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post #9031 of 14196

There is also the Auralic Taurus :)

post #9032 of 14196

Just curiously - is there an ee lurking in the thread who can explain the difference between the headphone out and preamp outputs in these units?  I'm wondering how hard it would be to take a well regarded diy amp like the krell ksa5 klone, dynalo mk2, or even something like the wire, and add a preamp output.  

 

Edit to add, as an aside, that if anyone has been waiting on a bottlehead sale to bite at a mainline - there's a site wide 10% off starting this evening/through tomorrow ( http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5878.msg56710.html#new ).  If you are willing to pick up a soldering iron and want a highly resolved, uncolored parafeed tube amp that mates perfectly with hd800's, has excellent timbre, effortless transients, tight impactful bass and extended, but never strident, trebles, now's your chance.    


Edited by skeptic - 3/10/14 at 6:57pm
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Originally Posted by binot View Post

Hi.. Whilst awaiting the arrival of my new cable, I'd like to get some inputs on how difficult it is to remove the original HD800 cables. Are the plugs very tight? Is it a simple straight pull? I'm a bit nervous .. smily_headphones1.gif

Any tricks or tips?


Thanks

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No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.
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No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.


LOL

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No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.

 

What do you think about the CMA800R vs the HDVA600 / HDVD800?

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What do you think about the CMA800R vs the HDVA600 / HDVD800?


I personally haven't heard the Sennheiser amps.

post #9038 of 14196
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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)

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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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How about the Phonitor? 

It's like seeing the rest of my life in amps. Looks like I'm going to have to work until I'm 80+...
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It's like seeing the rest of my life in amps. Looks like I'm going to have to work until I'm 80+...

ROTFL

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It's like seeing the rest of my life in amps. Looks like I'm going to have to work until I'm 80+...

OMFG, ha!

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Picture? Not sure exactly what you are talking about.

 

 

I'm talking about the screen section nearest to the 'R'. The unevenness doesn't show well on the photo which may explain why I've never seen it before on an HD800 as all I've ever seen is photos(!), but that section is quite uneven (wrinkly) looking in real life. As I say, it's the same on the other side so I can except it, but it's just not what I expected which was cosmetic perfection! Are they all like this?

post #9042 of 14196

I'm guessing the foil has to be bent at the top corner of that section for fit. I see the same in mine on both sides.

post #9043 of 14196

Mine also looks almost the same.

A bit wavy, especially if there's light reflection on it

post #9044 of 14196
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I'm talking about the screen section nearest to the 'R'. The unevenness doesn't show well on the photo which may explain why I've never seen it before on an HD800 as all I've ever seen is photos(!), but that section is quite uneven (wrinkly) looking in real life. As I say, it's the same on the other side so I can except it, but it's just not what I expected which was cosmetic perfection! Are they all like this?

if it is actually bent like that it would annoy the **** out of me. Id have to send it back - it looks like a squashed coke can

post #9045 of 14196

I've seen several like that in audio stores. Don't know if they came like that or if it's prone to happening after a lot people checking them out.

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