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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

Have any of guys heard the Fosgate Signature Tube Headphone Amplifier? I'm supposed to be getting one after CES, just want to know if anyone in here has heard it or not...


I run it with my HD800, it is amazing sounding.

post #9812 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Makaan View Post

I ordered Emotiva mini X A100 today. So my case is closed. Thanks to my friend will carry Emotiva in his baggage. 
I think I did my best. Lyr, EF5 or Burson 160, all these options has a some question mark. But I will be always wonder how is a tube amp sound.

Tube preamp biggrin.gif
post #9813 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post


Tube preamp biggrin.gif

Yes good solution. 

Maybe a year later :)

post #9814 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Makaan View Post

Yes good solution. 
Maybe a year later smily_headphones1.gif
I'm using the Bottlehead Quickie that costs $99, and it sounds great. Only caveats are that you have to build it and solder it together yourself, and that it runs on batteries so there are some residual costs.
post #9815 of 14586
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I'm using the Bottlehead Quickie that costs $99, and it sounds great. Only caveats are that you have to build it and solder it together yourself, and that it runs on batteries so there are some residual costs.

Very interesting, I'm learning another thing everyday. 

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-bottlehead-quickie-tube-preamp

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Originally Posted by Makaan View Post

Very interesting, I'm learning another thing everyday. 
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-bottlehead-quickie-tube-preamp
FYI for anyone interested I've been told by Bottlehead not to use the PJCCS upgrade as it raises the noise floor for a lower impedance amp like the MiniX (only 10K ohms).
post #9817 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post


FYI for anyone interested I've been told by Bottlehead not to use the PJCCS upgrade as it raises the noise floor for a lower impedance amp like the MiniX (only 10K ohms).

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind. 

post #9818 of 14586

Just got my HE-500s in a few days ago, and I've been enjoying them quite a lot. I was glad to find out that my DIY cable worked (I made it before I had the headphones, and had no way to test it!) and I think the 'bent' style I applied to the connectors worked out well, as it gives the cable more of an Audeze-type angle to it, which I like. At the very least they make a long night of grading tests a bit more enjoyable. 

 

 

I think they'll fit in just fine with the rest of the family ;)

 

post #9819 of 14586
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Originally Posted by SeanDavid010 View Post
 

Just got my HE-500s in a few days ago, and I've been enjoying them quite a lot. I was glad to find out that my DIY cable worked (I made it before I had the headphones, and had no way to test it!) and I think the 'bent' style I applied to the connectors worked out well, as it gives the cable more of an Audeze-type angle to it, which I like. At the very least they make a long night of grading tests a bit more enjoyable. 

 

 

 

I think they'll fit in just fine with the rest of the family ;)

 

 

Congratz!! Also a nice looking cable. I see you also have the Mad Dogs. Could you do a comparison. I'm looking for a closed can to go with my HE-500.

post #9820 of 14586

Just got my pair in from the Cable Company and trying it out with my equipment (Schiit Gungnir, Schiit Lyr with Siemens tubes, transport is a DX50 via digital output). It is probably the Gungnir, but I find the sound presentation rather nice and laid back, except for the vocals. They are pretty far forward and aggressive, but female vocals have some of the higher mids/treble rolled off (I am used to brighter sounds, like the HD800 and Brainwavz B2). Nothing bad and it's really non-fatiguing, just a little stranger presentation than I am used to. Really works nice for metal, Dokken comes through really clear (their is a strange echo during the chorus of "Lightning Strikes Again" I never noticed, sounds like someone is yelling something at me from the other room). Does anyone agree with this?

 

I think I need to try my Dac-It to see if the presentation is the same.

 

One thing, the fit is better than I initially remember. Have had them on for a good 3 hours or so, no balancing or clamp issues.

post #9821 of 14586
A transformer is a static electrical device that transfers energy by inductive coupling between its winding circuits. A varying current in the primary winding creates a varying magnetic flux in the transformer's core and thus a varying magnetic flux through the secondary winding. This varying magnetic flux induces a varying electromotive force (emf) or voltage in the secondary winding. Transformers can be used to vary the relative voltage of circuits or isolate them, or both.
Transformers range in size from thumbnail-sized used in microphones to units weighing hundreds of tons interconnecting the power grid. A wide range of transformer designs are used in electronic and electric power applications. Transformers are essential for the transmission, distribution, and utilization of electrical energy.

The size of the transformer will determine the voltage and current it can deliver. If the transformer is undersized, it gets very hot and will burn out. (See Singlepower amps) The design and size will have an impact on how fast the power supply can deliver power as needed to deliver the signal. Capacitors are used to store current delivered by the transformer. So it's important to have the transformer properly sized as it provides different voltages to various circuits. The reason the speaker amps do a (subjectively) better job is it has plenty of capacity to drive a headphone. Headphone amps take the cost savings of the smaller load to use smaller transformers and capacitors. Not all headphones need that much power but some benefit from it. Orthos like power.
post #9822 of 14586

Just discovered something really cool. I'm wearing a rather thick beanie and I realized that the beanie lifts the pads away from my head about half an inch or so, which really widens the soundstage...

post #9823 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

Just discovered something really cool. I'm wearing a rather thick beanie and I realized that the beanie lifts the pads away from my head about half an inch or so, which really widens the soundstage...

Lol.  You got that right.  Better yet, find a hand-knitted beanie, it will sound even more amazing.  Try it.

post #9824 of 14586
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Lol.  You got that right.  Better yet, find a hand-knitted beanie, it will sound even more amazing.  Try it.

If it's knitted by Argentinian children, using only the finest Angora wool, you'll get the best sound. 

post #9825 of 14586
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post
 

If it's knitted by Argentinian children, using only the finest Angora wool, you'll get the best sound. 

While mine is not Angora wool, my wife knitted it for me.  I can feel the love wearing it listening to music.  :D

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