1. hbmorrison

    Getting OTL tube amps in the UK

    I am interested in getting my hands on an OTL tube amp and I have been looking at the Darkvoice 336SE and various Little Dots and xDuoos, but I am unsure how to go about buying one of them. I am a bit wary about handing money over to third parties on eBay when there seems to be a lot of...
  2. TeaLyPeeLy

    Darkvoice 336SE for HD600 or Atom Amp + HD58x?

    I use my HD600s for sound engineering, and I want something a bit more enjoyable to listen to. Theoretically, if at the moment I could either get a Darkvoice 336se (with stock tubes), or an atom amp and an HD58x (because it has a more lively sound and more bass). I'm worried the Darkvoice might...
  3. D

    Darkvoice 336SE alternatives and a "medical" question

    My DV 336SE is strange. After it gets hot (20-30 mins) it causes my lungs and throat to get sore. I know it sounds funny, but it isn't as it must be evaporating something that irritates my breathing (based on my research I guess it might be epoxy resin). I have a question - did anybody else...
  4. yrun26

    Darkvoice/T1v2 tube recommendations

    Looking for some suggestions. Currently running my Darkvoice 336se with a Sylvania Jan 6SN7WGTA up front and a black base GE 6AS7G in the rear and listen exclusively with my Beyerdynamic T1v2's. While I enjoy the sound, the bass tends to feel inside my head and can be fatiguing particularly with...
  5. G

    New to tubes is this one busted?

    I received my DarkVoice 336SE today, and it sounds like there is broken glass inside the bottom of the tube, is it busted? Might need to turn volume up to hear it.
  6. EmojilessPsykop

    Next step DAC AMP recommendation for HD6XX

    Hi, new beginner audio enthusiast here. I've been fairly happily using my new Sennheiser HD6XX and am looking for the best dac amp solution within 500EUR that is "reasonable" (if I can have 95% the quality for 250EUR, why pay 500 for the last few percent). Generally from what I read the...
  7. Amish

    Mass Drop: Dark Voice 336SE - sale ends in two days.

    I did a quick search and didn't see this posted anywhere. Thought I'd mention it.   Mass Drop has the DV336SE at the moment for $219.99 + $14.99 shipping. (Normal price is $299.99)   https://www.massdrop.com/buy/dark-voice-366se   I was tempted for a few minutes but this isn't really what...
  8. hauntingtheholy

    DarkVoice 336e vs. Little Bear P8 - Near identical Chinese amps?

    Minus the exrta small tube on the Little Bear, are these amps super-close in quality? I've heard reviews of DarkVoice, but not litlte Bear p8, so if anyone has heard that one, I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Here are some links to the two for sale, Mass Drop not active yet for DarkVoice, but...
  9. plainbagel

    DAC and amp recommendation desired

    I'm planning to get the HD - 600s, as I enjoy classical music most as they seem to be highly rated, in my budget, and I have liked some of their more affordable headphones in the past.  I have about $400 I could spend on an amp and possibly a better DAC if it is recommended.  I plan to use my...
  10. phandrew

    Best headphone amp/preamp under $250

    I'm looking for a solid state headphone amp/preamp under $250 as I'm moving away from tubes (336SE).   What options are out there under $250?   The priority will be the preamp performance over the headphone amp but would also like the headphone amp to perform good as well.
  11. prot

    E100, a pretty tube headphone amplifier from china (6080, ecc88, single ended)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281345614556 Looks very good and the internals seem clean and well organized too. Plus, the price is *very* good. Did anyone test this device?
  12. W

    Suggestion for tube or tube/hybrid headphone amp

    Hi ! my friend  is planning to buy tube or tube/hybrid headphone amps for his ATH WS-77. He usually listen soprano metal and classical music. He is kind of more favour to bass. Any suggestion ?   His budget is around USD 100-150.
  13. acidogio

    Need advice for upgrading amp, Sennheiser HD600

    As the title says, I am a proud owner of a nice pair of the classic sennheiser HD600. My actual set up consists of: hd600 > schiit magni amp > pre-amp > thorens turntable or hd600 > magni > modi > pc I feel as the magni is a tad on the bright side, and that I could really improve the sound...

