1. matthewhypolite


    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC! INTRODUCTION I've been a headphone listener for the past 2 decades, starting with my very first pair of hifi headphones the Grado SR60. Since then I've crept up the line of absurdly priced gear all the way up to what I consider my end-game headphone stack...
  2. T

    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?
  3. squadgazzz

    Warm desktop alternative to iFi iDSD micro BL

    Hello there! I'm a happy owner of iFi iDSD Micro BL + iUSB 3.0 and I'd like to find a true desktop replacement for my current setup. Things I do like in iDSD BL + iUSB: +Warm, spacious, energetic and detailed sound; +3D/XBass options; +Size; +With iUSB 3.0 it sounds like a serious desktop amp...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. xDuoo MT-602 Tube Class-A Headphone Amplifier

    xDuoo MT-602 Tube Class-A Headphone Amplifier

    Product highlights 2 x tube + transistor power Class-A amplifier Allows for tube swapping Amp can be used as preamplifier Power supply: DC12/1A Output power: 1300mW (32Ω) Frequency response: 10Hz-60kHz (+/-0.5dB) Suitable headphone impedance: 16-600Ω Gain: +15dB Size: 4.7 x 3 x 1.5” (12 x 7.8 x...
  7. Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Want to play in the tube pool without going full boat crazy? Well, have we got an amp for you! Welcome to Vali 2+, the most affordable and versatile tube hybrid amp on the planet. Tube Your Entire Desktop Vali 2+ delivers plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphones—and also provides the low...
  8. Konka Novalis electrostatic amp

    Konka Novalis electrostatic amp

    Suitable for all Stax Pro series headphones (earspeakers). This is an OTL (Output Transformer less) tube amplifier, Class A. Balance adjustment to compensate earspeakers ageing caused imbalance. With two simultaneos outputs for Stax Pro Bias earspeakers. Amplifier has an extra RCA-output for...
  9. Sennheiser

    August in Sennheiser History...

    Hello Head-Fi! Our 75th Anniversary has offered us an opportunity to revisit key Sennheiser moments. This month in Sennheiser history is particularly special as it was 29 years ago that the original Orpheus was released. If you’ve heard either Sennheiser electrostatic headphone, feel...
  10. DeviousEnigma

    Audio Spectrum IN-9 Nixielyzer

    This looks really cool and it’s currently on Indiegogo with only four days left. I hope it gets funded so I thought I’d share it here.
  11. tubebuyer2020

    How do I buy cheap NOS tubes?

    Why do tube vendors get angry or ghost when asking them about brands they have in stock for cheap tube types? It's not like I am asking for detailed measurements or something like that.
  12. pbfreak422

    Best "Warm" Tubes for Lyr 2?

    I just picked up some Focal Utopias and plan on using my Schiit Lyr 2 amp for a while, so I'm looking to upgrade my stock tubes in there until I have enough to upgrade to my next amp. I know there are some Lyr 2 tube comparison threads out there, which I have read, but it seems like those focus...
  13. Tuba - Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

    Tuba - Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

    Tuba - Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier The TUBA is a world-class vacuum tube headphone amplifier designed to operate with either low impedance (Grado) or high impedance (Sennheiser) headphones. The power stage is a single-ended, zero-feedback, parafeed EL84 triode into an impedance matching...
  14. Feliks Euforia Tube Amplifier (6SN7 + 6N13S)

    Feliks Euforia Tube Amplifier (6SN7 + 6N13S)

    Technical specification - Model 2019 Input Impedance: 100 kOhm Frequency response: 8 Hz - 75 Khz +/- 3 dB (300 ohm) Power output: 250mW THD: 0.4 % (300 ohm, 20 mW) Supported headphones impedance: 32 - 600 ohm including planar magnetics Premium PsVane CV-181 Mk2 “Gold” /or "Silver" PsVane 6SN7...
  15. Peter Z

    Chi-Fi Tube Amp: RFTLYS EA1A

    Reeeal sexy, ain't it? I don't have access to it right now since it's in my host family's garage (social distancing!), so I'm going to post some stock pictures. Edit: the first picture was taken with my camera so the file was too big and wasn't showing. Changed it to a slightly compressed version.
  16. Phatlab Chimera

    Phatlab Chimera

    Frequency Response 10 Hz – 100 kHz Output power (30 ohm) 300 mW + 300 mW (3.5φ) 1000 mW + 1000 mW (4.4φ) Headphone impedance 30 ohm – 600 ohm Gain Setting Hi: 14dB (3.5φ), 20dB (4.4φ) Lo: 6dB (3.5φ), 12dB (4.4φ) Max. S/N Ratio >110 dB Power supply 5V/1A via micro USB port Operation...
  17. necrozen

    Tube Amp Recommendation for Focal Clear

    Hello. Please excuse my ignorance as I am new to the hobby. I recently bought a pair of Focal Clear Headphones and a Jotunheim amp/dac to push them. While I love the sound, I am interested what a tube amp or tube hybrid amp would sound like with them. However I keep reading that certain tube...
  18. FX-Audio TUBE-06

    FX-Audio TUBE-06

    TUBE-06 is a tube DAC/preamp combo that sells for $90. Features: - Digital Inputs: USB - Analog inputs: RCA, 3.5mm line in - Analog output: RCA with variable level, up to 5.4 V - Volime and tone controls - Tube model: 6N3 (Tubes are changeable) - DAC chip: CM6533
  19. OVC, World's First Vacuum Tube Headphone

    OVC, World's First Vacuum Tube Headphone

    Incredible Sounds Tube headphone sounds better is because of the euphonic distortions they added to the music. It acoustically optimized to produce the smoothest, most extended frequency response for an immersive listening experience. Built-in Vacuum Tube * Tube miniaturization: Each...
  20. ostewart

    Eufonika (Valve amps from Poland)

    Hi guys, has anyone had any experience with Eufonika? I spoke to someone the other day who had one and really liked it, I was intrigued and have requested a sample. They are hoping to send their H5 amp for me to test and review, but it's not a model listed on their website. Either way, here is...
  21. Dobrescu George

    OVC Vacuum Tube Headphones - Impressions Thread

    Okay, so this is the thread for OVC - Vacuum Tube Headphones! They are actually real!! Let's talk about them! Site: Price: 300 USD Specification • Frequency response :10 Hz -45 kHz • Headphone driver impedance : 300Ω • S/N >90 dB • THD < 1% • One push...
  22. TommyFro

    Woo Audio WA7 questions

    I'm looking into getting a WA7 sometime in the near future and just had a few questions: 1. Is the tube psu a must or can I just get that later on and be happy for now? 2. Is the onboard DAC good enough or would I want an external one? - I want to use this as a preamp for speakers so an...
  23. TommyFro

    Looking for a Black Schiit Saga

    As the title says, I'm looking for a Black Schiit Saga. If you have one let me know!
  24. me2621a

    Did Tung-Sol make a 6l6GC?

    Hi Guys, I just purchased a pair of NOS 6l6GCs that are supposedly Tung-Sol made. Looking at them they are black plates and look a lot like the RCAs. After spending a long time googling, it seems like Tung-sol made 5881s, which while similar would not be labeled at a 6l6gc so I am wondering...
  25. ls13coco

    Looking for some source recommendations

    Hi all, just got back into the hobby (the research/buying aspect) recently. At the top of my list is the THX AAA 789, Monoprice Liquid Platinum, El Stack, and Jot with Modi. Darkvoice is a consideration too, but in last. Would be great to hear some feedback from anyone who's used multiple of...