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post #2416 of 2420

Up and running with the new equipment.

Macbook pro -> toslink -> uber Bifrost -> HDVA600 -> CH800S -> HD800.

Great sound right out of the box.  Very revealing of the instruments.  Soundstage is impressive.  Plenty of bass and the mids are super.

I tested the rig with the LCD-X too and they sound great with the gain on the HDVA600 turned down to the minimum.

 

Thanks, all, for your help -

RCBinTN

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Up and running with the new equipment.
Macbook pro -> toslink -> uber Bifrost -> HDVA600 -> CH800S -> HD800.
Great sound right out of the box.  Very revealing of the instruments.  Soundstage is impressive.  Plenty of bass and the mids are super.
I tested the rig with the LCD-X too and they sound great with the gain on the HDVA600 turned down to the minimum.

Thanks, all, for your help -
RCBinTN

One of the things that was eye opening when I auditioned the HDVA600 was the bass and authority it had doing so.

It's a last resort for me with SS amps but one I'll be happy with.
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One of the things that was eye opening when I auditioned the HDVA600 was the bass and authority it had doing so.

It's a last resort for me with SS amps but one I'll be happy with.

I've tested the sound on a variety of music, so far:  old Alabama, Alan Jackson, Carole King, Adele, Albert King & SRV, Allen Toussaint, Jeff Healey, Kansas, Led Zeppelin, Yes, and currently the Flecktones.  Couldn't make "Close to the Edge" work - too much treble.  The rest of the music sounds great with the HDVA600's gain in position #2.  I am surprised (a bit) at how good the bass and mids sound, especially the lower mids.  IMO, the lower mids and transition between the bass/mid is the best I've ever heard.  There is zero mud about these cans.

 

After what I had heard about the HD800, I was expecting a brighter sound.  It seems the HDVA600 is matched well with these cans.  The Flecktones sound awesome...Victor Wooten's bass is amazing.  :beyersmile:

 

post #2419 of 2420
Glad you like it. It is such an understated amp. I have that cost thousands more and not really better. Regarding the so called bright hd800. It's all about detail and synergy. When all is ok it's extroidenary sound.
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Glad you like it. It is such an understated amp. I have that cost thousands more and not really better. Regarding the so called bright hd800. It's all about detail and synergy. When all is ok it's extroidenary sound.
Al

Just one more comment.  The HDVA600 doesn't get hot at all, unlike my Asgard2 on which I could fry eggs.  :-)

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