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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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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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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!

Hah! I did too a couple months ago lol. The T1 is still very nice though. Best all-rounder IMO.

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Can anyone comment on the wa6 and how it pairs with the HD800?
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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?

With the T1 I leave all the settings at neutral, on the HD800 I find the lower tone setting better (less sibilance).

 

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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!

The HD800 will fit your head better, as much as I like the T1, I was blown away with the CSN album on High Rez.  I honestly have never heard audio, that I'm familiar with, sound that much better.  I think the bass on T1 is better but outside of that, I am now an HD800 believer.

You need to visit the Head Gear separation thread if you have to wait for the HD800, it is like blessing your HP with special karma.

 

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Hah! I did too a couple months ago lol. The T1 is still very nice though. Best all-rounder IMO.

I love the T1, my take so far 

Bass T1>HD800

Soundstage HD800>T1

Imaging HD800>T1

Comfort T1=HD800

Transparency HD800>T1 Good if well recorded and mastered T1>HD800 less detailed audio 

Mids HD800>T1

Isolation T1>HD800

Tone T1>HD800

Detail HD800>T1 I can honestly say my jaw dropped when I heard an acoustic guitar on the HD800 it felt like sonic magic 

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The HD800 will fit your head better, as much as I like the T1, I was blown away with the CSN album on High Rez.  I honestly have never heard audio, that I'm familiar with, sound that much better.  I think the bass on T1 is better but outside of that, I am now an HD800 believer.

You need to visit the Head Gear separation thread if you have to wait for the HD800, it is like blessing your HP with special karma.

 

 

LOL. I believe that thread was original setup up because i was separated from my WA2/T1 rig, I posted about missing my t1's on the beyer thread and then focker started that thread. 

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LOL. I believe that thread was original setup up because i was separated from my WA2/T1 rig, I posted about missing my t1's on the beyer thread and then focker started that thread. 

I'm thinking the HD800 may come in quicker with the right karma off that thread :D

 

I received my HD800 in 36 hours, after I complained on the thread that I doubt if I would see them before Mon. 

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The HD800 will fit your head better, as much as I like the T1, I was blown away with the CSN album on High Rez.  I honestly have never heard audio, that I'm familiar with, sound that much better.  I think the bass on T1 is better but outside of that, I am now an HD800 believer.

 

 

Precisely  what i think. I prefer T1 to HD800 in terms of bass, other than that HD800 hands down, as much as I like the T1. In terms of fit, HD800 will disappear on your head, whereas T1 has this habit of headband falling slightly down the slider than what I have set earlier.

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