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post #421 of 903

Well, I am happy to report that I think the T-amp does a more than acceptable job driving the HE-6.  My set up for this test was Denon CDP digital out > Yulong D100 DAC > Ray Samuels Audio Stealth (as preamp) > T-Amp > HE-6.  The T-Amp drives the HE-6 to much louder than I can stand with no distortion, and sounded really very good doing it.  This is potentially an easy and inexpensive way to add a speaker-amp for driving the HE-6, and could potentially be driven right off of a source. 

 

I was actually very impressed with this combo - much better than I expected.  The sound is better off the speaker taps of the T-Amp than it was via the headphone out of any of my amps except the Leben.  I'm going to have to try the HE-6 directly off of a Rotel 100 WPC power amp I have and see how that sounds.

post #422 of 903

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Originally Posted by Skylab  
" Well, I am happy to report that I think the T-amp does a more than acceptable job driving the HE-6.  My set up for this test was Denon CDP digital out > Yulong D100 DAC > Ray Samuels Audio Stealth (as preamp) > T-Amp > HE-6.  The T-Amp drives the HE-6 to much louder than I can stand with no distortion, and sounded really very good doing it.  This is potentially an easy and inexpensive way to add a speaker-amp for driving the HE-6, and could potentially be driven right off of a source. 
I was actually very impressed with this combo - much better than I expected.  The sound is better off the speaker taps of the T-Amp than it was via the headphone out of any of my amps except the Leben.  I' m going to have to try the HE-6 directly off of a Rotel 100 WPC power amp I have and see how that sounds."


"Scotty, I need more power". That's what the HE-6 seems to always ask. LoL

post #423 of 903

I have been resurrecting my 41Hz AMP6 with this in mind - glad to hear the digital amps are not too noisy for the job ..dB

post #424 of 903

For anybody interested Parts Express has the Dayton amps which are the same as the Sonic Impact for get this less than sixty bucks. Now this can may be viable for a reasonable setup with hardly any space requirement.The price is 44.80 with power supply.


Edited by Frank I - 8/23/10 at 9:45am
post #425 of 903
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Well, I am happy to report that I think the T-amp does a more than acceptable job driving the HE-6.  My set up for this test was Denon CDP digital out > Yulong D100 DAC > Ray Samuels Audio Stealth (as preamp) > T-Amp > HE-6.  The T-Amp drives the HE-6 to much louder than I can stand with no distortion, and sounded really very good doing it.  This is potentially an easy and inexpensive way to add a speaker-amp for driving the HE-6, and could potentially be driven right off of a source. 

 

I was actually very impressed with this combo - much better than I expected.  The sound is better off the speaker taps of the T-Amp than it was via the headphone out of any of my amps except the Leben.  I'm going to have to try the HE-6 directly off of a Rotel 100 WPC power amp I have and see how that sounds.


Now you're talkin, baby!

post #426 of 903

Is your T-amp rated at 15 wpc / 8 ohms?
 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Well, I am happy to report that I think the T-amp does a more than acceptable job driving the HE-6.  My set up for this test was Denon CDP digital out > Yulong D100 DAC > Ray Samuels Audio Stealth (as preamp) > T-Amp > HE-6.  The T-Amp drives the HE-6 to much louder than I can stand with no distortion, and sounded really very good doing it.  This is potentially an easy and inexpensive way to add a speaker-amp for driving the HE-6, and could potentially be driven right off of a source. 

 

I was actually very impressed with this combo - much better than I expected.  The sound is better off the speaker taps of the T-Amp than it was via the headphone out of any of my amps except the Leben.  I'm going to have to try the HE-6 directly off of a Rotel 100 WPC power amp I have and see how that sounds.

post #427 of 903
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Is your T-amp rated at 15 wpc / 8 ohms?
 


 


Yes - this is the one I have, was $140 list when available:

 

http://www.sixmoons.com/audioreviews/sonicimpact2/t2.html

 

The HE-6 sound really, really good off of this T-amp. 


Edited by Skylab - 8/23/10 at 12:17pm
post #428 of 903

:( :( :(

 

Sadly, the HE6s are now in transit to Peli_Kan.

I will miss them...at least until I can purchase a pair. :) :) :)

post #429 of 903

mmm......not so sure about the yulong D100.

post #430 of 903
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mmm......not so sure about the yulong D100.




Not sure in what way?
post #431 of 903

The D100 isn't my favorate DAC lets just say, and needs a bit of twick to get the sound right to my ears. I'd off for DAC1 in any given time.

post #432 of 903
Oh, it's not my favorite DAC either - my Audio By VanAlstine Fet- Valve DAC is considerably better, and I used that with the Leben when I tested the HE-6 at first. I used the D100 (which I think is good for the money) only when using the HE-6 with the T-Amp.
post #433 of 903

Rob did you try them with the 100W Rotel and how did they sound. Were they able to handle it.

post #434 of 903

OK some final comments from me:

 

  • The HE-6 did sound good with the Rotel - maybe the best sound I got from them, although they sounded excellent with most of the amps I dared to try them with, in the end.
  • I was actually able to get MUCH better results with the Woo Audio WA2 than I expected.  There was a tiny bit of fattening of the bass (slightly richer bass but with less good definition), and softening of the treble, versus the SS speaker amps or the Leben, but I actually found it fairly pleasant, and the WA2 had plenty of power - very loud for me was just at 1:00 on the volume control, with no signs at all of the onset of clipping, or even stress.  The HE-6 and WA2 were a good combo, in spite of my initial hesitancy to even try that pairing.

 

Today (*right* on time for those scoring at home, since I got them last Friday), these will ship to Monsuierguzel.  I don't have any clue when final production is planned, but as mentioned, I have told Fang I want to buy a pair (as far as I am aware, final pricing is still not set).

 

post #435 of 903


 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

OK some final comments from me:

 

  • The HE-6 did sound good with the Rotel - maybe the best sound I got from them, although they sounded excellent with most of the amps I dared to try them with, in the end.
  • I was actually able to get MUCH better results with the Woo Audio WA2 than I expected.  There was a tiny bit of fattening of the bass (slightly richer bass but with less good definition), and softening of the treble, versus the SS speaker amps or the Leben, but I actually found it fairly pleasant, and the WA2 had plenty of power - very loud for me was just at 1:00 on the volume control, with no signs at all of the onset of clipping, or even stress.  The HE-6 and WA2 were a good combo, in spite of my initial hesitancy to even try that pairing.

 

Today (*right* on time for those scoring at home, since I got them last Friday), these will ship to Monsuierguzel.  I don't have any clue when final production is planned, but as mentioned, I have told Fang I want to buy a pair (as far as I am aware, final pricing is still not set).

 


That is great news as they can handle a 100W amp. it just seems to me and you may recall as you once owned Maggies. The more power they get the better the sound. I look forward to my audition in about month.

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