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Originally Posted by tlh1138 View Post

 

Thanks.  I've had it a couple of years.  I just checked the Headroom web site for the first time in a long time and see that their desktop amps are discontinued.  I'm glad I bought mine when I did, though I guess there's always the used market.  I've been very satisfied with this setup.


That is almost  identical to the set up I have next to my bed.  Headroom desktop amp, Denon D-7000.  Apple lossless files from Sonos zone player into the Headroom via toslink.  I think the Headroom is an excellent amp/dac and pairs well with the Denons.  I too was very disappointed to see that Headroom discontinued their desktop amps.  They are kind of like a "Swiss Army Knife" of headphone amps.  Very versatile.

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Newest thing added:)

post #14823 of 18482

Obviously custom cups, so what drivers is it using?

post #14824 of 18482
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

 

 

 

Newest thing added:)

Looking good.

post #14825 of 18482

SR60i's.

post #14826 of 18482
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Newest thing added:)
Get L Cush or at least quarter mod them.
post #14827 of 18482
I'll do that when I get home:P
post #14828 of 18482

maybe a bit offtopic...but...

 

is it my feeling or is the vintage speaker amp really getting more and more buyers/interest lately for driving headphones? does it something to do with the crisis that people prefer to pay for a good vintage secondhand amp under 1000usd then to spend 1500usd and up for a new quality (headphone) amp? this thought just struck me..  L3000.gif
 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/22/13 at 11:52am
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

maybe a bit offtopic...but...

 

is it my feeling or is the vintage speaker amp really getting more and more buyers/interest lately for driving headphones? is it something to do with the crisis that people prefer to pay for a good vintage secondhand amp under 1000usd then to spend 1500usd and up for a new quality (headphone) amp? this thought just struck me..  L3000.gif
 

You can spend as little as $50 mate... 

 

But to be fair, you would have to spend probably $1500 to have a restored serious competitor. What you get with vintage isn't for everyone. You get loadsa power which is in demand these days for Orthos phones. You also get a hell of a lot for your money. And I'm not just talking about mass. Older amps can be a worthwhile purchase, but its quite a gamble. For instance, if someone recommends a great vintage amp to get. You may buy one and find that it sounds schitt because the caps are nearly dead etc.. Theres a lot of luck and knowledge involved to find the good stuff.  

post #14830 of 18482
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

You can spend as little as $50 mate... 

 

But to be fair, you would have to spend probably $1500 to have a restored serious competitor. What you get with vintage isn't for everyone. You get loadsa power which is in demand these days for Orthos phones. You also get a hell of a lot for your money. And I'm not just talking about mass. Older amps can be a worthwhile purchase, but its quite a gamble. For instance, if someone recommends a great vintage amp to get. You may buy one and find that it sounds schitt because the caps are nearly dead etc.. Theres a lot of luck and knowledge involved to find the good stuff.  

They say caps are only good for 20 years.

post #14831 of 18482
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

They say caps are only good for 20 years.

Yup, depends on how much use they've had. I have a couple of vintage amps that are untouched (as in serviced) from 35 year ago and they sound crisp clean and, well as good as new. The longevity of vintage amps depends on how they have been used or not as the case may be! I would use a car analogy here... 

post #14832 of 18482
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Originally Posted by Hellbishop View Post

Aint you a modest one with the HE-400 :D


It's extremely modest vs some of the equipment people have on here!

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WAV > Foobar 2000 WASAPI event mode > USB > Moon Audio Blue Dragon USB cable > CEntrance DACmini CX Line Out > Emotiva RCA interconnects > TBI Millenia MG3 > KnuKonceptz Kord 10-AWG 462-strand OFC > Definitive Technology SM45 monitors (with the MG3 powered by a four-cell 1000 mAh LiPo pack that produces 16.8V at full charge, requiring recharge at 12.0V)

The MG3 puts out 32 Watts into an 8-Ohm load with 24 DC supply voltage.

The amp's designer, Jan Plummer, is shipping me a separately purchased impedance matching box for use with my 50-Ohm LCD-2.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue67/tbi_millenia.htm

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/definitive-technology-studiomonitorsm-45-loudspeakers-hi-fi/

Mike
Edited by zilch0md - 8/25/13 at 9:28am
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WAV > Foobar 2000 WASAPI event mode > USB > Moon Audio Blue Dragon USB cable > CEntrance DACmini CX Line Out > Emotiva RCA interconnects > TBI Millenia MG3 > KnuKonceptz Kord 10-AWG 462-strand OFC > Definitive Technology SM45 monitors (with the MG3 powered by a four-cell 1000 mAh LiPo pack that produces 16.8V at full charge, requiring recharge at 12.0V)

That's quite a thorough list of equipment you have there!

post #14835 of 18482
I forgot to list my cheap laptop! :-)
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