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Nice.
post #7262 of 14887

How about this one http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-N22#.UJ_a9-Q73fE

Saw it from another thread. It should have enough juice from its speaker tap and a preamp to boot.

post #7263 of 14887

Spark more discussion:

 

El Doug:

"I crunched the numbers for the HE-6 a year ago, and to utilize even 5 watts for a "transient" to be "perfect," that transient would be hitting 150db.  Even if your recordings have the world's most abundant dynamic range, that would still put your average listening volume at 100db (at which point you'd STILL be using less than 1 watt). "

 

 

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Do it...do it nowevil_smiley.gif

 

Post Script: Tried the link to no avail.

 

Overwhelmed from excited head-fiers, their PC crashed.

post #7265 of 14887

How about one in silver. It will be after Christmas before I have the he-6 to try with it.

I guess I could try my he-400 with it, lol .

post #7266 of 14887
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The S-30 Mk. III .1 is only 30wpc into 8 ohms  - Would this be enough?


I think that would be more than enough. OTL tube amps are almost always current limited into low impedance loads. whereas into the 50ohm load of the HE-6s it will be able to swing a ton more voltage before it runs out of current.

 

you can see this by their specs

30 watts into 8 ohms

45 watts into 16 ohms

 

My guestimated math says itll put somewhere between 4-5 watts into the HE-6s, which is about the same as my F1 does

post #7267 of 14887

I just swapped the Electro Harmonix KT88EH with GE 6550 solid grey smooth plates in my amp. Very nice, no wonder these tubes are highly sought after. These are GE re-badge Tung Sol 6550 grey smooth plates made in the early 60s, GE never made coke bottle 6550s.

 

But the Tung Sol 6550 black smooth plates made in the 50s are even supposedly better and expensive.

 

700


Edited by wuwhere - 11/11/12 at 1:07pm
post #7268 of 14887
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This is the only Stratos amp that I know of, from Odyssey Audio.

 

http://www.odysseyaudio.com/products-stratos-stereo.html

 

Unless he has the Hovland Stratos monos.

 

http://gizmodo.com/244051/hovland-stratos-amp-sell-your-house-kids-and-organs-for-rocknroll

Klaus of Odyssey Audio does different upgrades, I don't think they are listed on the website. A very popular one is the glass ceiling and the extreme.

I think he will build what a person wants or needs.

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How about one in silver. It will be after Christmas before I have the he-6 to try with it.

I guess I could try my he-400 with it, lol .

 

(Silent One quietly casts his vote for...Black)

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(Silent One quietly casts his vote for...Black)
yepper!

Wu.......please don't talk tubes around a recovering tubewhore, I beg of thee.
Edited by Happy Camper - 11/11/12 at 3:36pm
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yepper!
Wu.......please don't talk tubes around a recovering tubewhore, I beg of thee.

 

Done  700

post #7272 of 14887
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How about one in silver. It will be after Christmas before I have the he-6 to try with it.

I guess I could try my he-400 with it, lol .

 

 

The HE-400s are to sensitive for this amp IMO.  You won't have any play on the volume knob

post #7273 of 14887
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The HE-400s are to sensitive for this amp IMO.  You won't have any play on the volume knob

Yes, I agree.

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Done 

Black plates of most all tubes were better. Don't know why. Wonder if they made silver plate tubes.
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Black plates of most all tubes were better. Don't know why. Wonder if they made silver plate tubes.

 

Black plated tubes were mostly made in the 50s. They tend to sound better and are more durable and more expensive to manufacture.

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