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  1. baseonmars

    Portable Headphone Amp Kit with Korg NuTube

    Looks like you did a great job! you can tube the tonality quite a bit by adjusting the bias point of the NuTube - more or less harmonic distortion. So airy to neutral to a warm hug. The MUSE01 is def the better of the two for me. This amp can also be greatly improved with a potentiometer...
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    There's been no mention of internal changes, but the R is discontinued and the S is the new limited run. The big news is the newly designed Lundahl transformers which are available as an upgrade, and I would suggest they are all but mandatory.
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    [SOLD] Fostex TH610 (TH-610)

    bump and price drop
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    [SOLD] Starving Student II Hybrid Tube/MOSFET Headphone and Pre Amp (built!)

    I've decided to part ways with my almost new Starving Student II hybrid amp and tube rolling kit - it has about 20 hours of play time on it. It sounds excellent with a wide range of headphones both low and high impedance - it also does double duty as a preamp. This is a kit build from...
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    [Sold] Khadas Tone Board with Metal Case

    Selling my Khadas tone board with metal case, original braided USB-C cable and box. The Kadas tone board measures great and sounds just as good - boasting a low noise power supply and ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip. I haven't used this unit as much as I thought I would so would rather it went to a...
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    64 Audio A12t/U12t Impressions

    Due to the LID tech they’re basically impervious to the output impedance of an amp which removes the need to pair them for a specific sound signature. That said they’re also a super detailed listen and so very revealing of the source. With that in mind you’re free to seek out whatever your...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    Its a DIY kit. Really fun build - the instructions are excellent. It looks like there’s a new version out called the TU-8800, Victor at https://www.vkmusic.ca sells them - maybe he offers a build service or can put you in touch with someone.
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    If you’re willing to get your hands dirty or can find someone to build you one the Elekit TU-8600R is an absolutely dynamite pairing with the LCD-3F.
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    Portable Headphone Amp Kit with Korg NuTube

    I picked up this kit a couple of months ago - really simple fun build and it sounds excellent, especially for the money. I find it does a great job of cutting off the “digital edge” from the FiiO Q5s. Ny only real complaint is how hard it is to change the batteries. You have to unscrew the lid...
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    I ran mine with Golden Lions for the first couple of weeks and enjoyed the sound immensely. I went all in, Lundahl transformers, TAKMAN 2% resistors, Mundorf caps and TDK pot. I’ve build a few kit amps and while I’m confident at desoldering parts I find the results can be pretty messy. This...
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    Here’s a few build pictures - I put the TU-8600 VKR together about 3 weeks ago. https://imgur.com/gallery/gAGInDY I’ve just put some Telefunken input/driver tubes along with Erlog 300B in and couldn’t be happier. I thought I had heard some the best in amplification with the solid state BHA-1...
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    The SEX with C4S gave me the tube bug. Made the AFC come to life for me. Sounds amazing with HD800S, TH-610 and even X2. I don’t think it didn’t anything with LCD-3F, surprisingly that sounds better out of my solid state BHA-1. Sounded good stock but really needed the C4S to handle the full...
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    CanJam London 2019 Impressions thread

    My first CanJam and a top experience. I spent as much time chatting a I did listening. What an awesome friendly bunch of people. The Verite Closedwere the star for me, They sounded phenomenally holographic, excellent instrument separation, well defined driving bass and a crisp response across...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    A12t balanced - between 40 and 80 depending on the environment and recording. Usually around 65 when I’m out and about. Oh, and I have an SP1000M but they’re not too different.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    I’ve had them for coming up to a month and the cable is perfectly well attached. I use them with an SRM-323S (from eBay) and SRM-007tii and both work well, I prefer the SRM-007tii but whether it’s worth the money will vary from person to person. If you’re looking to save money a second hand...
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    64 Audio A12t/U12t Impressions

    I perhaps should have posted this here - anyhow, my A12t impressions and eye candy: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-official-64-audio-thread-apex-tia-technologies.826606/page-458#post-15043672
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I received my A12t just over a week ago. I picked up the U12t over the Christmas holidays after demoing it along side some other TOTL offerings from Campfire Audio and Noble and some extensive research. In the store the U12t stood out above the rest for its coherency across the frequency range...
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    CanJam SoCal 2019 Impressions thread

    The A12t has bass north of neutral but the rest of the frequency response is well represented, so I wouldn’t call it warm per say. Hope that makes sense.
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    Audeze Deckard - class A amp, USB DAC

    If you can get a reconditioned one, the amp is decent and versatile but the DAC is lacking. I used to own one and I enjoyed it very much. It comes down to how you’re planning on feeding it music.
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I’ll get a chance to demo the N8 soon but I’ve heard the universal isn’t so close to the custom. I have not heard the Trio. I’ve lived with the U12t for around 6 months and enjoy it so much I’m going to get the custom version. The bass is tuneable with the M20 and M15 modules and I find the...
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    New L500 & L700 models are coming out June 5th (https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2239205613075020&id=1689953918000195). Featuring aluminium yoke, new mate finish on the earcups and a detachable cable. Does anyone have any details on availability on these in the UK? I have a pair on...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Regarding the SRM-007tii, is it possible to bypass the pot in the same way as one can with the SRM-727tii?
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    Campfire - Solaris

    I've managed to get both from eBay. Although the sellers listed say they could take months to deliver they typically take a week...
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