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post #16 of 868
Thread Starter 

You might ask Kingwa if the XLR out from the Master-5 is any better than the Phoenix since you're not using ACSS to your Brystons. Then again, you could go for the Master-2 Mono's and compare to the Bryston. It's only money.

post #17 of 868

eek.gif Very, very intriguing! Do report back on that beauty, guys, please.

 

post #18 of 868

I have had de C-1 Master mono-blocks for over a year, but sold them a few months ago after trying the Brystons. I thought they were a bit too neutral for my taste. They sounded boring and I was always yawning, trying to pop my ears open, while listening to them. I really like the sound of my current setup, but now it's time to try something new.


Edited by BenBau - 9/9/11 at 7:02pm
post #19 of 868
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Yeah, I don't think his amps will ever be confused for dynamic. But this is why I have heavy sounding speakers (Mirage M7si) and headphone (D7000). His amps tighten these bass-heavy guys up and sound wonderful to my ear. I like that "wall of sound" that deep bass brings but I like it clean sounding.

post #20 of 868

It looks like it can work well with headphones as well as in a good speaker rig

post #21 of 868

Is it worth buying only for use as headphone amp ?

post #22 of 868
Thread Starter 

I just ordered this beast.

post #23 of 868

When will you get it ?

post #24 of 868
Thread Starter 

They say 2 weeks but that might not include 300 hours burn-in and ship time, etc. I am guessing a month.

post #25 of 868

I would buy one if I didn't have Apex Peak.  May be I should get it for balanced usage.  smile_phones.gif

post #26 of 868

Audio-GD Master 6 Real Balanced ACSS Preamp & Headphone amp is released.

 

It is higher headphone output power than Master 5.

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Master/Master-5/Master-5EN.htm

post #27 of 868
Quote:
Originally Posted by kccheng View Post

Audio-GD Master 6 Real Balanced ACSS Preamp & Headphone amp is released.

 

It is higher headphone output power than Master 5.

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Master/Master-5/Master-5EN.htm



Wow, that thing is pretty powerful.

post #28 of 868
Thread Starter 

I wonder if it's too much for my Denon D7000? I have the option to get this over the 5 and I think I will. I've asked if there is any SQ difference between the two.

post #29 of 868
Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

...I've asked if there is any SQ difference between the two.

 

...and the answer was?

 

post #30 of 868
Thread Starter 

Won't get a response until tonight- I asked too late. But I asked the difference between the 2 and he stated what is says on the website basically- "The different is the Master 5 output transistors is power by the class A PSU, the Master6 is not so have not power output limit."

The Master-6 is a bit more powerful than the Phoenix and I could run my D7000 at about a max of 18/99 on the Phoenix so I am concerned I'll be having the volume very low.

 

Edited by tim3320070 - 9/21/11 at 8:15am
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