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post #3271 of 8014
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Hi MrEeleventy. I was attracted with your siggy. My plan is to get LaFigaro 336C and seems like you owned DV 336Se. So, I'm just wondering if you can share your impressions for this two combination? And have you tried Crack yet? If yes, how will you put 336SE with Crack. Somehow I think T1 sound better than the price but for now I'm looking for warmer amp since some track can be very bright with my HD600.

BTW, I'm still on EH 6922 tube and wait for my OG from Ohio which maybe more than one month to arrive at my country.

I haven't had a chance to listen to the Crack but you can find a comparison of the LF336c vs Crack on Headfonia. There's also an indirect comparison with Tyll here. Indirect because he's comparing the WA3 but from the way Tyll notes the differences, from Crack vs WA3 and Dave on Crack vs 336, the WA3 and 336 seems to be similar in sound. They both used the HD650 btw.

I did a TL;DR for both articles on the T90 thread.

With all that aside... I love the combination of 336 & T1. It's musical but yet detailed. Spacious sounding. There's less of an edge on the highs which makes things less grating and artificial/digital sounding. I don't find the 336 to be too warm. The tubes I have, I roll for a mid range warmth and tight well extended bass, which I get. I also have tubes for when I'm feeling like EDM which will fatten up the bass but still works for all the genres that I listen. I definitely like the combo and won't be changing it for a while. The T1 as a dac is fantastic value, O2/Modi like performance with the bonus for tube eqing.
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I haven't had a chance to listen to the Crack but you can find a comparison of the LF336c vs Crack on Headfonia. There's also an indirect comparison with Tyll here. Indirect because he's comparing the WA3 but from the way Tyll notes the differences, from Crack vs WA3 and Dave on Crack vs 336, the WA3 and 336 seems to be similar in sound. They both used the HD650 btw.

I did a TL;DR for both articles on the T90 thread.

With all that aside... I love the combination of 336 & T1. It's musical but yet detailed. Spacious sounding. There's less of an edge on the highs which makes things less grating and artificial/digital sounding. I don't find the 336 to be too warm. The tubes I have, I roll for a mid range warmth and tight well extended bass, which I get. I also have tubes for when I'm feeling like EDM which will fatten up the bass but still works for all the genres that I listen. I definitely like the combo and won't be changing it for a while. The T1 as a dac is fantastic value, O2/Modi like performance with the bonus for tube eqing.


Thanks for the detail reply. Even the guy that I get my T1 from advised me to keep my T1, upgrade my amp, tube and the cable. Maybe I upgrade the DAC, maybe not but definitely not in the shortest time.

 

I did read that article but my habit is I loved to read from more than one source. :) When you aid that your amp on-par with WA-3, is it 336 less grainy and better highs?

post #3273 of 8014
Nothing concrete but going from the comparisons, I'd think the 336 would be the one with grainier highs since Tyll said the highs on the WA3 were more refined vs the Crack.
post #3274 of 8014
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Nothing concrete but going from the comparisons, I'd think the 336 would be the one with grainier highs since Tyll said the highs on the WA3 were more refined vs the Crack.

Means that 336C tad behind WA3?

post #3275 of 8014
Yeah, looks like it. But I don't mind since I bought mine 2nd hand and a WA3 is more than double what I paid. biggrin.gif Although, not sure how much more refined it would be seeing as that I have a bright-ish set of cans and I don't notice the graininess that was mentioned. Maybe it's something that's more apparent via direct comparision. :shrugs:
post #3276 of 8014

What about the schiit vali that's supposedly out later this month. Hybrid tube/ss amp. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp

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Are these able to drive AKG 700 series headphones well? I read on MLE's gaming headphone guide that they can demand as much power as 600 ohm headphones despite only being 62 ohms themselves.

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What about the schiit vali that's supposedly out later this month. Hybrid tube/ss amp. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp


I heard this is a warm amp... But too bad tube rolling aren't allowed since they using the fix tube. I'm looking forward for more impressions and review...

post #3279 of 8014
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I heard this is a warm amp... But too bad tube rolling aren't allowed since they using the fix tube. I'm looking forward for more impressions and review...

 

There's also the Magni, which is the solid state version.... it may have a bit more juice than the T1's built-in amp.   Also, a used or B-stock Asgard 2 isn't all that much more than the Vali and from what I've heard from Scottder here about it with the T1, they match up very well with the T1 as the DAC.

 

   -Mike

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I heard this is a warm amp... But too bad tube rolling aren't allowed since they using the fix tube. I'm looking forward for more impressions and review...


I maybe had an option of going for the Vali+Modi but decided against it at the last moment and ordered an Aune T1. Hope it was the right choice.

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There's also the Magni, which is the solid state version.... it may have a bit more juice than the T1's built-in amp.   Also, a used or B-stock Asgard 2 isn't all that much more than the Vali and from what I've heard from Scottder here about it with the T1, they match up very well with the T1 as the DAC.

 

   -Mike


May I know what is B-stock Asgard 2?

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AFAIK, B Stock is usually returned goods (someone buy and then returned them), or goods with opened packaging, or unopened box but with some damage to the box.

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May I know what is B-stock Asgard 2?

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Schiit has a very generous return policy for new gear, so in most cases their B stock is something that someone bought, decided not to keep and sent back.   When they have B stock available, it comes with a full factory warranty, all accessories, etc. but does not have the same trial period policy, for a discounted price.   You'd have to call or write them to see if they have any stock and what the price would be.

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Schiit has a very generous return policy for new gear, so in most cases their B stock is something that someone bought, decided not to keep and sent back.   When they have B stock available, it comes with a full factory warranty, all accessories, etc. but does not have the same trial period policy, for a discounted price.   You'd have to call or write them to see if they have any stock and what the price would be.

Thanks guys... I do know that they have return policy but never know regarding B stock. Surely a benefit for:

-Those who buy and didn't like and want to return.

-Those who want to buy with cheaper price.

-Schiit reputation. My friend told me they even humorous replying inquiry.

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Thanks guys... I do know that they have return policy but never know regarding B stock. Surely a benefit for:

-Those who buy and didn't like and want to return.

-Those who want to buy with cheaper price.

-Schiit reputation. My friend told me they even humorous replying inquiry.


Well if it's of any consolation, they replied in a thoroughly professional manner to all my queries

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