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Thread: Musical Fidelity X-Can V2.......any thoughts?

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    I'm Ian.

    Default Musical Fidelity X-Can V2.......any thoughts?

    Has anyone out there any experience of these headphone amps?. I love the noise my MF A3 makes but it hasn't got headphone facilities and I would like to use headphones for my late night listening. Any other thoughts or recommendations would be welcome.
    My system; Toshiba SR-370/SME3009 S2/Ortofon 2M Black, Marantz CD6005, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Harbeth Compact 7, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    I'm Lawrence.

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    Can't be sure if the v2 is the same but my v3 was very good with the right headphones (warm sounding) and a bit thin sounding with the wrong ones (bright ones). This was helped with tube rolling but was basically the signature. I sold it in the end.


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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    Thanks Lawrence, good name that ( my middle name ). I've yet to buy any headphones so this gives me a direction to look in.
    My system; Toshiba SR-370/SME3009 S2/Ortofon 2M Black, Marantz CD6005, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Harbeth Compact 7, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Join Date: Dec 2014

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    I'm Mike.

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    Have the V-Can 2 fed directly by an audiolab Q-Dac and driving Sennheiser HD600 cans and I'm very pleased with it.

    I use cans a lot and have a wide variety of options to choose from including the headphone outputs from either the Q-Dac itself, an M-Audio sound mixer, a couple of CMoy amps or directly from my Quad 405-2 output (via a QED switcher) and the V-Can is definitely the best of the bunch.

    Full and well balanced dynamics and a wide soundstage - makes me a happy chappy anyway ;>

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    Just recently went back to headphones and got a smsl m6 mini dac/amp. Have to say its very good with my at msr7 cans.
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