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Yeah, probably looking for something under $1,000. Eyeing the Emotiva XPA-2 (500 wpc at 4 ohms, $799 new), or an Adcom GFA-555 (I've seen them on eBay around $500).

 

If you're considering those, I'd strongly recommend adding the Adcom GFA-5802 to your list.  Having heard the XPA-2 for a little while and Adcom 555, 5500, 565, 5800, and 5802 extensively, the 5802 is the winner in my book.  That thing will run at full power at 1 ohm for a day and not blow up.  It's a beast - an absolute beast.  There may be better amps (I've hear a few), but they cost >= 500% more.  I personally run tube amps, but in the budget SS category, I can't give a stronger recommendation.

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Man people and their DIY is so impressive; I probably can't even cut wood straight.

 

Won't know until you try...

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Originally Posted by samsquanch View Post

 

Won't know until you try...

 

I am over winter break! Going to attempt some speaker stands with mdf.

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@arvan

 

Nice! Where'd you get your mint tin for your cmoy from? I'm looking for a cool one but its a pain >_>.

I bought the c-moy from e-bay..Seller had many to choose from. I guess they have some over at amazon.

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I had a pair of UPA-1s for my MMGs and they definitely did the job. The guy that bought them locally brought his own unit to try and avoid buying the monos with the speakers, but in the end he took the UPA-1s home.

 

Plus with their new Preamp finally being released...Now's the time to buy.

 

 

Last Off-topic post, I promise!

 

I'll probably end up using my Denon AVR-3805 as a preamp for a while, but their new preamps and surround processors look very good.

post #9037 of 19185
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

Yeah, probably looking for something under $1,000. Eyeing the Emotiva XPA-2 (500 wpc at 4 ohms, $799 new), or an Adcom GFA-555 (I've seen them on eBay around $500).

Cool, Emotiva should be a great choice. Also consider pre-owned B&K, Rotel, and Anthem. 

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Nice!! Meier + T1 is a winner

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Wow! Nice. Tell us about the amp.. make/model/SQ..

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It's a custom built OTL tube amp by MOT 2359glenn on head-fi. (very robust; well built)

 

Tubes:

 

United Electronics USAF-596 rectifier (1957)

Tung-Sol 5998 power tubes

Tung-Sol Black Glass Round Plate VT-231 drive tube (mid-'40's)

 

The amp sounds very very nice; very revealing. Tube selections will take you where you want to go. biggrin.gif

 

 

Update: We have a thread centered around the activities of 2359glenn. He has other builds coming down the pike.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/600110/2359glenn-studio/870#post_8770993


Edited by Silent One - 10/11/12 at 5:10pm
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Hopefully this works finally, my first picture ever on Head-Fi! I just got the T1's last week and I'm really loving them. They really go well with the NuForce DAC-100, which I also got recently, as it is an amp that is specifically recommended for high impedance headphones. The first pair of headphones I bought, while in college, were the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm, which you can see have been relegated beneath the 3 headphones I regularly listen to. This thread is really great, I'm glad to be able to contribute in any kind of way.

 

 

 

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Hopefully this works finally, my first picture ever on Head-Fi! I just got the T1's last week and I'm really loving them. They really go well with the NuForce DAC-100, which I also got recently, as it is an amp that is specifically recommended for high impedance headphones. The first pair of headphones I bought, while in college, were the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm, which you can see have been relegated beneath the 3 headphones I regularly listen to. This thread is really great, I'm glad to be able to contribute in any kind of way.

 

 

 

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