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post #11176 of 19670

Plugged in the HE-6 and immediately noticed 2 things, well 3:  first the neutrix connector to my amp has a sloppier fit then my T1 which also has the same connector.  the he-6 doesn't feel the same not quite sure how to describe but feels maybe cheaper, second the connectors to the headphones themselves are a piece (real pain in the ass to fit and fragile), and third is only one channel comes through unless i hold the xlr connector just so or inserted half way, seems to be a loose pin connection.  Sound isn't bad but not really any better then the T1, maybe fuller in the bass and lighter in the kids, little less sparkle in the highs.  but then again these are not burned in at all.  quite a bit heavier too and the ear pads are a bit hard (not as comfortable).  amp seems to have plenty of power for them.volume knob half way up and it is too loud to listen to.

 

thinking to perhaps return them considering the price and all the 'issues' so far just not sure if i will request a replacement or not.  will burn in the headphones for a day or so first to see how they open up.


Edited by groovyd - 1/9/14 at 7:09am
post #11177 of 19670
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Our community (the HE-6 thread) has both.  Brunk builds F5 for others I have a F1J but it's not DIY.  I don't think no one has heard them side by side as of yet.  However, I do know both are great amps.  Hell they was designed by Pappa himself.

 

Heck - go the mono block F4 route.  That would be very interesting..

 

That would be interesting! - I will research the F4 :) I've never done a DIY project before so I'll be learning a lot with this attempt (wish me luck) I have had a little look around on DIY Audio and found a illustrated build guide on the F5 not found one for the F4 yet. 

 

Thanks

post #11178 of 19670

Brunk can help you out a lot.  He is our neighborhood guru.  Let us know which way you go.

post #11179 of 19670
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Brunk can help you out a lot.  He is our neighborhood guru.  Let us know which way you go.

 

No he can't, he's busy right now :ph34r:

post #11180 of 19670
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Brunk can help you out a lot.  He is our neighborhood guru.  Let us know which way you go.

 

Thanks Darryl. I am always happy to provide advice and information, or point to others who may know more about a specific topic than I.

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No he can't, he's busy right now :ph34r:

LOL! Yeah, things are starting to get crazy here. You don't even want to know how many boxes and electronic parts I have right now. Plus, I am constructing an electronics hobby lab at the same time. Yikes!

post #11181 of 19670
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Thanks Darryl. I am always happy to provide advice and information, or point to others who may know more about a specific topic than I.

LOL! Yeah, things are starting to get crazy here. You don't even want to know how many boxes and electronic parts I have right now. Plus, I am constructing an electronics hobby lab at the same time. Yikes!

 

 

Thanks preproman - always very helpful (will let you know what I decide), thanks also brunk aka "the neighborhood guru" - I will be in touch for advise. I'm quite looking forward to this :)

post #11182 of 19670
The monoblocks sound are between an SE integrated or speaker amp and a fully balanced amp. They give (IMO) a better soundstage and separation than many of the stereo amps I've heard. The balanced amps offer the same thing. I guess it's the independent circuitry and power supplies. I bet those F-4s will be a treat.
post #11183 of 19670

I luv the sound of monoblocks. Had I some cash in the tea tins, I'd do twin F4's without further thought. :normal_smile :

post #11184 of 19670
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I luv the sound of monoblocks. Had I some cash in the tea tins, I'd do twin F4's without further thought. :normal_smile :

mmmm....monoblocks *drool* :tongue_smile:

post #11185 of 19670

F5T v3 Monoblocks :veryevil:

post #11186 of 19670

What - are there different levels / versions of the F5?  What 's the T stand for in the F5T?

post #11187 of 19670
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What - are there different levels / versions of the F5?  What 's the T stand for in the F5T?

T is for Turbo. It's basically 2x (or more) the power of the F5. I personally wouldn't go for it unless you have some inefficient speakers. The specs aren't as good as F5 and they dissipate alot of heat. I have gone the megawatt Class A route before with my home theater and after you finish watching a movie, you feel like you're in the desert lol.

 

Output Power

  • F-5T v2 - 50 Watts per channel into 8ohm
  • F-5T v3 - 100 Watts into 8ohm. (The v3 should be built as monoblocks.)

Edited by brunk - 1/9/14 at 2:24pm
post #11188 of 19670
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T is for Turbo. It's basically 2x (or more) the power of the F5. I personally wouldn't go for it unless you have some inefficient speakers. The specs aren't as good as F5 and they dissipate alot of heat. I have gone the megawatt Class A route before with my home theater and after you finish watching a movie, you feel like you're in the desert lol.

 

Output Power

  • F-5T v2 - 50 Watts per channel into 8ohm
  • F-5T v3 - 100 Watts into 8ohm. (The v3 should be built as monoblocks.)

 

Twin toasters are the last thing I need in LA. :tongue:

post #11189 of 19670
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F5T v3 Monoblocks :veryevil:

 

Got blocks or gonna get 'em? Pix if you do, pix when you do....

:popcorn:

post #11190 of 19670
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

T is for Turbo. It's basically 2x (or more) the power of the F5. I personally wouldn't go for it unless you have some inefficient speakers. The specs aren't as good as F5 and they dissipate alot of heat. I have gone the megawatt Class A route before with my home theater and after you finish watching a movie, you feel like you're in the desert lol.

Output Power



  • F-5T v2 - 50 Watts per channel into 8ohm


  • F-5T v3 - 100 Watts into 8ohm. (The v3 should be built as monoblocks.)


You do know to whom you speak! Overkill wasn't given generously or without merit. biggrin.gif
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