Discussion in 'Headphones' started by boza, Aug 15, 2017.
The Little Dot Mk V drives my Sennheiser HD650s nicely
The Smiths - the single
Listening by the early morning glow of tubes!
A little dusty these days! Decware Taboo III.
I have the same and like it a lot. Goes well with my high-impedence Senn HD 650's. Curious what tubes did you upgrade to? I upgraded mine to some GE 5654W
drivers and Novosibirsk 6H6P power tubes. I think it improved the sound but nothing night and day. I actually thought it sounded quite good with the standard tubes but just wanted to play around with some tube rolling as much as anything. Great product for the price!
I got mine for $129 from Amazon. It was too good a deal to pass up. The price has since been raised.
So far I've replaced the input/driver tubes with GE 5654's from Riverstone Audio. The outputs are stock. Do you hear a big difference between the stock output tubes and the Novosibirsk tubes?
My only caveat is that it tends to run somewhat hot.
The Audio-GD R2R 11 (headphone amp/ladder DAC) in it's final resting place at home...
At the "testing facility"...the office:
I think 'hot" is normal for a Class A tube amp. Mine gets pretty warm as well but nothing outrageous. I certainly don't think the Novosibirsk tubes made a huge difference and they weren't cheap at around $45 for a matched pair. Admittedly I haven't swapped the stock output tubes back in for any real A/B comparisons. As I'm sure you found rolling the driver tubes is pretty cheap and I'm fairly sure the better bang-for-the buck.
Okay it finally came in..
Signed (by the technician whom made it)..
Paired with,, Headphones,,
Source is a,,
OPPO 205. (CD/DAC)
Streaming Tidal Hi-Fi via
Apple TV4 (hdmi to oppo 205)
Replaced my PRE-AMP in my main system..
WOW , I really like it..
That is a really nice amp.
Bottlehead Crack with speedball. My main amp, used with either the Beyer DT880 600OHM or Sennheiser HD600 headphones.
I had a CSP3 for a while driving a pair of DT880-600 phones. It was a very good match up! You need to roll some tubes to find audio nirvana!
My headphone system at the moment
Just added a Schiit Bifrost to the mix...
Currently running this at the moment:
AMB Beta22 (three channel) Amplifier - amp gain set at 5 (built myself 8 years ago and still running strong)
AMB Sigma22 Power Supply (built myself 8 years ago...)
PS Audio NuWave DAC
Galaxy Note8 (source)
Senn HD650 (sometimes)
My LinnenberG Maestro SE headphone amplifier on left, along with its mates, the Allegro monobloc amps. My headphones are currently Sennheiser HD580’s, but I have a pair of HD660S coming, and I have a nice 4-pin balanced cable for them, looking forward to them!
This is my headphone amplifier. A pair of fairchild 260 amplifiers running a set of stax electrostatics.
It don't get much better than this.
I do like my Stax on tubes as well.
There's some realy awesome setup's on this thread.
The portable set up at the beach today. FiiO Q1, 80 gB iPod, LOD connector, ALAC files and K-240 mk ll’s.
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