1. kokushu

    2014 tube amp rankings

    I remember back in the day skylab did a really good ranking of all tube/hybrid amp.  Unfortunately that threads have been closed.  So I want to do another list for people who doing research could look into it.  I am currently myself looking for a tube amp.  It would be nice if it was integrated...
  2. Sahara

    Comparison HD800 / SR-009

    Hello everyone: I currently have a Sennheiser HD800 associated with a Woo Audio 2 OTL.The set is simply fantastic. Now I have bought a Stax SR-009 and look for a good amplifier for them - I think  Woo Audio GES or Liquid Ligtning are my preferred candidates- In reference of Sennheiser...
  3. iim7V7IM7

    Tube amp for Sennheiser HD800s: deciding between some SE & balanced options

    Gear: DAC: Grace Design m903 Tube Amp: ? Headphones: Sennheiser HD800 Single Ended Candidates: DNA Sonett 2 Eddie Current Zana Deux SE Woo Audio WA2 Other? Balanced Candidates: DNA Stratus Eddie Current Super 7 Woo Audio WA22 Other? Amp Criteria: maximize bass performance, sonic...
  4. 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...
  5. JeffA

    Apex Peak/Volcano vs. Zana Deux

    Does anyone have experience comparing these two amps head to head? I'm considering pairing one of these amps with Sennheiser HD800 headphones.I would appreciate any feedback you can provide.
  6. zachchen1996

    The absolute BEST amp for the LCD-3 (only vote if you have heard the mjolnir and at least one other amp, preferably most on the list)

    Set on getting LCD3s, preferred its sound to the hifimans in general by a wide margin. Heard LCD3s with the mjolnir and gungnir and loved it. But I have only heard the LCD3s with the mjolnir amp, are there other amps that are better than the mjolnir FOR THE LCD3s in your opinion? Only vote if...
  7. jude

    Product Sneak Peaks, CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) - Head-Fi TV, Episode 013

    NOTE:  If you can't see the embedded video above, please CLICK HERE to see the video.     There are many new products being introduced and launched at CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) on October 14, 15 and 16, 2011. In this episode of Head-Fi TV, we take a sneak peak of some of...
  8. lmf22

    SPL Auditor or Musical Fidelity M1HPA for T1?

    I currently have the Luxman P-200 and looking for a replacement amp to drive my Beyerdynamic T1.  I don't think the P-200 has enough power.    I'm looking for a solid state amp and narrowed it down to two choices: SPL Auditor or Musical Fidelity M1HPA.  The Auditor is $100 more than the...
  9. SHAHZADA123

    RWA Isabellina HPA OR TTVJ Apex /Volcano

    I am just about to pull the trigger on one of these amps. Please help me decide.   FYI :   Headphones : Grado PS1000/GS1000i/RS1i/SR80, LCD-2, HD800 Amps/DACs : Woo WA22, Schiit Valhalla, Nuforce ICON HDP, Grado RA1, FiiO E7/E9, ALO Rx MK2 Schiit Lyr (awating) Sources/DACs : Olive...
  10. realmassy

    T1: anything better than WA2?

    As per title, I'm thinking of a new amp to replace my WA3. It will drive a T1 (soon), DT880@600ohm, HD650 and maybe HD800. Budget is about £1000, slightly more than 1500 USD. My source is a Havana with Bendix 6385. I listen mainly to classical, with a 15% of jazz. The amp must good enough...
  11. replytoken

    Apex Peak/Volcano Review

      A wise man once told me, “Ignorance is bliss”.  Pausing for a moment, he then corrected himself, “Actually, ignorance was bliss”.  Never were truer words spoken with my return to Head-Fi after having been “blissful” these past three years.  Having worked through a bit of gear, which I will...
  12. wakeride74

    Apex Peak/Volcano impressions

    Let me start by saying that this was my first hybrid amp that I've spent any time with but I was able to squeeze into the loaner program to grab some listening time with my gear (Thanks Todd!).   I used a variety of tracks ranging from 96/24 FLAC all the way down to Apple 256. I used both...
  13. TigzStudio

    Which amp are you the most curious about hearing paired with the LCD-2's (poll)

    Doing a simple poll to see which amp the general head-fi populous is curious about hearing paired with the LCD-2's.  If you have another not in the list, post it in a reply.  
  14. jimndre

    Apex Peak with Volcano power supply

    This is my first review on Head-Fi.  In this review, I will do my best to describe what we all know to be an extremely subjective experience. Before I review the Apex Peak, I think it's important to talk about my experience with Todd the Vinyl Junkie.  I first met Todd when he was working at...
  15. cired

    Violectric V200 Versus Apex Peak/Volcano

    Wondering if anyone has compared the two side by side. I've been using the V200 for almost a year now with the V800 for a dac and the LCD-3 headphones. I am curious if the Apex Peak/Volcano would be a significant upgrade. Thoughts? Thanks
  16. Todd

    Apex High-Fi Audio Peak and Volcano

    The Peak headphone amp/preamp was designed by Pete Millett and sold exclusively through TTVJ. The Peak is a hybrid amplifier using a 6SN7 input tube and a class A MOSFET output stage. The Peak comes with a standard multi voltage power supply or can be upgraded with the Volcano power supply. A...