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post #9901 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:ph34r:

 

Barren. Ready to sit 'em on the fence for target practice. With rocks. However, the tea experience makes it all worthwhile to empty them:rolleyes: in the first place. On those full-range speakers, you mean with the kit I wouldn't have to solder... plug & play?

Yeah you can order a flat pack like i did and just glue and clamp the boxes together. Aside from that, you might need a drill to pre drill some holes for the screws and that's it. I got all my stuff from Madisound. Really awesome place! There are some other places around that offer different enclosures that may be better, but the price and customer service can't be beat. Heck, if you bought my exact order, sans supertweeters, it would cost no more than the HE-500 shipped lol. Killer bargain IMO.

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

This is the exact same street I'm walking running down... :normal_smile :


Are you using your vintage amp to drive these out of the speaker taps? 

post #9903 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Are you using your vintage amp to drive these out of the speaker taps? 

 

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LL

LL

 

In 2-3 days I'll be trying the HE-6 with my vintage tube amps as well (Sinhonia F2a monaural blocks)

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

LL

LL

 

In 2-3 days I'll be trying the HE-6 with my vintage tube amps as well (Sinhonia F2a monaural blocks)

I see you have the pleathers on. Have you tried the velours yet?

post #9905 of 15379
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

 

I see you have the pleathers on. Have you tried the velours yet?

 

Glad you asked. Because I dislike velour pads, I completely forgot about them. Wearing them makes me feel like a Poodle with the fresh French cut... fuzzy high & tight!

:blink: 

 

But, I also forgot we're 1%'ers. And we chase that last 1%. That's what we do. :rolleyes: So, off with the pleather during the Clippers-Lakers broadcast. What did the swap reveal to you? Also, I don't know enough about the Jergemeisters, any hardcore impressions? Heard a few members doin' Denon pads, any impressions?

:popcorn: 


Edited by Silent One - 10/29/13 at 4:31pm
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I tried Lawton angled pads....sounded boomy to me

post #9907 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Glad you asked. Because I dislike velour pads, I completely forgot about them. Wearing them makes me feel like a Poodle with the fresh French cut... fuzzy high & tight!

:blink: 

 

But, I also forgot we're 1%'ers. And we chase that last 1%. That's what we do. :rolleyes: So, off with the pleather during the Clippers-Lakers broadcast. What did the swap reveal to you? Also, I don't know enough about the Jergemeisters, any hardcore impressions? Heard a few members doin' Denon pads, any impressions?

:popcorn: 

Yeah the velours don't feel the best against the skin, but there is one trick to alleviate that. Soak them in some warm water with a mild detergent, squish 'em a few times and dry them out. Quite a bit softer :)

 

For me, they open the sound up a bit more, less bass punch, but less muffle in return. Dangit, i need to try the Jerg pads on the HE-6 soon.

post #9908 of 15379
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 
 

Yeah the velours don't feel the best against the skin, but there is one trick to alleviate that. Soak them in some warm water with a mild detergent, squish 'em a few times and dry them out. Quite a bit softer :)

 

For me, they open the sound up a bit more, less bass punch, but less muffle in return. Dangit, i need to try the Jerg pads on the HE-6 soon.

:eek:

Less Punch?!

 

:wink_face:

Next!

post #9909 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

:D 

 

whats the DIY F5 like? 

 

 

yeah thats what i was thinking, that from the GSX MK2 i basically have to go all in and get something good.

The HE-6 really shows its stuff with good equipment, but one thing I think about the HE-6 is that it also reveals pretty clearly the characteristics of the equipment you use with it. Amps sound different and if you are going to go end game it should be with something that really moves you. I have heard high-end amps that I would not want -- Modwright for instance, that others think are great. I am not sure that i would pay the money for  pass labs -- not that i think in any way the sound is bad, it just prefer some other things, like the blue circle hybrid i have.  I like audio note and do not really like acoustic research, even though the reference series is clearly high end and in some ways pretty amazing.  What i did and i think some others have done is gone to audio stores and listen to different things to see how the differences play out.  If you want to listen to tube stuff you may need to invest in an adapter, but it is worth it given the cost of amps (and pres and dacs). This can give you a much clearer picture of what it means to spend a bit more or a lot more without taking a gamble that you will like something that you have read about  or that others think is great. Many things are great but may not be great for you. 

post #9910 of 15379
I washed my K701 and RS-1 pads a few times. They soften up but also lose the oils that seal the velour and bring that bass and defined soundstage back. I've washed and flattened them to condense the foam, then left them to oil and they did sound better. I had another K701 user comment how much different mine sounded to his new pair. We swapped the pads and he was convinced. New and clean velours are so airy for that reason. While it's different on first listen, having your music fade into nothingness is just not normal.

I've settled on the Denons that Darryl introduced me to. They are comfortable and aren't as bad on the soundstage but everyone has their own taste.
post #9911 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:eek:

Less Punch?!

 

:wink_face:

Next!

Yeah, thats the catch. The jerg pads on the HE-500 bring the best of both worlds though, so I need to try on HE-6 soon.

post #9912 of 15379
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

I tried Lawton angled pads....sounded boomy to me

 

I agree way to thick and made the bass boomy as you say.  I settled on the stock Denon Pads.  Sounds just fine to me.. 

post #9913 of 15379
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Originally Posted by gjc11028 View Post

The HE-6 really shows its stuff with good equipment, but one thing I think about the HE-6 is that it also reveals pretty clearly the characteristics of the equipment you use with it. Amps sound different and if you are going to go end game it should be with something that really moves you. I have heard high-end amps that I would not want -- Modwright for instance, that others think are great. I am not sure that i would pay the money for  pass labs -- not that i think in any way the sound is bad, it just prefer some other things, like the blue circle hybrid i have.  I like audio note and do not really like acoustic research, even though the reference series is clearly high end and in some ways pretty amazing.  What i did and i think some others have done is gone to audio stores and listen to different things to see how the differences play out.  If you want to listen to tube stuff you may need to invest in an adapter, but it is worth it given the cost of amps (and pres and dacs). This can give you a much clearer picture of what it means to spend a bit more or a lot more without taking a gamble that you will like something that you have read about  or that others think is great. Many things are great but may not be great for you. 
I agree with this. I've heard some pretty expensive equipment and thought I was defective. Some stuff adds weight, others brightness. But there is also some stuff that is done well and while the value can be questioned, there's no doubt in it's performance. I've heard some well respected names and thought OMG how awful, that others have lavished high praise on. Receivers in particular. I like a clear and well defined sound. Not overpowering bass, or overbright for faux details. I want a natural and noticeable soundstage but not so big that it fades into nothingness. No wall of sound but every instrument positioned and a sense of depth in my live recordings. Tubes have a way of offering that 3D sensation but there are some SS designs that can pull it off as well.
post #9914 of 15379

Reading the impressions of the recent London meet lots were impressed by the HE-6 Pioneer SX1980 pairing

post #9915 of 15379
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


I agree with this. I've heard some pretty expensive equipment and thought I was defective. Some stuff adds weight, others brightness. But there is also some stuff that is done well and while the value can be questioned, there's no doubt in it's performance. I've heard some well respected names and thought OMG how awful, that others have lavished high praise on. Receivers in particular. I like a clear and well defined sound. Not overpowering bass, or overbright for faux details. I want a natural and noticeable soundstage but not so big that it fades into nothingness. No wall of sound but every instrument positioned and a sense of depth in my live recordings. Tubes have a way of offering that 3D sensation but there are some SS designs that can pull it off as well.

HC, you and I are after the exact same attributes. Such a fine line we seek... Glad to see I am not alone!

:beerchug:

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