Addicted to Fun and Learning
- May 19, 2022
- Dirty Jerzey
Need it to clean out yer earholes after you listen to all that distortion . I don't even like distortion in cheap car audio stuff. Not sure why people like it in really high end audio where its supposed to be about "fidelity."I like the soap dispenser style input selector.
They do have aesthetics going for them, though. I did buy a cheap FX Audio Tube 02 headphone amp some time back just for the hell of it. Implementation was just some faux 5725W pentodes parked across the +/-12V rails as the input for the "flavor" and an op-amp + emitter-follower stages for driving the headphones if I recall. And after all that it still ended up being transparent with its distortion products more than 50 dB below the fundamental even at low impedances. I was quite disappointed, ironically. To add some ironic insult Amir tested one and his had audible distortion. So much for remembering that tube sound, which I probably would have promptly wanted to forget if it did have distortion out of the box. At any rate, it still made for an ok headphone amp.