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First, the BUTTE is the future of headphone amps
Now, we have the best headphone/amp combo known to man
You guys are getting pretty good with the headlines on these threads.
I come in here thinking there will be some impressions of the DIY T2 > SR-009 combo.
I leave disappointed.
I am running my Project Sunrise with a PSVANE 12AU7, driving my custom Beyer DT-880 Dragon V1 phones with Black Dragon cables. While clearly not in the same league as the OP's Ultrasone 9's, my 880's sound better with this amplifier than any of my others, regardless of price.
The amp is extremly good. One does not need another tubeamp after this unless on wants to run on the hype. Its incredibly good and cant be done better. Though in my review, the weak part is the SOURCE; so using more expensive tubes might show itself better on more expensive sources. It might be the brightness of the soundcard which the mullard shows. But also sounding brighter, the Mullard is also more "laid back" than the Reflectors. The Reflectors have more attack. Its a good tube in this amp.
How is your tube? PSVANE?
I have not heard your setup but I envy you. Any man who is completely happy with his setup and has no desire to upgrade has found peace with himself.
I get your point, but the source is still an issue. But this review was regarding the sunrise amp anyways...
I prefer my iBuds and netbook jack.
Head injury..... how are your audez?
I like them.
wow the best thread title
Cifani090: I think you misunderstand. You are looking for "the most expensive" gear, not the "best". This amp cant be bettered, only be different. The weak part is the tube, and never will a Zana Deux or anything else be able to correct that.
You cant speak for me, and that is why you are wrong. Anyone looking for "the most expensive" need to get their brain evaluated. Most stuff that is over $1,000 have been handmade, engineered for years, and have sonic qualities unknown to a cheap headphone amp.
I just saw this amplifier on ebay a bit ago and was wondering about it. Asked about it in another thread but no response yet. Thread title is pretty funny! Lots of fancy high dollar amps out there so for the price, I doubt it is the best but looks good. The seller is sort of local to me it looks like unless it is one of those china amps being sold in the US. From the description, it does not look like it. So you think this is pretty good huh? No way I could ever afford your headphones but looking for a good first amplifier for a good price. I just have cheap headphones right now so not sure if I need this much amplifier. All I see are ebay reviews so not sure what to think. Are there any other reviews on here? Was the seller any good? Build quality looks really good too but wonder if that is just for show in the photos or what I would actually get?
Pirated some pictures from ebay. Looks hand built as it is through hole.