What is the room like as well?
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- 21 posts total
Definitely look at some other part of your system, and/or incoming power.
Given what you have on hand now, I'd say look for better speakers.... Possibly cabling too. or try another DAC. Additionally, tubes in the Dodd pre.
One of those areas or maybe two should fix the issue pretty much. The room is always a main part too.
Getting another amp, without improving upon the level of speakerage you have now seems like a more sideways step to me.
If you've got to go grab an amp that's better sounding than the Odyssey, either add a pair of Dodd mono block EL34 amps, or get yourself a Butler TDB 2250.
the Dodd mono blocks are sweeter sounding, using only a TDBH 5150 (150wpc), not the 250wpc like the TDB 2250, the Butler sounds better to me and has more control and better bass.... the 250wpc version ought to be way better, and allow you to throw some $$$ towards your speakers as it sells new for $3K.
before pulling the trigger on anything, like all have said here, the brightness probably isn't the amps fault.
Got dedicated ckts? Checked for ground loops? use a power cond? how's that cabling situation, pc's & ic's? What are the speakers sitting on and how are they isolated? Got a good rack?
it all adds up.
10-22-09: Jeffb28451Actually, I think the "Glass Ceiling" is the top upgrade/mod option that Klaus offers for the Odyssey Extremes. It's not listed on the website, but I have seen it referred to in reviews and posts on forums.
this thread has taken an unexpected turn!
I posted looking for odyssey amp comparisons to other amps in an under 5k price range and come back this morning to find people recommending me new speakers!
That is fine, but I do believe that I want to keep my speakers and all of my other associated gear. I would, however, like to UPGRADE the amps. not downgrade.
does anyone have any first hand experience in comparing the odyssey against the DNA250/MC352/neo250?