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2" is all I needed as well.  Keep in mind the hum is only noticeable on high gain and iems.  Not really something you'd even really do but once you know it's there... you do what you can to remove it.  I use mine in a desktop rig under my screen so it made more sense to put the supply on a platform on the ground that raise the amp and screen to match wink.gif

Out of curiosity, I decided to try my UM Miracle CIEM's with my GS-Xmk2 to see at what volume a humming would start.
With the GS-X's volume knob being used as a clock and on low gain, also the CD in my SACD player on pause, a faint humming started just after 3 o'clock pm, but because my comfortable listening volume is 8 o'clock am, I think my ears would start bleeding if I was to put the volume at 3 o'clock, but not only that, I would probably end up going deaf.
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I think the GS-Xmk2 is an excellent amp, but IMO not as good as the BHSE, but not that far behind.

I didn't much like the HD800 out of the BHSE :P

Do you mean the GS-X ? Or are you just having a joke ?
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Joke.

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Ha ha ha

 

btw, I could make up a connector cable for you if you really want to try it.

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Joke.

Thought so, because I once tried my 009's with my GS-Xmk2 and couldn't get them to work :confused_face_2:

 

Just kidding.

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I think the GS-Xmk2 is an excellent amp, but IMO not as good as the BHSE, but not that far behind.
I believe what Solude was hinting was that since you can't connect the same headphone on GS-X mkII and BHSE, what is the point of comparing the 2 amps (i.e. apples and oranges)?
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I think the GS-Xmk2 is an excellent amp, but IMO not as good as the BHSE, but not that far behind.
I believe what Solude was hinting was that since you can't connect the same headphone on GS-X mkII and BHSE, what is the point of comparing the 2 amps (i.e. apples and oranges)?

I guess I should've made it clear that when I said ( IMO ) the BHSE sounds better than the GS-Xmk2, the headphones used with the BHSE are the 009's, but seeing the 009's are the only stats headphones I have ( which can be found on my profile ) I didn't think I would've had to mention that, but obviously I was wrong.
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So David1961, just comparing headphones alone, is your LCD-XC far off from SR-009 in performance or they are the same?
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This guy here (the developer of the Emitter, Friedrich Schäfer) :
http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue66/asr_emitter.htm

He takes a different approach. When building his first amps, he experimented with various materials for the housing and finally settled for acrylic which does allow for the electro magnetic field to expand freely. He is separating power supply and the amp itself and it seems to work pretty well for his concept for over 25 years.

quote from :
http://www.asraudio.com/Epdf/IEASRConcept.pdf
[...The main amplifier case is made from rigid & resonance-free acrylic glass instead of other highly resonant metal material –
This acrylic material is audibly more neutral & smooth sounding than any metal material, especially it does not counter-react ( electric & magnetic ) with the sensitive component inside the amp unit.]
 
I think, not stacking in the first place is better than trying to cage in the field and therefore influence the circuit/signal inside the housing.

Uh... No comment. rolleyes.gif

se
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So David1961, just comparing headphones alone, is your LCD-XC far off from SR-009 in performance or they are the same?

How is it possible to compare both headphones alone ?

Comparing the 009 / BHSE ( while using stock Mullard's and SED's ) to the LCD-XC / GS-Xmk2, I've still preferred the 009 combo, but since using the Psvane EL34PH tubes ( I'm on about those tubes again ) with my BHSE, the 009 combo is what I listen to the most, I still listen to my LCD-XC / GS-Xmk2, but not that often.
However the LCD-XC combo is still very good, in fact some might prefer that combo to the 009. It's all down to personal preference.
Edited by David1961 - 3/29/14 at 1:51am
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added myself to the list a couple of days ago, looking forward to it and here's to hoping the wait isn't bad (but if it is, i'm sure it'll be worth it) :)

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When I ordered the GS-X ( July 2012 ) it was actually for the mk1, but after about 3 months Justin sent me an email saying he was starting with the mk2 and would I like that version or keep with the mk1. As can be seen I opted for the mk2.
The price I paid which as said was for the mk1, was $2595.
I think the GS-Xmk2 is an excellent amp, but IMO not as good as the BHSE, but not that far behind.

I paid 3k here in Australia for for first batch which I have ZERO regrets I love it, but check out the price for the second batch http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/product/headamp-gs-x-mk2-balanced-headphone-amp-pre-amplifier-dact

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When I ordered the GS-X ( July 2012 ) it was actually for the mk1, but after about 3 months Justin sent me an email saying he was starting with the mk2 and would I like that version or keep with the mk1. As can be seen I opted for the mk2.

The price I paid which as said was for the mk1, was $2595.

I think the GS-Xmk2 is an excellent amp, but IMO not as good as the BHSE, but not that far behind.
I paid 3k here in Australia for for first batch which I have ZERO regrets I love it, but check out the price for the second batch http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/product/headamp-gs-x-mk2-balanced-headphone-amp-pre-amplifier-dact

I still like to look on Headamp so I know there has been a price increase, but that happens with everything in life.
IMO even for the price Justin is now asking for all the amps he does, I still think it's a very good deal.
In audio equipment I'm after three things, SQ, Build Quality, looks, and Headamp give me those three things in abundance. I've only got three headphone amps, but they are all from Headamp.
Edited by David1961 - 3/30/14 at 12:39am
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I still like to look on Headamp so I know there has been a price increase, but that happens with everything in life.
IMO even for the price Justin is now asking for all the amps he does, I still think it's a very good deal.
In audio equipment I'm after three things, SQ, Build Quality, looks, and Headamp give me those three things in abundance. I've only got three headphone amps, but there are all from Headamp.

Yes I agree, but I don't agree with the markup Addicted to Audio sells audio products, here in Australia they monopolise the audiophile marketplace and price however they like, for example leading up to the GSX being available their advertising price was $27XX but changed to a little over 3k and said the lower price was for preorders only which they never mentioned numerous times prior, so I reluctantly paid. Also customer service is terrible, when I was looking at the Master 7 dac all they wanted to do is sell me something else, it's one of reasons I lost interest in the M7,  they also called me to find out what fuses Justin suggested to replace in the GSX.

 

knowing what I know now If I could of got the GS-X off Justin directly I would of, hence future HeadAmp gear if not through another retailer or direct won't happen unfortunately


Edited by Gandah - 3/30/14 at 1:53am
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I have a friend who brought off them, but had to wait for the headphone to arrive in Australia for about 5 weeks. In this time they required him to prove his identity with a ID card due to paying paypal, as well as trying to peddle a different headphone to him when he called in a complaint about the wait.

 

Also they've jacked their prices up a few times in the last year to my notice, for well over what the models are worth - Signature Pro $1800 :rolleyes:. To my knowledge there was no import tax increase, nor did our currency plummet in the last 3 months.

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