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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Not all of us use speaker amps. My current pairing is with a set of Nuforce HA-200 monoblocks for $700.
Amen to that my brother beerchug.gif
post #2987 of 3230
The Nuforces 2*8W in 60Ohms pure Class A of the two mono amps should be sufficent for most music with moderate levels except maybe some freaky audiophile recordings. A vintage top Receiver or amplifier would still be cheaper and I guess even better and holds it value.
Edited by cucera - 7/4/14 at 2:11pm
post #2988 of 3230

Been there, done that. It's a bit of a crapshoot at times. I also enjoy having actual desk space.

post #2989 of 3230
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Been there, done that. It's a bit of a crapshoot at times. I also enjoy having actual desk space.

I am interested in this mono block.
Two questions, if you don't mind.

1. What position is your volume dial? Is it sufficient to get a decent volume?

2. How do you precisely adjust two separate volume from each amp?

Thanks in advance!
D.
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I have the volume maxed on both amps and control the volume from my dac. In situations where I've had to turn down the volume on the amps, I have little pieces of tape on the knob to help me adjust them equally. Check my profile for a review.

 

that little thing on the left is my dac: Echo2 USB (pro audio dac, touch screen interface)

and yes, I really do have my amps sitting on egg crate cutouts

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I have the volume maxed on both amps and control the volume from my dac. In situations where I've had to turn down the volume on the amps, I have little pieces of tape on the knob to help me adjust them equally. Check my profile for a review.



that little thing on the left is my dac: Echo2 USB (pro audio dac, touch screen interface)
and yes, I really do have my amps sitting on egg crate cutouts

Nice setup and nicely made cable!

Thanks for the info, appreciated. smily_headphones1.gif
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Was just A/Bing my K712s and HE-6's and I realized that even though the HE-6's are less bright coming out of the HE-adapter I'm finding they're still sibilant to my ears. Unnatural and essy on acoustic DSD, even. Could this be because they haven't burned in yet? Or is it possible that my Denon can't power them even out of the speaker taps/adapter?

 

They sound like the K712s out of my phone (under amped, the K712s aren't like that when coming ouf of the DA&) -- Obviously much better but I mean in terms of the odd brightness

 

:frown: 

 

EDIT: I've noticed 192 kpbs MP3s and below aren't sibilant (or only to a minor extent) but 320 and up are (FLAC, DSD included).


Edited by purplegoat - 7/6/14 at 3:18am
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@prepoman :

 

maybe u will like this pic...it was the comparision test i told u about..and no..my amp didnt win..not even close..but the shop owner (an senior electrical engineer himself, but also audio lover) said that the sound of my humble amp was extremely clear, powerful, natural and very good, but lacked emotion to his ears (compared to his higher end amps)..he was comparing my amp to a completely discrete built dual mono dual powersupply headphone amp he made for another customer earlier this year..worth 12000euro (FOR A HEADPHONE AMP!!!)..but he was honestly impressed on how an opamp based amp sounded...but he also said that that little bit lack of emotion (compared to his HIGH standards) is also because of the opamps used in the amp..he said..and i quote him...opamps are wellknow to rob music of its emotion...but he was impressed how my amp could sound that special....

to prove his point he let me listen to his speaker amps (the headphone amp was based on same amp) see pics) and now i know what he means with emotion...OMFG... thats a whole new ballgame... and then he switched on the speakers on the pic.......i was lifeless after that...couldnt stand up from the listening couch...i heard angel like music.... u actually heard the AIR (dont have any other explanation for that) coming towards u in the music...

 

and me wanna!!! but 50.000 euros for that set? sounds a bit steep to me...eventhough this set totally annihilates the soundexperience of a rig of a friend of mine sporting krell amps and huge speakers worth at least double of that... but OMG... if i had the money..need to win the lottery..lolz damn...next year i wanna buy a new speaker rig...mmm maybe they make a more affordable set also.... mmmmmm

 

enjoy the pics of the amps...my amp is on the most right side..it looks small compared to the dual mono amps they use. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/7/14 at 9:50am
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:beerchug:

 

That's a lot of money on those tables..

