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post #3121 of 3230

Do you still have the SuSy Dynahi?  You can compare them as well..  I heard a SE Q-style with the HD800s didn't do much for me - A little to bright.  Never heard them in a dual mono setup or with the HE-6s..

post #3122 of 3230
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Do you still have the SuSy Dynahi?  You can compare them as well..  I heard a SE Q-style with the HD800s didn't do much for me - A little to bright.  Never heard them in a dual mono setup or with the HE-6s..


The last time I had my dynahi I think a transformer was going bad - its actually getting fixed or attempting to be fixed now by the builder, so I don't know if I can trust what I was hearing then.  I actually think the questyles may sound better.  To be fair, I recently brought a UPS which I think helped out the questyles tremendously (bass seems deeper and tighter, imaging appears more precise).  It really feels like I've never heard my HE-6's sound this good.  So now I'm wanting to compare the questyles to a good speaker amp setup to see if I'm just imagining things or what. 

post #3123 of 3230
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Is there anyone in Houston with a HE-6, speaker amp setup?  I would like to compare it to my dual mono questyle CMA800R's.  They sound great with my modded HE-6's.  Bass hits deep and hard.  Very precise imaging.  Just wondering how much better a speaker setup could be.  Any songs you guys recommend that will really tax the amps?  Anything I should listen for to tell if headphones are underpowered? 


can't you just take the headphones to an audio store and listen?

post #3124 of 3230

I don't have a speaker taps to XLR connector.  And I really want someone else's opinion on the dual questyles because I didn't think they would have enough oomph to drive to HE-6's well. 

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can't you just take the headphones to an audio store and listen?


Edited by gsr108 - 8/29/14 at 5:43pm
post #3125 of 3230

Looking at the specs, the voltage compliance is a little low for all out bass attack.  If you can find a copy of Master of Chinese Percussion by Yim Hok-Man or Heartbeat: Kodo 25th Anniversay, there is some serious drum work that will tell you how your amp is doing.  Listen for clipping on those drum strikes.  

post #3126 of 3230
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Thats the master 10 right? Looks good! I dont know if BC can..but for sure for that money they built u an excellent amp to drive ur he6.. Completely as u wish..but not as big as this..maybe u could check the higher end emotiva stuff???. But ur right..audio gd is almost unbeatable in pricing..productwise.. As i said..to get this huge amp to ur home is expensive because of the weight and measurements as its looks big and heavy ...but dont know about taxes in canada...

Dont get me wrong..i truly like audio gd...and i know they make good stuff for the right prices...but u cant compare an amp thats built entirely by hand by one person to a more mass produced brand like audio gd... And looks dont mean a lot to me..my amp isnt very flashy (or huge) looking but sounds way beyond its simple looks... Its the implementation of the components inside that makes an amp sound good or not...not the parts or looks alone...once again...u wont regret ur buying audio gd..they make good stuff!!! Hope u van get that amp into canada.

By the way lafigaro (another chinese brand i like) makes on request a dual mono high end amp..i understand it (only) costs around 2200usd... Its a monster of two enclosures...with the best of the best inside.

actually audio-gd stated on their homepage that their products are also "hand crafted" :))

post #3127 of 3230

If you want to listen to some well recorded percussion on your HE-6 to test your amp, listen to Mark Levinson's recording of Bill Elgart, A Life.

 

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/9409/Bill_Elgart-A_Life_Volume_3-Single_Layer_Stereo_SACD

post #3128 of 3230
post #3129 of 3230
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Has anyone tried this?
http://www.ankaudiokits.com/he6headamp.html

 

Interesting that it has no balanced output - a little unusual for a high end headphone amp? Might still sound fantastic - I have no idea.

post #3130 of 3230

a wee bit too pricey for my tastes :( 
audio-gd's master 10 is half a grand less expensive with many headfiers already using it and others like it for their he-6s (you can likely go custom with them even, and get a pretty sweet amp for the he-6 when you have that kind of budget.... do note that I have no experience at all with this ANK amp so don't take my word for anything, just my opinion :rolleyes: .

post #3131 of 3230
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Has anyone tried this?
http://www.ankaudiokits.com/he6headamp.html

Too expensive, I think I am going to stick with my cheap AV receiver :) but thanks for sharing, I might be interested in one day. :)

post #3132 of 3230

Hi,

have any of you experiances with hifiman he-6 or other orthos drove by a weak tube amplifier like 8W 300B or 2A3. I am aktuelly listening to Abyss ab 1266 with my sun audio sv300BSE using hifiman adapter and it sounds very good indeed, but i think of driving abyss directly from speaker terminal. I do not want to damage this amp or HP. And one more Question. I tried to look for a good cable/adapter xlr female (3pin) to spades or bananas and found none. Where can you buy/order something like that?

 

Thanks

 

Pawel

post #3133 of 3230

any more thoughts on the HE6 and parasound a23 combo? how good of a combo is this ?

post #3134 of 3230
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Originally Posted by Cortazar View Post
 

Hi,

have any of you experiances with hifiman he-6 or other orthos drove by a weak tube amplifier like 8W 300B or 2A3. I am aktuelly listening to Abyss ab 1266 with my sun audio sv300BSE using hifiman adapter and it sounds very good indeed, but i think of driving abyss directly from speaker terminal. I do not want to damage this amp or HP. And one more Question. I tried to look for a good cable/adapter xlr female (3pin) to spades or bananas and found none. Where can you buy/order something like that?

 

Thanks

 

Pawel

Yeah, am interested to hear impressions on the above as well.

post #3135 of 3230
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

any more thoughts on the HE6 and parasound a23 combo? how good of a combo is this ?

 

It should be very good as should any John Curl designed amp with sufficient power, which this one has in abundance. Also search the thread, there have been prior comments on Parasound.

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