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post #5881 of 19562
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Welcome aboard! . I'm very interested to hear you impressions over the long term about HD800/Meier Concerto Synergy ! 

 

To begin with I used the Concerto with my Beyer T1's and I loved the synergy there. I have kept the Concerto because I knew that I would either get a T1 or HD800 again. At the moment I just think it sounds great. I am sure the Concerto has the potential to drive the HD800 to its full potential. I think it is only a matter of liking the signature or not. It is very neutral with the Concerto. I hear a lot of details and that amazing soundstage. So far I am not planning to find another amplifier but in the long run you never know.

 

I have earlier had a few tube-amps and I have a feeling that at some point tubes may be something I should try. I have preferred analytical and bright sounding headphones/amplifiers but with the HD800 I might try a good tube amp in the future.

post #5882 of 19562
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

Welcome aboard! . I'm very interested to hear you impressions over the long term about HD800/Meier Concerto Synergy ! 

To begin with I used the Concerto with my Beyer T1's and I loved the synergy there. I have kept the Concerto because I knew that I would either get a T1 or HD800 again. At the moment I just think it sounds great. I am sure the Concerto has the potential to drive the HD800 to its full potential. I think it is only a matter of liking the signature or not. It is very neutral with the Concerto. I hear a lot of details and that amazing soundstage. So far I am not planning to find another amplifier but in the long run you never know.

I have earlier had a few tube-amps and I have a feeling that at some point tubes may be something I should try. I have preferred analytical and bright sounding headphones/amplifiers but with the HD800 I might try a good tube amp in the future.
In that case, you might want to try the A18 amp from Yulong audio.
post #5883 of 19562

I have been listening to my HD800 in the last couple of days, which is re cabled with a solid core silver/gold cable on the recently acquired Cavalli LAu.

 

The Lau has about 150 hours but is still burning in so I will be brief:- 

 

Smooth, balanced, coherent and having a more dense sounding presentation. Where images used to be etched out, now, there is more interplay......basically sounds like a different headphone, but still maintains the soundstaging qualities but is just so much more refined sounding and if I may say so, rather musical.....

 

I will post more thoughts as I gather them, and will compare with my other Headphone. 

post #5884 of 19562
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I have been listening to my HD800 in the last couple of days, which is re cabled with a solid core silver/gold cable on the recently acquired Cavalli LAu.

 

The Lau has about 150 hours but is still burning in so I will be brief:- 

 

Smooth, balanced, coherent and having a more dense sounding presentation. Where images used to be etched out, now, there is more interplay......basically sounds like a different headphone, but still maintains the soundstaging qualities but is just so much more refined sounding and if I may say so, rather musical.....

 

I will post more thoughts as I gather them, and will compare with my other Headphone. 

Sorry if you have been asked this already, what brand is the silver/gold cable for your HD800's?

post #5885 of 19562

Ive had my HD800 for about 2 months now and I think I like the LCD headphones a lot better. Are tube amps really that good on the HD800?

 

I get the feeling that Ive made a purchase with these headphones without considering just how much more I actually have to spend to listen to them properly. The prices on a headphone amplifier, a dac, as well as all the other things gives me a sick feeling in the gut.


Edited by youngGeezeh - 10/9/13 at 2:02pm
post #5886 of 19562

What about Head Experience Trafomatic with HD 800 ?

Pierre Paya in France speaks highly of it. 

post #5887 of 19562
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In that case, you might want to try the A18 amp from Yulong audio.

Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

post #5888 of 19562
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In that case, you might want to try the A18 amp from Yulong audio.
Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?
To be honest, I havent owned too many amps for long periods of time, ill usually move on to the next amp within 2-3 weeks If I dont like it. But I love the A18 with the HD800, It really is a wonderful pairing--its probably the closest thing to tube amp in terms of sonics from a solid state design (I could be wrong, there might be another amp thats closer?). The soundstage from the A18 is quite special as well.
Edited by DarKen23 - 10/9/13 at 3:53pm
post #5889 of 19562
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Originally Posted by youngGeezeh View Post
 

Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

 

B22, M-Stage, Bakoon to name a few

post #5890 of 19562
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Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

B22, M-Stage, Bakoon to name a few
I forgot about the M-Stage. Ive never heard the M-stage but Ive had more than 1 person praise its synergy with the HD800.

If you decide that youd like to go with a balanced option, I believe the the maker of M-stage also has a balanced version, the Matrix Quattro. The Quattro is also twice as powerful If Im not mistaken.

If you are interested in the A18, I recommend you read the review done by 'Project86". A small comparison of the Matrix and A18 is included.
Edited by DarKen23 - 10/9/13 at 4:07pm
post #5891 of 19562
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I forgot about the M-Stage. Ive never heard the M-stage but Ive had more than 1 person praise its synergy with the HD800.

 

It's quite good for the price, IMO. Especially if you tweak it with better op-amps.

post #5892 of 19562
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Originally Posted by youngGeezeh View Post

Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

Luxman P1-u..unbeliable sinergy with the HD800
post #5893 of 19562
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Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

Luxman P1-u..unbeliable sinergy with the HD800
That's the one amp I've always wanted to hear with the HD800.
post #5894 of 19562
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Originally Posted by youngGeezeh View Post

Are there any other amplifiers like the A18 that sound similar to tubes?

Luxman P1-u..unbeliable sinergy with the HD800
That's the one amp I've always wanted to hear with the HD800.

....This week....:evil:

post #5895 of 19562

New to the thread expect HD800 to arrive tomorrow anyone else familiar with this HP and Meier Daccord and Corda Classic.  They pair well with the T1 but unclear how they'll work with the HD800.

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