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I really have no idea. Don't have a Vali. But looking at the specs, you won't quite reach 110dB based on the 115mW power output of the amp. 110dB would require 127mW. In other words the headphones should be able to be driven fine by the Vali. 110dB is fairly loud. Try it out and let us know.

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I wouldn't use an O2 with them. They need much more voltage gain. If you use high gain (5x) they are ok, but not great. I bring out the big guns when I'm using my Sextetts. I like using my Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid, which has the oomph required to drive them. Maybe a LYR2 or Schiit's Valhalla 2 OTL based amp would work fine.

 

I'm not familiar with the O2, but I generally agree with your assessment. I need to use my E12 to make my Sextetts happy.

post #1038 of 1042
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post
 

I really have no idea. Don't have a Vali. But looking at the specs, you won't quite reach 110dB based on the 115mW power output of the amp. 110dB would require 127mW. In other words the headphones should be able to be driven fine by the Vali. 110dB is fairly loud. Try it out and let us know.

If i get one, i shall do. Thanks for the elimination of the O2 anyway.

post #1039 of 1042

Well I'm having a Sextett Sunday.  Pink Floyd Animals on tap right now.  These cans still bring a smile to my face like they did the first time I heard them so many many years ago.  :beyersmile:

post #1040 of 1042
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post
 

I wouldn't use an O2 with them. They need much more voltage gain. If you use high gain (5x) they are ok, but not great. I bring out the big guns when I'm using my Sextetts. I like using my Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid, which has the oomph required to drive them. Maybe a LYR2 or Schiit's Valhalla 2 OTL based amp would work fine.

From my experience an efficient amp is essential, my now sold Bellari HA540 Amp was a poor fit, a portable ALO MKll was more up to the task.  From a spec standpoint it should have been the other way around.

 

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If i get one, i shall do. Thanks for the elimination of the O2 anyway.

If you want a less expensive HP amp, check out the vintage amp/receivers from the 70's they powered these mid 70's HP's.  That was back at a time when all a receiver had to do was power a turntable, tuner, and two speakers.  Plenty of power left over for the HP out.

 

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Well I'm having a Sextett Sunday.  Pink Floyd Animals on tap right now.  These cans still bring a smile to my face like they did the first time I heard them so many many years ago.  :beyersmile:

A very musical soundstage and a unique vintage HP, nothing on the market sounds like these and that's a good thing :L3000:

post #1041 of 1042
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post
 

I wouldn't use an O2 with them. They need much more voltage gain. If you use high gain (5x) they are ok, but not great. I bring out the big guns when I'm using my Sextetts. I like using my Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid, which has the oomph required to drive them. Maybe a LYR2 or Schiit's Valhalla 2 OTL based amp would work fine.

 

O2 on low gain at 12 o clock is way louder than I can stand with my sextetts. The idea that it doesn't have enough power is kinda weird.

 

Joachim

post #1042 of 1042

I'll have to try it again. I seem to remember that it wasn't that good of an experience. Perhaps I was looking for more voltage gain and subsequent oomph.

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