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  1. Puddleglum

    What are vintage amps comparable to?

    Thanks for the replies, I think what I'll do is get a line conditioner just for the hell of it and be happy with what I got.
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    What are vintage amps comparable to?

    I've got this marantz 2215b, which sounds pretty damn good with my dt770/80s hooked up to my crappy sound card on my computer. I just bought a pair of K701's and am going to buy a firestone fubar USB DAC to round out my setup. Because I've never heard a better headphone amp, I'm wondering...
  3. Puddleglum

    Speakers For University - Any Suggestions?

    Depending on your price range I would go for Axiom Audio M3ti $280 Infinity Primus 150 $170 new $100 used I have the infinities, and I'm bringing those to the dorms next week. I've heard the axioms though and those are definitely a great deal.
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    Phono stage

    As for a cartridge, which is the more important decision, I was thinking of something in the $500 dollar range, like the Grado Sonata. If you have any better Ideas I'm all ears, because I know very little.
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    Phono stage

    I'm looking at getting a pretty nice turntable in the next couple of months. I was thinking at the lowest a SOTA Moonbeam but I'm really aiming at a VPI Hw-19 Jr. with rega RB300 over at todds website. Thing is, I have this Fisher 400 that's supposed to have a pretty good phono stage, but I...
  6. Puddleglum

    Minidisc players

    Ok, do all new minidisc players have Netmd? I was looking at picking up the Sharp DS70 for my trip to vegas. I know this player gets good reviews, but just making sure it uses Netmd.
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    Tube Question

    While I think MKmelt's idea is a good one (and one I should do anyways). I believe that the particular tube is bad. While the other tubes don't make any sound when I lightly shake them, the bad tube does. In addition the Scratching noise gets worse the longer it's on.
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    Tube Question

    These were matched tubes, and no there is no all over glow. That would have worried me a lot more. It's just that one burns slightly brighter than the others, it's barely noticable. I think it's a bad tube so I'll have to get a new pair.
  9. Puddleglum

    Grado SR60 or Grado SR80 ??????????

    out of a soundcard or ipod unamped, I would definitely say the SR60's. The SR80's can sound a little muddy without a good amp.
  10. Puddleglum

    jolida jd 100 player + ?amp+ Senn 650

    I've read that the output from the Jolida is of decent quality, so I'd imagine that you could use it until you got the money for an amp.
  11. Puddleglum

    Great OLD design small tube amp: EarMax Pro

    What does he consider high end then? Is he thinking headphone amp or something else?
  12. Puddleglum

    Which of these two amps would you get?

    Seeing as no-one seems to know much about this amp, I think I'll pass and hold out for an MPX3 instead.
  13. Puddleglum

    Which of these two amps would you get?

    That has always been an option. If I did go the singlepower route, I think I would spend a little more money, probably $1000 and get either a fairly base MPX3, or a highly upgraded PPX3-6sn7. The reason I post now, is because I am unsure of whether to take this deal on the Skorpion mostly.
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    Which of these two amps would you get?

    No replies? I guess I'll give more specifics then. I plan on using this amp with two different cans, my DT770-80's, and soon a pair of HD650's. The other parts of my setup will be something like this: Voodoochile "tushi" 3960, through headphile silvers. I also plan on getting a tubedac+ in a...
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    Which of these two amps would you get?

    Ok, I kinda figured out what I want out of an amp, and I'm trying to decide between these two. I found a good deal on a new Skorpion HV-1 for $400 (retails for $650), which I'm sure nobody is familiar with, or I could get a MG head OTL32. The Skorpion is a risky proposition since I could only...
  16. Puddleglum

    Which headphone amp is better?

    I don't think it's that headroom gear is bad stuff. It's just that it's mighty expensive compared to some other avenue's people could take for an amplifier.
  17. Puddleglum

    Why do NOS tubes sound better/why can't they be cloned?

    Don't a lot of 300B and 2a3's sound just as good if not better than NOS equivlents?
  18. Puddleglum

    Meier Audio Corda Eartube eye candy,Yummy.

    So is it designed with only high imp. phones in mind, or can I use my low imp cans too? EDIT: Nevermind, I just re-read Jan's post. So much new information.... Got to go lay down and wait for this nosebleed to subside.
  19. Puddleglum

    Neuros II

    I was checking tomshardware, and found this mp3 player reviewed for the second time (new version). After looking on their website I found good and bad, First it has a huge storage capacity (80GB), it has that whole FM thing, and of most interest to me, is that it has a line out, without...
  20. Puddleglum

    SR60 or SR80?

    I'm getting the DT770/80's in a couple of days, and I already have the SR80's. I'll compare and contrast when they arrive.
  21. Puddleglum

    SR60 or SR80?

    I agree if that's true, I love my SR80's and I think everything is perfect except the harshness. I've also heard that the SR80's sound much better with an amp, which I have not tried.
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    Does the MG Head OTL32 do low imp. cans?

    I know it does, but does it do them well. I just bought some beyer DT770-80's and am considering my next purchase, an amp (hopefully tubes). I have read that the MG head has a light grain when playing low impedence headphones. Would replacing the EL84's with a less sensitive type help, or is...
  23. Puddleglum

    Is there any point to minidisc?

    I just don't get it, minidisc players seem to fail in most areas of performance when compared to a similarly and often cheaper mp3 player. Not enough storage, bad headphone amp, no line out, and most importantly they cost too much. Even a dink of a consumer could figure out that they aren't that...
  24. Puddleglum

    Zen Extra owners give me a quick rundown of + and -.

    Yeah I am very happy to hear that Rio is doing away with the required software for the Chroma. Even though the software was functional enough, I dislike the idea.
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    Zen Extra owners give me a quick rundown of + and -.

    When I bought my rio, I looked seriously at the Zen, and the positives were that it was cheap for more space, and the negatives were that it didn't have any kind of compressed lossless format like Flac.