full size amp for e500s?
Mar 3, 2007 at 12:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

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My e500's have become my head/earphones of choice, and i was thinking about getting a full size amp for them.

I have a total bithead, i have an xm3 on route to me atm, and i absolutely love the way that my total bithead sounds.

I have an adequate cabeling, so i can use an amp with mini or rca inputs, so. .

. . . any ideas?

i want to spend ~250 bucks, i will probably be getting rid of my baby stax (sr001/mkII) to fund it.

thanks again head-fi


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Mar 3, 2007 at 12:53 PM Post #2 of 4

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this is the first time i've seen anyone buying a desktop amp for the E500.

Okay, my suggestion. You should try the discreet PPA v2 without the gain stage. It sounds very transparent and nice. Of course, STEPS is included
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Mar 3, 2007 at 12:55 PM Post #3 of 4

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Quote:

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this is the first time i've seen anyone buying a desktop amp for the E500.

Okay, my suggestion. You should try the discreet PPA v2 without the gain stage. It sounds very transparent and nice. Of course, STEPS is included
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i wish i knew what any of that meant
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is this a diy job? i don't mind buying diy, i like supporting my fellow head-fiers!

just as long as it doesn't hiss, i will be happy (and i can run my bithead into it).
 
Mar 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM Post #4 of 4

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My apologies. My English is not very good.

Yes, the PPA v2 is actually a D.I.Y. amp. Don't worry, if it is built correctly, it should not have any hissing problems. It's a very underrated amp IMO. Not many people here appreciate it except the DIY junkies. The STEPS is a dedicated power supply and regulator.
 

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