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post #3706 of 8699
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

How much does the  V-Moda Vamp usually cost about $225? What about the V-Moda Vamp Verza? God forbid it cost $600 for that tiny little thing? My new Emotiva Mini cost about $169. It is the smallest 2 channel amp that Emotiva sells but it is still 15” depth and weighs about 11 1/2Lbs. Even the DAC cost about $200 for a total of $369 for the DAC/AMP combination and I have all the power needed for full scale classical music that I heard for many years in concert unamplified.  Just trying to show a user with a different perspective.

You will do just fine. :smile:

 

http://www.amazon.com/SA-50-TDA7492-Digital-Amplifier-Adapter/dp/B008XTDBYW

 

This little/tiny metalbox is sitting on my sofa armrest. Its barely warm to the touch after 3 hours..

70bucks...drives the big bro to He-500 effortlessly on speakertaps.  This should muster the fostex diaphragm, i guess. 

(rated at 50w for speakers, not sure how its translated over cans..hehe. u guys do the maths.)

post #3707 of 8699
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post



http://www.amazon.com/SA-50-TDA7492-Digital-Amplifier-Adapter/dp/B008XTDBYW

This little/tiny metalbox is sitting on my sofa armrest. Its barely warm to the touch after 3 hours..
70bucks...drives the big bro to He-500 effortlessly on speakertaps.  This should muster the fostex diaphragm, i guess. 
(rated at 50w for speakers, not sure how its translated over cans..hehe. u guys do the maths.)
Hmm I wonder how this sounds compared to the highly praised emotiva
post #3708 of 8699

Just keep in mind that the amp above uses BTL output which best used with balanced headphones. The Emotiva has the single ended or common ground and can be used for singled ended headphones without problems. Otherwise it can work with the balanced planner headphones and much smaller that the Emotiva amp.

 

 

Edited by john57 - 11/4/13 at 12:35am
post #3709 of 8699
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
Thanks for daring a "contrarian" opinion; it's always good to read several points of view.

The only contrarian opinion on head-fi is that something might be better than the HE-500 in some way...

post #3710 of 8699
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Indeed, I agree with you WNBC.

 

Hopefully I get time to do a quick video tomorrow before boxing these up and sending them to the next lucky person on Tuesday.

 

Dan - Is there any way I can reserve a spot in the upgrade program, some sort of page I need to put my email in or something of that sort? This demo has pretty much all but convinced me I want it. Starving student-ness be damned.


Don't do the upgrade program. The wait is too long. I'm literally a week or so away from saying to hell with my already shrinking savings account and dropping the full $600. If I happen to like them as much as I think I will, I'll be able to sell my 3.2s afterward and recuperate some of that money. It'll be almost like going through the upgrade program except I'll get the headphones a lot faster.

post #3711 of 8699
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The only contrarian opinion on head-fi is that something might be better than the HE-500 in some way...

The Stax 009?

<---me

post #3712 of 8699
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

http://www.amazon.com/SA-50-TDA7492-Digital-Amplifier-Adapter/dp/B008XTDBYW

 

This little/tiny metalbox is sitting on my sofa armrest. Its barely warm to the touch after 3 hours..

70bucks...drives the big bro to He-500 effortlessly on speakertaps.  This should muster the fostex diaphragm, i guess. 

(rated at 50w for speakers, not sure how its translated over cans..hehe. u guys do the maths.)

it also has a small footprint. I wonder how it compares to the emotiva as well. AT 70 bucks I wouldn't mind taking a shot at it. 50w is wayyyy over the top of what is necessary though for the AD. I wonder if it has a loud hiss on the he-500 with it. There is no should or guessing if that could power the Fostex.

 

How does it sound with it? and what class amp is it? class T?


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/4/13 at 12:20pm
post #3713 of 8699

That would look great with a pair of AD's plugged into it.

post #3714 of 8699
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

 

How does it sound with it? and what class amp is it? class T?

Common mistake it is a Class D. The links that was in my pervious thread gives the details.


Edited by john57 - 11/4/13 at 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Indeed, I agree with you WNBC.

 

Hopefully I get time to do a quick video tomorrow before boxing these up and sending them to the next lucky person on Tuesday.

 

Dan - Is there any way I can reserve a spot in the upgrade program, some sort of page I need to put my email in or something of that sort? This demo has pretty much all but convinced me I want it. Starving student-ness be damned.


Don't do the upgrade program. The wait is too long. I'm literally a week or so away from saying to hell with my already shrinking savings account and dropping the full $600. If I happen to like them as much as I think I will, I'll be able to sell my 3.2s afterward and recuperate some of that money. It'll be almost like going through the upgrade program except I'll get the headphones a lot faster.

My savings is already almost nonexistent, so I don't think I can swing $600 for headphones right now. It would be nice to have the Alphas before Christmas Eve (the day I got the original Mad Dogs) but if I have to wait a little while longer, oh well.

Also, I was really impressed with Nim's HE-500s. Almost enough to consider them in the distant future. I would rather get a better closed back headphone first though, and there's no doubt there are certain things the Alpha excels at more than the MD.

post #3716 of 8699
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

it also has a small footprint. I wonder how it compares to the emotiva as well. AT 70 bucks I wouldn't mind taking a shot at it. 50w is wayyyy over the top of what is necessary though for the AD. I wonder if it has a loud hiss on the he-500 with it. There is no should or guessing if that could power the Fostex.

 

How does it sound with it? and what class amp is it? class T?

 

I dun have the AD yet....but did plugged the LCD2 into this  SA-50 blackbox+ Audiogd NFB10.32 as dac....silent background, no hiss, no humm...

the sound/bass is precise/well controlled.  i m delighted with this 2inch x 4inch T-amp.

:beerchug:


Edited by Lorspeaker - 11/4/13 at 4:26pm
post #3717 of 8699
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post

There is something odd on the Mr. speaker's website. The two cable options are showing both for 1/4 instead of one for a 4-pin XLR.

I noticed this too. The title of both products incorrectly states quarter inch but the description section of one of them says balanced.
post #3718 of 8699
I thought the top is SE and the bottom is balanced. Is it right? I ordered SE Ver.
post #3719 of 8699

Looks like both.  Top is left, bottom is right.  Each side has four contacts.

post #3720 of 8699

Oops.  Fixed.  Better photos, too.

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