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Originally Posted by Currawong
The terms for this kind of thing can be confusing. Non-negative-feedback circuits tend to have a "dark" presentation since they lack some kinds of distortion that feedback designs can have. We get so used to hearing what I have always described as a kind of "haze" through the mids and treble that we are surprised when we listen through an amp that doesn't have that.
"Warm" usually means an emphasis in the bass and a de-emphasis in the treble at the same time. I haven't encountered any Audio-gd gear that was like that.
Ok thanks for the correction, I always though of dark as,"emphasies mids bass and de emphasized treble" with warm having only "bass emphasis" ofc natrually bass emphasis will de emphasis mids and treble, but dark would be a double emphasis
Either way, I like what you've defeined. So this haze... de emphasis the mids, allowing the treble to more be more forward
where as something without the haze has mids more natrually [which honestly sounds like what I'm looking for. The w1000x, and all beyers have great treble, they can take a touch more mids
so still very excited and thank your Curra
Hmm new question, the sound of this compared to a Hifiman Hm 801 :O, which has the Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K, that chip is... really good is it not? That being said, sound wise how will the Audio GD compare to that... [the amp has more power than it so it won't compete for my at home use slot] but I'm just curious how my Portable and at home set ups will differ,
I'll be paring the Hifiman Hm 801 with a Jds Labs C5 as well, both set ups will be driving a Beyer Dt 880 60o ohm,
Edited by Mshenay - 8/29/13 at 5:57pm