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Another powerful amp. Holographic Audio Ear One. 3W at 32 ohms. Had it for two days and it´s really nice if you are looking for something transparent. Incredible easy listening also without the Ingvar Öhman crossfeed.

http://www.holographicaudio.com/headphone-amp.html

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I am a Burson fanboy but don't lijke how they list their measurables....the 4W is into 16, not the more usual 32.....

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I am a Burson fanboy but don't lijke how they list their measurables....the 4W is into 16, not the more usual 32.....

True... Which means it's probably more like 3 Watts @32 ohm. The other thing they don't state is if that Total Peak output of if that's RMS. If it's RMS then that thing has a TON of power (double it)  but I'm guessing it's not RMS....

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^ very tempted to order, but still exploring the limits of the previous Taboo. And yes, Steve upped the gain so a preamp is no longer needed - although it wasn't essential before. (I found taboo alone very transparent, with further tube-rolling needed to retain this transparency once I added the csp2).

As well, I think Steve has altered the power profile to suit magneplanars better - taboo was originally a pure speaker amp.

Steve said he built it with the LCD-2 as the primary HP in mind.

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I am a Burson fanboy but don't lijke how they list their measurables....the 4W is into 16, not the more usual 32.....

LoL, that's because 1.5 or 2 W into 32 ohms doesn't sound as good. tongue.gif

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LoL, that's because 1.5 or 2 W into 32 ohms doesn't sound as good. tongue.gif

The BA is aprox 1.5 watts and it sounds better (imo) than any of the other amps I have heard with the audeze regardless of there wattage. Wattage isnt everything, but it is a good starting point.
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The BA is aprox 1.5 watts and it sounds better (imo) than any of the other amps I have heard with the audeze regardless of there wattage. Wattage isnt everything, but it is a good starting point.

He meant sound good from a marketing perspective.

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Whoops, yes from a marketing view, more wattage sounds better.
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The BA is aprox 1.5 watts and it sounds better (imo) than any of the other amps I have heard with the audeze regardless of there wattage. Wattage isnt everything, but it is a good starting point.

What's a "BA"? 

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The BA is aprox 1.5 watts and it sounds better (imo) than any of the other amps I have heard with the audeze regardless of there wattage. Wattage isnt everything, but it is a good starting point.

What's a "BA"? 

Eddie Current Balancing Act tube amp...

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

 

Arguably one of the the pinnacle's of Tube based dynamic amps.

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No argument. It's definitely one of the best.

 

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Eddie Current Balancing Act tube amp...

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

 

Arguably one of the the pinnacle's of Tube based dynamic amps.

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Eddie Current Balancing Act tube amp...

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

 

Arguably one of the the pinnacle's of Tube based dynamic amps.

Oh man... That's a sweet Amp. Haven't seen a review snippet like that in a while... 

 

 

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"I’ll cut straight to the core of my sonic impressions and flat-out declare this amp, easily heard within the first few minutes of listening, to offer the most expansive, most realistic soundstaging of any headphone amp I have ever listened to. Its damn right other-worldly, and is simply instant transportation into something very hard to describe but easily heard and felt."
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I compared headphone out from Audiolab M-DAC and Audiolab M-DAC/V200 combo with my LCD2r2, well I prefer headphone out from Audiolab M-DAC. Returned V200...

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Thank you for the DAC recommendations.

How is the HRT II+ so good while still being tiny?  Does that mean all the other DACs that are huge are just a bunch of fluff?

 

Anyways... running a HD600 off my magni, I turned the knob to 9 o'clock.

With the LCD-2's I turn it to 9.25 o'clock.

I thought the LCD-2 was a lot harder to drive than the 600's?

Could anyone explain this?

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Thank you for the DAC recommendations.

How is the HRT II+ so good while still being tiny?  Does that mean all the other DACs that are huge are just a bunch of fluff?

 

Anyways... running a HD600 off my magni, I turned the knob to 9 o'clock.

With the LCD-2's I turn it to 9.25 o'clock.

I thought the LCD-2 was a lot harder to drive than the 600's?

Could anyone explain this?

 

Yes, just because your getting volume out the amp, does not necessarily mean it is 'driving' the headphone - ie providing the power it needs to sound its potential. 

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