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  1. TSAVWayne


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    Douk Audio P1 tube amp tube replacement/upgrade

    Any good tubes to replace the stock ones on this amp? I have the GE JAN 5654W's in the amp. Anything better?
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    Tube Preamp vs Amp

    Currently I'm using a tube preamp into an 887 so I can control it with the input button instead of plugging and unplugging my headphones. All things being equal, would there be any benefit to running a separate amp over a preamp? I guess I'd be comparing something like getting a Bottlehead...
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    Dynamic headphone to compliment the LCD-X

    Hello. I am looking for a dynamic headphone to compliment the LCD-X, and I will probably be pairing it with tubes. So far I am looking at the ZMF Aeolus and Auteur. To anyone who has experience with these two, I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
  5. shinewu

    What are expensive tube amps good for nowadays?

    Among the TOTL headphones, many are planars and elecstats, which are known to work better with solid state in general. I could not figure out what exactly those expensive $1000+ tube amps are designed for. Maybe Senn HD800s is the only flagship that is known to pair well with them and it is also...
  6. dstarr3

    Liquid Platinum tube amp & AKG K702: Tubes for soundstage?

    I am in pursuit of the ultimate wide soundstage setup. To that end, I picked up a used K702, and it's already incredible. But yesterday I also snagged a good deal on a Liquid Platinum tube amp. It's my first tube amp, so I'm very much a tube newbie, but it's my understanding that there are tubes...
  7. Little Bear B4-X

    Little Bear B4-X

    The difference between B4 and B4-X: B4-X is a dual-mono balanced version. Its left and right channel are amplified by independent components, and power supply, tubes, and op amp are all independent and symmetric. So the degree of sound separation is higher than B4. B4-X adopts 2 groups of...
  8. Cayin HA-1AMK2

    Cayin HA-1AMK2

    2 headphone outputs with slightly different sound characteristics 5 output impedance settings works well with some lo-Z and planar headphones preamp output 2 inputs Lots of power...up to 2.2wpc at 600 ohms!
  9. Maximus Pain

    Tube Amp and High Impedance Headphones

    I'd like to start by saying that I'm 98% sure I've found my "end game" planar magnetics, LCD-2 Classics. Thanks to the thoughtful people and kind advice here on Head-Fi. I mostly listen to EDM, Jazz, and Classical. My thoughts on headphones I've tried: Sundara: Didn't like the build. Pads hurt...
  10. ChrisOc

    Talking Synergy

    You have bought your new earphones, how does it fare with your sources and DAC/Amps. Tell others about what works for you and what does not work for you. Get the right synergy and the discarded and forgotten earphones and headphones will become your favourite. The best IEMs may be in the...
  11. Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH)

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH)

    Originally sold only from Drop's website. Official description: Built from the ground up by Alex Cavalli, a legend in the world of headphone amps, this hybrid amp combines a solid state section, a tube amp section, and an entirely new circuit design. It delivers the current required by planar...
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    Best Tube Amps Under $1000?

    Hey all, I’ve never owned a tube amp before. I currently am running a Topping a90/d90 stack. My two sets of cans at the moment are the Audeze LCD-4 and Hifiman HEKSE. I want to start experimenting with a tubes but don’t really know where to start. I’m really looking for good suggestions between...
  13. OctavianH

    Tube rolling thread | UltraSonic Studios

    Tube rolling thread | UItraSonic Studios (for amplifiers with tube rolling add-on and different custom features) (Infinity with tube rolling add-on | UltraSonic Studios, picture taken from here, all credits to @SonicTrance, specs at point 1) below) Version: 05.04.2021 - 1.6 - updated Eternity...
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    Tube Amp Ideas Roughly Around $2000

    Hello Head-Fi community! I have an RME ADI-2 FS PRO BE and am looking for a nice desktop tube amp around $2000 to power my headphones I have for Cans: Abyss Diana Phi ZMF Verite C Audeze LCD-X I am wondering what would be a good tub amp pairing to go with my DAC I am looking for something...
  15. Sestoman

