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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?

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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
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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

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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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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:

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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.

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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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