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post #9451 of 24360

How would you compare it to the Auralic Taurus (if you have listened to it?)

 

I could get the Studio Six for cheaper than i could import a stratus (about 20-25% cheaper after customs and freight) - what would you guys say on that?


Edited by Revogamer - 3/21/14 at 5:45pm
post #9452 of 24360
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How would you compare it to the Auralic Taurus (if you have listened to it?)

 

Haven't heard the Taurus so I cannot say.

 

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I could get the Studio Six for cheaper than i could import a stratus (about 20-25% cheaper after customs and freight) - what would you guys say on that?

 

I would say that you are looking for a reason to get the Studio Six, and that you will probably get it.

post #9453 of 24360
Has anyone experienced the Apex Teton with HD800?
post #9454 of 24360

I heard it at the RMAF and it was very good with the hd800. Pricey amp but sounded very good. I will be hearing it again in NY in a couple if weeks at the meet.

post #9455 of 24360
If it sounds close to EC BA or Stratus, I would prefer it over these balanced amps, as the balance cable for HD800 costs a fortune, and on top of that I can simply plug another headphones to it.
post #9456 of 24360

It sounded very good but cant say it is bette or not. Best bet for you is try to source a meet out with one and take a listen

post #9457 of 24360
Wait a sec.. A Teton is $5000. A Stratus is $2700 and a ECBA is $3850. That's some expensive cabling if the Teton comes out cheaper.
post #9458 of 24360
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Haven't heard the Taurus so I cannot say.

 

 

I would say that you are looking for a reason to get the Studio Six, and that you will probably get it.
 

You are right :P

I will demo it myself and let my ears decide...

post #9459 of 24360
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If it sounds close to EC BA or Stratus, I would prefer it over these balanced amps, as the balance cable for HD800 costs a fortune, and on top of that I can simply plug another headphones to it.

 

Balanced cabling for the HD800 need not cost more than $200...

post #9460 of 24360
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Wait a sec.. A Teton is $5000. A Stratus is $2700 and a ECBA is $3850. That's some expensive cabling if the Teton comes out cheaper.
LOL, ok you do better math than me.
post #9461 of 24360
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You are right :P

I will demo it myself and let my ears decide...


That's the spirit.:beerchug:

post #9462 of 24360
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A very very slight hiss... It's only noticeable when no music is playing and you listen hard. Still... We all want perfection don't we..  

 

The only thing I've ever changed in my amps is bulbs... Wouldn't know where to start with resistors :-/ 

 

If I could remove the slight hiss from this bad boy I'd be the happiest head-fier on head-fi. It's me fave.

 

Well, the first thing to check is if it's the power in your home or the reciever. You could try switching off all the electric equipment in your home (including fridge and freezer!) and also moving it around to different sockets and see if the problem still persists.

 

But if it's the reciever that's causing it you could try adding a small resistor in series to the headphone and see if that helps. Somthing along the lines of a 50 ohm resistor out to do it. It's quite easy to experiment if you've got a soldering iron and a few bits and pieces laying around. You could make an adapter that you could change the resistor on and see how it sounds. If you add too much resistance the sound signature will get dark and the bass will get muddy but a small resistor like 50 ohm should have negligible effect on the sound quality but hopefully remove any hiss.

 

I'm sure there are some threads on the subject somewhere.

 

But I don't know how handy you are with DIY stuff. :smile: 


Edited by TwoEars - 3/22/14 at 12:44pm
post #9463 of 24360
There is a thread on this at speaker amps for headphones. And the hiss is in the preamp Nd amp . It most likely has to do with the high gain it has. And 50 ohms seems high. Try about 10 or 15 ohms. 10 watt wire wound resister.

Mouse electronics is one source. Also if it is low leave it. If the sound is really good and you do not hear the hiss when music is playing why mess with it. Adding resisters is fine but not worth the effort if it's a solid state amp.

Now if the amp is very loud at a min volume then the resister is a good idea.

Just giving you some ideas and wiggle room to try it or not .

Al
post #9464 of 24360
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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'm just going to leave it... Seriously, the sound is that good I don't want to risk messing with the flavour at all. Hey, whats a little hiss. I'm just not going to use it for classical. The hiss is only with the HD800's. Why do they have to be so bloody sensitive!! 

post #9465 of 24360
It'd the price for the details we pay. Also not the headphones fault it's the bloody amp LOL.

Al
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