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post #2416 of 10646

The 5R4 can handle 250ma with choke input. So you can try it your amp is choke input.

One of the two chokes is the input choke.

It still will be pushing it to the max.

post #2417 of 10646

Thanks for the scoop Glenn.  :)  Maybe I will try it out with the 6BL7 since their current draw is lower.

 

Not surprisingly the 600 ohm Beyers work much better with this experiment than my previous 60 ohm load did.  It sounds pretty nice, though I didn't hear anything that would make me want to stop using the 5998.  Some of it might be the newness of the Beyers too.

post #2418 of 10646

How do you like your Beyer's Xcalibur?

 

Mine even though are only 250Ohm sound nice with my Glenn's OTL. 

post #2419 of 10646

I like them.  :)  They are so, so much more comfortable to wear than the LCD-2s are and I like the sound so far too.

 

They have been all over the place while breaking in.  Within the span of a listening session I've heard them go from flat to bright to just right two times now.  They seem to not like being burned in on my crappy Sandisk mp3 player which barely produces any volume on them even at max output.  For about an hour when running off the OTL after one of those sessions they just seem to be lifeless then they snap out of it, so I decided to just let them break-in with normal listening sessions running off the OTL from now on.

 

The biggest surprise came from trying them with my old as the hills Samsung Yepp mp3 player running through my Meier Headsix portable amp.  That sounded downright great which I was not expecting in the least.  I could honestly listen to them that way all the time I think, unless my ears were just golden last night for some reason.

 

The 6BL7 is a fun experiment but they seem to lack depth compared to the normal tubes.  It reminds me of listening to a mid-tier SS amp:  the clarity is there but there is just something missing.  I have to praise the bass control though, that is really excellent, and something the 6BL7 always seems to be good at.  I doubt the tube is ideally biased in a 6AS7G circuit so it is not really a fair shake for the tube.  It is probably being run too hard for one thing.

post #2420 of 10646
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Xcalibur255, when did you bring the Bears Beyers home? Last year, I auditioned the 600 Ohm cans for three weeks. But, my sessions saw frequent interruptions during this time (due to my caregiving duties... life happens!). I'm going to need a proper trial/another trial before I could stand behind any impressions.

 

I originally felt they weren't for me, then quickly realized after its return that may not be the case. The black background was stunning... I want more of that!

post #2421 of 10646
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Xcalibur255, when did you bring the Bears Beyers home? Last year, I auditioned the 600 Ohm cans for three weeks. But, my sessions saw frequent interruptions during this time (due to my caregiving duties... life happens!). I'm going to need a proper trial/another trial before I could stand behind any impressions.

 

I originally felt they weren't for me, then quickly realized after its return that may not be the case. The black background was stunning... I want more of that!

 

 

This got me thinking I'm due for a session with the T1s. Looking forward to getting outta work now!

post #2422 of 10646

I spent some time with my T1s with both Glenn's OTL and my Leben.  They sounded really good on both.  I takes a while for my ears to re-acclimate to the LCD-3s.

post #2423 of 10646
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

I spent some time with my T1s with both Glenn's OTL and my Leben.  They sounded really good on both.  I takes a while for my ears to re-acclimate to the LCD-3s.

 

David which do you prefer the T1 or the LCD-3?

post #2424 of 10646

The LCD-3s are still my favorite but the T1s are growing on me. I also have my ATH-W300ANVs which I really like too.


Edited by dminches - 3/27/13 at 5:46pm
post #2425 of 10646
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The LCD-3s are still my favorite but the T1s are growing on my. I also have my ATH-W300ANVs which I really like too.

 

Curious how the W3000ANV's sound with glenn's OTL.  My only exposure to the amp was when ClaytonSF brought his along to a meet up last year and it sounded great with an HD650.  

post #2426 of 10646
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The LCD-3s are still my favorite but the T1s are growing on my. I also have my ATH-W300ANVs which I really like too.

Agreed. As good as the T1s are, the LCD-3s are still a cut above IMO.

post #2427 of 10646
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Xcalibur255, when did you bring the Bears Beyers home? Last year, I auditioned the 600 Ohm cans for three weeks. But, my sessions saw frequent interruptions during this time (due to my caregiving duties... life happens!). I'm going to need a proper trial/another trial before I could stand behind any impressions.

 

I originally felt they weren't for me, then quickly realized after its return that may not be the case. The black background was stunning... I want more of that!


I've only had them a few days.  My major worry is that it would be hard to jump between them and the LCD-2, but I really needed something for less serious listening sessions.  Or just some variety even perhaps.  The LCD-2 wearing comfort is always going to be an issue for me to some extent so I needed something to fall back onto.

 

So far I feel like I chose well.

post #2428 of 10646
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post


I've only had them a few days.  My major worry is that it would be hard to jump between them and the LCD-2, but I really needed something for less serious listening sessions.  Or just some variety even perhaps.  The LCD-2 wearing comfort is always going to be an issue for me to some extent so I needed something to fall back onto.

 

So far I feel like I chose well.

I think that you did choose well. A few months ago I tried the Beyerdynamic DT990 and it was a complete disaster. Not enough volume at all and nothing in the upper midrange are being produced. I tried it on three different setups with no change. I returned it back to the vendor. It was definitely new but could have a defect. Next I tried the DT860 which is almost lost in the Beyerdynamic lineup. As it turn out the DT860 is the greatest underdog find I ever discovered. The DT860 is along the best headphones in detail retrieval while sounding natural. The DT860 has very dry but strong bass. The DT860 produce just the soundstage and hall space that is in the recording with nothing added itself. The sub bass does not go quite as deep as my T70. It also more treble energy but treble is smoother than other headphones. The DT860 can go much louder than the DT770, DT880 DT990 with less distortion.  Not the most conformable but fine for my needs. It is a big headphone and possibly for someone with smaller heads might find the headphone slide too far low on the head, again not an issue with me. The DT860 is rated at 32 ohms but I do not have any problems with any of the tube amps to drive it. It is great for movies and dialog as well.

 

The DT860 is close to perfection that I ever found in a headphone.

post #2429 of 10646

Very interesting find John, thanks for sharing.

post #2430 of 10646

I received the C&K GZ33 yesterday. I was quite surprised to see it's such a tiny tube compared to the Mullard GZ37, I expected them to be more or less the same size.

 

 

Are all GZ33 tubes the same size/shape actually? Stupid question probably rolleyes.gif


Edited by Ultrainferno - 3/28/13 at 1:32am
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