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Valve headphone amps..

Stevie9

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Hi,
I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here.
Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing?
Thanks.
Stevie.
 

Al ears

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Stevie9 said:
Hi, I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here. Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing? Thanks. Stevie.
Just curious as to why you would want a valve amp for that sort of budget. Not being snobbish but I don't think you are going to find many good ones without spending a lot more and if that is your top budget then you'll find much better solid-state ones around.

Having said that there is the Taga Harmony THDA-500T for around £200 but cannot vouch for its' quality as have never heard it.
 

eggontoast

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Stevie9 said:
Hi, I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here. Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing? Thanks. Stevie.
You could look at the offerings from Little Dot from China & Woo Audio in the states although the latter may come in a little over your budget.
 

Al ears

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eggontoast said:
Stevie9 said:
Hi, I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here. Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing? Thanks. Stevie.
You could look at the offerings from Little Dot from China & Woo Audio in the states although the latter may come in a little over your budget.
I was thinking along those lines but with the Chinese amps you may have a problem with warranty and the Woo Audio WA3 is over budget and you've still got the shipping costs on top. The Taga Harmony is at least available through kronosav.com
 

Stevie9

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Al ears said:
Stevie9 said:
Hi, I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here. Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing? Thanks. Stevie.
Just curious as to why you would want a valve amp for that sort of budget. Not being snobbish but I don't think you are going to find many good ones without spending a lot more and if that is your top budget then you'll find much better solid-state ones around.

Having said that there is the Taga Harmony THDA-500T for around £200 but cannot vouch for its' quality as have never heard it.
No problem Mr Ears..I am open solid-state options..
 

Al ears

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Stevie9 said:
Al ears said:
Stevie9 said:
Hi, I've a thread running in the headphone section but I may get more hits here. Can anyone one recommend a good valve/tube headphone amp for around £400? I'm aware of the Shiit Valhalla 1. Are there any out there I'm missing? Thanks. Stevie.
Just curious as to why you would want a valve amp for that sort of budget. Not being snobbish but I don't think you are going to find many good ones without spending a lot more and if that is your top budget then you'll find much better solid-state ones around.

Having said that there is the Taga Harmony THDA-500T for around £200 but cannot vouch for its' quality as have never heard it.
No problem Mr Ears..I am open solid-state options..
In that case allow me to suggest the Creek OBH21 Mk.2, you will be hard pushed to find a better amp for the money, they really are a bargain ;-)

Yours for around £325.

NOTE:- second-hand examples of the Mk.1 version, that is almost as good, turn up on eBay regularly, a much cheaper option. You may even find a few new examples going at a heavily discounted price.
 

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