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post #31 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
I don't have any sort of definitive answer to this question yet

For now, for the break in, I'm using them with the J Sound Lab - it's transformer coupled so it can deal with the low impedance of the HE-5. Once broken in, though, they will spend a bunch of time with the Audio-GD Phoenix, which is a more neutral sounding amp than the J Sound Lab.
And when can we expect a review from the 'Reviewerus Prolificus'?
post #32 of 1668
LOL! After about 2 weeks of break in, and another 2 weeks of listening, I will try to muster a review. I bought the HE-5's, they are not a review loaner, so I plan mostly to just enjoy them But I will write about them I'm sure.
post #33 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Alan, let us know what you find out here. I just got my HE-5's yesterday, and have been breaking them in. They sound great generally, with some obvious planar goodness, although any real analysis is too early. But I do have one complaint - the cable is very stiff, and very microphonic. Assuming they continue to sound good, I will want to replace the cable for sure.

But I was very pleased with the out of the box sound - very encouraging!
Could there be a more generic cable...straight from the spool, braided and terminated. Anything stiff of course will be a conduit for tube micro-phonics but this is pretty bad.

I have had a positive word from Drew and Craig (Cryo), Craig has to think of a price. I'm waiting of Heli..best conduit covering and is supple while sounding good. I'll keep digging and see what I come up with!

I'm going balanced!
post #34 of 1668
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Originally Posted by achristilaw View Post

I'm going balanced!
I was thinking of the same thing - as long as it sounds good with the Phoenix, which I am sure it will.
post #35 of 1668
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Drew and I have both emailed for a part no. on the connector.

Just for Ha-Ha's tried some tubes (via the WA6SE) and was a little let down.
The mixing of the tube in to the fray softened transients to much for me. It took a Modern, vibrant well recorded Piano and transformed it to a early "Red Label" (late 40's, early 50's), softened, opaque sounding and a distant focus. The recording doesn't sound like that. It's not offensive at all and may have admirers...but it wasn't plausible in my opinion.

"I need them transients..and I need them now" Yeah Baby!
post #36 of 1668
definitely interested in trying these. i also would look to balance them with an after market cable.
post #37 of 1668
yeh i would like to balance mine also if anyone gets part no. that works post it.
post #38 of 1668
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Drew (Moon Audio) has informed me that he has a nice soft jacket available and is in communication for a part no.. I am interested in a Balanced 6ft. pair (Neutrik) and the price $250.00 plus shipping...More later!
post #39 of 1668
orly thanks ^_^
post #40 of 1668
Thread Starter 
Drew now has a part no. for the connectors for a re-placement cable, and has emailed some parts vendors, and is waiting for a reply from said vendors.
post #41 of 1668
Sweet! Balanced cable, here I come
post #42 of 1668
i like these much more then my balanced dt880 600ohms
post #43 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Sweet! Balanced cable, here I come
Drew has a no. AND now Alex at Apuresound both have no.s! Just heard from Heli....COOL!!
post #44 of 1668
can't wait to hear it.
post #45 of 1668
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I'm shipping my pair to Heli and Alex (Apuresound) to make sure of the connector type and testing....I'm taking one for the Team!
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