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post #19441 of 19449

Hi Rdrcr,

 

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Originally Posted by Rdrcr View Post
 

 

Mike

 

 

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

The NuForce HA-200 is a great amp for the money - I even hate saying, "for the money" in this case.

 

It's a single-ended, Class A design that not only sounds great with easy-to-please headphones, but sounds much better with the HD800 than the amp section of my OPPO HA-1, for example.

 

What does "single-ended Class A" really mean?  Read this Nelson Pass article...

 

Quoting:  https://passlabs.com/articles/single-ended-class-a

 

 Regardless of the type of gain device, in systems where the utmost in natural reproduction is the goal, simple single-ended Class A circuits are the topologies of choice.

 

 

Mike

 

I feel compelled to revisit your post, because I'm intrigued at how you came up with this rig.  You've got an undeniably great source, a real sleeper of a truly single-ended Class A amp that can crank out 2 Watts rms into 32-Ohms (and that I absolutely love), and perhaps one of the most respected headphones of all time.

 

I suspect your rig could do circles around most of the rigs we see here, independent of price.

 

Is this the result of many years of buying, selling and trading?  

 

Were you advised by an experienced friend?  

 

Or are you just a very lucky guy who stumbled into buying this rig accidentally?  :D

 

---

 

UPDATE:  I've just finished reading all of your Head-Fi posts - finding this along the way:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/197776/sennheiser-hd650-impressions-thread/22320#post_11255371

 

To answer my own questions, I'd have to say this rig is the result of your having had "discerning" ears (from your HiFi experience), a good source (from your HiFi experience) and the ability to do a good job reading between the lines as you researched headphones and amps.

 

Well done, sir!

 

:beerchug:

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - Yesterday at 1:46 am
post #19442 of 19449

That is a sweet and simple rig. Nice SS version of a Decware CSP3 or a Bottlehead Crack HD650 setup.

post #19443 of 19449

So, here's mine.  It all sits on a filing cabinet that's right next to my office desk. 

 

post #19444 of 19449
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So, here's mine.  It all sits on a filing cabinet that's right next to my office desk. 

 

 

Is that an audio-grade "philing" cabinet? :rolleyes:

post #19445 of 19449
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 

 

Is that an audio-grade "philing" cabinet? :rolleyes:

 

Oh, of course. I used a special anti static paint spray and vibration reduction feet, of course. 

 

I'm actually planning to get a different cabinet.. eventually, to house my junk better.

post #19446 of 19449
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

 

 

I feel compelled to revisit your post, because I'm intrigued at how you came up with this rig.  You've got an undeniably great source, a real sleeper of a truly single-ended Class A amp that can crank out 2 Watts rms into 32-Ohms (and that I absolutely love), and perhaps one of the most respected headphones of all time.

 

I suspect your rig could do circles around most of the rigs we see here, independent of price.

 

Is this the result of many years of buying, selling and trading?  

 

Were you advised by an experienced friend?  

 

Or are you just a very lucky guy who stumbled into buying this rig accidentally?  :D

 

---

 

UPDATE:  I've just finished reading all of your Head-Fi posts - finding this along the way:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/197776/sennheiser-hd650-impressions-thread/22320#post_11255371

 

To answer my own questions, I'd have to say this rig is the result of your having had "discerning" ears (from your HiFi experience), a good source (from your HiFi experience) and the ability to do a good job reading between the lines as you researched headphones and amps.

 

Well done, sir!

 

:beerchug:

 

Mike

 

Thank you! 

 

I'm glad you found my post!  Pretty much explains it.  I got lucky.  :smile_phones:

 

I have another HA-200 on the way.  I'm going to do my best to 'maximize' the potential of my current setup before I buy another set of cans.

 

Mike

post #19447 of 19449
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Originally Posted by Rdrcr View Post

Thank you! 

I'm glad you found my post!  Pretty much explains it.  I got lucky.  smile_phones.gif

I have another HA-200 on the way.  I'm going to do my best to 'maximize' the potential of my current setup before I buy another set of cans.

Mike

Well, it's going to be hard to go up from where you are, especially when you get your HA-200 monoblock configuration going, but headphones would be the next place to go and with 8 Watts into 32-Ohms, I recommend you just go for the HiFiMan HE-6. Then again, despite not needing as much power, the amp-finicky Sennheiser HD800 plays very well with even one HA-200.

Mike
post #19448 of 19449

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 


Nice choice of components and that is really all you need, isn't it?

 

Thank you!  I believe so, but, I'm sure additional headphones will bless my ears in the future. 

 

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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post


Very nice! Fairly similar to my setup.

 

Thanks.  Good to hear that I'm not the only one.

 

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

The NuForce HA-200 is a great amp for the money - I even hate saying, "for the money" in this case.

 

It's a single-ended, Class A design that not only sounds great with easy-to-please headphones, but sounds much better with the HD800 than the amp section of my OPPO HA-1, for example.

 

What does "single-ended Class A" really mean?  Read this Nelson Pass article...

 

 

Mike

 

I have to agree that the HA-200 is a great amp for the money. 

 

I'm surprised to learn that the HA-200 sounds better than the HA-1 with the HD800's.

 

Mike

post #19449 of 19449
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post


Well, it's going to be hard to go up from where you are, especially when you get your HA-200 monoblock configuration going, but headphones would be the next place to go and with 8 Watts into 32-Ohms, I recommend you just go for the HiFiMan HE-6. Then again, despite not needing as much power, the amp-finicky Sennheiser HD800 plays very well with even one HA-200.

Mike

 

I really appreciate the response.  I'm glad I made some good decisions in the very beginning. 

 

I am definitely considering both the HE-6 and HD800's.  I have to do some more research and hopefully audition both before making a purchase.

 

Mike 

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