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post #931 of 25105
Hence the $900 Auditor...

-Daniel
post #932 of 25105
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Disagree with that statement quite a lot. The Phonitor is interesting because of its tools, not its amping ability. There are many amps I would choose both SS and tube if I was not interested in the tools of the Phonitor. I've heard both.

Phonitor is great for its tools! I own it and i do enjoy it with my hd800. however I have heard my hd800 with the new GSX and it was def few steps higher. The full on balanced drive of GSX def brought better extension on both ends.  

post #933 of 25105

Hate to be the one that breaks the news.   Dynalo is old news at this point in time.  New modules in the GS-X.  Thus the name GS-X mk2.

post #934 of 25105

I got to hear the HD800 with the Phonitor and Sony 555ES SACD player not too long ago.

 

It sounded bright and piercing to my ears.

post #935 of 25105
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I got to hear the HD800 with the Phonitor and Sony 555ES SACD player not too long ago.

 

It sounded bright and piercing to my ears.

I have heard that its way bright type of amp from a few people who heard it also. I know Wuss had one and El Doug also both got rid of them. Coming from tube amps I can listen to bright and thats why I like the v200/. Any other owners should chime in and describe the sound. I have never heard one.

post #936 of 25105
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I got to hear the HD800 with the Phonitor and Sony 555ES SACD player not too long ago.

 

It sounded bright and piercing to my ears.

you sure it it was not something else - other than the cans.

post #937 of 25105
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you sure it it was not something else - other than the cans.

 

I've narrowed it down to either the headphones, the amp, the SACD player, or the album. wink.gif

post #938 of 25105
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I've narrowed it down to either the headphones, the amp, the SACD player, or the album. wink.gif

 

 

Now that's a good observation.  

post #939 of 25105
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Hate to be the one that breaks the news.   Dynalo is old news at this point in time.  New modules in the GS-X.  Thus the name GS-X mk2.

 

New modules are Dynalo modules.  Difference is the rail voltage and bias.  No circuit change hence Dynalo+.

post #940 of 25105
Any opinion on the Luxman SQ-N100 with HD800s? I see OK reviews, but not much at all here on Head-Fi. Someone's got to have an opinion smily_headphones1.gif
post #941 of 25105
I didn't realize the wire with a gain Dynalo went out of style...also there are a few members here that claim the SPLs are the absolute best they've heard the HD800. Not thin. Not weak. Not sibilant. Hmm. maybe a lot of it comes down to source. Again I'm one to find out by trying one in my home for an extended period, which the Dynalo left me unimpressed with. I'll let you guys know what I think of the SPL if I purchase one soon. Carry on.

-Daniel
post #942 of 25105

With your rig I'd almost go source hunting more than amp hunting.  DP1 has it's fans but a lot of haters too.  Might be interesting to see where a different source takes you.

post #943 of 25105
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With your rig I'd almost go source hunting more than amp hunting.  DP1 has it's fans but a lot of haters too.  Might be interesting to see where a different source takes you.

I absolutely am 100% ecstatic with my rig now, and the Eximus is a big reason why. It's the most musical and transparent dac I've heard so far, and an exceptional mate for the HD 800 imo. It's even the best ss amp I've used with the Senn, and doesn't fall a huge gegree behind my ZDSE honestly. That said I do have my DP-1 listed for sale, but more out of curiosity than upgraditis' sake. I'm curiou to hear a highend NOS dac in my rig next as I've always loved their sound. I may very well regret selling it though-as any time I've been this ecstatic with my rig, I usually end up missing some of the synergy by swapping pieces. Time will tell I suppose-but I'm also already regretting the day someone buys my Eximus lol. Damn hobby.

-Daniel
post #944 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

With your rig I'd almost go source hunting more than amp hunting.  DP1 has it's fans but a lot of haters too.  Might be interesting to see where a different source takes you.

I absolutely am 100% ecstatic with my rig now, and the Eximus is a big reason why. It's the most musical and transparent dac I've heard so far, and an exceptional mate for the HD 800 imo. It's even the best ss amp I've used with the Senn, and doesn't fall a huge gegree behind my ZDSE honestly. That said I do have my DP-1 listed for sale, but more out of curiosity than upgraditis' sake. I'm curiou to hear a highend NOS dac in my rig next as I've always loved their sound. I may very well regret selling it though-as any time I've been this ecstatic with my rig, I usually end up missing some of the synergy by swapping pieces. Time will tell I suppose-but I'm also already regretting the day someone buys my Eximus lol. Damn hobby.

-Daniel

Metrum Hex hunting maybe?

post #945 of 25105
Thinking of either an AN 3.1 or Hex currently. I wish one had a built in amp though-especially after hearing the nice built in one of the Eximus. That's why I want another ss amp-in case I sell the DP-1 so I don't have to fire up the Zana all the time.

-Daniel
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