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post #91 of 169

I haven't used it on the HE-6. It does very well on both the LCD2 and 3, though. I don't know if that helps.

post #92 of 169

The LCDs are fairly easy to drive. I was wondering how the International does with hard to drive headphones.

post #93 of 169
Well it has the voltage and current necessary to headphones down to about 30 ohm with low sensitivity. If you have doubts, try the national with the headphone you want. That will give you an idea as the two perform similarly.
post #94 of 169

I've used it on the HE-6 and it performs beautifully at high gain and volume at 12 o'clock.

post #95 of 169

Do you know what listening volume you frequent the most? I tend to be safe and rarely if ever exceed 85dB. I tend to keep things between 75 and 80dB. At 12 o'clock, how much headroom is left before squishing of soundstage, flattening of dynamics with HE6? I found it could go almost to 100% on most high Ω headphones. Midrange Ω headphones petered out sooner, but that is typical.

post #96 of 169
has anyone done a true comparison to the Continental V3? I'm interested in either the Continental or the International. For now my main cans are the AKG K702 65th annies and i'd like to add some warmth. Anyone have any suggestions for which one would be best? I do have several iDevices that i'd love to use the DAC with, but first priority goes to warmth. biggrin.gif I've been a lurker for so long, I might as well create an account and ask for myself. Thanks in advance!
post #97 of 169

The Continental has a warmer sound if that is what you want. Power-wise, both amps are well suited to the AKG headphones you own.

post #98 of 169

Anyone try the international with ak100 ?
Quite interested tis little amp :p

post #99 of 169
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Originally Posted by Spidermeng View Post

Anyone try the international with ak100 ?

Quite interested tis little amp tongue.gif

They're a great combo... Only the RWAK sounds better than the AK since what you're essentially doing is double amping..

LL
post #100 of 169
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Originally Posted by Spidermeng View Post

Anyone try the international with ak100 ?
Quite interested tis little amp :p

i do run ak100+alo international with solid silver m2m with oyaide gold jacks.

i use this combo mostly with my EarSonics SM64 or my custom Balanced Beyer Dynamics T5p with alo copper 4pin squared balanced cable.

Amp powerwise, International has lots of power. I usually set to Low Gain for my T5p and Medium Gain for my 112 ohms SM64 to get the punchiness.

the sound is really clean with lost of details. Separation and staging is great too. The Bass is well controlled on my SM64 and punchy on my T5p. Mid is great, not too laid back and not too forward. Just great to my taste. The high is a little bit brighter but still acceptable for my liking. it makes the highs on my SM64 sings better. 

overall, i think that international is made to complement ak100 as its pair. the size says it all. 

I will post the pics once i have the privilages to do so. 

regards

jaytee189

post #101 of 169

Hello everyone,

 

I currently use DX100 + Tralucent T1 amp and wonder if the AK100 or RWAK100 as tranport with Internation as Dac/AMP would perform as well / better. Just using as a transport, does it make a difference if you use AK100 or RWAK100 ? I already asked V0 more or less, but maybe others have inputs.

 

Thanks

post #102 of 169

As a transport it won't make a difference. BUT.. it won't work with the International. AK100 optical output won't work with the International USB input.

post #103 of 169
Thanks...I will have to stick with the Tera frown.gifwink.gif
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

As a transport it won't make a difference. BUT.. it won't work with the International. AK100 optical output won't work with the International USB input.
post #104 of 169
Or buy my iQube and feed it with AK100 optical. Hehe.
post #105 of 169
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

Or buy my iQube and feed it with AK100 optical. Hehe.


Oh you mean give on my DX100 for more portability and end up with a larger rig...makes sense, where do I sign ? ;)

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