Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl
It is slightly brighter than the mk2. Whether this is due to transparency, neutrality, sound signature, or dac choice, it was a difference that I heard. Should be considered depending on headphone / dac choice as well as treble sensitivity of the person buying it.
What headphones were you using btw-I don't recall? I didn't find the HD800 (stock) bright at all with the M7/M8 pairing-but otoh I found the Dynalo/GS-1 kind of grating in that regard, even though I was using a much warmer, more forgiving source at the time.
Originally Posted by justin w.
Dynahi is significantly more powerful, is not stable at unity gain, and has a higher noise floor. Not useful for sensitive headphones or as a pre-amp. The GS-X mk2, with the "Dynalo+" modules (my idea) is my best attempt to use a Gilmore design that covers the full range of headphones from custom IEMs to the HE-6 + pre-amp features -- it's similar to a lower power Dynahi. KG actually rarely puts out 'better' designs just ones intended for different purposes. In this case, with his design philosophy, it's unlikely to see a totally new Dynalo type amp as the limiting factor in the designs now is parts availability
So could one infer that the Dynahi is more meant for, say, hard to drive orthos (HE5LE, HE6, speakers) whereas the GSX is more well rounded for iems/dynamics and easier to drive orthos? I would definitely see a need for both designs if that's the case. Thanks for the input Justin, and good luck keeping up with the demand, as always. :)