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post #9001 of 24367
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I would also suggest adding into the mix the Lehmann Audio Linear SE. I was fooling around with the gain settings on the amp, and going to the 0db to 10db setting made the hd800 jump to life. It was simply stunning. Prior to this I was primarily using a Lyr with the 800, which sounded great, but the Lehman has really opened everything up. Improved dynamics, greater clarity without any added glare or hardening of the treble, and an iron grip on the bass. The 800 sounds very musical with this pairing without accenting any negatives.


Fascinating. I am currently plugged into Oppo103 - Kimber D60 coax - Schiit Gungnir - Kimber Silver Streak interconnect - Lovely Cube amp - HD800 with stock cable. The power cables are Kimber PowerKord 300 throughout and the combination is magical. The Schiit Lyr, which I bought as an upgrade to the Lovely Cube (and on which I spent $$$ in tubes), is not as good with the HD800 as the Lovely Cube Lehmann clone. The Lovely Cube really is stunning. You can imagine how much I want to audition the Linear SE!

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Fascinating. I am currently plugged into Oppo103 - Kimber D60 coax - Schiit Gungnir - Kimber Silver Streak interconnect - Lovely Cube amp - HD800 with stock cable. The power cables are Kimber PowerKord 300 throughout and the combination is magical. The Schiit Lyr, which I bought as an upgrade to the Lovely Cube (and on which I spent $$$ in tubes), is not as good with the HD800 as the Lovely Cube Lehmann clone. The Lovely Cube really is stunning. You can imagine how much I want to audition the Linear SE!
Sounds like you have a killer system. Hopefully you have a way to audition the Lehmann. Worth a listen.
post #9003 of 24367
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Quick question. I just received my HD800's today. I notice that there's a slight unevenness to the foil driver surrounding on one part - the section at the back nearest to the headband. I'm not too bothered as it's the same on both sides, but I can't see the same thing on any pictures I can find, so I'm just wondering whether it's just mine, or whether it might be how the newest ones are (mines sn 27xxx), or whether they're all like that but you just can't see it on the pictures? I'm sure it doesn't affect how they sound - I'm just wondering.
Picture? Not sure exactly what you are talking about.
post #9004 of 24367
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


I would also suggest adding into the mix the Lehmann Audio Linear SE. I was fooling around with the gain settings on the amp, and going to the 0db to 10db setting made the hd800 jump to life. It was simply stunning. Prior to this I was primarily using a Lyr with the 800, which sounded great, but the Lehman has really opened everything up. Improved dynamics, greater clarity without any added glare or hardening of the treble, and an iron grip on the bass. The 800 sounds very musical with this pairing without accenting any negatives.

 

Cool. For for SS amps with preamps, it's looking like the following so far.

  • Questyle CMA800R
  • Lehmannaudio Linear SE
  • Senn HDVA 600
  • Bryston BHA-1
  • Luxman P-1u
  • Schiit Ragnarok (potentially)

Edited by roguegeek - 3/10/14 at 4:13pm
post #9005 of 24367
Rogue, are you keeping this to a certain price range? The M-Stage ($280) and GS-X mk2 ($2800) are both SS and have preamps and work well with HD800s.
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

 

Cool. For for SS amps with preamps, it's looking like the following so far.

  • Questyle CMA800R
  • Lehmannaudio Linear SE
  • Senn HDVA 600
  • Bryston BHA-1
  • Luxman P-1u
  • Schiit Ragnarok (potentially)

 

How about the Phonitor? 

post #9007 of 24367
I have a phonotor spl. It works very good with a hd800 and most Headphones.

It's for sale ?

Al
post #9008 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Rogue, are you keeping this to a certain price range? The M-Stage ($280) and GS-X mk2 ($2800) are both SS and have preamps and work well with HD800s.

Looks like I'm sticking around the $1.5k area.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

How about the Phonitor? 

Which one?

 

May be getting into that region I don't want to pay, but I'll keep it on the list.


Edited by roguegeek - 3/10/14 at 4:33pm
post #9010 of 24367
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Which one?

 

Whichever, I don't even know the sound difference between the first and second Phonitor.

post #9011 of 24367
It's the first one , the better one with all the switches on the front. It does mono with adjustments for left and right of position. It's about a year old.
I know there is a new one honestly I do not know anything about the new one. This works well with all the normal headphones and IEMS too. It will not work witha HE6 type headphone .


Al
post #9012 of 24367
I don't like the Phonitor/Auditor combo with HD800s. Makes them sound dull.
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^^  Same here.

post #9014 of 24367
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^^  Same here.

you still liking the DNA HD800 combo? Any improvements after burn in? Maybe you could tease us with some pics? You get your new DAC yet? 

 

Sorry bout all the questions. 

post #9015 of 24367
Dull, wonky, with a completely uncohesive soundstage.

-Daniel
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