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Rob knows his vintage gear.The 1980 is the pinnacle of pioneer receivers and if you can get a mint version for a fair price, regardless of what speakers/headphones you have, JUMP ON IT!However, I am biased as I own a mint 1250 (restored lovingly by Howard at Audio Specialist in Sherman Oaks). Although I have not heard a 1980 (it is a rare piece as not many were made) the 1250 (160w/ch) is still the best I have heard the HE-6.One caveat with all vintage gear is that it will...
Really? DSD files sound really good to me on my S1, but not a huge step above pcm 44.1 once they run through the DSEE engine. Where it really shines is upscaling from 256 through the DSEE. What is in your chain? Are you listening to headphones or speakers?
I finished my grill mod as well.  Wire mesh grills from a Staples waste paper basket and fine perforated nylon cloth underneath to keep the dust out. I have to agree this does open up the sound-stage noticeably.    
I am in no way claiming that hardwiring had any impact on the resistance. However I remember some time back people speculating that the hi-fi man connectors caused some excess resistance. I have no idea as I never measured them before hardwiring.My main reason for hardwiring was to be able to use my Q cables and all my home made 4 pin mini XLR cables.
Mine came in at 39 ohm hardwired, I think these were the lowest.
No modification required. The pads just fit over the plastic ring just like the hifiman pleather.
I tried the shure pleather pads as well. They are extremely similar to the stock pleather. As far as "fit" they are all quite similar. The HM5 just don't have as much stuffing and a softer pleather.
+1 on the HM5 pads.I have also tried the LCD-2 leather, both stock, and pleather Denon pads.The HM5 sound best to my ears clean highs like the fabric and deep clean bass and lower mids. They are also super soft so they seal well.
As long as you were careful with the volume.Whats the most watts anyone has fed them?
Which album?
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