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post #196 of 5891

@clemmaster I am leery of buying anything anniversary edition, what happens when you need repairs in 5-6 years?   They do look quite nice though, and the added mids/bass would be appreciated.

 

I will probably end up sending back the D 702s, the HD 650s are just better all-around in my opinion.   On the other hand, I want to try the Anniversary edition now, ARGHHHHH!

 

@enuma-elis yes, I have listened to Fauré's Requiem with the LSO Chamber Ensemble, ALAC encoded.   It was gobsmacking.

 

@sorrodje Using a Voskhod 6N23P right now (as suggested by joeq70), gain is at +16dB with Sennheiser HD 650

post #197 of 5891

@Toschek: And both K702 and HD650 sound great from T1 with same gain setttings ?

post #198 of 5891

@sorrodje Yes, both sound great at +16dB gain.  It seems like the K 702 needed the additional gain a bit more than the 650, which can probably get away with gain of +10dB.  The K 702 needed to have the volume up past the 3/4 mark to resolve details at +10dB gain settings and was unsatisfactory at +0dB with the volume pegged.   At +16dB, it only needs to be turned up to 1/3 to resolve details and sounds stunning at the 1/2 mark.

 

edit:  indeed, the HD 650 is perfect with no gain at all (but I think it is better with +10dB anyway), it only really needs to be on for the K 702.

 

edit 2:  definitely returning the K 702s, I just can't get over the lack of bass & I don't like masking SQ problems with EQ.


Edited by toschek - 1/15/13 at 4:10pm
post #199 of 5891
So, onto part two of this journey.   Anyone want to recommend an extremely neutral, affordable desktop amp to drive some speakers?  
 
Speakers are 8Ω Paradigm Atoms & need at least 20W per channel, 5 way binding posts on the amp would be a big plus.
 
I was looking at the TubeMagic A1, but I would like to stay away from having more tubes in the signal path + it only does 15W per channel at 8Ω.   A single pair of RCA inputs is sufficient.
 
Thanks!

Edited by toschek - 1/15/13 at 5:11pm
post #200 of 5891
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So, onto part two of this journey.   Anyone want to recommend an extremely neutral, affordable desktop amp to drive some speakers?  
 
Speakers are 8Ω Paradigm Atoms & need at least 20W per channel, 5 way binding posts on the amp would be a big plus.
 
I was looking at the TubeMagic A1, but I would like to stay away from having more tubes in the signal path + it only does 15W per channel at 8Ω.   A single pair of RCA inputs is sufficient.
 
Thanks!

Check my sig friend :)

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

post #201 of 5891
Perfect, thank you! Now I just need to get my expense check back from work wink.gif
post #202 of 5891
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So, onto part two of this journey.   Anyone want to recommend an extremely neutral, affordable desktop amp to drive some speakers?  
 

 

Oh it's funny biggrin.gif . Im' personnaly thinking about the same question. 

 

Ii've no real need now but Im' consider buying an amp to power speakers AND most harder  to drive headphones too. So i'm currently learning about vintage receivers ;) 

 

I'm curious too about T-amp ;)

post #203 of 5891
I had a nice exchange with their customer service (Aune) and asked if there would be a T2 like their X1/X2 DAC/amp and speaker amp combo, they would not say though.

I would be pretty down with that!
post #204 of 5891

Look what came in the mail today :)

 

 

post #205 of 5891
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Look what came in the mail today :)

 

 

 

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post #206 of 5891
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Look what came in the mail today :)

 

 

looks more like a dodgey box of conbdoms

post #207 of 5891

 

 

I received a gift this morning too ...  o2smile.gif
 

post #208 of 5891

These are UGLY :o

 

:D

post #209 of 5891
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These are UGLY :o

 

:D

 

YEAH ! ... thanks ;)  fast posting and good condition . Your HE-400 is perfect :)

post #210 of 5891

I really like the look of the HiFiman series. I guess it's a matter of taste.

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