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post #1246 of 2478
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Soooo youre saying that all SS amps sound the same?

No some are poorly designed or made poorly and suck. Good SS amps of low distortion and similar power/driving abilities sound so very close it's uncanny. We're not splitting atoms or trying to find the meaning of life here. Headphones are much harder to get right and easily show bigger differences. Of course once you get to the good stuff the gulf narrows.

The biggest variable is us, our imaginations, exaggerations and group think. Some will argue my point, IMO mostly people that have overspent or have an emotional investment or for social reasons.

Heck, I'm not forcing anyone to think or feel any which way.

post #1247 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

No some are poorly designed or made poorly and suck. Good SS amps of low distortion and similar power/driving abilities sound so very close it's uncanny. We're not splitting atoms or trying to find the meaning of life here. Headphones are much harder to get right and easily show bigger differences. Of course once you get to the good stuff the gulf narrows.

The biggest variable is us, our imaginations, exaggerations and group think. Some will argue my point, IMO mostly people that have overspent or have an emotional investment or for social reasons.

Heck, I'm not forcing anyone to think or feel any which way.


StanD first off let me say I agree with you probably more deeply than you would believe. I believe 95% of this industry is BS and have spent the money to prove it to myself. Im just trying to pick your brain a bit.

 

So why, let me ask, do you own "too many amps already" as you stated? You just like collecting?

post #1248 of 2478
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


StanD first off let me say I agree with you probably more deeply than you would believe. I believe 95% of this industry is BS and have spent the money to prove it to myself. Im just trying to pick your brain a bit.

 

So why, let me ask, do you own "too many amps already" as you stated? You just like collecting?

I've got three headphone amps, none of which cost a fortune, some stuff that I've been experimenting on and a vintage receiver.

I have portable and desktop for different use cases. Oh, and a portable DAC/Amp.

We're not counting my Guitar amp.

I also have a DAC/ADC for musical purposes but that is not in this context.


Edited by StanD - 2/18/14 at 4:00pm
post #1249 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Sorry, I've got enough amps for now.

Unfortunately for my wallet, my appetite for amps is insatiable.  :p

post #1250 of 2478
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

Unfortunately for my wallet, my appetite for amps is insatiable.  :p

Perhaps you should take up a soldering iron a get Crack'in. :D 

Perhaps we can convince Jason to make a Schiit Kit.


Edited by StanD - 2/18/14 at 5:41pm
post #1251 of 2478
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Perhaps you should take up a soldering iron a get Crack'in. :D 

Perhaps we can convince Jason to make a Schiit Kit.

 

I think that any DIY products released by Schiit won't have the DIY look at all.

 

That being said, I've never had good experiences with my own soldering irons. I can never get the tinning process right. Good thing the irons I tried to use were all pretty damn cheap. 

post #1252 of 2478
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Perhaps you should take up a soldering iron a get Crack'in. :D 

Perhaps we can convince Jason to make a Schiit Kit.

 

LoL.  No doubt.  Actually I've been thinking about making a Bottlehead Crack which seems quite fitting.  :D

post #1253 of 2478
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I think that any DIY products released by Schiit won't have the DIY look at all.

 

That being said, I've never had good experiences with my own soldering irons. I can never get the tinning process right. Good thing the irons I tried to use were all pretty damn cheap. 

Well, maybe the cheap iron was part of the problem.  Might I suggest a nice temperature controlled Hakko, Weller, or Aoyue Iron?  Also, I found these video tutorials linked on the BrownDog website to be quite helpful:

 


 

 

Looking forward to getting some BrownDog adapters so I can start opamp rollin'.  :dt880smile: 

post #1254 of 2478
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

Well, maybe the cheap iron was part of the problem.  Might I suggest a nice temperature controlled Hakko, Weller, or Aoyue Iron?  Also, I found these video tutorials linked on the BrownDog website to be quite helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J5Sb21qbpEQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fYz5nIHH0iY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b9FC9fAlfQE

 

Looking forward to getting some BrownDog adapters so I can start opamp rollin'.  :dt880smile: 

If you spend too much time rollin', you won't have much time left for listenin'. :(

post #1255 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

If you spend too much time rollin', you won't have much time left for listenin'. :(

 

Good point.  Sometimes I get too caught up in this stuff.  You're right, I should spend more time listening.  :)

post #1256 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

If you spend too much time rollin', you won't have much time left for listenin'. :(

 

 

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Good point.  Sometimes I get too caught up in this stuff.  You're right, I should spend more time listening.  :)

To me, these toys are to facilitate listening and make the experience better. Ah, when things sound right, it's a delight. Often I wonder what some of the wiseguys that boast about BS really can hear. Their ears are made mostly out of water, just like their ....... And spend more time with one-upmanship than actually enjoying some music. I guess to each their own pleasures.

post #1257 of 2478
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

Well, maybe the cheap iron was part of the problem.  Might I suggest a nice temperature controlled Hakko, Weller, or Aoyue Iron?  Also, I found these video tutorials linked on the BrownDog website to be quite helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J5Sb21qbpEQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fYz5nIHH0iY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b9FC9fAlfQE

 

Looking forward to getting some BrownDog adapters so I can start opamp rollin'.  :dt880smile: 

 

It's damn near impossible to find one of the 220v Hakko or Weller irons though. Maybe I'll get one of those step down transformers

post #1258 of 2478
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

 

It's damn near impossible to find one of the 220v Hakko or Weller irons though. Maybe I'll get one of those step down transformers

I have a Weller iron that I bought 25 years ago. It still works and can hold its own with my newer fancy pants irons.

post #1259 of 2478
Put my order in just now. Triple stack, here I come. Now I just need to find some decent feet to raise the Lyr up over the A2 enough that I'm not setting my room on fire.
post #1260 of 2478
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Put my order in just now. Triple stack, here I come. Now I just need to find some decent feet to raise the Lyr up over the A2 enough that I'm not setting my room on fire.
Nice grats man! You won't be disappointed.
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