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post #16 of 24
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Hum? How loud is it?

 

Loud enough to be unacceptable for a $3000 amp. 

post #17 of 24

Don't forget the CEC HD53N balanced headphone amp. I have this amp and I love it. 

post #18 of 24
Ii am happy with luxman p-200. Perhaps a used one?
post #19 of 24

There's a lengthy thread on this portable, hand-built tube amp from "Analog Squared Paper" from Japan.  Lot's of information, tube rolling etc:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-squared-paper-discussion-and-appreciation-thread

 

Designer's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Analog-Squared-Paper-Japan/262588443852940

 

And the website:  http://www.analog2p.com/index.html

post #20 of 24

Make sure whatever you get will work on international voltages, otherwise you'll have to buy a large and heavy voltage adaptor transformer with the amp, which may compromise sonics.

 

I think there were about a dozen Japanese manufacturers in one room making amps at the Tokyo headphone festival. Of those I'm not sure many will sell to overseas buyers, but even those that do, the amps are very expensive -- $2k and above at least. Analogue Squared Paper is probably the least expensive.

post #21 of 24

Many japanese audiophiles simply belive that "more expensive, is better". So some products are obviously overpriced. But we must consider that the japanese audio market is relatively small (most of manufacturers do not sell to worldwide).

post #22 of 24
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Thanks to you all ... Travel day is coming. 2 days left.

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X-HA1 is slightly narrow ranged. The characteristic of the HD800 is wide ranged sound, so many people say X-HA1 is mismatched to HD800. I think too.

Furthermore, X-HA1 has a little white noise. When you use high or middle impedance headphone, this noise is not audible. But with low impedance or high sensitivity headphone, slight noise can be heard. When 'Phone Gain Switch' is turned to HIGH position, obvious noise is heard even with Beyer T1. X-HA1 stays cool during operation. It consumes only 9W. I think X-HA1 is good for HD650, HD598, T1.

 

ORB JADE Casa is also popular. It costs approx. $480. It is single ended only. The unique characteristic of JADE Casa is 'Dynamic Switch'. When this switch is pushed, the alternative opamp is selected, the sound becomes powerful. It is not a tone control circuit. This product becomes very hot. I do not have JADE Casa, but I have JADE-2 Limited, the precursor of Casa. Its sound is mild and slow. It is suitable for relax listening, not for severe monitoring.

 

I have Blossom BLO-3090, fully balanced amp. But this is discontinued item. 1 year before, the last one is sold at $1000. This is good for balanced HD700.

Mismatch ... hmmmmm and for JADE Casa i been found reviews that it's can go with HD800 and it's price isn't too high. Thanks for this one. Listed and have to find and try. :)

 

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Loud enough to be unacceptable for a $3000 amp. 


Ewwwww then better to pass that one. That may annoy me.

 

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Originally Posted by hifihead View Post
 

Don't forget the CEC HD53N balanced headphone amp. I have this amp and I love it. 

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Originally Posted by flatmap View Post
 

There's a lengthy thread on this portable, hand-built tube amp from "Analog Squared Paper" from Japan.  Lot's of information, tube rolling etc:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-squared-paper-discussion-and-appreciation-thread

 

Designer's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Analog-Squared-Paper-Japan/262588443852940

 

And the website:  http://www.analog2p.com/index.html


Both of this look good price is a bit over my budget but still ok (TUR-06 is about 990usd) many choice on the list thank to both you guy. :)

 

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Ii am happy with luxman p-200. Perhaps a used one?


Yes maybe that have to go and find secondhand market and look for that.

 

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

Make sure whatever you get will work on international voltages, otherwise you'll have to buy a large and heavy voltage adaptor transformer with the amp, which may compromise sonics.

 

I think there were about a dozen Japanese manufacturers in one room making amps at the Tokyo headphone festival. Of those I'm not sure many will sell to overseas buyers, but even those that do, the amps are very expensive -- $2k and above at least. Analogue Squared Paper is probably the least expensive.


No problem i already have that monster! Old but nice one (Made in japan too!) Got that for long time ago from old factory.

 

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Originally Posted by Diseree View Post
 

Many japanese audiophiles simply belive that "more expensive, is better". So some products are obviously overpriced. But we must consider that the japanese audio market is relatively small (most of manufacturers do not sell to worldwide).


And that was a very sad story. I'm planing to go to japan for about a week maybe carry back if i can.

post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank for any comment now i'm in Japan. Many of amp show on the shelf but many of them out of stock frown.gif. But i just got one, it is Fostex HP-A8 and it really cheap here just 790usd (In Thailand they sell over 1400usd)it's a 100v but i found 230v connector inside then some mod would do a trick biggrin.gif . I will uplaod picture later because i have't bring my laptop here. Thank to you all again smily_headphones1.gif
post #24 of 24

Yamamoto amps are great sounding and my wife thinks they look nice - a big plus!!

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