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how much would a SS/m3 be to build?
~100 US, but the SS can ber done as low as $50. the original was built for $40.

"Parts were selected so that there are as few items in the bill of materials as possible. No fancy parts, just normal, good quality R's and C's. The total cost of construction of this amp came in at $35.80 - to put it in "starving student" terms, about two delivery pizzas and drinks. This included everything except wire, solder, and the enclosure. In my case, the enclosure used was a recycled box that a wallet came in."

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thanks i'll prolly be ending up building the SS later in the year.
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Hi, this is a question for FaLLeNAn9eL...

Sorry to post on this thread, but I couldn't figure out a way to PM you. I noticed that you have an HK AVR-154 hooked up to a TCA Gizmo, hooked up to AV123 ELT525Ms. I just ordered the ELT525Ms, and need a receiver for it, and was looking at both the HK and the Gizmo.

How'd you hook up the Gizmo to the AVR-154? Are you using the Gizmo as a preamp? AFAIK, the AVR-154 doesn't have preamp outs...so how does this work?

If it's more convenient, could you please email me at *************? Thanks!
Edited by blackzarg - 6/28/10 at 2:19pm
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i dont think your card would be able to drive them... im beting that 500mw was A weighted at 32ohms so at 600ohms its prolly like 100mw max. most likely hardley enough to drive them to listenable levels.... also depends on the sensitivity of the phones. it the phones wer say 110db/mw then yea perhaps but being that their 600ohm im (makeing an uneducated guess) that they are below 95db/mw sensitivity..... yay for rambleing... but if you already have the setup go ahead and connect and see how loud/good they sound for yourself....

also 600ohm..... vintage k240?
600ohm was just a figure. I was thinking about getting some of the sweet closed 250ohm DT700's. Or are the lower-ohm versions better?
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Hi, this is a question for FaLLeNAn9eL...

Sorry to post on this thread, but I couldn't figure out a way to PM you. I noticed that you have an HK AVR-154 hooked up to a TCA Gizmo, hooked up to AV123 ELT525Ms. I just ordered the ELT525Ms, and need a receiver for it, and was looking at both the HK and the Gizmo.

How'd you hook up the Gizmo to the AVR-154? Are you using the Gizmo as a preamp? AFAIK, the AVR-154 doesn't have preamp outs...so how does this work?

If it's more convenient, could you please email me at p4plextor@gmail.com? Thanks!
I believe he was using the receiver as a DAC. I told him to try one or the other and see which was better.

I'm running my ELT525T's from my Marantz SR7001 and they sound just fine. I'd have to get quite a power amp to better my Marantz.
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Do I qualify with a new pair of HD205's?



oh noes, 6666! 666 upgraded!
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Hi, this is a question for FaLLeNAn9eL...

Sorry to post on this thread, but I couldn't figure out a way to PM you. I noticed that you have an HK AVR-154 hooked up to a TCA Gizmo, hooked up to AV123 ELT525Ms. I just ordered the ELT525Ms, and need a receiver for it, and was looking at both the HK and the Gizmo.

How'd you hook up the Gizmo to the AVR-154? Are you using the Gizmo as a preamp? AFAIK, the AVR-154 doesn't have preamp outs...so how does this work?

If it's more convenient, could you please email me at p4plextor@gmail.com? Thanks!
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I believe he was using the receiver as a DAC. I told him to try one or the other and see which was better.

I'm running my ELT525T's from my Marantz SR7001 and they sound just fine. I'd have to get quite a power amp to better my Marantz.
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Do I qualify with a new pair of HD205's?



oh noes, 6666! 666 upgraded!
Haha, It was at page just yesterday.

Added the following people. FWIW, I usually wait a few the thread to accumulate a few pages, if possible, before I update the list.

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I was just checking out the first page, and you have me listed as owning a pair of D2000's and E2C's...it's D2000 and E500's. I love the E2C's and all, but the E500's are just a little bit better IMO, LOL!
    
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I just blew some cash on a Little Dot I+. I really wanted a tube amp for my Grados (SR80's, hopefully to be replaced by SR225s in the near future, and RS1s in the not-so-near post-college future). The headphone amp on my Auzentech Forte is very clear, and has great separation of sounds, but is lacking a bit in warmth and deep bass, and leaves the highs too bright for my already bright SR80s. My receiver's headphone output warms it up a bit and the bass is much deeper, but I lose a lot of the soundstage and clarity, and I swear I hear a little distortion/static or something every now and then. Neither one really seems to bring my Grados to life. I also wanted a semi-portable amp that I could run a DAP through (for the bedside or for listening in rooms where my computer/receiver are not).

I thought about building the Millet Starving Student, but the tubes it normally uses have been pretty much wiped out of stock everywhere by other Starving Student builders... Not to mention my lack of free time to build it. I saw some posts about building the SS for different tubes, but then I read a post on head-fi about someones experiences tube rolling a Little Dot I+ powering SR225's. The output ratings make it look like it was made for low-Z cans like Grados. For under $150 fully assembled and shipped from a company with a great reputation in the community, it was too hard to resist. Can't wait to hear it, although I don't have high expectations for the stock tubes.
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