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Ok, it's down to 2 choices. I'm going to skip tubes for the time-being.

Alpha Prime upgrade should be in in the next couple of weeks. My STX II is headed for Taiwan for repairs, leaving me with just an eClaro soundcard. Good card, but the amp SUCKS.

Insight to these 2 choices would be appreciated.

Massdrop has 1d left on a Matrix M-stage HPA 3b balanced amp which looks great in balanced mode, but it'll be some time before I can afford a balanced dac.

or

a JDS Labs Element. Powerful, but nothing special as far as I know??? From what I read it just seems like a decent "all-arounder"


thoughts???

and holy cow, the stain work on that Bottlehead is amazing!!! you sir, are a craftsman!
Edited by badtaylorx - 8/4/16 at 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by badtaylorx View Post

Ok, it's down to 2 choices. I'm going to skip tubes for the time-being.

Alpha Prime upgrade should be in in the next couple of weeks. My STX II is headed for Taiwan for repairs, leaving me with just an eClaro soundcard. Good card, but the amp SUCKS.

Insight to these 2 choices would be appreciated.

Massdrop has 1d left on a Matrix M-stage HPA 3b balanced amp which looks great in balanced mode, but it'll be some time before I can afford a balanced dac.

or

a JDS Labs Element. Powerful, but nothing special as far as I know??? From what I read it just seems like a decent "all-arounder"


thoughts???

and holy cow, the stain work on that Bottlehead is amazing!!! you sir, are a craftsman!

I wouldnt get the Matrix M-stage because that would be rewarding a company for stealing somebody else his work.
Looking at the PSU in that amp i dont think it will sound like an Original Lehmann either.
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and holy cow, the stain work on that Bottlehead is amazing!!! you sir, are a craftsman!

Thanks but I'm only the lucky new owner of this beauty, credit for the craftmanship goes to the original artist (who I'll have to track down and praise) wink.gif .
   
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I wouldnt get the Matrix M-stage because that would be rewarding a company for stealing somebody else his work.
Looking at the PSU in that amp i dont think it will sound like an Original Lehmann either.

I see that the original m-stage IS a direct clone,

this one however is a completely different layout, style, amp really. Or were you just saying that because of the original ripoff you'd avoid them completely?

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dang, I can't get my t20s to sell, so I guess I have to refund everything except those including the 4d which I like better, lulz.
    
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dang, I can't get my t20s to sell, so I guess I have to refund everything except those including the 4d which I like better, lulz.

What have they been on Ebay, a day? lol, you have headphone ADD.
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What have they been on Ebay, a day? lol, you have headphone ADD.

I have more than headphone ADD, I have life ADD bro lol You should have seen my video card benchmark phase, I owned 10 different GPU's in course of two years. :DDDD
    
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I'd give it a little more time, unless you absolutely have to unload them. I've had stuff sit for over a week in spite of picking up a dozen watchers in under a day.
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I'd give it a little more time, unless you absolutely have to unload them. I've had stuff sit for over a week in spite of picking up a dozen watchers in under a day.

Yeah I will let it run its course. I need them to sell mainly because I have no use for the ZMF Lambskin earpads. I am also still in an eternal struggle if I want to keep the D2000's or not... I got a good price on them for $223 shipped. If T20s sell I probably will keep them, I can only carry two headphones with me to Ireland. lol, and SHP-9500 already has top honors.
    
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Yeah I will let it run its course. I need them to sell mainly because I have no use for the ZMF Lambskin earpads. I am also still in an eternal struggle if I want to keep the D2000's or not... I got a good price on them for $223 shipped. If T20s sell I probably will keep them, I can only carry two headphones with me to Ireland. lol, and SHP-9500 already has top honors.


Hmmmmmmmmmmm

When you go to ireland, how long will you be staying and what will your living arrangements be like?

I mean if you are going for a few months, screw it.

If you are going for several years, then keep the denons.

If you are going for several years and you will have your own place, then sell it all and get some used sennheiser HD600s and then save up for a decent amp and dac.

I can promise you that your amp is causing the fatiguing sound of the D2Ks.
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