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What's your best experience for an amp for AKG K 701s?

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I was wondering what were people's best experience with matching a set of k701 with amps out there.  Thanks, Nick

post #2 of 46

Try the matrix m stage i hear its for the k701 plus good bang for buck matches some $1000+ amps.

post #3 of 46

A top quality amp for the k701 is the Grace m902. IMO it perfectly matches those cans. 

 

Oh look! There is one fs: right now! (it's mine)

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/493006/fs-lawton-denon-la-2000-grado-60i#post_6655606

post #4 of 46

At this point in headphone amp history there's a good number of choices especially in the high end department. Throw in a good thousand dollars or two and you'll have some nice results baby.

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Originally Posted by Sam-Fi View Post

A top quality amp for the k701 is the Grace m902. IMO it perfectly matches those cans. 

 

Oh look! There is one fs: right now! (it's mine)

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/493006/fs-lawton-denon-la-2000-grado-60i#post_6655606

Here was mine, until I heard the JH13 Pro, RSA Protector, and HiFiMAN combo. I immediately sold the Grace M902 and AKG 702...

 

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post #6 of 46

case and point

post #7 of 46

I've heard the Matrix, Little Dot Mark II, Headroom Micro Amp, Millet SSHT and my Gilmore Lite+DPS along with various portable amps and I have to say the GLite still reigns supreme to me. I'm sure the B22 and the GS-1 are better. But for the price, it's hard to argue against the GLite.

post #8 of 46

I enjoy my audio gd C-2,I feel they power them nicely to bring out every once of detail,I feel that is what most of us are after.

post #9 of 46

I set my K701 free, recabled with Vortex copper cable and Bocchino xlr's then mated with the Phoenix.

Just in another league , wish you were here.083.JPG

post #10 of 46

Burson HA-160

post #11 of 46

i once owned the K701 and now have the K702.  for me, the source counts.  with the y2 DAC, the B22/M3/Bijou all sound fantastic.  i have a hard time liking the AKGs with my BM DAC1, no matter what the amp is.  01010 are not all "created" equally .

post #12 of 46

Tried the K701's with the Little Dot MKVII+ (balanced) and the X-CAN V8P (single-ended) and I prefer the V8P slightly. The slight warm V8P gives the sound more body than the Little Dot.

post #13 of 46

I've enjoyed using the K701s with my Benchmark DAC1 for almost 2 years...

post #14 of 46

For me they do pretty well with inexpensive high-gain hybrids. I thought my K701s had particularly good synergy with the Maverick D1; I had the second version that had the rollable op-amps and the factory-upgraded NOS tube. I almost wish I had kept the D1 just for the 701s, as they don't seem to sound quite as good with my current, more expensive setups IMHO. My 701s have the Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable upgrade.


Edited by grokit - 5/23/10 at 12:52am
post #15 of 46

I'm still of part of the K701 + Canamp troupe. They really did sound fantastic together. 

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