Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC" - Page 13

post #181 of 316

Uh oh.  Wasn't familiar with Meier until a week or so ago.  Now I think I want to get the Classic and the Daccord (and an LCD-2).  The only problem is I just got the ALO Pan Am and the HE-400 less than a month ago.  Must resist the tempation for at least a few months!  Right now after all my reading I can't think of a combo I'd rather have.  Especially like that it has a crossfeed circuit.  Some of my music makes me dizzy and gets fatiguing.  This could keep me listening longer. 

post #182 of 316

in case if someone is interested about | CLASSIC for sale |

Click ! (Click to show)
Edited by vessa - 2/8/13 at 2:04am
post #183 of 316

Has anyone compared Classic and Lehmann BCL?

post #184 of 316

Anyone using this amp woth Fostex TH-600/ 900? It sounds great with T1s as some have already mentioned, but I am thinking about getting a pair of closed headphones and wondering what you guys use with this amp.

post #185 of 316

Got my Classic yesterday. It's a great bit of kit! Looks really nice on top of its brother the daccord.

post #186 of 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synthax View Post

Any impressions with Classic ant T1,T5p or T70 ? I'm very interested in. I started to have big confidence to Jan Meier after reading his description about amp-technology on his page. Very nice trick with position of headphones on head also..

 

I don't find that head positioning trick works for me, at least not with my AKG K702s.

 

Moving them around is easy as the inner circumference of the pads is pretty large, but to me they sound best just in the "normal" position, concentric with my lug holes (technical term).

post #187 of 316
I am using the corda jazz with my HD800 but I am looking for an upgrade. My question is how much of an upgrade would be a corda classic. Right now there is a sale going on so it would be the right time to save some money. Will the corda classic make a significant difference to my setup? Thanks
post #188 of 316
I saw your posts elsewhere (HD800 thread?). Are you quite sure your amp is the limiting component?

Sometimes the DAC limits what follows, so that no matter what amps you use, they will sound similar (e.g. can't give you any more detail than the DAC's output stage lets through, supposing it has some specific 'flavor' to it).

In other words, if you think you have a shortfall at the end of your chain, you have to question everything up the chain...
post #189 of 316

The M-DAC is a good bit of kit, I doubt it is the component holding his set up back.

 

I think going from Jazz -> Classic would be a nice upgrade, depending on how much you can sell the Jazz for

post #190 of 316
Yes, and to be fair I haven't heard the M-DAC. One of my friends here on head-fi was impressed during an audition last year.

OTOH, I noticed mixed impressions. I've been following DAC threads rather obsessively for the last 18 months, and purely FWIW it did seem to me from those impressions it might have a 'sound' other than strictly neutral. But really (see above) IDK! wink.gif

I've not heard the jazz either (I've owned or own the Arietta, Aria, Opera, Concerto and Classic), but for sure the Classic is superb and the best yet from Jan. However, zigy made the statement s/he couldn't distinguish the Jazz from the M-DAC's hp output confused.gif - meaning I think the next step needs thought...
post #191 of 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

Yes, and to be fair I haven't heard the M-DAC. One of my friends here on head-fi was impressed during an audition last year.

OTOH, I noticed mixed impressions. I've been following DAC threads rather obsessively for the last 18 months, and purely FWIW it did seem to me from those impressions it might have a 'sound' other than strictly neutral. But really (see above) IDK! wink.gif

I've not heard the jazz either (I've owned or own the Arietta, Aria, Opera, Concerto and Classic), but for sure the Classic is superb and the best yet from Jan. However, zigy made the statement s/he couldn't distinguish the Jazz from the M-DAC's hp output confused.gif - meaning I think the next step needs thought...

Good points, I think the Classic has a bit more power than the Jazz so it could just be the Jazz isn't able to push the HD800's much better than the M-DAC's headstage?

 

Don't mind me, I'm just a Classic fan boy :P 

post #192 of 316
Me too wink.gif
post #193 of 316
Thanks for the input guys. I love the M-Dac but I think I made a compromise with the Jazz. I am really tempted to just place an order for the classic. And maybe sell the Jazz on eBay at a later date. The main issue with the Jazz is the soundstage is not that great and when it comes to complex piece of music the instrument separation is not there. I would love to see what the HD800 is capable of but I am afraid Jazz is just not cutting it for me.
post #194 of 316

The classic is excellent. This post indicates a fairly positive experience when using it with the HD800's: http://www.head-fi.org/t/557892/new-meier-audio-headphone-amp-corda-classic/150#post_8328591

post #195 of 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

The classic is excellent. This post indicates a fairly positive experience when using it with the HD800's: http://www.head-fi.org/t/557892/new-meier-audio-headphone-amp-corda-classic/150#post_8328591

Stop acting like you know something ;)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC"