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post #8536 of 8546
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Originally Posted by nepherte View Post
 

 

I own BHSE #233, which was shipped to me by Justin mid October. You definitely have a very recent one from the latest batch.

 

 

The power supply of the BHSE is typically configured by Justin for the country it ships to (unless explicitly requested otherwise). If it was originally shipped by HeadAmp to Australia, it would be configured for the voltage used in Australia. So yes, there are multiple configurations out there, ranging from 100V up till 240V.

 

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Congratulations…nice find!

My BHSE is serial #246 and is from batch #4 which is the last batch and I received mine early November. 

Justin burns them in before shipping, so just use it and enjoy! It is the best sounding amp out of the 3 I've heard with the 009…no complaints at all!

 

Many Thanks to both of you.

 

For some time now I have had the Stax SR 009 with the Stax SRM 007t11 amp and whilst the sound was great I thought it could be a lot better and so my quest to find the best amp finally started about a month ago.

During that time I went though a situation as to maybe change the earphone to the highly recommended Abyss AB-1266 planer earphones, but again where I live the nearest dealer is over 4000 kms by car or plane. I even contacted the manufacture to see if they could help, There response was "No they could not help and just buy a pair, sell them if you dont like them" so that response immediately put a big NO in my decision making.

 

I cant wait for my BHSE to arrive and finally hear what the 009 is truly capable off. 


Edited by wrathofkhan - 12/4/16 at 3:07pm
post #8537 of 8546
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Originally Posted by wrathofkhan View Post
 

 

 

Many Thanks to both of you.

 

For some time now I have had the Stax SR 009 with the Stax SRM 007t11 amp and whilst the sound was great I thought it could be a lot better and so my quest to find the best amp finally started about a month ago.

During that time I went though a situation as to maybe change the earphone to the highly recommended Abyss AB-1266 planer earphones, but again where I live the nearest dealer is over 4000 kms by car or plane. I even contacted the manufacture to see if they could help, There response was "No they could not help and just buy a pair, sell them if you dont like them" so that response immediately put a big NO in my decision making.

 

I cant wait for my BHSE to arrive and finally hear what the 009 is truly capable off. 


You won't be disappointed.   Just make sure you also have a good source !

post #8538 of 8546
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Originally Posted by Bonesy Jonesy View Post
 


You won't be disappointed.   Just make sure you also have a good source !

 

My source is the Highly regarded Sony HAP-Z1es which can output all in DSD. My whole CD collection is now on it and I have for sometime been downloading Hi Rez albums which sound amazing through the HAP-Z1es.  

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Its Arrived, and have just up packed it and all looks great. Now to compare with the Stax SRM 007t11.

 

I have one question however, The SRM 007t11 has the ability to vary the volume to each of my earpiece of the SR 009 but the BHSE does not seem to have this so how do we adjust this. I am sure, over time the BHSE / SR 009 left / right channel will need some minor adjustment so how do we do that?.

 

I am using Van den hul "The First, Ultimate" as an interconnect but wonder what you guys find as good and whether to go down the XLR route. My run would be no more than 1 mtr - 3 feet. 

 

Thank All

 

John 


Edited by wrathofkhan - 12/7/16 at 5:23pm
post #8540 of 8546
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Originally Posted by wrathofkhan View Post
 

Its Arrived, and have just up packed it and all looks great. Now to compare with the Stax SRM 007t11.

 

I have one question however, The SRM 007t11 has the ability to vary the volume to each of my earpiece of the SR 009 but the BHSE does not seem to have this so how do we adjust this. I am sure, over time the BHSE / SR 009 left / right channel will need some minor adjustment so how do we do that?.

 

I am using Van den hul "The First, Ultimate" as an interconnect but wonder what you guys find as good and whether to go down the XLR route. My run would be no more than 1 mtr - 3 feet. 

 

Thank All

 

John 

If front end, interconnects, headphones/earphones etc. are all good, it's not worth comparing the BHSE with the Stax SRM 007t11. It's night and day for me having heard both (not at the same time mind but my KGST was far superior to the SRM 007t11 when heard side by side and my BHSE is superior to my KGST by some margin). 

 

I would say XLR is far superior than RCA connecting to the BHSE.  More of everything i.e. power, bass, treble, sound stage etc.  When oyu use balanced XLR you can have much longer cable runs as well without worrying to much about distortion or signal losses.  

