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post #9811 of 33884
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Sincere we're sort of on the topic of budget amps, thought I'd throw this up for you guys.

Newest acquisition:


Sort of the opposite of the T1. Tube amp with DAC. Pretty decent specs and is certainly making both my SR225is and HD650s sing.

Specs here:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/281182570109?cmd=VIDESC


i saw that, so its pretty good huh ??

post #9812 of 33884
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i saw that, so its pretty good huh ??

So far. I can tell that changing tubes is going to be a PITA but it certainly is performing admirably for its price point. Nice clean sound, smooth volume pot, small footprint, and it's tube rollable!
Edited by JoeDoe - 10/11/13 at 9:40pm
post #9813 of 33884
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post


So far. I can tell that changing tunes is going to be a PITA but it certainly is performing admirably for its price point. Nice clean sound, smooth volume pot, small footprint, and it's tube rollable!


rollable is good !

post #9814 of 33884

joe we are gonna have to have ourselves a mini-meet one day !!

post #9815 of 33884

I couldn't agree more!

post #9816 of 33884

Joe,

 

The new device looks interesting.  I did take a moment to look at the specs on the listing.  It appears like it could easily drive orthos such as the HifiMan (HE-400, HE-500) as the output power seems quite good.  In fact, it appears that there might be 2W of power at 32 Ohms.  In addition to having the option of tube swapping, it might have the ability to swap op-amps, too.  If so, the amp would be quite versatile.

post #9817 of 33884

My TTVJ flat pads arrived today....thanks to Punnisher , here at the B/S/T forums.

 

I think I have all of the pads that I would even think about using now.

 

Below are the pads, so you can see what they look like installed, and various size, thickness, ect.

 

S cushion - comes standard on the SR60i, SR80i, SR125i   These are the Senn 414 HD, which I hear are very close to the same as the Grado S cushion

 

 

 

L cushion- Comes standard on SR225i, SR325i, RS2i, RS1i, PS500

 

 

 

TTVJ Flats- use to be the standard pad on the old RS1....the RS1i now comes with the L cushion

 

 

G cushion - comes standard on the GS1000i and the flagship PS1000

post #9818 of 33884
I have a pretty old RS1 with buttons and no serial number. I've been curious to hear how different it sounds compared to the RS1i.

I got a pair of AKG K550s a few weeks ago. They are a tad too big for my head but with some bending they are getting better. They are as advertised, very very open sounding for a closed headphone. I don't hear any weird artifacts and echos that I've heard on other closed cans. Now I ust need to find a nice basshead-ish can.
post #9819 of 33884
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Width  7"

 

Length  10 1/4"

 

Height  4 1/2"

 

Weighs in at about 6-8 lbs.

 

A brand new amp from the good DR.

 

Man, that thing is going to be beautiful  :-)

 

Mine is about 7 years old.....and it is dead silent, not a hum or buzz or anything.

Thanks for the dimensions on the amp, I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to put it when it comes in, I appreciate it.

When I first bought the RS1i' I was reading how some people really liked the TTVJ flat pads with them (also I believe they were stock on the RS at one time) so I ordered a pair myself to hear how they sounded. I felt they created a tremendous amount of bass and also muffled the mids and highs, and then tried them on my other Grados, and found the same thing. I must say I was pretty disappointed with them, but thats just my opinion, I'm not trying to knock them, they jus weren't for me. 

When you get the chance give your opinion on what you think about TTVJ flat pads with the RS's I'm just curious. Thanks!

post #9820 of 33884
I like the flats with my RS a lot. I also like the taped bowls with them if I want a bit wider soundstage. Bowls with no tape were a bit too bright for me with not enough bass.
Edited by bassboysam - 10/12/13 at 7:49am
post #9821 of 33884
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Thanks for the dimensions on the amp, I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to put it when it comes in, I appreciate it.

When I first bought the RS1i' I was reading how some people really liked the TTVJ flat pads with them (also I believe they were stock on the RS at one time) so I ordered a pair myself to hear how they sounded. I felt they created a tremendous amount of bass and also muffled the mids and highs, and then tried them on my other Grados, and found the same thing. I must say I was pretty disappointed with them, but thats just my opinion, I'm not trying to knock them, they jus weren't for me.

When you get the chance give your opinion on what you think about TTVJ flat pads with the RS's I'm just curious. Thanks!

 

I find that the flats add more bass, but I do not think it has the same quality of bass as the L cushions.

 

For me personally, I like the L cushions the best...followed by the G cushion.

 

I may just need more time with the flats and maybe need to EQ them a little...we shall see.

post #9822 of 33884
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I like the flats with my RS a lot. I also like the taped bowls with them if I want a bit wider soundstage. Bowls with no tape were a bit too bright for me with not enough bass.

I didn't enjoy them at all, to me they took away the Grado sound signature.

I had the (G) cushions, but at the time I didn't have the RS1's,

 but I tried them on the 325's and the 80's and didn't care for them, but I never taped them either, I should have tried this before I traded them.

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

I find that the flats add more bass, but I do not think it has the same quality of bass as the L cushions.

 

For me personally, I like the L cushions the best...followed by the G cushion.

 

I may just need more time with the flats and maybe need to EQ them a little...we shall see.

Yeah, don't care for the flats at all, they also seem to muffle everything. I definitely feel the (L) cushions give the best sound IMO. I wish I still had the (G) cushion to try them on the RS1's with the tape mod.

post #9823 of 33884
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I didn't enjoy them at all, to me they took away the Grado sound signature.

I had the (G) cushions, but at the time I didn't have the RS1's,

 but I tried them on the 325's and the 80's and didn't care for them, but I never taped them either, I should have tried this before I traded them.

 

Yeah, don't care for the flats at all, they also seem to muffle everything. I definitely feel the (L) cushions give the best sound IMO. I wish I still had the (G) cushion to try them on the RS1's with the tape mod.


i just put the g cush on my rs1i, hmmmmmmmm, and hadn't thought about it, but i really interested in the L cush taped on the rs1i

listening to some peter green at the moment

post #9824 of 33884

Let us know what you think about the (G) cushions with the RS's.

Maybe I'll tape my (L) cushions and listen how they sound.

post #9825 of 33884
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Let us know what you think about the (G) cushions with the RS's.

Maybe I'll tape my (L) cushions and listen how they sound.


i'm taping L's while listening to g's

 

i could go really crazy and tape the G's , would that be a super G ??


Edited by jaywillin - 10/12/13 at 1:49pm
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