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post #1816 of 3211

i think i am going to go with the emotiva. what are some dacs that work well with the he6 and emotiva mini x a100? I have ps audio dl3 and bifrost uber. I am sending the bifrost back and selling the dl3.

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i think i am going to go with the emotiva. what are some dacs that work well with the he6 and emotiva mini x a100? I have ps audio dl3 and bifrost uber. I am sending the bifrost back and selling the dl3.

 

JK Ciunas DAC.  

post #1818 of 3211
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JK Ciunas DAC.  

thanks ill check that one out.

post #1819 of 3211
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thanks ill check that one out.

 

Just don't use preproman's name when ordering - or it will be ages before you get yours....:tongue_smile:

 

Got mine within a month.

post #1820 of 3211
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How does the MG3 do with the HE-6s?

 

It does very well.  I had a slight hiss, but I had to really listen for it over the noise of my computer fan.  The F1 edged it out in micro-detail, slightly more bass extension and highs that were a bit smoother.  For the money, definitely worth looking into.

post #1821 of 3211
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From what he has said, since I don't own one, it just doesn't get loud enough. The rails of the power supply aren't high enough. So even at max volume, it doesn't clip, that doesn't mean it has to get loud enough with the HE-6s...

 

 
"It doesn't get loud enough" says there is insufficient gain in the amplifier circuit.  This does not infer anything about the sufficiency of the power supply rails.  As a matter of fact, if the power supply rails are too low, you risk clipping because of the low voltage available.

 

So it seems that it IS about gain, after all....  

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Just don't use preproman's name when ordering - or it will be ages before you get yours....:tongue_smile:

 

Got mine within a month.

 

Your not lying, I still didn't get my converter..

post #1823 of 3211
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Your not lying, I still didn't get my converter..

 

I suppose he ships using standart international, which takes weeks to reach the USA...

 

Got my converter this weekend but didn't get any tracking (which I don't mind).

post #1824 of 3211
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I suppose he ships using standart international, which takes weeks to reach the USA...

 

Got my converter this weekend but didn't get any tracking (which I don't mind).

 

Considering you are closer to him than I am by distance - I would assume so. I had tracking for the DAC.

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Considering you are closer to him than I am by distance - I would assume so. I had tracking for the DAC.

 

I had for the DAC too, not for the Converter I bought 2 weeks after.

post #1826 of 3211
@ potterma

Yes, when the gain is at a level where it can't make the amp clip, it is part of the equation, but doesn't tell you how much power the amp has and thus how loud it will be able to play a certain headphone. Usually a high power amp will have a high gain and a low power amp will have little, but there are different gains in different amps even though they have the same wattage.

I short: the HiFiMan 801 & 901 with balanced amp card hasn't enough power to make HE-6 play loud, but since the gain isn't overly high, but rather slightly lower than perhaps desirable, the amp doesn't clip even though volume is max'ed. This applies to any headphone connected to the amp (as long as it can handle the output power undistorted itself).
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I suppose he ships using standart international, which takes weeks to reach the USA...

 

Got my converter this weekend but didn't get any tracking (which I don't mind).

 

I may have a change of heart after all.  I just purchased the AMR DP-777.  I'll test it out with and with out the converter.  The USB implementation is pretty good from the little I heard.  Didn't hear the SPDIF inputs yet though..

post #1828 of 3211
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For solid state you are hard pressed to do better than a TBI Millenia MG3.  Very small package and you have to spend a LOT more $$$ to best it in sound quality.  It is a high gain speaker amp, so you will most likely need a resistor box to adapt to your headphones.

 

Wow that's not bad at all! Small, and only $500. What exactly would you need when you say a resistor box? 

post #1829 of 3211

A resistor box helps increase S/N which would reduce any hiss from a speaker amp. If you don't hear hiss then you probably don't need it.

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A resistor box helps increase S/N which would reduce any hiss from a speaker amp. If you don't hear hiss then you probably don't need it.

 

can I get a product example? 

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