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post #61 of 89
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

So sad that Ryan is losing his loyal customer.


There are reasons for that. ;)

 

Ah. Too bad! I splurged on the A1 a few days ago too. I just wanted to get it done and over with haha.

post #62 of 89
Thread Starter 

Darn, I was kinda hoping you would be interested sizzlincok.

post #63 of 89

Haha, I'm sorry! :( 

If only you did so a bit sooner! 

 

Maybe the tubes if you're willing to part. ;)

 

Does the humming occur with speakers hooked up?

post #64 of 89
Thread Starter 

I'll sell the tubes with the amp. I don't think they're very good. The humming occurs with headphones and speakers (since they share the same output). They're far from matched. Your best bet is to get a pair of matched raytheons from Ryan or eBay.

post #65 of 89

Should anyone be interested, my A1 is up for sale as well (EU)

post #66 of 89
Hi,
Do you know if it will drive the HE-4 correctly, I'm thinking about getting those cans.
Thanks !
Edited by Puranti - 9/8/11 at 8:39am
post #67 of 89
Thread Starter 

Spoiler links in the thread are fixed.

post #68 of 89

Actually just remembered the A1 existed, I just got new speakers and they require an amp and most amps are ridiculously priced.  Receivers are huge, the a1 is not hehe.

post #69 of 89
Thread Starter 

What speakers are they ninjikiran? I learned from sp70 that it's important to properly drive speakers. You might remember I had the A1 and those Insignia bookshelf speakers that didn't take much power. I upgraded to a 110 watt per channel amp and there was a significant positive difference over the A1. The A1 isn't bad at all, it's just important to note what your speakers require. The size and sound of the A1 is very appealing. But for about $150, I snagged a "vintage" Sony amp that powers most anything I want.

 

Not sure what my point is so I'll just say, I'm surprised you're bidding on my headphones on eBay :P

post #70 of 89

haha I have a 770pro/80 at home but I want a second pair for portable.  Yea I realized the A1 is pretty weak


Edited by ninjikiran - 12/27/11 at 9:52am
post #71 of 89

Does this DAC have (XLR) balanced outputs?

post #72 of 89

Any tube suggestions for the A1?

post #73 of 89
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shroker View Post

Any tube suggestions for the A1?

 

Check the original post in this thread. You can find the tube socket and look on eBay. There's less info for these tubes though.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Does this DAC have (XLR) balanced outputs?

 

This actually isn't a DAC, it's a tube hybrid amplifier and preamp. If you want a DAC, check out the D1 and D2 at the top of the original post in this thread. However, neither of them have XLR outputs.

post #74 of 89

Thanks for the reply, Spanky. I got a nice lot of 6AK5 tubes that I want to try out on my friends A1.
(all mathced) Some General Pattersons, Slyvannas', a pair of Mullards, pair of RCAs, and a small plastic bag of matched unlabelled tubes.

Got lucky on this lot as the Mullards itself pay for the rest!

post #75 of 89

I just dusted off my A1 for speaker use.. and I tried out the RCA output for the first time..and it works as rca in not out..  this makes me sad :(

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