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post #46 of 155
A group buy for the Asgard? It's a $250 amp as it is - what would you have them drop it to? These are widely perceived as great bang-for-buck products. At $250, it's a safe price to sample the house sound and quality, IMHO.
Edited by disastermouse - 7/16/12 at 10:29pm
post #47 of 155
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I'm mildly interested in the Bellari HA540 or Little Dot MKIII as affordable first tube amps. The Schiit Asgard and Valhalla holds interest as well... If I someone buys my AHA-120, I'd probably try a Asgard, though I'd really like to try them side by side. 

 

I'm slightly more interested though in the Ibasso P4. I just really want to see what it can do with a HD650. I love the exchangeable opamp option... A budget portable that sounds as good as/near the AHA-120 would be really sweet. Seems unlikely but I've been looking for one! I'm close to as interested in a Neco Soundlab. 

 

Perhaps most of all right now, I want to try a Bottlehead Crack w/ my HD650. I really wish they didn't cost so much for Bottlehead to assemble. I'm just not a DIYer (nor do I have the tools/space) but would like to try one of these. If they were $300 or so shipped, I'd be all over this, especially with the reviews of how it pairs with the HD650. Close to $500 assembled and shipped puts me too close to the next option...

 

I am unashamedly intrigued by the Burson HD160. The open box Burson HD160 from soundeaphones for $570 is tempting... but not really. So out of my price range! I think its the amp I'd most like to try now though. 

 

Congratulations, you seem to have a shortlist of about 15 amps !  rolleyes.gif

post #48 of 155
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

 

Congratulations, you seem to have a shortlist of about 15 amps !  rolleyes.gif

 

I was exercising restraint.

post #49 of 155

That seems a little on the light side if you ask me.

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Congratulations, you seem to have a shortlist of about 15 amps !  rolleyes.gif

post #50 of 155

Has anyone tried DNA Sonett with LCD-2?  I know it sound very good with HD800, but you know, LCD-2 is a different story.

Does it have enough gobbs to shake those huge drivers or planar?

I never see published power output though.

 

It seems that Sonett has lesser 'follower' nowadays.

 

Can you see how beautiful it is.

 

DNA-Sonett-single.jpg

post #51 of 155

Too pretty - you want something a bit more industrial - you want a rig capable of driving both headphones and speakers - you want Gallic goodness, Pre/power combo - class A monoblocks. 

 

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post #52 of 155

Im still looking for my future amp, have too many options. 

 

As for tubes, the Dark star or the WA22

Solid state: Soloist/B22 and also curious about the new amp from Bryston. 

post #53 of 155
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Can you see how beautiful it is.

I see how beautiful it is every day.  biggrin.gif

 

See?

 

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I think I remember reading some bits about it being paired with the LCDs in the Sonett thread, but I might be wrong.  Ultimately, I think Donald would tell you his new Stratus is a better match, with it being more powerful.

 

Feel free to bring some LCDs over to my place and try them out.  biggrin.gif

post #54 of 155
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Has anyone tried DNA Sonett with LCD-2?  I know it sound very good with HD800, but you know, LCD-2 is a different story.

Does it have enough gobbs to shake those huge drivers or planar?

I never see published power output though.

 

It seems that Sonett has lesser 'follower' nowadays.

 

Can you see how beautiful it is.

 

DNA-Sonett-single.jpg

 

Ask jrisles.

 

I wish it weren't baby blue....

post #55 of 155
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post

I wish it weren't baby blue....

That's Saab Sonett blue, or Bugatti blue.  Don't insult it like that.  biggrin.gif

post #56 of 155
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I see how beautiful it is every day.  biggrin.gif

See?

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I think I remember reading some bits about it being paired with the LCDs in the Sonett thread, but I might be wrong.  Ultimately, I think Donald would tell you his new Stratus is a better match, with it being more powerful.

Feel free to bring some LCDs over to my place and try them out.  biggrin.gif

Yes, I saw some mentioned in the Sonett thread that pairing with LCD-2 is good, but you're right, I remember Donald mentioned Stratus is a better match for lower impedance current hunry phones. I'll read more on the Stratus thread then.

Thanks for your offer to audition at your place. I love this hobby biggrin.gif
post #57 of 155
Thread Starter 

There's something awesome about stacks of gear. Its weirdly satisfying to see multiple, similar looking, components stacked on top of each other..... 


Edited by BaudlyDamage - 7/17/12 at 3:57pm
post #58 of 155
Ask jrisles.

I wish it weren't baby blue....

^ Sorry for the multiple quote, I'm replying on my mobile, editor compatibility is an issue, not so smooth to move cursor around.
Ok, I'll ask him.

Ps. I'm ok with the baby blue biggrin.gif but I can't tolerate a pink amp.
post #59 of 155
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Originally Posted by BaudlyDamage View Post

There's something awesome about stacks of gear. Its weirdly satisfying to see multiple, similar looking, components stacked on top of each other..... 

Then you should also check out Woo's latest monoblock amp. Not that I can fund that though.
post #60 of 155
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post

 

Ask jrisles.

 

I wish it weren't baby blue....

the blue is darker (EDIT: in person)  and looks pretty dang good. 


Edited by caracara08 - 7/17/12 at 4:21pm
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