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post #4801 of 7561
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

Used to own the HA-160D, sold it when my NFB-10SE came in. I prefer the more of a ruler flat sound on Audio GD equipment vs the Burson's warmth. Plus the Burson doesn't quite drive the HE-6 to it's full potential (outputs about 1 watt into 50 ohms vs 6 watts on the NFB-10). However, the Burson can be used as a standalone amp while the NFB-10SE cannot.

 

The NFB-20 ($1480) and Reference 10 ($1850) can both be used as standalone amps and have a lot more power circuitry (3 r-core transformers vs 1) and better cases (weighs approximately 3x as much as the NFB-10SE). I think, but am not sure that they're also pure class A amps instead of A/B and can output 7 watts into 50 ohms. 

 

The NFB-10SE is about $650 with the remote, TE8022 upgrade, and shipping to US. Still a great deal at this price.

 

Anyways Burson is releasing another headamp with more power, it should be good with the HE-6's. Lets see. 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

 

More power does not mean it is better.  When my beta22 is build I asked the builder for a 2x gain instead of 8 that can drive the HE-6.  It drive every other headphones that I have perfectly fine and I'm not interest in getting HE-6 anytime soon.

 

I feel the same way jc,  I would rather have the HE-500 so I can play them on all my other amps as well.  I'm sure the HE-6 is a very fine headphone - maybe the best some say.  However, that is just one headphone out of many.  Between my B22, GS-1 and Burson I should be able to play all my headphones on each amp.  The HE-6 is just to much troble.  Folks are now out to find the one amp that can drive them well.  I'll go up to the HE5-LE  That should be good enough.

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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

 

Anyways Burson is releasing another headamp with more power, it should be good with the HE-6's. Lets see. 

 

 

Is this the main requirement now a days?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Is this the main requirement now a days?

 

I meant, if somebody is looking or buying based on power. tongue.gif

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The HE-6 is notorious for its difficulty to drive.  I've seen some people (Skylab, I think) recommend a speaker amp with them.  Although it's not necessary, to say that your amp can drive the HE-6s successfully is a nice benchmark for power capabilities.

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I have next to no desk space in my apartment, so a smaller 1 or 2 box setup that drives everything would be ideal. As of now, the HE-6 is my go to for mainstream recordings, so the NFB-10 ended up replacing the Burson in my setup. I wanted the NFB-20 or Reference 10, but their footprint just wouldn't fit. Someone jokingly suggested that I stand the 30 pound amp on it's side, but we all know how that would turn out. tongue_smile.gif

 

With the HE-400, Hifiman seems to have the ortho manufacturing process down, so we'll hopefully be seeing an HE-600 with a lower power requirement and a reduced price soon. 

 

In the meantime, I've been hearing good things about the Schiit Mjolnir and Gugnir combo. The demo units that were shown in LA seem to have paired well with the HD 800 and LCD-2. With more power than the Lyr, it should also do a good job with the HE-6 as well.

post #4807 of 7561

@steve, do you know about the trends TA-10.2 SE? people seem to like it how it sounds with the HE-6. (sorry if im going off topic with this one)

post #4808 of 7561

Haven't heard it personally, but people are saying good things about it over in the HE-6 thread. That and the Emotiva A100 seem to be two of the cheapest methods to get very good performance out of an HE-6 using a speaker tap to 4 pin xlr adapter. That setup is probably poorly suited for anything else though.

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Anyone here had any experience with the Talisman T-33H and the LCD-2s? Some people say they match very very well, but am yet to read a review on the amp itself unfortunately, and am unable to audition.

post #4811 of 7561

I'm satisfied GPinto's GP-H2A-P with LCD2/Q cable.

 

It's soundstage is wide, really help the LCD2's soundstage.

 

The stock tubes are sucks, I've replaced and mixed with JJ's ECC802S and Gold-Lion ECC82.(I don't want spend too much on NOS tubes)

 

It's running Class-A, really excellant! even it's cheaper version.

 

It's sound a-little warm and clear, without loss any detail. Extends is very nice, beautiful.

 

I have pluged with LCD2 and HE400, background deadly quiet.

 

I got mine in red, lovely! No plan to replaceing this little amp.

 

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I guess it's overdue that I add the LaFigaro 339 to the list. With stock tubes it lacks the oomph to give the LCD-2 their due, but if you can track down some TS5998's or Sylvania 7236's and add some RCA 5693's (red hots) you wont be disappointed.

 

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I recommend...

 

 

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post #4814 of 7561

I want whatever amp the guy  with the HD800s in the background is using-cuz he's actually tapping his foot to the music! eek.gif very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

post #4815 of 7561
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I want whatever amp the guy  with the HD800s in the background is using-cuz he's actually tapping his foot to the music! eek.gif very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

 

Mine actually, smile.gif -- same one the guy's talking about in the video.

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