1. Big B

    Senn 800

    I'm interested to see what everyone is recommending for an amp Senn 800. SS only please. Currently have Eximus DP1
  2. bebopinsf

    Which dac for Luxman P-1u amp?

    For Sennheiser HD800's, I'm thinking of buying a Luxman P-1u amp.  But I'm unsure if the Wolfson dac in my Rotel RA-12 integrated amp will be a weak link.  (Wolfson WM8740 24 bit/192kHz dac).     I've heard the Luxman DA-200 combo amp/dac with Burr-Brown PCM 1792A dac and loved it with the...
  3. K

    Looking for preamp with two balanced (XLR) outputs

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  4. dubselect

    Luxman P-1u vs Woo Audio WA22

    Hello.   I am just wondering what amp will you choose and why? Currently I have Luxman P-200 and I am very happy with it's sound but want something more...   P.S. I am planning to use RCA inputs of WA22 and I will order all upgrade tubes with it (I suppose it does not have any part...
  5. dubselect

    Is it possible to upgrade Luxman P-1u?

    Hello!   Just want to know if it is possible to upgrade Luxman P-1u?   At first I am thinking about installing DACT CT2 stereo attenuator. And what about input selector - DACT CT3-6-2/wire will fit and be a good option I suppose. Does P-1u let me to do this upgrades? Maybe there are...
  6. greggf

    Luxman P-1u impressions/review

    fyi, I just posted my impressions of the Luxman P-1u solid state headphone amplifier on this thread:   Hope it's okay to mention it over here, and hope High End is where it belongs..............
  7. arnaud

    Just announced: Luxman P-700u balanced headphone amp

    Just announced today, Luxman's p-1u successor, the p-700u. Both balanced and unbalanced output:
  8. 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...
  9. sheridant

    what interconnects should i try for a perfectwave dac into a luxman p-1u headphone amp - feeding a hd800 with cardas cabling

    currently using an old pair of chord solid MkII's , probably not the best option   What would you recommend - Chord anthem II's seems a good option? - but I'd love more ideas   older options that are available second hand also very appealing!   Cheers   sheridan
  10. Benimaru

    HD800 What amp..?!!!

    Ok Im currently driving the HD800 Headdies through the Headroom Desktop Amp I was wondering if that amp is not enough to get decent sound from the HD800 I mainly listen to trance music.. sound tracks.. I appreciate good bass and smooth highs I listen to rock much as well (Pink - Nickelback...
  11. Caesar2010

    Is LUXMAN - P-1u still in the top tier?

    Just 12-18 months ago, this high end amp was on top and had a lot of buzz.  A little time passes, and no one mentions any more. Instead, people are talking about the new, hot amps.   Is this amp still in the top tier?  Has it been surpassed?  If so, how?
  12. project86

    Matrix M-Stage amp review: simple, cheap, and excellent.

    INTRO First off I have to admit: I’m becoming a huge fan of headphone amps. In spite of having several high end options to choose from, I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity of listening directly from the headphone jack of a great sounding player. I realize that amplification is almost a...
  13. AudioDoctor

    Sennheiser HD800 and Cardas cable, a good match?

    Just wondering. Considering ordering a pair from Music Direct along with some other things and thought I would get some input first. Second, how do they attach to the headphones? Do they plug right in? And third, how are the HD800's mating with the Zana Deux?
  14. scottlf

    Making the plunge into headphone bliss

    I've been lurking around here for a while -- and my thanks to all of you for giving me a good sense of direction.   I decided to go from a good-but-not-exalted headphone rig to something a lot better. After years of using (and enjoying) Sennheiser HD 600s, I moved up to HD 800s; I've had...
  15. DavidMahler

    A great Solid State amp?

    I'm brainstorming for far in the future. What is a great solid state dynamic amp to add to my collection. I've narrowed it to 5: Beta 22 Luxman P1U RSA Apache Meier Concerto Headroom Balanced Desktop Headamp GS-X Any suggestions ? Thanks:) And since I write this OP on Xmas eve I feel it...
  16. buffguy

    Which amp to get Luxman p1u or Headamp GS-X? Is the Luxman p1u a balanced amp?

    I was reading the specs for the luxman p1u and it doesn't have output for balance headphones.  Does that mean that the luxman p1u is not a balance amp?  Not sure why the luxman cost so much, is it that really good even without output for balance headphones? Which amps is better between the...
  17. Solude

    Suggestions for top of the food chain SS, $2500 limit...

    For the life of me I am drawing blanks as to what is in production.  Pretty much only coming up with...   HeadAmp GS-X Rockhopper B22   Anyone less fuzzy this morning care to fill in the list?  No tubes, and can is LCD-2, though T1 may be incoming later.
  18. Arlekiin

    Comparable alternatives for B22

    Hello,   So Im thinking about getting myself a solid state amp that would serve me for a long time and B22 seems to be a good candidate but unless I pay to a builder or do it myself I cant have it.  What kind of commercial alternatives are available?   Thanks for info,
  19. fonebone10

    Luxman P-1u vs Beta22

    What amp is better for the following headphones: Sennheiser HD 800 Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Darth Beyer v4 with the works AKG K702 rewired with Black Dragon Grado RS1 Incoming Audeze LCD-2   I listen mainly to rock and classical, with a bit of techno, dubstep, and dance.   If...
  20. cifani090

    What is you dream headphone system

    Whats you dream headphone system. My dream is as follow's,   Headphone Amp- Luxman P-1u   DAC- Bel Canto 3.5   Headphones- Audio Technica L3000
  21. boozcool


  22. rgs9200m

    Rudistor rp010 sound quality vs. newer amps (Beta22 or Luxman P1U).

    In terms of sound quality only, how does the Rudistor RP010B compare to a (reasonably maxxed out) Beta22 or the new Luxman P1U?   I ask this because in the discussions of Beta22s or Luxmans comparing them to other amps, the RP010B has not entered the discussion much (as far as I have seen...
  23. Currawong

    Blog: Today's visit to Best Denki for another round with Audio Technicas and, finally, the DX-1000s and P-5s.

    Some time ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find the big Best Denki ("Best Electric") in the city had a dedicated high-end headphone listening table, including a Luxman P-1u, AT amps and Yamaha and other SACD players. The current round of headphones present on the table were: Denon D2000 and...
  24. jude

    JH Audio JH16 Pro First Impressions

    JH Audio JH16 Pro First Impressions This is a photo of the actual JH16 Pro I'm using. (Photo courtesy of JH Audio) I received a production sample of the JH Audio JH16 Pro last week. And, yeah, I was excited. When something's this new (especially at the level of performance of this...
  25. Asr

    Mini-reviews: Luxman P-1u and P-200

    Mini-Review: Luxman P-1u Intro First, thanks to Todd @ TTVJ for allowing me (and the other people in this loaner program) to audition the Luxman P-1u at home for serious evaluative listening. I wanted to participate in this loaner program because I've had a long-running interest in desktop...