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Which tube amplifier pairs really well with the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro??

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Hi guys,

 

As the title says, i need a tube amplifier to pair with my DT990 Pros. I was considering to buy the Aune T1, heard great things about it. However, i've been hearing that the stock tube don't pair that well with the Hp. So which tube amplifier brings a great improvement right out of the box to the Beyers? Thanks in advance. :)

post #2 of 36

you could post your query also in this thread, http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq

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you could post your query also in this thread, http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq

 

Already posted there. That's from where i heard the Beyers don't pair that well with the T1. My goal is to find another tube amp which sounds fantastic right out of the box. But i should try there again, just in case ;)

 

Anyway, thanks.!!

post #4 of 36

I am curious to know, why do you want only a tube amp?

post #5 of 36
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I heard tube amps do wonders with the DT990s.. just wanted to em out ;)

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I heard tube amps do wonders with the DT990s.. just wanted to em out ;)

You could try the Indeed G3. I liked a RCA 12ua7a Clear Top with my Dt 990 with my Indeed G3. Also what is your price range? Also imo I would keep your Dac free of an amp. A tube Dac seems... a little self defeating [unless your REALLY like tubes]

 

That said, the Indeed G3 is a nice one, also the Garag 127 Tubes might be nice as well. Depending on your budget, the Garaage 127's are nice as you can roll in many different tubes! The indeed G3 also takes a lot of tube inputs, but it's about $100 ish dollars. Not the BEST built tube ever BUT it does sound nice enough :3 you can also check the DIY Hybrid Tube thread and some of those guys has built REALLY nice hybrid tubes they might have for sale.

 

ANd to keep your cost some what under $300 you'r going to want to start with a Hybrid Tube before you go to Full OTL tubes 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

You could try the Indeed G3. I liked a RCA 12ua7a Clear Top with my Dt 990 with my Indeed G3. Also what is your price range? Also imo I would keep your Dac free of an amp. A tube Dac seems... a little self defeating [unless your REALLY like tubes]

 

That said, the Indeed G3 is a nice one, also the Garag 127 Tubes might be nice as well. Depending on your budget, the Garaage 127's are nice as you can roll in many different tubes! The indeed G3 also takes a lot of tube inputs, but it's about $100 ish dollars. Not the BEST built tube ever BUT it does sound nice enough :3 you can also check the DIY Hybrid Tube thread and some of those guys has built REALLY nice hybrid tubes they might have for sale.

 

ANd to keep your cost some what under $300 you'r going to want to start with a Hybrid Tube before you go to Full OTL tubes 

Hello again Mshenay, you've been commenting a lot on my posts lately ;) I really appreciate your help!!

 

Moving on, my current budget is < $250. Which hybrid tube would you recommend? There's the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus which gets a lot of hype.. Also the Modi/Magni combo sounds really good too. For the latter one, i believe it's made in the US, so voltage can be an issue? I live in a country which uses the same residential voltage as the UK (i believe it's 230V). Please let me know if you already own one :D

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Originally Posted by moshin29 View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

As the title says, i need a tube amplifier to pair with my DT990 Pros. I was considering to buy the Aune T1, heard great things about it. However, i've been hearing that the stock tube don't pair that well with the Hp. So which tube amplifier brings a great improvement right out of the box to the Beyers? Thanks in advance. :)


What sources are going to be used?

A win PC computer?

On-board audio?

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What sources are going to be used?

A win PC computer?

On-board audio?

Yes i will be listening solely on my PC. I got an ASUS Maximus V Formula with great on-board audio. The audio segment is separated from the rest of the motherboard, which prevents electrical interference and hence, better reduction in noise, etc..

 

EDIT: i should mention that my on-board audio, however, just can't push these headphones at all :(


Edited by moshin29 - 11/7/13 at 10:11am
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Originally Posted by moshin29 View Post
Also the Modi/Magni combo sounds really good too. For the latter one, i believe it's made in the US, so voltage can be an issue? I live in a country which uses the same residential voltage as the UK (i believe it's 230V).


Modi is driven by USB power. But for the magni, I guess you can locally find a transformer that would give the required voltage for magni or you may need a step down transformer from 230 V to 110 V. Anyways, it is better to contact the manufacturer and ask, if they can supply transformer for the input voltage of 230.

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I thought that the amp in the Aune is solid state, and that you only hear the tube through the DAC's line out. So you wouldn't hear any tubes at all if you plugged your headphones into it. 

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Modi is driven by USB power. But for the magni, I guess you can locally find a transformer that would give the required voltage for magni or you may need a step down transformer from 230 V to 110 V. Anyways, it is better to contact the manufacturer and ask, if they can supply transformer for the input voltage of 230.

Thank you for the info!

post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

I thought that the amp in the Aune is solid state, and that you only hear the tube through the DAC's line out. So you wouldn't hear any tubes at all if you plugged your headphones into it. 

 

Yeah, my mistake sorry :S Anyway, i was gonna use the tube dac anyway with my pc..

post #15 of 36

Hello Antique sound lab OTL I think they were good with my Headphones,They are Beyerdynamics DT990 . Corda aria is my headphone amp and is na excelente match.

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