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You can't laugh at a serious Larry Fine. Wait a minute.....I'm more bald than Larry with a tool shed, maybe I should put up Curly instead. redface.gif

 

John, look forward to your impressions of these if you do get them. If only there were a combination of the HE-6 and the LCD-2, we'd all be in bliss. I miss that bass of the LCD-2.

From all the reading and vacillation between the two, it would appear so. So close but yet so far. It would seem doable, just more time. I am sure someone is listening but then that is more cash outlay for us poor addicts. :^)
 

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I actually think it's impossible to have the bass of the LCD-2 and the treble of the HE-6. There was a famous experiment a long time ago where a speaker designer, when asked to increase the bass response of a speaker he had made, did so by lowering the TWEETER level by a few dB. no other changes were made. And this immediately had the effect of increasing the apparent bass response of the speaker.

You cannot get the bass impact and weight of the LCD-2 and have more treble energy. You pays your money, and you makes your choice, as they say.
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Yeah, with these two phones it comes down to whether you prefer the extremely clear, life like, airy, extended treble performance of the HE-6. Or the very impactful, deep, bass performance of the LCD-2. This is not to say that the HE-6 doesn't have deep impactful bass, or the LCD-2s doesn't have a great sounding treble. It just means each on has an area that they excel over the other. They both are at the cream of the top as far as headphones are concerned. So it comes down to if you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate. I love them both.

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Well said. I agree with all of that, including liking both biggrin.gif
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I actually think it's impossible to have the bass of the LCD-2 and the treble of the HE-6. There was a famous experiment a long time ago where a speaker designer, when asked to increase the bass response of a speaker he had made, did so by lowering the TWEETER level by a few dB. no other changes were made. And this immediately had the effect of increasing the apparent bass response of the speaker.

You cannot get the bass impact and weight of the LCD-2 and have more treble energy. You pays your money, and you makes your choice, as they say.

I would agree. I am hoping for some type of breakthrough but you know, the music is pretty damn good as it is and what in life is perfect, nothing except what you may personally agree to that is. With all of our good and bad points, we are, a perfect us as that is what makes us an entity unto ourselves. Ok, I still want the perfect phones. :^)
 

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DIY time for some intrepid soul. If Reese's can put peanut butter and chocolate together, someone can mod the two panels to make a super ortho.

 

I agree though, both are a real treat worthy of rig building.

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Just hooked up the HE-6 to the back of an old onkyo receiver and they came alive.  Very nice!!  



Yeah, it's nice to have the headroom, not to mention better soundstage. I think these headphones have characteristics similar to speakers, benefiting from that power.



100% agree with that statement.  Soundstage and impact improved considerably out of the speaker jacks.   

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I spent a healthy chunk of my morning this AM with the HE-6 connected to the Leben CS300XS's speaker outs - and there is no doubt that they sound absolutely phenomenal this way.  The sound is notably better than via the Leben's headphone out, and better than the headphone out of any of my conventional headphone amps.  Only the Decware Mini-Torii is competitive. I plan to use the HE-6 in this configuration exclusively going forward.  It sounds almost too good to be true.

 

Via the speaker outs of the Leben, the HE-6 have an incredibly effortless delivery.  The dynanics are just explosive, and the sound is so smooth, and yet so detailed, it's pretty impressive.  Listening to "Leaves' Eyes", the song, by the artist with the same name - it's actually hard to work, the sound is so beautiful.  The segments that are just Liv Kristine singing, acoustic guitar, and bass, are jawdropping via this rig.  Ditto John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman's "They Say It's Wonderful" from their collaboration disc.

 

Anyone who has the HE-6 really needs to get a speaker-cable adapter and find a high quality speaker amp to try them with.


Edited by Skylab - 1/10/11 at 7:54am
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Have you tried the HE-6 on the speaker outs of the Decware Mini-Torii?

If I am right, it should not make any differences, unlike the Leben headphone is on a somewhat different circuit ? I think you mentioned that on a previous post but I don't remember the details.

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Have you tried the HE-6 on the speaker outs of the Decware Mini-Torii?

If I am right, it should not make any differences, unlike the Leben headphone is on a somewhat different circuit ? I think you mentioned that on a previous post but I don't remember the details.



From my understanding of the Mini-Torri, in terms of what Steve Deckert told me, the headphone out is identical to the speaker out - just  wired up differently, and with a simple switch between them.  The Leben does use a different tap off the output transformer for the headphone out.

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Originally Posted by Germs View Post

Have you tried the HE-6 on the speaker outs of the Decware Mini-Torii?

If I am right, it should not make any differences, unlike the Leben headphone is on a somewhat different circuit ? I think you mentioned that on a previous post but I don't remember the details.



From my understanding of the Mini-Torri, in terms of what Steve Deckert told me, the headphone out is identical to the speaker out - just  wired up differently, and with a simple switch between them.  The Leben does use a different tap off the output transformer for the headphone out.


Pretty much the same with the Taboo. I am looking forward to hearing the production 6 on the Taboo. I as you know did not care much for the proto but who knows. I kind of done with my cans as I have the tree that I like for now. Really would not want to give up my T1 just yet

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I received some sanitary covers for an upcoming meet and wanted to see if there would be an adverse impact on clarity. This slight bit of dampening has taken some of the treble energy down a notch. I kind of like the more noticeable mids.

 

I really want to try a tube amp with the dynamic headroom to cover the needs of these things. I don't have the design experience to know what tube type and configuration of amp would best fit the HE-6 but I am considering a DIY kit. Any ideas are welcome.

 

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I've been blessed to have found good friends and colleagues in the hobby. One has several tube amps of varying power. Sounds like an afternoon of fun in the future.


Edited by Happy Camper - 1/11/11 at 10:17am
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Happy Camper, where did you get these covers from?

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I really want to try a tube amp with the dynamic headroom to cover the needs of these things. I don't have the design experience to know what tube type and configuration of amp would best fit the HE-6 but I am considering a DIY kit. Any ideas are welcome.

 

 

There is a group buy going down right now for some crack with a speedball. wink_face.gif

 

Just joking! I know that thing wont drive orthos. Get the good Schiit (Lyr) instead!

 

Hmmmm? I wonder how well would a Zana Deux?

 


Edited by livewire - 1/10/11 at 2:33pm
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