Yeah, I guess what I love about the B52 is the warmth. I think it may be a plus because a lot of top headphones today can have too much top energy (especially when coupled with most digital sources).
This seems to be the case with HD800s, T1s, and PS1000s, and even LCD-2s, which have little ringing in the upper mids if not driven with care.
The B52 seems to have a curative effect on all these phones, but I still don't feel like they are rolled off or blunted at all, and that is what I love about Ray's amp.
I guess this is a bit off topic, but I guess my feeling is that Ray's amp, long criticized for it's price, now looks like something of a bargain to me.
In my experience, the main determinant of detail is the digital source, less so the amp. My EMM player is extremely detailed, as opposed to my older Sony and Accuphase players,
and the detail of the EMM comes through loud and clear through the B52. In fact, the B52 is just as detailed as Rudistor's RP010B solid state amp. Maybe there can even be more detail and less coloration in other amps, but to me, that would lead to a ruthlessly revealing sound, or, for me, dreaded "accuracy."
Edited by rgs9200m - 12/9/10 at 9:45am