1. amphead

    Let's build Krmathis a Beta22!

    Let's Build krmathis a Beta22! So, what is this thread about. Let's show how powerful the DIY community is here on Head-fi. This would be a first, on Head-fi but need not be the last time. Why, Krmathis? Why not. If he is interested, then we would contribute either fabrication time, parts...
  2. Nebby

    Roll Call: Who's building, built, or thinking of building a beta22?

    I've seen more than a few posts about the beta22 pop up recently, so I figure I'm not the only one getting ready to build one Post here if you're thinking of building one, currently building one, or already built one! If you already built one, pics and specs would be handy! I'm planning on...
  3. Rise To The Top

    The Beta 22 Thread

    I though such a great amp deserves its own thread, so I made one. This thread is intened for general discussion of the Beta 22 amp, variations of the Beta 22, pics of your Beta 22, etc. I'll start with what I have to say about the B22. Even though I dont have one yet, I cant wait till I...
  4. Alex_O Rules

    Looking to pay to have my beta22 enclosed...

    I have a beta22 I built that is currently enclosed poorly in a horizontal desktop computer case.  I am looking for a US-based person to properly enclose it for me as I have recently taken on a new position that is highly demanding of my time.  We can negotiate price and details over the phone or PM.
  5. ezzieyguywuf

    beta22 question

    Is it possible to build one that could be used as both a headphone amp and, in the future, as a speaker amp? On the website it says it can be built for either of these tasks, but I'd prefer an all-in-one solution. Maybe a gain switch or something? Or is it just not that simple?
  6. baka1969

    The Woo WA6SE and beta22/sigma22 amps face off. (Review Posted)

    I've had the Woo WA6SE for about 10 weeks now. I've had the b22/s22 amp for about 6 months, however, I sent it out to have it redone, upgraded and had some issues dealt with. Now it's "back and better than ever". I've had the beta in it's current configuration for about a month now. I've...
  7. jazzDESIGNED

    almost finished building my 2-channel AMB Beta22 - would like to get an idea of what to buy

    I envisioned buying a pair of AUDE'ZEs LCD-2 for my AMB Beta22 but am now wondering if it is such a good idea should I perhaps buy something else?    
  8. mmlogic

    Balanced Beta-22 made in China

    A serious looking amp, wonder how it sounds?   It's still in prototype stage, but should be shipping soon, the price will drop between 5000~6000RMB.   I've been looking for an affordable balanced beta-22, may be this is the answer.    
  9. PTom

    Head Fi's Favourite Amp for the Audeze LCD 2: $1000-$2000 [POLL]

    Votes for Other Amps    - KSA5 clone: 1   -----------------------------   I thought it would be fun/informative to see which amps are the most loved among the Head Fi community for driving the Audeze LCD 2. The winning amp should sound great with the LCD 2 and also have a large following...
  10. setamp

    Upgrade EE Minimax Dac for use with Beta22 / LCD2.1

    I am wondering if there is a clear upgrade from the EE Minimax dac.  I am listening to LCD2-s through a beta 22.  With tube rolling, cables, etc.  I have tamed the upper mids of the minimax to acceptable levels.  I am very sensitive to the frequency range.  I am wondering if it makes sense to...
  11. samsquanch

    Look out, I'm using test equipment! (O2 and Beta22 testing inside)

    Ok, before I start, and because two other threads that discuss the O2 have been locked, I'd like to say let's keep this fun, it's audio, let's enjoy it!  Let's keep arguing about whether or not to do something has merit or not, and if someone is as dumb as tree moss for doing such a thing, to a...
  12. DSlayerZX

    Beta22 build log, initial questions

    I am considering to start working on building a Beta22 for my self.   One of the question I have encounter, and I can't see to find the solution, is how exactly does some of the DIYer mounted their XLR jack.   For example, in the recent for sales thread...
  13. Solude

    Questions about an exisiting Beta22 build...

    What is the middle transformer doing?   And how do I change it to 120V through this?   Thanks in advance.
  14. normalife

    Anyone in Vancouver BC interested in building a Beta22 Amp?

    Please PM me if you are interested 
  15. Asr

    The heavens opened and I heard the stars sing (β22 tales)

    Well, almost. My naamanf-built 4-channel balanced Beta 22 has arrived, and I've listened to it! I connected everything, let it warm up, and oh the sound, it's glorious! My K701 has never sounded this good! The sound, it literally almost brought a tear to my eye! It's pure shock and awe, big...
  16. MusicHaven

    Can Rx Mk3-B, Cypher Labs db Combo drive Beyer t1?

    Hi, I am new to head-fi, and am hoping to get some advice. So, i am testing my new portable set up: Rx Mk 3-B with new Solo dB., and iTouch. When using my Shure 535, it really sounded powerful. However, with the Beyer T1, i felt that the solo/mk3 combo was not driving the t1 that much (even at...
  17. exhornet

    Budget full-size amp for Q701

    Hi. I am in phase of research for my next system. The headphone will be Q701. But i am frustrated about powering section. I listen music %80 from my mobile phone and %20 from my computer. They are in different rooms. I listen while working on desk with mobile phone. So i couldn't decide to buy...
  18. iim7V7IM7

    HD800 + $1,000-$2,500 Amp = Sonic Bliss?

    Hi,   I had an earlier post last week where I was asking about tube amps for an HD800.  But I have been thinking a bit more broadly about it and considering also solid state or hybrid amplifiers as well. The thought for a tube amp was because so many experienced HD800 users preferred them, and...
  19. dolor

    DAC/AMP suggestion for the Beyerdynamic T1?

    I've been using my T1 together with my nuforce icon hdp for a while now, but I think its time for an update.   I've been thinking about purchasing the Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp which I've read does pretty well on its own included DAC and I might buy an external DAC for it later...
  20. cufei

    Good Amp for Denon D7000

    I'm looking for a good amp for D7000...budget is below 1500$. Thanks for help!
  21. sygyzy

    Best Solid State (SS) desktop amp under $350

    Hi,   What are the current players in the solid state desktop amp market? It seemed like before there were more SS choices. Besides the Schiit Asgard ($250), what other choices are there?   How does the Asgard rank compared the M^3, PPA, PPA2, Beta 22, etc?   Thanks.
  22. Solude

    Audeze LCD-2 Rev2, Audeze LCD-3 RMA and Sennheiser HD800 compared...

    Similar to the amp thread, I'll be running each through its paces with the goal of being left with one at the end.   My original LCD-2 v LCD-3 notes can be found in that thread but were from when this pair had mismatched drivers so... let's start fresh.  My LCD-3 RMA are back from repair...
  23. spiderking31

    do u need to play headphones to break in tubes?

    Wanted to know if I can break in my driver tubes, just by leaving the amp on...or do I need music to play through my headphones to break in the tubes....please let me know..... Spiderking31:)
  24. rattesp

    SPL Auditor vs B22 for T1

    I really enjoy my 3-channel B22 with the T1. The problem is my girlfriend doesn't appreciate the presence of the 2 chassis B22 in our bedroom ! I've read that the Auditor is a great match for the T1 so I was thinking it could replace my B22. Has anyone compared both amps with the T1.   Thank...
  25. milosz

    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    I will list here all the amps I tried with my HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones.  (I will update this over the next few days  until I have tried all the amps I can get my hands on )   These headphones want some power and so not every amp will drive them.     Dedicated Headphone Amps...