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post #6681 of 38125
Great thread with lots of good info.

Please add me

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post #6682 of 38125
Thanks Crazy and Hellscream. Guess I'll go with the HD555 once I can find them at a cheaper price. Amazon.ca has them for $161 with free super shipping thingy so I might jump on that. I'll probably get the Zalman ZM-MIC 1 Microphone at Ncix along with something else to warrent the shipping cost lol.

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just bought a quables LOD for 18 euro shipped... i think i did well on that.
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Can I join? ATH-M50.
I also have sennheiser hd202 if those count heh.
...hmm i dont think im gonna read all 670 pages lol
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Sooooooo...

Plans are changing. Who wants to sell me a little dot mkIII?
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what about grabbing this?

$210+s/h for a Darkvoice 336i
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post #6688 of 38125
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Sooooooo...

Plans are changing. Who wants to sell me a little dot mkIII?
What's happening to the FET?
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post #6689 of 38125
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what about grabbing this?

$210+s/h for a Darkvoice 336i
I'll definitely look into it. The plan is to keep whatever amp I do purchase below $250.

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What's happening to the FET?
Well, after figuring out exactly how long I'd potentially be waiting for the pico, I decided to cancel my order and go a different direction. The decision to go with the havana is based in large part on its stellar reviews, the reports of MHDT's excellent service by almost every havana owner on head-fi, and the fact that by all reports, the shipping takes very little time.

Also, the havana will represent a piece of equipment that will stick around for quite some time, whereas I was always anticipating the pico to be more of a stop gap measure until my finances allowed for improvement.

Since my current financial situation will not allow for me to keep both the havana and the fet, the fet must be returned to ttvj. I truly wish I could hear this amp with the havana, but unfortunately that's just not going to be possible at this time. Yesterday, I actually got the opportunity to listen to my senns through an emu 0404 and the fet and while I liked the sound, I did experience, what I thought to be a rather analytical tonality that wasn't exactly my cup of tea. I, of course, take this listening experience with a grain of salt as this amp is still quite new, and my listening session was only about an hour or so. Like I said, I wish I could spend more time with this amp, but it's just not in the cards atm.

Now I need a relatively cheap amp that will give me decent synergy with the havana and that will hopefully arrive here around the same time the havana does. Feel free to offer me suggestions.

I'll keep you all posted about which decision I actually decide to take .
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post #6690 of 38125
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...while I liked the sound, I did experience, what I thought to be a rather analytical tonality that wasn't exactly my cup of tea.
There's solid state for ya. Keep in mind that the FET actually has a touch of warmth while the 0404 is fairly analytical, so I would blame that characteristic in the source primarily.

Havana seems quite good; I've never heard any of MHDT's products so I cannot comment. Personally, I'm addicted to very analog-sounding DACs from last decade, stuff by Parasound (1100/1600), Assemblage, Sonic Frontiers (TransDac).

Something I might worry about with matching the Havana with a tube amp is synergy. Joel (s1rrah) uses his Havana with a very solid SS amp; I think this makes a lot of sense to obtain tube-like properties from the source, but have a high-current amp with a lot of ability to drive low impedance, sensitive headphones like Grado. I suspect Joel's background noise is just about nil with his GS1000 and RS1.

Besides synergy, I stress maybe going with another SS simply because there are better options for those in your price range. I am picky and a cynic, and all this rave over < $500 tube amps seems like a whole lot of noise to me. I'm not saying value cannot be had, but it would generally seem that ideal tube designs are definitely going to run you a decent penny.

That being said, the CKKIII is right around your target. It's a great, great amp and matches very well with Grado. Cold & analytical? Not so much, but it is a SS. I think the match with the Havana would turn out very nicely. If you need to commission someone to do the build, MisterX is running about the cheapest for Cavali Kan Kumisa builds right now.
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