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repeat of price
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/7/12 at 12:57pm
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The SE is 6k new. eek.gif

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and only 55 w so must be pretty special sounding
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/7/12 at 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 

It's pretty.

 

 

From Stereophile..... 2012 Recommended "A" Rated Tube Power Amps

 

Balanced Audio Technology VK-55SE: $5995
Balanced Audio Technology VK-55: $3995 ✩ $$$
"Like its preamp partner, the VK-3iX, the tubed, 55Wpc VK-55 features improved fit’n’finish and ergonomics over its predecessors. In combination with the VK-3iX, the VK-55 gave RD’s system a vanishingly low noise level and produced music that was convincingly real. On its own, the VK-55 delivered firm, extended bass and presented high-level dynamics with ease. “The BAT VK-3iX and VK-55 are exemplars of the best that specialist home audio has to offer,” said RD. The “unerringly musical” VK-55SE delivers 55Wpc into 8 or 4 ohms. Upgrades from the standard VK-55 include new capacitors, an improved power supply, and the use of two 6H30P tubes in the amp’s gain stage. Fit’n’finish were superb, with substantial metalwork and flawless livery in textured black. Though it lacked the energy reserve of the 200Wpc Aesthetix Atlas, the BAT had a sound that was always “vivid, relaxed, and liquid,” said WP. The BAT’s grain-free, uncolored, and quiet sound worked to reproduce music in a way that came “dangerously close to the live experience.”


Edited by Dr. Roberts - 10/7/12 at 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Well,maybe they are forming a partnership??...LOL

 

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

and only 55 w so must be pretty special sounding

 

The tubes are not cheap. It uses two 6H30P, each is $200. Four 6C33, each is $70, two 6SN7 and two 6922.

To retube all tubes would cost about $750.

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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

The tubes are not cheap. It uses two 6H30P, each is $200. Four 6C33, each is $70, two 6SN7 and two 6922.

To retube all tubes would cost about $750.

 

 

Man,,,,   with the cost of these tube amps - the AN DAC kits are looking better.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Man,,,,   with the cost of these tube amps - the AN DAC kits are looking better.

 

Some tubes are very expensive. A pair of NOS Siemens 6922 can cost a hundred or more each. So that $750 can easily be about 1k.

So before you buy a tube amp, check the prices of the tubes it uses.

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 

 

It's pretty.

 

I love the style of that amp.... It has one seriously authoritative look to it!


Edited by TigzStudio - 10/8/12 at 1:32pm
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How about this baby:  45 wpc into 50ohms = ???

 

 

Features:

  • Unique Class A, balanced and non-negative feedback tube circuits
  • 45 W class A output per channel, 450 Wpp Max per channel. 
  • Balanced (XLR) and non-balanced (RCA) inputs
  • 4 x KT-88, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 6SL7 vacuum tubes, providing you plenty of tube rolling options
  • Remote control with digital stepping volume adjustment
  • Fully sheathed and anti-shock aluminium alloy case
  • Ocean blue Translucent power meters with on/off switch

Specifications

  • Power: 45W per channel (Class A, UL). 
  • THD: <1% (1 kHz/1W)
  • S/N ratio: > 95dB
  • Frequency response: 18 Hz - 38 kHz (± 0.5dB)
  • Input impedance: 100k ohm
  • Output impedance: 4-8 ohm
  • Voltage: 120 ± 10 %
  • Size (LxWxH): 450×397×280 mm (unpacked)
  • Net Weight: 52 kg.  
  • Main Power Fuse: 10A 250V Fast Blown

 

 

 

 

 

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How about this baby:  45 wpc into 50ohms = ???

 

Right around 7 watts.

 

se

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I picked up a used HE-6 and my Schiit Mjolnir amp will be coming in later this week. I'm hoping that it will be enough for the HE-6. I know there are inexpensive power amps and such but I'd rather just keep it at headphone amps so I can use it with my other headphones as well. The specs says 5W RMS into 50 ohms so hopefully it is good enough.

 

I'm using my Anedio D1 as a dac and amp until the Mjolnir comes in. It sounds good but I can tell it is under powered. If I had never heard the HE-6 off better amps I wouldn't care but unfortunately I have.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I picked up a used HE-6 and my Schiit Mjolnir amp will be coming in later this week. I'm hoping that it will be enough for the HE-6. I know there are inexpensive power amps and such but I'd rather just keep it at headphone amps so I can use it with my other headphones as well. The specs says 5W RMS into 50 ohms so hopefully it is good enough.

 

I'm using my Anedio D1 as a dac and amp until the Mjolnir comes in. It sounds good but I can tell it is under powered. If I had never heard the HE-6 off better amps I wouldn't care but unfortunately I have.

Congradulations....

 

I picked up my used he-6's from another head-fier...

With the MJ...give it about 40-50 hours and things will start to open up...after 100 hours SQ really starts to blosom........I'm using it with the bifrost..until my gungnir comes in.

Also,I have a low end speaker amp,& I use that with bifrost/He-6 combo & I love this setup as well.

 

Might want to PM Paradoxper,he's been running it with Gungnir,for about 6-7 days non-stop...yes,he can give you some excellent impressions

Use the new toys in good health,...enjoy

Mike


Edited by mikek200 - 10/8/12 at 5:13pm
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Thanks!

 

I'm pretty excited to have my Mjolnir amp back with me. It sounded amazing with the HD800. While the amp inside my dac is no slouch there's something missing compared to that amp. All things point to the HE-6 and Mjolnir being a good combination and I'm hoping that to be true. I'm not going to have headphone specific amps. I like versatility in my amps and having the ability to sound great with all my headphones with the exception of the AD2k since that is single ended...for now :)

 

I've only heard the HE-6 at a mini meet but it was quiet enough where I could get some real impressions of them and I really liked them but I also like the HD800 but I guess now I have the best of both worlds. A few weeks ago I thought I would never own the HE-6 but after hearing them and seeing a good deal on them I just couldn't pass. I thought I was done with the HD800 but apparently not. I consider the HE-6 and HD800 the top 2 headphones outside of Stax so I guess the next step if I want to go there would be Stax and thankfully I can't afford that right now.

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