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post #13831 of 15243

Awesome, thanks! I'm going to be attempting to use a Denon PMA-750

post #13832 of 15243

Yes, that sounds about right. :normal_smile :

post #13833 of 15243
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

Awesome, thanks! I'm going to be attempting to use a Denon PMA-750

Let us know how it goes.

post #13834 of 15243

Will do for sure. :)

 

Gonna post that in the thread about driving the HE-6 though.

post #13835 of 15243

Can't wait, fellow Los Angelenos...

:popcorn:

post #13836 of 15243

Cheers Silent One. Your previous comment got me a little worried but I'm hoping and thinking it will be okay. I passed it by a couple people in the HE-6 amping thread..

post #13837 of 15243
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Cheers Silent One. Your previous comment got me a little worried but I'm hoping and thinking it will be okay. I passed it by a couple people in the HE-6 amping thread..

No worries. For my tube rig, I happen to have a Pre in the middle. But if I were to remove it, my sequence would follow yours:

DAC (no volume control) > Preamp > Mono blocks (w/volume control) > HE-Adapter. 

post #13838 of 15243

Hey SO, your avatar changed but your sig line didn't... What gives??? :tongue:

post #13839 of 15243

Her silent... smirk?

post #13840 of 15243
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Her silent... smirk?

...uppity duck-face variant?
post #13841 of 15243
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

I live with both the HE-6 and SR-009 so I have compared the two on almost a daily basis.

 

The HE-6 sounds similar to the SR-009 on my amp (with Woo WEE energizer added on to drive the SR-009). I would say the HE-6 is a more closed-in and "punchy" version of the SR-009, but I actually think there is more bass and mid-low range meat in the SR-009. The SR-009 has very noticably better treble at the top end (more "air"), considerably better resolution and soundstaging, a touch more realism and is far more comfortable. I think one of the failings of the HE-6 is its soundstage and closed-in nature and the biggest failing is comfort. But it is excellent in every other way and exceeds the SR-009 when it comes to pure punch and visceral impact (think war scenes and big drums).

 

In fact, I think I might be nitpicking here. Still, the SR-009 is the better of the two (as expected) and nowadays I use the HD800 for classical and SR-009 for the rest. My main gripes with the HE-6 are its lack of soundstage and lack of comfort.


Have you tried modding your HE-6? The 3 mods you can do for the HE-6 fix all the "complaints" you have and bring it to a much closer level to the SR-009.

post #13842 of 15243
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

I live with both the HE-6 and SR-009 so I have compared the two on almost a daily basis.

 

The HE-6 sounds similar to the SR-009 on my amp (with Woo WEE energizer added on to drive the SR-009). I would say the HE-6 is a more closed-in and "punchy" version of the SR-009, but I actually think there is more bass and mid-low range meat in the SR-009. The SR-009 has very noticably better treble at the top end (more "air"), considerably better resolution and soundstaging, a touch more realism and is far more comfortable. I think one of the failings of the HE-6 is its soundstage and closed-in nature and the biggest failing is comfort. But it is excellent in every other way and exceeds the SR-009 when it comes to pure punch and visceral impact (think war scenes and big drums).

 

In fact, I think I might be nitpicking here. Still, the SR-009 is the better of the two (as expected) and nowadays I use the HD800 for classical and SR-009 for the rest. My main gripes with the HE-6 are its lack of soundstage and lack of comfort.

 

That closer soundstage and punchiness is what I like about the HE-6. I don't listen much to orchestras, I prefer small ensembles, small jazz band, concert pianos (Horowitz) and classic rock. As far as comfort, I'm used to it, even from the beginning.

post #13843 of 15243

I wonder if sound stage can be widened by increasing the distance form the drivers?  I'm not sure how HD800 does it, but their cups look gigantic with lots of space inside, and it's opening is that small circular area.  I wonder if adding  wide room inside the cup with semi open will create a wider sound stage?  Not opening the whole thing probably pushes the sub-bass.  The HE-6 sound really intimate to me.  Has anybody played around with cross feed with the HE-6 to get the stage to sound less intimate?


Edited by SilverEars - 6/29/14 at 1:58pm
post #13844 of 15243
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

 

That closer soundstage and punchiness is what I like about the HE-6. I don't listen much to orchestras, I prefer small ensembles, small jazz band, concert pianos (Horowitz) and classic rock. As far as comfort, I'm used to it, even from the beginning.

 

+1

post #13845 of 15243
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It was a comment you made a few months back about the HE-6 bass being the best you'd heard that made my decision to try them. Thank you.

I'm awaiting my replacement to arrive and then I start modding. Are yours stock?

 

yeah mine are stock, with velours. i do enjoy the pleathers but the velours are more accurate.

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