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post #6001 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Cobalt View Post



Received my amp. My Blue Jeans interconnects are a bit short. I believe .5 meter. I had to turn my dac sideways to work. Will definitely buy a new, longer set. I think I need to give the T1 some time to open up. I have less than 50 hours using them.

You are gonna love it with the T1s.  Are you using the stock tubes?  Will need to upgrade them later to get the best out of the T1s.  Upscale Audio if a great place to get tubes, by the way.  If you need any recommendations, let me know.

post #6002 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Cobalt View Post



Received my amp. My Blue Jeans interconnects are a bit short. I believe .5 meter. I had to turn my dac sideways to work. Will definitely buy a new, longer set. I think I need to give the T1 some time to open up. I have less than 50 hours using them.

What dac are you using? Tubes make a big difference with this set up. Also do you have an input for headphones at the front of your amp?

Looks like you have them plugged to the rear??? Anyway you have a great combo, enjoy!!

post #6003 of 7966
The dac is a Meier Audio Stagedac receiving from my computer using an M-Audio Transit to toslink in the Stagedac.

I'm currently using three 6N1P-EV and a Valve Art 274B rectifier which I received with the amp from Decware. I'm going to use these tubes for a bit, get used to the tube sound and later swap out to some NOS tubes I have. Several NOS Philips JAN 6DJ8, a NOS Tung Sol 5AU4 rectifier, and a NOS RCA 5R4GY rectifier. I do want to try out a Philips rectifier from Upscale Audio.

The Decware is a CSP2+ which has the headphone jack in the rear. I think I would prefer the headphone jack in the rear. The only headphones I'm going to run out of the CSP2+ will be my T1. The CSP3 has two headphone input, a toggle switch and a tube surrounding the volume knob making it a bit crowded. My CSP2+ has just the single tube behind the volume knob. So far my only quibble is the amp power switch being right behind the transformer but I will grow accustomed to it. After family left Thanksgiving night I listened to music for 4+ hours, fun!
post #6004 of 7966

try the Brimar 5R4GY :D 

 

nice tube.

post #6005 of 7966

It looks I am the only one who likes solid-state amps for the T1. 

post #6006 of 7966
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It looks I am the only one who likes solid-state amps for the T1. 


Not all SS are created equal. I think they sounded quite good out of Headamp GS-1 with new Dynalo+ modules (same as in GS-X MKII), but out of AURALiC Taurus MKII they are simply stellar. I removed my dampening felt mod because it's just not needed anymore. Didn't like them on Burson Conductor (Soloist), too much treble energy.

post #6007 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Cobalt View Post

The dac is a Meier Audio Stagedac receiving from my computer using an M-Audio Transit to toslink in the Stagedac.

I'm currently using three 6N1P-EV and a Valve Art 274B rectifier which I received with the amp from Decware. I'm going to use these tubes for a bit, get used to the tube sound and later swap out to some NOS tubes I have. Several NOS Philips JAN 6DJ8, a NOS Tung Sol 5AU4 rectifier, and a NOS RCA 5R4GY rectifier. I do want to try out a Philips rectifier from Upscale Audio.

The Decware is a CSP2+ which has the headphone jack in the rear. I think I would prefer the headphone jack in the rear. The only headphones I'm going to run out of the CSP2+ will be my T1. The CSP3 has two headphone input, a toggle switch and a tube surrounding the volume knob making it a bit crowded. My CSP2+ has just the single tube behind the volume knob. So far my only quibble is the amp power switch being right behind the transformer but I will grow accustomed to it. After family left Thanksgiving night I listened to music for 4+ hours, fun!

Of all the headphones I have, the only ones that the CSP2 drives well are the high impedance ones such as the T1 and HD800.  This cannot drive the LCDs, TH900s, Ultrasones, etc.

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

It looks I am the only one who likes solid-state amps for the T1. 

Nope, I've said plenty of times my V200 + T1 is superb :P

post #6009 of 7966
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

Of all the headphones I have, the only ones that the CSP2 drives well are the high impedance ones such as the T1 and HD800.  This cannot drive the LCDs, TH900s, Ultrasones, etc.

Agree...my denon is miserable on csp2+ too...
The dv336se is more versatile..at a fraction of the $$
post #6010 of 7966

Finally arrived my T1, rewired and balanced with moon-audio black dragon.

honestly, i had a thing a little bit different.

My first T1 was one of the first headphones that i had.

after i tried other headphones.

Today, the impression is better.

but i will listen to more in depth

post #6011 of 7966
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

maybe one of the meier amps? they are supposed to be great with T1

 

I'm typically a tube guy, but I couldn't be happier with the Meier stack. I was even happy with Jan's Corda Jazz amp, which is very inexpensive...the Classic is just more of a great thing, but I could have continued on with the Jazz and been very happy. Jan's amps aren't "budget" by any means, but they are a less expensive option that will provide excellent return on the investment. If money isn't an issue, by all means I would take DG's advice and go with a higher end Woo, but if you want a lower price point the Meier gear pairs very well with the T1s. One advantage of stepping up to the Classic is the more robust crossfeed circuit vs a stripped down version in the Jazz. 


Edited by Focker - 12/1/13 at 11:04am
post #6012 of 7966

Ok there are some albums i still prefer on t1 over hd800. Namely Paul simon's "one trick pony" and George Duke's - "dont let go"

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I took the plunge and a pair of T1s are on the way to me as I write this  :)

 

now for the difficult part: which amp?

 

It reminds me of audio tubes (and that is one of the reasons why I stopped having tubes in my system) too much choice, too much variables and no one can give you a "universal" answer...

 

I narrowed it down to Soloist, Lehmann BCL Pro and V200, where the BCL Pro is about 250€ less than the other two. Close your eyes, take a pick and live with it. As long as I don't start comparing to other amps it should be OK, I think. :P    It is "only" my commuting kit anyway. Maybe I will be forced to get rid of some of my main rig next year - then I might consider getting a pair of LCD-X... but lugging around 2 sets of HP + DAC + amp as long as I have to commute is a little much...

post #6014 of 7966
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Originally Posted by michnix View Post
 

I took the plunge and a pair of T1s are on the way to me as I write this  :)

 

now for the difficult part: which amp?

 

It reminds me of audio tubes (and that is one of the reasons why I stopped having tubes in my system) too much choice, too much variables and no one can give you a "universal" answer...

 

I narrowed it down to Soloist, Lehmann BCL Pro and V200, where the BCL Pro is about 250€ less than the other two. Close your eyes, take a pick and live with it. As long as I don't start comparing to other amps it should be OK, I think. :P    It is "only" my commuting kit anyway. Maybe I will be forced to get rid of some of my main rig next year - then I might consider getting a pair of LCD-X... but lugging around 2 sets of HP + DAC + amp as long as I have to commute is a little much...

 

Not sure if you are UK based or not  but if you are you should consider adding NJC audios  Monitor II Headphone amplifier to your list  its is very well regarded I am sure there is a review on Head fi. I have dealt with them in the past very helpful its not many companies where you can talk direct with the person who builds your amp.

 

http://www.njc-audio.co.uk/index.html

post #6015 of 7966

thanks for the tip- but I'm living in Norway...  ;)

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