The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
May 15, 2022 at 11:56 PM Post #20,238 of 20,480

Ruddy1

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I was able to try Accuphase C290 pre + A50V directly via speaker output with Abyss 1266 Phi and it was a bliss! Accuphase is a match made in heaven for Abyss as it has a sweet midrange with plenty of detail and 50Watt power do abyss the justice. I could compare it (on the fly) with riviera AIC 10 balance with Telefunken G73-R tubes which I do own and must sadly confess the Accuphase was hands out the winner :frowning2:.
I know the combo pre, power of Accuphase is also pricy but if you have a chance to try it (or buy) it is a must!
Later version of phi, very good!
 
May 16, 2022 at 3:02 AM Post #20,239 of 20,480

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I was able to try Accuphase C290 pre + A50V directly via speaker output with Abyss 1266 Phi and it was a bliss! Accuphase is a match made in heaven for Abyss as it has a sweet midrange with plenty of detail and 50Watt power do abyss the justice. I could compare it (on the fly) with riviera AIC 10 balance with Telefunken G73-R tubes which I do own and must sadly confess the Accuphase was hands out the winner :frowning2:.
I know the combo pre, power of Accuphase is also pricy but if you have a chance to try it (or buy) it is a must!
Great to know. Will check out the combo.
 
May 16, 2022 at 9:48 PM Post #20,240 of 20,480

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Hey guys, I notice some of you have speaker amps and prefer them over headphone amps or even say less expensive speaker amps outperform higher cost headphone amps.

Got any great speaker amps in the 3,000 to 4,000 range for the TC? Was personally looking at the Benchmark AHB2.

I have the Soloist 3X GT which has a sub out. Should I get a speaker amp or just throw a subwoofer in the chain with the TC?
I use a Chord Ttoby for my desktop and Chord Etude (shared with my 2-channel) in my main set-up
 
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May 22, 2022 at 11:34 AM Post #20,244 of 20,480

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Happy Sunday listening, brutes.
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May 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM Post #20,245 of 20,480

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Received my luxman p750u a couple of days ago - gotta say I’m impressed. Really rounded out the sound signature, and in technical performance beat my auralic mk2 in every way.

Very clean and relaxed sound, with great soundstage and imaging. The bass is impressive too - even at low volumes it maintains a hefty level of impact.

One thing to note compared to the auralic - with the auralic I felt like the music was taking place in in some alien space, or a room with strangely shaped walls. With the luxman, the music is just taking place in my room.

Very happy 😊
 
May 24, 2022 at 5:55 AM Post #20,246 of 20,480

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Wouldn't it be better to run the Abyss phi on a Mscaler/HUGOTT2 combo instead of Mscaler/Dave? The HugoTT2 puts out:

Output power (unbalanced): (@1% THD) 288 mW RMS 300Ω; 7.3 W RMS 8Ω

Output power (balanced): (@1% THD) 1.15 W RMS 300Ω; 18W RMS 8Ω

versus the Dave:

1% THD 6.8v RMS with 300Ω (154mW)

1% THD 6.8v RMS with 33Ω (1.4w)

From looking at the numbers, the HUGOTT2 should have plenty of power to run the Abyss phi headphones.
And no connectivity issues would occur when hooking up the Mscaler to a HugoTT2.
The other, much more expensive option is to hook up the Mscaler to a Dave first and go from the Dave to an amp.
Guys I appreciate this is slightly off topic but would anyone know the power consumption of the TT2 in standby and it active mode ? I was hoping to leave the TT2 on all the time as I have handshake issues sometimes with my Auralic streamer ? Thanks again
 
May 24, 2022 at 12:30 PM Post #20,248 of 20,480
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May 24, 2022 at 1:36 PM Post #20,249 of 20,480

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Everything is THE BEST when it comes out.
Let's see how it stands the test of time.
I doubt it drives the Susvara properly.
I've listened to the Bartok with the Abyss and the Susvara at the HIGH END show in Munich and it did not drive both. Full volume - no dynamics.
 
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This coming from a guy who owns a speaker amp for headphones, capable of an eardrum shattering 15+ watts of output power into a headphone.
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