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post #4486 of 4977

You're right songmic, we do hate you :D.

post #4487 of 4977

kinda like when i got my GSX :rolleyes:

post #4488 of 4977
Whoever places an order for the BHSE, no matter how long they have to wait they will eventually get it.
But those that don't want to order it because of the possible wait times, will obviously never have one. They could hope for another Mr C, but there doesn't seem to be many Mr C's about.
post #4489 of 4977

the wait is long enough that you may want to factor in your and Justin's joint life expectancy...

post #4490 of 4977
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Whoever places an order for the BHSE, no matter how long they have to wait they will eventually get it.
But those that don't want to order it because of the possible wait times, will obviously never have one. They could hope for another Mr C, but there doesn't seem to be many Mr C's about.

 

I hear you. Eventually, that is...

 

AFAIK there are only 2 or 3 BHSE units in Korea, it is a small country after all, so I think it's sheer luck that I was able to find such a person after making the right connections with the right people. It is 220-240V guaranteed, has a shiny silver front plate which I think has the best look among all the various iterations of BHSE I've seen, and its Senn plug makes it copasetic with any HE 90 or a future Sennheiser electrostatic headphone I may come across in the future. Speaking of which, has there been any news or updates in regard to an upcoming Sennheiser 'stat?

 

By the way, what is the difference between BH and BHSE? My guess is that there was a BH in the past but it was discontinued and replaced with an improved BHSE, like how the high-impedance-output-only ZD was replaced with a ZDSE that has switchable gain.

 

Also, I'm aware BHSE has XLR inputs, but is it considered a fully balanced amp? I'm aware of the differences between single-ended and balanced topology when it comes to dynamic amps, but I'm not sure if the term "balanced" can apply to an electrostatic amp with an energizer.

 

Lastly, has anyone used this with his/her BHSE?

http://www.stefanaudioart.com/shop/endorphin-high-end-umbilical-power-cable-for-the-justin-wilson-blue-hawaii-se/

 

I purchased the same umbilical cable for my ZDSE, and I trust that James--his name is not Stefan, for heaven's sake--is a competent cable builder.

post #4491 of 4977
My post wasn't aimed at you songmic, it was to anyone.
post #4492 of 4977

Songmic, congratst.  You probably don't need to search for the ECP L2 any more as it won't be able to compete with the BHSE sonically.  Also, many of us prefer the SR009 over the SR007 MK1.  Have you read Tyll's awesome review of the SR009 & SR009+BHSE system?  

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparing-world-class-headphones

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/listening-stax-sr-900-and-great-headphone-amplifiers-headamp-blue-hawaii

 

In fact, I think most prefer the SR009 over the SR007 on the BHSE.  It is a matter of preference.  Yes, the BHSE is a fully balanced amp.  It will also convert a single-end signal into a balanced one as well.

post #4493 of 4977

Well done songmic

 

Sounds like great luck

 

I believe in Karma so you must be doing something very right

 

regards

 

Macrog

post #4494 of 4977
Songmic, you shouldn't have much complaints about the gifts this xmas, congrats wink.gif.

This is the 2nd xmas I am waiting for the bhse, rather than impatience it drives up my expectations (gotta be good for one to wait that long in line smily_headphones1.gif ).
post #4495 of 4977
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Songmic, you shouldn't have much complaints about the gifts this xmas, congrats wink.gif.

This is the 2nd xmas I am waiting for the bhse, rather than impatience it drives up my expectations (gotta be good for one to wait that long in line smily_headphones1.gif ).


Sad thing about the BHSE is that once you have it hooked up, you won't even know it's there!

post #4496 of 4977
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

Songmic, you shouldn't have much complaints about the gifts this xmas, congrats wink.gif.

This is the 2nd xmas I am waiting for the bhse, rather than impatience it drives up my expectations (gotta be good for one to wait that long in line smily_headphones1.gif ).


Sad thing about the BHSE is that once you have it hooked up, you won't even know it's there!

 

Wire-with-gain, right?

Or are you saying I'll become so immersed in music that I won't notice its existence? :D

post #4497 of 4977
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Wire-with-gain, right?

Or are you saying I'll become so immersed in music that I won't notice its existence? :D

 

Pretty darn close I say.  Unless you have 15.5 K to spend on a Stax SRM-T2 or convince someone to help build the DIY T2 for you.  Check out this recent auction of the marvelous Stax SRM-T2 on Yahoo Japan.

 

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k172471947

post #4498 of 4977
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

 

Wire-with-gain, right?

Or are you saying I'll become so immersed in music that I won't notice its existence? :D

 

Pretty darn close I say.  Unless you have 15.5 K to spend on a Stax SRM-T2 or convince someone to help build the DIY T2 for you.  Check out this recent auction of the marvelous Stax SRM-T2 on Yahoo Japan.

 

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k172471947

 

Holy gaucamole! That's almost as expensive as the Orpheus. Makes me wonder, for how much was the SRM-T2 commercially sold by Stax, before they decided to discontinue it?

 

Also, I heard SRM-T2 had its own issues and I would be better off with a DIY T2. Do you think Justin's BHSE is better than the original SRM-T2?

post #4499 of 4977
In that it works at spec without melting and is the best commercial stat amp available bar-none?
Yes.
post #4500 of 4977
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In that it works at spec without melting and is the best commercial stat amp available bar-none?
Yes.

 

Oh wait, so the SRM-T2 melts?

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