Yes, you need a good amp for your T70 now, and you'll need that good amp for T1/HD800 later.
Yep next stop (maybe next year) is the amp if today's Cambridge Audio DACMagic works for me. Let me fill my wallet up again and then make a comeback next year lol
If you don't mind, recommend me a few solid state amps within 1-1.5K? Amp wise, I know I don't like the sound signature of tube amps so...all solid state amps for me. Thus far, I've only heard of the Beyer A1, Meier-Corda Audio and Ray Samuels Audio which I will now avoid...
Using an old Meier Corda amp given by my friend. It's like white turned yellow but still working and nice sound signature lol
Almost all things need to be home trialled before you can actually make a decision. Otherwise it'd end up with you attempting to justify the purchase by a)circle wank on internet forums about how good it is and b)throwing out subjective after subjective opinion on why it is the best. Placebo is a very powerful effect.
I think the cause of the problem is my CDs themselves. I spoke to Jeremy (the guy whom I bought the DAC from) as I was trying out my current DAC and asked him about my problem and he told me this is just the way classical music is recorded, very sensitive or is it high soundstage..can't remember the exact words. But I trusted him because he manages the audio at the MBS auditorium and previously, the Esplanade. So he is a guy who knows his classical?
Well, what he said was true. The sensitivity is high enough that I can hear the conductor turning the pages of his chords!
Position does not imply ability. I've learnt this the hard way.
But he made me find a MP3 that was recorded in recent times and so I chose a recent Michael Jackson Commenmorative CD published just after he died? Yeah and I played it, there was no noise at all. And he was correct, no background noise.
I'm not trying to refute nor rebuke you, I'm certain that you must have had a real bad experience. Something bad enough to make you post on an advisory mode or warning mode...
But yeah, he asked me to test his theory and my test demonstrated that it's valid so he probably knows his stuff to some extent
1. The RSA Predator was sold off. I think that the design is poor and it can't power my T70 properly anyway.
2. I'm now using a Porta Corda Mk I as my amp and a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic as my desktop DAC.
There is no noise when playing pop but the noise is there when playing classical music. Therefore, the noise is truly from my classical music but was likely to be amplified even more by the RSA Predator.
I think I will stay off from portable stuff for now
If my Ferrari has problem at 100km/h but runs okay at 90km/h, should it be considered problem free?
You're right in associating portable stuff with this problem. However NwAvGuy has measured O2 and Fiio E11 to be able to deliver enough power for your T70, and there are also other amps with sufficient voltage swing.
I have an E11 that you can borrow.
Conspiracy theorists in USA get laughed at
Conspiracy theorists in another certain country get persecuted
Which country has a real problem?