Singlepower MPX3 + Sony MDR-SA5000
Jul 13, 2005 at 7:09 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

fogia.4

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I just placed an order for a singlepower MPX3 and was wondering if anyone has actually tried it with the Sony SA5000 and could let me know how it sounds. My source is a DAC-1. I will also be using Grado SR325i, and will consider any other good set of cans you peeps recommend to fit this setup, so please give me all suggestions you think are worthy
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Jul 13, 2005 at 7:32 PM Post #2 of 8

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The HD650's with the Zu Mobius cable really shine with the Singlepower amps.
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Jul 14, 2005 at 1:06 AM Post #6 of 8

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I have a maxed out MPX3 and had the SA5000s for a short period of time. The SA5000s weren't really my cup of tea, but the MPX3 SA5000 combo was quite stunning. Extremely lively and detailed. If you like the SA5000s I think you will love them with the MPX3.
 
Jul 14, 2005 at 1:16 AM Post #7 of 8

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tom hankins
The HD650's with the Zu Mobius cable really shine with the Singlepower amps.
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I must second tom's recommendation. I use the Zu/650 w/ my maxed mpx3 and find it to be phenomenal. Go for it.
 
Jul 14, 2005 at 1:24 AM Post #8 of 8

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fogia.4: I have no long term experience with the MPX3 and SA5000 combo (only heard at meets, where the combination sounded terrific), but decided to post anyhow. Mainly because as an early adopter of the SA5K's (read: bought for $700 from AudioCubes before they became available in the states - ouch!
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), I am still a big fan of their sound.

I have had a SinglePower Maestro, and have listened extensively to the PPX3, MPX3, Maestro, and SDS (Mikhail builds great amps), so feel a slight qualification to contribute.

Bottom line - I expect a MPX3 + SA5000 would be a wonderful combination. Any good tube amp I have heard (so far this would include EarMax Pro, MPX3, SinglePower Slam, RS Raptor) has sounded just terrific with the SA5K's. Something synergistic going on with that incredible detail and speed of the SA5000's and the analog continuosly variable output of well implemented tubes.

Yes, the speed, detail, and energy of the SA5000's with a nice tube amp is quite special. Excuse me while I go fire up my little EMP and indulge ...
 

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