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post #6736 of 6749

Woke up this morning to a very pleasing email from MrSpeakers (Mine was March 24th)

Now both my Lyr and my ADs are in transit.. it's going to be a good week next week! :L3000:

post #6737 of 6749

Man I want the Lyr and Bifrost with these, I guess i'll be using the Vali/Modi for it, cant justify the cost of nearly $1000 with lyr + bifrost + taxes + custom fees + shipping...

post #6738 of 6749

Lyr+dragonfly does a very good job.

post #6739 of 6749

Mine are on there way to Winnipeg! Order was March 24.

post #6740 of 6749

There are a lot of amps that do fine with the ADs... IMO they don't take much to drive. On the DIY side of things you can pretty much find these items on the FS forums all the time. I'm using a Gamma-2 DAC with CTH Amp or O2 amp. Both do great with the ADs. I think you can find a Gamma-2 for $250-350. A CTH comes up every now and then for $200-300. An O2 can be had for much less. I just built a PPA that fits in a Tin Mint can and it drove the ADs with authority. The full sized PPA can be had on the FS forums as well. There are a bunch of CKKIIIs FS as well. Great amp that can handle most headphones. They're like $250 a pop. The point is you don't have to spend $1000 for great sound. The only headphones that need a ton of juice or voltage swing are phones like the K1000 or HE-6. Aside from that it doesn't take much to drive ADs to ear bleeding levels.


Edited by Mullet - Yesterday at 11:44 pm
post #6741 of 6749
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Our new painter is kicking ass and our production is really accelerating.  As of tomorrow we will have shipped through March 25.  

By Tuesday of next week we will have shipped all upgrades in house, and I expect we'll be into April orders and back at our quoted backlog of 3-4 weeks.  Our goal is to get to close to having stock on the Alpha Dogs within the next few weeks.  Thanks to everyone for your patience while we dug out of the Matte Black delays.  

All Alphas in house for upgrade will ship by Tuesday, at which point we will resume sending out upgrade notices.   



Nice!!! biggrin.gif
post #6742 of 6749

Thank you for the update. I ordered on April 6 so looks like light at the end of the tunnel :smile:

post #6743 of 6749
Anyone have the rsa p51 mustang with the AD? Just wanna know if it can drive it.
post #6744 of 6749
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Anyone have the rsa p51 mustang with the AD? Just wanna know if it can drive it.

Should be no problem at all.  I have an RSA Hornet, which I think is just about identical to the P51, and the Hornet runs my AD great.  Even on the Low setting, it will play too loud to listen to on most songs.  For example, on Random Access Memories, the bass is solid and powerful even on the Low setting, but does requires about 3/4 volume.  But, on High setting, it only takes less than half volume.  And the sound is really excellent.  I would say the Hornet equals my ALO RXMK3B+ .  I'm not kidding -- I was very surprised too.

 

I also tried the Hornet on many other genres, incl. jazz, and the Hornet runs the AD superbly.

post #6745 of 6749

Finally got some time to play around with Chesky's binaural test album.  The sub-bass test kind of blew my mind at just how low my Dogs can go, although there was a little bit of rolloff once i got as low as 22hz.  It remains tight all the way down to the deepest levels and was a very satisfying experience.  The soundstage tests were eerie in just how accurately the ADs were able to place things in height, depth and width.  Its things like these that make me wonder just how the bass is on something like an Audeze or the soundstage on an HD800.  My wallet is keeping my curiosity in check for now, and despite my curiosity, I've come to realize even more of how much a beast the ADs are.

post #6746 of 6749

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-D711

 

Would this be any good with the AD hooked up with the modi and the d711?

 

It's either this old pioneer receiever or the vali

 
post #6747 of 6749
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Originally Posted by Skyyyeman View Post
 

Should be no problem at all.  I have an RSA Hornet, which I think is just about identical to the P51, and the Hornet runs my AD great.  Even on the Low setting, it will play too loud to listen to on most songs.  For example, on Random Access Memories, the bass is solid and powerful even on the Low setting, but does requires about 3/4 volume.  But, on High setting, it only takes less than half volume.  And the sound is really excellent.  I would say the Hornet equals my ALO RXMK3B+ .  I'm not kidding -- I was very surprised too.

 

I also tried the Hornet on many other genres, incl. jazz, and the Hornet runs the AD superbly.


do you happen to know the power output?

post #6748 of 6749
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Originally Posted by Law87 View Post
 


do you happen to know the power output?

No, I don't recall any specs being shown on the RSA site (but I haven't checked lately).

post #6749 of 6749
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Originally Posted by Skyyyeman View Post
 

No, I don't recall any specs being shown on the RSA site (but I haven't checked lately).


yea, its not on there...so weird first amp site I know that doesnt display specs.

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