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post #7936 of 24562

 One of the reasons that the MS2i wasn't for me was they were not aggressive enough for my taste, and the mid bass was too much, and I found the high frequencies a bit laid back.

The MS2i is definitely a warm full sounding , rich headphone, and I would highly recommend them, but just weren't for me.

I'm glad you are enjoying them and they fit your tastes, congratulations and enjoy them!!!

BTW I do have my 325is drivers inside MS2i cups!!!

post #7937 of 24562
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


Okay, this is going to be short but sweet. For tubes you have 2 choices (well you have a LOT of choices but these are 2 good ones). Cheapest is some EF92 tubes, best (but more expensive) are some WE408A tubes. You can get these directly from Little Dot or save a few dollars and get them from Tubedepot.com. For the OpAmps, again you have many choices but 2 of the best are the OPA2107 or the LM4562. David recommends the LM4562. That's it.

Can anybody point me in the right direction to purchase these two opamps

 

OPA2107

 

LM4562

 

I have just purchased a LD1+ from a fellow head-fier and it should be here by mid week

 

My RS1i is waiting patiently.

post #7938 of 24562
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Can anybody point me in the right direction to purchase these two opamps

 

OPA2107

 

LM4562

 

I have just purchased a LD1+ from a fellow head-fier and it should be here by mid week

 

My RS1i is waiting patiently.


Ebay is the right direction. At least it is A direction. Found one for $8 in about 10secs from a seller called SiliconSector, he has tons of various opamps. I am sure there are lots of other dealers on the web you could find too, but this guy has a good selection and fair prices. Just make sure you get the kind that plug into a socket(DIP-8) and not the surface mount type that have to be soldered in.

 One more thing if you haven't done this sort of thing before, there should be a notch/dot/indicator of some kind on the old chip and the new. Make sure you insert the new one oriented the same as the old one, then double check it to make sure before you power it back up. Make sure also that all the pins go in nice and straight, sometimes those things have a bad habit of doubling over as you insert the chip, easy thing to miss unless you know to look for it.


Edited by HPiper - 7/7/13 at 5:21am
post #7939 of 24562

Guys I just connected my new DAC, the Meier Daccord, to my Little Dot I+...I'm truly in awe of the sound. For those of you who have the LD amp, it scales up with a higher quality DAC...I really can't believe how good this sounds right now. 

post #7940 of 24562
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Guys I just connected my new DAC, the Meier Daccord, to my Little Dot I+...I'm truly in awe of the sound. For those of you who have the LD amp, it scales up with a higher quality DAC...I really can't believe how good this sounds right now. 


How does it sound through the LD vs the Jazz that is listed in your sig?

post #7941 of 24562
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


Okay, this is going to be short but sweet. For tubes you have 2 choices (well you have a LOT of choices but these are 2 good ones). Cheapest is some EF92 tubes, best (but more expensive) are some WE408A tubes. You can get these directly from Little Dot or save a few dollars and get them from Tubedepot.com. For the OpAmps, again you have many choices but 2 of the best are the OPA2107 or the LM4562. David recommends the LM4562. That's it.


was cruising ebay yesterday, and had missed this posting, but i'd put the WE on my list of TTG (tube to get!) lol

post #7942 of 24562
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


Ebay is the right direction. At least it is A direction. Found one for $8 in about 10secs from a seller called SiliconSector, he has tons of various opamps. I am sure there are lots of other dealers on the web you could find too, but this guy has a good selection and fair prices. Just make sure you get the kind that plug into a socket(DIP-8) and not the surface mount type that have to be soldered in.

 One more thing if you haven't done this sort of thing before, there should be a notch/dot/indicator of some kind on the old chip and the new. Make sure you insert the new one oriented the same as the old one, then double check it to make sure before you power it back up. Make sure also that all the pins go in nice and straight, sometimes those things have a bad habit of doubling over as you insert the chip, easy thing to miss unless you know to look for it.

Yeah, I know how to put them in and what type to get....just not sure on e-bay what sellers are selling real stuff and what sellers are selling fakes

post #7943 of 24562
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


Ebay is the right direction. At least it is A direction. Found one for $8 in about 10secs from a seller called SiliconSector, he has tons of various opamps. I am sure there are lots of other dealers on the web you could find too, but this guy has a good selection and fair prices. Just make sure you get the kind that plug into a socket(DIP-8) and not the surface mount type that have to be soldered in.

 One more thing if you haven't done this sort of thing before, there should be a notch/dot/indicator of some kind on the old chip and the new. Make sure you insert the new one oriented the same as the old one, then double check it to make sure before you power it back up. Make sure also that all the pins go in nice and straight, sometimes those things have a bad habit of doubling over as you insert the chip, easy thing to miss unless you know to look for it.

This seller has both chips that I want....thanks.

 

Now just need to get JRC4556.....which I can get from JDS Labs....thanks again.

post #7944 of 24562
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Yeah, I know how to put them in and what type to get....just not sure on e-bay what sellers are selling real stuff and what sellers are selling fakes

There is always digikey or mouser, too.  No worry about fakes then.

post #7945 of 24562
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How does it sound through the LD vs the Jazz that is listed in your sig?

 

 

Well, the amps sound different, but the impact the DAccord has on each is similar. It would be easier to be specific if I was using the same headphone for each, but the LD doesn't have the balls to drive my T1s, so I only use my Grados with it. And the Jazz/Classic was purchased solely for my T1s. That being said, vs the AudioEngine D1 that I had been using previously, the Daccord improves separation significantly. Vocals and instruments sound far more delineated and their placement in space is much more precise. The image is more 3-D, with better spacial depth to the sound stage, almost as if you can discern the various layers of sound. One area I had attributed to the DAC initially, the "thwack" and impact of the percussion, I now believe is an attribute of the amp more so than the Daccord. This is one area where I'm finding the Classic is an upgrade to the Jazz, and that's in the crispness of the sound, if that makes any sense. There is more impact in the bass, as well, which at times (e.g. when listening to anything from DeadMau5) can be very impactful, while also remaining very clean and tight. 

 

That's about the best I can do to this point...I'm still learning some of the nuances of these guys

post #7946 of 24562
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Well, the amps sound different, but the impact the DAccord has on each is similar. It would be easier to be specific if I was using the same headphone for each, but the LD doesn't have the balls to drive my T1s, so I only use my Grados with it. And the Jazz/Classic was purchased solely for my T1s. That being said, vs the AudioEngine D1 that I had been using previously, the Daccord improves separation significantly. Vocals and instruments sound far more delineated and their placement in space is much more precise. The image is more 3-D, with better spacial depth to the sound stage, almost as if you can discern the various layers of sound. One area I had attributed to the DAC initially, the "thwack" and impact of the percussion, I now believe is an attribute of the amp more so than the Daccord. This is one area where I'm finding the Classic is an upgrade to the Jazz, and that's in the crispness of the sound, if that makes any sense. There is more impact in the bass, as well, which at times (e.g. when listening to anything from DeadMau5) can be very impactful, while also remaining very clean and tight. 

 

That's about the best I can do to this point...I'm still learning some of the nuances of these guys


 No that is great. One of the solid state setups  I am considering is a Meir stack, so that is helpful information.

post #7947 of 24562

Something sweet for my 500th post...

 

post #7948 of 24562
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Something sweet for my 500th post...

 


congrats sir !!

on the post, and love the pic

post #7949 of 24562

Great pic

post #7950 of 24562

I wonder if all HPA-1 and HPA-2 owners also own HP1000, anyway, i would love to get my mits on one of those one day, Parbake, you are one lucky dog.

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