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Poll Results: What do you think of amp recommendations in general?

 
  • 11% (17)
    Disgustingly not thought out, just recommended from the single amp they have tried
  • 13% (19)
    Poorly thought out, mostly blind brand loyalty
  • 42% (61)
    50/50, a lot of zealots but about the same number of helpful recommendations
  • 11% (16)
    Mostly people here know what they are saying
  • 14% (21)
    WiR3D is a zealot.
  • 6% (9)
    I disagree with you most things, people can recommend from there own experience, even if it is just the one amp that they own.
143 Total Votes  
post #301 of 436
Thread Starter 
Stupid mobile page is breaking.

You see that's it, you don't like the overly analytical sflo I'd I had to hazard an educated guess. With the iPod that won't be the case, so it probably won't work.
post #302 of 436

Well the result was more pleasant than my NFB5.2 to my ears (or it might just be different), so go figure :) Plus everyone's sweet point is different, so maybe if peeps are finding the Denon's too bright, they can look into a warm amp, maybe the E11 or Matrix I don't know.

post #303 of 436
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Well the result was more pleasant than my NFB5.2 to my ears (or it might just be different), so go figure :) Plus everyone's sweet point is different, so maybe if peeps are finding the Denon's too bright, they can look into a warm amp, maybe the E11 or Matrix I don't know.

What ever flips your waffles and turns your nipples. :)

 

But for rule of thumb, stick to my guide. But with your combo its just a clear indication that there are exceptions, and how important the source is, which I have stated previously.

 

 

As for DACs being included - I'll think about it.

post #304 of 436
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

As for DACs being included - I'll think about it.

Aww yeah! biggrin.gif

post #305 of 436

Awaiting anyone who has tried the Schiit Modi/Magni combo with the D7000's before I take the plunge on the D100 MKII.

 

Great thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/643368/schiit-modi-and-magni-comparison-to-bifrost-and-asgard
 

post #306 of 436
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post

Awaiting anyone who has tried the Schiit Modi/Magni combo with the D7000's before I take the plunge on the D100 MKII.

 

Great thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/643368/schiit-modi-and-magni-comparison-to-bifrost-and-asgard
 

that actually sounds interesting, I wouldn't expect it to compete with the D100, that is just a bit too much, considering the Bifrost/Asgard combo competes with the D100 (trading blows)

post #307 of 436

Reports seem to indicate the small Schit sounding a bit bright, but there are also reports saying they fair well with the big Schit.

 

Schits for ears~

post #308 of 436
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Reports seem to indicate the small Schit sounding a bit bright, but there are also reports saying they fair well with the big Schit.

 

Schits for ears~

mmm adding brightness on the already bright denons = bad

post #309 of 436

might have to disclaim the fact that i've not heard any schit gears too, just in case it evolves into a battlefield

post #310 of 436
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

might have to disclaim the fact that i've not heard any schit gears too, just in case it evolves into a battlefield

I don't like the brand after how they handled the Asgard incident. But they do make bang for buck gear. 

post #311 of 436

Just like to report that the Denon D7000 sounded very good with my Centrance DACmini with 1 ohm option. The Bass is very well controlled and the vocal and guitar (MID) and cymbal crash (High) sounded very nice (Based on the music I was listening).

 

I will try to do a comparison with the DACport standard output of 10 ohm and see if I can notice a difference.

post #312 of 436

Holy crap.  You weren't kidding when you said that the D7000's would benefit more from a quality DAC.  I've been listening to them out of a Fiio E17 via USB from my laptop for the past few days and bought a y-connector from Radio Shack today to connect to my Cambridge Audio Azur 840C and bypass the E17's DAC, utilizing only the amp section via AUX.  The D7000's came even more alive than before.  Everything was improved, like lifting a veil (cliche I know).  Soundstage was more holographic, more inner detail, tighter bass, more impact, WAY more instrument separation, micro-dynamics, and an overall more musical and human feel to the music, making it even easier to lose yourself in the music....something you can just feel; hard to explain in words. 

 

When I went back to the USB connection, utilizing the E17's DAC, it sounded boring by comparison.

 

Now to drop the hammer. :)
 


Edited by KBerube80 - 1/18/13 at 8:04pm
post #313 of 436
Thread Starter 
I'm glad you enjoy the dacport, could you compare it to any other products?
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Just like to report that the Denon D7000 sounded very good with my Centrance DACmini with 1 ohm option. The Bass is very well controlled and the vocal and guitar (MID) and cymbal crash (High) sounded very nice (Based on the music I was listening).

I will try to do a comparison with the DACport standard output of 10 ohm and see if I can notice a difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post

Holy crap.  You weren't kidding when you said that the D7000's would benefit more from a quality DAC.  I've been listening to them out of a Fiio E17 via USB from my laptop for the past few days and bought a y-connector from Radio Shack today to connect to my Cambridge Audio Azur 840C and bypass the E17's DAC, utilizing only the amp section via AUX.  The D7000's came even more alive than before.  Everything was improved, like lifting a veil (cliche I know).  Soundstage was more holographic, more inner detail, tighter bass, more impact, WAY more instrument separation, micro-dynamics, and an overall more musical and human feel to the music, making it even easier to lose yourself in the music....something you can just feel; hard to explain in words. 

When I went back to the USB connection, utilizing the E17's DAC, it sounded boring by comparison.

Now to drop the hammer. smily_headphones1.gif

 
post #314 of 436
Thread Starter 
I'm glad your eyes were opened. Haha

Now get an uncoloured high current amp and see how that combination sounds.
post #315 of 436

So right now I'm looking for a desktop DAC + amp (or combo) for ~$300. (400 would be my maximum, but the improvement would have to be pretty noticeable)

The DAC has to have at least usb, and I need these to be a good match with a D5k.


Was hoping some of you with a lot more knowledge than me would have a recommendation.




Thanks a lot, much obliged !


EDIT: Just saw a Fostex HP-A3, any thoughts?


Edited by SnufsHeadphone - 1/25/13 at 2:51pm
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