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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.
....This week....evil_smiley.gif
You've got one on your way?
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Luxman P1-u..unbeliable sinergy with the HD800

Last month I had the sublime pleasure of  instant comparisons between HD800, HD700 and Beyer T1 on the Luxman P700-u in a shop here in Tokyo.  The hours I spent there, switching between varioius SACDs, really sold me on the HD800 - the quality was obvious.  That P700 is a huge, beautiful balanced beast, and it`s only about $2300usd here in Japan, which compared to the $6K price overseas, is making think I can`t afford not to buy it.  Stilll, for that amount of cash, or maybe much less, some of the above mentioned tube or tube-like amps may be the way to go . . .   

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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.


I pair Classic with both T1 and HD800. I prefer HD800 to T1 when paired with classic, especially at medium crossfeed setting.

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Luxman P1-u..unbeliable sinergy with the HD800

Why is the that luxman so expensive... :(

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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.

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.

Thank you for the input you have given me. Theres a pretty large price difference between the 2, it also appears that the Matrix amp isnt on the same level of the A18 according to the review. The A18 doesn't appear to be available used in the trade section either.

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Why is the that luxman so expensive... :(

Because peeps on here will pay it ;)

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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.
....This week....evil_smiley.gif
You've got one on your way?

No, I meant it is the one amp you wanted to hear this week....I am totally happy with my Cary SLI-80.....

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Last month I had the sublime pleasure of  instant comparisons between HD800, HD700 and Beyer T1 on the Luxman P700-u in a shop here in Tokyo.  The hours I spent there, switching between varioius SACDs, really sold me on the HD800 - the quality was obvious.  That P700 is a huge, beautiful balanced beast, and it`s only about $2300usd here in Japan, which compared to the $6K price overseas, is making think I can`t afford not to buy it.  Stilll, for that amount of cash, or maybe much less, some of the above mentioned tube or tube-like amps may be the way to go . . .   

 

Damn that's a huge difference x2.  Worth flying to Japan to buy one.  Nice used Stax 007 mki are another (although likely mutually exclusive) incentive to make the trip.

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$1500 for P1, $2400 for P700:

 

 

http://kakaku.com/search_results/p1u/?search.x=-801&search.y=-88

 

Slightly more from amazon.jp, but still half overseas prices. . .   If anyone is coming for the headphone fair this month, think about taking one home !  

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Agreed with all the Luxman P1u/HD800 ravings. The first amp I've owned to really put some great flesh/tone/timbre to the Senns. I sold mine though simply because I didn't feel it was as transparent as many other amps I've tried. Also-the m-Stage gets you 85-90% of the way there for...$200.

 

-Daniel

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I pair Classic with both T1 and HD800. I prefer HD800 to T1 when paired with classic, especially at medium crossfeed setting.

Thanks for the feedback, HD800 arrived today so I'm ready to dive in.

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Thanks for the feedback, HD800 arrived today so I'm ready to dive in.

How's your new toy coming along?

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How's your new toy coming along?

Love it!  My guess, they'll just keep getting better over the next few weeks.

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Love it!  My guess, they'll just keep getting better over the next few weeks.

In my case, HD800 got better so that they get most head time. Btw, using daccord and classic, which one, HD800 or T1, do better with low dynamic range recordings or deal better with recording inherent sibilance?

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Thanks for the feedback, HD800 arrived today so I'm ready to dive in.

I should have mine in a few weeks also. I think we did the same thing - T1 then HD800. Im looking forward to having them with the WA2!

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