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FireS Audio Fubar HD

FireS Audio Fubar HD

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Would this be a great DAC/Amp combo for the Massdrop x AKG K7XX? I'm trying to find a good DAC/Amp combo to give me the best sound for these headphones.
I got mine on the last drop it plays th00xx fine it does have noise issues sometimes running thru a panamax power condition er helps out .I like to know if this version y can change the OP amp out. The headphone section is ok but I find my filo e12a sounds better.
Class B amplification? I surely hope not!
Noldir
Wow you are right, Class B amp... I'm actually really put off by that But no power specs are posted in the description! ;-(
The name, the name!! Makes me fear to play Talking Heads "Burning Down the House" on this thing.
Mine came with a power supply that ends in a wire instead of a plug :(
Skelshy
That's FUBAR'ed! (Sorry, couldn't resist).
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I'm pretty sure the Schit Audio Magni uber/Modi sounds better than this and has a bit more power. http://www.head-fi.org/t/748067/official-schiit-magni-modi-2-uber-thread/15
BananaSplit
I own a Modi/Lyra stack, the original Firestone Spitfire, and a FubarHD from the last drop. And yes, I agree with BS that the Schitt stack is more powerful, and gives a slightly better presentation (soundstage, impact, and 'texture'), but it's also somewhat more expensive, much less flexible, and much, much more of a PITA to get and keep working with Linux or Windows 10.
Please don't misunderstand - I use the Modi/Lyra daily - it's a delicious match to Fostex T-50 'phones, but it needs to be the only device on a Win 10 USB port, is very fussy about its cabling, and it causes the current Linux ARM kernels utter grief.
The FubarHD seems very unfussy about cabling, plays well with other USB peripherals, and is simply plug & play on the latest Raspbian distro - the blessed thing is pretty painless to use. Where it falls down is at the extremes - it's not happy driving 600 ohm Beyers, nor very pleased with 50 ohm Fostexs, but is quite happy with 320 ohm Sennheiser 580's.
So you do get what you pay for, a sonically honest, usefully flexible, DAC/amp/linestage that can be the heart of a pretty decent system.
Any chance this will drop again sooner than 2 years down the road?
I learn a long time ago,you get what you paid for especially headphones amp.
Description says "....formerly Firestone..." but stamped on the amp it says "FireStone".
Edit: I tried looking everywhere for a review - nada.
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From the review, you lose a lot of performance and sound quality with the HD, unless you change out the 2227 opamps.
dalethorn
this version does not have that opamp
believe it or not, this thing got worse performance than a onboard soundcard (Asus R4G)
This, the Centrace dacmini, or the grace m9xx????????????
Anzalone
I personally would go with the Grace Design. I'm a recording engineer and they make world class microphone preamps too for the pros that are bar none.
rustyinseattle
Yeah, I hear ya. Think that's what I'm gonna do. I was leaning that way from the start. Thanks.
need to know the current output at different ohms. Please give us specs.
it says this has line out and a source button on the front. I'm looking to have a dac/amp for my headphones and just a dac for my active desktop speakers. Anyone know if this will for sure give an unamped line out through the RCA on the back and then switch to headphones with a handy button?
What do you guys say, this one or the SMSL M6?
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Thank you very much for your advice :) I am gonna go with the SMSL.
Have a nice day :)
NebelLuca
The SMSL M6 is clearly the superior performer.....and it's cheaper.
The specs seem a little weird. Frequency response is 40Hz - 15kHz?
How much current can it deliver into common headphone loads? What about output impedance? These are critical specs to have.
"to 250-ohm BEASTS"........?
Wondering how this unit would sound as the freq response is kind of limited
You do know what 'fubar' means, right?
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I guess you never watched Saving Private Ryan then @K.T.N.F.U.B.A.R --> F...d Up Beyond All Repair.
Seeeeebs
Yes, that's what we said in the Navy
Hey guys,
Quick update: These shipped out from Taiwan yesterday. Hopefully we will be getting these sometime next week at our warehouse, but can't make any promises. Just know that they're coming soon! :)
What are the physical dimensions on this?
So how exactly would someone run this with a 600 ohm set of cans?
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I guess that he is asking if this can drive 600ohm high impedance headphone since description says it can drive 250ohm headphone easily.
Decom
It can be assumed that it may not be effective enough for 600-ohm headphones.