DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp
DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp
bookmark_border
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our customers, we agree to hide prices prior to logging in.
3.2k Sold
Product Description
Headphone amplifiers come in a variety of circuit designs, each with its own advantages and drawbacks, but there’s one main determining faction: distortion level. Credited with having the lowest possible distortion, Output Transformer-Less (OTL) headphone amps cut out a key part of conventional amplifier design to eliminate a major cause of audible distortion Read More

search
close
NvSn
1
Nov 30, 2020
why the shipping take so long bruh
marcom22
5
Nov 25, 2020
So guys I have a little Dot MKII with non-stock Tubes so what do you suggest me ..... I must to replace it with this one? With the DarkVoice 336SE? Please an honest opinion Thanx-X
marcom22
5
Nov 26, 2020
Thanks for your reply, I would to improve my Tube stage ..... I have already the Topping L30 that is awesome but I like to have also a Tube's section Amp for my headphones. So I would to improve it and Do you think that DarkVoice 336SE can upgrade my Tube section?
silentbirdie
40
Nov 27, 2020
considering they asre both in the same price range you wonb't get that much of an upgrade it'll just sound different. tubes are so subjective that it often depends onnyour taste i've never tried a darkvoice for example so i wouldnt know if it's an upgrade. If i where you i would change the tubes of my little dot.
Hoodini6822
38
Nov 25, 2020
Just a friendly Heads up, Apos sells the darkvoice and will price match Drop's price or anyone elses price up to 30 days after purchase. NO, I'm not affiliated with Apos in anyway. Just wanted to share the information, in case you want to deal with better customer service if anything were to happen. *Idk how long the pricematch deal will last, but it's for sure going on as of 11/25/2020.
TreeFrogs
92
Nov 29, 2020
The long wait times were not a big deal when it was for group buys that we’re discounted and otherwise not possible to purchase (the old Massdrop). Drop is going to have a tough time competing as just an online retailer. It won’t be long before other retailers start doing product collaborations too and then what will Drop really be offering? I miss the old Massdrop sometimes.
uuelle
1
Nov 30, 2020
Placed an order with Apos as well (not affiliated) on Nov 25. They processed the refund and charged again for the price matched amount in 2 hours. Received tracking code on Nov 26. Based on some of the stories below, I "feel" a bit better knowing Apos advertises a 2 year warranty. I surely hope I don't have to use it though.
SuperChief
2
Nov 25, 2020
Would these drive 250 ohm headphones? I have a Beyerdynamic t90
silentbirdie
40
Nov 26, 2020
it's only really good at driving high impedance hedphones so yes easily
Carfanatic
28
Nov 25, 2020
There's no information on warranty or return period or anything anyone know where to find this? It's not worth the little bit of savings if there's no manufacturer's warranty and no help if something goes wrong after 30 days.
deepskypics
0
Nov 23, 2020
I just ordered the DV 336se! I'm using Beyerdynamic DT1990s with both balanced and analytical pads. I'm starting my tube collection journey. Right now, I just picked up a NOS RCA Black Plate 6as7g and NOS GE 6sn7gtb. And am also looking online for NOS Tung-Sol 5998/7236 an NOS Tung Sol 6sn7s. I picked up a GE 6sn7gtb because it was my clear favorite preamp tube I heard on Zeos's Darkvoice Tube rolling video. It was bright, lively and punchy, yet smooth and had punchy bass. Does anybody recommend some solid Power tube pairings with this GE 6sn7gtb? I picked up the Rca 6as7g black plate (which seems to be a solid starting power tube), but am willing to take suggestions on other tubes to try. I'm worried that this pairing might be too bright given some other comments about the Rca 6as7g being a bright wide and lively tube, wheres some say it's a balanced sounding tube. Overall, I'm looking for an output that isn't too dark, but is punchy and lively and engaging, I do tend to like treble bite as long as it's not strident.
(Edited)
brice007
0
Oct 27, 2020
My Darkvoice has a very loud output. I originally thought it was the low impedance of my DT 177X as it became painfully loud when turned up more than 10% (7 o'clock on the dial, 1 out of 8 markings, not sure how best to describe). I got a pair of HD6XX which should pair better but it is the same problem (hurts to turn it up past 7 o'clock), which is is surprising to me going from 32 to 300 ohms. Has anyone else had this problem or can suggest a fix? I am running it from a Grace SDAC set at 100% on my Mac which works fine for the Schiit Magni. It's hard for me to imagine that the amp is giving me its best performance so low in its "power band" but would also welcome any insight about that assumption!
brice007
0
Oct 30, 2020
Thanks for the encouragement!
silentbirdie
40
Nov 26, 2020
I find this amp extremely loud as well i use it to resolve that problem i plug the darkvoice into a preamp. I have a schiit modi magni stack for low impedance and as a ss reference sound.
Mcnastytkkk
1
Oct 25, 2020
For the love of God put a fan on this amp its a fire hazard but with the fan it's fine
rumata13
476
Oct 26, 2020
Because of fire safety concerns I have my Darkvoice plugged into Tripp-Lite under-monitor surge protector: https://www.tripplite.com/isobar-6-outlet-under-monitor-surge-protector-8-ft-cord-3150-joules-2-usb-charging-ports~MT6PLUS When I am not using it I switch the button off, so no power goes into the amp and it can not catch fire while I am not around.
silentbirdie
40
Oct 23, 2020
would these socket savers work for both the 6sn7 and 6as7 tubes of this amp never got socket savers before but thought it would be a good idea. https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/socket-saver-8-pin-reducing-wear-and-tear-tube-sockets

Fayne
1567
Oct 24, 2020
Yep. They'll work for both tubes.
(Edited)
silentbirdie
40
Oct 24, 2020
Thanks dude want to tube swap more but don't want to ruin the amp
RolfAngst
0
Oct 23, 2020
What`s about chanell separation ???
Showing 29 of 1089
keyboard_arrow_up
Newest
1,088 OF 1,089 POSTS
Dec 4, 2020
keyboard_arrow_down
Oldest