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post #2656 of 10479
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Try using this in conjunction with a SPL meter (or your ears) to see if/what imbalances might exist:
 

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html

Thx MH, will try it later :)

post #2657 of 10479

This is what I got from the site: Max output power: up to 500 mW/side, 1 W/stereo (@16 Ohms). I have to admit I should know more about the audio and power works...

 

The data sheet is here: http://www.rolls.com/pdf/DS_HA540.pdf

post #2658 of 10479

Any other suggestions on Solid State amps to drive the T1? I know that some amps have been mentioned recently. The Bellari HA540 for one is a nice cheap option but a reviewer on Amazon wasn't very impressed with the match up. The more expensive auditor has also been mentioned, but the balanced inputs from the source (in my case a minimax tube dac)  would not work for me.

 

I currently use a Schiit Lyr but was interested in seeing if a non-tube amp would give any improvements to the already excellent sound.

Tube amps are nice but one can get caught up in tube rolling and spend a small fortune on tubes, LOL! Yes, speaking from experience.

 

Any ideas?


Edited by Carlsan - 6/18/12 at 12:46pm
post #2659 of 10479

Why don't you try NFB-12 or NFB-15 from Audio-GD.

post #2660 of 10479

Don't forget to read the comments on Amazon; the reviewer that was not impressed was using the wrong gain setting, which he admits to when he amended his review (he ended up liking the Bellari with his HD800). Especially useful is the comment by Fried Tube. Everyone else really seems to like the amp; I guess I'll just have to see when I get it :D

post #2661 of 10479
Quote:

This is what I got from the site: Max output power: up to 500 mW/side, 1 W/stereo (@16 Ohms). I have to admit I should know more about the audio and power works...

 

The data sheet is here: http://www.rolls.com/pdf/DS_HA540.pdf

 

That power rating is at 16 ohms, not 600. There will be about ~70% less mw going into 600 ohms. It will drive the T1, but not to satisfactory SPL and quality.


Edited by brunk - 6/18/12 at 3:32pm
post #2662 of 10479

@brunk: I think the Bellari outputs over 7 V RMS, which should be enough. Every comment I've seen regarding them paired with 600 ohm headphones has been positive. I guess I'll have to give it a go since it's already in the mail...

 

@matrixnobu: I've heard a lot of good things about the Audio-GD amps but boy, does their website have a score of spelling errors and omissions. Not at all connected with the integrity of their amps but it would reassure me if it was fixed, it's not very professional...


Edited by littlexsparkee - 6/18/12 at 5:32pm
post #2663 of 10479

Yeah, I know what you mean. They are in dire need of some translating help.

post #2664 of 10479

I have a pair of T1s... they sound really good, but I have an issue with some sibilance on certain recordings. I'm not sure if it's coming from a poor master or my pairing of Dac/Amp. I'm assuming it's coming from the mastering/recording as they are lossy apple files. The T1 sounds dang amazing with 24bit lossless....

I'm trying to nail what is causing the painful "Ssss's" in certain recordings though, so can someone tell me if the synergy of this setup throws in sibilance/peaky treble?

 

I'm running; Desktop -> Audio_gd NFB 3.1 -> Lyr(6BZ7[still being broken in]) / Audio_gd C 2.1 -> T1

 

My T1s have almost 100 hours on them... I'm guessing they should be broken in by now. ^^

Again, as mentioned, higher quality recordings seem to reduce the painful "Ssss's" in a song.

The LCD-2/HD650 seem to have much less of an issue with the S's.... though they are lacking in other areas when stacked up to the T1.

post #2665 of 10479
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Originally Posted by SursumCorda View Post

I have a pair of T1s... they sound really good, but I have an issue with some sibilance on certain recordings. I'm not sure if it's coming from a poor master or my pairing of Dac/Amp. I'm assuming it's coming from the mastering/recording as they are lossy apple files. The T1 sounds dang amazing with 24bit lossless....

I'm trying to nail what is causing the painful "Ssss's" in certain recordings though, so can someone tell me if the synergy of this setup throws in sibilance/peaky treble?

 

I'm running; Desktop -> Audio_gd NFB 3.1 -> Lyr(6BZ7[still being broken in]) / Audio_gd C 2.1 -> T1

 

My T1s have almost 100 hours on them... I'm guessing they should be broken in by now. ^^

Again, as mentioned, higher quality recordings seem to reduce the painful "Ssss's" in a song.

The LCD-2/HD650 seem to have much less of an issue with the S's.... though they are lacking in other areas when stacked up to the T1.


You may want to try changing the tubes in the Lyr, so as to tone down the high end that is producing the sibilance. You may want to check over at the Lyr tube rolling thread for advice.

post #2666 of 10479

250 hour T1 7221 report in , Curent use foobar 2000 > centrance LX > IC centrance > graham slee solo > T1

post #2667 of 10479

Welcome! Nice setup you got there. Let us know how you like the T1's with it.  beerchug.gif

post #2668 of 10479

Just cant forget the sound playback after audit , Detail detail detail
 

post #2669 of 10479

Anybody notice the price on these went up?  I could have swore they were $1295, now everyone has them for $1399.  Headroom, Moon-Audio, and Sound Earphones.  Even Amazon has the List price as $1399 marked out.  Has it always been $1399?

post #2670 of 10479

I always thought it was $1295, too...very weird. 

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