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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

hmmm reading the 6moons review, it seems like that Master-3 is probably a bit warm sounding, a bit sluggish too. Looks like I'll have no choice but to get a Krell. :veryevil:

 

Yes and the sound stage seems to collapse as well

post #2327 of 4874

Is the power to a headphone jack equal to the speaker lugs on an integrated amp?

I have a Linn Majik and a Marantz 2220B.

thanks

post #2328 of 4874
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Yes and the sound stage seems to collapse as well


So the soundstage won't collapse, my wallet will!

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I just found out I can bypass the preamp in my KAV-400xi! Looks like I'll get a separate preamp first to see how much performance out of it.

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I just found out I can bypass the preamp in my KAV-400xi! Looks like I'll get a separate preamp first to see how much performance out of it.

Ooh, preamps! Right up my alley :D

 

Which ones are you looking at?

:popcorn: 

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Ooh, preamps! Right up my alley :D

 

Which ones are you looking at?

:popcorn: 


The Master-1 so I can use ACSS. And the Krell KCT, but I think this is out of my price range...

 

Just trying to take advantage of ACSS output my DAC has even though my amp doesn't use it. At least not until I get a Krell FPB which will be much later down the line or audio-gd releases a more suitable power amp.

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The Master-1 so I can use ACSS. And the Krell KCT, but I think this is out of my price range...

 

Just trying to take advantage of ACSS output my DAC has even though my amp doesn't use it. At least not until I get a Krell FPB which will be much later down the line or audio-gd releases a more suitable power amp.

Yeah, I'd say try the Master-1 given your current (no pun intended) situation. Do try and A/B if you're able to level match between the XLR and ACSS. I would love to hear your results on a semi-calibrated comparison :)

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yeah, I'd say try the Master-1 given your current (no pun intended) situation. Do try and A/B if you're able to level match between the XLR and ACSS. I would love to hear your results on a semi-calibrated comparison :)


Placing an order!

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Placing an order!

Now the wait begins....

:beerchug:

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Looks like Kingwa is trying best configure the output current for the preamp. My KAV-400xi doesn't use CAST and I have no idea what power amp I'll be getting in the future...

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

Looks like Kingwa is trying best configure the output current for the preamp. My KAV-400xi doesn't use CAST and I have no idea what power amp I'll be getting in the future...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the SIT-1's accept current input? Probably unobtanium though...

post #2337 of 4874
I have an idea. For 300 more than a M1 get the M9. It's all the M1 is and a really good amp too. You can do comparisons with the krell without preamp. I will be doing this as well later today. .

Or tomorrow .

Al. D
post #2338 of 4874

Sorry to get of the road...

 

 

I had some time today and I visited the local pawnshop to try some older speaker amps with the HE-6. The owner does lots of vintage repairmen, nothing serious but he knows his way around. They didn’t have anything great, but it was interesting to see some sample what the market was offering in the 80’s and 90’s.

 

I heard a few really bad low-end Yamies, Siemens and some other EU brands which I didn’t even know they exist, but I also find some interesting ones. There was no love at the first sight, so I’ll keep looking, but here are some personal thoughts for the entry level without aiming to judge anything.

 

Luxman LV-100(1987) - 40W, 8Ohms

I found the sound surprisingly warm, alive with lots of hidden details. The mid-range ruled the music, but the highs were well placed as well. It was not easy to look for wide sound stage, but for some type of music I like it very much. Unfortunately when I got to the bass-head part, the amp didn’t keep up.

 

Sony TA-F500ES (from the 90s) – 100w?

This amp is more impressive in size and weight, than the Luxman (Gooood size transformer)

I started with the bass-head music where the previous amp ended and there was no problem with this part; it was well formed, likeable but no wow. The soundstage opened up, the highs were crystal. It drove the HE-6 nicely (the volume knob setting was up to scary ¾ level), however i missed the smothness of the Luxman from time to time.

 

I don’t have the rest of my gear with me to compare, but these two old timers were enjoyable experience. They are far from perfect, but worth to give a try and can beat a few headphone amp on the way.


Edited by hennessys - 1/2/14 at 2:58pm
post #2339 of 4874
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 

Is the power to a headphone jack equal to the speaker lugs on an integrated amp?

I have a Linn Majik and a Marantz 2220B.

thanks

Usually there is some series impedance between the speaker output and the headphone output.  220 ohms or so is not uncommon.  I don't know about your particular amps.

post #2340 of 4874
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Usually there is some series impedance between the speaker output and the headphone output.  220 ohms or so is not uncommon.  I don't know about your particular amps.

So people using the he6's on the speaker lugs don't have a problem with the impedance?

I am interested in trying the he6's but I don't want to do it blind. Thanks

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