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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Todd R View Post

Speedball is worth every penny!



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post #17 of 29
Anything on a low impediance kit for the Bottlehead Crack?
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by bear7 View Post

Anything on a low impediance kit for the Bottlehead Crack?

Bottlehead has other amps that can handle low impedance cans well.
post #19 of 29

TSIG, did you end up getting the Bottlehead Crack + Speedball or just sticking with the Woo6? 

post #20 of 29
Just bought a Crack with Speedball from a fellow head-fi-er and spent 3 hours with my HD-650s glued to my head. Amazing pairing. Prior to this I was using a pretty decent Yamaha receiver, which i thought drove them pretty well. I was also able to spend some time listening to Woo WA-3 and WA-6 with HD650s at the NY hi-fi show. Didn't like the sound with the WA-3 (flat, uninvolving) but really liked the WA-6. Have to say, though, that I love the Bottlehead (although would also love to have that WA-6 to do a proper bake-off). The Bottlehead brings the HD650s to a whole different level and I'm hearing detail in music that I hadn't heard before. Lots of fun to listen to. Don't actually know what the Crack sounds like without the Speedball, though.
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by johnman1116 View Post

TSIG, did you end up getting the Bottlehead Crack + Speedball or just sticking with the Woo6? 

 


I ended up going with the WA6.  Considering picking up the Crack + Speedball soon, however.

post #22 of 29

so... quinn... where my reviews at?! 

jk, but seriously :)

post #23 of 29

Can I buy the normal version and add the Speedball later?

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by crazywipe View Post

Can I buy the normal version and add the Speedball later?

Of course

post #25 of 29

Kind of off topic but i noticed you guys mentioned Monoprice cables so i'm wondering if there's a difference between these 2.

 

I have these ones

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=2869&seq=1&format=2

 

And the ones mentioned previously in this thread are 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023603&p_id=2681&seq=1&format=2

 

I'm using these to connect my DAC to my Amp. Aside from the length of the cable, are there any differences between these 2 cables in terms of quality?

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Kind of off topic but i noticed you guys mentioned Monoprice cables so i'm wondering if there's a difference between these 2.

I have these ones
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=2869&seq=1&format=2

And the ones mentioned previously in this thread are 
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023603&p_id=2681&seq=1&format=2

I'm using these to connect my DAC to my Amp. Aside from the length of the cable, are there any differences between these 2 cables in terms of quality?

The 2nd one is a single cable, not stereo.

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Edited by Draygonn - 5/18/12 at 8:37pm
post #27 of 29

The second is a 75ohm coaxial - I use one to connect a source to the S/PDIF coaxial input on my dac. I don't think I'd necessarily use it for a regular stereo RCA (aside from needing two of them). They are built well - but I don't think offer you anything extra over what you have. 

post #28 of 29

For interconnect you cannot beat DIY. Problem with cheap cable is when the connection solder go bad. No human is paid to solder those 3 bux cable, they are certainly crap. DIY, buy neutrik or rean rca plug and some decent cable and you will have a solid reliable cable.
 

post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post


Do you like wire trimming and soldering for 7-8 hours? Thats the majority of the build.
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What is that big tube at the back? It looks gorgeous!

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