What Is Your Amp History?
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I bought my first headphone amp in/around 1996.Before that I used the headphone output on my preamp or integrated or cd player. I was surprised how much better the amps sounded.That started my amp obcession.Here is my amp history:


1 audio alchemy hpa v 1.0
2 mccormack micro headphone drive
3 creek obh-11se
4 headphone jack sony c555es sacd player
5 headroom maxed out home on the way




Of these I have had the audio alchemy the longest and I still use it at work. I liked the mccormack the least,to lean sounding. The jack on the sony is closed in sounding but somehow still enjoyable. The creek was very balanced and smooth sounding but I sold it to upgrade further,hence the maxed out home.
 
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1) I built a Cmoy amp with Meier crossfeed
2) I built an Apheared CHA 47
3) Creek OBH-11
4) OBH-2 power supply
5) MG HeadDT
6) A bunch of tubes
7) 2001 HeadRoom Maxed Out Home
8) 2001 HeadRoom Max
9) I built a META42

Everything has been sold or traded except my original Cmoy, CHA 47, META, and my Max.
 
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I own or previously owned the following amps:

X-Can v1
X-Can v2
Creek OBH-11
Creek OBH-11SE
Grado RA1
HeadRoom Little
 
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1. Melos SHA-1
2. Modified ASL MG-Head DT

I'm downright spendthrift by everyone else's standards
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NGF
 
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My first headphone amp was puchased in 2001, I evidently am on some sort of quarterly amp buying cycle!

1. Grado RA-1
2. JMT Built CHA47
3. JMT Built CMOY w/ Meier Crossfeed (Sold to a Bass Player friend for use as a practice amp with headphones, works great for this application with Sony 7506's).
4. EarMax Pro now tubed with Telefunkens
5. Grace 901 (If forced to give up all amps but one, this is what I'd keep. It is the only amp that can correctly run every headphone I have, and that built in DAC trounces the DAC in the DV47A)
6. JMT Built META42
7. RKV Mark II (running only AKG1000's and HD600's until impedancer arrives)

Judging from this website: http://www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com it looks like the mighty Zeus may be resurfacing!
 
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Assuming this thread is only about dynamic headphone amps, here is mine. Bold items are still owned as per JMT:

1. Corda HA-1 (now heavily modified by KurtW)
2. ASL MG Head OTL (technically ordered first, but Corda arrived first)
3. AudioValve RKV II
4. McCormack Micro Integrated Drive
5. Sugden Headmaster
6. CMOY variant (work-in-progress; just for learning's sake)
 
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total airhead
mg head dt
ear hp4
kgss (electrostat, nearing completion)
melos clone (getting started)
 
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Headroom Airhead
Creek OBH-11
MG Head OTL
JMT Penguin
Grado RA-1
Melos SHA-1
Creek SE power supply
Headroom Max
JMT META (portable)
 
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Very short yet...

micro-ZOLT - last 2 months

JMT CH 47 - On it's way to Brasilia

TANGENT META 42 - "Under construction waiting list"...



Next wish list


ZOLT tube rolling

HAP - 3

EarMax Pro

RKV
 
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1. AirHead
2. Corda HA-1 on order
3. ? I refuse to upgrade until the last one ordered arrives.

BTW tanfenton, by the standards on this addictive forum, a mere 2 amps most definitely does not make you a spendthrift!
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Gus B
BTW tanfenton, by the standards on this addictive forum, a mere 2 amps most definitely does not make you a spendthrift!


Ask him about his tube collection
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Two years ago, I purchased a Total Airhead..........then the insanity began (in the following order):

Creek OBH-11
MG Head DT
JMT-built CHA47 in PacTec case
JMT-built CHA47 in Altoids Peppermint tin
JMT-built CHA47 in Altoids Cinnamon tin
JMT- built CHA47 in Penguin tin
JMT-built CHA47 in small wooden cigar box
JMT-built cmoy in plastic case
A few more JMT amps in assorted tins
Grado RA-1
Earmax Pro
Sugden Headmaster
JMT-built META42 in black plastic case
JMT-built META42 in smaller translucent red case


And I still have them all! (Well, I did give an Altoids to my oldest son.)
 
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Homebuilt CMOY: $10 (Ahh, great times buying parts in Eastern Europe. Everything's dirt cheap)
MG Head (sold)
Little Loaner for a month

Now: Home-built Meta42

Anyway, I'm pretty sure the meta will be it for the next 2 years, at least until I get into college. . .
 
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STARTED WITH
1- Melos sha-1
2-Audible Illusion L-1
3-Melos Sha Gold Reference 4-Grahme Slee Solo
SOLD them all.
NOWhave
1-Cary 300 sei
2-Sudgen headmaster
3- Norh se9 for K1000
4-SENNHIESER HEV70/he60
 
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- Videologic Sirocco Crossfire amp headphone jack
- MG Head DT
- CMOY variant
- Headroom Max
 
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