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post #10936 of 19433
Has anyone heard the s-2? Compared to any of the other first watt? Thanks
post #10937 of 19433
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Here is the link to where I got the info:  I love the way how they describe the F1.  After Nelson Pass upgraded my F1 to the F1J he told me it's now at an even higher level than what the F1 is describe to be.

 

I never got to listen to the F1 so I can't comment.  However, the description of the F1 is exactly how I hear the F1J.  Lost of people say the GS-X mk2 is the King of transparency.  I had both side by side and the F1J beat it hands down in that department.

 

http://www.firstwatt.com/f4.html

 

So, what does the "J" represent, how does it differ?

post #10938 of 19433

The F1 use Mosfet the F1J use Jfet

 

You can check them out here:

 

http://www.firstwatt.com/prod.html

post #10939 of 19433
Silent one , if you are neer ohhgaromi go listen to his amp the krell. I have it and it is stellar in sound . I tried a few headphones. The hd800 , he6 and lcd3, s. All great and I was surprised of the HD800. In fact I like the hd800 better with the krell than with the HDVD800. Now that is shocking to me . The only amp I think does it better with the hd800 is the woo wa22. .

Al. D
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listening to this with my he-6 and ef-6. I love these videos and I love this guy.

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post #10942 of 19433
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Silent one , if you are neer ohhgaromi go listen to his amp the krell. I have it and it is stellar in sound . I tried a few headphones. The hd800 , he6 and lcd3, s. All great and I was surprised of the HD800. In fact I like the hd800 better with the krell than with the HDVD800. Now that is shocking to me . The only amp I think does it better with the hd800 is the woo wa22. .

Al. D

 

How does it compare to the M9?

post #10943 of 19433
I do not have the M9 , I have the M8 .

Al. D
post #10944 of 19433
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I do not have the M9 , I have the M8 .

Al. D

Ok, so how does it compare to the M8? :D

post #10945 of 19433
LOL. Some how I knew that question was coming. The M8 is a great amp too and given it is a preamp too , it's tops a swell. Now for listening tests . With the HE6 it is on par with the KRELL , there is a difference but going back and forth it is hard to put it in words . The sound staging is the same but as the music sounds the same the acoustics of the studio sound a little different . Example is the room has a brighter echo with the krell. I men it is close . Now with the hd800 I still prefer the woo. It could be the tubes just takes the edge a little to make it sweeter.
The LCD,s sound about the same with all three of these amps as I think since they do not have a lot of air to it . I feel this makes them sound the same with all. If you are looking for an amp and want a real speaker amp for speakers too. Then the choice is clear the krell. If you really want just a headphone amp but will use the HE6 then the M8 or M9 is the one. As I have not heard the M9 I did do some emails with him on it and it is very close to the M8 in sound quality.

Hope this helps .

Al. D
post #10946 of 19433
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

The F1 use Mosfet the F1J use Jfet

 

You can check them out here:

 

http://www.firstwatt.com/prod.html

 

:thumb: I've come to appreciate the way you look out for your people (fellow members). If not for you I'd still be shopping for headphones.

post #10947 of 19433
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Silent one , if you are neer ohhgaromi go listen to his amp the krell. I have it and it is stellar in sound . I tried a few headphones. The hd800 , he6 and lcd3, s. All great and I was surprised of the HD800. In fact I like the hd800 better with the krell than with the HDVD800. Now that is shocking to me . The only amp I think does it better with the hd800 is the woo wa22. .

Al. D

 

Yes, I'm somewhat near ohhgourami. And yes, I'm looking forward to hearing his Krell do work with the HE-6. Though, my own HE-6 isn't left wanting inside the listening room. The current serving of glass & chips (tubes and solid-state) has proved satisfying (Shindo Lab Tube Pre-Amp; Shindo Lab Tube mono blocks>HE6 or Sansui G-22000>HE-6).

 

The muffled screams and cries for help you hear is Lust being held against its will down in the basement. :veryevil: 

post #10948 of 19433
You should do a shoot out with the amps. It would be a cool thread to read and people are always asking for direct comparisons . And you people have a really cool collection of odd and hi end speaker amps . We all could by a ready made hi power headphone Amp. But this thread is about not going that rout but going against the grain so to speak .

Al
post #10949 of 19433

If the Sansui were fully restored, I'd wheel it out tonight... :tongue_smile: literally.

post #10950 of 19433

great. i think my HE-6 just had a driver failure. how good is hifiman with warranty? (since i don't have a receipt).

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