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post #8446 of 14003
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Damn... so we should really go for Audio-GD Master 7 + Master 1 + Master 2 then,huh? wink_face.gif
Certainly would be a Master lineup. There is so much put into A-gd gear that I'd be curious to know the service activity. They seem to go opposite of the minimalist approach and quality is evident in their materials and components. If you did go with the listed gear, you'd have to have a Master rack built for them........
post #8447 of 14003

Can't really go wrong with audio gd amp/preamp since they copy "learned" a lot from Krell.

 

Not sure about the Dacs though. Lots of competition (Lampi, 360s, Audial etc etc). However, I've always wondered if the HE version of the master 7 could compete with 5k-ish DAC - guess only Kingwa and a selected few know =p.

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Why should they compete with 5K DACs instead of 2K DACs?  Not sure if they can punch above their price or not.  However, they sure can knock a few out within their price range..

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Why should they compete with 5K DACs instead of 2K DACs?  Not sure if they can punch above their price or not.  However, they sure can knock a few out within their price range..


The HE version cost 5k or around that I think. Not sure if Kingwa still offers that.

 

Btw did you get your Reign 24 yet?


Edited by khaine1711 - 3/18/13 at 12:33pm
post #8450 of 14003
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The HE version cost 5k or around that I think. Not sure if Kingwa still offers that.

 

Btw did you get your Reign 24 yet?

 

 

What's the HE version - the HE version of what?  lol...  I'm lost on this one.

 

Yes I have a 6ft Reign 24 hardwired to the HE-6.  I also have a 5ft Reign 24 speaker adapter cable with spades on one end and a 4-pin XLR on the other..

 

Very transparent cable the Reign series. . 

post #8451 of 14003
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Very transparent cable the Reign series. . 

only this???

we must pull the words out of your mouth...biggrin.gifdeadhorse.gif

post #8452 of 14003
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only this???

we must pull the words out of your mouth...biggrin.gifdeadhorse.gif

What could be better?  Everything from the recording comes through.  Bass weight is really good as well.

post #8453 of 14003
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What's the HE version - the HE version of what?  lol...  I'm lost on this one.

 

Yes I have a 6ft Reign 24 hardwired to the HE-6.  I also have a 5ft Reign 24 speaker adapter cable with spades on one end and a 4-pin XLR on the other..

 

Very transparent cable the Reign series. . 


HE version is a "higher" version of any products from Kingwa. Basically it's an outboard PSU containing regenerative power supplies. It's mightily hot, cannot be run continuously for more than 8 hours, and cost a ton. 

 

So the Reign is better than the Norn/Skuld? If I recall correctly you've had both Norn and Skuld cables bigsmile_face.gif. Very curious on how silver plated copper interact with the sounds.

post #8454 of 14003
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HE version is a "higher" version of any products from Kingwa. Basically it's an outboard PSU containing regenerative power supplies. It's mightily hot, cannot be run continuously for more than 8 hours, and cost a ton. 

So the Reign is better than the Norn/Skuld? If I recall correctly you've had both Norn and Skuld cables bigsmile_face.gif . Very curious on how silver plated copper interact with the sounds.
His 500s with the Norse cable is very clear, more defined soundstage and has better impact than the regular cable. I look forward to doing a side by side with stock 6s (whenever it might be that I get them back).
post #8455 of 14003
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What could be better?  Everything from the recording comes through.  Bass weight is really good as well.

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post #8456 of 14003
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post


HE version is a "higher" version of any products from Kingwa. Basically it's an outboard PSU containing regenerative power supplies. It's mightily hot, cannot be run continuously for more than 8 hours, and cost a ton. 

 

So the Reign is better than the Norn/Skuld? If I recall correctly you've had both Norn and Skuld cables bigsmile_face.gif. Very curious on how silver plated copper interact with the sounds.

both are very good.  the good thing is they do nothing to much up the sound.  I don't think you would be able to tell them apart.  IMO.

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I am getting a blip on the radar that my 6s are coming home.
post #8458 of 14003
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I am getting a blip on the radar that my 6s are coming home.

 

Mine just arrived a few days ago. Must say Hifiman Customer support team was very understanding. Free HE adapter/pads to make up for the slight delay.

post #8459 of 14003
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I am getting a blip on the radar that my 6s are coming home.

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You too, essencez!

post #8460 of 14003

I would assume the next TOTL hifiman will have a bit better sensitivity than the HE-6,  requiring 50W plus speaker amplification is a bit of an inconvenience to say the least,  in my mind it comes across as a bit of a design flaw (just a personal thought.). So  I guess I am sticking with my HE-500's as I prefer a transformer coupled tube amplifification. 

 

Those who own the HE-6 who like SS should look at the VSSA on DIYA,  it is a step up from the first watt amps and designed in the vein of a 70's amplifier with a modern lateral mosfet.  

 

I am curious if Hifiman has dropped any hints of a replacement/upgrade to the HE-6 any time soon ?

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