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post #1276 of 3211
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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

How does it compare with your previous set-up-LDVI+ and MDAC? Is the MDAC really that good? Good reviews are aplenty. Thanks.

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when choosing a speaker amp to drive he-6 (with he-adapter) what are the requirements?

i have read that over 50watts / channel is recommended, but is this the only thing to consider? what should be avoided?

post #1278 of 3211
Finished testing the VSSA amp from diyaudio with the allfet dual today.
Sounds great and is about as simple and as cheap as you can get.
post #1279 of 3211
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

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
source is master 7 dac, doubt that is the issue. While cable may make a difference, i seriously doubt that can bridge the major gap between my 2 amps for He-6, IMO. I am using Norse audio reign 4 cable running balanced on master 8 for he-6 and the original cable running SE on the mini torii, so no added advantage for running balanced and better cable in this case, purely amplifier-headphone synergy.
Edited by froger - 5/31/13 at 7:01pm
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Hey guys,

 

I'm coming from the HE-6 thread, but since this is a post about prospective amplifiers, I guess I'd post em here. My Dad was a former stereophile, and so I was sneaking around the garage and found his old babies. I wonder how they'd do with the HE-6...? Pretty stoked to find some potential treasure.

 

Marantz MA700 Monoblocks (he's using these actually)

 

Rotel RB970-BS

 

And then a mystery one that I couldn't really tell... this was really hard to reach and I could only see the front

 

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Good news is that you got 3 toys to play with.

 

Bad news is that all of them are power amp, and you'll need to borrow a preamp from your dad too tongue_smile.gif

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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

when choosing a speaker amp to drive he-6 (with he-adapter) what are the requirements?
i have read that over 50watts / channel is recommended, but is this the only thing to consider? what should be avoided?

I do not think you need 50 watts. I have used an 8 watt set, a 12 watt push pull, a 25 watt solid state and a 150 watt hybrid amp.. While I might not choose the set first for real complex orchestra, I did not feel a lack of power with any of them. The amps sounded different because they are different and the he6 is good revealing the differences in your components. I would suggest aiming for 10 watts or more with as much quality as you can reasonably afford.
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Good news is that you got 3 toys to play with.

 

Bad news is that all of them are power amp, and you'll need to borrow a preamp from your dad too tongue_smile.gif

Yeah, he has a pre-amp somewhere as well that he's not using. He loves buying toys as much as some women love buying shoes. :P

 

I still have no idea what that last amplifier is. Tried googling and the closest was the Belles "Soloist", but no dice (i think?) There's a car in front of the amplifier, so I couldn't really squeeze around the back.


Edited by vaed - 5/31/13 at 7:39pm
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Yeah, he has a pre-amp somewhere as well that he's not using. He loves buying toys as much as some women love buying shoes. :P

 

I still have no idea what that last amplifier is. Tried googling and the closest was the Belles "Soloist", but no dice (i think?) There's a car in front of the amplifier, so I couldn't really squeeze around the back.

Quick round of google says it's the Belles Soloist OCM 500

 

 

 

Innies porn

 


Edited by khaine1711 - 5/31/13 at 8:05pm
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That looks a monster.
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They used to make them like that to keep up with the big Krells, Levinsons, Thresholds, NRG, Cellos, etc...


Edited by wuwhere - 5/31/13 at 10:31pm
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

Good news is that you got 3 toys to play with.

 

Bad news is that all of them are power amp, and you'll need to borrow a preamp from your dad too tongue_smile.gif

Yeah, he has a pre-amp somewhere as well that he's not using. He loves buying toys as much as some women love buying shoes. :P

 

I still have no idea what that last amplifier is. Tried googling and the closest was the Belles "Soloist", but no dice (i think?) There's a car in front of the amplifier, so I couldn't really squeeze around the back.

 

See, I knew you'd find some audio goodness @ home :thumb: with a little nudge form us! 

post #1288 of 3211

It'll also be interesting to compare the Dayton 100A T-amp with the Emotiva A100... will probably either end up returning the Dayton or selling off the Emo depending on how they fare. The T-Amp is definitely more enticing because of its size and "additional" headphone out for other headphones, though apparently it isn't so great in that respect. Still, the emotiva was larger than anticipated, lol.

 

EDIT: OH, I totally forgot, thank you Khaine for finding that amplifier for me! Funny how it didn't pop up in my searches.


Edited by vaed - 6/1/13 at 10:41am
post #1289 of 3211
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

when choosing a speaker amp to drive he-6 (with he-adapter) what are the requirements?

i have read that over 50watts / channel is recommended, but is this the only thing to consider? what should be avoided?

 

If you go back a page, I've got a link to a review with three lower powered desktop amps that handle my HE-6 quite well. 

post #1290 of 3211

Hello,

 

I had buy a Audiomat Prelude Reference. It's an integrated tube amplifier.

Can I run my HE6 without the HE adapter directly on speaker tap ?

 

Regards

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