I would also like some thoughts on O2 with the T1s. The whole objective thing - and you know. That 'not driving them to their full capabilities' sounds fishy at least. If it gets loud enough, it drives them well. Basically that's what amps are for. -From the objective point of view of course!
It drives them perfectly fine. No different than the Violectric V200, Concerto etc. Not to say the V200 doesn't drive the T1's louder than the O2, but you can drive the T1 to dangerously ear piercing levels on both amps even on low gain settings, so that extra volume is all but useless. I was going to do a big V200 vs O2 write up but didn't bother in the end in order not to too heavily stir the pot. Bottom line, the O2 can hang with the best of them. It's not in the least bit a poorer sound, just an ever so slightly different sound. But that difference is nothing to do with technical capability and more to do with colourisation in other amps/equipment.
Edited by Naim.F.C - 12/27/12 at 6:52am