Hey Mike will this work with the Quickstep?
as you have a large headphone amp inventory and experience, is there a desktop amp that is sound wise superior to the Stepdance by a big margin? I have only low ohm cans and only the AKG K702 is "hard to drive". I ask that because whenever I recommend the Stepdance/2Stepdance/Quickstep series, someone jumps in and states that only stationary amps can make headphones really shine. And I am talking about the 15 volt XP8000 powered Stepdance. I feel that this power supply makes it much bigger as it is on 9 volt.
"You might be wondering why I haven't tried the Meier Classic... It's because I've repeatedly heard that the Classic is warm"
The CLASSIC is not warmer than the QUICKSTEP. Just more powerfull and more resolving. And it has a very nice crossfeed!
Compared to most other solid-state amplifiers the CLASSIC is very "grainless". People may feel that as an increased warmth.
Dr Meir can you please provide a brief subjective sound description of your product, what you are targeting for each product, your side provides nice technical information but not much about how you percieve the sound from your own products.
Thanks in advance.
most and for all CORDA amplifiers are ment to be very honest, but without any trace of harshness that so often is associated with solid-state electronics. Sound should be detailed and clean, without any artificial warmth or muddiness. Also background should be as silent as possible.
There are some differences between amplifiers though. The ROCK is an entry level amplifier and most likely will be combined with relatively cheap sources. Therefore its sound is slightly more forgiving than that of JAZZ or CLASSIC. But overall soundsignature of the CORDA range is pretty constant. The more expensive amplifiers simply provide more detail, more power and a more fluent sound.