A brief glimpse and intro to the Headamp GSX MKII
Got home from holidays and finally have time to settle with this amp .
Where to begin, how to get a feel for it .
Just a few words about the amp in hand.
What can I say, I am proud to own this without a note played.
From packaging to finishes all are just great.
All bits and pieces work flawlessly , all connections positive and solid
I would have liked a locking click to secure the termination but it is probably better that an accidental tug pulls the connector out and not the amp to the floor, heaven forbid.
Very, very well done Mr Wilson.
I decided to take one album, a grand one .
The performance and sound quality of this is stunning.
If there ever was an album to buy to hear mood and intimacy this is it. What I write next is based on this album only. Caveat.
Anne Bisson singing Blue Mind On the Fidelio label.
She is from Canada and the style is perhaps jazz but universally beautiful.
I listened to the first 3 songs on the album with 4 friends I know well.
Source // Marantz SA11/2 SACD // Balanced Argento Serenity XLR // Headamp // 4 friends
I won't go into detail but just believe me when I say the options to fine tune with this amp is mind boggling.
Oldest friend first
AKG 701 // hardwired with aftermarket cable/copper and Bucchino XLR 3 pin
The music is beautiful, feels a bit weird, I get the mood and the images are sharp, great control over the lower notes.
Needs a play with gain setting and lets just say friendship needs some affirmation .
Good old Buddy.
Victor DX 1000 hardwired with aftermarket cable/silver and Buccino BAXLR 3 pin
Low gain and easy on the gas . Wow, perfect control over the bass I mean palpable chest reverberating sensations with utter control , this friend has been tamed to perfection.
Not to fulsome on absolute detail but cosy, a small jazz club atmosphere in spades . Mood and intimacy portrayed magnificently. minimal tuning needed here.
Through thick and thin friend
Audeze LCD 2 with Aphrodite Cu quad 22 Zeus cable with Furutec gold XLR 3 pin .
Beauty of tone, good cohesion, great controlled bass, stage not that great , need to experiment.
Beyer T1 / stock cable terminated to Neutrik 4 pin .
High gain easy on the gas. Great bass shockingly good bass quality . Sparkles just enough . Detailed and dynamic at low level listening.
Paints a beautiful picture. Best I have heard this Phone.
There you have it , this amp plays well with my 4 Friends but as you can imagine the individual friendships will blossom .
I am excited how it will scale with my premium source.
I am painfully aware of the following : Anias Ninn : We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. So always IMHO.