Originally Posted by Romanee
Your 10:15am post today is a good one. As Jahn said, please take a look at the latest updates on our new scheduled attempt at the nyc Qualia room. It's been my (most severely headfi inexperienced) feeling that there is a serious underestimation of the challenges posed by these phones. I hope we're not spinning our gears on a wrong track. In addition to bozebuttons Cary300SEI/Meitner setup (& maybe a melos), Mikhail is providing one of his amps with a selection of tubes, but I don't know which Supra and tubes, and what specs.
What is curious for me, is that knowing what you were going to hear, and knowing the quality of the headphones that you were going to meet there, and probably the needs of it (IMO, the same case as R-10 at least). The question that is going in circles around my head is: why not taking there the best of the amps you could get? One of you guys (bozebutton I think) own a Cary, and a heavy modded, Melos, and some others as well own good amps, honestly to take there a boostaroo, the Xin superdual, and an SR-71, to drive the Qualia, was extremelly funny for me...of course differences of quality appart. IMO none of those amps is up to the task of driving "probably" the best dynamic headphone ever made....
But even though, IMO at least the Stealth should do the job there, synergy appart.....It is an expensive good amp...