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Bought this beauty from Tam's Audio. After a ton of reading i settled on not breaking the bank and getting this Matrix M-Stage and also did a OPA627AU class a biasing mod, which was recommended for a sound signature that worked well with these AKGs. So far initial impressions, I couldn't be happier

Also, I'm running it off a clean UPS power source, but i'm amazed at how quiet the amp is at max volume and moderate gain (no source playing of course). Literally almost no background hum even at 100%. Heck of a little box.

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i still have to make my purchase for an amp, anyways..... how do those AKG 701's sound? i was thinking of getting a used pair of these...
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i still have to make my purchase for an amp, anyways..... how do those AKG 701's sound? i was thinking of getting a used pair of these...
i love these things. Very long burn in period (prob about 150-200 hours), but once you get them set up right and amped they're great for the price.
    
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How much was the amp? I got Fiio E7/E9 combo for 200...beautiful
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i love these things. Very long burn in period (prob about 150-200 hours), but once you get them set up right and amped they're great for the price.
found a pair of used ones for $230 at this price would you say its worth the purchase?
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How much was the amp? I got Fiio E7/E9 combo for 200...beautiful
$270 shipped w/ the alternate modded opamp. Decided let the guy do the soldering for me because hes able to solder a SOIC opamp into a DIP attachment w/ resistors by the dozens and i would have to source everything but the resistors on my own. Was just easier for the 20 bucks.

Really impressed with it so far considering I only have the one set of headphones that really needed it.
    
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So you currently have the stx running digital to yamaha receiver and using that as your source and running analog to the amp?
    
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looks real good, if i had the money i would have the same setup
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So you currently have the stx running digital to yamaha receiver and using that as your source and running analog to the amp?
No I use the preouts from the STX (rca) to the matrix amp.

I use the spdif to the yamaha amp to power my 5.1 system.
    
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