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audio gd precision 2. this thing has more power everywhere than the much hyped ragnarok and weigh much more and cost about a 1000 bucks.  it cranks 16w into 50 ohms in high mode socket. I will be ordering one this week. to replace my ef-6. I want to get back to having loudspeakers but I still want to enjoy my beloved he-6. 100w x2 into 8ohms of quality power is plenty enough for my place.

 

the innards of that thing are incredible. a thing of beauty. just by looking at it, you know it can give the he-6 everything it needs. just massive.

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from audio gd website. the precision 2 innards. a monster.

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Oh yes, please let us know the outcome. 

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audio gd precision 2. this thing has more power everywhere than the much hyped ragnarok and weigh much more and cost about a 1000 bucks.  it cranks 16w into 50 ohms in high mode socket. I will be ordering one this week. to replace my ef-6. I want to get back to having loudspeakers but I still want to enjoy my beloved he-6. 100w x2 into 8ohms of quality power is plenty enough for my place.

 

the innards of that thing are incredible. a thing of beauty. just by looking at it, you know it can give the he-6 everything it needs. just massive.

 

I have previously asked Kingwa whether the Precision 2 would be better than my Master-6 powering the HE-6's. He stated that it would not. The greater power is countered by the Master-6's better quality and design (being balanced).

 

However if the Precision 2 is close to the Master-6 with ability to drive speakers then I would be very surprised if you are not completely happy.

Enjoy your purchase and please give us your feedback.

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How are you enjoying the Lavardin?
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Is it all you were hoping for?
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Is it all you were hoping for?

I need more time to answer that.

Lavardin changed the amp board for a brand new one so this amp needs burn-in.

 

When I first plugged it in my speaker setup, it sounded too warm and lacked air and bass definition. I have the Emotiva DC-1 in that setup and it is already warm so the combination was too much, even for the Electra 1007Be.

The sound clearly opened up after 2 hours or use but still lacked air and immediacy that my Exposure 2010S has. I was not worried, it is brand new.

 

I decided to move it up to my office to do the burn-in using the HE-6 (quieter). The sound is lovely, even with a fan blowing and the window open (I live near the freeway :o). I have no problem saying this is the best I heard my HE-6 (vs. EF-6, NFB-27, SA-31 and the aforementioned Exposure). The instrument separation and music flow is excellent. I can't say for treble and bass, because of the ambient noise and lack of proper burn-in.

This was with the Ciunas DAC.

 

More to come.

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Quality speaker amps for the win.
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Quality speaker amps for the win.

thumbsup.gif I like the whole doin' double duty thang with quality speaker amps.

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Currently I am using HE-6 with Lyr and planning to get emotiva upa-200 which has 125 watts / channel (8 ohms; all channels driven).

 

upa-200 was suggested by @preproman, also I will be getting he-adapter, as I do not have any other preamp now, has to use Lyr as one. Is there anything I need to be carefull with this setup

 

Lyr->UPA-200->HEAdapter->HE6

Did you get the Emotiva UPA-200 and if so, how is it with the HE6?  I am looking at adding the UPA-200 to my Emotiva DC-1 DAC into new HE6's arriving Friday.  I also have the EF-6 coming as well to compare.  I have 60 days to return at Crutchfield and 30 days at Emotiva.  If so, any suggestions or concerns I should be aware of?  Thanks for the help!

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Currently I am using HE-6 with Lyr and planning to get emotiva upa-200 which has 125 watts / channel (8 ohms; all channels driven).

 

upa-200 was suggested by @preproman, also I will be getting he-adapter, as I do not have any other preamp now, has to use Lyr as one. Is there anything I need to be carefull with this setup

 

Lyr->UPA-200->HEAdapter->HE6

Did you get the Emotiva UPA-200 and if so, how is it with the HE6?  I am looking at adding the UPA-200 to my Emotiva DC-1 DAC into new HE6's arriving Friday.  I also have the EF-6 coming as well to compare.  I have 60 days to return at Crutchfield and 30 days at Emotiva.  If so, any suggestions or concerns I should be aware of?  Thanks for the help!

 

I got Emo UPA->200 some time back, used it for few month and move to Krell KAV-400xi (probably my end game as I am very happy with this setup). I would rate Emo as good and very neutral sounding, I was running it with DC-1 till I got PWD II.

 

I had mixed feeling with  UPA->200,

 

+ there was no background noise

+ lot of bass quantity

+ Soundstage massive

- Suffers on imaging, sound more or less flat across the spectrum. You may not notice it unless you compare with better amps.

 

Krell, does everything UPA->200 does and immensely improves on Imaging and placement (day and night difference here).

 

So, UPA-200 was good for money I paid, but you cannot get an end game feel with that setup.

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I got Emo UPA->200 some time back, used it for few month and move to Krell KAV-400xi (probably my end game as I am very happy with this setup). I would rate Emo as good and very neutral sounding, I was running it with DC-1 till I got PWD II.

 

I had mixed feeling with  UPA->200,

 

+ there was no background noise

+ lot of bass quantity

+ Soundstage massive

- Suffers on imaging, sound more or less flat across the spectrum. You may not notice it unless you compare with better amps.

 

Krell, does everything UPA->200 does and immensely improves on Imaging and placement (day and night difference here).

 

So, UPA-200 was good for money I paid, but you cannot get an end game feel with that setup.

 

Interesting observations. I had a very similar experience with a Crest CA2 power amp I recently bought just to try. Crest was also very good for the money I paid too. Now to find a buyer for the Crest and the Krell KAV-400xi.

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Apologies for cross-post with the HE-6 thread, but excited to share this:

 

I just borrowed a Taurus Pre and Merak monoblocks to run my HE-6 off for the NZ headphone meet tomorrow, will post thoughts when I have more time with them!

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