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post #2131 of 3098
I do not have either of those devices, but I can say try them as you are the one to like it. And trying what you have trumps getting new and not knowing .

What is the spec,s on the amp and dac. .?
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post #2132 of 3098

The amp is 50w into 8ohm, the DAC is capable of 192/24 and has dual wolfson chips... actually this would be easier.

http://www.rega.co.uk/html/Brio-R.htm
http://www.rega.co.uk/html/DAC.htm

 

I'm just wondering about synergy really. I love everything about my HE-400 apart from their upper mids.
 

post #2133 of 3098
I looked it up good spec,s for both. Synergy must be heard by you . And if you have speakers to compare all the better. You can get a better idea of how the music should sound from speakers you know. Solid state amps sound better with the HE6 , but this is my taste and may not be yours.
Give it a try and report back to the thread. What amps have you listened to the he6 on so far and what was your findings ??

Al D
post #2134 of 3098

That DAC / AMP combo with the HE-6 IMO should be able to blow the HE-400 out the water.  Just give it a shoot.  Looking forward to your impressions.  That would be a nice looking setup..

post #2135 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Josh05 View Post
 

The amp is 50w into 8ohm, the DAC is capable of 192/24 and has dual wolfson chips... actually this would be easier.

http://www.rega.co.uk/html/Brio-R.htm
http://www.rega.co.uk/html/DAC.htm

 

I'm just wondering about synergy really. I love everything about my HE-400 apart from their upper mids.
 


I haven't heard the Rega units, but the Conductor - and I own the Soloist, LCD-2 and HE-6.

 

When I had Conductor for about two weeks, I had issues with the relays in the DAC clicking - sometimes like crazy when other electrical units where turned on. The unit is a very good one box solution, but the DAC is not it's strongest point in my opinion. The amp section (basically a Soloist) is both extremely versatile and clean sounding. It will drive both IEMs and HE-6 (however you will have little room for volume adjustment with IEMs and you won't be able to blow your eardrums with HE-6).

 

Going for the LCD-2 or HE-6 is probably the most important choice here - if you don't want to keep your HE-400 (which I also owned, but sold after I got the LCD-2). What music do you listen to? To me the LCD-2 is best for rhythmical music, but not optimal for classical - while the HE-6 is an allrounder being very, very good at just about any genre, but perhaps not the king of any.

 

In other words: If you prefer the best possible bass at the expense of good, but not fantastic, resolution and a somewhat shelved down treble, then LCD-2 is your headphone. If you want an allround headphone with gorgeous treble (however slightly too much), super resolution and transparency with very good bass, but not state of the art, then go for HE-6.

 

 

post #2136 of 3098
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That DAC / AMP combo with the HE-6 IMO should be able to blow the HE-400 out the water.  Just give it a shoot.  Looking forward to your impressions.  That would be a nice looking setup..

Yep I agree, it gets a green light from me too..

 

@Josh05 You are clear for take-off! Be sure to give us a report on your situational findings :D

post #2137 of 3098
Thanks guys. Well it's all banking on whether I sell one of my guitars in a few days. A man called me about it and seems super interested so if I sell it this week I'll be putting in an order for new headphones! smily_headphones1.gif I think the HE-6 will be better for me. My WA-6 wouldn't be very optimal for the LCD-2 and I've already got both rega units so it would be a cheaper option to get HE-6; plus I listen to a lot of different types of music. Will I need the speaker amp adaptor thing for the HE-6 with the Brio-R?
post #2138 of 3098
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Thanks guys. Well it's all banking on whether I sell one of my guitars in a few days. A man called me about it and seems super interested so if I sell it this week I'll be putting in an order for new headphones! smily_headphones1.gif I think the HE-6 will be better for me. My WA-6 wouldn't be very optimal for the LCD-2 and I've already got both rega units so it would be a cheaper option to get HE-6; plus I listen to a lot of different types of music. Will I need the speaker amp adaptor thing for the HE-6 with the Brio-R?

 

Nope no need for an adapter box.  

post #2139 of 3098
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I looked it up good spec,s for both. Synergy must be heard by you . And if you have speakers to compare all the better. You can get a better idea of how the music should sound from speakers you know. Solid state amps sound better with the HE6 , but this is my taste and may not be yours.
Give it a try and report back to the thread. What amps have you listened to the he6 on so far and what was your findings ??

Al D

curious about the preference for solid state? 

post #2140 of 3098
The SS amps I have heard with HE-6 makes a better, firmer bass than the tube amp I have. However, the tube amp conveys an emotional quality that the SS amps doesn't and it has more spacious sound also.
post #2141 of 3098
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curious about the preference for solid state? 

 

 

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The SS amps I have heard with HE-6 makes a better, firmer bass than the tube amp I have. However, the tube amp conveys an emotional quality that the SS amps doesn't and it has more spacious sound also.

In reply to both of you, I suggest trying FET-based amps that have a 2nd or 3rd harmonic flavor. Best of both worlds and why they have a great following.

post #2142 of 3098
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In reply to both of you, I suggest trying FET-based amps that have a 2nd or 3rd harmonic flavor. Best of both worlds and why they have a great following.

That's often more a function of topology than the devices used.

se
post #2143 of 3098
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In reply to both of you, I suggest trying FET-based amps that have a 2nd or 3rd harmonic flavor. Best of both worlds and why they have a great following.

Thanks both.
post #2144 of 3098

Just had a listen to the HE-6 with the EF-6 today....Looks like my wallet is about to get a bit lighter.

post #2145 of 3098
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Just had a listen to the HE-6 with the EF-6 today....Looks like my wallet is about to get a bit lighter.


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