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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.

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.

 

 

Here was mine with the Maple base. Notice I had him install a SE Jack in the front.

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Very nice....the craftmans ship is incredible.

 

If he can make it with balanced inputs and with that upgrade not breaking the bank....I will be more than likely all in for one around Christmas time.

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Good luck with the options! If it is possible to fit things all in I am sure Steve will be happy to accommodate.

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Good luck with the options! If it is possible to fit things all in I am sure Steve will be happy to accommodate.

Thanks.

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According to Steve, Decware's output trannies can run into a dead short without a problem. Running them with no load, however, can fry them.

That's why I've put one of these on each speaker output.

 

That way, I can disconnect my 'phones without worry.

 

BTW, here's the little box I built to connect 'phones directly to the speaker terminals. I use the quad outlet. I installed the twin triples

just to make it more flexible. Wiring is Cardas.

 

 

 

OK so I've spoke with Steve at decware.  You do not need to have speakers attached when listening through headphones however adding resistors will help voice the headphones.  This for the MKII and I assume also for the MKIII.

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That HP mod is fantastic.  I have a mod that puts  external resisters in the speaker outs. I can use them when I listen to my headphones without speakers connected to the amp. DEcware fabricated them for me and I keep them in my LCD2 box.   I have the MK II also.  Great amp.  


Did Steve tell you - that resistors were required?

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