my SR-71 is really starting to warm up (soundwise)
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I have recently noticed that my SR-71 is pretty warm neutrality wise. I actually think i prefer my MS-1's out of my ipod, because (they are woodied, which warms up their sound a bit already) out of the SR-71 they sound dark and distant and the vocals are really hushed a bit, similar to the Sennheiser sound, though the soundstage, seperation and bass is really incredible.

Is this amp finally burning in, and I am now discovering that I dont like it's final, burnt in sound? Or have my tastes evolved?

Would a Headroom Supreme be a good alternative if a want a really neutral amp, but dont need much portability?

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Whitney
 
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You should check out the latest offerings from Headroom. I believe their new desktop line (Portable Desktop?) will replace the Supreme?
 
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Perhaps you should consider a higher-end source first, before you write the sr-71 off. But, I've never tried woodied ms1s, so I dunno how they synergize. If you're gonna get another amp, perhaps the gilmore lite at $300?
 
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Wow, that's not good.

Fortunately the SR-71 retains a lot of its resale value.

I'd look at Xin's or Headroom's offerings...both have return policies, I believe.

You could order from them and compare to the SR-71...keep the one you like most.

-Matt
 
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils
Is this amp finally burning in, and I am now discovering that I dont like it's final, burnt in sound? Or have my tastes evolved?


Could be either, the SR-71 is a warm amplifer, that's one of it's strong points. It might be that you've finally gotten to the point where that is really becoming noticeable. You might also try a Gilmore GS-1, if you don't need portability, they are pretty neutral.
 
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I'll definitely check out all of Headroom's stuff at the San Jose meet then.

Has anyone else noticed a warming of this amp during burn in?

Or if anyone has any non-headroom amp recomends, that would be cool
I would like an amp that matches the SR-71 in detail and soundstage, but is more neutral. I definitely dont want something harsh, or aggresive though. Somewhere in between the grado and sennheiser type sound signatures...

Thanks for the help


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Originally Posted by crazyfrenchman27
Wow, that's not good.

Fortunately the SR-71 retains a lot of its resale value.

I'd look at Xin's or Headroom's offerings...both have return policies, I believe.

You could order from them and compare to the SR-71...keep the one you like most.

-Matt



 
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