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Beautiful looking tubes! How does it sound? smily_headphones1.gif
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Sounds great with LCD-2!


Edited by jeust0999 - 5/26/14 at 10:28am
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Hey guys, just wanted to jump in here. I have had the Taboo for almost two months now. It has been running about 8 hours each day. I use it at work where I listen to music the most. This thing is beautiful and sounds great. The lucid mode is just icing on the cake. I am using it with the Fostex Thunderpants Headphones. This combo is perfect together. I ordered it with the high and low headphone option so I can try out different headphones in the future. Right now I am using the high option but with only the headphone jack. In the future I am going to convert the headphones to use the 4 pin XLR connector. The music source is a laptop running Foobar into the Emotiva DC1. Can't be happier with this setup.

 

John


Edited by deucekazoo - 5/28/14 at 8:01am
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Edited by jeust0999 - 6/7/14 at 1:46pm
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if someone could tell me how this thing sounds with 2 low impedence headphones at the same time, for example is there a loss in dynamics, soundstage, etc., or does it sound better with just 1 headphone at a time? In particular I am looking for a headphone amp that can power 2 of my ortho's (LCD-3F & Alpha Dogs) so my wife and I can both listen together. Sorry, if this has already been discussed but I've ready 10 pages so far and don't feel like reading another 114 so I figured I would just ask.

Oh, also, are there 2 single ended jacks, or 2 balanced jacks, or are there 2 of both?
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if someone could tell me how this thing sounds with 2 low impedence headphones at the same time, for example is there a loss in dynamics, soundstage, etc., or does it sound better with just 1 headphone at a time? In particular I am looking for a headphone amp that can power 2 of my ortho's (LCD-3F & Alpha Dogs) so my wife and I can both listen together. Sorry, if this has already been discussed but I've ready 10 pages so far and don't feel like reading another 114 so I figured I would just ask.

Oh, also, are there 2 single ended jacks, or 2 balanced jacks, or are there 2 of both?

The Taboo Mk III was designed around the original Audeze LCD2. Steve built it to have enough power to run a low impedance planer magnetic. I had no trouble driving 2 sets of HP's with mine, though I am a Sennheiser fan and they were 300 ohm HP's. I would expect you would have no trouble with any two headphones.

 

The jack configuration is your option at checkout on the Decware website. If you need a different config than the site allows, call Steve and speak to him about it. These are all custom units, generally he can make what every you want happen. BTW, Steve is much easier to reach by phone than e-mail....

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Great thanks!
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Without sifting through all of the pages of this thread......can someone fill me in on this amp and how it sounds with the HD800.

 

Does it also need the CSP3 to sound its best.

 

Does the CSP3 sound very good by itself with the HD800 ?

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Without sifting through all of the pages of this thread......can someone fill me in on this amp and how it sounds with the HD800.

 

Does it also need the CSP3 to sound its best.

 

Does the CSP3 sound very good by itself with the HD800 ?

The Taboo was designed specifically for Planer Magnetic headphones. It is good with the HD800's but the CSP3 is better. I had both and used them together with the CSP being the pre-amp and the Taboo as the amp. That combo is wonderful as well. However, if you are a Sennheiser fan (or any other high impedance HP) then The CSP3 would be my first choice if you were only going to purchase one device.

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Without sifting through all of the pages of this thread......can someone fill me in on this amp and how it sounds with the HD800.

 

Does it also need the CSP3 to sound its best.

 

Does the CSP3 sound very good by itself with the HD800 ?

The Taboo was designed specifically for Planer Magnetic headphones. It is good with the HD800's but the CSP3 is better. I had both and used them together with the CSP being the pre-amp and the Taboo as the amp. That combo is wonderful as well. However, if you are a Sennheiser fan (or any other high impedance HP) then The CSP3 would be my first choice if you were only going to purchase one device.

thanks....that would save me some cash.....have you heard the combo of HD800 and CSP3 ?

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Without sifting through all of the pages of this thread......can someone fill me in on this amp and how it sounds with the HD800.

 

Does it also need the CSP3 to sound its best.

 

Does the CSP3 sound very good by itself with the HD800 ?

The Taboo was designed specifically for Planer Magnetic headphones. It is good with the HD800's but the CSP3 is better. I had both and used them together with the CSP being the pre-amp and the Taboo as the amp. That combo is wonderful as well. However, if you are a Sennheiser fan (or any other high impedance HP) then The CSP3 would be my first choice if you were only going to purchase one device.

thanks....that would save me some cash.....have you heard the combo of HD800 and CSP3 ?

No, I had the CSP2+. It was fantastic.

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^ And as the CSP3 is merely the CSP2+1 - this is simple arithmetic! - longbow's findings should apply in either case pretty much tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Without sifting through all of the pages of this thread......can someone fill me in on this amp and how it sounds with the HD800.

 

Does it also need the CSP3 to sound its best.

 

Does the CSP3 sound very good by itself with the HD800 ?

The Taboo was designed specifically for Planer Magnetic headphones. It is good with the HD800's but the CSP3 is better. I had both and used them together with the CSP being the pre-amp and the Taboo as the amp. That combo is wonderful as well. However, if you are a Sennheiser fan (or any other high impedance HP) then The CSP3 would be my first choice if you were only going to purchase one device.

thanks....that would save me some cash.....have you heard the combo of HD800 and CSP3 ?

No, I had the CSP2+. It was fantastic.

 

Thank you, I have e-mailed steve to see if it can be built with balanced inputs.

 

Glad to hear it is a great match with the. HD800

 

Just love the look of the amp....it is a beauty, to say the least.

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