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    Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier - Impressions Thread

    These are definitely not rework or resold units. The shipping time is low on these units because they are part of a large batch that went directly into the store. Typically the first drops are smaller batches and would not be available for immediate shipping.
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    Sansui Integrated with Headphones

    I did spend another $500 to have mine brought up to spec. by a qualified repair shop. I highly recommend doing so if the amp has never been serviced before otherwise you're not going to be getting the most from these vintage amps. I also love the amp has two phono inputs for both my turntables!
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    Sansui Integrated with Headphones

    I recently picked up and refurbished a Sansui AU-517 integrated amp for my primary system. The amp is being used primarily to drive my speakers but I was surprised by how good the headphone output is this amp. I have owned several other integrated amps and usually find their headphone out to...
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    Akg K400

      I also had the Crack with speedball driving my K400 and K500.  It was a great combo overall and gave plenty of juice.  I still felt the HD600 was better suited to the Crack and had more synergy.  Currently I use the SEX 2.0 which also sounds great with my lower and higher impedance...
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    Akg K400

    I currently use the K702 anniversary pads with my K400.   Changing the pads does effect the sound noticeably.  The stock pads seem to offer a wider more airy sound were the anniversary pads give a darker presentation with more bass emphasis.  This can be good/bad depending on music and innate...
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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    How does the Sextett compare to the K240DF?  I've head the K241 before and found it to be warmer with a bit more bass than the K240DF but the DF had better clarity detail and speed.  Overall I preferred the neutrality that the DF offers.
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    AKG K340 Electrostatic Phones

    I too had a Crack with speedball plus a K340.  I sold the K340 awhile back because I preferred the sound of the K400 more but there were certainly some things the K340 did exceptionally well.  It's still a great headphone and able to compete with current headphones on the market.  I felt its...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I lost my ER4S recently on a trip and will be looking to replace them with a new Ety.   Looking at the new ER4SR it seem they are a dark grey finish?  Are there any plans to offer other colors such as black or silver?   If not, I would probably get the ER4PT since I prefer the subdue look of...
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    AKG K240DF quick first impressions... Now with pics!

    I'm also looking for a portable amp able to drive the K240DF to decent levels.  I'm sure the Chord Mojo sounds great but I'm not a fan of it's looks and it's more costly than I'd like.   The main portable I'm considering is the Meridian Explorer2 which isn't too expensive, has a nice clean...
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    AKG K240DF quick first impressions... Now with pics!

    They can be picky can to drive properly.  I recently bought a Rouge Audio Sphinx for my Speakers but it also has a headphone output.  Unfortunately it does not seem powerful enough for the K240DF or my K400 and requires the volume to be set almost to the point of clipping.  Both are still...
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    Elekit TU-8200 DX Headphone/Speaker Amp Review

      Meant to say 600 ohm headphones.     I'd like to know if the amp works well with higher impedance headphones.  I now see some posts mentioning good results with 300 ohm sennheisers so I would guess they can drive 600 ohm cans to high levels as well.
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    Elekit TU-8200 DX Headphone/Speaker Amp Review

    I love the bass from the 2a3 and would hope the tubes in the TU8200 can dig as deep. Id love a 300B amp but the price jump is more than I'd like to spend. I'm not much of a headphone listener these days so I'm mostly considering an amp for my Blumenstein Triton speakers which are rated at 92db.
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    My SEX 2.1 with output switches is still going strong,  It's an incredible value, being able to drive both speakers and headphones with amazing results.  I enjoy swapping in and out of my system with a Stereomour and my Blumenstein Speakers.  I look forward to leaning about what might replace...
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    Meridian Director DAC: Anyone here own one?

    I have a Ravpower battery pack that I can try as an alternate power source for my Director. I don't imagine it will have a big difference if any since most devices already have capacitors which do much the same as a battery. Overalll I should be content with the performance of the Director in...
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    The Stax Thread III

    How does the SR507 fair against the newer breed of lambada?