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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


Have not heard an HE-6 on one, but I know Parasound is a quality company. You got a specific amp in mind?

I knew you'd be awake:wink:. Yep, looking at the Halo A-23 and the HCA-1000A.

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I knew you'd be awake:wink:. Yep, looking at the Halo A-23 and the HCA-1000A.


I have a friend with an A23. I'd rate it to perform about the same as the KAV-400xi I had. That's better than most setups already.

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I have a friend with an A23. I'd rate it to perform about the same as the KAV-400xi I had. That's better than most setups already.

Ohhg, that really helps. Really appreciate the feedback. Back in the Orient, it's gosh darn hard to even see these things let alone audition them.


Edited by kothganesh - 8/17/14 at 1:58am
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I have a friend with an A23. I'd rate it to perform about the same as the KAV-400xi I had. That's better than most setups already.

BTW, does this need a pre-amp? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

BTW, does this need a pre-amp? Thanks.
Yes.
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


Yes.

When you have a chance, let me know what you think of these specs:

 

http://www.parasound.com/vintage/hca1500a.php

 

Thanks

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Just ordered the Focus and Focus A pads. Can't wait.

I purchased both as well. I put the Focus on the HE500. Interesting though was trying to tell them apart. They were not individually packaged. The definitive way to tell them apart is the inner ring finish. On the regular Focus pads, this is finished with the pleather with small air holes. This is not on the FocusA pads as they just have the fabric inner ring. I had to ask Summer at HiFiMan as I could not tell.
Edited by Audio Addict - 8/17/14 at 7:05am
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I purchased both as well. I put the Focus on the HE500. Interesting though was trying to tell them apart. They were not individually packaged. The definitive way to tell them apart is the inner ring finish. On the regular Focus pads, this is finished with the pleather with small air holes. This is not on the FocusA pads as they just have the fabric inner ring. I had to ask Summer at HiFiMan as I could not tell.

 

 

That's correct.  I got mine a week apart from each other.  

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Hey guys is this a good cable to buy for the HE-6 at an affordable price? I am looking for a beater cable that has very good value for the quality I am receiving. I already have high grade xlr cables so I'm not looking for endgame sound/quality. So is this a good beater cable option:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2m-HIFIMAN-HE-5-HE-6-HE-400-HE-500-Headphone-Cable-Furutech-Upgrade-Cable-/111179732394?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19e2d415aa

 

If not, where else can I get cheap but durable and good cables? 

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

When you have a chance, let me know what you think of these specs:

 

http://www.parasound.com/vintage/hca1500a.php

 

Thanks


Specs look good. Best if you get to audition it before you buy. As long as you can get it at a decent price, it doesn't hurt as you can always get back what you pay for if it doesn't work out.

 

The transformer looks massive enough. I wonder how it does at imaging and spacial realism. That's what separates an okay amp from a great amp.

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Specs look good. Best if you get to audition it before you buy. As long as you can get it at a decent price, it doesn't hurt as you can always get back what you pay for if it doesn't work out.

The transformer looks massive enough. I wonder how it does at imaging and spacial realism. That's what separates an okay amp from a great amp.
Yup. The mystical sound that we delude ourselves into thinking sounds better by suggestion. wink.gif
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Yup. The mystical sound that we delude ourselves into thinking sounds better by suggestion. wink.gif

Sometimes. But sometimes it is just better components competently executed.
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Since modding my '6' (Cotton & foam removal; 50% fuzzor mod; original grills intact; Hard-wired), I'm still delighting in the new presentation with familiar recordings...WOWZA!


Edited by Silent One - 8/17/14 at 6:44pm
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hello guys, I want to get an integrated amp for my he-6 (yet to be acquired).
I've started searching in audio-gd's site first and saw 2 integrated amps the precision 1 and precision 2 and I'd like to quote two lines from each amp's summary page.
precision 1:
Applies 8 transistors ( 150W / 15A / pc). Supports 90W X2 (8 Ohms) output or 16W X2 (40 Ohms).
The capacitance of the whole machine reaches as high as 45,000 uF, 450W  transformers. 
http://audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision1/Precision1EN.htm
precision 2:
Applies 12 pcs transistors ( 150W / 15A / pc). Supports 100W X2 (8 Ohms) output or 16W X2 (40 Ohms).
The capacitance of the whole machine reaches as high as 100,000 uF, 900W  transformers. 
http://audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision2/Precision2EN.htm

how would you describe the difference between these two amps?
what benefit is there between choosing the precision 2 over the precision 1(1000$ vs 600$) for driving an he-6 headphone?

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Originally Posted by shayson1357 View Post
 

hello guys, I want to get an integrated amp for my he-6 (yet to be acquired).
I've started searching in audio-gd's site first and saw 2 integrated amps the precision 1 and precision 2 and I'd like to quote two lines from each amp's summary page.
precision 1:
Applies 8 transistors ( 150W / 15A / pc). Supports 90W X2 (8 Ohms) output or 16W X2 (40 Ohms).
The capacitance of the whole machine reaches as high as 45,000 uF, 450W  transformers. 
http://audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision1/Precision1EN.htm
precision 2:
Applies 12 pcs transistors ( 150W / 15A / pc). Supports 100W X2 (8 Ohms) output or 16W X2 (40 Ohms).
The capacitance of the whole machine reaches as high as 100,000 uF, 900W  transformers. 
http://audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision2/Precision2EN.htm

how would you describe the difference between these two amps?
what benefit is there between choosing the precision 2 over the precision 1(1000$ vs 600$) for driving an he-6 headphone?

What's your budget for the amp?  Someone may have a better choice.

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