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post #11041 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

The best I have heard the HE-6 is from the HO on my vintage Pioneer sx1250. That includes several high end rigs at meets here in LA (although MrRoger's tube set up was damn close and it had the tubey smoothness). However my pioneer has been driving speakers in the living room lately which is not where I listen to headphones, so they have been getting little to no use.

Then on a whim (and based on Jude's comment that he used it to drive the HE-6) I purchased the HiFi-M8. I have to say that if you are looking for a desktop/portable set up to drive the HE-6 the M8 comes pretty close (90% of the way) to some of the best performing HE-6 rigs I have heard.

For $700 you get a great DAC/Amp combo which sounds great with my Magnum's, LCD-2's and the HE-6.

Kudos to CEntrace, the M8 is a great product.

 

You ever tap the '1250' or HO only?

:popcorn: 

When I approached my Pioneer SX-650 front-to-rear, the sound presented was pretty much the same, no difference. Same with my Pioneer SX-D7000. Then I approached 'Baby Sinister' :veryevil:(Sansui G-22000) and her presentation is better from the taps soundwise than HO.


Edited by Silent One - 12/29/13 at 9:46pm
post #11042 of 19437
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Originally Posted by RAZRr1275 View Post
 

Is the difference as far as the warmth/vocals/treble really that large? The millenia definitely sounds like my cup of tea sound wise as I'm a sucker for warm ish mids. Think that the pairing of it and the tube dac would be too silky or just right for someone who has a preference for tube gear?

Seemed like to me that the Emo presented a veil over the treble, compared to the MG3.  Not sure about the combo with tubes.  Not enough experience with tubes to make a comparison useful.

post #11043 of 19437
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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

Seemed like to me that the Emo presented a veil over the treble, compared to the MG3.  Not sure about the combo with tubes.  Not enough experience with tubes to make a comparison useful.

So basically the Emo is harsher but he MG3 provides more detail? Did you find it warmer than the emo?

post #11044 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post

The best I have heard the HE-6 is from the HO on my vintage Pioneer sx1250. That includes several high end rigs at meets here in LA (although MrRoger's tube set up was damn close and it had the tubey smoothness). However my pioneer has been driving speakers in the living room lately which is not where I listen to headphones, so they have been getting little to no use.
Then on a whim (and based on Jude's comment that he used it to drive the HE-6) I purchased the HiFi-M8. I have to say that if you are looking for a desktop/portable set up to drive the HE-6 the M8 comes pretty close (90% of the way) to some of the best performing HE-6 rigs I have heard.
For $700 you get a great DAC/Amp combo which sounds great with my Magnum's, LCD-2's and the HE-6.
Kudos to CEntrace, the M8 is a great product.
Wow, something that sound great with bith LCD-2 AND HE-6? Didn't know that could ever exist...
post #11045 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

The best I have heard the HE-6 is from the HO on my vintage Pioneer sx1250. That includes several high end rigs at meets here in LA (although MrRoger's tube set up was damn close and it had the tubey smoothness). However my pioneer has been driving speakers in the living room lately which is not where I listen to headphones, so they have been getting little to no use.

Then on a whim (and based on Jude's comment that he used it to drive the HE-6) I purchased the HiFi-M8. I have to say that if you are looking for a desktop/portable set up to drive the HE-6 the M8 comes pretty close (90% of the way) to some of the best performing HE-6 rigs I have heard.

For $700 you get a great DAC/Amp combo which sounds great with my Magnum's, LCD-2's and the HE-6.

Kudos to CEntrace, the M8 is a great product.

A portable amp that can drive the HE-6? No..

post #11046 of 19437

I have tried the taps direct. There is not much difference. I stopped because it's more convenient with the HO.

I also have a mint serviced Sansui AU-717 which is only 80w/ch, which is noticeably better from the taps. However I think that anything over 100w it should not matter. 

By the way if you like warmer sound the Sansui is almost tube like a tube amp.

post #11047 of 19437
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post


Wow, something that sound great with bith LCD-2 AND HE-6? Didn't know that could ever exist...

I have had three vintage receivers all of which drove the LCD-2 and the HE-6 well. In fact the LCD-2 out of the HO on the sx125 sounds amazing. 

post #11048 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

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By the way if you like warmer sound the Sansui is almost tube like a tube amp.

 

Really???

post #11049 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

I have tried the taps direct. There is not much difference. I stopped because it's more convenient with the HO.

I also have a mint serviced Sansui AU-717 which is only 80w/ch, which is noticeably better from the taps. However I think that anything over 100w it should not matter. 

By the way if you like warmer sound the Sansui is almost tube like a tube amp.

 

A pleasing quality I find, and can still reach over and knock you upside your big head! No, not you personally, sluker, we're just illustrating my Sansui's delivery. :D

post #11050 of 19437
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

I have tried the taps direct. There is not much difference. I stopped because it's more convenient with the HO.

I also have a mint serviced Sansui AU-717 which is only 80w/ch, which is noticeably better from the taps. However I think that anything over 100w it should not matter. 

By the way if you like warmer sound the Sansui is almost tube like a tube amp.

 

So which tube amp have you tried? Headphone tube amp or speaker tube amp?

post #11051 of 19437

Awesome! Heard the HE6s at a local meet and enjoyed them the most out of all the headphones there (except the stax009).

 

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Woot! Just made the purchase. Looks like Ill be receiving the HE-6 on Wednesday. Ive been preparing for them:

 

post #11052 of 19437
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

Awesome! Heard the HE6s at a local meet and enjoyed them the most out of all the headphones there (except the stax009).

 

 

:blink: And to think I swapped the SR-009 for the HE-6, but onward.... with :tongue_smile:no rearview mirror. 

post #11053 of 19437
Silent one . I hear that.

Al. D
post #11054 of 19437

I'll have a chance to revisit those cans someday. But I know how to live in the moment - their absence shall not prevent my enjoyment :wink:with cans I have present. 

post #11055 of 19437

A fantastic philosophy Silent One. 

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