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Originally Posted by MellowVelo View Post

My previous source was the Oppo DV-980H. I always thought it was a pretty good sounding player, but the 105 is just SO much more detailed.

 

Yes, I'm using the 105's internal DACs. Right now, running unbalanced to the Headamp GS-X. As soon as I get some XLR cables, I'll have a fully-balanced setup.

 

It's nice to have only one player that does everything well. Oppo's used to be one of the best kept secrets out there, not anymore tough.

post #572 of 1073

I love my Oppo...bought it almost two years ago, the BDP-93. Has worked flawlessly. 

post #573 of 1073

I really appreciate these headphones, dig it!

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I think it's a general misconception that because of their low impedance, Grados don't need high end amplification.  

 

IME the PS1000s scale quite significantly with TOTL amps.

My three favorite ones:

 

3. ECBA

2. MAD EAR+

1. Apex Pinnacle.

post #575 of 1073
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

I think it's a general misconception that because of their low impedance, Grados don't need high end amplification.  

 

IME the PS1000s scale quite significantly with TOTL amps.

My three favorite ones:

 

3. ECBA

2. MAD EAR+

1. Apex Pinnacle.

You like Mad's ear+ more than the pinnacle? Now that's a bargain...

post #576 of 1073
Not Pinnacle. Better than the ECBA.
That's how I've rated them; 3,2&1
post #577 of 1073
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

I think it's a general misconception that because of their low impedance, Grados don't need high end amplification.  

 

IME the PS1000s scale quite significantly with TOTL amps.

My three favorite ones:

 

3. ECBA

2. MAD EAR+

1. Apex Pinnacle.

 

I agree that the PS1000 do benefit from TOTL amplification, but contrary to some other flagship models, they don't absolutely need it, to give you decent sound quality.

post #578 of 1073

I would agree with this ^, the Ps1000 sounds really nice out of my WA22 but still pretty good out of my XCANS+PSU.

post #579 of 1073
How would this headphone sound with the schiit mjolnir and gungnir stack? I want to get this headphone, but only if I don't need a new amp
post #580 of 1073
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How would this headphone sound with the schiit mjolnir and gungnir stack? I want to get this headphone, but only if I don't need a new amp

Not a great match with the Mjolnir. Too much treble energy sibilance.

 

No idea about the Gungnir. 

post #581 of 1073
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I would agree with this ^, the Ps1000 sounds really nice out of my WA22 but still pretty good out of my XCANS+PSU.

 

What tubes do you have in your X-CAN, i just ordered some Electro Harmonix 6922, for my X-CAN V2

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I would agree with this ^, the Ps1000 sounds really nice out of my WA22 but still pretty good out of my XCANS+PSU.

 

What tubes do you have in your X-CAN, i just ordered some Electro Harmonix 6922, for my X-CAN V2

 

I don't know, I heard it had tubes in it! It's hard to find out much about these amps these days, especially the original model. I remembered them from back in the day and picked one up used a while back. Good to know it uses 6922, you say that there's two in there eh? I'll have to take a peek sometime!


Edited by grokit - 5/2/13 at 6:56pm
post #583 of 1073
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I don't know, I heard it had tubes in it! It's hard to find out much about these amps these days, especially the original model. I remembered them from back in the day and picked one up used a while back. Good to know it uses 6922, you say that there's two in there eh? I'll have to take a peek sometime!

 

It's a hybryd, tube preamp and solid state output, the stock tubes were JAN Phillips 6922, but i doubt that it still has the original tubes, especially that it's an always on desing.

 

Try Googling, Rock Grotto, this guy is very knowlegable about the X-CAN.


Edited by stacker45 - 5/25/13 at 4:53pm
post #584 of 1073

So I'm still pretty new to this whole audiophile thing, but I've done quite a lot of research over the past few months and decided on a pretty good setup in my opinion. First and foremost, GRADO PS1000's! They came in a few weeks ago and I've been listening to them pretty much every night since... I love them! Second, I went with an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC, which just arrived today. I'll have to listen a little while longer to get a full feel for it, but so far I'm impressed. Lastly, I ordered a Woo WA6-SE amp with sophia-princess tube upgrade about a month ago. I just got notification that it has finished being built and is on the way. My ears love me right now dt880smile.png, but my bank account not so much. I can't wait to try everything out for the first time as a full system, but I am sure I will fall in love instantly.

post #585 of 1073
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Originally Posted by mcdanderson View Post

So I'm still pretty new to this whole audiophile thing, but I've done quite a lot of research over the past few months and decided on a pretty good setup in my opinion. First and foremost, GRADO PS1000's! They came in a few weeks ago and I've been listening to them pretty much every night since... I love them! Second, I went with an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC, which just arrived today. I'll have to listen a little while longer to get a full feel for it, but so far I'm impressed. Lastly, I ordered a Woo WA6-SE amp with sophia-princess tube upgrade about a month ago. I just got notification that it has finished being built and is on the way. My ears love me right now dt880smile.png, but my bank account not so much. I can't wait to try everything out for the first time as a full system, but I am sure I will fall in love instantly.

Woo is a great choice for PS1000s & all things Grado. 

You won't be disappointed.

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