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Show your headphone amplifier

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by boza, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Dave59

    Dave59 Well-Known Member

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    The Little Dot Mk V drives my Sennheiser HD650s nicely 0FE909B2-0F3F-4331-BEE0-CC95CEBFC0D8.jpeg
     

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  2. ajward549

    ajward549 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The Smiths - the single

    Listening by the early morning glow of tubes!
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  3. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    A little dusty these days! Decware Taboo III.

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  4. Catfish1

    Catfish1 New Member

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    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!
     
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  5. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    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.
     
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  6. iamjaymo

    iamjaymo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The Audio-GD R2R 11 (headphone amp/ladder DAC) in it's final resting place at home...

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    At the "testing facility"...the office:

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  7. Catfish1

    Catfish1 New Member

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    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.
     
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  8. Delta77

    Delta77 Active Member

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    Okay it finally came in..
    Signed (by the technician whom made it)..

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    Upgraded Caps

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    Paired with,, Headphones,,
    ZMF (Auteur)..

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    Source is a,,
    OPPO 205. (CD/DAC)
    Streaming Tidal Hi-Fi via
    Apple TV4 (hdmi to oppo 205)
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    Replaced my PRE-AMP in my main system..
    WOW , I really like it..
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  9. boza

    boza Super Member

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  10. richie60

    richie60 Member

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    Bottlehead Crack with speedball. My main amp, used with either the Beyer DT880 600OHM or Sennheiser HD600 headphones.
     
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  11. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    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!
     
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  12. boza

    boza Super Member

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    My headphone system at the moment
     

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  13. JRM55

    JRM55 New Member

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    Just added a Schiit Bifrost to the mix... IMG_0115.jpg
     
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  14. dBfreak

    dBfreak PartChangerExtraordinaire

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    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)
    Grado SR325e
    Senn HD650
    (sometimes)
     
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  15. TimF

    TimF Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  16. radioactive

    radioactive tube gear fanatic Subscriber

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    This is my headphone amplifier. A pair of fairchild 260 amplifiers running a set of stax electrostatics. :rockon:
    It don't get much better than this.
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  17. elcoholic

    elcoholic Jet Fuel Genius Subscriber

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    I do like my Stax on tubes as well.
     
  18. boza

    boza Super Member

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    There's some realy awesome setup's on this thread. :rockon:
     
  19. elcoholic

    elcoholic Jet Fuel Genius Subscriber

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    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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    red 111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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