New Headphone amp

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers' started by DarkWhisper, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. DarkWhisper

    DarkWhisper New Member

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    Well after years of lovely listening my X Can V2 has gone pop.
    Been told it will cost more to fix then it's worth so am looking for a new amp

    There's two amps ive been looking at

    naim headline 2 (Confused about powering item up)
    Graham slee solo.

    Which amp would be better suited to run my HD600.
    At the mo am using a Cyrus Pre/Power and CD separates
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Looks like the Solo is cheaper. Are you expecting to use the default power supplies?
     
  3. DarkWhisper

    DarkWhisper New Member

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    Has the Isupply been discontinued?
    Been looking for a while now, and cant find any places that sell it. Only can find the napsc as a starting power supply.
    £410 Headline 2
    £310 Napsc
    = Ouch
     
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  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with the available options myself, but I saw this interesting discussion, and it made me wonder how much difference these things would make to the final price. If I can find an amp with a DC input, then I'll build a battery housing if necessary and get whatever it takes in batteries to supply the correct voltage. That to me is better than any amount of expensive AC filtering. But I didn't check the specs for these 2 amps - just speculating on the options and prices you might be looking at.

    Naim Headline 2 and Flatcap2x
     
  5. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    It is really pricey but I think you would really like this - apologies for dangling such a lovely looking (sounding?) carrot!

    Graham Slee Solo Ultra-Linear Headphone Amplifier with PSU1
    £604.96

    It's a lot warmer than the normal Solo but retains all the detail. Sounds valvey but quick still.
     
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