Massdrop x THX AAA 789 Linear Amplifier - Sold Out!

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Hey Massdropp'ers, Thanks to huge demand for the Massdrop x THX AAA 789 Linear Amplifier, the units are now sold out. If you didn't get a chance to purchase one of the 789s (aka one of the best performing, best reviewed headphone amplifiers available) don't fret! We're working with the Massdrop team to offer you another drop as soon as we can. In the meantime, check out these 789 reviews: Massdrop
Reddit Here's wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season filled with lots of achromatic listening! ~Team THX
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rishimellor
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Sep 19, 2019
I am waiting for the next slots Please arrange it ASAP. But for now check twvideodownloader as a good source.
LuckyLuke575
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May 11, 2019
Please go back to the drawing board on the production side of things. Trickling out a few hundred units isn't going to get us there. I've just bought a top end DAC, and I'm looking for the perfect amp to pair it with, but no 789 available!!!????
HIFI778
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May 9, 2019
Hi THX can you please give us an update on the MAY shipping of these 789 AMPs? Is it all going on schedule for mid May shipping? Thanks.
Stonecarver
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Apr 25, 2019
Eagerly awaiting the next drop! I have money set aside this time, ready to pounce!
nick_t
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Mar 18, 2019
When will it be available again ? I have waited since 2017 !
Heefty
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May 6, 2019
Uhm, first drop launched in March 2018...
cwelton17
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Mar 17, 2019
Hi @THX Ltd. I've been trying to get in touch with someone about repair information for my broken THX 789 amplifier. Massdrop apparently doesn't have contact info and emails I've sent to y'all haven't been returned. Thanks!
Hi @cwelton17 , please send your personal contact info to marketing@thx.com and we'll make sure you get connected to the right folks at Massdrop. Thanks!
akarsner
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Mar 16, 2019
I actually caught myself a spot for a second "quiet" drop at around 2AM on February 5th (2019). Was already in the market for an external headphone amp after finally giving up following the endless struggle with my Creative SoundBlaster X AE-5 flagship card combined with Creative's absolute travesty of DAC software suite, Sound Connect 2. Snagged it right then and there, and got myself a Massdrop x LiquidCarbon SDAC/Amp on an in-stock offer to tide me over until the THX AAA 789 ships this May, upon which I'll pipe the audio from the SDAC/Amp (running as a pre-amp) into the THX. The really crazy thing is that only couple of hours later, the drop ended! I was shocked at how fast they went! If you want in on this hardware, I suggest you set up some kind of snipe bot to land you a spot in line for the next ninja-drop! In hindsight I almost feel dumb having spent so much money on mid-level SDAC/Amp + S-tier Amp with balanced 4-pin cables, and not investing more in the actual cans I'd be listening with (HD58X). Current headphones are amazing, I don't know what I'd even look towards as an upgrade, so I can't wait to hear what the setup sounds like with the THX addition in May. *excite!*
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If it helps you at all to know: I still used my HD 58X jubilee from time to time, even though I also have an HD 800 and a bunch of other headphones. I don’t use the Jubilee as much now that I have an HD 660S (It’s just better, and fills the same spot the Jubilee did), but these amps all improve the performance of your favorite headphones. I also love my Liquid Carbon, it’s like a side grade to the THX 789 with a different flavor. However, I have the original LC version, I haven’t heard the Massdrop LCX version. How do you like it?
akarsner
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Sep 23, 2019
It sounds fantastic for me. I mostly use it while playing Destiny 2 online and the gunfire sounded amazing through the LCX by itself, but with the 789 cleaning it up and beefing up the signal to the cans, it's unbelievable. In-game I hear more detail than ever now than I could have ever hoped or dreamed for, and I can almost instantly tell where an enemy is approaching my position and where to meet them around the corner with a shotgun before they'd planned to do the same. I did buy the Grace Standard Balanced since the LCX isn't a balanced DAC to begin with but has the capability to output as a balanced signal from it to the cans, and the Grace Standard Balanced DAC is supposed to take care of that but I may actually end up using it in the office and just keep using the LCX chained with the 789 at home. i love the ability to adjust the gain on the LCX while it's hot, and the flexibility and ease of switching to a different output on the LCX if i wanted to switch between my desktop speakers versus my headset for more ambient listening, etc. etc. I didn't really notice the difference between the two setups since both seem to result in absolutely fantastic sound quality regardless of which DAC was behind the 789, and since I'd rather not plop $600+ of equipment on my desk at work so I can be interrupted every 15 minutes anyway by somebody needing me to fix something "right now", I think the smaller and more portable unit with a more realistic set of features appropriate to the desktop footprint seemed to make the most sense.
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msolano
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Mar 13, 2019
Any chance of another drop for this item?
KorAU
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Mar 4, 2019
I await one that will ship to Aus.
AndrewSim
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Feb 5, 2019
@THX Ltd. totally missed this drop! Didn’t know it was limited :(
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