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post #1996 of 3101
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by tiabyuzhou88 View Post
 

i will think about ef6

the EF-6 does a very nice job driving the HE-6's

Ive always been wanting to hear the EF-6

 

Send it over Cam :p

post #1997 of 3101

I will give a vote on ------ZANA DEUX 2A3. It is one of the excellent combos for HE-6

post #1998 of 3101

You mean an EC 2A3? The Zana is a 6SL7 amp...

 

-Daniel

post #1999 of 3101

Hi Guys,

 

I’m about to join the HE-6 club (arriving next week). If anybody has Violectric V100 could you please share what pre-gain settings you use?

post #2000 of 3101

Welcome to the club!

post #2001 of 3101

Thanks, It was on my shortlist for a long time...

post #2002 of 3101

You have no idea! I dilly-dallied for nearly two years... got 'em a month ago. :wink:

post #2003 of 3101

:D i know the feeling.

 

It's gona be a looong week to wait. I just hope the V100 will be ok to drive them.

post #2004 of 3101
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Originally Posted by hennessys View Post
 

:D i know the feeling.

 

It's gona be a looong week to wait. I just hope the V100 will be ok to drive them.

I thought the V200 was pretty good, but they do better with a bit more juice.  

post #2005 of 3101

Well, I have finished my First Watt F5 amp and I just want to say it was well worth the effort. Not only am I hearing things I haven't heard before so clearly, I don't need to crank the HE-6 up to get it to sing. The F5 brings much musical enjoyment at lower levels than all other amps I have tried. It's commonly known that one has to crank up the HE-6 a bit for it to come alive. Not so with the F5. Not only is it incredibly transparent, there's also a hint of organic warmth thanks to its expertise in musical articulation. I'm not sure if that warmth is a sonic fingerprint of the amp, or something that was missing before, but it sure is pleasing. Up until now, the best I have heard the HE-6 was from a 300wpc McIntosh amp retailing for $7k. The McIntosh was amazingly clear and intelligible with a ton of bass. However, the bass was almost too overpowering with the short time I had with it, leading me to believe it was just too warm and probably be fatiguing after an hour or more. The F5 is an entire notch above in terms of clarity and intelligibility, with just the right amount of bass. The frequency extension in the treble is endless and effortless, possibly outperforming the revered HD-800. I still need more listening time to come to that personal conclusion. That's it for now, but consider me extremely impressed by Mr. Pass' passionate obsession with simple circuitry combined with hitting the sweet spots of these FET-based amplifiers. I am now officially a fan.

post #2006 of 3101

Great to hear about your experience!

:beerchug:

post #2007 of 3101

Yeah those Pass amps sure does work good with the HE-6 :biggrin:

post #2008 of 3101
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Well, I have finished my First Watt F5 amp and I just want to say it was well worth the effort. Not only am I hearing things I haven't heard before so clearly, I don't need to crank the HE-6 up to get it to sing. The F5 brings much musical enjoyment at lower levels than all other amps I have tried. It's commonly known that one has to crank up the HE-6 a bit for it to come alive. Not so with the F5. Not only is it incredibly transparent, there's also a hint of organic warmth thanks to its expertise in musical articulation. I'm not sure if that warmth is a sonic fingerprint of the amp, or something that was missing before, but it sure is pleasing. Up until now, the best I have heard the HE-6 was from a 300wpc McIntosh amp retailing for $7k. The McIntosh was amazingly clear and intelligible with a ton of bass. However, the bass was almost too overpowering with the short time I had with it, leading me to believe it was just too warm and probably be fatiguing after an hour or more. The F5 is an entire notch above in terms of clarity and intelligibility, with just the right amount of bass. The frequency extension in the treble is endless and effortless, possibly outperforming the revered HD-800. I still need more listening time to come to that personal conclusion. That's it for now, but consider me extremely impressed by Mr. Pass' passionate obsession with simple circuitry combined with hitting the sweet spots of these FET-based amplifiers. I am now officially a fan.

 

As the official Brunk 'creations' tester I will PM you my address. I noticed a few people trying to cut in line. Anyway, be sure to send the HE-6 along with it...Peace

post #2009 of 3101

:dt880smile:

 

It's great to see everyone have a good day around here...

post #2010 of 3101
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Great to hear about your experience!

:beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Yeah those Pass amps sure does work good with the HE-6 :biggrin:

 

 

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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post
 

 

As the official Brunk 'creations' tester I will PM you my address. I noticed a few people trying to cut in line. Anyway, be sure to send the HE-6 along with it...Peace

Haha yes it is very nice indeed! Hey nk77, I'll be sure to send that right on over! :tongue:

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