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post #241 of 775

Well I just opened up a whole can of worms buying some ATH-W1000X on the drop offer. So far all my headphones have been high impedance the HD650 and Beyer T1's.  The ATH's are so expensive in the UK  around £600 so at less than half price resistance was futile and they are so so Purdy!


Edited by JamieMcC - 11/22/13 at 12:24pm
post #242 of 775
Thread Starter 
I've found lower impedance cans can show some noise from the SEX, but nothing too bad if it's wired on the 4 ohm taps.
I've tried lots of cans and they all sound great - there's just a really slight hum on the lower impedance ones.
post #243 of 775

My other headphones can't touch the performance of the SR-507 being driven by the SEX amps speaker outputs.

 

post #244 of 775
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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post
 

My other headphones can't touch the performance of the SR-507 being driven by the SEX amps speaker outputs.

 

 

I think the Stax uses other type of connection so how could you connect your Stax SR-507 to the S.E.X amplifier? Please tell me because I am interested now. Thanks.

post #245 of 775
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I think the Stax uses other type of connection so how could you connect your Stax SR-507 to the S.E.X amplifier? Please tell me because I am interested now. Thanks.

The Woo WEE or other similar device.

post #246 of 775

Can we do that for the Mainline too, I wonder?


Edited by LoveKnight - 11/23/13 at 11:16pm
post #247 of 775

I use an SRD-7/SB, shown on the shelf next to my SR-507, which connects to the speaker outputs of the SEX.  The woo wee does the same thing but is more expensive.  

post #248 of 775

Also for any one also interested in STAX headphones there is a tread on the Bottlehead forum about modding your SEX to play with STAX.

 

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,4219.0.html

post #249 of 775

The output of S.E.X can be up to 2 Watts for each channel so we have 4 Watts totally for hungry power headphones but I read on the Mainline looks like can output up to 2 Watts.

post #250 of 775
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post
 

The output of S.E.X can be up to 2 Watts for each channel so we have 4 Watts totally for hungry power headphones but I read on the Mainline looks like can output up to 2 Watts.

Mainline is 600mW

post #251 of 775
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Speaking of the Mainline, the chassis plate is due back from the anodiser tomorrow!

 

post #252 of 775
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Speaking of the Mainline, the chassis plate is due back from the anodiser tomorrow!


Can't wait for the mainline review from you
post #253 of 775

Wow, that chassis plate is pimping! Interested in hearing the comparisons of popular high end headphones using Mainline vs. other high-end amps.

post #254 of 775

Will the Mainline be the one amp to rule them all? I quiet like its looks so fingers crossed it will be able to really tease out the very best in each can and make them sing!

post #255 of 775

I've heard that all 6DN7's are the same so there's no advantage of tube rolling at all on the S.E.X. Is this true?

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