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Okay, I'll just ask! What are you building?
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Okay, I'll just ask! What are you building?

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I love it. I don't see me ever getting anything different, it handles anything and everything thrown at it and sounds superb. It's granite smile.gif I also have bigger pieces sat under my speaker stands.

That's good to hear. I have yet to experience a nice, dedicated headphone amp but then again, I don't think I ever needed one for my ath-m50s. In the near future though, i'm looking to pick up some nicer headphones, like the Denon D-5000. I'm sure those will need a good amp to drive. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the amp... And i'll have to start looking into some granite pieces. I honestly have no clue on how placing granite beneath audio components can affect sound quality but I love the aesthetic appeal, lol.
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well within the last couple of days i been getting parts in to make my project. still awaiting more tho.may not look like anything audio now but i assure you it will soon.
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Looks like that's going to be a fun project. Do keep us updated on your progress! I'd love to get into diying audio gear but I currently have little knowledge of it. I think i'll pick up one of those easy, basic soldering project kits to start off on first.
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These came in today.

The Denon AH-NC800 are absolute crap. I'm pretty upset. rolleyes.gif I adored my Denon AH-D5000 and they are still my favorite, but the NC800 is a tremendous disappointment. They are very light, but the build quality is terrible. They are definitely not robust. I think too much compromise was done to make them light. The noise canceling is not very good and the sound quality is only average. There is nothing special about these headphones and they're not worth the money. Sennhesier PXC 450 is the best sounding noise canceling headphone, and the Bose is still the best at noise canceling. I did A-B the Sennheiser to the Denon and there was no comparison. The Sennheiser is far beyond what the Denon attempts to provide as far as sound quality goes. I've heard the Bose several times and it pains me to say it, but the Bose is the better buy over the Denon if you want good noise canceling.

The Beyerdynamic DT880 600 ohm, well that's a different story. thumb.gif I haven't given them a thorough listen yet but based on quick judgement I think they are excellent for the great deal I got on them. I'm testing between a Schiit Asgard and Valhalla and I think the Valhalla sound much better, but the Asgard is also good. The Asgard has a very neutral sound with the DT880/600 and I think that's a very good thing. However, the warmth added by the Valhalla makes it a bit more tolerable for me and I think most people would share the same opinion. I like the Beyer T70 a little better for its better detail and transparency, but I like the Denon AH-D5000 better still. But considering the cost of the Denon at $500 and the Beyer DT880/600 below $250 if you find it at the right time, the Beyer DT880/600 ohm is a killer deal and an excellent set of cans!

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Looks like that's going to be a fun project. Do keep us updated on your progress! I'd love to get into diying audio gear but I currently have little knowledge of it. I think i'll pick up one of those easy, basic soldering project kits to start off on first.
well i got all the parts soldered on that i can now. im still waiting for the heat sink, case, and a couple other odds and ends.

its not too dificult to do if you use an amp that has a pcb board and a good following. usually there will be a bill of materials that you would use. what gets complicated is when you start changing stuff with it that would affect how it sounds and preforms.

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Thanks for the review, Greg. I'll remember to stay away from the AH-NC800 when I start looking for headphones.
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well i got all the parts soldered on that i can now. im still waiting for the heat sink, case, and a couple other odds and ends.

its not too dificult to do if you use an amp that has a pcb board and a good following. usually there will be a bill of materials that you would use. what gets complicated is when you start changing stuff with it that would affect how it sounds and preforms.

Looks good, bobfig. What kind of soldering station are you using? I've been looking into hakko and weller due to their reputation. Hakko seems to be the more favorable soldering station but I can't get over how goofy and ugly they look.
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i don't use one.... im just using a weller wp35 35 watt iron with a fine point tip.
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My kenwood kc-6060a just came in today... Unit is in great cosmetically but no picture on the screen. mad.gif Looks like I have to replace the CRT. I'm hoping it won't be too difficult of a task.

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My kenwood kc-6060a just came in today... Unit is in great cosmetically but no picture on the screen. mad.gif Looks like I have to replace the CRT. I'm hoping it won't be too difficult of a task.
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nice new toy. i would love to see it with the screen on when you fix it.

just a teaser on whats to come.

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Denon AH-D2000.

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