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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

bright and kinda lean, way too fast sounding, fatiguing with hd 800. 

 

great clarity though, but too bright, and not worth the 4k price tag

 

My BA doesn't sound bright at all.

Fast and detailed yes.

A lot depends what tubes were used at the time and on system synergy.

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I own a few pairs of shoes. Each serves its purpose. If I had to decide on one shoe to be the best of all shoes it would drive me nuts--let alone wreck my feet. That's why I own a few amps and a few headphones and why I don't really try to best one over the other. Just saying. :) Right Ultra- ?

 

 

Very wise comment. I agree 100% with you Clayton.

There is no end game of anything.

There is always something better.

It's all a mind game.

 

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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post


Glenn you can say that again, the transformer on your otl amp is the biggest I've seen on a headphone amp. Do you guys think an good quality ac cord will make a difference on Glenn otl amp? In my experience all my equipment have improved from a good quality cable. nothing up in the stratosphere price wise but most of my cables range from 50 to 250.00.

 

For me a good quality mains cable is one that has good insulation.

How improving the last meter of your electrical wiring going to change things a lot?

When it comes to interconnects it's a different story. 

I agree with John about an insulation transformer.

I use one and an Isotek system.

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

If you like what you have now, stop looking. Your wallet will love you...biggrin.gif

 

 

That's so true.

Some people just like showing off.

In some parts of the world people get more pleasure from a $10 old radio than others from a $100,000 system who will never be happy unless they have the latest and most expensive gear.

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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

That's so true.

Some people just like showing off.

In some parts of the world people get more pleasure from a $10 old radio than others from a $100,000 system who will never be happy unless they have the latest and most expensive gear.

 

Stop looking and start listening!

 

Although I have been known to disobey this motto quite frequently.

post #5658 of 11731
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

My amp will take a 2A3.  It's done fairly often with 45 amps actually.  I'm curious how jc's amp will end up, will basically be what I have except with 300B and without the damper diode full wave bridge rectifier configuration.  I'm finding my amp will not play super loud with the LCD-2 without losing composure, but definitely loud enough so I remain skeptical about whether a 300B is necessary for headphones.  Now if the amp has speaker taps then it makes all kinds of sense, but I wanted a pure headphone amp since I was planning to go for 300B monoblocks as well and didn't need the overlap in functionality.

 

All the talk about endgame can make us lose sight of what matters, enjoying music.  I wondered to myself the other day how much better my amp might be over an ECBA or a Stratus, but then thought what does it matter?  And what would knowing that change?  Nothing.  I'm happy and content and am enjoying music.  All there is to it.  :)

 

 

What's your DAC's output voltage?

post #5659 of 11731
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

Stop looking and start listening!

 

Although I have been known to disobey this motto quite frequently.

 

You are so right Clayton, sorry.

 

Julio Iglesias and Alejandro Fernandez  "Dos Corazones, Dos Historias" are now playing.

post #5660 of 11731
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post


LCD-2 or3 I would recommend the C3g > 300B why a 45 or 2A3 when the transformers cost
the same for the 300b and it could also drive speakers. Whatever rectifier is not that important.
On a high quality tube amp the output transformers are the most important part even over expensive tubes.
JJ300Bs can be got for $200 a pair and sound good.
I like to use tubes that can be got for cheep and outperform these boutique over priced tubes.

 

I can vouch for this. My LCDs and HE-500 sound excellent with the C3G-300b

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I own a few pairs of shoes. Each serves its purpose. If I had to decide on one shoe to be the best of all shoes it would drive me nuts--let alone wreck my feet. That's why I own a few amps and a few headphones and why I don't really try to best one over the other. Just saying. :) Right Ultra- ?

 

There's no one amp or headphone to serve them all. I wouldn't know which one to choose. But if I really had to choose 1 amp and 1 headphone that could do all pretty good, it would be the Sennheiser HD650 with a Bottlehead Crack (as I don't have the Glenn OTL)

 

 

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Some pursuits begin innocently enough. For those electronic consumers that get consumed by electronics, they might wanna pass on the pet python. :wink_face:

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

 

There's no one amp or headphone to serve them all. I wouldn't know which one to choose. But if I really had to choose 1 amp and 1 headphone that could do all pretty good, it would be the Sennheiser HD650 with a Bottlehead Crack (as I don't have the Glenn OTL)

 

 

 

Or the Decware CSP2+ with the HD650's....I suspect the CSP2+ and the Crack are pretty close to each other.

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Or the Decware CSP2+ with the HD650's....I suspect the CSP2+ and the Crack are pretty close to each other.

 

Except for their price :cool:

post #5664 of 11731
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Or the Decware CSP2+ with the HD650's....I suspect the CSP2+ and the Crack are pretty close to each other.

 

Except for their price :cool:

Used gear can be a beautiful thing!

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Ahem... Pre-Owned. :ksc75smile:

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I do want a CSP2+ one day, such a beautiful amp.

I got extra discount on my Crack, didn't even pay $200 and a friend of mine built it for free.

Life is good

post #5667 of 11731
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Ahem... Pre-Owned. :ksc75smile:

:D

post #5668 of 11731
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I do want a CSP2+ one day, such a beautiful amp.

I got extra discount on my Crack, didn't even pay $200 and a friend of mine built it for free.

Life is good

 

Yeah it is.thumbsup.gif

post #5669 of 11731
What about csp3?

Thats another option. And it seems it does use 5u4g and 6922
post #5670 of 11731
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

What about csp3?

Thats another option. And it seems it does use 5u4g and 6922

 

You're just looking for a WA2 copy, admit it ;)

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