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Heinsbeans
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Sep 22, 2018
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This is a good value OTL tube amp and I found it to pair exceptionally well with HD600 for rock, pop & rap songs (but not EDM obviously). For some reason, it didn't pair well with my HD650 as it made the overall sound too muddy. I expected it to pair well with HD800 but it also didn't pair well either as it made the bass muddy and loss in details. This was with Tung sol 7236 and Sylvania 6SN7W. So things might be different with other tubes. From what I'm hearing, I think Valhalla 2 or massdrop x alex cavalli CTH tube hybrid amp might be more suited for HD650 & HD800 as a budget tube amp.
Sep 22, 2018
nivvis
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Nov 6, 2018
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For the unknowing, why not EDM?
Nov 6, 2018
Heinsbeans
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Nov 6, 2018
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The amp lacks resolution/detail and has muddy/wooly bass. Afaik, most OTL tube amps are like that unless you get into the >$2,000 range. From what I've heard, hybrid tube amps like Lyr 2/liquid platinum are supposed to produce more solid state like bass.
Nov 6, 2018
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