New Fostex HP-V1 Portable Amp
Sep 3, 2018 at 3:32 AM Post #196 of 219

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this bad boy still worth a look?

I'd assume it pairs very well with hd600.

But how about with iems?
 
Sep 3, 2018 at 6:43 AM Post #197 of 219

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I guess it worth a look if some sites cell it for $1.3k. I bought it for $350:) It sounds great! I use it with FiiO X3ii and Bayer T90. Never tried it with IEMs, do not use them much. Only inconvenience is bulky power supply.
 
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I guess it worth a look if some sites cell it for $1.3k. I bought it for $350:) It sounds great! I use it with FiiO X3ii and Bayer T90. Never tried it with IEMs, do not use them much. Only inconvenience is bulky power supply.

I found one for 250.
 
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It's a good deal but does it add any tube richness or is it just one of those hybrids which basically is 95% solid state sound
 
Sep 3, 2018 at 7:37 AM Post #201 of 219

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How rich is it - is subjective, I consider its sound great even if it is hybrid. I also own Little Dot MKii (full tube) and Schiit Vali 2 (hybrid) with custom tube and still like Fostex sound, if someone would tell to have only one, I, probably, would prefer to keep Fostex for sound and general convenience.
 
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Just arrived. 20180910_112258.jpg
 
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Anxious to hear your impressions.

Still forming my opinion on it ATM, First impressions are i love it with the hd600.

This my first foray in the tube world although it being a hybrid i really like the sound its producing with the hd600 combo.

Did a quick listen with the pm3 and really disliked that pairing which is not surprising. Although i really liked the the t8iemkii on it minus the very noticeable hissing. (I realize it was not intended for iems)

A question about the fostex th610 from what i read the 610 and hpv1 aren't the greatest pairing can anyone confirm? AFAIK the OI on the hpv1 is 10ohm and the 610 being 25ohm it will mess with the frequency response.
 
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Sep 13, 2018 at 2:59 AM Post #207 of 219

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Besides hd600 and hd6xx, I use it with Bayer T90 and love greatly. Concerning hybrid or full tube, I did not notice any difference, technically speaking, once one inserts tube in schematics it will define the sound. And I never use tube with IEMs, I do not think tubes even intended for IEMs. In the case I need to use them, my best bet is CEntrace DACportable with Shaling M1s as transport. It’s sound is just amazing.
 
Nov 16, 2018 at 11:17 AM Post #209 of 219

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Got two you could have but in UK - no idea what import duties there would be.
 

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