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post #14266 of 15155
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

spec says 80w per channel. so 80/50*8ohm, 12 watts for HE6 ? enough ?


























Power Output  
Front L/R 80 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz,0.7% THD, 2 Channels Driven)

100 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD,2 Channels Driven)
Center 80 W (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz,0.7% THD, 2 Channels Driven)

100 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD,2 Channels Driven)
Surround L/R 80 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz,0.7% THD, 2 Channels Driven)

100 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD,2 Channels Driven)
Dynamic Power 180 W (3 Ohms, Front)

160 W (4 Ohms, Front)

100 W (8 Ohms, Front)

Sounds sufficient. Yes you use the speaker taps off the front L/R.
post #14267 of 15155
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Originally Posted by fccn75 View Post
 

ohhgourami, thank you for the response.  All I can say is "WOW" and really? When I had the HE-500 for a short time, I thought it was decent being driven from my old Adcom 545 along with a Halide DAC with passive attenuator (ladder type).  And according to all those professional reviews, they basically rated the 500 on par with the 6 with only minor offerings.  However, as I compare my LCD 2.2 with 500, I felt that it has more fuller lower mids which does wonders for vocals.  But each time I listen to the 2.2 I find that I am missing the air around instruments and the sense of ambience.  That's why the recently acquired the 560.

 

Long story short, with the 560, there is not enough lush/body for my ears although the higher freq spectrum is very decent.  I even tried it on my tube hybrid (SOHA2) but the lower midrange is still not enough for my taste.  With that said, it appears that the HE-6 will cover this area of deficiency along with the added airiness.  

 

I am thinking of jumping in for the HE-6 with the Vegan mod since I absolutely dislike the HFM velours - too small, insufficient depth, and rough velour material as oppose to beyer's velour.  Let me ask you this, do you recall whether the HE-6 has more lush/body than the 560?


With all mods done, YES!

 

Do all 3 mods!

post #14268 of 15155
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


As a guy who doesn't sweat much at all, my armpit CAN'T stop sweating even though I'm just sitting here. Not sure if that's because of the amp. Maybe it's denial speaking...

I would definitely say its denial. I can sweat waterfalls but I suffer the same thing when the family watches movies in the media room. 73 Deg F with whole house a/c. It hits 80 Deg F at the end of a movie after the 3 Bryston Monoblocks, Stereo Bryston Amp, PS Audio P500, and the 600 watt projector start running.

The house a/c is okay with any of my headphone setups or just stereo speaker but I would prefer a couple degrees cooler.

I guess my next upgrade for the HE-6 might be a split-duct a/c unit for the media room.

Us Washingtonians, we are not as hardcore as you Californians. You will see fans and portable a/c units fly off the shelf when the temperature heads north of 80.
post #14269 of 15155

Happy

post #14270 of 15155
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... Any opinions if the firstwatt stuff is powerful enough?

 

Without getting into the power/current discussion which you can search on in this thread, 5-10 watt First Watt amps other than the F1J (which preproman had and liked a lot) are not powerful enough if you want more than 90dB peak SPL. 15 watt and up generally have been found satisfactory. The F5 clone @ 25 watts is quite  good but runs out of steam, to my mind, on complex orchestral music. The F5 Turbo @ 50 watts can probably handle most anything, if you like the F5's characteristic sound. In your auditioning, you should at least hook the HE-6s up to a 60-100 watt Class A amp in order to get a good experience of how much air they are capable of pushing without distortion and then decide what fits your needs. As always, YMMV. 


Edited by rlawli - 7/26/14 at 2:18pm
post #14271 of 15155
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Originally Posted by rlawli View Post

Without getting into the power/current discussion which you can search on in this thread, 5-10 watt First Watt amps other than the F1J (which preproman had and liked a lot) are not powerful enough if you want more than 90dB peak SPL. 15 watt and up generally have been found satisfactory. The F5 clone @ 25 watts is quite  good but runs out of steam, to my mind, on complex orchestral music. The F5 Turbo @ 50 watts can probably handle most anything, if you like the F5's characteristic sound. In your auditioning, you should at least hook the HE-6s up to a 60-100 watt Class A amp in order to get a good experience of how much air they are capable of pushing without distortion and then decide what fits your needs. As always, YMMV. 

Thank you for the advice. Very helpful. I have a spare parasound a51. Any thoughts on that amp to drive the he6
post #14272 of 15155
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Thank you for the advice. Very helpful. I have a spare parasound a51. Any thoughts on that amp to drive the he6


That will be very good!

post #14273 of 15155

@ ohhgourami...are you in-session overnight, too? :D 

post #14274 of 15155
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

@ ohhgourami...are you in-session overnight, too? :D 


Burning that late night candle? Indeed!

post #14275 of 15155
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Burning that late night candle? Indeed!

With heat not being a problem inside the room, I'm blasting Karen Mok's "I Will Be Fine" on volume 10 (not really...perhaps at 30%), with Bassist Abraham Laboriel on deck.

post #14276 of 15155
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With heat not being a problem inside the room, I'm blasting Karen Mok's "I Will Be Fine" on volume 10 (not really...perhaps at 30%), with Bassist Abraham Laboriel on deck.


Got my windows wide open. If the neighbors across the street were awake, they would see me in my boxers.

 

Listening to the Foreigner - 4 SACD rip.

post #14277 of 15155
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Got my windows wide open. If the neighbors across the street were awake, they would see me in my boxers.

 

Listening to the Foreigner - 4 SACD rip.

:dt880smile:

 

My listening session is helping me stay up. Laundry mat opens @ 0500 hrs...will be first in, first out! With all other chores completed Saturday, I can coast the rest of the day. And moar music later tonight! 

post #14278 of 15155
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:dt880smile:

 

My listening session is helping me stay up. Laundry mat opens @ 0500 hrs...will be first in, first out! With all other chores completed Saturday, I can coast the rest of the day. And moar music later tonight! 


FUNNY! I'm waiting for my laundry to dry as we speak. Too I won't stay up late enough to catch the Hungarian GP.

post #14279 of 15155
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FUNNY! I'm waiting for my laundry to dry as we speak. Too I won't stay up late enough to catch the Hungarian GP.

Good thing you got some tired neighbors :tongue_smile:

post #14280 of 15155

Well, ohhgourami and Silent One, this really borders on lunacy. :biggrin: Its 4 pm Sunday here in India so its 3:30 AM in California ! I like this commitment.

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