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post #5741 of 38361
i just got my ATH M50 two days ago =D
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Hey my EH250's come in soon, I'm so excited
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post #5743 of 38361
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"SS sounding" - eh... I wouldn't entirely agree with that.
Thanks for the reply, Bryan ...

My comment regarding SS-esque nature of the Raptor comes from reading, literally, every decent review of the amp (from 6 moons to the various head-fi reviews); each and every one are very careful to emphasize that (unlike the Woo 6) the Raptor is not at the "tubey" or "liquid" or traditionally tube sounding offerings. They do say it sounds like a tube amp but it's on the more resolving and detailed end of the spectrum as opposed to the lush.

I've heard the Woo 6 (and loved it) but thought it was just a tad too lush for my liking. I did, however, like the fatness and bass performance of the Woo over my Stello and so I've been looking for something that might incorporate a bit of the SS detail with just a touch of the tube bass and warmth that I so enjoyed in the Woo amps.

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I think you should move up in SS Joel. I can sort of tell that tubes just won't give you the sound you're looking for, and the best SS amps will not lose a step to tube amps in the slightest. The Luxman P-1
I may well investigate higher end SS options ... but I remain curious about a tube set up that nails it for me.

As I said ... the Woo 6 and Woo 6 SE, at the houston meet, both sounded better than my Stello by a slight margin in regards to mid range and bass ... they were just a bit too soft around the edges, though.

I'm banging around the idea of a fully modded Woo 6 as well as the Raptor and so what I end up auditioning is still up in the air.

Since Ray has told me I can have it for a week or so with a no fuss money back gaurantee ... I will most likely at least give it a shot.

And I hear you on the price point gripe ...

But myself, being from the design field and all (visual, not industrial) ... I don't mind paying in spades for something that performs very well and is also visually/physically constructed with an obvious (if not retentive) attention to craft and aesthetics ... and of all the amps I can imagine ... the Raptor has always charmed me in that regard.

But if something is physically beautiful yet doesn't offer anything of more profound (in this case, sonic) benefit, then I can't tolerate it.

So we'll see ...

I'll be sure to post some thoughts once and if I get my ear on one.

Best.

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well im upgradeing my source finaly. woot for xonar DX
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Hey guys, I just got my HD201's a week or two ago, I really like them. Also I have had some Koss KSC75's for a while that I use on the go.
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I got my Plantronics .Audio 365 closed headset a week ago along w/ an X-Fi Xtreme audio soundcard
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Thanks for the reply, Bryan ...

My comment regarding SS-esque nature of the Raptor comes from reading, literally, every decent review of the amp (from 6 moons to the various head-fi reviews); each and every one are very careful to emphasize that (unlike the Woo 6) the Raptor is not at the "tubey" or "liquid" or traditionally tube sounding offerings. They do say it sounds like a tube amp but it's on the more resolving and detailed end of the spectrum as opposed to the lush.

.joel
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lol...

I was just going to tell Joel I think he needs to go for a beta22
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lol...

I was just going to tell Joel I think he needs to go for a beta22
Or Luxman P-1.... or Headamp GS-X.... or Eddie Current Zana Deux.... or TTVJ Millet 307A.

Really any of those 5 should do the trick.
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Or Luxman P-1.... or Headamp GS-X.... or Eddie Current Zana Deux.... or TTVJ Millet 307A.

Really any of those 5 should do the trick.
no, I'm going to stick with a beta22


me on the other hand... I need some Odessy Stratos power amp for my ref 1's and then I need to replace my Max with a nice Aikado based tube pre. then for some Ninja Master crossovers for my ref 1's.

btw... anyone want to contribute to my new crossovers or amp fund?
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