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post #1756 of 3429

Lyr --> HE-500 no question..

post #1757 of 3429

I do not have experience with the Lyr, but I would take the HE-6 out of the headphone out of a receiver over an HE-500 out of a Burson Soloist.

post #1758 of 3429
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Originally Posted by Gneiss View Post
 

I do not have experience with the Lyr, but I would take the HE-6 out of the headphone out of a receiver over an HE-500 out of a Burson Soloist.

 

 

Not much of a fair comparison, I'd take a HE-500 driver out of a vintage over the HE-500 and soloist pair.

post #1759 of 3429

Does the Lyr have enough power to drive the HE-6?

 

Schiit Lyr specs:

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 6.0W
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0W

post #1760 of 3429

Just thought i would share this really cool pic i stumbled upon. I wish i had that amp :eek:

post #1761 of 3429
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Just thought i would share this really cool pic i stumbled upon. I wish i had that amp :eek:

 

WOW:eek:
post #1762 of 3429

2 of those might drive the HE-6......

post #1763 of 3429
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

 

Not much of a fair comparison, I'd take a HE-500 driver out of a vintage over the HE-500 and soloist pair.

 

Eh, well that is not the point I was aiming for though. Just the headphone out of a Marantz SR4023, which I did not think was a very well respected amp. Well also I would of course take the HE-6 over the HE-500 both out of the Soloist.

post #1764 of 3429
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

2 of those might drive the HE-6......

 

Then I expected a Lyr drives the HE-6. :smile:

post #1765 of 3429
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Originally Posted by Gneiss View Post
 

 

Eh, well that is not the point I was aiming for though. Just the headphone out of a Marantz SR4023, which I did not think was a very well respected amp. Well also I would of course take the HE-6 over the HE-500 both out of the Soloist.

 

Ah, well I'll clarify then:

 

IMO:

HE-6/Vintage Unit > HE-500/Vintage unit > HE-500/Soloist

 

The SR4023 is definitely a newer unit. The headphone amplifier on the front of these units is a totally different implementation than the older ones. 

post #1766 of 3429
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Ah, well I'll clarify then:

 

IMO:

HE-6/Vintage Unit > HE-500/Vintage unit > HE-500/Soloist

 

The SR4023 is definitely a newer unit. The headphone amplifier on the front of these units is a totally different implementation than the older ones. 

 

I know, that is why I clarified, although I never said vintage to begin with. 

 
I am curious though, as it was left out of your preference order;  HE-6/Soloist vs. HE-500/Soloist?
post #1767 of 3429
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Originally Posted by Gneiss View Post
 
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Ah, well I'll clarify then:

 

IMO:

HE-6/Vintage Unit > HE-500/Vintage unit > HE-500/Soloist

 

The SR4023 is definitely a newer unit. The headphone amplifier on the front of these units is a totally different implementation than the older ones. 

 

I know, that is why I clarified, although I never said vintage to begin with. 

 
I am curious though, as it was left out of your preference order;  HE-6/Soloist vs. HE-500/Soloist?

 

Ooops! That's what I get for reading and responding to multiple threads at a time  :o

 

 

IMO, the HE-500 was an easier listening experience w/ the Soloist. My HE-6 always sounded a little rough on the treble and didn't have enough bass impact down low with the Soloist. I've heard mixed reviews on the HE-6 w/ the Soloist, but that's my take. I also think there is some variation with the HE-6 drivers over time, so that may also be contributing :confused: 

 

Seems like you're a little stuck on the Soloist. When I had one, I didn't really dig it all that much with the Hifiman. I didn't really dig it with a lot of phones unfortunately, but if you ever get a chance with a pair of T1s, whew. Let's just say after I sold the Soloist, I later sold the T1s. No amplifier could really make them sound as good. 

post #1768 of 3429

Ha ha well the T1 is what I listen to the most often! Although sad to hear that that is the end of the road in your view, as I am getting fed up with the attenuator on the Soloist. I was planning on getting the Ragnarok to power everything.

post #1769 of 3429
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Originally Posted by Gneiss View Post
 

Ha ha well the T1 is what I listen to the most often! Although sad to hear that that is the end of the road in your view, as I am getting fed up with the attenuator on the Soloist. I was planning on getting the Ragnarok to power everything.

 

Hah! That's actually why I sold it ultimately. I understand why they have it in there, but imagine with my Denon D7000. It was awful. I still hesitant to change the volume even on my Matrix M-stage. I'm scarred for life. 
 
Who knows what the Rag will bring, but for me, when I tried the T1s on just about every other amplifier I had access, they just didn't have that synergy I found with the Soloist. I'm pretty excited for the Rag, not because I'll get one, but because I think I'll grab an used Mjolnir :D
post #1770 of 3429

Does anyone know if the Lyr have enough power to drive the HE-6?

 

Schiit Lyr specs:

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 6.0W
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0W

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