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Aegis700
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Jun 30, 2019
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Folks: is the "pass" out a variable output? That is, does this also work as a preamp?. And what is the power output? Had anyone tried it with Audeze LCD 2C Plannars? Thanks.
Jun 30, 2019
pure5152
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Jun 30, 2019
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I think on sbaf I remember reading that the massdrop cth tube would be better for audeze headphones, and that the zdt works better for more efficient planars and dynamics. This is just what I read, though; I haven’t tried this amp myself (though one is scheduled to arrive sometime early this coming week)
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Jun 30, 2019
jxliu
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Jul 1, 2019
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The "pass" is a passthrough. No preamp functionality.
Jul 1, 2019
MFillmore
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Jul 1, 2019
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NOOOOOO. Don't use a tube amp with the 2C. Just don't. And there is no pre amp here.
Jul 1, 2019
Aegis700
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Nov 26, 2019
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Too warm?
Nov 26, 2019
Aegis700
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Nov 26, 2019
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Now that you got it what do you think?
Nov 26, 2019
pure5152
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Nov 26, 2019
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Thanks for following up! Yeah, it sounds great with the dynamic drivers I have (verite closed, focal clear, grado hf-3) and efficient planars (pmx2). Great soundstage layering and depth, with pretty good dynamics too. That said, I don't use mine anymore actually, preferring the Asgard 3 to it overall. I plan on selling the ZDT Jr soon.
Nov 26, 2019
MFillmore
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Nov 28, 2019
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No its like a technology issue. Planar magnetics are just too low impedance you get all kinds of weirdness. Ive had buzzing that wouldn't be there on a high impedance like 6XX etc, or it just won't sound right, etc. I've been told it has something to do with voltage vs. amperage, but I'm not sure I understand the science behind it well enough to explain it that way.
Nov 28, 2019
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