Saw the other Beyerdynamic amp thread, but I have other questions
Mar 12, 2006 at 12:39 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

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It seems to me that the bigger the amp, the higher the price. This is hard for me to understand. I would expect the bigger amps to be cheaper because you're not paying for someone to cram tons of electronics into a small space. My main question is: What's a good, cheap amp for the dt880s if portability means nothing to me? I would think there'd be a cheap sr-71 like amp that was about 10 times the size. If there isn't I'd just like some advice for choosing an amp. I'm looking to spend no more than 200.
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Mar 12, 2006 at 1:32 AM Post #2 of 6

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Bigger amps mean bigger(PS), better parts among other factors. Finding an amp for under $200 that will drive the 880 is a tough one.

I'm no amp guru, I have none in mind right now...maybe a diy.
 
Mar 12, 2006 at 5:19 AM Post #4 of 6

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatDane
Bigger amps mean bigger(PS), better parts among other factors. Finding an amp for under $200 that will drive the 880 is a tough one.


Not at all IMO... I'm using a Pimeta with dual stacked buffers, OPA627s powered by 24 volts with a gain of "6" and it drives them quite nicely. Nice, full and well-rounded sound with great dynamics, and I never turn the volume knob past 10:00.

This exact configuration should run somebody just under $200 new, provided they could find a builder (pickin's are getting slim for Pimetas).
 
Mar 12, 2006 at 8:25 PM Post #5 of 6

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Originally Posted by fewtch
Not at all IMO... I'm using a Pimeta with dual stacked buffers, OPA627s powered by 24 volts with a gain of "6" and it drives them quite nicely. Nice, full and well-rounded sound with great dynamics, and I never turn the volume knob past 10:00.

This exact configuration should run somebody just under $200 new, provided they could find a builder (pickin's are getting slim for Pimetas).



I'm not into the -find an amp builder scene- so I wasn't aware of the custom options...or DIY is sort of the same idea.

What batteries do you use to get 24 volts? ...anyway that's good to know that for $200 an amp can be found do drive the 880.

I'm looking at a SM3 to use with mine. That should do it eh?
 
Mar 13, 2006 at 1:19 AM Post #6 of 6

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The Xin supermini3 drives the DT-880s for $200. But its not as good as the M3 for $300.
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