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Beyerdynamic DT-880 (600 Ohm) potential friend? Upgrade from DV3322.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi friends,

 

I love the nice sound of my (now almost a year) well burned-in 880s.

What amplifier could be the finest step forward from Darkvoice 3322 for Beyer DT-880 (potential gain is expected presumably in the area of pace and rhythm, as well as in slightly stronger bass).

I have the following, as the option:

 

- HiFiMan EF5

- Matrix M-stage

- Rudistor NX-03

 

Would it be, maybe, better off going Little dot MKIV SE route?

I don't know, but whether do LD scores better than DV3322 at this juncture?

Unfortunately, Woo Audio (which would definitely be shortlisted in the above written)  is not available for custom-free buying in my country.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

 

Vicca

 

post #2 of 8

Little dots MK III / MK IV are known to pair well with High impedance Beyers.

I personally prefer LD MK IV SE (I have same headphones as you and currently i am collecting money for LD MK IV SE :-D)

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi, an update...

I have auditioned Matrix but wasn't being able to find improvements over Darkvoice 3322.

Since Rudistor is a costlier animal here, making about 500 or even 600 Eur, I have decided to

spend my money (360 Eur) for Little Dot MK IV SE. Hope I will find some improvement.

 

Another thing that might pop-up is the NuForce Icon HDP/pre DAC trade.

I feel those two are not much of alike, wondering what replacement in similar or slightly higher price bracket

might be suitable for LDIV SE?

 

Having had CA Dacmagic, which I was listening with satisfaction (dislike heat and insulting Wallwart power supply) some thoughts are:

- MF V-DAC with appropriate separate higher priced PSU.

- MF DAC M1

- Arcam rDAC without wireless mumbo-jumbo (PSU might have been a problem)

- Audio GD 19 or higher presumably Wolfson WM8741-based DAC

 

Any contribution would be kindly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Vicca

 

post #4 of 8

I went from the DV 3322 (still own it) to the LaFigaro 339. The latter is definitely a giant step (maybe 3 or 4) forward. That is, if you want to stay with tubes. Some members with Beyers have posted here (ignore the title as the manufacturer's name is LF not DV):

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/502306/dark-voice-339

 

Best regards.

post #5 of 8

A lot of people are happy using a Decware CSP2+ with 600 Ohm Beyers. I myself have one on order to power my T1.

post #6 of 8
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A lot of people are happy using a Decware CSP2+ with 600 Ohm Beyers. I myself have one on order to power my T1.



Well it seems to be a much costlier option, methinks.

Unfortunately or luckily I have already ordered LD IV.

Any input regarding DAC? Ihave been hesitating to buy Little Dot DAC_I, but maybe this could be the better option than above mentioned DACs.

post #7 of 8

I really love the Matrix Mini-I. Great value in my opinion

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PanamaRed View Post

I really love the Matrix Mini-I. Great value in my opinion


Yes, I thought about that though.

Is it AD1955 inside?

This might be a nice one I already had Yulong DAC - Mark 1 with the same chip and similar power supply  implementation

and it was wonderful. Trade for some other things...

 

Does Matrix Mini-I have fixed outputs?

 

Right now two main things that bother me are: 

Nasty volume knob depended output on Nufoce DAC-HDP and two volume knobs on Darkvoice DV-3322.

 

 

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