Tube amp for my Grado Sr80i's
Mar 11, 2011 at 6:57 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

HK_Xclio

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Looking for a Tube Amp to use on my Grado Sr80i, What can you recomend in the price range of 200-300$.
 
DIY amps would be cool aswell, but i will need a parts list aswell then.
 
 
My English is a little rusty, so dont mind my spelling mistakes pls =)
 
Mar 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM Post #2 of 7

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A Bellari HA-540 seems to work pretty well with Grados, it's a quiet amp (for a tube anyway).  They are for sale on ebay for way less than retail.  Give it a look.
 
Mar 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM Post #5 of 7

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Looks nice too, what about the Little Dot mkII and the mkIII. A bit more expensive, but there is a chance i would get another set of Grados later on. A bigger modell, but i havent decided yet..  How is the Little Dot when it comes to noice?
 
Also looked at the Hifiman DY-1, it's a BIT out of the price range but i might just have to live with that maby.
 
Mar 13, 2011 at 11:29 PM Post #7 of 7

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If you are looking to spend 2-300 I would recommend upgrading headphones before buying an amp. The sound of Sr-225s with a cheap amp or even 325s unamped will be much better than 80s with a nice amp.
 
Headphones are BY FAR the most important part of the chain, especially when you are on a budget.
 

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