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post #211 of 951
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Here's the link where soulrider4ever talks about the A1 amps:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/528473/review-anedio-d1-dac-my-new-reference-dac/90#post_7306719

 

 

"So James has been great to allow me to demo the A1 amplifier.  Unfortunately, these OpusII-3's are CURRENT hogs, and the entire time of demo'ing the A1 amp it sounded strained, which made the speakers sound harsh and fatiguing.  At low listening volumes I could hear some subtle micro details that the XPA-1's missed, so yes these amps are incredibly detailed in bi-amp mode.  So if you have speakers that work well with tubes, then please give this amp a demo, you will be impressed - esp. with a pair in bi-amp mode. 

 

It's well documented that Wharfedale + tube amps are a no no due to lack of current.  The A1 are 10amps peak output current for those who are wondering.  So, I will be sending the A1's back to James, but be sure to reach out to him if you are interested in getting your hands on a pair for demo."

 

Sound like they are pretty nice, but were underpowering his big speakers.  """

 

 

post #212 of 951
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Not trying to bump my own thread too much here.... but I finished my mini-review of the Audio GD Reference 7 DAC:

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/506715/audio-gd-reference-7-loaner-program-usa/315#post_7407784

 

I did compare it to the Anedio, so it's worth a read if you were interested in how those 2 compare.

 
post #213 of 951

Read your review of the Audio GD Ref7 and once again it was a great review!  It confirmed my thoughts of it being a very well thought out design that would sound great.  It also confirmed my idea that the Anedio was a very good investment in my headphone setup!

 

Thank you again project86!smily_headphones1.gif

post #214 of 951
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Not trying to bump my own thread too much here.... but I finished my mini-review of the Audio GD Reference 7 DAC:

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/506715/audio-gd-reference-7-loaner-program-usa/315#post_7407784

 

I did compare it to the Anedio, so it's worth a read if you were interested in how those 2 compare.

 

Great review project86! I feel good about my investment. =)

 

Man, I wish someone could review the Anedio A1 with headphones though. Maybe in comparison to the Concerto or something good. I really want to just stack something on the D1 to complete the package.
 

 

post #215 of 951

A1 is a power amp (80W@8ohm ) only headphones that can be driven off its speaker terminals are HE6 and AKG K1000 .

 

But i seriously doubt someone will try the a1 with anyone of those with A1 now as the lyr is out ( it can dive the HE6 very nicely ) 

 

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A1 is a power amp (80W@8ohm ) only headphones that can be driven off its speaker terminals are HE6 and AKG K1000 .

 

But i seriously doubt someone will try the a1 with anyone of those with A1 now as the lyr is out ( it can dive the HE6 very nicely ) 

 

Ah. I don't know why I missed that. I'm definitely looking into the Lyr to cover what the Anedio can't power.
 

 

post #217 of 951
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Ah. I don't know why I missed that. I'm definitely looking into the Lyr to cover what the Anedio can't power.
 

 


Yeah the D1 plus an A1 powering an LCD-2 or HE-6 would probably be amazing, but it's kind of overkill. The Lyr would make more sense (or a Violectric V181 or V200, or a Little Dot Mark VI or VIII, or an Audio GD Phoenix, etc) as something with enough juice to power those planar models but also useful for many other semi-difficult to drive headphones.

 

post #218 of 951

I have just finished reading the 15 pages of this thread. Nice review of the anedio (and ref 7), project86 !!!

As anyone had the opportunity to compare the anedio and the wyred 4 sound dac ?

Especially you, project86 ?

As they are using the same type of chips (Sabre)....

Thanks for your comments

post #219 of 951
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I have just finished reading the 15 pages of this thread. Nice review of the anedio (and ref 7), project86 !!!

As anyone had the opportunity to compare the anedio and the wyred 4 sound dac ?

Especially you, project86 ?

As they are using the same type of chips (Sabre)....

Thanks for your comments

 

Thanks for the kind words. I do have fun doing this, so that is a reward in and of itself, but it's ice to hear that others find it useful.

 

As far as I know, nobody has compared the Anedio D1 to either the W4S DAC1 or DAC2. Stereomojo.com is reviewing the Anedio though, and it should be done soon. They also reviewed the W4S stuff, so maybe they can compare.
 

 

post #220 of 951

Thirty day trial combined with this review was too tempting to resist.

post #221 of 951
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Thirty day trial combined with this review was too tempting to resist.



Going for it? Cool! I'm interested in hearing how well you think it drives your LCD-2 directly. Balmoral uses that combo and says it does a great job. 

I already know it sounds killer with the JH13 and Grado in general, so your Magnums should sing nicely. 

 

 

post #222 of 951
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Going for it? Cool! I'm interested in hearing how well you think it drives your LCD-2 directly. Balmoral uses that combo and says it does a great job. 

I already know it sounds killer with the JH13 and Grado in general, so your Magnums should sing nicely. 

 

 


As project86 said, I use the D1 with my LCD-2s and I love it.  I'm going to be ordering the Lyr though to see if there's actually anything to be gained by adding a more powerful amp to the mix.

 

 

 

post #223 of 951
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As project86 said, I use the D1 with my LCD-2s and I love it.  I'm going to be ordering the Lyr though to see if there's actually anything to be gained by adding a more powerful amp to the mix.

 

 

 



I'm very interested in what you find. Please follow up!

post #224 of 951
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I'm very interested in what you find. Please follow up!


Me too.

 

I know from using the Violectric amps (which deliver a lot more power than the D1 headphone out) that there is a gain to be had, but only when driving something that is not getting sufficient current or voltage from the D1. I suspect my custom Orthos (YH1 drivers in an HD600 shell) are more demanding than the LCD-2 though, so that's why I'm curious about your comparison.

 

post #225 of 951
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I'm very interested in what you find. Please follow up!



 



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Me too.

 

I know from using the Violectric amps (which deliver a lot more power than the D1 headphone out) that there is a gain to be had, but only when driving something that is not getting sufficient current or voltage from the D1. I suspect my custom Orthos (YH1 drivers in an HD600 shell) are more demanding than the LCD-2 though, so that's why I'm curious about your comparison.

 


It's gonna be a couple weeks before I order it, but will do once I have it and am able to discern the difference (if any).

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