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MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Revealed! - The World's First Production 3D-Printed Headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jude, Aug 9, 2013.
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  1. tehsprayer
    Very interesting, I am looking for tubes for my lyr. Very expensive tubes though....
     
  2. MattTCG
    The telefunkens are some of the best that I've heard with the AD. 
     
  3. sathyam
    Yes. I have the Telefunkens too. They are one of the all-round best sounding tubes, I have, for the AD. When I need more bass on some of my music, I switch to the Telefunkens.
     
  4. mrspeakers Contributor
    I have some National 6922 that are nice with the Lyr 2, a big soundstage without sacrificing bass. Amperex Bugle Boys for the bigger budget tube options are excellent all around, good tonality and soundstage, punchy bottom end. Green hornets didn't do too well, they were too microphonic.
     
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  5. reddog
    From what I have gleaned from the different forums on the Lyr and the alpha dogs, a moderate priced tube from upscale audio was the gold lion E88CC/ 6922,. I think they go for 52 dollars, if you get the platinum grade. Furthermore you should get them paired. I will be getting a set of these soon as well as a set of the telefunken's. Please have a good nite.
     
  6. Ableza
    I tried several tubes in my Lyr driving Alpha Dogs, including Amperex White Labels, Telefunkens and GE JANs.  The ones I ended up liking the most and keeping in were Genelex Gold Lions.  YMMV.
     
  7. tehsprayer
    http://www.upscaleaudio.com/gold-lion-e88cc-6922/
     
    I might get a pair of these in platinum next purchase. I don't want to spend >$100 on tubes, the audio change is so minuscule. I tried two separate tubes to see if I could even tell a different from stock and orange globes and it is VERY small.
     
  8. koolas
    How does Lyr compare to Pan Am?

    From my experience, Pan Am starts distorting sound at 3:00 o'clock, and when you boost LF (<50Hz) distortion gets even bigger (the signal it-self is far from being clipped, i.e. max -3dB). I was thinking if it was Alpha Dogs issue (I though maybe I burned them), but no it isn't. I know that because at home I connected them to my Behringer, and I got to way higher volumes than I can get on Pan Am, and no distortion whatsoever.

    So, how does it go with Lyr? If you throw 100% power on Alpha Dogs will you get distortion? or will it burn Alphas? or you just loose hearing?
     
  9. mrspeakers Contributor

    You will blow your eardrums and your headphones, not sure which will go first...
     
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  10. EraserXIV
     
    It appears my sign-up from May 26th slipped through your system somehow (I checked my spam folder every day) so I signed up again a week ago. Are you still working through the wait list or are we just waiting for "open season"? I don't think I've ever worked this hard to pay someone! [​IMG]
     
  11. mrspeakers Contributor
     
    It'll be open season starting this week, I just have to update the website.  I'll post when that is done...
     
    Sorry about that!  
     
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  12. DavidVDS
    Went to my audio dealer this friday to pick up the Alpha Dogs I had ordered. I also decided to get a better amp and DAC along with the new phones. I had a pretty long session comparing the Lyr2/Bifrost, Asgard 2/Bifrost, Lehmann Audio Black Cube Linear USB, Burson Conductor SL1793 and the Burson Conductor SL9018. For the comparison I listened some Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Meshuggah, Gojira, Beatles, Ghustav Holst and Sjostakovitsj.

    I decided that I liked the SL1793 the most because it has a bit more warmer sound than the other SS amps, but not as warm as the Lyr2. Also, the fact that I was able to get it considerably cheaper than the other aforementioned combos made me pull the trigger. It was a tough call as everything sounded great. [​IMG] 
     
    I want to post a picture of my setup, but I am unable to do so because my account does not have the necessary permissions to post images it seems. Anyone knows how to solve this?
     
     
    Cheers [​IMG]
     
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  13. greenkiwi
    You might just need to post more
     
  14. Wildcatsare1
    My thanks to Ableza and MrSpeakers! I will be ordering Alpha Dogs Tuesday!!! I am ready to step up from my 650's, sonic impressions to come. Now if I can only fix my JRiver 19, I had to restore and none of my 1000's of files will play, stating, "the file could not be found, file name does not match"!!!!:rage:
     
  15. manizkrishnan
    Anybody using AD with Little Dot MK 3? Any tube recommendation for me? I am currently using 6J1P-EV 6N6P-i tubes. 
     
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