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Interesting. The pro model would handle the lower impedence of many headphones. But what is the price?

I would do a search, which I just did, and you find quite a bit of information on the Earmax. If you were to get one I would only go with the Pro model. Having said that, at the price there is much available.

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the earmax pro is one of the best available tube amp in comm. market .
attack , balance and timbre - moreover it shines on changing tubes .
don't know where I read the std. earmax is really not on par with it..
moreover few people really give notice about it ..
 
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The owner's selling a good condition and well taken care Earmax but its been used for almost 7~8 years? He's selling it around $160....
 
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I have the Earmax Pro anniversary edition, and its very good, musical, liquid midrange, good soundstage, and when you change tubes you can hear it. I have Siemens Cca'a in there now and the pleasure is great. For $160, why not, even though its the standard model. And get some nice tubes to play with. I might be able to sell you some.
 
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Originally Posted by razer
The owner's selling a good condition and well taken care Earmax but its been used for almost 7~8 years? He's selling it around $160....


ok , give me the link


160$ is worth getting it ! if no taste for your hears / equip you can try it and resell it on ebay at least for the same price
 
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I have the EarMax A.E. and this is the most natural sound I have listened in my life (with the DT 880). The stock NOS tubes are great, now I have ordered a set of NOS Telefunken, just to see were the sound go...

Best!
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The Earmax amp (not the Earmax pro) was made to be used with high imp. phones. If your using Sonys or Grados, or other low imp. phones you should look elsewhere. Maybe hold out for one of the pro models.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by tom hankins
The Earmax amp (not the Earmax pro) was made to be used with high imp. phones. If your using Sonys or Grados, or other low imp. phones you should look elsewhere. Maybe hold out for one of the pro models.


you beat me to it, tom.


if you ARE using a low-Z phone, perhaps an eddie current hd-25 or mapletree audio EAR++ may serve you better. from member feedback here, the EarMax (non-pro/AE) and WooAudio3 distort with low-Z phones.
 
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I'am using the Shure E5c's...
 
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I have the Jasmine T200, it serves both as a headphone amp and as a computer/gym integrated amp. Pretty neat with the USB/DAC interface. The only comparison I made was with an Antique Sound Lab and I prefered the Jasmine. I changed the Chinese tubes for Russian NOS, more liquid mids...

Here is the link to the company and us distributor:

www.jasmineaudio.net
www.hawaiiaudio.com

Cheers.
 
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Wow, I'd take it at $160 and I absolutely do NOT need it!
It should be a great intro to tubes assuming that it is in decent condition.
 
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Wow, I'd take it at $160 and I absolutely do NOT need it!
It should be a great intro to tubes assuming that it is in decent condition.



agree. something like this dont come up often, and its a great way to get started with tube amps. if you decide to upgrade to higher impedance headphones later on, you'll have a pretty decent amp on hand.
 
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And this is even cheaper....Way cheaper!!!!!!!! http://www.little-tube.com/chinese/product.htm
Its been posted on headfi as well..Can get it for real cheap..around 60 usd since china's not too far away from where I am at the present moment...
 
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Ok, so other than the Earmax, anyone knows any cheap and good tube amps? I mean, I don't mind getting a cheap tube amp with good internals but lousy tubes cause I can always change them right? The Little Dot from china seems good but the colour scheme is really horrendous...
 
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