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post #9826 of 16704
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

there's already a thread, 8ohm output imp, tubes supposed to last 15-20k hrs

i don't think i'd be getting one and selling the lyr, but its good to see stuff like this, coming out

at this price point, and i'm trading my ms2's for some akg550's, planning on that being the stepsons christmas present

the vali might be for his birthday, merrits further investigation me thinks !

 

You are correct.  Quite a bit remains to be seen until it hits the streets.  But, from the reviews of the prototype, to get sound from the amp that appears to be many times the value of the $119.00 price might make it at least great to try.  Plus, one could easily pick up a pair of 250 or 600 Ohm Beyer 880s for that "close to" Grado sound, and they'd probably do quite well.  

 

Apparently, Schiit had the Vali on display and for demonstration at the recent RMAF.  It looks like the casing will be similar to that of the Magni.  This is a picture that was on a site that the announcement thread on this forum had a link to.

 


Edited by wje - 10/11/13 at 7:29pm
post #9827 of 16704
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

AKG 550's......wow....nice Christmas present  :-)


well, with the rs1, and ps500, the ms2 sadly wasn't getting too much head time, even though i really do like it

he likes a closed can, he also plays guitar, does some recording(learning)

its going to be a straight trade, and the 550's are supposed to be mint, box manuals, etc, so, this will be his biggie(he owes us money for car repairs)

he gets something pretty nice, and the money was already spent a while ago,

besides, i had promised the wife i'd get rid of one of the three, well i did, and got him a present to boot ! lol

post #9828 of 16704
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

AKG 550's......wow....nice Christmas present  :-)

Can you tell me the approximate dimensions of the Ear+HD, they are nowhere to be found on the website, and I'm done asking Lloyd questions. I don't want to interrupted him while working on my amp. LOL!

post #9829 of 16704
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Can you tell me the approximate dimensions of the Ear+HD, they are nowhere to be found on the website, and I'm done asking Lloyd questions. I don't want to interrupted him while working on my amp. LOL!

 

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.


Edited by whirlwind - 10/11/13 at 6:59pm
post #9830 of 16704
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
post #9831 of 16704
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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 #9832 of 16704
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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 #9833 of 16704
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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 #9834 of 16704

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

post #9835 of 16704

I couldn't agree more!

post #9836 of 16704

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 #9837 of 16704

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 #9838 of 16704
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 #9839 of 16704
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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 #9840 of 16704
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
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