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That's why I have this lovely,






no, I mean this lovely


I'd like some time alone in a quiet room with both of you lovelies
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Been running my HD800 off the Vioelectric V200 and Marantz KI Pearl SACD Player for a year now.

 

Decided to try something new and unplugged my old friend the PS Audio GCHA which has been relegated to PC gaming duties (yeah! audiophile gaming) and was pleasantly surprised to find that it puts up well against the V200. Definitely more forgiving but it seems to bring out something new from the HD800 - more airiness in the treble, faster bass and aoverall  wider soundstage,

 

If anyone is struggling with finding something to mate the HD800 with, the GCHA is an option... Its no longer in production and can be gotten at pretty good prices in the classifieds.  

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Been running my HD800 off the Vioelectric V200 and Marantz KI Pearl SACD Player for a year now.

 

Decided to try something new and unplugged my old friend the PS Audio GCHA which has been relegated to PC gaming duties (yeah! audiophile gaming) and was pleasantly surprised to find that it puts up well against the V200. Definitely more forgiving but it seems to bring out something new from the HD800 - more airiness in the treble, faster bass and aoverall  wider soundstage,

 

If anyone is struggling with finding something to mate the HD800 with, the GCHA is an option... Its no longer in production and can be gotten at pretty good prices in the classifieds.  

 

 

Using the violectric stack myself now, with the hd800's. Gaming, music listening via Foobar 2000 and watching hd movies is a true delight :)

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Been running my HD800 off the Vioelectric V200 and Marantz KI Pearl SACD Player for a year now.

Decided to try something new and unplugged my old friend the PS Audio GCHA which has been relegated to PC gaming duties (yeah! audiophile gaming) and was pleasantly surprised to find that it puts up well against the V200. Definitely more forgiving but it seems to bring out something new from the HD800 - more airiness in the treble, faster bass and aoverall  wider soundstage,

If anyone is struggling with finding something to mate the HD800 with, the GCHA is an option... Its no longer in production and can be gotten at pretty good prices in the classifieds.  




Using the violectric stack myself now, with the hd800's. Gaming, music listening via Foobar 2000 and watching hd movies is a true delight smily_headphones1.gif
I love the violectric's form factor, big and bold sound from a small enclosure.
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I love the violectric's form factor, big and bold sound from a small enclosure.

 

 

wow its smaller than i thought looking at those pictures

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I love the violectric's form factor, big and bold sound from a small enclosure.


wow its smaller than i thought looking at those pictures
It really is, I wonder if it's even more so than my Yulong stack..
post #5782 of 24288
what a quiet day...
post #5783 of 24288
Off work today and enjoying my new Crack with Speedball upgrade!
Surprisingly good with the HD800 and the 3D quality is outstanding.
Now I have to sell my WA6 and get some tube upgrades for the Crack.
Does it ever end?
post #5784 of 24288
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Off work today and enjoying my new Crack with Speedball upgrade!
Surprisingly good with the HD800 and the 3D quality is outstanding.
Now I have to sell my WA6 and get some tube upgrades for the Crack.
Does it ever end?

 

nope....never does.....

post #5785 of 24288
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Off work today and enjoying my new Crack with Speedball upgrade!
Surprisingly good with the HD800 and the 3D quality is outstanding.
Now I have to sell my WA6 and get some tube upgrades for the Crack.
Does it ever end?
Wait till you add this to your crack http://www.khozmo.com/balanced_stereo.html or a "lightspeed"
post #5786 of 24288
Will think about it:D.
But seriously,the HD800 sounds really,really good with the Crack and once I got that GEC brown base or whatever it should be even better.
Only 195.- in the classifieds.....a steal,basically!
Takes about 7 days from the US to NZ....waiting!!!
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Will think about it:D.
But seriously,the HD800 sounds really,really good with the Crack and once I got that GEC brown base or whatever it should be even better.
Only 195.- in the classifieds.....a steal,basically!
Takes about 7 days from the US to NZ....waiting!!!

 

Does it sound better than your SX1010? :frown:
 

post #5788 of 24288
Both have the same holographic 3D quality and authority(means HD800 sounds not thin but full of power/energy/meaty)but the Crack has the blacker background....deadsilent!
In comparison the WA6 soundstage is wide but has little depth and you know that the HD800 could do with a little more power.
So I am going to sell the WA6(with Sophia Princess and Emission Labs rectifier)as the HD800 is and I guess,always will be my main headphone.
post #5789 of 24288

Good stuff. I really really want to try a crack... I wish they were more popular round my neck of the woods. So I didn't have to build one myself.. 

 

I'm sure its easy enough but... Kids, time, etc. Plus I severely burnt myself ironing a shirt once,

 

Is a soldering iron more user friendly? :bigsmile_face: 

 

Jokes aside, I know exactly where you are coming from in regards to the 3d imaging. Thats why I've never looked back once I heard what the older amps could do with power hungry can's. In that respect the crack must be a fabulous deal because none of my previous dedicated hp amps (all mid end) could hold a flame to my better vintage amps.

post #5790 of 24288
You are right once you have heard this holographic soundstage(like "Avatar" for the ears)it is impossible to go back to a flat soundstage.
Edited by silversurfer616 - 9/27/13 at 3:54pm
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