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Jul 15, 2022 at 8:19 AM Post #1,366 of 1,477

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Hello guys!:)
I want to buy some new cans for my headphone collection))
So can anyone advise me please headphones with warm and dark sound for TA 26 (price under 500$) ??
I have DT 770 250 Ohm and HD600 - they sounds awesome (especially HD600) but i want something else a little more darker and warmer))
 
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Jul 15, 2022 at 8:35 AM Post #1,368 of 1,477

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The Hd6xx on Drop is warm and darker.
Thank you man but i dont want anyone of HD-series ,maybe HD650 some time but not now (I love my HD600😎)
 
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Jul 19, 2022 at 3:29 AM Post #1,369 of 1,477

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Damn it, now I'm awaiting delivery of a TA-26 also.... Finger slipped on buy now button by accident, you know how it goes lol.

Y'all been teasing so much I couldn't resist the dark side call of OTL giggle... I've been very happy with all the hybrid xDuoo gear so far I've had so why not? I did have a set of DT880 600ohm turn up last week I have yet to play with (by that I mean fix lol, there a broken pre-loved set I got cheap) but they would be perfect for use with the TA-26. I got a few 250/300 ohm cans but it'd be cool to use the DT 880 with OTL.... Happy Days...Oh now I'm gonna need more tubes hehehehe
Somebody wasn't meant to be here for a month or so yet, but turned up early...Nice surprise really, so burning NOS tubz in 'n chimpin a listen here'n there already... :L3000:

New Horse in the stable! (I'm going to have to have a look at fixing/modding those DT880 600ohm's I scored recently sooner than expected giggle...)

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Jul 19, 2022 at 4:04 AM Post #1,370 of 1,477

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Somebody wasn't meant to be here for a month or so yet, but turned up early...Nice surprise really, so burning NOS tubz in 'n chimpin a listen here'n there already... :L3000:

New Horse in the stable! (I'm going to have to have a look at fixing/modding those DT880 600ohm's I scored recently sooner than expected giggle...)

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My TA-26 will arrive tomorrow. Your headphones HD6XX and LCD2C?
Nice cables, what are those?
 
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My TA-26 will arrive tomorrow. Your headphones HD6XX and LCD2C?
Nice cables, what are those?
The headphones being used there are the HD6xx (lightly modded), yes I have on the side there the LCD2C but not used/tired those with this amp. Don't think they would be a good impedance match but who knows.... Not really tried much yet just letting things do their thing for a few hours...... The cables are my own design/make :slight_smile:
 
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The headphones being used there are the HD6xx (lightly modded), yes I have on the side there the LCD2C but not used/tired those with this amp. Don't think they would be a good impedance match but who knows.... Not really tried much yet just letting things do their thing for a few hours...... The cables are my own :slight_smile:
Wow, those cables look better than many custom cables. Good work:clap:
My headphones are also same HD6XX and LCD2C:relaxed: I am getting TA-26 for my HD6XX, LCD2C sounds great on my EF400.
 
Jul 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM Post #1,373 of 1,477

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Wow, those cables look better than many custom cables. Good work:clap:
My headphones are also same HD6XX and LCD2C:relaxed: I am getting TA-26 for my HD6XX, LCD2C sounds great on my EF400.
Hi ✌
What can you say about the sound LCD2C with TA26 ?(i want to buy it in future)
 
Jul 19, 2022 at 8:40 AM Post #1,375 of 1,477

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Hi,
I will receive it tomorrow, I will let you know.
From what I read so far TA-26 is best with cans with high impedance.
Ok i will wait - great thanx for answer!!:beerchug:
LCD2C have not so small impedance - its 70🤷‍♂️
 
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I have tried my LCD-3s - which have a nominal impedance of 110ohm I think? - on my TA-26 and I thought the bass sounded a bit muddy. I will need to give them another listen but I wonder if planars won't get enough current for the bass to be clear?
 
Jul 22, 2022 at 3:57 AM Post #1,377 of 1,477

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Hi Guys,

Received my TA-26 a few hours ago. I let it on for a few minutes and immediately plugged in my HD6XX (couldn't wait anymore :smile:). Oh boy it was something I never heard of HD6XX sounding and I am loving it. This is my first OTL AMP.
I will give it some more time and let you know my impressions.
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Ok i will wait - great thanx for answer!!:beerchug:
LCD2C have not so small impedance - its 70🤷‍♂️
Man it was terrible I heard LCD2C sounded out of any AMP I tested until now. LCD2C is a big NO with TA-26, there is hardly any bass and sound is too muffled, grainy and distorted.
Passion for sound on youtube measured the output impedance of TA-26 and it's 90ohms which not at all good news for low impedance headphones and especially planars with low sensitivity and low impedance.
If it's going to change after burn in or whatever I will let you know.
 
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Somebody wasn't meant to be here for a month or so yet, but turned up early...Nice surprise really, so burning NOS tubz in 'n chimpin a listen here'n there already... :L3000:

New Horse in the stable! (I'm going to have to have a look at fixing/modding those DT880 600ohm's I scored recently sooner than expected giggle...)

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RCA sounds better?
 

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