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post #5941 of 7819
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Originally Posted by Fedormendor View Post
 

I just purchased new T1s without having a suitable amp (looking for deals), so I just tested it with my home audio receiver. I'm hearing massive distortions and rattling (maybe buzzing?) in the right channel that's not present on either my stereo or AD700s. The left channel sounds fine. I'm sure about the specific frequencies, but I played an "audio test sweep" from 20hz to 20khz and it seems most noticable around the mid range.

 

Does anyone have an suggestions or recommendations? 

 

You are, in fact, hearing your receiver.

post #5942 of 7819
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

You are, in fact, hearing your receiver.

Or perhaps as I was accused once on this site:

 

You are a troll......

post #5943 of 7819
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

Or perhaps as I was accused once on this site:

 

You are a troll......

That being said:

 

The T1's are not for everyone and can expose high frequencies in the signal.

post #5944 of 7819
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

That being said:

 

The T1's are not for everyone and can expose high frequencies in the signal.

 

Or maybe you have a defective T1.

post #5945 of 7819

really you have to write all the out on separate posts?

post #5946 of 7819
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

really you have to write all the out on separate posts?

 ADD you know....

post #5947 of 7819
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

really you have to write all the out on separate posts?

Sorry.

post #5948 of 7819
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
 

Just don't bother with the receiver. I remember trying a pair of DT880/600 a long time ago on a decent Pioneer receiver and music sounded like music with alien invasion in the background. You should look into getting a headphone amp. You could try something like the Matrix M-Stage as a starter amp if you don't want to dive straight into the higher-end ones. I like it a lot with my T1. I'll grab a WA2 when I have the money for it. :p

 

Thank you, that's almost an exact description of what I experienced.

 

I was leaning towards trying out a Crack and reselling it at a minor loss whenever I want to upgrade (seems the general consensus is the WA2).

post #5949 of 7819

WA2

post #5950 of 7819
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Originally Posted by Fedormendor View Post
 

 

Thank you, that's almost an exact description of what I experienced.

 

I was leaning towards trying out a Crack and reselling it at a minor loss whenever I want to upgrade (seems the general consensus is the WA2).

My main headphone is the T1 and I have both the WA2 and a Matrix M Stage. If your budget is an issue you would not be giving up as much as you think by getting an M Stage (not the dac version). I use an upgraded opamp in the M Stage and it mates very well with my T1's. You would have to spend a lot more to get  better sound. Of course, you will need a decent dac to make this work. The WA2 is a better amp but the difference is not as much as you might think.

post #5951 of 7819
I went Decware CSP2+, used, for my T1. I still don't have it but talked to Decware Friday and the amp is shipping to me and I should hopefully have it next week. Decware recently instituted some new policy of requiring a purchase of a new set of tubes when doing a warranty transfer. So three new 6n1p tubes and a 274b rectifier tube will be coming with my amp. Waiting for my amp is so excruciatingly rough. I know I could not have handled the 8-10 week build time for a new Decware CSP3.

I have noticed I don't like using the aluminum case that came with the T1 for home listening. Each time I put it back in I have to push in the headphone cup arms to make the headphones smaller to fit in the case. May either just lay them down on a flat surface and put a cloth over them or buy a decent headphone stand.
post #5952 of 7819

Great decision, Cobalt.  To those who think that the T1 has grating treble, they haven't really head them driven by a tube amp.  I think the guys at Decware designed the CPS-2 with the T1 in mind (I'm not kidding, I am pretty sure this is actually the case!!!).  This is a match made in heaven.  This pairing is likely the best I've heard, this coming from someone who has a bunch of amps and headphones.  Now, you will need to upgrade the tubes.  Out of the dozens of tubes I have, the best by far have been the Siemens CCAs (three of them) and the Philips 5R4GYS rectifier.  I bought those tubes at Upscale Audio...all four tubes will set you back almost 800 dollars, but it will definitely be worth it.  It sounds to good that I saw no need to upgrade the headphone cable.  By the way, I bought from decware their RCA interconnect cables.  Believe me when I say that there is no other rig, in my opinion, that approaches this one.  I have the HD800s, LCD-2s, PS-1000s, TH-900s, ATH3000aniv, HE-6, HD650, Etc.  Believe me when I tell you that nothing approaches this.  Cobalt, you are closer to nirvana than your actually realize.

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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

Great decision, Cobalt.  To those who think that the T1 has grating treble, they haven't really head them driven by a tube amp.  I think the guys at Decware designed the CPS-2 with the T1 in mind (I'm not kidding, I am pretty sure this is actually the case!!!).  This is a match made in heaven.  This pairing is likely the best I've heard, this coming from someone who has a bunch of amps and headphones.  Now, you will need to upgrade the tubes.  Out of the dozens of tubes I have, the best by far have been the Siemens CCAs (three of them) and the Philips 5R4GYS rectifier.  I bought those tubes at Upscale Audio...all four tubes will set you back almost 800 dollars, but it will definitely be worth it.  It sounds to good that I saw no need to upgrade the headphone cable.  By the way, I bought from decware their RCA interconnect cables.  Believe me when I say that there is no other rig, in my opinion, that approaches this one.  I have the HD800s, LCD-2s, PS-1000s, TH-900s, ATH3000aniv, HE-6, HD650, Etc.  Believe me when I tell you that nothing approaches this.  Cobalt, you are closer to nirvana than your actually realize.

 

+1 on T1 being the best.

 

i don't think the PS1000 even belong on that list btw

 

if you can, try the brimar 5r4gys its a nice tube.

post #5954 of 7819
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

+1 on T1 being the best.

 

i don't think the PS1000 even belong on that list btw

 

if you can, try the brimar 5r4gys its a nice tube.

yes...the PS-1000 are kind of disappointing...even with Moon-Audio Black Dragon Cable they are also-rans.  The Grado Boys are falling behind!!! The T1s rule...great all-rounders.  If I was limited to just one pair of headphones, T1s would be it.  Great with classical, Jazz, Pop...simply amazing.

post #5955 of 7819
I've been ordering tubes and I don't even have the amp yet. biggrin.gif

All tubes I've bought are NOS off of EBay and were really cheap compared to stores online. Five Philips JAN 6DJ8 from 1978 & four Philips JAN 6DJ8 from 1972 all still in original boxes, a NOS Tung Sol 5AU4 rectifier in original box, and a NOS RCA 5R4GY rectifier.

I've seen the Brimar 5R4GYS online but only used and very pricey. I've read about the Philips 5R4GYS and see it sold by Upscale Audio and thinking about purchasing one.

Dubstep Girl was a great influence on going T1, she owns quite a few of the top headphones yet still favors the T1. smily_headphones1.gif

Reading Skylab's review of the original Decware CSP2 and his comments on the great sound using the T1 & CSP2 were a great influence.
Edited by Cobalt - 11/23/13 at 4:53pm
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