- Mar 26, 2011
- Central Mississippi
Hmmmm...the picture under the "equipment" section of that review looks awfully familiar
Do you guus notice a big difference when switching from balanced to se. There is an se version for sale at stereo desk for half the price.
Im also lwondering if you can select a color where the wood grain shows.
I'll have to try to check when I get home from vacation. I had another head-fier ask the same question in PM but I had been to lazy to do the comparison tbh. And you'd have to inquire with Stereodesk or Trafomatic on the wood grain option. Honestly I can't imagine the outputs making a huge difference. The 1/4" only was the original design, but the guy from Stereodesk convinced him to add the 4-pin XLR because much of the market prefers to have that option available. So I'd have to assume, in design, it shouldn't be a significant difference. However, Sasa has told me the 4-pin XLR is center-tapped off the output transformers, so it does produced a balanced "drive" on the XLR output.
Sorry grizzlybeast, I snagged the Head 2 from Stereo Desk. Very pleased with the purchase and excellent service from Stereo Desk. This amp is exactly as the reviews describe. Great tone, great dynamics, and plays well with my HD800 and T1's. I've had less then an hour of head time, but can tell this is a special amp. Plus, the design and finish of this amp is really beautiful.
I'm actually reconsidering. Having not much experience with totl amps I want my endgame amp to have the following and in the order listed.
Non fatiguing or aggressive dig
High resale value
Still considering it though
The only knock on that relative to my S7 is just the bass slam. It is nice tight bass, but lacks the same depth and slam as the S7. I suspect this is a product of the larger Output transformers of Super 7, and possibly tube type differences. The difference was noticable with both the HD800 and HE1000 when I had it to test. This isn't to say the Head 2 is bass light. Just not a prodigious as the S7 in that regard. In all other aspects of the sound I prefer the Head 2, though.
I really want your amp dude. I am waiting on funds and may miss it
Well I missed yours so I had to buy it brand new.
I hope it doesn't take too long. Any idea on the lead times? Should have asked that first.