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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

For me.  I put the stock Denon pads on everything they fit. biggrin.gif   Just sounds right to me..
I've been converted to this as well. Nice balance.
post #9377 of 14874

comparision of 6`s wit different pads:

 

http://personalaudio.ru/raa/otchety/naushniki/hi-fiman-he-6/

 

http://personalaudio.ru/raa/otchety/naushniki/hi-fiman-he-6-leather/

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yeah i see a little more midrange presence on pleathers but a treble dip and more of a bright but balanced sound with the velours.

 

i'll test velours later, but i think i like pleather colorations.

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I also prefer pleaters a little bit more as well as removing some outer dampening but I use 5LE. I found sound more coherent and focused.

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I use J$ Beyer pads on mine, with a bit of extra damping in front.

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Been a while since I've been in this thread but...did we ever gather a consensus for the HE6 regarding the whole power vs quality debate concerning speaker amps for the HE-6?

 

-Daniel

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You need both.  As with just about anything - Quality comes first..

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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

 

I've only played with Tone Control on vintage stuff. Loudness button on my Kenwood Ka-9100 for example, turns the He-6 into a Lcd-2 with more clarity :cool:. Bass boost is slightly interesting too, never tried the treble knob though =p. There's also high pass filter and other intriguing stuff - lots of knobs to turn!

 

Why not stick with a high quality software EQ however?

 

Does tubes count as hardware EQ? :tongue_smile:

 

High quality EQ's? We talking parametric EQ's like JRiver and Foobar plugins? I always assumed that hardware EQ adjustments would sound more... errmm... natural than software EQ. That, and I like pushing things. :D 

 

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Been out of the loop for a few days and the HE-6 thread has some great conversation going on! DG - Welcome to the club! :)

 

I currently have several DIY projects going on, and should be finished by the end of October. Just wait 'till you guys and gals see what I'm cooking up lol. I have mentioned earlier that I'm building a First Watt F5 dedicated to the HE-6 and my Pre will be a DIY Lightspeed Attenuator for the whole system. I also have a high end tube phono pre in the works called the Cornet2, maxxed out BH Crack + Speedball, and the really cool part... some DIY Back-loaded horns with super tweeters! Then to top it all off, some DIY Goertz cable for the speakers. The fullrange driver will be the Fostex FE206En with T90a super tweeters


 

Some pics of what they'll look like... (Click to show)

 

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thanks!

 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Been out of the loop for a few days and the HE-6 thread has some great conversation going on! DG - Welcome to the club! :)

 

I currently have several DIY projects going on, and should be finished by the end of October. Just wait 'till you guys and gals see what I'm cooking up lol. I have mentioned earlier that I'm building a First Watt F5 dedicated to the HE-6 and my Pre will be a DIY Lightspeed Attenuator for the whole system. I also have a high end tube phono pre in the works called the Cornet2, maxxed out BH Crack + Speedball, and the really cool part... some DIY Back-loaded horns with super tweeters! Then to top it all off, some DIY Goertz cable for the speakers. The fullrange driver will be the Fostex FE206En with T90a super tweeters


 

Some pics of what they'll look like... (Click to show)

 

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You son of a ...........

 

On a serious note: what is that avant-garde looking table? And the CI on the cable is roughly 4 ohm?!! That is pure witchcraft. Believe me I'm a wizard.

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Originally Posted by vaed View Post
 

 

High quality EQ's? We talking parametric EQ's like JRiver and Foobar plugins? I always assumed that hardware EQ adjustments would sound more... errmm... natural than software EQ. That, and I like pushing things. :D 

 

Uhh no - the guys at sound science will violently object to that :tongue:. To be fair I think I'll fail every blind test between hardware EQ and says a good EQ like Izotope or Electri-Q.

 

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 I currently have several DIY projects going on, and should be finished by the end of October. Just wait 'till you guys and gals see what I'm cooking up lol. I have mentioned earlier that I'm building a First Watt F5 dedicated to the HE-6 and my Pre will be a DIY Lightspeed Attenuator for the whole system. I also have a high end tube phono pre in the works called the Cornet2, maxxed out BH Crack + Speedball, and the really cool part... some DIY Back-loaded horns with super tweeters! Then to top it all off, someDIY Goertz cable for the speakers. The fullrange driver will be the Fostex FE206En with T90a super tweeters

 

Interesting cable there. Must admit I've been wanting to try ribbon/flat wire interconnect for ages

 

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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post
 

 

You son of a ...........

 

On a serious note: what is that avant-garde looking table? And the CI on the cable is roughly 4 ohm?!! That is pure witchcraft. Believe me I'm a wizard.

It's a VTI BL304 series rack. I picked up the black shelving with all silver posts/caps/spikes. It goes for $330, but i picked it up for $230 :) Yeah i can't wait to build those cables. It took me forever to figure out how to make some, then I realized it's just from an copper foil inductor lol. I picked up a 1mfd roll so i hope its enough for the drivers+tweeters. I'm going to wrap each +/- individually with teflon tape, then wrap them together with another layer of teflon tape. I dont know if i will need to terminate them or not, depends how soft it is. Now you guys know my recipe :) I'm sure it'll come out great. Silver foil inductors are like $1k+ so that was out of the equation lol.

 

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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

Uhh no - the guys at sound science will violently object to that :tongue:. To be fair I think I'll fail every blind test between hardware EQ and says a good EQ like Izotope or Electri-Q.

 

 

Interesting cable there. Must admit I've been wanting to try ribbon/flat wire interconnect for ages

 

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The great thing for me is, I recently purchase a vintage tube receiver(fully restored fisher 500c) that sounds really close to what I remember from the vsi60 paring. The one exception is tonal wise, the 500c doesn't sound like a tube amp at all. It's dead neutral, but it does have all of the other traits associated with high end tube amps such as....holographic imaging, organic mids, and realism. But there was some tube warmth with the vsi60(not a bad thing though imo) For those who don't know about the 500c, it was a direct competitor to the famous mcintosh mc275, and they both retailed for the same price back in the 60s and sonically on the same level.

 

The difference is, fisher basically went belly up, and the mcintosh brand stayed strong which is why a completely restored 500c can be had for around 1000.00 and just a stock mc275 can go for several thousands on ebay.

I'm using a fully restored (and improved build/specs) McIntosh MC225, and it's honestly a league above any other headamp between 2500-3000$ I've tried so far. I too can vouch for the use of a hi-fi tube integrated speaker amp. I also use it with the HD800's as I have an external impedance adapter with a dozen different resistor loads to fine tune the sound between the HE6 and HD800 (50 ohm planar and 300 ohm dynamic doesn't respond anywhere near the same). The impedance adapter is like the Anax mod in a way, just without physically altering the headphone.

 

I'm quite happy with the results as it's not only fantastic sounding, but also super versatile (can drive any kind of flagship headphone and speakers too).

 

The next step, if I ever take it, is the SR-009, which would require a more suitable amp if I want to take advantage of electrostats. Problem is, I'm not sure it's worth it, and I can't just casually plug-and-play a SR009 for the odd occasion for gaming and whatnot...

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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post
 

 

Yes, i only listened to the vsi60 pairing which is I also posted about one of my my current amps(fisher 500c) giving me everything I heard out of the vsi60. The only noticeable difference between the two is the vsi60 is a little warm while the fisher 500c is completely neutral with all of the other sound characteristics the vsi60 have. As for resistors, they are only needed for transformer coupled tube amps, and 10ohm is what you would use if using 8ohm speaker taps. Also make sure they are non inductive as well. This is to protect the output transformers and give them the load they need to see. Otherwise you may fry them. 

 

Thanks for the info!

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