 

For manufacturer of interconnects UK company Clearer Audio is my favourite.  Great company who make a variety of interconnects, power cables, power hubs and speaker cables using different materials from solid copper to solid silver depending on how high end you want to go.   I am using their top of the range Silverline Optimum Reference XLR interconnects based on achieving minimal signal losses and silver being a better material for low signal level transportation from one component to another.

post #8541 of 8546
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Originally Posted by Bonesy Jonesy View Post
 

I would say XLR is far superior than RCA connecting to the BHSE.  More of everything i.e. power, bass, treble, sound stage etc.  When oyu use balanced XLR you can have much longer cable runs as well without worrying to much about distortion or signal losses.  

 

I would agree with this, even for short cable lengths. Of course, it also depends on how good are the balanced and SE outputs of the source component, but with other things being equal, the BHSE seems to love balanced.. 

 

A relatively low cost way of proving the point is to try a "pro" microphone cable such as (in Europe) Van Damme or Sommer. These will be well made, reliable and give decent sound in the £15-£30 range from Amazon etc. If you like what you hear, then the sky is the limit for the audiophile cables. As YMMV considerably with this sort of thing, always Try Before You Buy the more expensive ones.     

post #8542 of 8546
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Originally Posted by wrathofkhan View Post
 

Its Arrived, and have just up packed it and all looks great. Now to compare with the Stax SRM 007t11.

 

I have one question however, The SRM 007t11 has the ability to vary the volume to each of my earpiece of the SR 009 but the BHSE does not seem to have this so how do we adjust this. I am sure, over time the BHSE / SR 009 left / right channel will need some minor adjustment so how do we do that?.

 

I would advise taking care of balance control in your source, if necessary.

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post #8543 of 8546
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Originally Posted by HeadAmpTeam View Post
 

 

I would advise taking care of balance control in your source, if necessary.

 

My current source (Sony HAP-Z1es ) does not have any way of altering each channel output that goes to the RCA or XLR.

In fact nor does my Theta Casablanca CB3 HD or other sources that I can think of.

 

It was just that My Stax SRM 007t11 amp does have inbuilt in the master volume control the ability to vary the volume to each ear speaker so when I got my new BHSE the other day I noticed there was no such ability available so what does one do if say a slight discrepency between channels becomes apparent. Is there an internal pot/s that can be adjusted to cater for this should it arise.

 

Thank you for you help

 

John 

post #8544 of 8546
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Originally Posted by HeadAmpTeam View Post
 

 

I would advise taking care of balance control in your source, if necessary.

 

My current source (Sony HAP-Z1es ) does not have any way of altering each channel output that goes to the RCA or XLR.

In fact nor does my Theta Casablanca CB3 HD or other sources that I can think of.

 

It was just that My Stax SRM 007t11 amp does have inbuilt in the master volume control the ability to vary the volume to each ear speaker so when I got my new BHSE the other day I noticed there was no such ability available so what does one do if say a slight discrepency between channels becomes apparent. Is there an internal pot/s that can be adjusted to cater for this should it arise.

 

Thank you for you help

 

John 

post #8545 of 8546
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Originally Posted by wrathofkhan View Post
 

Its Arrived, and have just up packed it and all looks great. Now to compare with the Stax SRM 007t11.

 

I have one question however, The SRM 007t11 has the ability to vary the volume to each of my earpiece of the SR 009 but the BHSE does not seem to have this so how do we adjust this. I am sure, over time the BHSE / SR 009 left / right channel will need some minor adjustment so how do we do that?.

 

I am using Van den hul "The First, Ultimate" as an interconnect but wonder what you guys find as good and whether to go down the XLR route. My run would be no more than 1 mtr - 3 feet. 

 

Thank All

 

John 


Depending on your source, but if a PC or Mac you may be able to adjust the balance inside the player software, so no loss of quality. An old style balance control on the BHSE would have incurred a quality loos with more wires and a variable pot.

post #8546 of 8546
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Originally Posted by astrostar59 View Post
 


Depending on your source, but if a PC or Mac you may be able to adjust the balance inside the player software, so no loss of quality. An old style balance control on the BHSE would have incurred a quality loos with more wires and a variable pot.


As perfect channel balance with the Stax is tough to achieve and imbalance can occur at any point over the livetime, there is obviously a reason that Stax built the channel adjustment into the volume pots. The theoretical loss of quality vs the trouble in case channel imbalance occurs is a matter of priorities.;)

If your source does not allow for balance adjustment, you have problem.

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