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Offline DDDamian

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 11:36:17 am »
Wow - just wow. I can't imagine how that would sound. How do you get anything done with that in the same room! The satisfaction of building such a beast must be incredible.

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2015, 12:06:32 am »
I should post a picture of the 3CX10000  amp I built for my IEM's.....

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2015, 01:44:01 pm »
One of the things I enjoy about using the Crack for my bedside rig is looking over in the dark and seeing the tubes glowing and I cant help but wonder what the Neothorators tubes glow like in the dark, hint hint....

Will they glow softly in purple and blue hews  ::) or with white blinding intensity of Atom bomb fusion  8) (they certainly look capable).
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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2015, 03:19:45 pm »
Will there be a DIY kit for this amp in the future?

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2015, 06:12:05 am »
Will there be a DIY kit for this amp in the future?
No, this is a very, very, very difficult amplifier to build and is not particularly easy to service if a mistake is made.
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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2016, 08:04:01 pm »
So according to the rumour mill over at headfi, there's a K1000 successor in the works from the original designers...

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2016, 06:38:33 am »
Anyone who have heard the Neothoriator, could you be so kind to describe its sound characteristics? Maybe when pairing with HD800s? Or with Planar type headphone? Or even against the Mainline?

Thanks a bunch. I am curious and interested, its quite difficult for me to hear The Neothoritator myself, since I am in Thailand.

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2016, 07:04:37 am »
In spite of the huge tubes it is more of a neutral, tonally balanced and very resolving sounding amp than a lush, mid bass emphasizing, tubey sounding amp. There is plenty of power for any headphone you can throw at it. Mainline at about 600mWpc is pretty good most with inefficient cans, but some of the most inefficient headphones like K1000s or some of the HiFiMan headphones might not play clean as loud as they possibly can with a Mainline. That is no problem with the Neo, which can do about 4Wpc.

It also happens to make an incredibly good preamp, the only we we have come up with that can outdo the BeePre for the "you are there" kind of presentation.
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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2016, 07:19:07 am »
Thanks Doc... I kinda get the picture now. From the reading, I assume the Neothoriator is to pair best with K1000s. I am still waiting on the news of the new K1000s apparently. Which I assume will go wonderfully with this amp.

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Re: Pulling out all the stops
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2016, 07:21:16 am »
Don't know what the new K1000s will be like, if they happen. But we do have a pair of original ones to sell along with the Neo that we have available.
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