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post #11071 of 19433
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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: 

Makes sense. Unfortunately I can't swing anything super fancy yet but I can decide between the UPA-200 and a preamp and a TBI Millenia. Which would you choose between those?

post #11072 of 19433
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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
I'm in for cheap and gets the job done. Besides they're all the same with the lights turned off..

On a serious note/question, what's the burn-in time with the he-6?
post #11073 of 19433
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


I'm in for cheap and gets the job done. Besides they're all the same with the lights turned off..

On a serious note/question, what's the burn-in time with the he-6?

Lol Ken, you guys are terrible :tongue: I gave my HE-6 about 48 hours of pink noise. I think it opened them up, but I can't really remember.

post #11074 of 19433
I cannot partake in this discussion. . I am not a believer of burnin. I am a believer in us getting more information in the sounds we here. And I am not saying anyone here is wrong either so put away the lynch rope. .

Al. D
post #11075 of 19433
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

I'm in for cheap and gets the job done. Besides they're all the same with the lights turned off..

On a serious note/question, what's the burn-in time with the he-6?
I burned mine in for about 48 hours with listening sessions in the evenings. I'm not sure I heard any difference over the burn in. The first time I heard my HE-6 was such a "wow" moment, even fresh off the delivery truck they were amazing.
post #11076 of 19433
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


I'm in for cheap and gets the job done. Besides they're all the same with the lights turned off..

On a serious note/question, what's the burn-in time with the he-6?

The place where I got mine specified 150-200 hours for burn in (the engineer is a serious fan and I remember having seen some documentation that mentioned 150 hours) but iirc they pretty much settled in after about 50 hours, didn't detect any change beyond that time so either it was very subtle or absent.

post #11077 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

The place where I got mine specified 150-200 hours for burn in (the engineer is a serious fan and I remember having seen some documentation that mentioned 150 hours) but iirc they pretty much settled in after about 50 hours, didn't detect any change beyond that time so either it was very subtle or absent.
Right here. The bass and soundstage goes through a period of terrible and back to focus. Welcome to the club DarKen23.
post #11078 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

The place where I got mine specified 150-200 hours for burn in (the engineer is a serious fan and I remember having seen some documentation that mentioned 150 hours) but iirc they pretty much settled in after about 50 hours, didn't detect any change beyond that time so either it was very subtle or absent.
Right here. The bass and soundstage goes through a period of terrible and back to focus. Welcome to the club DarKen23.

Thank you kindly. Ive converted and sided with the dark side over the HD800. The HE-6's characteristics is definitely more enjoyable for me.

 

dat bass..errmygawd..


Edited by DarKen23 - 12/30/13 at 12:52pm
post #11079 of 19433
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Thank you kindly. Ive converted and sided with the dark side over the HD800. The HE-6's characteristics is definitely more enjoyable for me.

 

dat bass..errmygawd..

Cheers to that! :beerchug:

post #11080 of 19433

Well you guys have convinced me to set this whole process in motion. I just listed my stuff in the classifieds so that I can go for the HE-6, TBI Millenia and whichever of my ODAC or Maverick Audio D2 I prefer most in the rig. 

post #11081 of 19433

Great RAZRr1275! I'm picking up moar snax tonight just to watch....

:popcorn:

post #11082 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 
 

Lol Ken, you guys are terrible :tongue: I gave my HE-6 about 48 hours of pink noise. I think it opened them up, but I can't really remember.

 

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
 
 
Right here. The bass and soundstage goes through a period of terrible and back to focus. Welcome to the club DarKen23.

 

When I'm not evaluating, I'm usually in-session three nights a week on average. Will often engage in two hour warm-ups, while I make sure everything else in my night is :wink: just so. In my absence, I'll either leave music playing or the IsoTek file (2hrs 5min). 

 

Both my cans and cable took about 200 hours to settle in and saw three phases:

 

1.  :rolleyes: Much ado about nuthin' (unimpressed)

2.  :eek: Merde! (t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e)

3.  :tongue_smile: Make it a double! (skippin' sleep)

 

 

 

This just in!

 

My pads from Lawton Audio just shipped from.... :blink:Rhode Island? That's right, baby! I don't care if it was :pMARS, they're here on 2 January!!! 


Edited by Silent One - 12/30/13 at 5:00pm
post #11083 of 19433
In session as a musician ?
post #11084 of 19433
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

In session as a musician ?

 

No, dedicated listening. 

post #11085 of 19433
Wow that is serious listening. Do you have a light outside the door. .? Just kidding and thanks for answering me .

Al. D
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