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  1. WTB: Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amp

    Looking to purchase a Benchmark HPA4 in good to excellent condition. If you have one that you are willing to let go let me know what your asking price is. Thanks
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    Feedback by 'SptsNaz' on listing 'Singxer SA-1'

    Bought a Singxer SA-1 from Enthusia. Amp was shipped promptly and packed exceptionally well. Will not hesitate to deal with again.
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    Comment by 'SptsNaz' on listing 'Auralic Taurus MKII Amp'

    Bump. Still hoping to find one of these
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    Experiences with Bryston BHA-1 headamp?

    That's great news... it would have been sad letting this amp go. Will give it a shot... thanks for your input!
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    Experiences with Bryston BHA-1 headamp?

    Has anyone used the BHA-1 as a preamp with any kind of success? I'm moving from the condo to a house next week and am already assembling a speaker system. Since I intend to keep listening to headphones in the wee hours, I'm thinking of doubling the duties of the Bryston until I can afford a...
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    Has anyone had any luck performing the gain reduction mod on their own? If so, how complicated is it? My primary set of cans are Grado RS1's and I can barely get to 9 o'clock without endangering my hearing.
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    ...aaaand I just realized we're talking about different amps lol. Thought you were referring to the EAR HP4, my bad :darthsmile:
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    You don't know how much pleasure it brings me hearing that... I'd still like to own one at some point in my life... that thing is a work of art and actually an investment at this point
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    That's some serious company there... I've been dying to hear my Grado's out of a HPA4 but just can't come to terms with spending that much money on one piece of equipment at this point in my life. Almost got my hands on one months ago but backed out after ruminating on all of the other ways...
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    One of these days I will add the 800S to my collection to see what all the hoopla is about... by all accounts this seems to be an end game set up for a good amount of genres of music. I am slightly worried that it's going to be too detailed. I already find that I'm listening to my equipment...
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    Figure I'd bump this old thread now that I've had some time with this pretty looking amp I've concluded that it's spectacular, but with the caveat that it is incredibly revealing of downstream components. It won't mask any flaws in your equipment, and if anything only exasperates the negative...
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    Anyone still use their Sansa Clip plus regularly after all these years?

    To date i'm still shocked how good this little player sounds... warm, detailed (without being excessively so) and rolled off in all of the right ways (zero fatigue). Not only does this player sound better than any other portable I've ever heard but it's also been more pleasant to listen to then...
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    LG V20 Sound Quality

    I've had some time to get used to the sound now and overall this is a stunning musical device. Especially considering it's not really a musical device.... The sound is absolutely grainless, punchy, detailed and smooth as silk. Still think there's a hint of sterility/coldness, but it's not as...
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    LG V20 Sound Quality

    I've had a few hours to play around with mine now and I share the sentiment that while the sound is very good overall (def. audiophile grade) some songs can sound overly sterile and cold (vocals especially). I've tested all of the modes, although not extensively. Seems like that's just the...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Now that I've lived with the Mojo about a month I think I'll offer my two cents. Overall it's impressive in just about every way that matters and is a stunningly good value. I would not hesitate to pay $600 just for the DAC portion alone. The fact that it has a pretty damn good headphone amp...
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    Comparison: Modern DAC (NAD M51) vs. Vintage DAC (MSB Gold Link III)

    SYSTEM:   TRANSPORT: EMU 1212m Soundcard (via SPDIF). NAD was also tested via HDMI out from PC SOURCE: NAD M51 & MSB Gold Link III Dac HEADHPONE AMP: Headroom Maxed Out Home (early 2000’s model) HEADPHONES: Grado HP1000 INTERCONNECTS: Audio Art POWER CABLE: 3rd party DIY cable made from...
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    Unique, vintage pair of Grado SR-80's (pics)

    I am not the original owner... bought them on ebay a few months ago. I don't know the exact age, but guessing mid to late 90' when the SR60's and SR80's were first introduced. 
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    Unique, vintage pair of Grado SR-80's (pics)

    I've had these for a while now, but thought I'd post some pics of what might be one of the rarest Grado headphones I've seen (at least from my experience). It's a vintage Grado SR-80 with the HP-1 headband, aluminum mesh driver cover (usually only seen on the SR100's, SR200's and later the...
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    6SN7 and 6BL7 tubes - interchangeable?

    This might be a stupid question, but anyone know if these two tubes are interchangeable? More specifically, I am still using an old Singlepower MPX3 amplifier with 6SN7 tubes across the board. I noticed that this combo works fine with high impedence cans but leaves something to be desired with...
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    Why Kanye West = God?

    That's a nice, diverse list there Cognautic. Although I haven't heard some of those artists, I think even someone who normally despises hip hop will find something they like in there. I would also add Blackalicious. I find their lyrics to be very meaningful and the beats unique   Quote...
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    Using a receiver as DAC

    Quote: Yeah, I enabled it and tried sending the signal to the VCR2, etc... outputs on the back but nothing   Actually, this is what the manual says: "Digital signals are not output from the REC source or audio output jacks". Same thing with the multi source. Which doesn't make much...
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    Using a receiver as DAC

    Hmm, I really have no idea. I think I've tried everything imaginable thus far and I get no sound from any of the outputs, just the speakers.   I'm guessing it's something you have to adjust with the remote, which sucks. The remote is virtually impossible to find anywhere and costs nearly as...
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    Using a receiver as DAC

    Quote:   I assume it is activated since my speakers work fine. I know that you can deactivate them with a remote, but they appear to be on thankfully   Quote: I tried those outputs also and I get nothing. I believe there is a monitor/record functions, but I think it says in the...
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    Using a receiver as DAC

    Hmm... I tried every single output including the preamp out and get nothing. Model is AVR-3801
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    Teach me to appreciate your music.

    For hip-hop/rap:   Black Star - Black Star   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5kBz7D3rHo   Mos Def - Black on Both Sides   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-y-lS0YqF0   Nas - Illmatic (already mentioned)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjj4hk0pV4   A Tribe Called...
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