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post #2461 of 3098
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

seeteeyou shared this link with me... http://centrance.com/blog/2011/11/04/dacmini-px-drives-he-6/

just wondering if anyone has tried this?

EF6 seems to be too big and I am looking for a smaller speaker amp now...

 

The Centrance is lean. Not really recommended, IMO.

post #2462 of 3098
Yeah, always hard to adjudicate some of these opinions, since some people think adequate volume equates to being well driven - can only really take anything from them if you have a solid impression that the person giving the opinion has hard them well driven.
Edited by NZtechfreak - 1/27/14 at 1:43pm
post #2463 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

The Centrance is lean. Not really recommended, IMO.


I really need some amp with smaller form factor but I cannot afford something like Wadia Intuition 01...

 

Would V181 in balance mode cut it for HE-6?

post #2464 of 3098

V181 might be.

 

I have the V200 and i’m very happy with it, even after trying the HE-6 with some stereo speaker amps. I had the V100 before, but it didn’t bring the HE-6 to life. 

 

I would pick V200 (unless you really keen on balanced amp) they are very close in price, but you should try it before, if you get a chance.


Edited by hennessys - 1/28/14 at 1:00am
post #2465 of 3098
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

The Centrance is lean. Not really recommended, IMO.


I really need some amp with smaller form factor but I cannot afford something like Wadia Intuition 01...

 

Would V181 in balance mode cut it for HE-6?

Cut it? Sure, it should. But I wouldnt say its 'ideal'.

 

You wont have gobs of power left over, which is really what you want. Also, in the end, its still a headphone amp and not a speaker amp. 

 

 

post #2466 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post
 

Recently found this power amplifier on a local webshop:

 

 

It has a total of 40 class A watts into 8 ohms. Could seem like a good match with HE-6, but unfortunately I don't have $1600 (or $1815 which is the price here) for a headphone amplifier. Maybe one of you guys would want to try it out ;)

Lindell also makes a matching DACX, suitable for a nice little desktop combo.


http://www.lindellaudio.se/index.php/ampx/

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/lindell-ampx-power-amplifier

There are cheaper alternatives with that much power.

 

*whisper* firstwatt

post #2467 of 3098

My 150 bucks T-amp can deliver 50 watts too :rolleyes:.

 

The Lindell looks well built enough, and we all know VUMeter is the sex!

 

post #2468 of 3098
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Originally Posted by hennessys View Post

V181 might be.

I have the V200 and i’m very happy with it, even after trying the HE-6 with some stereo speaker amps. I had the V100 before, but it didn’t bring the HE-6 to life. 

I would pick V200 (unless you really keen on balanced amp) they are very close in price, but you should try it before, if you get a chance.
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Cut it? Sure, it should. But I wouldnt say its 'ideal'.

You wont have gobs of power left over, which is really what you want. Also, in the end, its still a headphone amp and not a speaker amp. 

 

Thanks, guys... I will go and buy an HE adapter tonite and let see how I go from there...
post #2469 of 3098

Sorry for the noob question, is there an optimum amplifier setup for the HE-6?  X ohm output, X wattage etc?

 

Thanks.

post #2470 of 3098

Nope - I would just go with low powered speaker amps.


Edited by preproman - 1/28/14 at 5:46am
post #2471 of 3098
Ok, newbie here, what are thoughts about designed partner amps like the ef6 to power the he6. How comparable is fostex hpa8 in powering he6? Just asking. I have hpa8 with th900 at present.
post #2472 of 3098
As long as the power supply can deliver on demand with sufficient current, I'd say 2 watts @ 50 ohms is good. If the power supply can't do it, then you'll have to go up in power rating to offset the power supply performance. I'd say for normal (non high end) amps, one in the 30-50w range would be good. But if you have a more powerful amp at your disposal, give it a whirl. More power won't hurt so long as you are responsible with the volume knob.

This is JMO.
post #2473 of 3098
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

My 150 bucks T-amp can deliver 50 watts too :rolleyes:.

 

The Lindell looks well built enough, and we all know VUMeter is the sex!

 

 

Yeah, VU meter sound so good!

 

:D

post #2474 of 3098
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

My 150 bucks T-amp can deliver 50 watts too rolleyes.gif .

The Lindell looks well built enough, and we all know VUMeter is the sex!


Wow, that thing looks pretty beast.

how's the sound with the HE-6
post #2475 of 3098
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


I really need some amp with smaller form factor but I cannot afford something like Wadia Intuition 01...

 

Would V181 in balance mode cut it for HE-6?

 

What about the Bakoon AMP 12r? :rolleyes:

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