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$500 Amp Search... Audiotailor Jade, Darkvoice 337, La Figaro 332C -OR SOLID STATE????

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I am looking to make an amp upgrade for my various low impedance (current hungry) cans.

The unfortunate truth of it all is that most OTL circuits just can't do anything below ~200 ohms.

 

Hours upon hours scouring through all the Skylab reviews and impressions have led me to these 3, and I think I am leaning towards the dual mono DV 337.  But I would love to hear all your opinions on this.  Have any of you gone through this trail in the upgrade-itis path?... where did you end up?

 

Just looking for general / overall comments.

 

Oh and I have a $500 used or new ceiling... I would actually prefer to buy a used, burned in amp.

 

Thanks and happy listening!!

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BUMP!!

 

I am also considering sold state and hybrid amps too.

 

Stumbled upon the Sheer audio HA-006++, being that its almost a Kevin Gilmore dynalo / Justins GS-1.  I have always held the GS-1 in high regards but its been way out of my budget.  The Sheer Audio is in my reach however.  Anyone have recommendations on a ~$500 solid state amp in this ballpark?  Smooth, accurate detail resolution being the primary objective.  I dont want anything "edgy or shouty", since I am using it with fairly bright sounding K701 / RS1.  I have found (for example) a lot of HD650/600 synnergetic amps to sound awful with either of these cans.  IMHO of course... Please feel free to contradict my views, or sway my opinions.  Its head-fi right?... I'm all ears!!


Edited by kramer5150 - 1/21/13 at 11:43am
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You should consider the Mapletree Ear amps. Euphoric with Grado, Hifiman HE500 and hd600. It is worthy king up a second hand example. Any model, as the house sound goes across all models. I do not know why it sounds so good.i should add a qualification thAt I am not convinced it is excellent with symphonic music. I use mine for rock, chamber music. It transports you to another world.

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