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post #7816 of 15259
What he said
post #7817 of 15259
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Originally Posted by gurus View Post


No real dedicated amps for the HE-6 except for a couple.

Even with the resistors the speaker amps blow away similarly priced dedicated amps. And  you are getting two for the price of one. The same amp does double duty as a speaker amp and also drives the HE-6. So if you have a good speaker amp already at home the cost is zilch.
Yes this is a value that seldom gets used in the headphone world.
post #7818 of 15259

The only issue I have with that is when I want to listen to my headphones, there is no easy way to keep going behind everything to disconnect the speakers. If there is a way to do this please pass it on. 

post #7819 of 15259
For the cost of a TP60 (or similar) its worth getting one as a dedicated HE-6 amp. £160 (+ £3 for resistors) got me the best amp in my stable for the HE-6. I have a few amps around that are not up to the job that cost a hell of a lot more.

Eventually I'll end up with a Little Dot VI+ or an EF-6 but the justification will be tough.....
post #7820 of 15259
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Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post

For the cost of a TP60 (or similar) its worth getting one as a dedicated HE-6 amp. £160 (+ £3 for resistors) got me the best amp in my stable for the HE-6. I have a few amps around that are not up to the job that cost a hell of a lot more.

Eventually I'll end up with a Little Dot VI+ or an EF-6 but the justification will be tough.....

 

A little dot 6 or an EF-6 won't give you that much improvement over the t60..... others may disagree, but that's where i stand on it. 

post #7821 of 15259
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Originally Posted by wetfit9 View Post

The only issue I have with that is when I want to listen to my headphones, there is no easy way to keep going behind everything to disconnect the speakers. If there is a way to do this please pass it on. 

 

Build a switch box?

post #7822 of 15259
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Build a switch box?

I am going to have to research how to do that. Should be fun

post #7823 of 15259
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Originally Posted by wetfit9 View Post

I am going to have to research how to do that. Should be fun

 

What I ended up doing is building a 4 pin XLR male cable that goes to my speakers. I'd just manually swap it out when I needed to switch between headphones/speakers. Not exactly the slickest, but it worked, was easy to build, and was cheap.

post #7824 of 15259

Hah, like a pigtail adapter for speakers. I'll have to build one for myself.

post #7825 of 15259
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I am going to have to research how to do that. Should be fun

 

Here.  http://sound.westhost.com/project100.htm

post #7826 of 15259
Fortunately for me, my integrated amp has an a b switch that allows me to simply turn a knob when going from speakers to he6. It's the same for my vintage marantz 2330b.
post #7827 of 15259
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Fortunately for me, my integrated amp has an a b switch that allows me to simply turn a knob when going from speakers to he6. It's the same for my vintage marantz 2330b.

 

This is an amazing feature that seems to be present on just about every vintage amp. I wish more modern ones had this. 

post #7828 of 15259
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Fortunately for me, my integrated amp has an a b switch that allows me to simply turn a knob when going from speakers to he6. It's the same for my vintage marantz 2330b.

my old yamaha amp has that feature, but not my new denon, darn

post #7829 of 15259
some of the new Integ. and HT units have a B or 2nd zone with a two channel out.
post #7830 of 15259
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

A little dot 6 or an EF-6 won't give you that much improvement over the t60..... others may disagree, but that's where i stand on it. 

You are not on your own with your view, others have told me the same. The jump would be a tough call especially if I wanted the EF-6 as it retails for about £1200 here in UK. I am very happy with the Topping biggrin.gif
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