If I ever have an incredible amount of money fall into my lap, I'd love to try a real tube amp. I'm kinda leaning towards a Dacware...but $1000+ isn't ever going to happen for me, not for a headphone amp...lol
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These hurt my head almost right away. The good sound quality is not noticeable when my ears and head hurts. Having said that, the price is low and if you don't like them then just return them.
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very , very nice !!post #10938 of 1094312/11/13 at 7:00pmpost #10939 of 1094312/11/13 at 7:00pmQuote:
Very nice indeed, sorry to hear that its not playing as well with the Grados, but hopefully you can do some adjusting to suit the Grados.post #10940 of 1094312/11/13 at 7:39pmQuote:Unfortunately she is not playing as well with Grados as I anticipated - some resistors may need to be adjusted - but heavenly with speakers...
Out of interest what issues are you having? I recently built a S.E.X. amp and i'm finding the Grados extreamly sensitive, in the middle of some resistor tweaking to get things dialed in.
What is that amp anyway, DIY or something modified beyond all recognition?post #10941 of 1094312/12/13 at 3:08ampost #10942 of 1094312/12/13 at 9:16amQuote:
New glory shot:
It was made by Jeff Larson (Abraxas). He usually builds one - offs using odd tubes.
This SEP using 2 6CL6 (6197) tubes and a 6CA4 rectifier.
Guts:post #10943 of 1094312/12/13 at 9:30amQuote:
Believe it or not I don't have enough gain (or dynamics).
I need to turn the volume up to 11 to get enough grunt.
It sounds like my excellent vintage Pioneer SA-7100 but with the -20db muting switch ON!
The amp puts out 2.8 wpc 8 ohm into the speaker taps, so it should have enough juice.
I am wondering if it's these resistors are the issue:
^ This is the speaker/headphone toggle box and leads + resistors to headphone jack...
I need to get in touch with Jeff and ask what cans he had in mind, but I think he's speaker-centric from what I understand.
Also curious if I could use the speaker taps for Grados and if so what resistors if any need to be in the adapter?
I never hear of his amps for headphones, always for DIY horn crowd:
This is the amp in the system she was designed for:
He's trying to get me to buy those speakers too but I really just wanted a cool amp for my Grados!
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