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post #136 of 185
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I don't know to be honest.  The change is drastic, the performance gap between them is also drastic.  I have had the HD800 on the B22 before so when my new one ships I'll know if it's the PWD2 or Soloist that has woken up the HD800.

 

Now you just have to get a EC Super 7 so you can see what all the fuss is about that thing wink.gif

post #137 of 185
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Not happening :p  I'm out of the tube game until I fall into a ditch padded with hundred dollar bills :D

post #138 of 185

NEWS FLASH: OTTAWA MAN FALLS INTO DITCH PADDED WITH HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS! FILM AT 11:00! tongue.gif

 

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post #139 of 185
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Not happening :p  I'm out of the tube game until I fall into a ditch padded with hundred dollar bills :D

 

I think that just means your missing out on some serious "plankton" and "inner detail" cool.gif

post #140 of 185
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While saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars =)

post #141 of 185
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Originally Posted by Dexon View Post

 

  There is no such amp. Stay away from HD800 or persuade alternative/punk/metal records industry to take more care to audiophiles when mastering their stuff.

biggrin.gif So true beerchug.gif

post #142 of 185
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While saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars =)

I knew I wasn't the only one to believe the HD800's do more right than wrong than my LCD3's.

 

Regarding tubes though, I bought a McIntosh 225 to drive the HE-6 (and HD800 but it's kind of over-kill) and it's nothing short of outstanding. It trumps the mjolnir and bha-1 in every single field, including high frequency extension and clarity to my surprise.

 

The HE-6 sound out of this world, you'll have to hear it this summer or something Solude!

post #143 of 185
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Oh don't get me wrong, I love the sound of tubes.  It was a real ear opening experience this summer to hear tube amps just smash top shelf solid state.  But the rolling and failures got annoying.

post #144 of 185
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Oh don't get me wrong, I love the sound of tubes.  It was a real ear opening experience this summer to hear tube amps just smash top shelf solid state.  But the rolling and failures got annoying.

I've had a tube amp in one form or another in my home for close to 2 decades. But since I sold my LF a few months back, I've been tubeless and for the reasons given by Solude, I gotta admit, living with only SS is kinda liberating. I no longer have to wait 10 -20 minutes for my amp to fully warm up, tubes going microphonic and just plain dying. 

post #145 of 185
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Still loving the PWD2>Soloist>HD800 combo and my B22 should arrive early next week but... I had to bail on the GS-X mk2 :(  I might be able to swing it again soon but need to be sold on it from current GS-X|1 owners who use the HD800 as their primary can first.

 

Let me know how you find the combo and what other amps you've tried that didn't measure up.

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post #147 of 185

Aww Solude,

I was really looking forward to your comparisons of the GS-X MK2

I'm sure you'll be happy with the B22

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post #148 of 185
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Hope so.  I have a lot of time in on the look and design of it but in the end... best amp stays.  Not sure I could bring myself to sell it though.  Should be able to find some use for it even if it would be overkill for where it lands.  Or it smashes the Burson and all is right in the world.  Find out soon enough.

 


Edited by Solude - 3/2/13 at 1:24pm
post #149 of 185
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Hope so.  I have a lot of time in on the look and design of it but in the end... best amp stays.  Not sure I could bring myself to sell it though.  Should be able to find some use for it even if it would be overkill for where it lands.  Or it smashes the Burson and all is right in the world.  Find out soon enough.

 

 

I thought you ordered the Stratus?

post #150 of 185
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No just no :p

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