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post #8026 of 15153
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Edited my post to reflect the Goldpoint--



I have tried some Rothwell 10db attenuators but no big help--



I am looking into getting a Goldpoint Passive Volume Controller to go between my Gungir and the Emotiva XPA 200--But they are pretty pricey....



Oh Well--Otherwise sounds pretty darn good!!



By the way my LCD 2 Rev2's sound pretty awesome in this setup also--but even less volume knob range.....



Jack


I am looking into getting one of these -the Warpspeed LDR passive preamp- because I have too much gain on my amp even with the input control at the first notch of the stepped attenuator.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/warpspeed/1.html

The basic config is quite reasonable, cheaper than the Goldpoint for a similar setup: and supposedly sounds way better if one believes the impressions on the different forums.
Edited by gurus - 1/31/13 at 6:49pm
post #8027 of 15153

How about this one?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Passive-preamp-preamplifier-48-Stepped-attenuator-Highend-audiophiles-/121049428431?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item1c2f1bb1cf

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post #8029 of 15153

Sorry, didn't know you guys were looking for balanced.

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post #8031 of 15153

Luminous Audio Technology

 

http://luminousaudio.com/axiom2/bal.html

post #8032 of 15153

Uses the Khozmo attenuator which has quality control problems and is prone to failure.
post #8033 of 15153
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Originally Posted by gurus View Post


Uses the Khozmo attenuator which has quality control problems and is prone to failure.

 

Got it.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/440942/how-is-khozmo-stepped-attenuators

post #8034 of 15153
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Luminous Audio Technology

http://luminousaudio.com/axiom2/bal.html

Yeah, I looked at Axiom so it was a toss up between this and the Warpspeed. The new technology LDR won over the resistors; no mechanical contact vs mechanical for the volume control. Though cannot make up my mind whether I should go for a new USB DAC with volume control like the Lynx Hilo/ Exasound or the alternate Concero+ the Warpspeed. My 20 year old Wadia transport and DAC still reigns supreme for Red Book for me.
post #8035 of 15153
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Originally Posted by gurus View Post


Yeah, I looked at Axiom so it was a toss up between this and the Warpspeed. The new technology LDR won over the resistors; no mechanical contact vs mechanical for the volume control. Though cannot make up my mind whether I should go for a new USB DAC with volume control like the Lynx Hilo/ Exasound or the alternate Concero+ the Warpspeed. My 20 year old Wadia transport and DAC still reigns supreme for Red Book for me.

 

That Warpspeed can be diy.

post #8036 of 15153
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

That Warpspeed can be diy.


Yeah. Warpspeed was also offered as a kit till recently, not anymore. Other do offer kits but I believe only Warpspeed offers a balanced version and super fine tuning of the gain and some other advanced features that nobody else offers.And even tho I have not committed to a buy Allan is a real pleasure to work with and has answered upmteen questions that I had concerns about.

post #8037 of 15153

Try it, you'll like it. Very satisfied VIII owner for last eleven months.

post #8038 of 15153
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Try it, you'll like it. Very satisfied VIII owner for last eleven months.


Can you shed some light (HA) what your system set up is with the Warpspeed?

post #8039 of 15153

Alright sell me on the HE-6 before I sell my F3 :D

post #8040 of 15153
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Alright sell me on the HE-6 before I sell my F3 :D

 

Grab a used pair real quick.

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