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Am using Toxic Cables Silver Poison. Have noticed a bit more top end extension & air compared to stock but without any sibilance (which was my biggest concern when ordering a silver cable).

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If speaker dynamic drivers are any indication, I've never killed a driver with sudden bursts. The voice coil winding only goes so far so over-excursion is unlikely - the driver surround will keep the diaphragm in place. 

 

I have killed drivers with sustained high power though. Voice coil overheats and "melts".

This is something I've been wanting to find out about. Basically how tough are the HD800's? Because there isn't any documented cases of blown drivers (not that I can find anyhow) I know they were designed to not break up at volumes that their previous hp's would. Does this mean that the only damage you could do is by feeding them too much voltage? And if so, could I fry my HD800's if my son decides to turn up my vintage dedicated amp all the way? I'm paranoid he's going to do this... These old amps are a lot louder than normal hp amps. 

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This is something I've been wanting to find out about. Basically how tough are the HD800's? Because there isn't any documented cases of blown drivers (not that I can find anyhow) I know they were designed to not break up at volumes that their previous hp's would. Does this mean that the only damage you could do is by feeding them too much voltage? And if so, could I fry my HD800's if my son decides to turn up my vintage dedicated amp all the way? I'm paranoid he's going to do this... These old amps are a lot louder than normal hp amps. 

    My son is 30 years old and admiited to me a couple years ago that it was he who put a dent in one of  the tweeters of my precious JBL L100  when he was 10 years old  .What goes around comes around because now there his and he's the one stuck with a dented tweeter .                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Am using Toxic Cables Silver Poison. Have noticed a bit more top end extension & air compared to stock but without any sibilance (which was my biggest concern when ordering a silver cable).

I have the Silver Widows and they are sublime....

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    My son is 30 years old and admiited to me a couple years ago that it was he who put a dent in one of  the tweeters of my precious JBL L100  when he was 10 years old  .What goes around comes around because now there his and he's the one stuck with a dented tweeter .                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Haha bless him! 

 

I try and keep my 2 year old off my gear, but sometimes I catch him messing with the knobs and volume.... Might have to invest in a cage of some kind. (for my rig of course ;)

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Been listening to some Joe Satriani, am I the only one who thinks the HD800 sounds a bit.....off with it? It doesn't 'shine' as well as Classical IMO.

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    My son is 30 years old and admiited to me a couple years ago that it was he who put a dent in one of  the tweeters of my precious JBL L100  when he was 10 years old  .What goes around comes around because now there his and he's the one stuck with a dented tweeter . 

I have a dent on my PSB Synchrony One tweeter which neither of my kids (7 & 4 yrs) claim to know anything about :rolleyes:. Grills stay on from that day onwards when I am not listening.

 

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Haha bless him! 

 

I try and keep my 2 year old off my gear, but sometimes I catch him messing with the knobs and volume.... Might have to invest in a cage of some kind. (for my rig of course ;)


LOL :tongue: I had all my equipment placed  4 feet of the ground when they were toddlers.


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LOL :tongue: I had all my equipment placed  4 feet of the ground when they were toddlers.

Good thinking haha. I hate giving him wrong when he touches stuff because he's only copying his dad.... But one day he'll understand ;) 

 

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Been listening to some Joe Satriani, am I the only one who thinks the HD800 sounds a bit.....off with it? It doesn't 'shine' as well as Classical IMO.

Lets ask the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world shall we?

 

 

Sounds pretty good to me! :beerchug:

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Been listening to some Joe Satriani, am I the only one who thinks the HD800 sounds a bit.....off with it? It doesn't 'shine' as well as Classical IMO.

I listen to Joe all the time and they sound great.....HD800's are chain dependent though....

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I listen to Joe all the time and they sound great.....HD800's are chain dependent though....

 

I think my WA3 is the culprit, the bass sounds loose and muddy compared to WA6.

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I think my WA3 is the culprit, the bass sounds loose and muddy compared to WA6.


What Power tubes are you using ?

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I listen to Joe all the time and they sound great.....HD800's are chain dependent though....

 

I think my WA3 is the culprit, the bass sounds loose and muddy compared to WA6.

That makes more sense....I would never describe the 800's as muddy.

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The HD800. Are an extremely detailed , airy , fast , large staging headphone period. Anything different or less is in the chain. And they are fantastic with any genre , it's just people want all the music to sound fantastic on them. Well it will not. The answer lies in many places , Within the chain and sometimes the recording.
I am not saying we all should spend mega bucks on devices to make them shine. A little EQ can make most rigs sound much better. Regarding tube amps , they are the most Versatel and also the most difficult to get correct. As tubes are great I think it is much Easer to just buy a proven amp. And the myth of the tubes warms them up a bit is bull. EQ is a far better way to warm them up on what ever music we are using at that time. The above info is not a rant and just my own personnel view on the HD800.

Al
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What Power tubes are you using ?

 

Tung Sol 7236

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I love the synergy with the 800's and my Cary SLI-80....The KT88's make the 800's sing.

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