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Apr 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM Post #2,701 of 54,525

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Yes I thought you did... but you use another AMP in combination with the Audioengine D1, a tube AMP? 
 
I have neither. Been reading and every time a new brand or model comes up to the equation, so I'm having a hard time deciding. I'm positive about de DAC (either Audioengine D1 / HRT) but still looking into AMPs Tube Vs SS Vs Hybrid still another variable to consider, I read that Tube AMP pair better with Grado.
 
Also, like mentioned the're AMP/DAC that look appealing, So I don't know where to start yet.
 
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http://theenthusiastblog.com/2012/02/08/grado-rs1i-headphones/ I would snap that liittle dot 1+ with the hrt2 up but it's your choice..http://headphonesamplifier.com/little-dot-i-hybrid-tube-transistor-headpho...When you start looking at other alternatives your looking at paying top dollar prices..
 
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Yes I thought you did... but you use another AMP in combination with the Audioengine D1, a tube AMP? 
 
I have neither. Been reading and every time a new brand or model comes up to the equation, so I'm having a hard time deciding. I'm positive about de DAC (either Audioengine D1 / HRT) but still looking into AMPs Tube Vs SS Vs Hybrid still another variable to consider, I read that Tube AMP pair better with Grado.
 
Also, like mentioned the're AMP/DAC that look appealing, So I don't know where to start yet.
 
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Yep, I had the LD amp first and then was looking for the DAC. I think a lot of people would be more than happy with the amp in the D1 and may not even feel like they need a separate amp with the Grados. And yep, I'm one of the folks who prefers tube amps which is why I use the D1 in conjunction with the little dot. When I first looked at the D1, I just didn't give it credit for how flexible it really is. You can use it as a stand alone, run it from the USB on your computer, connect it via optical from something like a transport/squeezebox/apple airport express, and then of course you have the headamp. AudioEngine also suggested you can use it with an iPod by getting a dock cable that has an optical end on it. It's not really portable, but it's transportable in case you want to take it for use somewhere else. It's just an incredibly well designed product that sounds fantastic.
 
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Yes Little Dot Read tons of good things about the + the MkII and MKIII theres a MKIV of tubes and they have SS versions + DAC/AMP. has anyone tried another besides the LD + ? Also going with Tubes what I've gathered is that the Woo A6 is the Best. I really can't tell because I've not compared them and also think that the LD is probably in the same league, just that it is made in China not the USA.
 
Im going to make a decision latter on...
 
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http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/hrt3/streamer2.html 
If you read the comments underneath the you tube video it says that the lil dot 1+ is the best headphone amp for the money and at $115 is a nice price. It's your choice but i know what i would be snapping up quick smart i can't hold you at gun point so all i can say is good luck..
 
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http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/hrt3/streamer2.html 
If you read the comments underneath the you tube video it says that the lil dot 1+ is the best headphone amp for the money and at $115 is a nice price. It's your choice but i know what i would be snapping up quick smart i can't hold you at gun point so all i can say is good luck..

 
it reads : " This is my review of a cool little tube headphone amplifier. I've got many people asking me what the best choice in a headphone amp would be for between $100- $150 and I didn't have anything to reccommend to them until now. This little headphone amp is a powerhouse with great bass drive and just a touch of sweetness. It's hard to find anything not to like at this price point " 
It does not mention the little Dot +1
 
and After in the comments they mention LD+ but not by Clint. He has not tried, nor compared the LD+
 
 
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Wow, that's a neat looking little amp! If both outputs can be used simultaneously, I may pick up one of those for my HT room for when I want to use headphones.
 
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it reads : " This is my review of a cool little tube headphone amplifier. I've got many people asking me what the best choice in a headphone amp would be for between $100- $150 and I didn't have anything to reccommend to them until now. This little headphone amp is a powerhouse with great bass drive and just a touch of sweetness. It's hard to find anything not to like at this price point " 
It does not mention the little Dot +1

 
sorry if you look further down the page it says that the liittle dot 1+ goes for $115 and it is better than the ocean..saying that it looks like a nice headphone tube amp..http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=815 
http://www.audiophilechina.com/cp-show.asp?C_id=26&S_id2=2...
 
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can anyone give me a help here?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/567016/purely-sq-fullsized-vs-iems/30#post_8348249
thanks
 
 
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Apr 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM Post #2,714 of 54,525

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Gratz man. I ordered a brand new pair of SR325is from a member here. I'm very interested in hearing them since they'll be my first pair of grados =)
Will I be needing heavy amping? They're fairly easy to drive, no?

 
Thanks man :)
 
You must have missed my earlier post to ya: http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/2700#post_8347898
 
 
 
Snapple and 2000: Thanks guys...I hope I have the same experience as you two!! :)
 
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 Hey that's interesting Focker - the PS500's still come in the original Grado pizza box, I was expecting to see the slightly bigger generic white box that
 comes with the RS1i, GS1000 and PS1000 - probably because being a baby PS1K - it appears to make sense, guess not - that's Johnny G for you,
 likes to toss in a surprise every now and then!
 
 Speaking of amps and the PS500 - I do recall tracking down a very early video of the things when they first hit the scene, not sure if everyone recalls
 but the first PS500 batches hit China and South East Asia - even before most US stores had delivery - some guys from Malaysia in a Youtube clip were
 listening to them out of a Schiit Lyr and the volume appeared to be beyond 11 o clock or so - I have not read about many Grado drivers failures resulting from
 this combination, but it's interesting because Mr Stoddard at Schiit states that he does not recommend any easy to drive low impedance headphone at
 high volume with the Lyr. The AT's may be different because they have a fairly high power loading, the W5000 for example can take 2Watts supposedly.
 
 "Make no mistake: even though Lyr is the same size as Asgard and Valhalla, it’s one of the most powerful headphone
amplifiers you can buy. We will not be responsible if you blow up your headphones with it!
 
 That said, I believe Malveaux and a few others have reported no such issues with the 325
 

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