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Finally, the right kind of O2. Congratulations.

Not sure how much wattage the KGSS draws but IME the SRM-323S runs barely warm and the BHSE just slightly warmer than that (former draws 30W, latter ~200W). I wouldn't expect any of KG's solid state designs to run too hot but I've never owned one of them personally.

I know Birgir makes a huge deal about heat dissipation in his builds (oversized heatsinks/fins/etc.), so maybe it's a problem with getting rid of that excess heat?
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Finally, the right kind of O2. Congratulations.

Not sure how much wattage the KGSS draws but IME the SRM-323S runs barely warm and the BHSE just slightly warmer than that (former draws 30W, latter ~200W). I wouldn't expect any of KG's solid state designs to run too hot but I've never owned one of them personally.

I know Birgir makes a huge deal about heat dissipation in his builds (oversized heatsinks/fins/etc.), so maybe it's a problem with getting rid of that excess heat?

Maybe... Birgir actually upgraded this KGSS, some of his amps are actually known to run very hot (namely his KGSSHV Mini). It's a 230v unit for what that's worth, I run it on a Krieger 350W step down transformer.

HeadAmp's KGSS, which I'm sure is better than mine, was rated for 80W so I wager mine is around that too. If this causes any problems I would be willing to get rid of it and get an SRM-353X instead.

- EDIT: I think that Stax dust cover introduced static to the headphone. Now the headphone is like it was out of the box; most volume levels are distorted with loud cracking, and it's way louder than it should be. Before discharging the connector on my fingertips fixed it, now it's not. Any ideas anyone? I hope I don't have to return this since that'd be a nightmare. Hopefully I just need to charge it for a while.
Edited by boredgunner - 2/22/16 at 7:30pm
 
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Yeah I remember about Birgir allegedly touching that amp -- did he upgrade the transformers and/or power supply components? I feel like that particular chassis was designed for lesser circuitry.

Not sure about the dust cover static loudness/crackling thing -- not quite like anything I've heard happening to Stax.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 2/22/16 at 8:13pm
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Yeah I remember about Birgir allegedly touching that amp -- did he upgrade the transformers and/or power supply components? I feel like that particular chassis was designed for lesser circuitry.

Not sure about the dust cover static loudness/crackling thing -- not quite like anything I've heard happening to Stax.

He didn't upgrade the power supply components since I'm sure that would overwhelm the chassis like you say. He only rewired it, switched the volume pot, and any other changes were more along the lines of minor tweaking and not actual component replacement as far as I can tell.

I'll let it charge overnight and see how that goes. Crossing my fingers... this headphone was amazing until I ran into this issue. Made my K7xx sound so fake and two dimensional. The transparency, the layers, the detail... almost an unnecessary amount of detail not that it bothers me. It does sound somewhat "veiled" compared to what I'm used to (aka more treble happy headphones) but my Gustard U12 may be adding to this veil.
 
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Most certainly. Have you placed an order for a Gungnir Multibit or Yggdrasil yet?
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Most certainly. Have you placed an order for a Gungnir Multibit or Yggdrasil yet?

I got a Bel Canto Dac 3 instead, this will be my last DAC for the foreseeable future. Likewise the SR-007A will be my last headphone for the foreseeable future. I'll be itching to get rid of this KGSS for a while, although first will be a major PC upgrade (Pascal 980 Ti successor and new monitor). I will be experimenting with digital interfaces very soon though; my Gustard U12, the upgraded Breeze DU-U8, and none at all.
 
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Can't you sell the BCD3 and pick up a used Gungnir Multibit for about the same price? Could be well worth it.
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Can't you sell the BCD3 and pick up a used Gungnir Multibit for about the same price? Could be well worth it.

I could but honestly there's no way I could ever tell if it's worth it, unless I actually did it. Auditions just aren't enough in my opinion. I actually have more faith in the Dac 3.
 
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

I actually have more faith in the Dac 3.
Those are fighting words!

The Gungnir MB is pretty much a world-class DAC at an entry-level price. Once Schiit launches the USB Gen 3 upgrade model it'll be game over for everything else.
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