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post #12136 of 19655
Yes it does. But there is no need for that anyway. And if you know what like that's even better as for the EQ. Sometimes taking away is better than adding. Also sometimes just adding a little bass gets you there too.

Al
post #12137 of 19655

LOL. ok. Best up to $1,500, in diy or commercial form, or second-hand, bringing the Hifimans close to their limits.

 

EDIT: Sorry. Slow reaction. My answer goes to khaine1711's post!


Edited by StryGR - 2/23/14 at 5:24am
post #12138 of 19655
BAL OR SE.
vol control or not ?
Tube or SS

Al
post #12139 of 19655
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

LOL. ok. Best up to $1,500, in diy or commercial form, or second-hand, bringing the Hifimans close to their limits.

 

EDIT: Sorry. Slow reaction. My answer goes to khaine1711's post!

Can't go wrong with Nelson Pass's design. Their only design limitation is that they can't power monster speaker like the Scintila but they're pretty much perfect for the He6 (unless you don't like having a secondary heater in your room :rolleyes:)

post #12140 of 19655

Let's say unbalanced, SS, power section-only, not pre or volume pot!

Seeking for absolutely BEST soundstage, natural timbres, frequency extremes. Do I ask for a lot?

:)

post #12141 of 19655

With a $1,500 budget, I would look at used gear on the "GON"

post #12142 of 19655
Yes they are good. , but read some reviews and more than one. Pass amps are warm side of neutral .

Might a good choice for you. Also audio gd the M9 I think is a great choice for you. And it is a preamp to build on.
It too is warm side do neutral. And the amp was designed to power all headphones well. As I had a hd800 and the HE6
The M8 I had was really good. And it is a krell design type amp. Really good class a amp.
Retraction. Not all pass amps are warm. Sorry. It's just the reviews I read and they were for speakers as I was considering them.

Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 2/23/14 at 7:25am
post #12143 of 19655
I agree used gear is great to start with. But you have not answered my questions. .?

Al
post #12144 of 19655

What's the question.  

 

FYI:  All pass amps are not on the warm side of neutral.  You have to discover what's neutral in your book.  Your neutral may not be my neutral.  

 

For instance:

 

The BHA-1, Burson HA - 160D, Mjolnir, HifFiman EF-6, and All the Emotiva amps I've heard are bright'ish.

 

The Audio GD Master 3 and the GS-X mk2, Beta 22, M^3 and Beta 24 are warm'ish.

 

The First Watt F1J and the SimAudio 6001 sits right in the middle.  So to me these two amps are neutral.  This is a YMMV thing.


Edited by preproman - 2/23/14 at 6:09am
post #12145 of 19655

Pass amps aren't warm. Unless we're talking about the temperature of the chassis.

post #12146 of 19655
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Pass amps aren't warm. Unless we're talking about the temperature of the chassis.

 

You got that right.  This thing gets "HOT"

post #12147 of 19655

What about an... KSA5 clone? Would it be the perfect match? I'm good in diy.

post #12148 of 19655
If you can do DIY now opens the door very wide. I would contact some of the DIY people here and pose the questions to them. As I can do the work , but I have not owned any amps .

Al
post #12149 of 19655
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

What about an... KSA5 clone? Would it be the perfect match? I'm good in diy.

 

I am doing the 'DIY route'. I really like the First Watt amps for the HE-6, as they are made for high sensitivity speakers, which could also mean a really inefficient headphone lol. My favorite so far is the First Watt F5 and that amp has been considered to be his best offering yet. It's incredibly transparent and neutral, without sacrificing bass and soundstage. I have tried atleast 20 amps with the HE-6 and the F5 is the one. It even bests others costing 3x-6x as much. In the near future, I will also be checking out the Aleph J and F4. If any of those two pan out, it would most likely be the Aleph J competing with the F5. Lucky for me though, all I have to do is swap out amp cards by connecting a few wires on each side.
 
For the KSA5 clone, I don't really know as I havent heard it. However, i don't really think it has gusto to bring the best the HE-6 has to offer. I could be wrong but it's just not passing my "sniff test" hehe. I think I have an excellent eye for good design, so I tend to trust myself. Not all the time though...

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

You got that right.  This thing gets "HOT"

Quote:
Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

Pass amps aren't warm. Unless we're talking about the temperature of the chassis.

 
:tongue::tongue::tongue:

 


Edited by brunk - 2/23/14 at 8:47am
post #12150 of 19655
Hello brunk. How much for a F5 built already ?
Also a pick please
Al
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