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post #7261 of 24295

How about the BDA-1 + BHA-1? If one is going to spend that much on a pair of headphones, one might as well do this right.

 

Regarding the CD player, I'd rather get one that didn't much or, ideally, anything besides playing CDs. I wouldn't use bluray or any other functions. I know of CD transports, but again they're more expensive. I'm looking at the Marantz CD6005. How good of DAC might the one included with the CD6005 be? Maybe just the CD6005 plus the BHA-1 for now might cut it.

post #7262 of 24295
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Congrats! What amp did you go for?

I kind of went a bit off track and picked up the Line Magnetic Mini 218 IA as the amp and the Line Magnetic 502CA dac. I'm about to leave for work soon so I'll have to come back to this later tonight.

 

 

Here's a quick review on the dac:

http://www.witchdoctor.co.nz/index.php/2013/06/line-magnetic-lm-502ca-vacuum-tube-dac-review/

 

And here's a little bit on the Mini 218 IA amp:

http://audioshark.org/amplifiers-8/cool-tube-gear-line-magnetic-680-page2.html#.UsniHWQW1Kk

post #7263 of 24295
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What do you mean "it has a strong sound sig"? Would you care to elaborate?
IMO, the HD800 retains the way it sounds very well on different amps ranging from my Fiio E17 DAC/Amp, to the next up Fiio E09K, crack, Emotiva, Integrated amp and finally WA22.  The sound quality improves or worsen depending on each amp but I can still hear the same strong/forward mid, cold upper mid, the sound stage.  Hope I answered your question.
You have, sorta. I understand what you are referring to with the changes in amps and other components.

I just didn't know you meant by "strong sound signature", cold, warm, you know.
post #7264 of 24295
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You have, sorta. I understand what you are referring to with the changes in amps and other components.

I just didn't know you meant by "strong sound signature", cold, warm, you know.

Maybe, dominant would be a better term than strong.

post #7265 of 24295
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IMO, the HD800 retains the way it sounds very well on different amps ranging from my Fiio E17 DAC/Amp, to the next up Fiio E09K, crack, Emotiva, Integrated amp and finally WA22.  The sound quality improves or worsen depending on each amp but I can still hear the same strong/forward mid, cold upper mid, the sound stage.  Hope I answered your question.

What DAC/s did you use when you are hearing the HD800 with all these different amps? In my experience, DAC plays just as important/more important a role as the amplifier in imparting a sound signature on HD800. Compared to other TOTL headphones, I felt that HD800 can change its sound signature more than the rest, using different DACs and amplifiers.

post #7266 of 24295

Got my baby back..  :biggrin:

 

 

post #7267 of 24295

That's gorgeous Prep! That the Colorware gloss black? I wish I could see it next to Maxvla's matte to see which I prefer. Been thinking about going that route...

 

-Daniel

post #7268 of 24295

Thanks D,

 

Yup the Gloss black.  Maxvla and Greed both have the Matte Black..  Greeds has his pair at SAA getting some major work done..  Can't wait for his impressions..

post #7269 of 24295

Is he getting the full SAA mod done to his? Would be interested in hearing his impressions too-thanks.

 

-Daniel

post #7270 of 24295
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Originally Posted by Rayzilla View Post
 

I kind of went a bit off track and picked up the Line Magnetic Mini 218 IA as the amp and the Line Magnetic 502CA dac. I'm about to leave for work soon so I'll have to come back to this later tonight.

 

 

Here's a quick review on the dac:

http://www.witchdoctor.co.nz/index.php/2013/06/line-magnetic-lm-502ca-vacuum-tube-dac-review/

 

And here's a little bit on the Mini 218 IA amp:

http://audioshark.org/amplifiers-8/cool-tube-gear-line-magnetic-680-page2.html#.UsniHWQW1Kk

They look really cool. Especially the tube dac, don't see many of those. Feel free to give us some impressions :)

post #7271 of 24295
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Is he getting the full SAA mod done to his? Would be interested in hearing his impressions too-thanks.

 

-Daniel

Yup...

 

OT..   What's your next DAC?  Got a chance to hear the Lampi G4 L4 this weekend - MAN I tell you.. I would like to have side by side with the ARM.


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post #7272 of 24295
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Got my baby back..  :biggrin:

 

 

 

About time too!! Dang those look good :tongue_smile: 

post #7273 of 24295
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About time too!! Dang those look good :tongue_smile: 

Yeah - Sike is a real good person.  Glad to do business with a person of her caliber.

post #7274 of 24295

Very nice!  I can see finger prints on the cup outer rings!

Also, does it sound "darker" now?  ;)

post #7275 of 24295
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Very nice!  I can see finger prints on the cup outer rings!

Also, does it sound "darker" now?  ;)

Yeah I forgot to clean them off.  huh?  That 70D picks up everything...  Darker - no..  Richer - yes:biggrin:

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