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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Sundara 2021 4-cores 22AWG Neotech UPOCC solid silver cable HeadphoneLounge 4-pin XLR-to-speaker bananas adapter Wadia 151PowerDAC mini (25wpc/8ohms, Class D; approximately 6wpc/37ohms) Ultra-Fi USB (B) cable USB Disruptor (on order) Lenovo G50 (MAC PC power cord, PowerVar AC conditioner; AQ...
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    Speaker amps for headphones

    When I had the HEDDphone, I drove them with the speaker outputs from a Jeff Rowland Model 2 power amp through Endler Attenuators. Don't know what the headphone out rating is for the Audiolab. Headphone out on the Wyred4Sound not enough to drive the Sundara satisfactorily, IMHO. Plan to try the...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Current Sundara set-up: Sundara 4-cores 22AWG Neotech UPOCC solid silver cable HeadphoneLounge 4-pin XLR-to-speaker bananas adapter Wadia 151PowerDAC mini Ultra-Fi USB (B) cable USB Disruptor (on order) Lenovo G50 (MAC PC power cord, PowerVar AC conditioner; Infinity Audio shorting plugs; Alen...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    IMHO, 0.75 watt is not enough. At least 1 watt. 2 watts are probably better, based on my experiences. So far, I have driven the Sundara with the Dragonfly Cobalt, the DF Black v1.5, the S.M.S.L. SP200 and the Wadia 151 PowerDAC mini [an integrated amp with onboard DAC, using an adapter...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    The Sundara are pairing well with the Wadia 151PowerDAC mini (Class D, 25wpc/8 ohms), driven directly from the speaker outputs. Much more authoritative and musical-sounding compared to the SP200. Excellent separation and imaging, along with improved dynamics and finer sense of detail across the...
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    Speaker amps for headphones

    The Sundara are pairing well with the Wadia 151PowerDAC mini (Class D, 25wpc/8 ohms), delivering an estimated 5-6wpc to the 37ohm Sundara. Excellent separation and imaging, along with improved dynamics and finer sense of detail across the frequency spectrum. Very comfortable listening level(s)...
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    Speaker amps for headphones

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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Eddie Arnold's version omits verse 3:
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    The Sundara--breaking in quite nicely, thank you--and the SP200 are lots of fun to tweak around with and then listen for changes. Have settled on optimal aftermarket footers: RDC 2 cones with RDC bottoming discs. More expansive and transparent than the Herbies Gabon ebony cones.
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