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post #4021 of 4032
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Not for sure yet, but the Mr. Speakers Ether is getting a lot of good reviews / impressions.  That may be one to check out as well.

i also am intrigued about the Ether because of a lot of favorable impressions  , ill wait it out how much  better or not the HE1000 is over the HE6 and the Ether .

post #4022 of 4032
I've pre-ordered am Ether, so we'll see how that fares against the 6 when it comes sometime late June/early July.

On topic: I went and grabbed two Questyle CMA800R to monoblock with the 6. They impressed when I heard them earlier in the year. I note they can be used as a pre-amp also, which will be handy down the line when I eventually settle on a speaker amp. Will make for quite a versatile system given the CMA800R have dual single-ended outputs, as well as the dual 3-pin XLR outputs for monoblock duties.
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On topic: I went and grabbed two Questyle CMA800R to monoblock with the 6.

 

Ooh! I think you're the only person other than Project86 who's gone that route. I'll be very curious to hear your impressions.

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Ooh! I think you're the only person other than Project86 who's gone that route. I'll be very curious to hear your impressions.

I think there is one other HE-6 owner running them this way too, from memory. I had a pretty lengthy session with them A/B'ing against a fully upgraded WA5 (via H1K output) and preferred the Questyle. I think they were on a level really, but I preferred what the monoblocks brought to the table. I can't wait to really try them out at home in my rig with the 6 though, those longer term impressions are always worth more.

I asked Questyle about how much power goes into a 50ohm load and the said 4.32w per channel, that's pure Class A of course. Their current mode amplification is meant to allow excellent current swing, and I guess is part of the magic with the 6.
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Ooh! I think you're the only person other than Project86 who's gone that route. I'll be very curious to hear your impressions.

I think there is one other HE-6 owner running them this way too, from memory. I had a pretty lengthy session with them A/B'ing against a fully upgraded WA5 (via H1K output) and preferred the Questyle. I think they were on a level really, but I preferred what the monoblocks brought to the table. I can't wait to really try them out at home in my rig with the 6 though, those longer term impressions are always worth more.

I asked Questyle about how much power goes into a 50ohm load and the said 4.32w per channel, that's pure Class A of course. Their current mode amplification is meant to allow excellent current swing, and I guess is part of the magic with the 6.

 

Where did you buy and how it cost for pair (monoblocks)?

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Where did you buy and how it cost for pair (monoblocks)?

There happened to be two going in the for sale forums, so snagged them both. Cost was a bit less than one new one here, where they run at close to $3000NZD a piece. Don't think I'd contemplate getting them at new prices.
Edited by NZtechfreak - 4/26/15 at 7:02pm
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I must have looked at the both of those so many times wondering if I could make the jump on them. Better you than me... my wallet thanks you. :tongue:

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I must have looked at the both of those so many times wondering if I could make the jump on them. Better you than me... my wallet thanks you. tongue.gif

I sold my Taurus a little while back, haven't actually had anything that can run the 6 for a little while, that probably helped push me (as well as funding the purchase).

Happy to be of service to your wallet smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by NZtechfreak - 4/26/15 at 7:09pm
post #4029 of 4032

I'm still sitting with my broken Nuforce monoblocks. Hmm... :confused_face:

post #4030 of 4032
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I'm still sitting with my broken Nuforce monoblocks. Hmm... :confused_face:

 

Nuprime  IDA-8 will be released next month, it is mix of ClassA and D. IDA-16 was awesome with HE-6, but I want only AMP, not a DAC & AMP unit. 

 

I could one of IDA-8 early adopters

post #4031 of 4032

I saw that. Very interesting, but gotta sell off stuff first. So hey if somebody wants to buy my NAD C390DD amp... (sounds really good, but way too big for my desk :blink:)

post #4032 of 4032

Interesting...

 

HiFiMAN said that the HE-6 will be discontinued and that there would be a new model between the 560 and 1000.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/760249/mrspeakers-ether-impressions-thread/495#post_11549982

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