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Oh well, the lesson was well worth $3000
Been listening 2 hours straight now. Wow wow wow! If you have been on the fence about getting one, I suggest you hit purchase as soon as the next drop goes live!
Stay away from new Hifiman products is the lesson to learn. Horrible resale value, and a saturated product stack means you will never be able to sell it for anything close to what you paid for it. Buying used seems to be the way to go, so long as you are comfortable with the sometimes suspect build quality.
Cannot agree more. I don't even wanna buy them used. USD200 is the most I'll pay for any TOTL Hifiman.
Come come...have a seat...tell us more
Why didn't you replace/repair them under warranty?..
It was a longer story...anyway I was very disappointed at their customer service and didn't want to deal with them no more. Nor did I want to take the cost and risk of shipping back and forth. Sold it for cheap as the buyer was more willing.
Let's move back on topic.
I know, I have them. If both are balanced why would you connect them single-ended?
Y'all are making me jelly. Now I'll definitely have to get one when the next drop goes live.
Its how I roll.
Day 3 report.
I was basically WOW'ed the first time I heard it. Even with new-toy syndrome fading away, I'm continued to be WOW'ed by this thing. If it weren't for all the measurements telling me it's very neutral, I would swear it's adding something, because I always heard my HD800 as open and airy, but this thing gave it impact. The separation and speed is easily comparable to a SS amp that costs twice as much.
If it were an option, I would definitely pay more money for a better volume pot. It feels kinda cheap and the low volume channel imbalance is more significant than I would like.
Still keeping it though. For the money I'm not sure if there is anything better.
If people keep reporting like you do about this amp, I might pull the trigger when next drop is up.
I have listened to Monoprice's thx aaa788 amp, and I have similar impression as yours, but its
dac design sucks, so I returned it, and thinking this amp should at least does as good.
Can some one compares this amp with Audio-GD NFB-1Amp, if you happen to own both.
Anyone bought this too to compare?
Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli
Not if you wire it like this. Here the shield isn't connected to the RCA cable at all:
Were these observations with the balanced headphone cable output?
And also balanced input XLR cables?
If not, can you share what the input cables were and the headphone cable output was.
I’ve problems one and two, well the only real problem is the channel imbalance, using XLR input and low impedance dynamic headphones in gain 1. I don’t think the crosstalk is audible but for me the amp sounds best using balanced output.