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Hi! My setup

 

Home SA14/A3-BP25 headphone out /Corda HA-2-AKG K1000/Senn HD 650-ClouRed

http://www.fuwen.net/index.php?option=com_...id=24&Itemid=63

 

Portable Philips AZ6847 - Sound Devices HX-3 - Senn HD25-1

http://www.fuwen.net/index.php?option=com_...id=18&Itemid=57

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Ahh... a fellow HD600+Clou Red user! You've got a setup for everything!

 

Nice looking bag for the Weekdays Rig. What is it? Also can you start a new thread & tell us a little more about the portable amp & mini to mini cable you use.

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Update of my home rig.

 

Headamp: MAD EAR+, HP100A

Pre-Amp: Graaf Model Two

Power Amp: Classe DR-9

Source: Cyrus CD7Q + PSX-R

Headphone: ATH-L3000

I/C: Taralabs RSC Air 2, DIY Canare

Power Cord: Pirelli DIY

Skr cable: Nordost Red Dawn

Speakers: Eskmo Electrostatic

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YES! That's exactly the stands I wanna get!

 

Where's the Cayin & Consonance?

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Hi! N@Z, the weekend bag is just a normal S$20 outing bag I bought when I was roaming aroung in my Woodlands neighbourhood shops. The brand is 'Numanni', I suppose is made in HK.

 

I spend most of my time enjoying music from my systems and much less trying to do critical listening to figure out the detailed sonic characteristics of the system. Also I do not have a critical ears and always find A/B equipment very frustrating, especially those in the same performance class. Anyway, will try to write something for the HX-3 and the Kimber mini-mini. At present I am trying out a silver mini-mini made by Fishball79, quite happy with that actually.

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My first post, so here goes:-

 

Source: Terratec EWX24/96 Soundcard (Using Foobar 2000 upsampling 24/96 Kernel Streaming)

Amplifier: Musical Fidelity X-Can v3

Headphones: Sony MDR-CD3000 + Beyerdynamic DT531

 

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come on guys, post your equipment. don't shy  yes.gif

What about gals? biggrin.gif

 

Hi!

 

I am running all digital . . . .

Terratec 24/96 Audiocard

Creative SoundBlaster Live! (multi-zone audio system using 2 soundcards)

AMD XP2100+ / 1GB DDR Ram / Win2K

J.River MediaCenter 10 (beta)

20,000 digital music files (on hard drive, mostly lossless format ripped in 'DigitalSecure' mode)

 

Headphone amp: Homemade solid-state

 

Phones: AKG K501 & AKG K240, Sennheiser HD540 & PX100, Koss PortaPro.

(I am considering some canalphones for noisey environments when portable).

 

 

Cables/Interconnects: my next project is to make some.

 

 

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Welcome! You've got alot of headphones there already, how do you like the K240 compared with the K501? Tell us more about your DIY Headphone amp post photos too if you can.

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right now my main system would be rega planet>outlaw pcas>kgss>stax 404's

 

i don't think it'll get much better anytime soon!

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Well here goes:

 

Source: Sony D-EJ2000 (PCDP)

 

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Cables: Onix "Blue" Interconnect via Audioquest RCA --> Mini Jack Adaptor

 

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Amplifier: Grado RA - 1 Headphone Amp

 

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Headphones: Allesandro MS2/Grado SR325, Grado SR80, Sennheiser HD600

 

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Thanks for lookin'

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"Welcome! You've got alot of headphones there already, how do you like the K240 compared with the K501? Tell us more about your DIY Headphone amp post photos too if you can. "

 

Thanks for the welcome N@Z!

 

Yes I have alot of cans . . .too many happy.gif

I am going to get rid of either the HD540's or the K240's (maybe both). I am basically using the K501's as my main cans. The PortaPro's have become my 'bed-phones' since I switched to the PX100 for portable use. biggrin.gif

I am one of those nutty people that turns on the 'tunes' as soon as I am awake, and falls asleep to music with headphones in bed at night.

 

The headphone amp I am currently using is a 'cheater' I am using temporarily until I get the cash to build a better unit (ideally I'd like something real nice for home use powered by a wall-wart and maybe a battery powered amp for portable use). The info on it is posted below.

 

As far as my impressions of the K501 compared to the K240:

I find the K501 to be much more open-sounding, cleaner, less muddy. The bass is much less predominant on the K501's but it is not (IMO) lacking, merely more balanced. If I increase the bass output the 501's will faithfully reproduce it, so thay are not lacking, just that they are not 'in-your-face-bass' type cans.

 

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The amp I am using is built around a TDA2005 and I am powering it with a Radio Shack switchable voltage / regulated / class 2 wall-wart, currently set to 9 volts (or alterrnatively a 9V Alkaline).

 

Here are the specs:

D.C. Input : 8 – 18V at 1 – 2 A (15 - 30 VA minimum)

Power output : > 4W RMS / channel, 4 ohm load 12V DC supply.

THD < 0.02% @ 1W, 4ohms.

S/N ratio : > 80 dBA.

Frequency response : ~ 15 Hz to 50 kHz, –3 dB

Gain : ~ 30 dB maximum.

Input level : ~ 150 mV for full output

 

It actually sounds rather good, which makes me think these cans can sound much better if I put the proper effort into an amp of the proper design.

 

Anyway, here is the schematic for the TDA2005 amp . . . it has much fuller bass response than the other one I was using which has a LM1875T. The TDA2005, while having better 'stated' freq. resp. and richer bass, appears slightly less bright than the LM1875T. Then again I only did a side-by-side-comparison for a short time.

 

http://www.geocities.com/lisarct/TDA2005-C...p2Schematic.jpg

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