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post #736 of 2070

Usually burn-in on amps is the electrolytic capacitors settling down.

post #737 of 2070
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Usually burn-in on amps is the electrolytic capacitors settling down.

 

What, are they usually a bit rambunctious when they're new? biggrin.gif

 

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post #738 of 2070
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Originally Posted by wink View Post

Usually burn-in on amps is the electrolytic capacitors settling down.

and also the magnetic field in the circuit is not stable yet.

post #739 of 2070
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

What, are they usually a bit rambunctious when they're new? biggrin.gif

 

se

 

You don't want to know what those caps get up to, no amount of brain bleach will help... 

 

As for the changes in the amps sound, until we know the circuit then I'd be more inclined to side with the amp drifting rather than mythical forces at work. 

post #740 of 2070
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You don't want to know what those caps get up to, no amount of brain bleach will help... 

 

 

HA!

 

Well, we can always do what we've done to all our rambunctious children these days and dope 'em up on Prozac.

 

se

post #741 of 2070
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Interesting observation I have going on with the hDVD800. I have the review sample which has been running for almost three weeks non stop and it is wide open sounding and the new one I just purchased from Sennheiser is so different form the burned in model. It is more congested and not as open. It is more of what i heard when I first got the review sample. So my friends there is a huge difference after about 150 hrs of running the amp. It will be considerably better when it hits the 150-200 hr mark. I will be running this in all night for the next week to help speed up the process and them will compare them again.  If at first you do not get the results your looking for just be patient . It sound so much better and worlds class after 200 hrs which is roughly where i am at with the review sample.

Interesting, I'm going to have to give a proper burn-in to the unit in-store. I'd welcome the changes very much biggrin.gif

post #742 of 2070
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Interesting, I'm going to have to give a proper burn-in to the unit in-store. I'd welcome the changes very much biggrin.gif

Give it about 150 hrs to open up. I think it sounds excellent. Very musical and non fatiguing.

post #743 of 2070
This is my first post on head fi! I've been reading threads for a while but I've just never signed up. Decided to post here first because the HDVD800 is my latest addition to the setup . I've the senn balanced cable on order and then I'm done....... For a while smily_headphones1.gif
post #744 of 2070
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This is my first post on head fi! I've been reading threads for a while but I've just never signed up. Decided to post here first because the HDVD800 is my latest addition to the setup . I've the senn balanced cable on order and then I'm done....... For a while smily_headphones1.gif

Whats that in the pic?, an E7 and M50? Hah, you're in the wrong forum noob. tongue.gif

 

(very nice. If you are real :)

post #745 of 2070
E17/E09 combo with HD650 actually smily_headphones1.gif
post #746 of 2070
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E17/E09 combo with HD650 actually smily_headphones1.gif

beerchug.gif Welcome to head-fi 

post #747 of 2070
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Whats that in the pic?, an E7 and M50? Hah, you're in the wrong forum noob. tongue.gif
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Whats that in the pic?, an E7 and M50? Hah, you're in the wrong forum noob. tongue.gif


(very nice. If you are real smily_headphones1.gif
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beerchug.gif  Welcome to head-fi 
Thanks . I know I'm late in the head fi game but I didn't want to ask silly questions along the way. Just decided to sit back, observe and learn from all this collective experience. I've made a few mistakes along the way (Burson HA160ds) but couldn't be happier with the setup now . The only way I would go now is electrostatic and that's only if I won the lottery!
post #748 of 2070
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post



Thanks . I know I'm late in the head fi game but I didn't want to ask silly questions along the way. Just decided to sit back, observe and learn from all this collective experience. I've made a few mistakes along the way (Burson HA160ds) but couldn't be happier with the setup now . The only way I would go now is electrostatic and that's only if I won the lottery!

Hey, its all good my friend. Feel free to post your thoughts any time. Especially with the top gear that you have. 

 

See you around  beerchug.gif

 

 

(I best leave, because I have no business here wif this amp)

post #749 of 2070
So..... My thoughts on the HDVD800 ..... It's bloody brilliant! I have found the 800s to be a tad harsh at times and a little sibilant with certain tracks but with the HDVD800 they are as detailed and airy/ expansive as ever but with a smoother/ less fatiguing top end . The mids feel slightly fuller . I've never personally found the bass to be subjectively different on various amps and it is still as good as always on the HDVD800. I have to agree with Frank on his posts on this thread they sum up my own findings. It's an excellent amp that I am extremely happy with smily_headphones1.gif
post #750 of 2070

Welcome James and enjoy the web site and friendship you will make here.

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