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post #1456 of 1911

 

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In regards to driving the HE-5LEs, it's really a rather simple process.  It's called speaker taps.  Plus, it's not an over-the-top expense that people would not be able to afford.  The HE-5LEs love it, I love it and it's more than enough for what the HE-5LEs need.  wink.gif

 

Most people don't have/too lazy to go out and buy a nice vintage receiver though.. audiophilia is a hobby about stay-at-home luxury after all...

post #1457 of 1911

not the HE-5LE but the HE-500's are giving me much joy as of late.

post #1458 of 1911

 

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Most people don't have/too lazy to go out and buy a nice vintage receiver though.. audiophilia is a hobby about stay-at-home luxury after all...

 

I didn't leave my home on the latest purchase.  It was a nice, new "B" stock piece from Yamaha with a 1-year warranty and a retro look to it.  So, yes, in keeping with the standard of a stay-at-home luxury, I ensured I was in full compliance during this last purchase.  biggrin.gif

post #1459 of 1911

The Qinpu A-1.0X is slated to arrive Monday (4/30), which only took a few button clicks and a couple of e-mails with someone on the FS threads here.

 

The 5LE sounded great with the AMC XIA and a bit better still with the Linn Intek, so I am very hopeful about the Qinpu--assuming that all the reviewer endorsements are on target.   

 

Then the staging will be in place for the HE-6 in the possibly near future.  : )

 

 

post #1460 of 1911

Man I miss coming in here to talk to you guys.. the HE-500's were great but lately I've fallen back in love with the HDP again haha

 

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post #1461 of 1911

That picture......hilarious.

post #1462 of 1911

 

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Man I miss coming in here to talk to you guys.. the HE-500's were great but lately I've fallen back in love with the HDP again haha

 

 

 

How many Jiggawatts is the NuForce HDP capable of?  

 

post #1463 of 1911

 

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How many Jiggawatts is the NuForce HDP capable of?  

 

 

i lost it.

post #1464 of 1911

 

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That picture......hilarious.

 

+1

post #1465 of 1911

 

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Man I miss coming in here to talk to you guys.. the HE-500's were great but lately I've fallen back in love with the HDP again haha

 

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No Whey!

post #1466 of 1911

 

 

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How many Jiggawatts is the NuForce HDP capable of?  

 

 

Heres the thing...

 

IT DON'T MATTER TO ME HOW MUCH POWER THEY HAVE! It has powered everything save for the HE-5LE at "appropriate death metal volume). When in a certain power range though, they still sounded very good, they just need to be paired with a decent tube hybrid amp like my Millet, Bottlehead OTL, and I think Woo and Firestone make one too.

 

The dynamics you get from the HDP as in the punchyness of the lows and the sparkle of the highs make it my favorite. It is not a super clean sound by any means, but it is plenty enough for HD600, HD650, DT880, HE-500, and now LCD-2.

 

It's still my favorite all-in-one. I have yet to try the NFB-12, but then again it's produced overseas and Nuforce is literally produced in-house 20 minutes away from my home. I am not affiliated with them by any means, or else I'd have way more money and not do cables for Chipotle money (accepting donations.. JK) 

 

 

 

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No Whey!

 

Healthy alternative to eating dessert I tell ya. Nah I lift weights in my spare time when I'm not in school or at home.

post #1467 of 1911

Chris I would like to buy you a nice Chipotle for a d2k recable biggrin.gif

post #1468 of 1911

 

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Chris I would like to buy you a nice Chipotle for a d2k recable biggrin.gif

 

5ft Chipotle burrito and it's a deal.

post #1469 of 1911

Done!! You've picked the burrito and now I get to pick the cable..smile.gif

post #1470 of 1911

 

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Chris I would like to buy you a nice Chipotle for a d2k recable biggrin.gif

 

I'll even do one better.  I'll take Chris to Cafe Rio, which I refer to as a "Chipotle on Steroids".  I love that place and they're just starting to open up East coast locations.

 

http://www.caferio.com/  tongue.gif

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