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post #1261 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

PAM005, what integrated amp are you using now to power the HE-6?


Uhhmm, bit overkill maybe :-) Nagra MPA.

post #1262 of 3098

Very nice. wink.gif

post #1263 of 3098

Yes, thanks... but a bit too nice to power just HE-6 :-) It's was because lack of speakers I did try it with HE-6. And I liked it that much, that I didn't want to invest in new loudspeakers that quick. But it's more social to listen to music together instead of having my headphones on my head all the time! But still, I'm a "headphone-lover".
 

post #1264 of 3098

@pam005

 

I had the EF-6 on loan with my HE-6. I think you are going to be very happy with that combo. Ye gods! a Nagra MPA. That's 250w. I hope you used the HE-Adapter with that or some form of resistor?

post #1265 of 3098

@MrQ,

 

Thanks, hope I will be just impressed as you are. And about my MPA, I do use it with adapterbox. But pricewise and soundwise really an overkill...
 

post #1266 of 3098

I was forced to part with my lovely LD VI+ and MDAC combo but got this very compact all-in-one as I was not strong enough to let go of the HE-6:

 

 

 

Very impressed so far...biggrin.gif

post #1267 of 3098
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I was forced to part with my lovely LD VI+ and MDAC combo but got this very compact all-in-one as I was not strong enough to let go of the HE-6:

 

 

 

Very impressed so far...biggrin.gif


Nice looks, a bit of Nagra style...

post #1268 of 3098

All in one looks pretty neat. VU meter should be standard on everything!.

 

Nad is going to release a budget all in one too (3020 - also USB dac + class D amp), but those look like a brick tongue_smile.gif

 

post #1269 of 3098

I use the EF-6 to power my HE-6's and am very happy....it also has a very good effect on my HD-800 and T1's....curiously enough I don't really see the same extra positive effect with the LCD-2.2's....they sound good but no better than on my Conductor....

post #1270 of 3098
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post

I use the EF-6 to power my HE-6's and am very happy....it also has a very good effect on my HD-800 and T1's....curiously enough I don't really see the same extra positive effect with the LCD-2.2's....they sound good but no better than on my Conductor....
No, the LCDs don't have the same scale as the others but they do sound good on a quality SS headphone amp.
Edited by Happy Camper - 5/26/13 at 5:52pm
post #1271 of 3098
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post

I use the EF-6 to power my HE-6's and am very happy....it also has a very good effect on my HD-800 and T1's....curiously enough I don't really see the same extra positive effect with the LCD-2.2's....they sound good but no better than on my Conductor....

I agree, it will very likely be a futile effort to find one amp to work really well for both HD800 and LCD 2 and the same applies to HE-6 and LCD-2. While the big sound works really well on HE-6 from my Mini Torii amp, it just seems to lack the finesse on the LCD-2. On the other hand, my Audio-gd master 8 is able to work its magic on the LCD-2, but just sounds too meek on HE-6 despite having a higher power rating than the mini torii. Speaking of synergy at work.

post #1272 of 3098
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post

I use the EF-6 to power my HE-6's and am very happy....it also has a very good effect on my HD-800 and T1's....curiously enough I don't really see the same extra positive effect with the LCD-2.2's....they sound good but no better than on my Conductor....

 

On my speaker amp the HE6 sings, but the HD800 and the LCD2 did not improve at all with the extra power.

post #1273 of 3098

Well, I've owned the LCD-2.2 for a while.  They don't have a high celling at all.  Also, they sound pretty good on just about anything.  This headphone is know as the "amp slut" because she will play well with just about anything.  If you have a amp that pairs well with the HD800s chances are that same amp will pair well with the LCD-2.2s.  Although it may be overkill - the same goes with a amp that sounds good with the HE-6.  

 

This is from my experiences and IMO.

post #1274 of 3098
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Originally Posted by froger View Post

I agree, it will very likely be a futile effort to find one amp to work really well for both HD800 and LCD 2 and the same applies to HE-6 and LCD-2. While the big sound works really well on HE-6 from my Mini Torii amp, it just seems to lack the finesse on the LCD-2. On the other hand, my Audio-gd master 8 is able to work its magic on the LCD-2, but just sounds too meek on HE-6 despite having a higher power rating than the mini torii. Speaking of synergy at work.

 

My Master-6 is far from meek with the HE-6's. In fact although they both sound excellent I prefer the HE6 to the LCD2.2's.

 

What source are you using?  Have you upgraded the HE6 stock cable?

 

Upgrading the cable seriously made a massive difference to the HE6's in my system.  eek.gif

post #1275 of 3098
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