    Preamp noise/gear recommendations + my current vinyl setup

    Hi everyone, My current setup is: Headphones: HD6XX Amp: La Figaro 339 Turntable: UTurn Orbit premium w/acrylic platter and Ortofon OM-5E cartridge Preamp: Built into turntable I recently noticed some noise in the system and I think I’ve isolated it to the built-in preamp. I first thought...
  16. 1101 Audio Blue Halo OTL Tube Headphone Amplifier

    1101 Audio Blue Halo OTL Tube Headphone Amplifier

    BLUE HALO is a dedicated amp for high impedance headphones such as the Sennheiser HD600/650/800, ZMF Verite/Verite C, Beyerdynamic, etc. (anything with 200+ ohm impedance). It's a design that eliminates the need for 6AS7/6080/5998 power tubes for output power. It has two 6J5 sockets and a 6SN7...
  17. galileaux

    Tube Amp and MDR-Z1R

    Hi all, New to the forum, but have been into audio for some time (though only made more significant investment into it recently). I’ve been wanting to experience a more “tubey” sound, and wanted to get some opinions on whether I even have the right headphones to go into that. I own a pair of...
  18. Tool Shed The Darling Tube HEAD AMP

    Tool Shed The Darling Tube HEAD AMP

    TOOLSHED AMPS The Darling HEAD AMP The NEW Dedicated Headphone Amplifier - The Darling Head Amp, based on the 1626 Transmitting Triode. Available now to drive “Low Impedance” phones (850mW @ 32 Ohm), or with “High Impedance” output transformers (700mW @ 300 Ohm). Several 2Tone base combinations...
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    DT 1990 - What amp/dac combo to get?

    Hi ya’ll I was wondering, would the DT 1990 work well with the monolith thx 788? If you guys have, how is your experience thus far? What other amp/dac combos or stacks would you suggest? Tube amps will they work well with them? Will mainly use these while listening to music, gaming and movies...
  20. Nova Fidelity HA500H Dac/Amp

    Nova Fidelity HA500H Dac/Amp

    The Nova Fidelity HA500 Headphone Dac/Amp retails at £2199 in the UK, as of September 2020. It has a solid state and a tube output stage in it's circuitry. It has a remote supplied and can be switched almost instantaneously between tube or solid state. Analogue in, Toslink, Coaxial, USB, HDMI...
  21. Dipesh

    Ampsandsound Nautalis/ Susvara

  22. Mitchell Lee

    Suggestions for WA33 alternatives / TOTL tube amps

    So I’ve been looking for a totl headphone tube amp. I wanna get a headphone tube amp for stronger bass and warmer sound signature. I know the wa33 is popular but it’s so well known that I would like to try some of the smaller brands out. However, I still want comparable performance. Here are...
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    [HELP] CTH Crackling/static when turning volume knob

    Hello everyone, Hopefully this is the right place to post this.. if not I apologize in advance - thank you for understanding. I'm a proud and happy owner of an MASSDROP X ALEX CAVALLI TUBE HYBRID AMP and I'm loving it so far - have had it for about two months. The only "problem" I've...
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    Tube Preamp For Portable Setup?

    I have planar headphones (Ananda and HE5SE), electostatic headphones and setup (Stax SRM 353x and LR300 LE with plans to upgrade to 007 Mk 2 soon) and a bunch of IeMs (Dulce Bass, IO, Lyra 2, Andromeda, Atlas, Solaris, Rai Penta and Ara). For my source, I am using Kann with DX 220 expected soon...
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    About the Sennheiser HD 6XX and HD 58X..

    Hello all! I've just purchased the ALEX CAVALLI TUBE HYBRID AMP and GRACE DESIGN STANDARD DAC. I have always been into audio, but never really pulled the trigger. I was looking to pair the two with the SENNHEISER HD 58X JUBILEE HEADPHONES, so I purchased them too. Sometimes I feel extremely...