- Dec 29, 2010
My taste leans towards vintage and tube gear. My two main sources are a rebuilt Revox B226 Signature CD player and and a Sony s900ES SACD player. For vinyl it is a Sl1200 with Shure V15 III and Jico SAS stylus.
The C220 with NOS Telefunkens really tames the sibilance on the HD800. The vocal midrange is lush, the bass is full and the highs sparkle without piercing. I am quite thrilled with the sound. I have tried Bluegrass, Blues, Pop, Classical and Jazz.
Having the Lehmann in line with the C220 gives me the advantage of switching sources, EQ (although it is now bypassed) and tube rolling. I think NOS Bugle Boys would be even better.
Revox B226>McIntosh C220>Lehmann BCL>HD800