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post #16 of 339
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
because noone wants to pay so much money to listen to 5532's?
HD 800 are expensive - but compared to other cans worth every cent.

V100 is a great amp , do not know which opamp No. or what is inside - have not opened the box yet; what ever they did HD 800 likes it and so much more I like what I am hearing. There might be a better amp for HD 800 outthere - so far could not find one - any ideas ?

V100 is not cheap but worth every cent if you want to come a huge step closer to the real thing (live classical acoustic concerts, jazz or whatever music).
Some tube and hybrids costing few times more than V100 kind a suffocate HD800, somewhat colouring the sound in a worst possible way i.e. you can not hear what is HD800 in reality capable of : transparent, sound stage, instrument separation, speed etc.
I am not mentioning those amps - maybe other people like what they do, I am surely not. To me it looks like no "christmas tree amp" can properly drive HD800 ?
post #17 of 339
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post
LOL, i hope those are not in the signal path. [..] I've seen those NE5532's too
Truth hurts. They are.
post #18 of 339
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Truth hurts. They are.
What's wrong with the NE5532? Did one kill your dog?
post #19 of 339
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Truth hurts. They are.
leeperry, which one would you go for HPA v200, Symphony, or stagedac\concerto combo?
Do these latter amps fit better amps?
post #20 of 339
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Originally Posted by DoReMi View Post
leeperry, which one would you go for HPA v200, Symphony, or stagedac\concerto combo?
Do these latter amps fit better amps?
too many advices on head-fi look biased and written by shills, so I'll refrain from getting too specific

you want:
-a high quality pot, to avoid stereo tracking problems...possibly stepped
-a high quality linear regulated PSU...possibly discrete, so it doesn't throw EMI onto the audio circuits
-either a high quality discrete design, some high end opamps, or swappable sockets...w/ a whole bunch of decoupling caps to help stability
-a nice case

I know one brand that does all this, it's even a head-fi sponsor!
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What's wrong with the NE5532? Did one kill your dog?
let's see? because they sound like ****?

I don't have a dog btw
post #21 of 339
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
too many advices on head-fi look biased and written by shills, so I'll refrain from getting too specific

you want:
-a high quality pot, to avoid stereo tracking problems...possibly stepped
-a high quality linear regulated PSU...possibly discrete, so it doesn't throw EMI onto the audio circuits
-either a high quality discrete design, some high end opamps, or swappable sockets...w/ a whole bunch of decoupling caps to help stability
-a nice case

I know one brand that does all this, it's even a head-fi sponsor!

let's see? because they sound like ****?

I don't have a dog btw
A shill is person who is paid to help another person or organization to sell goods or services

Which one do you help ? Bryston 160 (on the way) ?

I think everybody has different taste. If I or who ever here shares his experience about gear or whatever nobody is forced to take it as granted ??
How can we know that you are not a shill or extraterestrial or fake ?
We can not tell, but you can ?

Cheers
post #22 of 339
bryston no, I'm going to cancel on the Burson I think anyway, I've got other plans now...and it's been back-ordered for too long.
I'm writing this post from heaven if that can help
post #23 of 339
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bryston no, I'm going to cancel on the Burson I think anyway, I've got other plans now...and it's been back-ordered for too long.
I'm writing this post from heaven if that can help
So after posting 4907 posts one gets to heaven ?
When did you manage to listen to music ?

Maybe now, heaven is timeless, or ?

Sadly, looks I will never get to heaven, huh ...
post #24 of 339
You're only 4863 posts short, rejoice my child..."All things come to him who waits"
post #25 of 339
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Originally Posted by DoReMi View Post
I was wondering why this apparently superb ampli doesn't seem to raise enough interst in HeadFi.
I'm not sure but waterlogic is doing his best to promote the amp in every thread possible.
post #26 of 339
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
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let's see? because they sound like ****?

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I respect your experience, in your opinion this op-amp is not good, I also believe others share your opinion. However I have the pleasure of having listened to a couple of amps w/ the 5532 and I thought it sounded better than many of the newer op-amps. Yes it could that my ears are shot, or that the designer was better at extracting more out of the 5532.
post #27 of 339
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
I respect your experience, in your opinion this op-amp is not good, I also believe others share your opinion. However I have the pleasure of having listened to a couple of amps w/ the 5532 and I thought it sounded better than many of the newer op-amps. Yes it could that my ears are shot, or that the designer was better at extracting more out of the 5532.
Any good engineer can tell you that there are good and bad designs . Therefore, claiming that a component sounds like **** by itself is ridiculous.
It either fits into the design or not.

Also many people nowadays are tricked into believing that only with tubes one can achieve certain characteristics, those who know better will tell you that this is just a marketing mystics snake oil dope... Tubes can be useful though, if you intend to read your newspaper at their glimmer in the dark.
post #28 of 339
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
I respect your experience, in your opinion this op-amp is not good, I also believe others share your opinion. However I have the pleasure of having listened to a couple of amps w/ the 5532 and I thought it sounded better than many of the newer op-amps. Yes it could that my ears are shot, or that the designer was better at extracting more out of the 5532.
i guess some people just don't like some certain op-amp/device. i personally prefer this little amp to let say, that lehmann amp or that burson audio amp.
post #29 of 339
anyway, it's a non-issue as the 5532's are on swappable sockets..but w/ the added cost of four AD797 or LT1028, we're +$100 higher?

5532 do the bare minimum, if you're into this..then, be it.

the best opamps have been thorougly compared here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/aud...-v-2-a-397691/
post #30 of 339
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
anyway, it's a non-issue as the 5532's are on swappable sockets..but w/ the added cost of four AD797 or LT1028, we're +$100 higher?

5532 do the bare minimum, if you're into this..then, be it.

the best opamps have been thorougly compared here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/aud...-v-2-a-397691/
I am starting to admire your humour .
Best opamps being compared using a heavily moded DIY amp ! ?.

Like forcing Miss Frankenstein to play Miss Universe role.

You made my day ...
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