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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

If it's switching to the left and right while moving the pot, it sounds like you've gained extra transparency by hard-wiring. I would suspect the volume pot itself. Try cleaning it with a can of compressed air and some de-oxit and see if that helps.

thanks but i exclude the pot.

i explain: this version of my beta has a new alps quad rk-50

the first version had a quad dact and i felt at times the same problema with low impedance headphones or when i used the norn cable

post #6632 of 14659
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Yes..i also heard audiogd makes good sounding amps ...and affordable..never had the opportunity to hear one.
But u do have the jerg modded pads..that will make a change also.

I think the Yulong A18 amp would be killer as well.

post #6633 of 14659
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

In my country we have our own Audio GD seller/agent. Lucky me biggrin.gif
You Europeans might be able to buy it from Denmark if you can convince Claus, but it ain't cheap..

Is it pricey to just buy AudioGD stuff straight from their site? The declared val of whatever they ship you is typically much less than what you paid for em, so import taxes are fairly minor.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Is it pricey to just buy AudioGD stuff straight from their site? The declared val of whatever they ship you is typically much less than what you paid for em, so import taxes are fairly minor.

It depends on your country's customs, some are really strict and no matter whether you declare it as gift or mark it as $50 bucks, they can certainly find out the real value - or worse giving it a value according to the size/weight then tax you accordingly  . It also depends on which courier you opt for.

 

For European specifically, it's cheapest to buy straight from Audio-gd, together with some "tricks" - or order from their Polish distributor (no tax for EU members)


Edited by khaine1711 - 7/27/13 at 12:35pm
post #6635 of 14659
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

It depends on your country's customs, some are really strict and no matter whether you declare it as gift or mark it as $50 bucks, they can certainly find out the real value - or worse giving it a value according to the size/weight then tax you accordingly  . It also depends on which courier you opt for.

For European specifically, it's cheapest to buy straight from Audio-gd, together with some "tricks" - or order from their Polish distributor (no tax for EU members)
U forget toxic cables..theyare the distributor of audiogd in the UK if i am not mistaken...and he is a great guy to deal with as some of u know also. biggrin.gif
post #6636 of 14659
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post


I really wanted to get an Audio-GD amp, but their stuff have very splitted opinions outside head-fi. That makes me a little afraid. I've seen some measurements where it measures really bad. I know that measurements aren't everything but even so, that doesn't help making my mind.

 

The SA-31 is an awesome sounding amp(and that is coming from a" tube guy").  My favorite SS amp I own.(HUDA, HA-160, M-stage, O2, and Asgard 2 being the others)

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Double post, my bad.

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Is this the case, I thought v200 was made in Germany ?

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


There are other amps that really shine with the he500... So no need te be sad. biggrin.gif
Maybe we can make a small list which amps excel (own experiences ofcourse)

Let me start:

337 (ofcourse ..some of u will say...but its the amp making me doing this..arrrggg. biggrin.gif. ).. But with right tubes! Or 339...and its affordable..only pain in the ass is communicating with them and getting one from china to ur doorstep!!..certainly a risk to consider..but to me..worth it.

Soloist..although expensive! Nice built..tank like..very strong!

V200....not cheap also..made in good old of US of A ... Does very well with audezes as well!!! Just in case u wanna upgrade to a lcd 2 or 3 tongue.gif

Ef6.. Amp made for the he6.. But also does well with he500... EXPENSIVE..but future proof if u wanna upgrade to he6 later

Lyr..the one i would choose if icouldnt get the others..but also needs tuberolling!..good quality-price relation.

I heard other amps....but i cant say they do well with my 500..imho ofcourse..and am sure..a million more amps can do well..but didnt listen to them all..

So guys..who is next? Any speakerguy? Ur on the stand! Help us with suggestions. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by lugnut View Post

Is this the case, I thought v200 was made in Germany ?

Yeah, it's made in EU.

post #6640 of 14659
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Originally Posted by lugnut View Post

Is this the case, I thought v200 was made in Germany ?
I thought they weremade by lake people electronics? I thought they were based in the US? If i am wrong..then my apologies. biggrin.gif
post #6641 of 14659
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I thought they weremade by lake people electronics? I thought they were based in the US? If i am wrong..then my apologies. biggrin.gif

Violectric devices are exclusively developed in Germany by the engineers of Lake People electronic GmbH. In doing so, the team of developers can draw on twenty years of experience and countless products for the pro-audio domain. 
Among others, the first German-made 20-bit A/D and D/A converters were developed by Lake People in the early nineties of the past century. 

 

Taken from their website

 

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post #6642 of 14659
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


I thought they weremade by lake people electronics? I thought they were based in the US? If i am wrong..then my apologies. biggrin.gif

Both Lake People and Violectric are German-based. The two are the same company.

 

Lake People is marketed for pro audio market, while Violectric is aimed at the hifi market

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i edited my original post...ur right guys..THANKS..damn..dont know why i thought it was US based... confused_face(1).gif
 

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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post


Thanks for your opinion.


I see you have a Soloist, a Lyr and a Mjolnir. How would you rank them?
For me, the Mjolnir is easily the best. It makes my 500 come to life in a way that the Soloist and Lyr does not do.
post #6645 of 14659
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For me, the Mjolnir is easily the best. It makes my 500 come to life in a way that the Soloist and Lyr does not do.

For me, it just sounds like the MJ is giving it more than it can handle (details/aggressiveness), but to each their own.

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