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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

My thoughts exactly.  

 

:beerchug:

 

That's why I'm strongly considering two pair. :biggrin:

Prep,

can you write me into your will?:biggrin:

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I guess I'm the only one that feels the HD800s does not image better than the HE-6 or that the HD800 is as amp picky as lead to believe? (amp picky myth).

 

In the HD800 thread it's lots of low fi (M-Stage), mid-fi (V200) and Hi-fi (DNA Stratus, EC - anything) rigs that's said to work very well with the HD800s. Some of these low fi and mid fi rigs end game rigs for some.

 

The HE-6 does not share that kind of flexibility.

 

The imaging on the HD800 seems off to me.  Like instruments are too far off or to far away when they should be "right there"  IMO the HE-6 does a better job.  

 

Now soundstage is clearly a win for the HD800.

+1. 

And on imaging -- it seems to me that HE6 is closer to Stat presentation than HD800. HE6 lays things out with sounds/instruments having a more precise place in space, where as HD800 seems more diffuse -- each sound takes up a wide swath of space. This of course can vary based on recording, but that's what it is in general IMO. 

post #13443 of 19433
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

My thoughts exactly.  

beerchug.gif

That's why I'm strongly considering two pair. biggrin.gif
You get your handle "overkill" honestly.
post #13444 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


You get your handle "overkill" honestly.

Sorry, meant to reply to preproman

 

Since you can only listen to one at a time, maybe put the money into the simaudio you always talk about (or some other higher end amp). That is an unequivocal move upward as opposed to what is essentially a lateral one.  Just a thought


Edited by gjc11028 - 5/9/14 at 6:30am
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I'm looking into (I would guess) higher end amps now.  Pass Labs INT-150 or the Krell S-550i.

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Has anybody tried the HE-6 with one of the Peachtree Nova Amps/Dac's The integrated amp with the built in dac. I know their dac's are pretty good, if the amp is good too that might be a fairly compact one-box solution.

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Within the next couple of days I will put my Threshold T50 (50 watts/ch Class A) in the market. This piece drives beautifully the HE-6. It has single ended and balanced inputs.

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Within the next couple of days I will put my Threshold T50 (50 watts/ch Class A) in the market. This piece drives beautifully the HE-6. It has single ended and balanced inputs.

You got so many power options, you may even forget you sold it! :D

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You got so many power options, you may even forget you sold it! :D

Not yet, tomorrow is pictures day :wink_face:

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@ musicman59

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I'm looking into (I would guess) higher end amps now.  Pass Labs INT-150 or the Krell S-550i.

I've been eyeing the same Pass Labs amp...
post #13452 of 19433
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post


I've been eyeing the same Pass Labs amp...

You watching the one on trademe? ;)

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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post

You watching the one on trademe? wink.gif

The very same!
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

+1. 
And on imaging -- it seems to me that HE6 is closer to Stat presentation than HD800. HE6 lays things out with sounds/instruments having a more precise place in space, where as HD800 seems more diffuse -- each sound takes up a wide swath of space. This of course can vary based on recording, but that's what it is in general IMO. 

+1 !!!
I hate this kind of diffuse sounding especially with Jazz. Easy to be proven with Dr. Chesky's binaural recordings. The HE6 does it just perfect. For classics however one may prefer the HD800 for its wider soundstage which comes closer to a presentation in a big concert hall.
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Originally Posted by kensonic View Post


+1 !!!
I hate this kind of diffuse sounding especially with Jazz. Easy to be proven with Dr. Chesky's binaural recordings. The HE6 does it just perfect. For classics however one may prefer the HD800 for its wider soundstage which comes closer to a presentation in a big concert hall.

For classics it depends on the type of music.  To my ears the only instance where the HD-800 really has the edge on the 6 is with large orchestral performances IF they're recorded properly and the mastering engineer knew what he was doing. Fortunately most classical recordings are good.  

 

To be honest, I'd sell my pair were it not for the above.  They have many deficiencies to me but in this one particular area they excel and annihilate the competition, even the 6, don't know about the electrostats.

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