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post #91 of 108

The #3 post in this thread basically says the same thing in comparing the Lyr to the PS II as what they told you on the Mad Dogs thread Kamahkahah.

 

My Horizon and Beyer DT880 combo will make my ears bleed before I run out of headroom but then they aren't planar headphones. Although I've never heard planar headphones, I know they like power. My Magnepan MMG's are planar speakers and I know they will take all the power I can give them and still handle more. I once bridged a couple amps together to power just one of my speakers. I think it was more than 400 watts I was dumping into them and they seemed to have no problem handling it. I've read of people hooking there T50RP's (or other planar headphones) into speaker amps and liking the sound a lot. http://www.head-fi.org/t/614134/is-it-true-that-modded-t50rps-specifically-lffs-paradox-mod-is-comparable-to-high-end-headphones-such-as-the-lcd2/270

 

 

After what I've heard, I would probably gamble on the Ember as the best match for planar headphones with the large amount of power it'll have.

post #92 of 108

Well, the Horizon sounds great. Very transparent and it takes away overly "metallic" taste from my music. This is my first tube amp, but reading all kind of stuff about them I was expecting to hear less detailed sound and, well, more of a warmer signature, I guess. So far this amp seems very balanced, which is great for rock/metal I usually listen to. When it burns in a little bit and I get used to its sound more, will post more impressions.

 

And I could not express how awesome Jeremy and Frans from garage audio are. I had some trouble when assembling the unit - the guy to whom I gave it propably applied too much heat on some elements... Replies to my emails from the engineers of this amp have been really detailed and fast, some really outstanding support.

post #93 of 108

Anyone know if the line-out on the Project Sunrise ii a pre-amp out or just a pass through?

post #94 of 108
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Anyone know if the line-out on the Project Sunrise ii a pre-amp out or just a pass through?

On the Horizon (and on the PS II I assume) it's a preamp out controlled with the volume knob. It's also not muted when 'phones are plugged in. I forgot that at midnight one night to the annoyance of my neighbors. Had my headphones on  and turned up the volume. Didn't know that I'd left my speaker amp on till I realized I shouldn't be feeling bass in my whole body. rolleyes.gif

post #95 of 108
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On the Horizon (and on the PS II I assume) it's a preamp out controlled with the volume knob. It's also not muted when 'phones are plugged in. I forgot that at midnight one night to the annoyance of my neighbors. Had my headphones on  and turned up the volume. Didn't know that I'd left my speaker amp on till I realized I shouldn't be feeling bass in my whole body. rolleyes.gif

Niice tongue.gif and thanks for answering. Also, there's a steam kind of noise followed by a sharp key clinking type of sound that comes through my headphones when I power on the amp. Is that normal? I'm guessing its just the tube warming up (stock tube, neeed to upgrade)
post #96 of 108
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Niice tongue.gif and thanks for answering. Also, there's a steam kind of noise followed by a sharp key clinking type of sound that comes through my headphones when I power on the amp. Is that normal? I'm guessing its just the tube warming up (stock tube, neeed to upgrade)

Yes, I've heard that. I believe that the click is a relay that mutes the amp until the tube warms up enough to be used.

 

Just tried it and I can't hear it through the headphones right now but I know what you mean. Maybe the hiss-click noise through the headphones is only with some tubes.confused.gif

post #97 of 108

Clicking is caused by relay unit, you are right, Micaiah

post #98 of 108
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post #99 of 108

Has anyone tried Horizon with Mad dogs? They are planar magnetic and low impendance - but other low impendance headphones I've tried so far with it sound great.

post #100 of 108

Ember about to be released: http://www.garage1217.com/graphic_design_013.htm

post #101 of 108
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Ember about to be released: http://www.garage1217.com/graphic_design_013.htm

Been following and waiting, very excited. Hopefully it's my next purchase.
post #102 of 108

Must say the Project Sunrise II amp makes some serious magic with the Hifiman HE-500, mine is not even burned in yet and I can't stop tapping my feet. This amp has some serious volume output!

post #103 of 108
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

Must say the Project Sunrise II amp makes some serious magic with the Hifiman HE-500, mine is not even burned in yet and I can't stop tapping my feet. This amp has some serious volume output!

 

im glad to hear this!

 

my  brother bought me a Project Sunrise II for my birthday.  i already have a more than a few 12v and 6v tubes and some of them cost a pretty penny. can any of you PSII and HE-500 owners recommend ny tubes or modsthat made a difference?

post #104 of 108
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im glad to hear this!

my  brother bought me a Project Sunrise II for my birthday.  i already have a more than a few 12v and 6v tubes and some of them cost a pretty penny. can any of you PSII and HE-500 owners recommend ny tubes or modsthat made a difference?

I'm pretty sure that there is a project sunrise ii tube rolling thread. Probably more recommendations already there if you search it. Hope you enjoy yours.
post #105 of 108
How does ember compare to beta22 and ehha?
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