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#91 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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"best" in this instance is a personal judgement of what one has heard, probably the favourite in that area.

For instance, I could name the"best" amp that I had heard, but I could not name the "best" amp in the world because I have not heard any where enough of the possible contenders.
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#92 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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NEVER ONCE in a one on one comparison with the standard NVA AP10h has the NVA lost or not been bought NOT ONCE!!!! that I know about, well over 100 units out there. So you can pretty much bet that Jammy is right seeing as his version is way ahead of the standard.

Unlike other manufacturers I am not scared of any challenge or comparison and we publish the results in the NVA room at HFS. We give full no quibble refund to anyone who is in anyway unhappy.
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#93 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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I have no doubt that Jammys NVA headphone amp is a fine piece of equipment, and he obviously loves what it does.

PS To my knowledge I have NEVER rubbished any NVA product. How could I as I've never,ever heard anything made by NVA.
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So that makes you an expert to comment does it. At least Jammy has knowledge of the product, yet you call him :roll:
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Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:So that makes you an expert to comment does it. At least Jammy has knowledge of the product, yet you call him :roll:
You best re-read what I have said Richard. :)
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Maybe worth going back to what Mudshark said, his "it cant be bettered" was prefixed by the fact that no one has commented. Is it worth all this?
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Nick wrote:Maybe worth going back to what Mudshark said, his "it cant be bettered" was prefixed by the fact that no one has commented. Is it worth all this?
Absolutely not Nick. :(
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pre65 wrote:
Nick wrote:Maybe worth going back to what Mudshark said, his "it cant be bettered" was prefixed by the fact that no one has commented. Is it worth all this?
Absolutely not Nick. :(
Yet you create conflict AGAIN!!!
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Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
pre65 wrote:
Nick wrote:Maybe worth going back to what Mudshark said, his "it cant be bettered" was prefixed by the fact that no one has commented. Is it worth all this?
Absolutely not Nick. :(
Yet you create conflict AGAIN!!!
Not at all dear boy. :)
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#100 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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Mudshark wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:57 pm Gosh....No comments then.....

I know, it cant be bettered. :mrgreen:

Noddy you have misinterpreted my comments.....
I was using a bit of sarcastic humour due to the lack of reply. (obviously I must try harder) :mrgreen:

Of course there may be better headphone amps out there....
The Sennheiser Orpheus may well stake a claim.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eANv_Qxv0

But ive listened to dedicated can amps both SS & Valve from -

Bryston
SPL Phonitor
Burson
McIntosh
Oppo
Burson
Trilogy
Fostex

Spent an enjoyable evening playing with "big boys toys" whilst on the hunt for headphones (Settled on Audeze LCD3).

And despite all of the above being a damn site (rip-off) more expensive than my 3 box NVA special none sounded as good.
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#101 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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Thanks Jammy, it puts your experiences in context. :)
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#102 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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No probs......Onwards & Upwards. :lol:
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#103 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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hopefully back on topic :D

I was asked to build a headphone amp and eventually went for a triode strapped E55L with custom C-core output transformers

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HT is a 5Y3 - LC then LC to each channel. the transformers have dual centre tapped secondaries for high/low impedance, as well and floating or earthed centre taps..... sorting out the switching was fun :roll:

Seems to work quite nicely, think I may use the E55L again :D
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Seems to work quite nicely......... :!:

Time well spent then. :roll:
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#105 Re: what Headphone amp do you have

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:roll:
Nothing wrong with that thing looks the biz sjs.
Bet it sounds the biz too.
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