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post #12421 of 13449

An Audeze is one of my life goals... 

I have a question regarding lights. can you use incandescent bi-pin indicator lights if the rest are LEDs? I ask because each time I've changed the lights, the incandescent dial/stereo lights stop working when LED's are in unless I change those to LED's and always do (however those models didnt use bi-pins) the problem is that I can't find LED bi-pin indicator lights and no one else seems to know either. They don't work on my 4270 none of the indicators except the stereo indicator. The guy I bought it from replaced the main lights with white LED's before he put it up for sale but as I said only the stereo indicator lights up. AM/FM/PHONO/4/CD-4/TAPE1/TAPE2/DOLBY or the dial pointer do not light up. 

post #12422 of 13449
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

^what about from the hp out?

Comes with 2 Headphone jacks with added resistance...still plenty of power.  

post #12423 of 13449

The headphone Jack on my old Pioneer SX-450 actually sounds fairly good, but has a bit of hiss regardless of volume position or source input.

 

While the old Piooneer works and gives me tonal adjustments, I much prefer the (near stock) sound of my lightly-modded Bravo V3 Hybrid Amp going through my Pioneer SE-A1000's.


Edited by af0h - 4/27/14 at 3:19pm
post #12424 of 13449
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Comes with 2 Headphone jacks with added resistance...still plenty of power.  

thats what im talkin about

post #12425 of 13449

I'm wondering how the FR of these older SS amps are like.  As long as they are pretty flat and have much less than audible distortion headphones provide, and of course they will have plenty of juice, I don't see how a planar would not respond well to them.  Planars in my view are not very finicky of the source, but dependent on how much power you give it.  That's what I love about planars.

 

I can see DAC designs getting better or time, but amps I don't think so.  Even the tube amps you see are so simple, and it doesn't seem to change all that much.  

post #12426 of 13449
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

thats what im talkin about

During my first week of ownership of the HE-6, I kept both it and the HD650 jacked-in. Of course, there was a decrease in gain, but with 220+ watts per channel this was never an issue. :normal_smile :

 

However, I quickly preferred listening with the HE-6, so...


Edited by Silent One - 4/27/14 at 3:27pm
post #12427 of 13449
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Any of your guys have the LCD-2 or HE-6.  Which amp do you guys like to use them with?


I listen to my LCD2.2 outta the HP jack of my recapped Marantz 2226B, circa 1977.

 

It sounds OUTSTANDING.  :D

post #12428 of 13449
The LCD-3 is phenomenal from the headphone out of the Pioneer SX-1980. So was the HE-6.
post #12429 of 13449
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The LCD-3 is phenomenal from the headphone out of the Pioneer SX-1980. So was the HE-6.

+1

In fact, I haven't heard any headphones sound bad out of the 1980.
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Holy mother of.. :basshead:  Why are these so expensive? (I guess not as bad as some of the headphone amps, but for vintage..)  There must be alot of demand on these now.  What makes them so special?  Are they rare, is there something in the design makes them to much sought after?

 

Edit:  Ok, 270 watts with only at .03% distortion I guess is pretty good.  :D


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Holy mother of.. :basshead:  Why are these so expensive? (I guess not as bad as some of the headphone amps, but for vintage..)  There must be alot of demand on these now.  What makes them so special?  Are they rare, is there something in the design makes them to much sought after?

 

Edit:  Ok, 270 watts with only at .03% distortion I guess is pretty good.  :D


More and more audio guys are starting to clue into the fact that vintage gear offers a better value than high-end modern amps (though that may not be true forever), and the "hipster" crowd has started to inflate the market looking for decorative items to run low-end vinyl rigs through.

post #12432 of 13449
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post


More and more audio guys are starting to clue into the fact that vintage gear offers a better value than high-end modern amps (though that may not be true forever), and the "hipster" crowd has started to inflate the market looking for decorative items to run low-end vinyl rigs through.

The hipsters are mostly to blame, they buy them as decorative pieces and then they sit, gathering dust for the next 5 years. Then they dump them off at Goodwill when retro gear isn't cool anymore.
post #12433 of 13449
Many of the higher end integrated amps and receivers, in addition to driving both headphones and speakers very well, have excellent phono stages (and in the case of receivers, FM tuners!).
post #12434 of 13449
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Many of the higher end integrated amps and receivers, in addition to driving both headphones and speakers very well, have excellent phono stages (and in the case of receivers, FM tuners!).

+1.

post #12435 of 13449
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The hipsters are mostly to blame, they buy them as decorative pieces and then they sit, gathering dust for the next 5 years. Then they dump them off at Goodwill when retro gear isn't cool anymore.


In five years, then, it might all be a steal again!

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