes but Buggle Boys for Lyr

post #2892 of 5558
I would say that Crack and Aune T1 would pair well. You can always add Speedball later and / or upgrade the DAC
post #2893 of 5558
Not knowing what the Aune DAC sounds like, I will say I agree with Loquah.

I really havent noticed much difference between all the DACs Ive heard over the years. The only notable exception is the prototype Bottlehead DAC. It was noticeably warmer and lusher sounding than the Benchmark DAC1 I compared it to, and the DAC1 sounded the same to my ears as all of my other DACs (both discrete and built in).

Thats why Im done buying DACs - at least until I decide to start using a computer as a music source, which I have no current plans to do. If or when I do, I think an ODAC or something similar is the way I would go.
post #2894 of 5558
I didn't try many DACs but for Bifrost is noticeable improvement over DAC of WA7 when used with either WA7 amp, Lyr or Crack
post #2895 of 5558

has anyone paired CRACK with dt880 600 ohms?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Crack;Bottlehead OTL