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post #4036 of 10478

so its a cheaper version of the A1?

post #4037 of 10478

I was using a Audio-GD Phonix with the T1. Great amp, but sound too clean ! Lack of life...

 

I now using 2 Tektron mono 2A3 amp planned to use with loudspeaker, but work very well with the T1 !

Now the sound is very pleasant. More colored, but you can feel the emotion...

Great update in my case...

I order new Psvane 2A3 T Mark II tubes to replace the actual Sovtek, hoping a little bit more good music ! 

 

post #4038 of 10478

that thing is a beaut!! wow

post #4039 of 10478
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

that thing is a beaut!! wow

Thanks bigsmile_face.gif

It just heats and take a lot of place !

post #4040 of 10478

well if it ever takes up too much space you could always give it to me! wink.gif

post #4041 of 10478

Sorry, they are planned to go back again on my horn speakers bigsmile_face.gif

 

But it was a nice try wink_face.gif

post #4042 of 10478

yea it was worth it

post #4043 of 10478
post #4044 of 10478

The new A20 might be an indication of a new A2 amplifier. Keep in mind that the A1 was available long before the T1 came out and it's original marketing mentioned that it was created with DT990/880 use in mind. So, we might see a new A2 soon. Especially now when their arch-nemesis, the folks from Hannover have released the HDVD800/HDVA600 amplifiers.

 

On a side note, I do hope no one is treated the way Beyerdynamic service treated me. One of the T1 pairs had to be sent in for service twice and the malfunction was never fixed to my satisfaction. It's not what I expected from the folks in Heilbronn.

post #4045 of 10478

I'm discovering the Beyer T1 is not as amp-picky as I suspected. Previously, the Woo WA2 and the CSP2+ were the only amps I owned or tried that were thoroughly synergistic with the T1. The CSP2+, particularly with three Genelax Gold Lions, provided a clarity and tonality that I didn't believe this headphone was capable of. I've since rebuilt a Singlepower Extreme and purchased a Vega Dynahi SA and both of them are excellent with the T1.

 

The Dynahi simply makes this headphone its bitch! It's faster than the CSP2+, fuller than the WA2 (from memory) and more dynamic than just about anything I've heard outside of speaker amps. The soundstage is shallower and the sound brighter than the CSP2+ and Singlepower, but the T1 becomes downright malevolent; it's all about speed, PRAT, texture and rumble. In some ways it sounds like a much better AD2000, which is an wild, reckless and lovingly intoxicated headphone experience that falls short on technicalities and weight. The T1 fills in those missing technicalities and gives a near-massive solidity to the sound (something it doesn't do on the other amps).

 

It's still not as dynamic and weighty as my HE6 driven by an Odyssey Stratos Plus or Marantz 2285, nor does it provide so clean, transparent and smooth a presentation as my HD800 (out of Zana Deux as preamp > Beta 22), but it comes damn close to doing everything very, very well. Sure, I wish the upper frequencies were a little more restrained and the staging was a little deeper, but boy is the Dynahi a fun listen. Gone are the days where the T1's are "good, nice but a little boring". 

post #4046 of 10478
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I'm discovering the Beyer T1 is not as amp-picky as I suspected. Previously, the Woo WA2 and the CSP2+ were the only amps I owned or tried that were thoroughly synergistic with the T1. The CSP2+, particularly with three Genelax Gold Lions, provided a clarity and tonality that I didn't believe this headphone was capable of. I've since rebuilt a Singlepower Extreme and purchased a Vega Dynahi SA and both of them are excellent with the T1.

 

The Dynahi simply makes this headphone its bitch! It's faster than the CSP2+, fuller than the WA2 (from memory) and more dynamic than just about anything I've heard outside of speaker amps. The soundstage is shallower and the sound brighter than the CSP2+ and Singlepower, but the T1 becomes downright malevolent; it's all about speed, PRAT, texture and rumble. In some ways it sounds like a much better AD2000, which is an wild, reckless and lovingly intoxicated headphone experience that falls short on technicalities and weight. The T1 fills in those missing technicalities and gives a near-massive solidity to the sound (something it doesn't do on the other amps).

 

It's still not as dynamic and weighty as my HE6 driven by an Odyssey Stratos Plus or Marantz 2285, nor does it provide so clean, transparent and smooth a presentation as my HD800 (out of Zana Deux as preamp > Beta 22), but it comes damn close to doing everything very, very well. Sure, I wish the upper frequencies were a little more restrained and the staging was a little deeper, but boy is the Dynahi a fun listen. Gone are the days where the T1's are "good, nice but a little boring". 

 

 

 

 

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post #4047 of 10478

ph34r.gif ha ha  -   some women for the smiley faces! 

post #4048 of 10478

What do guys think about this combo  T1 and Grace Design M903?

post #4049 of 10478

Gang.  The T1 is getting killed over in the HD800 thread ..    Troops to the rescue  biggrin.gif

post #4050 of 10478

he is right the t1s are getting killed

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