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post #1471 of 10479

imagine droping a stone in water , now look at the t1's drivers Do you really need anymore impressions, of course you do , you may suffer like the rest of us nowwink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/565045/is-the-beyer-t1-what-im-looking-for/60#post_7718591

 

This thread has some impressions. There are a few other good ones as well, try searching.

 

This thread for some reason is probably the least informative for getting actual comments on the sound.


Yeah I've already read that and almost every other one here...guess I just want more impressions to salivate over til I get the Tesla myself...
 

 



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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post

Hey Bourne

 

Glad to see you.  How have you been? smile.gif

 

The fact that you can't get a consensus in almost 100 pages should tell you something.  biggrin.gif

 

USG

 


 

What's up Conklin? You know if it wasn't for you in particular...this thread would only be 3 pages long and everybody would be enjoying their one and only bass-heavy version T1. You should be proud! tongue_smile.gif

 

-Daniel
 

 

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Yeah I've already read that and almost every other one here...guess I just want more impressions to salivate over til I get the Tesla myself... 

 

 

What's up Conklin? You know if it wasn't for you in particular...this thread would only be 3 pages long and everybody would be enjoying their one and only bass-heavy version T1. You should be proud! tongue_smile.gif

 

-Daniel 

 

 

 

Let's hope you don't get one of the bass light, overly bright versions.....  tongue_smile.gif

 

FWIW, my T1 replacements sound great from my Woo3, or M^3 and best from my GS-1.

 

post #1474 of 10479

Hopefully these don't exist anymore if you buy new (if they ever existed at all that is).
 

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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post

 

 

Let's hope you don't get one of the bass light, overly bright versions.....  tongue_smile.gif

 

FWIW, my T1 replacements sound great from my Woo3, or M^3 and best from my GS-1.

 



 

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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post

Hopefully these don't exist anymore if you buy new (if they ever existed at all that is). 

 


There didn't seem to be a correlation between the problem headphones and dates of manufacture.

 

post #1476 of 10479

Darn it. I should stop reading reviews for things I can't currently afford. :P

Might have to scour the local hi-fi stores for trial units and see if any pop up on the second hand market.

Would love to A/B them vs my K701s to see what the extra price premium buys.

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

You punk-I'm not buying both like you lol! Frank's leaning me toward's the Decware...and everyone else the Woo ..any comparisons? Does one control the bass better than the other? More transparent? Larger soundstage? et cetera et cetera Don't make me save for a ZD...biggrin.gif

 

-Daniel

 

 



There is more than one Woo amp to consider. A number of people, including myself, will confirm that the Woo6se is also a great match with the T1's especially if you like a more dynamic and exciting sound. wink.gif

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I really like them with the Phoenix but it doesn't have tubes and that is mainly to protect my wallet and sanity. It's unfortunately a bit out of your price range though i still thought i'd mention it.

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The Woo WA2, WA6SE, the Decware CSP2 and also the beta22 are all very good with the T1. Isn't that great? lol

Pick one and relax in peace. smily_headphones1.gif
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So...I should buy a Zana?! wink_face.gif I'm still not sure what route I'm gonna take...my C-2.1 will have to do for a couple of months anyway first. Something tells me the ACSS connection with the NFB-2/3.1 should be pretty stunning in it's own right with the T1. If that proves to be a magical combo....then a Phoenix/NFB-8/9 may be in order. That said...I NEED a great tube amp. evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

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Thread Starter 

Remember that the WA3 is a great deal in the Woo Audio line and is not that far off in performance when you compare it to the WA2.

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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Remember that the WA3 is a great deal in the Woo Audio line and is not that far off in performance when you compare it to the WA2.



I'm really content with the combo. Although I think I still have some tweaking to do with the tubes. I'm still looking for the most smooth/euphonic set to pair with the T1's. I actually prefer the stock main tube over the Woo recommended upgrade of the Sylvania 7236. The Sylvania, while I can understand its virtues, was a little too bright with (my) T1's, I thought. Any other recommendations are appreciated.

 

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Thread Starter 

I know of a few nice smooth tubes wink_face.gif

 

6N1P tubes are warmer and punchier sounding than the stock JAN tubes and are quite cheap on ebay ($4-$5 for two of them). The soundstage is a tad smaller with them but they make up for it with very nice mids, smooth treble, and taut bass. I have a extra set if you need them.

 

The RCA 6AS7G is a very warm power tube and can be had for cheap. It's really nice and warm with extremely smooth highs and a rich midrange. Really a good tube for rock type music IMO and quite a cheap tube! They can be had for as low as $10 on the bay.

 

Another good power tube is the Tung-Sol 5998 which is the warmer and smoother variant of the 7236. It has all the strengths of the 7236 but much warmer and smoother with a tad more bass. These are more exotic though and cost around $40-$80 a tube depending on condition of the glass, lettering, and testing values. 

 

I run two 6N1P's and a Tung-Sol 7236. It's a neutral set-up with a nice hint of tube warmth courtesy of the 6N1P's. Quite a nice combo and not bright either.
 

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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

I'm really content with the combo. Although I think I still have some tweaking to do with the tubes. I'm still looking for the most smooth/euphonic set to pair with the T1's. I actually prefer the stock main tube over the Woo recommended upgrade of the Sylvania 7236. The Sylvania, while I can understand its virtues, was a little too bright with (my) T1's, I thought. Any other recommendations are appreciated.

 

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The tubes in my Darkvoice 332 have gone bad so I've been using the Burson with the T1s for last 2 months. The combo has really grown on me. The clarity and detail is fantastic, definitely a step above what I was getting with tubes. You do lose some musicality/warmth in the midrange which may be too "boring" for some people's taste. Bass is similar, but the Burson trades some bass quantity for extra depth. The midbass hump is slightly more pronounced with the Darkvoice. Its actually a nice that the difference is so clear between the two amps -  a sign of transparency and versatility.

post #1485 of 10479

Thanks Zombie_X. I'll keep those in mind.

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