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JVC DX1000: should I get a TRAFOMATIC EXP. HEAD ONE or VIOLECTRIC HPA V200 or RUDISTOR RPX-33 ...

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Looking for an all rounder amp /SS or TUBE/ for JVC DX1000.

 

My favorite sound signature, music and DAC:

 

- strong but no overhang and well articulated bassline

- transparent mids and clear tremble

- excellent dynamics

- good instrument separation

 

- to listen to all kind of music except Classic, Metal, Rap, R'NB...

 

- EMU 0404 USB with upgrated power supply, has Balanced / Unbalanced output 

 

Thanks in advance for your comments.


Edited by vessa - 9/3/10 at 8:03am
post #2 of 13

I own both the DX1000 and the V200. They match very good. I have no expereince wit the otherones but those two sound terrific.

If you want to bring the DX1000 to a new level you should send them to Robert at Aphroditecu29.com to be recabled with the Zeus cable. Sometimes the DX1000 bass can be a littl bit overpowering (with any amplifier) and these cable makes wonders eliminating that leaving a very nice and natural sound.

post #3 of 13

Amp and source first. Do that right there is no need to recable.

 

GHP and Head One is proven good for the DX 1000 for me.  The V200 is a bit new so haven´t had that much time with the DX 1000 yet. But it´s not bad from what I have heard so far so there is something in the V200s tone that isn´t for me it seems. The  headphones I am really biased to the Head One it´s the DX 1000 and T1. And by a fair margin to both the V200 and GHP. It simply rocks harder more body and closer to my preferences in a euphonic headphone.

 

If your EMU0404 has the Creative house sound I believe it should be good source for the DX 1000. I have my DAC19 and it´s a superior DAC to my Keces 131 mk 2. The Keces 131 mk 2 is more trebly though and doesn´t congest as easilly as the DX 1000 sometimes can on the DAC19. My Elite Pro only has one working channel but just about all creative DACs I have tried has been a bit on the neutral or cold side of things with not to large bass quantitites. DAC19. can surely be heavenly with the DX 1000 as well but sometimes as mentioned previously to much bass. Not that often with the Head One despite it´s more fulll bodied sound.

 

But yes Trafomatic Head One gets my vote and not hesitating on this one.. It´s a truly great allrounder too..


Edited by oqvist - 8/31/10 at 9:07am
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I don't know if you chnaged the title adding the RPX-33 or I missed it. Anyway, I used to own the RPX-33 and only sold it to buy the RP010B so nowe that one trumps the V200. I would go with the RPX-33. It is a full dual mono discrete desing. It has the speed and slam of solid state but with a hint of tube sweetnes.

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I don't know if you chnaged the title adding the RPX-33 or I missed it. Anyway, I used to own the RPX-33 and only sold it to buy the RP010B so nowe that one trumps the V200. I would go with the RPX-33. It is a full dual mono discrete desing. It has the speed and slam of solid state but with a hint of tube sweetnes.


Blasphemy, how dare you recommend a Rudistor have you not read this tread :http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/508823/new-direction-for-rudistor

You'll be burned at the stick!!!!

Don't say the forbidden word again please!

post #6 of 13

What about the DNA Sonett?

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks to share your experiences...

 

misicman59, yes, I did update the title by adding Rudistor amp, as heard many times it matches good to DX1000.

Do you advice me to make my choice on a RPX-33 over V200, and for what reason? Am I right to say that both have a kind of "warm" sound.

 

oqvist, 0404 USB has almost analytical output on RCA/XLR. How does Head One perform on DX1000' low and high-frequancy as I do appreciate alive sound with as much as possible punchy/poweful bass lines, neutral mids and crysial high spectrum making a clear sound signature.

 

kboe, did't read much about DNA Sonett; have you ever had any experience with this amp and DX1000 or not?

 

awaiting to hear your soon and welcome to all solid state suggestions...  


Edited by vessa - 9/3/10 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by vessa View Post

thanks to share your experiences...

 

misicman59, yes, I did update the title by adding Rudistor amp, as heard many times it matches good to DX1000.

Do you advice me to make my choice on a RPX-33 over V200, and for what reason? Am I right to say that both have a kind of "warm" sound.

 

oqvist, 0404 USB has almost analytical output on RCA/XLR. How does Head One perform on DX1000' low and high-frequancy as I do appreciate alive sound with as much as possible punchy/poweful bass lines, neutral mids and crysial high spectrum making a clear sound signature.

 

kboe, did't read much about DNA Sonett; have you ever had any experience with this amp and DX1000 or not?

 

awaiting to hear your soon and welcome to all solid state suggestions...  



Sound wise I think they are very close with the Rudistor being a little bit warmer and more bass. I like the dual mono and discrete design of the Rudi. I guess the V200 might be a little bit more neutral and transparent and the Rudi a little bt more musical. Since the DX1000 sometimes can have a little bit too much bass (to my taste and with stock cable) maybe the the V200 is a better match for those specific headphones. I like the both but considering cost the V200 could be a better option.

post #9 of 13

If you listen to very bass intensive music like Infected Mushrooms the solid states does have a bit more defnition and texture and hit slightly harder. The Head One still get the job done but is a bit softer and less fatiguing. You will get less harshness with the Head One vs the solid states. None of these are harsh by any means but they do have less rolled transients. The Head One does have punch and heavy stomping too that´s for sure. I do preferr the mid range of the DX 1000 through the Head One over the GHP. More organic and more like what I want an oversized woodie can should sound like. The Pro 900 is my super aggressive rock phone. The DX 1000 should be more of a headphone that takes me to a better place. It´s very good at doing that

 

Also want to mention the wood on the phono connector match perfectly with the Head one wood panel. Such small things don´t affect the sound but it can bias you to think otherwise I have noticed. Only half kidding.

 

But well if you want it more aggressive and more energy solid states like the GHP perhaps. Head One for a more relaxed organic sound with a strong groove. Going for the Head one just about all the time myself though for this.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

musicman, can you tell me how much does it cost and if I can oder only the cable + plug and connect it to DX myself ?!..

What's improvement in the sound you get with?

 

oqvist, i don't listen to "very bass intensive music...", in most cases it's Clasical Rock 60-80, Pop and Jazz

If Head One is a winner with this kind of music, how long does it take between the oder and the moment when the product is ready?


Edited by vessa - 9/6/10 at 7:56am
post #11 of 13

Vessa skip cables for now until you get source, amp and all settled. Return in investments is very small if any from my experience with super expensive boutique cables over standard high quality ones. And sometimes it get worse.

 

As for those music genres to my ears it do very well for those. I don´t listen to much 60-s rock though I have to admit but the Head One is the last one being harsh of the amps in my collection if you have less then stellar recordings.

 

Contact Sasa about delivery time. He is one of the very few that know how to schedule it seems. Normally when a garage firm say 1 week you have to count on 4 weeks is my experience.

 

But I payed on 27th of june. It took 5 days for my money transfer to go through. arrived 2nd of july and the amp shipped on 6th of july just as he promised.

I was unlucky having some problems with my Head One but the support was flawless.

 

 

 

post #12 of 13

I use the DX1000 with the v200 as well as above users.  Good match, better than my three other amps for it and a good all arounder amp for sure.

post #13 of 13

 

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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
If your EMU0404 has the Creative house sound I believe it should be good source for the DX 1000. I have my DAC19 and it´s a superior DAC to my Keces 131 mk 2...

 

There is an abyss between any emu and the DAC19.

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