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post #451 of 1074

I originally had the Moon SilverDragon but have since moved to Q and never looked back.

post #452 of 1074

Yea the Q looks real nice. I think the red color would be a nice complement to the zebra wood. The brown looks a little blah. Whats the usual lead time from order to arrival on these?

post #453 of 1074

Pretty quick, black is my choice, other thing to consider is a lot of them have been bought and they come up often in the for sale.

post #454 of 1074

I think you should generally stay away from silver.

 

The red or brown silk from Q is extremely nice. The brown has a really nice elegance look to it,

kind of rich like chocolate, however the red pops really vibrantly.

 

If you go the vegan route get the brown without question.

post #455 of 1074
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

No, I mean those technological benefits are still present in the BHA-1. I forgot where the post was that talked about it, though.

edit: Here is what I found in my search, but I remember a series of posts discussing the topic.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560499/new-headphone-amplifier-from-bryston/645#post_8873106

edit #2: OK found it. It starts here and goes on for... a while..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/603218/schiit-mjolnir-headphone-amplifier/1545#post_8786986

 

Thank you, Maxvla. I did read the second, apparently longer thread-discussion on this topic that you linked. And while it remains true that the BHA-1 does indeed convert to single-ended signal processing internally, it may be that Bryston had a sincere belief that this was advantageous, both technically and for their consumers. As one or two posters pointed out, while the BHA-1 is not a true, balanced differential amplifier (ala MJ), nor is it a balanced via bridged mono amps design (Gilmore GS-X, Beta 22), it may well deliver the benefits of common mode noise rejection at the inputs to a number of users/systems that defeat a true differential's advantages due to component incompatibility or parts mismatches. Thanks again.  

post #456 of 1074
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nor is it a balanced via bridged mono amps design (Gilmore GS-X, Beta 22)

 

These both have differential inputs.  Don't kid yourself Bryston and other companies do this to save money.

post #457 of 1074
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These both have differential inputs.  Don't kid yourself Bryston and other companies do this to save money.

 

I dont really understand how the B22 can have a differential input, each board gets its own phase of the signal...theres nothing to take a difference of, nor is there any noise to get rid of since it doesnt have the other phase to reference right?

post #458 of 1074

To quote the HeadWize write up...

 

Stage 1 is a dual FET fully-differential fully-balanced front-end. The idling current is 2mA total per dual FET (1mA per FET) and 4mA for the complete front-end stage which consists of both dual FETs. The dual FETs generate the bias which runs the second stage, and keeps it and the resulting output section in class A at all times.

post #459 of 1074
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

To quote the HeadWize write up...

 

Stage 1 is a dual FET fully-differential fully-balanced front-end. The idling current is 2mA total per dual FET (1mA per FET) and 4mA for the complete front-end stage which consists of both dual FETs. The dual FETs generate the bias which runs the second stage, and keeps it and the resulting output section in class A at all times.

LOL..........over my head unfortunately.

post #460 of 1074
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I originally had the Moon SilverDragon but have since moved to Q and never looked back.

Interesting once again. I did the opposite. I actually still have both so when I'm not so lazy I'll try and compare them.

I sort of felt that the Q was warmer in the bass and upper highs but actually more prominent in the upper mids,

while the Silver Dragon has extended pristine but not warm upper highs and that no area is emphasized (or de-emphasized),

and the bass is extremely solid and transparent, which is just what the doctor ordered for Audezes.


Edited by rgs9200m - 2/19/13 at 5:54pm
post #461 of 1074

I found the SD grainy in comparison.  But I also think cable differences are minor and more about ensuring full potential than tuning while also making wearing headphones less cumbersome.  The Q just disappears while the Moon style of cables are less ergo than the stock they replace.  Well ignoring the Rev1 speaker cable ;)


Edited by Solude - 2/19/13 at 6:30pm
post #462 of 1074
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How did the Soloist and BHA-1 compare/contrast? 

 

Not all at once gents ;)  If you prefer the BHA-1 to the Soloist, sell me on why.

post #463 of 1074
Never tried a Burson product. Can't tell you how they compare.
post #464 of 1074

I lived with the BHA-1 and the Burson 160D at the same time.  Was no comparison in favor of the BHA-1.  I understand the Soloist to be a different beast.

post #465 of 1074

Thanks a lot for the input guys.

 

 

I will be getting my LCD 3 tomorrow. Can't wait.

My system is Anedio D2 dac + Woo 6SE which I doubt is gonna be powerful enough to drive LCD 3. (LCD 2 doesn't sing well with WOO 6SE IMO, it seems to smoothen out everything leading to a slightly sloppy bass, no tube helps)

 

So far under $1500, BHA-1 and Mjolnir sound like winners? Has anyone heard of the sound signature of Anedio D2 dac? It's extremely neutral to my ears. Both ends extends very very far. So which one between BHA-1 and Mjolnir is a better call here? I got a feeling it's BHA-1, since Mjolnir is "a bit too exciting"? if I understand it correctly. So pairing it with a flat DAC might be"dry" for me?

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