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post #7831 of 14871
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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. 

Really interesting comment as I have owned both for few months and somehow I do agree with you. I know you had a LD MKVI but didn't know you tried the Topping TP60.

When I just got the TP60 I was amazed how good  it sounded with the HE-6 and for a while I actually preferred it to my LD MKVI, being a bit more transparent with slightly better bass and treble extension. But for the last few weeks I enjoyed my MKVI+ so much with the HE-6 I haven't used the TP60 at all.

I agree the differences are subtle but IMO there is still something very special about the LD + HE6 with the right tubes, especially the mids and voices, which sound so realistic.

Are you using the Soloist with the HE-6 and do you think it sounds that much better than the LD? 

Despite enjoying my system very much I am still curious about the Burson and the EF6. rolleyes.gif


Edited by zenpunk - 1/10/13 at 1:01am
post #7832 of 14871
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Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post


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

 I agree that I will have to hear the EF-6 first before I throw that kind of money. Views and opinions about this amp are so divided. frown.gif But somehow I trust Fang Bian knows what he is doing and it is likely to be among the best amp for the HE-6 if you don't want to go for insane options like mono blocks or monster vintage amps.


Edited by zenpunk - 1/10/13 at 1:29am
post #7833 of 14871

How would you describe the sound signature of the TP60?

post #7834 of 14871

The great thing about the TP60 is that it doesn't have any signature, just very detailed and transparent with fantastic extension for both bass and treble. From memory it is very similar to the Shiit mjolnir, except I think the mjolnir has slightly stronger/better bass.

post #7835 of 14871
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Really interesting comment as I have owned both for few months and somehow I do agree with you. I know you had a LD MKVI but didn't know you tried the Topping TP60.

When I just got the TP60 I was amazed how good  it sounded with the HE-6 and for a while I actually preferred it to my LD MKVI, being a bit more transparent with slightly better bass and treble extension. But for the last few weeks I enjoyed my MKVI+ so much with the HE-6 I haven't used the TP60 at all.

I agree the differences are subtle but IMO there is still something very special about the LD + HE6 with the right tubes, especially the mids and voices, which sound so realistic.

Are you using the Soloist with the HE-6 and do you think it sounds that much better than the LD? 

Despite enjoying my system very much I am still curious about the Burson and the EF6. rolleyes.gif

 

I really enjoyed the topping. It's really hard to describe it's sound signature other than really neutral. It doesn't emphasize anything, but still doesn't quite sound "cold". When I had my LD, I definitely went back and forth between it and speaker amps. There is something so very special with the sound of the Little Dot MKVI+. It strikes a really beautiful balance of warmth, control, spaciousness and detail. There are many days I miss that amplifier. 

 

Although the soloist has enough power for the HE-6, the matching isn't quite ideal. The Soloist sounds similar to the Mjolnir in terms of sound signature, a little bright on top. The result with the HE-6 isn't very relaxing. I don't think it would be fair to say the Soloist tops the Little Dot with the HE-6. I don't really know if the soloist tops the little dot at all. I think it would come down to personal preference overall. 

 

At the LA meet, I got to compare the T60, EF-6, Little Dot MKVI+, and Emotiva A-100. I would group the T60 and A-100 together and the EF-6 and MKVI+ together. The EF-6 and MKVI+ both sounded a little thin, but more detailed overall. The EF-6 had the most detail and the clearest sound, while the MKVI+ had a much smoother midrange and sound. The T60 and A-100 sounded more full, but had less details overall. I really liked my emotiva a-100 with the HE-6. It's a slightly colored speaker amp, that gives a little bump in bass. Results in a really smooth HE-6. 

post #7836 of 14871
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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.

i know this.i´ll explain my doubt.

it is not better to choose an amplifier stable at 50 ohm without the use of resistors?

post #7837 of 14871
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

 I agree that I will have to hear the EF-6 first before I throw that kind of money. Views and opinions about this amp are so divided. frown.gif But somehow I trust Fang Bian knows what he is doing and it is likely to be among the best amp for the HE-6 if you don't want to go for insane options like mono blocks or monster vintage amps.

Insane? Who are you calling Insane?tongue.gif

post #7838 of 14871

Ooops! I meant impractical, of course redface.gif

Saying that, I heard  that some people are mad enough to own more than one of those monster receivers. Have you tried mono-blocks yet? biggrin.gif

 

 

@Elwappo99,

Thanks for the quick rundown. I think I am going to continue to enjoy my LD for a while and wait until I have a chance to check the EF-6.

post #7839 of 14871
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Ooops! I meant impractical, of course redface.gif
Saying that, I heard  that some people are mad enough to own more than one of those monster receivers. Have you tried mono-blocks yet? biggrin.gif


@Elwappo99,
Thanks for the quick rundown. I think I am going to continue to enjoy my LD for a while and wait until I have a chance to check the EF-6.

Sounds to me like you are selling the EF-6 to yourself. Nothing wrong with that, just remember your bestest mate Spud when looking for a new home for the LD and those lush tubes biggrin.gif
post #7840 of 14871
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Ooops! I meant impractical, of course redface.gif

Saying that, I heard  that some people are mad enough to own more than one of those monster receivers. Have you tried mono-blocks yet? biggrin.gif

 

More than one monster receiver... I don't know who you're talking about very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Funny you should mention mono blocks. I've been looking at these tube mono-blocks

 

post #7841 of 14871
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Originally Posted by MrQ View Post

More than one monster receiver... I don't know who you're talking about very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Funny you should mention mono blocks. I've been looking at these tube mono-blocks

 

here we go!!!biggrin.gif

post #7842 of 14871

They look ridiculously tiny biggrin.gif

I would go for those if I was you:

 

post #7843 of 14871

Sovtek 6AS7G @ 50 a pop would cost 2K to retube just the output tubes eek.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

They look ridiculously tiny biggrin.gif

I would go for those if I was you:

 

post #7844 of 14871
No one in their right mind would pay $50 a pop for Sovtek 6AS7G (6N13S). You can buy them in bulk for $5 each with ease. That's what AtmaSphere does I promise you.
post #7845 of 14871
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