Crack;Bottlehead OTL
Jun 25, 2010 at 9:14 AM Post #175 of 10,966

Canuck57

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I rec'd my built Crack with the speedball upgrade and I'm really impressed with the sound. My T1s sound GREAT with it, it drives them with no problem at all. I haven't heard a stock Crack so I can't comment on the impact of speedball upgrade. Sounds like it has a huge impact as Todd R indicated above.
 
Jun 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM Post #176 of 10,966

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@Canuck57
 
If you don't mind could I ask you a few questions regarding the Crack and your setup?  I've noticed in your sig that one of your sources is the Compass. Have you tried feeding the Compass into the Crack?  If so, how were the results?
 
Also, just wondering if you could give a few comments comparing the Crack to the DV337 (if you still use it, that is) with the HD650s. It looks like our setups are relatively similar (I'm still using the DV336 but was super close to ordering the DV337 before discovering the Crack) and would love to hear your comments.
 
I ordered the Crack about a week ago with the speedball upgrade, but the Bottlehead crew is still awaiting the wood bases for the Crack and backordered parts for the speedball. The wait is killing me! :)
 
Jul 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM Post #178 of 10,966

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I have my amp back and running!  It sounds fantastic so far and I am very pleased.  I have been letting it run to burn in a bit but I have also been sneaking listens while it plays.  So far I have been mostly using my K400 which sounds incredible!  I can now fully appreciate this under rated headphone.  
 
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Jul 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM Post #179 of 10,966

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Quote:
I have my amp back and running!  It sounds fantastic so far and I am very pleased.  I have been letting it run to burn in a bit but I have also been sneaking listens while it plays.  So far I have been mostly using my K400 which sounds incredible!  I can now fully appreciate this under rated headphone.  

Great.
I'm curious, what was wrong with it?
 
 
Jul 4, 2010 at 3:52 AM Post #180 of 10,966

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Great.
I'm curious, what was wrong with it?
 


It had some cold solder connections and a bad LED diode.  I also got the speedball installed while it was on the bench.  I have been feeding it lots of CDs and DVD-A and the results are fantastic.  
 
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