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larssc
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Aug 20, 2018
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I've had my 6xxs for a week now. I had anticipated trouble driving them with my dragonfly Black so I ordered a Magni while waiting on the shipment. Should have spent the money on a Dragonfly Red because the Magni doesn't seem to add anything except loudness and some cloudy compression. So I ordered the Red and a long cable so I can connect my main system. I like Mqa from Tidal, so that is why this particular Dac. I also have the HD598, which so far beats the 6xx in all ways except bass authority, and maybe mids detail. Really hard to say with weak amp/dac. I hope I don't feel the need for more power. Hopefully 2.1 volts should be enough by itself or through the Magni preamp/amp.
Aug 20, 2018
ninjatanzen
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Aug 20, 2018
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I'm running my 6XX through a Magni 3 amp and a Topping D30 DAC. I am also coming from HD598. I have no trouble powering these with the amp. They sound much more full than my HD598 and seem like there are more details I never noticed before. I don't have other amps (let alone tube) to try and drive these new cans, but I'm very happy with what I've gotten. To my ears it has been a worthwhile upgrade.
So If you're getting a Magni 3 amp it'll definitely have the power to drive these.
Aug 20, 2018
Eldus74
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Aug 21, 2018
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Yep, if the output of the DAC is greater than obo. 2vrms, users have said it sounds "compressed"
Aug 21, 2018
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