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I currently use my Crack (with Speedball) + Reduction (with Integration) to listen to my record collection on Sennheiser HD650's. I am considering upgrading my headphone amp to either a the Mainline or the Crack-a-two-a.

Is this a worthwhile upgrade if I plan on not upgrading the Reduction, and if it is worthwhile, is the Mainline overkill?

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Re: Pairing with Reduction Phono Preamp with Integration Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 12:35:52 pm »
The Reduction is quite capable of keeping up with either C2A or Mainline. The Mainline will give the HD650s a bit better speed and resolution than the C2A, though either amp will work very well with them.
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Re: Pairing with Reduction Phono Preamp with Integration Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 02:03:52 pm »
Thanks for the input Doc! Since I already have a perfectly good Crack with Speedball I'm not in a rush to upgrade. Are there plans to replace the Mainline or Crack-a-2-a in the next year?

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Re: Pairing with Reduction Phono Preamp with Integration Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 05:50:24 am »
There are no plans to update those kits. But they are on sale this weekend...
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Re: Pairing with Reduction Phono Preamp with Integration Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 08:59:22 pm »
Only checking this now :( I'll get around to them later though. Thanks!