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post #12841 of 14887

I really don't think you need to worry about that.  Just get the best DAC that you can afford that sounds good to you and fits your musical preference.  

 

Also I can live with the GS-X mk2 and the HE-6 as an end game rig if I had to.  So I'm overly positive the M9 will be equally as good if not more so.

 

Sounds like you're set..

post #12842 of 14887
That last 5% isn't worth the investment IMO. Yeah it sounds good but I have other interests with better value for that resource. Were money no object, I'd buy a magic carpet and google glasses.
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What I am suggesting is that there is an alternative to a super power- end game amplifier for the HE-6- which is a Dac with variable output options.  This is an option I have not seen discussed on this thread and I wanted to entertain the possibility that it may work very well as an alternative to an end game amp. for those who want that last 5%.  I used to own and Ayon Skylla Dac and raising that voltage gain on the Dac output really supercharges the sound.


Edited by rsbrsvp - 4/3/14 at 12:10pm
post #12844 of 14887
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What I am suggesting is that there is an alternative to a super power- end game amplifier for the HE-6- which is a Dac with variable output options.  This is an option I have not seen discussed on this thread and I wanted to entertain the possibility that it may work very well as an alternative to an end game amp. for those who want that last 5%.  I used to own and Ayon Skylla Dac and raising that voltage gain on the Dac output really supercharges the sound.

 

however most of will not be able to afford Ayon Skylla Dac  :smile:

post #12845 of 14887
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post

What I am suggesting is that there is an alternative to a super power- end game amplifier for the HE-6- which is a Dac with variable output options.  This is an option I have not seen discussed on this thread and I wanted to entertain the possibility that it may work very well as an alternative to an end game amp. for those who want that last 5%.  I used to own and Ayon Skylla Dac and raising that voltage gain on the Dac output really supercharges the sound.
I have means to increase my signal +48 db and have done what you suggest. If the power supply has the potential, that will let you balance the amp output to the load for best sound. I do that now.
post #12846 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

That last 5% isn't worth the investment IMO. Yeah it sounds good but I have other interests with better value for that resource. Were money no object, I'd buy a magic carpet and google glasses.

:thumb: I really like this advice... it's sound. But I fear the magic carpet and google glasses will bring you untold moving violations and parking fines. :tongue_smile: 

post #12847 of 14887
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smiley_thumb.gif I really like this advice... it's sound. But I fear the magic carpet and google glasses will bring you untold moving violations and parking fines. tongue_smile.gif  
That's what my Jeannie is for.......

post #12848 of 14887
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That's what my Jeannie is for.......
 

OHHH!!! :D

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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post

What I am suggesting is that there is an alternative to a super power- end game amplifier for the HE-6- which is a Dac with variable output options.  This is an option I have not seen discussed on this thread and I wanted to entertain the possibility that it may work very well as an alternative to an end game amp. for those who want that last 5%.  I used to own and Ayon Skylla Dac and raising that voltage gain on the Dac output really supercharges the sound.

IMO, you'll never achieve the last 5%. You haven't even heard your M9 driving an HE6 and your worried that in someone else's opinion that you only have a 90-95% capable rig? Who cares as long as it sounds good to your ears. My advice, just get the HE6 and listen to it driven by the M9 and whatever source you have. If your current source is good, you'll be amazed at how good your system will sound. Just my 2 cents.
post #12850 of 14887
Oh, but, that 5%!
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Originally Posted by Mambosenior View Post

Oh, but, that 5%!

Sorry but always something better.
post #12852 of 14887
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Sorry but always something better.

Indeed, but it can be had for such a pittance if you know what to buy.
post #12853 of 14887

Not always better, just different.

post #12854 of 14887
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

What I am suggesting is that there is an alternative to a super power- end game amplifier for the HE-6- which is a Dac with variable output options.  This is an option I have not seen discussed on this thread and I wanted to entertain the possibility that it may work very well as an alternative to an end game amp. for those who want that last 5%.  I used to own and Ayon Skylla Dac and raising that voltage gain on the Dac output really supercharges the sound.

You can certainly play games with the input signal to optimize for the amplifier.  What you suggest MAY work with the M9, but looking at the specs, you may well run into voltage and current limitations before getting to the same point you could with a good speaker amp....

post #12855 of 14887
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Indeed, but it can be had for such a pittance if you know what to buy.

I've heard several several speaker amps including a Threshold driving the HE6. I liked the M9 as much or better. BTW, I do have a very capable speaker amp.
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