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post #376 of 10479

Yeah, go for tubes for the T1 if you are getting a new amp. The highs are really sweet and un-irritating with tubes. Mac..Hero is right.

post #377 of 10479
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Yeah, go for tubes for the T1 if you are getting a new amp. The highs are really sweet and un-irritating with tubes. Mac..Hero is right.


If only my wife would ever admit this. biggrin.gif
post #378 of 10479
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If  only my wife would ever admit this. biggrin.gif


Good luck with that.rolleyes.gif

 

I love the way tubes sound and would love to have a WA-2 but I don't know if I can convince the wife I NEED both.  When I first got my DT880's I let her here them and the first comment was, "Why do I still hear the air conditioner?"  When I put together my first amp all I got was, "It just sounds louder." 

 

I would really prefer a diy amp since I enjoy doing that sort of thing.  I'll see.

post #379 of 10479
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Originally Posted by c12mech View Post





Good luck with that.rolleyes.gif

 

I love the way tubes sound and would love to have a WA-2 but I don't know if I can convince the wife I NEED both.  When I first got my DT880's I let her here them and the first comment was, "Why do I still hear the air conditioner?"  When I put together my first amp all I got was, "It just sounds louder." 

 

I would really prefer a diy amp since I enjoy doing that sort of thing.  I'll see.


Remember, forgiveness is easier to ask for than permission. wink.gif
post #380 of 10479

I told her the price of the WA-2 and she thought I said $100 instead of $1100 and her first words were, "If youare spending that much on headphones what's another hundred bucks?"  I laughed and said $1100 a little louder and got an "OHH."

 

 

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Remember, forgiveness is easier to ask for than permission. wink.gif

We make a point of talking about any big purchases.  We've spent the last 16 months paying off debt, $85K so far, and will be completely debt free, except for the house, in October.  Our plan is kind of to reward ourselves with something nice for each of us.  I think the T1's would be nice enough.

post #381 of 10479

Hello, I have a new pair of Beyer T1's being delivered on Thursday. I currently have the AKG K701 and an Audio-GD C-2C amp. I was never sure whether the amp was 'good enough' for the K701 since the volume control has to be around 80% of full volume during listening sessions. I do not listen very loud, just levels that I would normally expect at a live performance mid-venue seating. Would you expect the T1's to be an easier load for the amp?

 

Thx,

Ed

post #382 of 10479

I have no experience with C2C, so here is just some speculation.  In my experience with K702, it is about similar load to my DT880/600 (if my memory serves me right).  And T1 is much easy load than DT880/600 so I think  you will be fine with the volume setting.  As to if C2C will drive T1 to its sonic (not sound level) potential, I have no idea.

 

But my Phoenix drives T1 beautifully in balanced mode.  It is excellent match for large scale music such as classical or soundtracks.
 

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Originally Posted by RatFarm View Post

Hello, I have a new pair of Beyer T1's being delivered on Thursday. I currently have the AKG K701 and an Audio-GD C-2C amp. I was never sure whether the amp was 'good enough' for the K701 since the volume control has to be around 80% of full volume during listening sessions. I do not listen very loud, just levels that I would normally expect at a live performance mid-venue seating. Would you expect the T1's to be an easier load for the amp?

 

Thx,

Ed



 

post #383 of 10479

Hey Rat,

 

I also have the 701's and a ss amp (KICAS). I too have to take the volume knob anywhere from 12 to 3 o' clock.

 

I'm interested to know how the T1 run off your c2 amp, since I might be doing the same. Thanks.

post #384 of 10479

Thanks dukja, I'm hoping the C2C is potent enough for the T1's...or maybe a Phoenix is also in my future. L3000.gif

 

Jeust0999, I'll post my findings when the T1 arrives. Thx.

post #385 of 10479
When using my T1 directly connected to my audio-gd NFB-12, on the +12dB gain setting I listen to the T1 at approx 10 o'clock, and I feel it does a pretty good job with it and it doesn't show any obvious issues that an under-driven headphone generally shows. Since the C2C's amp output is more powerful than the NFB-12, I don't think it'll be an issue for you: T1's maximum input power is 200mw, and the C2C can input 500mw into 600-Ohm. T1 are really efficient for 600-Ohm, if anything I think it's easier to drive than the old 250-Ohm DT990 I had.
Edited by Elanzer - 4/5/11 at 11:11pm
post #386 of 10479

That is very good news, thanks.

 

 

post #387 of 10479

I still have my HeadRoom Home SS which was replaced w/the original by HeadRoom (Tyll is one nice guy.  Way out of warranty and they gave me a new amp that had been used for shows and was mucho better).  This is the 1996 version which used to power my Senn 580's then the K701's and I have run the T'1s through it too.  It has a lot of power and handled all the phones really well.  I actually should probably sell it since I've got the Woo WA22 and just never listen to the HeadRoom anymore.  The WA22 powers the T-1's beautifully as well.

post #388 of 10479

My T1 arrived a day early. Here is my VERY early impressions: Build quality is good although I question whether they are $1250 good in that regard. The T1 seems to be comfortable, maybe even a bit more so than the K701. The cable is much thicker than I expected. Sound-wise, compared to the K701, the T1 has greater extension top to bottom. I actually hear closer to real low bass notes which was my main reason for switching from the K701 to the T1. The soundstage is not quite as 'airy' as the K701 nor is the midrange quite as revealing but since the K701 was all about mids I'm not surprised. I'm sure the T1's do not lack in mid detail, it's just more balanced than the K701 so the mids don't stick out as much.

 

Surprisingly, the my Audio-GD amp needs the volume adjusted UP for the T1 to match levels with the K701. I (and others) were expecting the T1 to be easier to drive than the K701 but it appears not to be the case, at least with this amp. I hear no distortion at 90% volume so that's good!

 

That's all I have for now. I'll keep posting impressions when more breakin occurs. BTW I find the metal case perfect for keeping the T1 in while playing music thru them to break them in (while not listening of course!). You can barely hear anything coming from the case. Keeps the family happy and allows me to keep them playing while I'm at work.

post #389 of 10479
Which Audio GD amp are you using? IMO, the K701's biggest flaw was the mids....the T1's mids are one of the 3 best I've heard (with the HE-6s and LCD-2s). The K701's mids where one of the reasons I sold them. YMMV.
post #390 of 10479

Hi, I have the Audio-GD C-2C amp. It's pretty good but I may try a tube amp next or maybe the Phoenix.

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