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Here is my HD800 Response graph for #20521:

 

 

 

I thought I would add another one to the forum's collection.

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Here is my HD800 Response graph for #20521:

 

 

 

I thought I would add another one to the forum's collection.

 

Looks brilliant! beerchug.gif

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Hey everyone. How do you find ur serial number? I am away from home and do not have my box and papers here. I do have me hd800 thou. Is is on the hp?
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Mine is on the top of the headband.

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Mine is on the top of the headband.

+1

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Thank you gentlemen! My reading vision is rather poor. But now that you've pointed it out, I see it! thanks!!!

Mine is 14878! -- the good batch! wink_face.gif

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They are all good batches!It's the rest of the gear that might ruin it!very_evil_smiley.gif
 

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They are all good batches!It's the rest of the gear that might ruin it!very_evil_smiley.gif
 


totally agree!

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S/N 4380 checking in...I bought them as "factory refurbished" from a local shop last May and they sound fantastic.  Not sure what exactly was refurbished so I could have newer drivers or maybe not. Either way, I heard them (only pair they had) and had to have them.

 

I am listening to them with my speaker amp through speaker taps right now and they sound even more fantabulous.

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Usually it the amp that cant handle the swing of the recordings. The hd800 us very easy to drive but will scale up with upstream amps.  The headphone can handle everything and I have never hear  it collapse even on my most demanding albums. I have hdcd recordings that will challenge the most demanding systems and the HD800 always performs.  I came from ultra high end 2 channel and had the 15K Genesis V driven by another 20K worth of amps ad preamps and sources and the HD800 satisfy me and very happy with my setup. Keep working at and try different amps and sources and maybe you will find the right combo for you. It takes a bit of time to adjust but I find the experience more intimate and hardly use speakers anymore,

The Lyr is my first personally owned tube amp, also it's the first time I've had to break in tubes. Well I'm around 100hrs in with this pair and it happened. i
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Moving beyond the *lame* discussion of serial numbers, I'd like to plug my favorite amp for the HD800 which is the DNA Stratus. The 2a3 is a great complement to the 800s. Directly heated triodes in general seem better than any smaller dual triodes or octals. They allow the 800s to retain their even frequency reponse while fleshing them out both up and down. The precise bones take on great body. The 2a3 is the best I've heard so far- better than the 300b. Next is the 45 when I get my BA redone. Any thoughts?
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Stratus and the 2A3 is general come up a lot.

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Moving beyond the *lame* discussion of serial numbers, I'd like to plug my favorite amp for the HD800 which is the DNA Stratus. The 2a3 is a great complement to the 800s. Directly heated triodes in general seem better than any smaller dual triodes or octals. They allow the 800s to retain their even frequency reponse while fleshing them out both up and down. The precise bones take on great body. The 2a3 is the best I've heard so far- better than the 300b. Next is the 45 when I get my BA redone. Any thoughts?

+1 on the Stratus/HD800. No need to worry too much about serial numbers, mods, or cables. Just plug and play.

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+1 on the Stratus/HD800. No need to worry too much about serial numbers, mods, or cables. Just plug and play.


Took a peak at it and before I spend that much... I think I would DIY. IMHO when you start to get into point to point wired gear... tweaking to your preference is key.  Are there any circuit board designed amps out there that are even in the same ballpark as this amp?

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