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Does it make a difference if you use the HE-6 SE vs speaker terminals on the Mini Torii.

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Originally Posted by TruBrew View Post

Does it make a difference if you use the HE-6 SE vs speaker terminals on the Mini Torii.



On the Mini-Torii there is NO difference between the speaker terminals and the headphone out (versus most other amps, including the Leben, where there are some differences).

post #963 of 15369

Thats is what Steve told me if he builds the Taboo with the headphone jack also no difference except it would sound better using the CSP-2 as a preamp with it.

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On the Mini-Torii there is NO difference between the speaker terminals and the headphone out (versus most other amps, including the Leben, where there are some differences).



I know you're still evaluating them, but so far do you prefer the HE-6 more on the Mini-Torii or the Leben? Or are they both good, but just different?

 

I'm very curious. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


On the Mini-Torii there is NO difference between the speaker terminals and the headphone out (versus most other amps, including the Leben, where there are some differences).



I know you're still evaluating them, but so far do you prefer the HE-6 more on the Mini-Torii or the Leben? Or are they both good, but just different?

 

I'm very curious. smile.gif


Yeah have not done a detailed comparison of that yet - so far all I can say is they sound very good on both.

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... Snap judgments often do not hold up all that well, IMO.


Sometimes they are the most accurate. Like in that book Blink.

post #967 of 15369
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Originally Posted by NaturalMusic View Post

Headphonia.com, when comparing the HE-6 to the LCD-2, states:

"The HE-6 has an issue with the center soundstage, but some pairings like the EF-5, the M-Stage, and the TK2350 T-amp fixes that issue pretty well."



Does that mean the sound is in your head rather than left/right?

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Maxvla, 

 

As a Little Dot Vi owner, I am following your comments closely, can you say a little more about the differences when listening through the CDP (?!) and the VI. What is the power of the CDP output? I am not entirely clear what you mean by wall of sound. No instrument separation or a beliveable coherence to the soundstage? Wall of sound= a good or bad thing? 

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Wall of sound is a headphone presentation with no depth. All the audio feels like it is on a straight axis across your line of 'sight' as if you were standing in front of a set of straight choir bleachers with 80 people singing 5 feet in front of you.

 

I only listened to my CD player for a few minutes this morning before I had to leave for work. It was noticably worse in all aspects. I'll have to look up the output, but it is certainly much smaller as this device is a transport, dac, and amp in a box that is about 7 inches wide 2 1/2 inches tall, and about 10 inches deep.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
... Snap judgments often do not hold up all that well, IMO.


Sometimes they are the most accurate. Like in that book Blink.


I know that this is the case for me, personally. Not saying it's like that for everyone though....

 

I do know that my initial impressions are going to be just as valid for me personally as my fleshed out impressions. That's just how I work. So for me, the impressions I have of the HE-6 are not likely going to change unless, like with the O2, I hear them amped on a whole 'nother level.


Edited by MuppetFace - 11/15/10 at 7:52pm
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has anyone tried them yet with either a heed canamp or a little dot III? both of them can drive akg k1000s so i'd think they'd have enough power for the he6s.

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I really doubt the MKIII would drive these well. I owned a MKIII before upgrading to a MKVI. The difference in power is staggering, and even on high gain the MKVI needs around 10-11 o'clock on the dial to reach live levels. (1-2 o'clock on low gain)

 

The MKIII outputs 100mW @ 32ohm, 300mW @ 120 ohm. The K1000 is 120ohm, the HE-6 is 50ohm. The MKVI outputs 5W @ 120ohm. Pretty sure somewhere between 100mW and 300mW is not going to be enough for HE-6, I also suspect your claim you can run K1000 from a MKIII due to the very low (relative) power output.


Edited by Maxvla - 11/15/10 at 9:14pm
post #973 of 15369

the ld3 is a completely different amp than the mk3. it's got speaker outputs as well as a headphone jack. it's a nice little tube amp with an autotransformer that matches to the impedance of the cans it's driving.

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Where is this amp listed? I don't see it on the Little Dot model listing on their forums. http://littledot.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=f5d0b223ac94bf4b10975bf5142e58f1

 

FYI their site seems to be having problems at the moment. Can barely get a page to load every now and then.


Edited by Maxvla - 11/15/10 at 9:18pm
post #975 of 15369

it's probably out of production. it was made a few yrs ago. there are some reviews out there (mebbe by TBonner, &/or m8o?). i'd try and find a thread for you but i'm gonna pack it in momentarily.

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