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i've noticed that headphone amps are always in these kinda columns, instead of in regular reviews, could Stereophile ever actually review what we consider "normal" amps, due to their rule on a product having at least 5 dealers? if not, it kinda makes it hard...

Yeah Stereophile wouldn't do a formal review of most of the amps that are popular on Head-Fi due to their 5-dealer rule - RSA, HeadAmp, Eddie Current, Singlepower, Meier Audio, even those dinky Chinese brands like Little Dot and DarkVoice.

But that still leaves a nice chunk of headphone amps that they could review from the likes of: Creek, EAR Yoshino, Grado, Musical Fidelity, Naim, Pro-Ject, PS Audio, Rega, even Stax. Why Stereophile doesn't review those companies' headphone amps is a mystery...

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Yeah Stereophile wouldn't do a formal review of most of the amps that are popular on Head-Fi due to their 5-dealer rule - RSA, HeadAmp, Eddie Current, Singlepower, Meier Audio, even those dinky Chinese brands like Little Dot and DarkVoice.

But that still leaves a nice chunk of headphone amps that they could review from the likes of: Creek, EAR Yoshino, Grado, Musical Fidelity, Naim, Pro-Ject, PS Audio, Rega, even Stax. Why Stereophile doesn't review those companies' headphone amps is a mystery...

I think you qualify as a HeadAmp dealer by now

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Yeah Stereophile wouldn't do a formal review of most of the amps that are popular on Head-Fi due to their 5-dealer rule - RSA, HeadAmp, Eddie Current, Singlepower, Meier Audio, even those dinky Chinese brands like Little Dot and DarkVoice.

But that still leaves a nice chunk of headphone amps that they could review from the likes of: Creek, EAR Yoshino, Grado, Musical Fidelity, Naim, Pro-Ject, PS Audio, Rega, even Stax. Why Stereophile doesn't review those companies' headphone amps is a mystery...

They have reviewed the Stax Omega 2 MK1 with the 007t and 717. Unfortunately it's such a hopelessly useless review (80% setup/wanking/nonsense, 20% listening impressions).

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I think you qualify as a HeadAmp dealer by now

What can I say, HeadAmp has been my devotion since 2006! :P

I think you should set up 5 dealers Justin, these Stereophile guys need to be exposed to some real headphone amps and then they'd be like this: :kitty:

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I think you qualify as a HeadAmp dealer by now

Can I be your Icelandic distributor? :D

They have reviewed the Stax Omega 2 MK1 with the 007t and 717. Unfortunately it's such a hopelessly useless review (80% setup/wanking/nonsense, 20% listening impressions).

That review was by the epic waste of space Jonathan Scull so no wonder it was crap. The SR-Omega, ESP/950, HE60 and Orpheus reviews are all much better. I really should buy a scanner and upload all of this stuff... :palm:

Edit. Holy crap I own the SR-Omega they reviewed!!!!!!! Too bad it's the one with the 007 drivers but I thought the S/N.133 sounded familiar...

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Stereophile added the Predator to their ongoing "500 Recommended Components" list - revealed in the October '08 issue. Along with the MF X-CAN V8.

So an enthusiastic review from Sam Tellig qualifies a product for inclusion in this list? :palm:

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Stereophile added the Predator to their ongoing "500 Recommended Components" list - revealed in the October '08 issue. Along with the MF X-CAN V8.

So an enthusiastic review from Sam Tellig qualifies a product for inclusion in this list? :palm:

Didn't you read my reply at the X-Cans V8 thread? He's got a lot of power inside Stereophile. Bunch of morons OMG :palm:

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I'm guessing that they let him have his way so that they don't have to hear him laugh his evil laugh. :rolleyes:

Quite possilble. I'd probably pay for not having to hear his evil-f***-laugh.

Edipis, I didn't like the V3 very much, I preferred my ole V2. Not heard the V8 yet, but don't have much interest to be honest.

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