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post #151 of 210

HE-6 from the speaker taps on the dual mono power amps and your Audez'e orthos / dynamic cans from the headphone out on the T-35HP. Win-win. biggrin.gif

 

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post #152 of 210

What's the verdict on those new Class D amps?

 

http://www.reddragonaudio.com/products/

post #153 of 210

The verdict is that no two Head-Fiers can quite agree on whether class D is a good thing. Similar threads at Audiokarma and the 'gon, FWIW - you either love them or hate them, apparently. Plenty of folk seem to have made up their minds without having actually heard anything beyond a T-amp - I guess it comes down to 'audition, audition, audition'. Same as anything else. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609853/class-d-heaven-or-hell

post #154 of 210
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The verdict is that no two Head-Fiers can quite agree on whether class D is a good thing. Similar threads at Audiokarma and the 'gon, FWIW - you either love them or hate them, apparently. Plenty of folk seem to have made up their minds without having actually heard anything beyond a T-amp - I guess it comes down to 'audition, audition, audition'. Same as anything else. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609853/class-d-heaven-or-hell

 

 

How about using Class D amps to drive the HE-6 of the speaker taps?

post #155 of 210

I have a beyond good Source in the Yamaha GT 2000 turntable (include in the term 'Source' here my $2900 cartridge and $1500 phono stage).

 

MY headphone amp is the Violectric V200. I just read the opinion that the V200 is "very bad" with the LCD-3. Given the many comments that the LCD-3s require a good Source, would the collective minds here like to comment on the success or failure should I be interested in purchasing the LCD-3 whilst using the V200?

 

I agree wholeheartedly that quality headphones require a top-notch Source. I have found the LCD-2s (in conjunction with the V200) to be the finest 'electron-microscope' for assessing the set-up of my turntable (Qualifier: That I have ever used). Even the tiniest change is as obvious as a poke in the eye.

 

I know that opinions are what they are, and I know that the LCD-2(rev.2) and Violectric v200 is not THE BEST combination that is out there, nor do they suit all tastes. Having said that, I do wonder sometimes when someone doesn't like either or the combination, whether their Source is up to scratch.
 

post #156 of 210

Very well said, theophile.

post #157 of 210
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The Talisman T-35HP is a spectacular dynamic amp... I kinda regret selling mine.

I compared it to the balanced b22 after I built it and the similarities were surprising.

post #158 of 210
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Even the tiniest change is as obvious as a poke in the eye.

 

 

 

Well, if someone would hand me a stick I think we could quickly test that out.

 

 

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post #159 of 210
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Well, if someone would hand me a stick I think we could quickly test that out.

 

 

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I'll keep an eye out for one.  8^)

post #160 of 210
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The Talisman T-35HP is a spectacular dynamic amp... I kinda regret selling mine.

I compared it to the balanced b22 after I built it and the similarities were surprising.

 

Its interesting that Marcus and a few (other) Aussie owners are the only folk who seem to have owned the Talisman headphone amps outside of Europe - at least the only ones prepared to use a keyboard. I dont think posting review snippets which describe the presentation as 'limpid' have helped spread the word.  eek.gif


Edited by estreeter - 8/6/12 at 8:19pm
post #161 of 210

Dude I notice you have the T2... How much did you pay for in total?

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The Talisman T-35HP is a spectacular dynamic amp... I kinda regret selling mine.

I compared it to the balanced b22 after I built it and the similarities were surprising.

post #162 of 210

Probably 2k.

post #163 of 210
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Dude I notice you have the T2... How much did you pay for in total?

 

nattonrice built it. 

 

 

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Probably 2k.

 

Joke?

post #164 of 210

Fortified wallet.

post #165 of 210

$2k was around the price of just the chassis and a beer on the way to the post office to pick it up.

 

As for the Talisman, yeah it really is a shame that they aren't better known.

It was Marcus's and his customers impressions on their forum that convinced me to try it in the first place.

Marcus uses/used the Alessandro MS-1 with it I think.

At the time I wanted the same unit but with out the preamp... they had no stock but did have one of the more expensive HP and offered it at a price match; suffice to say I jumped.

It was my first headphone system (well apart from Sony buds and a cheap mp3 player) that took me through undergrad: Talisman T-35HP, HeadRoom Ultra Micro DAC, DT880 pro.

 

A rather epic downward sloping spiral to the t2  blink.gif

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