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

:beerchug:

 

That's a lot of money on those tables..


yeah it is...but man..the sound of that! and that guy was talking about cables of 1000euro as if they are cheap!! and me thinking i was mad! lolz compared to those guys i am a cheap dude :D

but it gave me an alternative to BC for a speaker rig next year i wanna buy (assemble)...and they built to order...to the specs u want..just as BC does..only they do it on the way u (prepoman) like...completely discrete..no opamps or tubes anywhere. and according to what i heard last saterday...well..lets just say i am not forced to order a speaker rig from canada anymore..i now have an alternative here in my own country, that could sound better and for same money. they even have usb cards which are powered by a linear powersupply..seperated from the pc powersupply! how crazy is that? or a new kind of digital connection: I2S Bridge ST, with that kind of connection u dont need coding and decoding the signal as USB (etc.) needs, if i understand it correctly


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/7/14 at 10:30am
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You have to spend a boatload of money on speakers to beat the HE-6s, no matter what you end up spending on your amp.

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You have to spend a boatload of money on speakers to beat the HE-6s, no matter what you end up spending on your amp.
Yeah i know what u mean beerchug.gif
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yeah it is...but man..the sound of that! and that guy was talking about cables of 1000euro as if they are cheap!! and me thinking i was mad! lolz compared to those guys i am a cheap dude :D

but it gave me an alternative to BC for a speaker rig next year i wanna buy (assemble)...and they built to order...to the specs u want..just as BC does..only they do it on the way u (prepoman) like...completely discrete..no opamps or tubes anywhere. and according to what i heard last saterday...well..lets just say i am not forced to order a speaker rig from canada anymore..i now have an alternative here in my own country, that could sound better and for same money. they even have usb cards which are powered by a linear powersupply..seperated from the pc powersupply! how crazy is that? or a new kind of digital connection: I2S Bridge ST, with that kind of connection u dont need coding and decoding the signal as USB (etc.) needs, if i understand it correctly

 

 

That's why I like doing a side by side.  Others may like different methods, but side by side works for me.  Plus, you get to hear a lot of gear that way..

 

I use a Red Wine Audio Black Lightning external battery power supply to power my SOtM USB card now..  Same thing pretty much as the linear..

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That's why I like doing a side by side.  Others may like different methods, but side by side works for me.  Plus, you get to hear a lot of gear that way..

I use a Red Wine Audio Black Lightning external battery power supply to power my SOtM USB card now..  Same thing pretty much as the linear..
I totally agre with u.side by side is the best way...but got lots of confirmations also..my humble amp really sounds good..no matter the price..but i also found out there is better stuff out there... For a price that is. biggrin.gif

But that day flew by..i arrived around 10:00 am and before i knew it it was 18:00.. Was fun and interesting day! Time flies when ur having fun. they also do very exotic speaker tube amps with HUGE tubes (i saw 6pairs of tubes on one amp) ...sorry..forgot the brand of the tubes... Didnt listen to them though..but maybe next time..they are now working on a ' audio pc', a high end music streamer with a couple of linear powersupplies in it..and all passive cooled with ssd and self powered usb and an operation system tuned for minimal services etc. etc. And very 'affordable' at 1250euro...and they can sent it to me to try out in my own home for a while with no buying obligation...to compare it to my own windows 8.1 laptop...now thats what i call service dudes! tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/7/14 at 12:25pm
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

That's why I like doing a side by side.  Others may like different methods, but side by side works for me.  Plus, you get to hear a lot of gear that way..

 

I use a Red Wine Audio Black Lightning external battery power supply to power my SOtM USB card now..  Same thing pretty much as the linear..

Was looking into the 'Black Lightning' last summer. And increased my audio spending on goodies :rolleyes: before bringing it home. Still curious about it. Will sit out a new tea tin to start saving for it.

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