Singlepower Amps - Good With Grados?
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How would you say the Grados (SR225) sound with the Singlepower PPX3 or MPX3? Are they an ideal match, or do the Singlepower amps really shine mostly with the Senns?
 
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How would you say the Grados (SR225) sound with the Singlepower PPX3 or MPX3? Are they an ideal match, or do the Singlepower amps really shine mostly with the Senns?


I haven't heard the SR225 with the PPX3, only an RS-1 and SR60 for a brief time at a meet, and I thought they sounded great with it. I also spent some time with the RS-1 and the Supra SDS, and that is a combo to behold. Canman has SR225s and a newly arrived PPX3, so he can probably comment on that combo.
 
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I've used the RS-1 and the HP-2 with my SDS...very good.(although I'm not much of a fan of the RS-1) I have yet to find a pr. of headphones that don't sound very good with my Singlepower amp. There will be a 225,60, and 325, along with a PPX3 at my place this coming thursday. I'll post some impressions or PM you if you want.
Also Mikhail will voice any amp to your phones if you want.
 
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I have yet to find a pr. of headphones that sound very good with my Singlepower amp.


Hey Tom, you gotta edit this sentence before people start getting the wrong idea. You forgot the <don't> in that sentence.
 
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Hey Tom, you gotta edit this sentence before people start getting the wrong idea. You forgot the <don't> in that sentence.



Thanks
 
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Hey Tom,
It would be great to hear your comments on that equipment! Go ahead and post your thoughts on here in case there are others that are interested. Thanks!
 
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I've had good results using the Supra with RS-1, HP-1, MS Pro, and PS-1.

I had to retube the amp for the PS-1. I had it set up for the Sony R10, which is a bit light on bass. The PS-1 is, if anything, bass heavy. I had to revoice the sound or get blown out of my chair
This was not as big a deal with the other Grado's, which simply don't have as much bass.
 
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Originally Posted by tom hankins
I have yet to find a pr. of headphones that don't sound very good with my Singlepower amp.


Versatility is my favorite characteristic of the Singlepowers. They relly do sound great with all headphones I have tried--Senns, Grados, ATs, and Sonys.

I love the PPX3 / Grado 225 combo. I am hesitant to give any detailed impressions yet because the amp is still burning in but it is already really fun to listen to. I intend to write a review once I have a pair of Senns in the house again.
 
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