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DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp
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DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp

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RVDIII
75
Apr 20, 2022
QUIT JUST AFTER 30 DAYS THEY SAID: SORRY BUDDY! NO MANUFACTURER WARRANTY! SO WHEN YOU HAVE TROUBLE A FEW WEEKS OUT THEY WILL TELL YOU…. TOUGH LUCK PAL! WE WONT HELP YOU SUCKER!!
k0nverse
14
Feb 21, 2022
please help 😔 I’ve had the darkvoice for about 6 months and i absolutely love it with my Beyer’s and my Senny’s /s and a month ago out of nowhere it started producing a low humming noise constantly through the headphones. I can hear it when music is off or during quiet parts of songs. the tubes are definitely burned in btw. I’m not very familiar with the tech behind tube amps so I really would appreciate any help :-( it was pretty expensive and i feel like i just got it :-( Troubleshooting i’ve tried so far: I’ve disconnected everything and tried a different wall output, humming still there.  I swapped out the tubes for the stock tubes, which were fine before, and still there’s humming. i’ve moved it away from my other electronics, turned everything else off that could be causing interference and still there’s humming I heard that cleaning the tubes can help with unwanted noise, but all of the tubes i have are only a few months old, how often should one clean their tubes? and how?  any help or recommendations for other things i should try would be greatly appreciated thank you!
Rowdy2026
771
Mar 10, 2022
It’s the amp itself unfortunately. It’s been tested to deliver distortion/noise ratios from 5-20% depending on the load…this is not good.
Since1991
7
Feb 4, 2022
I purchased this amp and I'm waiting on this amp to be delivered. I'm very new to tube amps and I'd like to ask what other tubes will make this amp sound as best as possible. I'd like to make it sound good, and "tubey" so that I can easily tell the difference on what this does differently from a solid state amp.
Bass-Head
2
Jan 31, 2022
Why would the following have such a phenomenal difference using the DV 336SE? Please see below: My signal chain is as follows: Qobuz/Tidal iMac 2021 USB -C Audioquest USB Cable ifi iPurifier3 SMSL SU-9 (DAC/Pre) Audioquest RCA DV 336SE AudioQuest RCA SMSL SH-9 THX AAA Linear Amp Audioquest Custom 6.35mm Stereo to Dual Mono 6.35mm UA Volt 276 Speakons Mackie BST 15's Powered Mackie DSM 18 Sub This sounded so awesome and can easily remove drywall nails at volume (actually true)! I, one day, mistakenly plugged my output cable from the SMSL Amp inadvertently directly to the DV 336SE Headphone out, bypassing the SMSL Amp. The sound was even warmer and much more intense coming straight out of the DV headphone jack. I moved my BD DT 1990's to the Headphone jack out of the UA Volt 276 and discovered something phenomenal... Listening to an audiophile class open back headphones with percussive musical impact around you IS the missing concert experience with headphones! My question was: Why would that move make SUCH a difference? I get the whole line level conversation, but the signal coming off the DV 336SE headphone jack has 30-40% more current coming off of it compared to the RCAs.
hysteria_37
0
Jan 28, 2022
Would a 240 V power supply work with this amp as im from Australia ?
RVDIII
75
Jan 5, 2022
NO MANUFACTURER WARRANTY! A FEW WEEKS OUT THEY WILL TELL YOU TOUGH LUCK PAL! WE WONT HELP YOU SUCKER!!
Evilpanda
88
Dec 26, 2021
Lost my cable for this. Anyone have any good replacement recs?
larry.tok
8
Dec 10, 2021
any idea if the 230/240v ones are coming in ? drop?
We don't expect to restock 230/240V in the short term.
JoshuaL
24
Nov 30, 2021
I see it used to be $200. Is this a good amp as my first tube amp? Any recommendations regarding what would be a good entry level tube amp to see if I like the tube sound? Doesn't seem like massdrop ships with different power supplies so I would need to buy somewhere else.
hottysonhottyson
1
Dec 11, 2021
I think it is a great amp for $200. But, I wouldn't pay $240 for it. If you get it for $200, you still have to be able to deal with tube burn in for 3 days for each driver tube you purchase. You have to deal with buzzing. You have to deal with return or refunds on bad tubes. You have to deal with an imbalanced potentiometer by turning down your signal input gain (can just adjust volume.) If you can get past all of this, you have a great amp for your high impedance dynamic driver headphones for $200 plus a little more for some additional tubes. However, if you want simplicity of solid state and want to drive planar magnetic headphones, just get a $400 Schiit Jotunheim or $500 RebelAmp.
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Yeah, they got greedy and raised the price on lots of their products. Now people are not buying Drop anymore because they know they are not getting the best prices anymore. This amp used to be $200 from Drop. It will sell again once they go back down to $200 but people are not stupid enough not to know this with everyone in the forums repeating the price increases and greediness. 
hottysonhottyson
1
Nov 20, 2021
I purchased this last year for $200. I am hoping to get another one for the family room but Drop raised the price.
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