TTVJ Hybrid Portable owners registry
May 15, 2009 at 2:14 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 27

triode12

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Seeing as that there are approx 200 of these amps in existence and most likely most of them owned by Head-fiers, I thought it might be interesting to who owns one or two of these amps.

I know that some of these amps have also made their way to Japan.
 
May 15, 2009 at 3:26 AM Post #2 of 27

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I have one...and am using it with my ESW10JPN at work out of my Dell Mini 9 and Headamp Pico DAC.
 
May 15, 2009 at 6:29 AM Post #3 of 27

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I have one. It's my portable K1000 amp.

Yes, you read that right.
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-Ed
 
May 15, 2009 at 7:39 AM Post #4 of 27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Edwood /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I have one. It's my portable K1000 amp.

Yes, you read that right.
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Is it really capable of running the K1000s?!

I have a NOS pair on the way.
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May 17, 2009 at 12:33 AM Post #5 of 27

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Another WAY-more-than-Happy owner here. I've had a TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp for (I'm pretty sure) about two years now. It sounds SO good with my favorite stationary phones AND my favorite portable phones (Yuin PK1) that I use it as part of a highly convenient and transportable rig (without sacrificing SQ) whenever and wherever one is needed. It still amazes me how much of the sonic goodness of tubes can be had for a power cost that can be paid for tens of hours at a stretch by the small, portable, rechargeable, Lithium battery inside. Definitely a very worthy member of my collection of fine and versatile listening instruments.
 
May 17, 2009 at 12:38 AM Post #6 of 27

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Quote:

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Is it really capable of running the K1000s?!

I have a NOS pair on the way.
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Not the 100% best solution, but yes, it's fully capable of driving them reasonably loud without clipping and sounding bad.

-Ed
 
Aug 11, 2009 at 4:03 PM Post #7 of 27

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I love mine... it runs my HD580 and SR125 with glee.
 
Aug 11, 2009 at 4:31 PM Post #8 of 27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Edwood /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I have one. It's my portable K1000 amp.

Yes, you read that right.
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now that I would pay to see; got any pics ED??
 
Aug 15, 2009 at 2:49 AM Post #9 of 27

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One more checking in here!
 
Oct 1, 2009 at 1:35 AM Post #11 of 27

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I just bought another one. They do a bloody good job amping the K701s.

I cannot believe that people here claim that it is not possible to drive the 701s well with a portable amp? And I've heard the 701s driven thru a Phonitor and Lehmann Cube too.

Heck, I feel MHP does a better job over a EF1 with a RCA cleartop.
 
Feb 4, 2010 at 11:46 PM Post #12 of 27

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Had mine for less than week now. Images here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f105/t...0/#post6375211

What a fantastic amp! I use mine to run:

Grado 125s
Sennheiser HD280Pros
Sennheiser HD25 Mark IIs
Ultrasone Pro 900s

The transformation of the Grado 125s is remarkable! What a gorgeously warm sound that can only be described by the German word 'Gemutlichkeit'
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If only German sounded more poetic....

Anyone who finds the Sennheiser HD25 Mark IIs too 'dark' or lacking in soundstage, will be shocked at how radically these portables acquire a full body weight and acoustic platform. I've been auditioning various string quartets and chamber music (ideal with an amp like this) as well as female vocals and alternative rock music.

I'm sooooooo impressed! Thanks Todd for such a fabulous and unique amp. This is the one to get for sheer sonority and sonic delivery if its' size is acceptable. The battery seems to last for ages on a full charge too. Just sublime!

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Feb 5, 2010 at 12:58 AM Post #13 of 27

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I was in the same situation (since you only got this a week ago, I assume you too had a choice).. Was thinking about MHP vs TTVJ Slim, and went for the former. It's been amazing. Really love the smoothness of this. Also love the GORGEOUSLY warm-ness.

I also have another 'portable hybrid', and the microphonics on this one are far less pronounced. Very usable on the go. And yes, the battery is pretty good. Not as good as my D10, but still better than all my other portable amps.
 
Feb 5, 2010 at 1:35 PM Post #14 of 27

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Hey Jelt ~ that's spot on. I looked at the Ray Samuels and other standard amps. The most appealing aspect of the TTVJ Milletts is the fact that it is a portable TUBE amp! This really stands out head and shoulders above the current market. The gorgeous warmth of the TTVJ Milletts and a combination with an closed back surround sound logic headphone set like the Ultrasone Pro 900 really make it exceptionally comfortable listening to music. Close your eyes, and it's like hearing music played live in a chamber hall!

What is a D10? I only have a Musical Fidelity X-Cans v2 as a standard amp to compare against, and within a few CDs and minidiscs, I'm already favouring the superiority of the TTVJ Millett's portable amp. Just incredible that it sounds so phenomenal for its size.
 
Feb 5, 2010 at 2:55 PM Post #15 of 27

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D10 = IBasso D10. It's a really popular amp around here... But it's not a portable tube amp
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