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ALRAINBOW; nk77

 

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Edited by Silent One - 12/30/13 at 3:42am
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Originally Posted by RAZRr1275 View Post
 

So I'm looking to get an HE-6 setup. I'm thinking HE-6, cable from BTG audio, Maverick Audio D2, and Emotiva A-100 or UPA-200 and I have a couple of questions

 

1) Any benefit of the UPA-200 over the A-100?

 

2) Are there any better speaker amps to drive the HE-6 with that are about $500 or below than the Emotiva? 

 

3) Any different dac selection? I want tubes to be involved somewhere in the chain or at the very least something a bit on the warmer end

 

Yes there are benefits the UPA-200 / XPA-200 has over the a-100.  First it's fully discrete and dual differential, where the a-100 is not.  One of the main reasons to go with the a-100 is it already has a volume control.  With the UPA-200 you would need a pre amp of some kind.  Othere than that as you go up in the Emo line the better the amps get.  

 

Brunk or SWA can build you a pre amp if you DAC doesn't have one.  

 

This is a great place to "start".  This will allow you to put more money in a better DAC.  The D2 is also a good start. However, if you can spend a bit more maybe look into the MHDT line of DACs - If you want to keep tubes in the chain.  http://dhost.info/mhdtlab/mhdt%20dac%20families.htm  This will be a step up from the D2

 

BTG audio is also a great place to get your cable made.  I would ask about hardwiring.  I'm big on that. :biggrin: 


Edited by preproman - 12/30/13 at 5:53am
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Run time.:

 

With a total of 343 hours, I'm burning up the listening room with the :ksc75smile:HE-6. I have 500 hours dead ahead! Okay, so maybe not an astronomical number but we're :rolleyes:emerging.... 31 January looks doable!

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Yes there are benefits the UPA-200 / XPA-200 has over the a-100.  First it's fully discrete and dual differential, where the a-100 is not.  One of the main reasons to go with the a-100 is it already has a volume control.  With the UPA-200 you would need a pre amp of some kind.  Othere than that as you go up in the Emo line the better the amps get.  

 

Brunk or SWA can build you a pre amp if you DAC doesn't have one.  

 

This is a great place to "start".  This will allow you to put more money in a better DAC.  The D2 is also a good start. However, if you can spend a bit more maybe look into the MHDT line of DACs - If you want to keep tubes in the chain.  http://dhost.info/mhdtlab/mhdt%20dac%20families.htm  This will be a step up from the D2

 

BTG audio is also a great place to get your cable made.  I would ask about hardwiring.  I'm big on that. :biggrin: 

I agree with Darryl. He always has great advice :) I can build you an amp (i have a slot open for a FirstWatt F5), a preamp, and I can hardwire the HE-6 for you. I even have a BTG Sunset cable available that is heavily discounted right now :) Send a PM if you're interested in any of those options. I am Head-Fi's resident DIY slave :tongue:

post #11060 of 19437

@brunk

 

About how much would a F5 build run?

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I agree with Darryl. He always has great advice :) I can build you an amp (i have a slot open for a FirstWatt F5), a preamp, and I can hardwire the HE-6 for you. I even have a BTG Sunset cable available that is heavily discounted right now :) Send a PM if you're interested in any of those options. I am Head-Fi's resident DIY slave :tongue:

So modern slavery is not a myth?  Good to know :cool:

 

Speaking of hardwiring... What is Dr. Bian's response to mods, should a repair requirement come up?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

@brunk

 

About how much would a F5 build run?

PM sent

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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

So modern slavery is not a myth?  Good to know :cool:

 

Speaking of hardwiring... What is Dr. Bian's response to mods, should a repair requirement come up?

Lol, I guess so :tongue: I think he is pretty good on repairs and such. HifiMan customer service is top notch.

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Brunk and paterma. Brunk is not a slave they did not get paid. He is a prostitute.
And not paid very much either. I guess he is not so cute. LMAO.

Al. D
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Lol, I guess so :tongue: I think he is pretty good on repairs and such. HifiMan customer service is top notch.

 

So you liking that Star Quad cable better than the HiFiMan stock cable?  Ever looked at installing mini XLR's on the -6 ?

 

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Brunk and paterma. Brunk is not a slave they did not get paid. He is a prostitute.
And not paid very much either. I guess he is not so cute. LMAO.

Al. D

So I guess that makes him a cheap wh .... Oh, wait a minute... Family forum....  redact.....

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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

 

So you liking that Star Quad cable better than the HiFiMan stock cable?  Ever looked at installing mini XLR's on the -6 ?

 

So I guess that makes him a cheap wh .... Oh, wait a minute... Family forum....  redact.....

Yes, I personally like it better. It has absolutely zero microphonics, and is quite rugged. Lol, if you guys want me to charge more, I am more than happy to oblige :tongue: Keep in mind that I am not doing this as a business, but as a hobby and a favor to those who can't/don't wish to build it themselves. If i see someone attempting to "flip" what I build solely for profit, then that person will be on my "Bad Buyer List".

 

I haven't looked at installing mini-XLR's on my HE-6 because I don't see a benefit for my purposes.

 

Cheers,

Brunk

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I had Robert from AphroditeCu29 hardwire mini xlr pigtail on my HE6. Much better than the standard connectors. I have mention it to Doctor Bian several times but he has not taken my suggestion to switch to the mini xlr.
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Originally Posted by Audio Addict View Post

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I had Robert from AphroditeCu29 hardwire mini xlr pigtail on my HE6. Much better than the standard connectors. I have mention it to Doctor Bian several times but he has not taken my suggestion to switch to the mini xlr.

It's too bad he's not receptive to your suggestion. I bet that if he switched over, he would save alot of money and time due to faulty cables. Twisting those things on are horrible, and I have had a bad cable shipped with my HE-6 each time I bought one (2x in a row).

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

It's too bad he's not receptive to your suggestion. I bet that if he switched over, he would save alot of money and time due to faulty cables. Twisting those things on are horrible, and I have had a bad cable shipped with my HE-6 each time I bought one (2x in a row).

 

I broke my stock cable. Thank goodness for high-end aftermarket cables.

post #11070 of 19437

Temptation.:

 

Before I get my HiFiMANs hard-wired, I'd like to hear my Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 headphone cable on a D7000 and off the speaker taps of my G-22000.

:popcorn: 

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