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post #1126 of 3119
Has anyone tried the Temple Audio?

http://www.templeaudio.net/products.html

Especially with "xc3" - "A" class Headphone Amp / pre-amp

http://www.templeaudio.net/xc3.html
Edited by Valiar - 4/17/13 at 5:21pm
post #1127 of 3119
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post


Not at all:




I had a hard time getting it solderd where the outer jacket tube thingy would go back over the connector. Certainly the ones I had may be a different design. Soldering to the center pin was surprisingly easy. Maybe the wire I used was just too big for the connector?
post #1128 of 3119

After spending a couple more days with the NuForce STA-100, colour me very impressed. It needs some time to warm up, but once it gets there the sound is positively visceral. I rigged up a speaker tap so the HE-6 is plugged directly in without resistors. This is an aggressive amp, no doubt about it. I could see this being a bit polarizing for some people. If you already find the HE-6 a bit fatiguing and hot in the treble, this amp isn't for you. If you love the sound and want to crank up the intensity with no safeword in sight, well, maybe this is the wrong forum for you, but the STA-100 is still a very good amp for that cool.gif

post #1129 of 3119
It's that aggressiveness that I like because it awakens the 6s. They can sound a bit thick with underamping. With the right power, they perk up and get traction with attack and shear presence. I've had the displeasure to be without the 6s for a couple months and when they came home, I was dazzled again by their performance. The love affair is hot as ever and producing waves of pleasure under the HiFiMan pleasuredome.
post #1130 of 3119

Thanks, Happy Camper... another great lunch-time read! 

post #1131 of 3119
I've been wanting to try out the HE-6's for a while now, I've got a WA5, would this be able to drive the HE-6 to its full potential?
post #1132 of 3119
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I've been wanting to try out the HE-6's for a while now, I've got a WA5, would this be able to drive the HE-6 to its full potential?

Hi.  One of the amps i use with the HE6 is a 300B set and I think it works out well.  I also use a 150 watt amp, both through the HE adapter, and the 300B does not feel underpowered in comparison.  i do not listen to real complex classical stuff on headphones, so that is where there may be some difference i am not getting.  And the quality of the transformers may matter here, and i have not heard the wa5.  But i would not rule out 300B set just on the power.  others i am sure will differ

post #1133 of 3119
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Originally Posted by Fririce0003 View Post

I've been wanting to try out the HE-6's for a while now, I've got a WA5, would this be able to drive the HE-6 to its full potential?

 

There have been glowing reports of the WA5 driving the HE6 out of its higher-powered K1000 port, you may have better luck in the main Woo Audio thread.

post #1134 of 3119
Looks like I'll give them a go then, either that or some LCD-3's once I save up some cash, just impulse bought some Zu audio soul supremes to go with them...
post #1135 of 3119
I'm using a Decware CSP2+ driving a Densen SS 100wpc to bring the HE6 alive.
post #1136 of 3119

For those who have speaker amps to drive these, what do you do for volume control and the DAC?

post #1137 of 3119

I leave my speaker amp pots at 1pm and use my preamp to control the volume

post #1138 of 3119
Digital volume control on the DAC feeding the amps.
post #1139 of 3119
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Digital volume control on the DAC feeding the amps.

 

If this doesn't spark an argument I don't know what will.

post #1140 of 3119
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

If this doesn't spark an argument I don't know what will.

I was just going to get a reference 10.32 and use the volume control on that with preamp out.

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