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Amp for Beyer DT770 600 ohm?

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I'm looking for something neutral that can be used for mixing to just listening to music. Budget is around $500. I want something that is truly powerful enough for 600 ohm Beyers. I will be using my Apogee Duet as a source. I was considering the O2 amp, but didn't like the fact that it currently doesn't have RCA inputs or a full size phono jack input for headphones. Any ideas? Thanks.


Edited by Jbucla2005 - 6/29/12 at 7:54pm
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I'm looking for something neutral that can be used for mixing to just listening to music. Budget is around $500. I want something that is truly powerful enough for 600 ohm Beyers. I will be using my Apogee Duet as a source. I was considering the O2 amp, but didn't like the fact that it currently doesn't have RCA inputs or a full size phono jack input for headphones. Any ideas? Thanks.

Low cost option

On eBay they sell single tube headphone amplifier from $65-$90 that can easily power 600-Ohm headphones

My pick is the Indeed MK2 EH 6922, $90

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Low cost option

On eBay they sell single tube headphone amplifier from $65-$90 that can easily power 600-Ohm headphones

My pick is the Indeed MK2 EH 6922, $90

Um, I doubt one of those cheap tube amps is going to be very neutral.

 

I'd wait for the desktop version of the O2. I don't think it's actually going to sound different, but it will have more features and maybe more power for 600 ohm headphones.

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would the Benchmark DAC1 power the dt770 600's?

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In my experience, The DT770 600Ohms headphones are great fit with Little Dot MKIII tube amp (I use this combo for listening/Mixing).

 

For neutral and detailed sound I would recommend the Voshkov 6Zh1P-EV tubes.

 

You can also look at the higher series of the little Dot amps since they are under your budget.

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x2

 

littledot mk3...or mk4se, a notch more powerful. 

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Consider these nice amps:

Schiit Valhalla
Bellari HA540
Bottlehead Crack
HiFiMan EF-5
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