Like the THX789... But more powerful?
May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

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I need 5 Watts into 16ohms single ended, the 789 doesn't come close to that. The Schiit Asgard 3 does it but looks to have more of a warm tonality, I want a stark neutral tonality that can achieve that power.

Is there anything on the market that does this for about the same cost as the 789?
 
May 12, 2020 at 12:24 PM Post #3 of 13

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The 887 & 789 is already 6 watts at 16 Ohms.

You got to go for the Benchmark Hpa4. Which is also ten times the price.

I own the Spirit Torino Twin Pulse in your avatar. You saying the drop 789 is not powerful enough for its sensitivity? I wish Spirit Torino would release the sensitivity information on their models.
 
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May 13, 2020 at 10:06 AM Post #4 of 13

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The 887 & 789 is already 6 watts at 16 Ohms.

You got to go for the Benchmark Hpa4. Which is also ten times the price.

I own the Spirit Torino Twin Pulse in your avatar. You saying the drop 789 is not powerful enough for its sensitivity? I wish Spirit Torino would release the sensitivity information on their models.

The 789 and 888 are only 6 Watts into 16ohm balanced, they are half of that single-ended. I don't have any balanced cabled headphones (and I'm not interested in getting into that) so I need at least 5 Watts into 16ohms single-ended.

Also, the headphone in my avatar is just a generic stock picture - I didn't even know what headphone it was!
 
May 13, 2020 at 10:09 AM Post #5 of 13

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What kind of monster do you need 5w to feed into?

The Hifiman HE-6. I don't have one yet, but might want to own one oneday, which means that whatever headphone amp I buy must be able to drive single-ended any headphone in existence currently (including the HE-6) as well as any headphone that will ever exist. I don't want to be limited by power at all...
 
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May 13, 2020 at 10:14 AM Post #6 of 13

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How about four THX789s running as dual pairs of monoblocks?

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Is your headphone not a model that can just use a replacement balanced cable?
 
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How about Atrox V2? 2x12.5w into 16 ohm.

Do you have a link to the site? Saw some reviews here, looks quite favorable.
 
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That thread is a bit old and I have only my O2dac-amp to compare it to, so it probably wouldnt be very beneficial. I think he ships wherever, I can get his e-mail if you want? He sadly wont be making them much longer, dont know how much longer though,
 
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Thanks, I would like to get one. At that price it's a no-brainer purchase. The only thing is I'm a few thousand km from home right now and don't know when I'll get back. If you can get some contact info I'll email him and see how if we can arrange something. Feel free to PM me.
 

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