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If, I'm going to get the HE-6, it's definitely gettin' hardwired! ksc75smile.gif

post #8117 of 14913

I have been really enjoying my Mjolnir/HE-6 combo.  In many ways, it has made me rethink my Zana Deux/HD800 which was my previous reference.  Not that I'm giving that one up though!  So I am about to join team overkill having just acquired a restored Threshold CAS 2.  When I get it I will post impressions.  Of course I also have a Levinson 23.5.... 

post #8118 of 14913
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Originally Posted by Dr. T View Post

I have been really enjoying my Mjolnir/HE-6 combo.  In many ways, it has made me rethink my Zana Deux/HD800 which was my previous reference.  Not that I'm giving that one up though!  So I am about to join team overkill having just acquired a restored Threshold CAS 2.  When I get it I will post impressions.  Of course I also have a Levinson 23.5.... 

 

Welcome to team Overkill. Thresholds are really good amps..

 

I'm looking for a amp for my HD800S.  I want it to be a SS though,  Hoping the GS-X MKII will be the ticket.

post #8119 of 14913

I lean towards SS myself, but I must say that the ZD/HD800 combo is pretty magical.  From what I've heard, the Balancing Act takes it even a notch further.

 

Back on topic, I have found that the Mjolnir/HE-6 pairing is almost as resolving as the ZD/HD800 without any harshness and with perhaps no more bass frequency extension but certainly more bass oomph to use a technical term.  This is not to say that bass is bloated or bloomy, it still remains very tight.  I am excited to hear what a high current speaker amp can do with them.  At this point with the Mjolnir, I'll still give the edge to the ZD/HD800 with very detailed acoustic recordings, particularly guitar.  We'll see if that changes...

post #8120 of 14913

With the HE6 I've found the Mjolnir lacks the bass impact \ attack when compared to a high current speaker amp.

post #8121 of 14913

If I wanted just a headphone amp the Mjolnir would be on the short list of amps to get for the HE6. It's not the best but still pretty good. I do however only use the Mjolnir with my HD800 now

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

If, I'm going to get the HE-6, it's definitely gettin' hardwired! ksc75smile.gif

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post #8123 of 14913

i am listening he-6 with kenwood ka 5700 right now and i must say,  i  really like the sound!

post #8124 of 14913
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

With the HE6 I've found the Mjolnir lacks the bass impact \ attack when compared to a high current speaker amp.

+1

I tried the cans with my Kenny KA5500 at 55w, it's still lacking. Only the beastly Pioneer SX-1280 held a firm fisted grip and delivered the goods. That's 180w biggrin.gif
post #8125 of 14913

I a surprised people are having issues with the HE-6's 'bass impact and attack'.

 

My Master-6 only has 2 wpc more than the Mjolnir and I am having absolutely no problems in those areas.

Just very tight,full powerful and impactful bass when the recording calls for it.

post #8126 of 14913
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

I a surprised people are having issues with the HE-6's 'bass impact and attack'.

 

My Master-6 only has 2 wpc more than the Mjolnir and I am having absolutely no problems in those areas.

Just very tight,full powerful and impactful bass when the recording calls for it.

 The difference in bass from 60 watts of hybrid tube power to 50 Watts of Class A power has made me a bassheadatsmile.gif

post #8127 of 14913
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

I a surprised people are having issues with the HE-6's 'bass impact and attack'.

 

My Master-6 only has 2 wpc more than the Mjolnir and I am having absolutely no problems in those areas.

Just very tight,full powerful and impactful bass when the recording calls for it.

+1

 

It doesnt give you bass in every song... that is not the purpose lol...

But when the song wants it, it does give it to you and aplenty :D

Emotiva Mini-X 50wpc into 8ohms

 

PS - any experience with Yamaha receivers? I have an entry level (300 bucks)  2011 model, 150wpc into 8ohms. Gonna try via speaker taps probably :D


Edited by conquerator2 - 2/7/13 at 11:25am
post #8128 of 14913
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

+1

 

It doesnt give you bass in every song... that is not the purpose lol...

But when the song wants it, it does give it to you and aplenty :D

Emotiva Mini-X 50wpc into 8ohms

 

PS - any experience with Yamaha receivers? I have an entry level (300 bucks)  2011 model, 150wpc into 8ohms. Gonna try via speaker taps probably :D

 

How many channels?  Or - How many watts into 2ch.?

post #8129 of 14913
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

How many channels?  Or - How many watts into 2ch.?

its a 5ch. I believe the output into the speaker taps (which are 2ch.) is only like 80 wpc into 8 ohms... or so I believe I read that somewhere

post #8130 of 14913

Give it a try and compare it to your main amp.

 

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