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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

I see most DAC/Amp recommendation are the same as those for the Mad Dogs (The Schiit stack, iBasso PB2/DB2, etc.).

That's a bit strange since the voicing of the Mad Dogs and Alpha Dogs is quite different from the previews ("LCD-2 like" vs "HD-800 like").

 

These gears are commonly described as lean or bright sounding - which might suit the dark MDs particularly well, indeed - and I doubt these would be recommended for the HD-800 (for their voicing) confused.gif

Did I miss something?

 

I'd recommend the NFB-28 or NFB-10ES2, too.

 

I agree with this. Just based off of what I heard when I demo'd the AD, I'm going to assume a warmer sounding amp is going to synergize better. I'm planning on using a tube amp. 

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There voicing sound pretty close to me.  In fact might be very hard to tell while doing a blind A/B test.

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For those intereste dI covered some of Dan headphones at the Headmaster in CAS4 Coverage IV: HeadMasters Event

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

 

Audio-gd NFB-10ES2

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DesPx725mpo&feature=player_embedded

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 

I'd recommend the NFB-28 or NFB-10ES2, too.

 

Yeah, that's the review that turned me onto the 10ES2,   I know that it will be good and to some degree better than any of the portable solutions,   but what I'm wondering is how much better?  If I'm only going to have 1 DAC/ AMP setup for now,  is  it soo much better as to make the loss of mobility worth it?  

 

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


I use the PB2/DB2 exclusively with the Mad Dogs.  Dan uses the same stack as well (along with half a dozen other amps).  He has an Astell and Kern AK100 that he runs optical out to the DB2 with one of the sysconcepts optical cables.  I just use line out from an ipod touch or classic, or usb from my macbook air.  It droves the MD's and my HD650's really well.  Is it a Woo WA6 or a
Burson soloist or Shiit Mjolnir?  No, of course not, but it is darned good, and very portable.  Yes, it drives the AD's just as well as it drives the MD's.  At somewhere between $600 and $700 new, there are probably desktop options that equal or surpass it.  I am hoping that my HIFI-M8 which arrives on Tuesday, equals or surpasses it in a similar price range.  The nice thing about the PB2/DB2, is you can occasionally find one in the FS threads for around $350.  In fact, stay tuned.  If the M8 is all I expect, I will likely pass the iBasso gear on at a nice price.  I only need one setup, and pulling digital from an iDevice would be the keeper for me, as long as SQ supports keeping the M8.

Thanks!  -Exactly the type of experience I was looking for!  Please keep us up to date with your M8 / AD experience and give me a heads-up if your iBasso combo is about to hit the FS thread market. 
post #1145 of 7679
It was a hard decision but I put up my beloved K702 Anniversary up for sale to either upgrade my MD to the Alpha Dog... or get the K712 when it drops a bit in price. It will all depend on how large the soundstage on these are. They don't have to be as large as the AKGs but hopefully close to it. I can't wailt until we see some more impressions once these get out in the world. And hopefully Dan sends these in to Mad Lust Envy for a detailed review...
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

It was a hard decision but I put up my beloved K702 Anniversary up for sale to either upgrade my MD to the Alpha Dog... or get the K712 when it drops a bit in price. It will all depend on how large the soundstage on these are. They don't have to be as large as the AKGs but hopefully close to it. I can't wailt until we see some more impressions once these get out in the world. And hopefully Dan sends these in to Mad Lust Envy for a detailed review...

From what I hear with going from the k712 to the anniversary is not much of an upgrade but a side grade. I wanna hear them for myself though and see how they sound compared to an hd650, especially the bass. I think they would make a great pair to have. AD+k712 or AD+650. 

 

Personally I am going for an he-400 and AD as a pair and a ZMF t50 modd. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 8/31/13 at 9:25am
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I really want to order 

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Would the Alo International work with these? If not, what portable dac/amp would be best?

 
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I wanna see Alpha Dog compared to LCD-2 rev 1 drove by Bifrost Uber and M^3 amplifier.
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I really want to order 

For me it is a love-hate situation.  Going to send in my MD 3.2 to be upgraded to AD.  The waiting will be painful.

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I want to know the exact release date and the exact date for signing up to send in mad dog mods. 

 

I am getting impatient. Also when the tour starts. I hear crickets around here on this thread now. Nothing more really to say until we get some more reviews. 

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Patience padawan, patience.

MrSpeakers is on vacation right now and after he's back we'll get more details.
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I want to know the exact release date and the exact date for signing up to send in mad dog mods. 

 

I am getting impatient. Also when the tour starts. I hear crickets around here on this thread now. Nothing more really to say until we get some more reviews. 

Dan ,has stated that the upgrades will start to take place some time after the AD'd start shipping.

Then-he will let us know,exactly on what date ,we can start sending the MD's for the upgrade

 

I think?? he's coming back on the 2nd,or 3rd of September-then we will know more--upgrades might start  toward the end of September


Edited by mikek200 - 8/31/13 at 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Dan ,has stated that the upgrades will start to take place some time after the AD'd start shipping.

Then-he will let us know,exactly on what date ,we can start sending the MD's for the upgrade

 

I think?? he's coming back on the 2nd,or 3rd of September-then we will know more--upgrades might start  toward the end of September

I knew it would be after they ship.

 

 

You guys are right just wanted exact dates and I'm bored and impatient. Please forgive me. 

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NOT forgiven, you are now required to wait until 2015 to get your MDs upgraded to Alphas biggrin.gif. Plus you will pay triple.

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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I knew it would be after they ship.

 

 

You guys are right just wanted exact dates and I'm bored and impatient. Please forgive me. 

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