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post #11476 of 19173
I haven't really tried too many different dacs or amps with mine. I would really like to do a comparison of my set up with one of the commonly used set ups described here so that I can get a perspective of mine. My home set up is MacBook Air (USB to) Line Magnetic 502CA dac (RCA to) Line Magnetic Mini 218IA (to) HD800 or Dynaudio DM 2/7. Here is a link to a picture of my amp. http://www.head-fi.org/t/680776/line-magnetic-218-mini/0_20#post_10638604

Would anyone here have any idea what my set up would be like compared to the ones mentioned on this thread?
post #11477 of 19173
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Is anybody here using the HD800 with one of Glenn's amps ?

 

I would be very interested to know your impressions as this is one amp that has my interest.

Dubstep Girl had it with her HD800 (the OTL) and loved it but she had some amazing tubes. If I remember correctly she preferred it to the Wa22 (maybe that might cause controversy :evil:

 

Suppose to be an amazing amp. I will  buy one eventually. I was supposed to buy the OTL but changed my mind. I want to get something a bit more exotic like maybe - a speaker headphone 300b in the future with Lundahl transformers :eek:! Time will tell.  


Edited by magiccabbage - 6/26/14 at 5:40pm
post #11478 of 19173
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Dubstep Girl has it with her HD800 (the OTL) and loved it but she had some amazing tubes. If I remember correctly she preferred it to the Wa22 (maybe that might cause controversy :evil:

DG had it for a short while on loan. jc9394 has it with HD 800. & Yes, it is supposed to be "better" than WA22. Supposed to have smaller sound stage than WA22 but more dynamic. Will update when I get mine.....


Edited by punit - 6/26/14 at 6:43am
post #11479 of 19173
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

DG had it for a short while on loan. jc9394 has it with HD 800. & Yes, it is supposed to be "better" than WA22. Supposed to have smaller sound stage than WA22 but more dynamic. Will update when I get mine.....

Oh, you are getting one. Nice.. congrats :beerchug: - are you going to be using HD800 primarily ? What tube types have you got in store? 

post #11480 of 19173

Yes, Primarily for HD 800 but Glenn said he will put in a switch so that I can use it with low impd phones as well (with certain tubes). It uses same tubes as WA22, so will use from my collection below :.

 

Power:

 


WE421A
TS 5998
TS 7236
GEC 6AS7G
GEC 6080
Mullard 6080
Chatham 6080 WB Solid Graphite Plates
Bendix 6080 WB Solid Graphite Plates

 

Driver:


TS BGRP 6SNTGT
TS 6SNTGT
Sophia Elect. 6SN7
Ken Rad VT231 6SN7GT Black Glass
TS BP 6F8G
National Union 6F8G
Sylvania 6F8G
Mullard CV 181
Brimar CV1988
RCA Red Base 5692
Sylvania Bad Boy 6SN7GT (1952)

 

Rectifier:


Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)
Philips (Mullard) GZ34 (metal base)
USAF 596
EML 5U4G
Cossor GZ37
RCA 5U4G
Philips 5R4GY


Edited by punit - 6/26/14 at 7:05am
post #11481 of 19173
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Yes, Primarily for HD 800 but Glenn said he will put in a switch so that I can use it with low impd phones as well (with certain tubes). It uses same tubes as WA22, so will use from my collection below :.

 

Power:

 


WE421A
TS 5998
TS 7236
GEC 6AS7G
GEC 6080
Mullard 6080
Chatham 6080 WB Solid Graphite Plates
Bendix 6080 WB Solid Graphite Plates

 

Driver:


TS BGRP 6SNTGT
TS 6SNTGT
Sophia Elect. 6SN7
Ken Rad VT231 6SN7GT Black Glass
TS BP 6F8G
National Union 6F8G
Sylvania 6F8G
Mullard CV 181
Brimar CV1988
RCA Red Base 5692
Sylvania Bad Boy 6SN7GT (1952)

 

Rectifier:


Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)
Philips (Mullard) GZ34 (metal base)
USAF 596
EML 5U4G
Cossor GZ37
RCA 5U4G
Philips 5R4GY

It can also use a GEC U52 rectifier right ? 

post #11482 of 19173
Yes
post #11483 of 19173
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Is anybody here using the HD800 with one of Glenn's amps ?

 

I would be very interested to know your impressions as this is one amp that has my interest.

Yes!

 

BUT I've already told you how I feel lol

post #11484 of 19173
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Yes!

 

BUT I've already told you how I feel lol

Could this be a budding head-fi romance starting here?? :wink_face: 

post #11485 of 19173
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Could this be a budding head-fi romance starting here?? :wink_face: 

 

Actually if you check this link it says quite the opposite

 
post #11486 of 19173
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

 

Actually if you check this link it says quite the opposite

 

Hmm, I think you'll find it just says the opposite. - no quite about it! :evil: :happy_face1: (< mods - how can there be no HD800 specific BIGGRIN smiley!!) 

post #11487 of 19173
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Originally Posted by Eternal Phoenix View Post
 

Hmm, I think you'll find it just says the opposite. - no quite about it! :evil: :happy_face1: (< mods - how can there be no HD800 specific BIGGRIN smiley!!) 

Caught me! I added quite out of habit... I fail lol

post #11488 of 19173
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

Caught me! I added quite out of habit... I fail lol

 

Well, there's no issue with that, what I'm shocked by is the LACK! of a HD800 specific BIGGRIN, I mean c'mon it's a pretty damn up there 'phone...

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post #11490 of 19173
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Better, closer, warmer!

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