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post #13486 of 19642
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post
 

 

why it got fried, did you switch on the the Amp while connected or any change was done to your chain and it cause issue?

 

nope, music was playing and i raised the volume too loud, wanted to get it to sound as loud as speakers, like the He-500 can. i guess the He-6 can't.

post #13487 of 19642
Has anyone played their HE6 through 200W power amps? And if the power amp is rated at 200W into 8 Ohms, how much power would it be at 50 Ohms?
post #13488 of 19642
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

Has anyone played their HE6 through 200W power amps? And if the power amp is rated at 200W into 8 Ohms, how much power would it be at 50 Ohms?


~32WPC

post #13489 of 19642
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


~32WPC

Is it safe to use with the HE6?
post #13490 of 19642
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post


Is it safe to use with the HE6?


I'm using it with mine....so yes, relatively.

post #13491 of 19642
I've ran my 6s on the McIntosh MC452 rated at 450 wpc right off the taps. Just take care to turn the volume down before hooking them up.
post #13492 of 19642
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

nope, music was playing and i raised the volume too loud, wanted to get it to sound as loud as speakers, like the He-500 can. i guess the He-6 can't.
Did you just want to upgrade the drivers? tongue.gif
post #13493 of 19642

Any impressions with the extra juice from the receivers?  :tongue_smile:  In comparison to headphone amps?  

post #13494 of 19642
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Any impressions with the extra juice from the receivers?  tongue_smile.gif  In comparison to headphone amps?  
yeah.
More is better.
But still very much dependent on the receiver.
My Sanusi is darker with a deep Soundstage.
My pioneer is crisp and wide Soundstage.
But both have tone filters to play with.
post #13495 of 19642
Wattage is a deceiving guideline. While the increased power fills out the soundstage, bass impact and treble extension, it isn't always more is better. It's the quality of the power which comes into play. The First Watt amps are low wattage amps that grab the 6s by the neck and makes them scream. Honestly, I didn't think the big Mac sounded that well with the 6s. But that is probably because the amp was at the very bottom of it's efficiency curve.

It's been a general consensus that about 15 watts @ 50 ohms is optimum. The key is to get the best quality 15 watts you can afford. The cleaner and more dynamic the power supply, the better performance.
post #13496 of 19642
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post


yeah.
More is better.
But still very much dependent on the receiver.
My Sanusi is darker with a deep Soundstage.
My pioneer is crisp and wide Soundstage.
But both have tone filters to play with.

The sound colour was one of my 2 main concerns when deciding wether to purchase the SX-1980 or not, I absolutely did not want something that sounded overly warm/lush.  Based on what I read, Marantz was def. out, so were most Sansui models.  Most users saw Pioneer as relatively neutral and almost all agreed that Yamaha was on the cold/neutral side.  Had it not been for the 1980, the next candidate in line was a Yamaha CA-2010, auction goes down the wire in 15 hours and it's priced at a small fraction of the flagship Pioneer.

 

The other concern's the noise floor but I didn't hear too many complaints about that so hope I'll be ok.  At the price I purchased it I don't think I'll lose much if anything should I shift it in a couple of months, that's also a major factor in my somewhat impromptu decision to get it.

 

Final niggle is that although I love the looks of the machine, its power production is the opposite of subtle and delicate, the audio equivalent of getting a Ford Mustang Shelby GT.  Nothing against it but I doubt if many owners listen to classical music, which I do.  And which requires some finesse in rendering.

 

But who knows, I might be worrying too much, we'll see.

post #13497 of 19642

Do you guys know of any sites/sources that do power supply measurements of the amps/receivers?  

 

Which amps do you guys think have clean power supplies?  I have Beta 22 which I think goes well with HE-6 is 18Wrms into 8ohms(so, this is for speakers), it's built with it's own toriodal transformer, and good voltage swing, and touted as having low noise, high PSRR.  LCD-2.2 not so much, either those cans are not up to the level of HE-6 or it doesn't react well with my Beta.  

 

I like HE-6 more than LCD2.2 because out of my Beta, HE-6 is noticeably much better sounding.


Edited by SilverEars - 5/10/14 at 8:58pm
post #13498 of 19642
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

Has anyone played their HE6 through 200W power amps? And if the power amp is rated at 200W into 8 Ohms, how much power would it be at 50 Ohms?

Yes, comfortably so. Further, your cans may or may not be 50 Ohms, might wanna measure 'em.

post #13499 of 19642
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Do you guys know of any sites/sources that do power supply measurements of the amps/receivers?  

 

Which amps do you guys think have clean power supplies?  I have Beta 22 which I think goes well with HE-6 is 18Wrms into 8ohms(so, this is for speakers), it's built with it's own toriodal transformer, and good voltage swing, and touted as having low noise, high PSRR.  LCD-2.2 not so much, either those cans are not up to the level of HE-6 or it doesn't react well with my Beta.  

 

I like HE-6 more than LCD2.2 because out of my Beta, HE-6 is noticeably much better sounding.

 

Speaker amps with separate power supplies? They get very expensive. Krell, Mark Levinson, Cello, Jeff Rowland and others. These amps were made to drive low impedance, inefficient speakers that also require lots of power. These amps are huge and heavy.


Edited by wuwhere - 5/10/14 at 10:26pm
post #13500 of 19642
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
Now for the next problem:  explaining to my wife that there's an additional small piece of kit on its way.

The good thing about buying used equipment / NOS tubes you can always play down the purchase vs buying something brand new :

"Oh.. this old used thing, I got it really cheap for about $ 100 " ;)

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