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I have a Emotiva mini-x a100 speaker amp coming soon, has anyone tried that with the HD600s?

post #5057 of 7335
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

Wow.never thought of that

time to get a 4speakertaps cable n search your neighbourhood for old amps :P

maybe Chloe will step out of the hd600 n give u a kiss ..hehe

post #5058 of 7335
You'd be surprised what an old $50 vintage stereo amp can sound like even off the headphone jack
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So is there some feeling that older designs of lesser technologies sound better? Gee, THD is way down these days, slew rate is way up there and IM distortion lower than ever. How does this pan out?

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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

You'd be surprised what an old $50 vintage stereo amp can sound like even off the headphone jack


Can suggest some? Or this is try and error?

post #5061 of 7335

I'm now tempted to buy an attenuator and try it out of my lepai amp.

post #5062 of 7335
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Can suggest some? Or this is try and error?

I think it is a trial and error but there is a whole thread on this. I can't link as I'm on my phone now. Do a search on speaker amps.

I won't derail this thread any further.
post #5063 of 7335

any idea to improve the sound out of the hd600 is not a derailment..imho. :P

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On one side we have Kamalz while on the other side we have StanD... Gotta love this hobby!

 

Happy listening ;)

 

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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

On one side we have Kamalz while on the other side we have StanD... Gotta love this hobby!

 

Happy listening ;)

 

 

Nothing wrong with friendly discourse. My thoughts are that in our quest for improving our enjoyment of sound and or gadgets, sometimes we get taken over to what I feel is subjective. If that brings joy to someone's heart that is fine with me. I put in my .02 because I feel that some of us might be swayed by another's subjective opinion and invest time and spend money that could otherwise best be spent in the bottle shop or on other toys. :happy_face1: 

I'd like to see a picture of the Bunyip wearing a set of HD600's. I've been told that a liberal application of Vegemite to one's ears will improve one's enjoyment of sound.


Edited by StanD - 11/18/13 at 8:20am
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Nothing wrong with friendly discourse. My thoughts are that in our quest for improving our enjoyment of sound and or gadgets, sometimes we get taken over to what I feel is subjective. If that brings joy to someone's heart that is fine with me. I put in my .02 because I feel that some of us might be swayed by another's subjective opinion and invest time and spend money that could otherwise best be spent in the bottle shop or on other toys. 

 

+1 Well-said. 

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

So is there some feeling that older designs of lesser technologies sound better? Gee, THD is way down these days, slew rate is way up there and IM distortion lower than ever. How does this pan out?

Same reason why people prefer the Crack over and O2...Burson.. Schitt amps... etc.   

 

Distortion figures are only one part of a lot of variables. And dare I say, its a bit small minded to assume that newer is always better. 

 

I personally never make any comments about equipment unless I've tried it. If you had tried good vintage equipment and maybe took the time to see how they were made, you'd know that they weren't lesser technology at all. Only different. Things are smaller these days. Opamps are very small, but they come with their own problems. In fact the higher end 70's amps have far better components than most of the multi manufactured amps you pay months of wages for these days, unless you're willing to pay into 4 figures.. And even then...   

 

Subjectivity is all we ever use in this hobby and good luck with yours. And your wallet ;)  

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Same reason why people prefer the Crack over and O2...Burson.. Schitt amps... etc.   

 

Distortion figures are only one part of a lot of variables. And dare I say, its a bit small minded to assume that newer is always better. 

 

I personally never make any comments about equipment unless I've tried it. If you had tried good vintage equipment and maybe took the time to see how they were made, you'd know that they weren't lesser technology at all. Only different. Things are smaller these days. Opamps are very small, but they come with their own problems. In fact the higher end 70's amps have far better components than most of the multi manufactured amps you pay months of wages for these days, unless you're willing to pay into 4 figures.. And even then...   

 

Subjectivity is all we ever use in this hobby and good luck with yours. And your wallet ;)  

There is vintage junk and modern junk and then there is modern gear that is a step ahead. I don't think I'm "small minded" thank you.

I don't hear many folks upset with IM or TIM distortion, which is the worst, rather most go on about levels of THD that are academic and below our ability to perceive. I don't see OEMs disclosing these figures either.

As far as wallets go, in this hobby there is no hope, the HD800 is staring at me and I'm started to get hypnotized.

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As far as wallets go, in this hobby there is no hope, the HD800 is staring at me and I'm started to get hypnotized.

Its all relative. I got hypnotized by a Porsche 911 last year... wink.gif
Edited by palmfish - 11/18/13 at 1:05pm
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Its all relative. I got hypnotized by a Porsche 911 last year... wink.gif

So now you have to go and up the ante. Just be careful when that one gets loose on a wet road. That can end up worse than listening too loudly. :D

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