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Thank you for the answers...I know nothing about electronics and have 2 left hands but am eager to learn at least the theoretical basics.  'The art of Electronics' by Paul Horowitz just landed on my desk.  Hefty tome, I'll have something to do other than browse the net during my long nights (I'm cursed with only needing 4 hours' sleep).

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

You don't know the number of well qualified members that's called me nuts for that kind of talk.
Nuts. Crazy. Insane.

Sure sounds good though!
post #12258 of 15466
Heard my HE-6 off the speaker taps of a Luxman integrated amp today (110W/channel, will need to search up the model name later). Yegods wow. Listened to the Abyss off a few different amps too, preferred the HE-6. The Abyss made distorted guitars sound slightly polite and lacked the bass impact/slam and dynamics overall in comparison. Of course may not have been the best pairings for the Abyss, but on each it had very much the same character to my ears, so I don't know that any substantial changes would be expected. Converted a few guys instore over the course of the afternoon (to both the HE-6 and speaker amps), I think the salesman was wishing they sold HiFiMan headphones.
Edited by NZtechfreak - 2/26/14 at 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Heard my HE-6 off the speaker taps of a Luxman integrated amp today (110W/channel, will need to search up the model name later). Yegods wow. Listened to the Abyss off a few different amps too, preferred the HE-6. The Abyss made distorted guitars sound slightly polite and lacked the bass impact/slam and dynamics overall in comparison. Of course may not have been the best pairings for the Abyss, but on each it had very much the same character to my ears, so I don't know that any substantial changes would be expected. Converted a few guys instore over the course of the afternoon (to both the HE-6 and speaker amps), I think the salesman was wishing they sold HiFiMan headphones.

can we assume that "Yegods wow" means it is better than the Taurus?

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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

I'm not surprised by your experience with the F3.  The best the F3 will do is about 3.4 W peak into 50 ohms.  That's +/-13 V at clipping.  Not the best choice for the demanding HE-6.

How much voltage would you suggest? :beerchug: 

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Originally Posted by Anda View Post
 

How much voltage would you suggest? :beerchug: 

While I can't speak for Potterma, 18-20v is a reasonable number. Current limiting/clipping is the main limitation though.


Edited by brunk - 2/27/14 at 8:27am
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My
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post

How much voltage would you suggest? beerchug.gif  

My personal target for an amplifier is 20 v or better at clipping.
post #12263 of 15466
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Originally Posted by gjc11028 View Post

can we assume that "Yegods wow" means it is better than the Taurus?

Yep, better than the Taurus. I spent some time listening via their Taurus so I could try a few DACs afterwards and the Taurus still sounded mighty fine, good enough that you'd never feel like you were missing out on anything when listening via the Taurus if you hadn't just tried it on something better if you know what I mean (I won't be pining for a better amp pairing when I return home to my Taurus, put it that way).

I really enjoyed seeing the guy who had been listening to the Abyss for an hour keep coming back to the HE-6, he'd pop them on and keep saying things like 'this is so impressive', and my favourite quote - 'I'm a believer now'.
Edited by NZtechfreak - 2/27/14 at 1:42pm
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Sigh i am dreading getting my HE-6 now - speaker amps here i come :(

post #12265 of 15466
Getting a speaker amp is the way to go . Or maybe have one built by someone here.

Al
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post

Sigh i am dreading getting my HE-6 now - speaker amps here i come frown.gif

Once you hear the HE-6 properly you won't regret it smily_headphones1.gif
post #12267 of 15466
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post

Sigh i am dreading getting my HE-6 now - speaker amps here i come frown.gif

Why, there are lots of choices with plenty in the used market.
post #12268 of 15466

Why? space more than anything - my desk is small enough as it is :P

 

It's not as bad as i make it sound; just funny more than anything - may look at custom built~

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Just go with a nice compact class D amp, or hook up some mounting brackets under your desk.

post #12270 of 15466

When my grand 30"x 30" hotel desk ran out of space, I simply went vertical :veryevil:

 

LL

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