hi there all
Can you gain a greater amount body if like to the sound, could you put this in perspective say percentage, when say using foam, cables and amps.
Are tube amps the best option as well
I have listen twice now to 800's unfortunately to head out and some audio lab equipment so amplification wise justice was not served but I can tell theres something there
So difficult in the uk were I live to hear the properly
Don't know if I could rank the strength of different choices in the system right now...still trying things out.
Yes, I get a "bigger sound" from the Anaxilus mod (Inner Fidelity templates, 2mm Creatology self-adhesive foam, no dust covers) + EC Super 7 amp.
Now, is it the tubes or is it the transformers in the Super 7 or a bit of help from a "balanced" connection that gives me the bigger headstage and the slight removal of edge without apparent loss of transparency? I don't have that answer yet but I definitely prefer my latest foam attempt and amp to "no foam" + straight out of the Benchmark DAC. (The UE RM calibrate me to what I am aiming for in linearity.)
My next step might be a warmer DAC if I want it. Have heard the PWD on multiple occasions and it pairs well with the HD800. (But, I'll roll some more tubes before that.)
Have not done any aftermarket cables but have had my cable re-terminated for 4-pin XLR...