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post #9121 of 25521
It takes about 30 mins for any amp
Or DAC to sound it's best. Tube amps less.
So maybe it's not all warmed up.

Al
post #9122 of 25521
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

There are some nights I just can't handle the HD800, I seem to find something wrong which is generally they sound too thin.  Other times, just perfect like tonight.

Is it just me trying to justify a new amp :veryevil: or do others have the same experience?

 

That's funny - I'm a fairly new owner of HD800's and that's the exact sentiment that I was expressing to a friend today.  With the right recording - like Donald Fagen's "Morph The Cat" - they sound fantastic.  Other times, not so much.  Definitely very picky.  I've definitely been perusing the thread for possible new amps.  I think I see one in my future!

post #9123 of 25521

me too...

do no underestimate:

 

1- cerumen in the ears, you can't see that and can stop some frequencies

2- output power inconsistency, slight variation in voltage can make your gear sound differently

post #9124 of 25521
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

It takes about 30 mins for any amp
Or DAC to sound it's best. Tube amps less.
So maybe it's not all warmed up.

Al

A microwave oven warms them up in just 30 seconds.

:wink:

 

 

post #9125 of 25521
Funny thanks. My office rig tales at least 30 min just cooking to sound good.

Al
post #9126 of 25521
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

It takes about 30 mins for any amp
Or DAC to sound it's best. Tube amps less.
So maybe it's not all warmed up.

Al



How true.  [I learned this after a long series of experimentation.  Now, I just submit to it.  My HD800 sounds better after the WA6-SE has been given at least 15 minutes to warm up.]

post #9127 of 25521

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Funny thanks. My office rig tales at least 30 min just cooking to sound good.

Al

 

 

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How true.  [I learned this after a long series of experimentation.  Now, I just submit to it.  My HD800 sounds better after the WA6-SE has been given at least 15 minutes to warm up.]

That's why the first thing I do when I get home from work is switch the amp /dac on, then I kiss the wife & kids :D 

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That's why the first thing I do when I get home from work is switch the amp /dac on, then I kiss the wife & kids goodbye:D 

 :D

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That's why the first thing I do when I get home from work is switch the amp /dac on, then I kiss the wife & kids :D 


You must be a good kisser then because your wife doesn't need time to warm up after your kiss.

post #9130 of 25521
Anyone did compare the schiit vali and the DNA Sonett or Sonett 2 ? I have To wait a few weeks before getting my new toy. The vali sounds far less tubey than my mg head & and i would know where is the Sonett between the two.
post #9131 of 25521

here is my graph, 28xxx

post #9132 of 25521

+1 - Turn the system on right after work and run music.  By the time I get to it an hour or two later, ready to rock'n'roll.

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That's why the first thing I do when I get home from work is switch the amp /dac on, then I kiss the wife & kids :D 

post #9133 of 25521

anyone got any very good results powering HD800 form a headphone jack of any integrated amp?

 

my integrated which I was using to power my 2 way speakers died,  so rather than looking at more dedicated headphones amps looking for a great integrated amp that can kill 2 birds with one stone if possible?  not sure when teh schiit ragnarok comes out but looking for something along those lines.

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That's why the first thing I do when I get home from work is switch the amp /dac on, then I kiss the wife & kids biggrin.gif  

I kiss the audio gear and turn on the wife. Music sounds better after.
post #9135 of 25521
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I kiss the audio gear and turn on the wife. Music sounds better after.

:beerchug:

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