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Bottlehead Crack + Speedball             $290                in BH sale

 

Valab 23 step attenuator                    $24

 

Film Capacitors  2x100uf 250V            $66                             

 

Beyerdynamic T1 Second hand           $550                FS on forum

 

Tung sol 5998 NOS ebay                    $45                   (a dozen of these came up they went like hot cakes)

 

Mullard 12au7  ebay                           $15 or less

 

 

The Crack fitted with the step attenuator and Film Capacitors is a absolutely killer set up for the money it must be one of the best bang for the buck upgrades about.  It take the BHC which is already a fantastic amp to a whole new level of refinement and sonic ability which is simply stunning with the Beyerdynamic T1's

 

Its close to end game territory for me.


Edited by JamieMcC - 1/13/14 at 7:28am
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Thread Starter 

My current setup, while not quite under $1000, for only $300 more is by far the best setup I've heard:

 

Bottlehead Quickie w/ PJCCS - $135

Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball - $275 (Got Speedball for free in special offer sale last year)

HD800 - $890 (Amazon sale)

post #48 of 50

K701/Q701/K702 paired with a headamp GS-1

post #49 of 50

- Shure SRH 1840 (can be had for $450 new, probably cheaper used)

 

-  Apogee One for iOS devices + MAC.  $300 (However this thing can do much more than just function as a DAC/AMP for headphones and speakers) 

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LCD...oh yeah...under 1k..

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