    Audio Grade Fuses

    Last year shortly after I got my Darkvoice Figaro I replaced the stock fuse with one from ISOCLEAN POWER. I could tell a slight difference, a level of clarity. The Figaro went up in smoke a few months ago and so I have a few cool parts to salvage from it and one is the Isoclean. OK, a couple...
  15. charlie875578

    Cheapest Amp to Drive HD600

    I'm on a budget but want to get some Senn HD600's. I'm not so nieve to believe I don't need an amp with a little power, but I'm realistic to know I can't spend more than $200 on an amp. I currently have a Fiio E10, but would this be enough. I know Fiio is cheap so how about the new E12 or the...
  16. cws5

    Darkvoice 336 - one channel dead and buzzing and low plate voltage

    I received a DV336 from a fellow head-fier last week, FedEx dropped the box (which broke a 6AS7), and the right channel is now dead except for buzzing.   I took voltage readings. I'm hoping that one of you tube amp DIYers with more experience than me can give me a few ideas as to the source...
  17. 0waterbouys

    Final setup help. Specifically in choosing a DAC and possibly a sound card to pair with my DT880(250ohm) and Darkvoice 336SE

    So basically as the title says I'm looking for a good DAC around the $200-300 range to pair with my DT880's and a DV336SE. I have been thinking of getting this: http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=7 but without the USB card and buying a sound card...
  18. mrAdrian

    Darkvoice 336 Mod - need help

    Hi, after reading posts on this forum as well as rogrotto, I have decided to swap the output caps, and am wondering which should I order?   http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/120951594174?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_1052  ...
  19. Audioscope

    Darkvoice 336SE Tube Recommendations

    I recently got my hands on a Darkvoice 336SE and a M^3 amp.  Right out of the box, I noticed the Darkvoice hissing, is this normal?   I tend to enjoy the M^3 alot more right now.  Will tube rolling with the Darkvoice change my mind about this?  Sorry, I am very new to headphones amps...
  20. PTom

    Head Fi's Favourite Amp for the Audeze LCD 2: $200-$1000 [POLL]

    Votes for Other Amps    - ALO Audio Pan Am: 3  - Bottlehead S.E.X.: 1 - Darkvoice 336SE: 1 - Schiit Asgard 2: 1 - Woo Audio WA7: 1   -----------------------------   I thought it would be fun/informative to see which amps are the most loved among the Head Fi community for driving the...
  21. AndreiKuznetsov

    Been rockin' HD600's with E9's... should I add the E7?

    So I've been in a committed relationship with my Sennheiser HD600's and FiiO E9 amp for a year now... I love this combo, and the sounds I've heard go into my ears since last Christmas have been amazing. However, I've been thinking back about something: should I have gotten the E7 with them? How...
  22. BornReady

    HE400 vs HD650 for electronic music?

    Hello folks.   I've finally saved enough money to buy some new headphones. Unfortunately, I can't seem to decide between the HE400 and HD650. I primarily listen to electronic dance music, also stocking up on film score and particularly good video game soundtracks. I'd also like to game with...
  23. insphere

    SWIM installed a 6SN7 and a 6AS7 in the opposite way on a 336SE. Then turned the amp on and listened to music. Could this cause any damage?

    Remember, SWIM!    On another note, they're in the right place now and it sounds fine. However, could there be any problems from doing so? I would assume if they are different voltages, worse case scenario the tubes would die. But I'm not too sure? 
  24. insphere

    Your favourite photo of your favorite setup!

    I received my Darkvoice 336SE today. I love it very much with my DT880 Pros! Here is a capture I took before. I'd say this is my favorite setup. What's yours?  
  25. cakebreaker

    Schiit Bifrost vs Audio-gd NFB-2 (2014)

    Hi, I'm in research for a new DAC. I'm thinking about getting Schiit Bifrost (Uber+USB) or Audio-gd NFB-2 (2014). Would be nice if someone who has some experience with either or even both could share their impressions. I have Schiit Vali and Darkvoice 336SE as my amps. My headphones are Senn...