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post #721 of 1476
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Nice video. Gave you a thumbs up. That 19" faceplate looks a little goofy. Glad I went 17".

 

I ordered 19" rack mountable faceplate, got a 17" faceplate with separate rack angles (that's the way Bryston delivers it according to the distributor). This is perfect, if I want to rack mount it I put on the rack angles, otherwise the faceplate doesn't take any extra space.

post #722 of 1476

Initial impressions last. BHA-1 and EAR909 are very close, but BHA-1 has more "body" to its sound while EAR909 is a little bit harder or "clearer", a more "smiley" presentation that initially may be more impressive, even more dynamic. But BHA-1 makes tiny room reverb details more noticeable and "connects" you more with the music. Some would maybe say that BHA-1 puts life into the music while EAR909 is more boring. Since BHA-1 is so close to the sound of the built-in HP amp of Lynx Hilo I judge BHA-1 to have the correct representation. Canada - Sweden 1 - 0.

post #723 of 1476
I wonder how a Bryston dac would stack against my Ayre, or a dCS. My Dealer holds Bryston days in high esteem, and they sell dCS, ect.
post #724 of 1476

They have a brand new DAC that's either just came out or is not out yet.  Suppose to be pretty good.

post #725 of 1476
I might go back to testing this amp with the HD600s that I had all but given up on in favor of the PS1000s. They seem to have their own merits.
post #726 of 1476
Maybe i could not find it, but until now, i did not find anyone using a Fostex TH-900 und BHA-1 ?
post #727 of 1476
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Originally Posted by CanDude View Post

Initial impressions last. BHA-1 and EAR909 are very close, but BHA-1 has more "body" to its sound while EAR909 is a little bit harder or "clearer", a more "smiley" presentation that initially may be more impressive, even more dynamic. But BHA-1 makes tiny room reverb details more noticeable and "connects" you more with the music. Some would maybe say that BHA-1 puts life into the music while EAR909 is more boring. Since BHA-1 is so close to the sound of the built-in HP amp of Lynx Hilo I judge BHA-1 to have the correct representation. Canada - Sweden 1 - 0.

Instantly thinks about hockey rolleyes.gif

 

God I miss hockey this year... it's tough being a canadian right now mad.gif

 

At least we have Bryston to cater to us headphone addicts during the winter!

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Instantly thinks about hockey rolleyes.gif

 

 

I was expecting that...   normal_smile%20.gif

post #729 of 1476
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Instantly thinks about hockey rolleyes.gif

 

God I miss hockey this year... it's tough being a canadian right now mad.gif

 

At least we have Bryston to cater to us headphone addicts during the winter!

+1

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sorry
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Thinking of picking this amp up soon from a retailer in Toronto. He could get it for me at 1200 smily_headphones1.gif
But Ive read in another recent thread that the single ended output of the BHA-1 was not very good with the HD800s.
Is this true? From what I've read, there should be no difference in sound quality at all between the SE and the balanced outputs. I believe this is what Bryston has said as well.
post #732 of 1476

I tried the LCD-3 balanced and unblanced with no obvious differende in quality. Several people like the BHA1 with the HD800

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Originally Posted by Namkung View Post

Thinking of picking this amp up soon from a retailer in Toronto. He could get it for me at 1200 smily_headphones1.gif
But Ive read in another recent thread that the single ended output of the BHA-1 was not very good with the HD800s.
Is this true? From what I've read, there should be no difference in sound quality at all between the SE and the balanced outputs. I believe this is what Bryston has said as well.
post #733 of 1476
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

I tried the LCD-3 balanced and unblanced with no obvious differende in quality. Several people like the BHA1 with the HD800

Great. Thank you for your input. Yes, I have read from this very thread a lot of positive comments regarding the BHA-1 with the HD800s. I just hope they were listening with the SE output haha.
Can't wait to get my hands on one of these..
post #734 of 1476
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Originally Posted by Namkung View Post

Thinking of picking this amp up soon from a retailer in Toronto. He could get it for me at 1200 smily_headphones1.gif
But Ive read in another recent thread that the single ended output of the BHA-1 was not very good with the HD800s.
Is this true? From what I've read, there should be no difference in sound quality at all between the SE and the balanced outputs. I believe this is what Bryston has said as well.
Single ended indeed is not that good. A few people have commented on this.
post #735 of 1476

I'll second this, but be the voice that tells you not to pair the HD800s with it. Some have really enjoyed it (Maxvla included), but it made me remember why I was worried about the HD800's sound in the first place. 

 

I found it harsh with quite a few things I tried it with. It's detailed, and accurate, but it just icepicked my ears over and over. Maybe at very low levels, but I don't listen that loud and still had this issue.

 

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Single ended indeed is not that good. A few people have commented on this.
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