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post #7216 of 7819
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 


Last time I checked  the HP8 SE with the Jensen caps was around £700 mark that's about double the cost of importing a Crack!

 

I have been blown away by how good the Crack pairs with the T1's

 

Have you taken a look at the NJC audio Monitor MK11? Its very highly thought of but not a common amp here, there is a review about on headfi. I have also seen comment on it being compared  to a £1300 Bryston with very little noticeable difference.

 

http://www.njc-audio.co.uk/html/monitor2.html

 

 

 

http://www.njc-audio.co.uk/html/monitor2.html

 

That was actually the first amp I came across when I started to look for one a couple of days ago. I've decided I want a tube amp though. The "neutral & uncoloured" sound the company talk about doesn't seem like it's for me.

 

$400 with the Speedball Upgrade is definitely a good price (no idea how much shipping would be), but I would be too scared to even try to build it. I don't think I've even ever picked up a soldering iron in my life! On paper, it looks ideal but in reality it's not an option.

 

I actually posted in the FS that I was on the look out for a Bottlehead Crack or WA2, but I'm not holding my breath. Actually, I could probably find a Crack for sale but the WA2 would be the ideal.

post #7217 of 7819

I would strongly encourage you to do whatever you could to make the BH Crack option a reality.  Do you have any friends/family/aquaintenance who have used a soldering iron before?  The Crack is a great project to learn with as the instructions are very clear & detailed (great photos illustrating processes too) and the BH forums very friendly, helpful and fast in responding. 

 

The sound?  Magnificent.  The value? Cheap at twice the price.

post #7218 of 7819
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post

That was actually the first amp I came across when I started to look for one a couple of days ago. I've decided I want a tube amp though. The "neutral & uncoloured" sound the company talk about doesn't seem like it's for me.

$400 with the Speedball Upgrade is definitely a good price (no idea how much shipping would be), but I would be too scared to even try to build it. I don't think I've even ever picked up a soldering iron in my life! On paper, it looks ideal but in reality it's not an option.

I actually posted in the FS that I was on the look out for a Bottlehead Crack or WA2, but I'm not holding my breath. Actually, I could probably find a Crack for sale but the WA2 would be the ideal.

Building a crack is quite easy honestly. It took me 1 week to build and that was really on and off work. Probably 5 hours total. I haven't tried the speedball upgrade but the Crack alone is pretty good. I like my Burson better some days, Crack better others.
post #7219 of 7819

A long time lurker. Finally decided to join the club. Pure audio bliss from my T1.
post #7220 of 7819
The normal welcome is "sorry about your wallet". I prefer to say that you will probably never be content again. This is where "upgradeophilia" lives.

Seriously, though, it's great to have someone else in team T1. My favourites.
Edited by MoatsArt - 3/30/14 at 2:01am
post #7221 of 7819
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A long time lurker. Finally decided to join the club. Pure audio bliss from my T1.

And jamming with a HiFi M8 too! Nice setup!
post #7222 of 7819
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Originally Posted by retreat123 View Post


A long time lurker. Finally decided to join the club. Pure audio bliss from my T1.

Greetings from another lurker who joined the T1 club about a month ago. :beerchug:

 

My T1 when I first unboxed and listened to seems so different to what it is now. For me it really did open up after a few days and continued to improve. 

 

Don't know if it's the same with other T1 owners but percussion through the headphones still fascinates and brings a smile - especially when the wooden drumsticks hit the metal rims of the drums? That wooden crack - sometimes I think it was a noise in the house and have to take my headphones off to check - then I'm slightly embarassed. :beyersmile:

 

I not a percussion person in the least - classic music is what I'm listening to mostly these days, but when I do venture into 60s jazz and rock or whatever for that matter - I do very much appreciate the T1's clarity and neutrality.

post #7223 of 7819
Enjoying your Meier stack?
post #7224 of 7819
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

Enjoying your Meier stack?

After trawling what seemed like an ocean of info in the Headfi forums to decide what amp/dac I should buy along with the T1, I continue to think that it one of the best decisions I've made. Happened to catch the Meier sale and got the T1 and stack at a great deal. 

 

But I would guess, as a Classic owner, you know already he he

post #7225 of 7819
I bought my first Corda Concerto in 2011 and at that stage Jan was touting the T1 as an excellent match. Later sold when I moved to W3000ANV (went with the Yamamoto HA-2) & HE-500 (went with the Lyr).

I bought the T1s earlier this year and was looking for a budget amp to drive it. Picked up the Concerto for about $350.00, a bargain IMO (but is the going rate for s/h Concerto). The pair extremely well with superb clarity.

I'm looking at getting a Bottlehead Mainline soon to smooth the slight harshness I hear in the upper treble region. Great, match also by all accounts, but I don't think I will get rid of my Concerto.

Cheers

Nathan
post #7226 of 7819

Just scored a Beyerdynamic T1 with Little Dot MK IV SE. One thing I noticed was some harshness in the upper treble region. Is this because of the amp pairing? The amp is using the stock Russian tubes. Thanks!

post #7227 of 7819

Welcome.  You might think about switching out those stock Rooski's for a nice pair of Mullards or Orange Globes to smooth that treble out a little.

post #7228 of 7819
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Originally Posted by sugi123 View Post
 

Just scored a Beyerdynamic T1 with Little Dot MK IV SE. One thing I noticed was some harshness in the upper treble region. Is this because of the amp pairing? The amp is using the stock Russian tubes. Thanks!

To answer your question directly.....it's the stock tubes. Dive into the big tube rolling thread for Little Dot and all will be revealed. Here you go-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/563884/little-dot-tube-amps-vacuum-tube-rolling-guide

 

That should keep you busy for a while.


Edited by Chodi - 3/30/14 at 4:40pm
post #7229 of 7819

New T1, No. 18288  I am enjoying it with Burson Solo SL. Is that possible we get a frequency response report from Beyerdynamic like others?

post #7230 of 7819

So a pre-built Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball Upgrade from a fellow head-fier is on its way. All I need now is a decent DAC. I got my T1's for £500 so there's no way that I'm going to spend more on a DAC than the headphones - it just seems wrong to me.

 

Schiit Bifrost seems to be ideal but it's £449 - £519 in the U.K, depending on whether you select the Uber model or not. I estimate it costing around £375-400 from Schiit (Non-uber model), including shipping and customs, but I'm still not looking to spend that much.

 

Can anyone recommend a good DAC that is £250 or under?

 

Has anyone used the E-DAC 24 bit Miniature USB DAC from Epiphany Acoustics?  http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/products-page/dacs/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/

 

What about the Schiit Modi or Musical Fidelity V-90?

 

I only listen to music through my laptop.

 

Cheers

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