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post #796 of 3534
Good ! You got my point
post #797 of 3534

Happy Camper,

 

Yeah, i found it and likely to stick by it for a long while..just enjoying my music and looking at expanding my record collection instead smily_headphones1.gif

 

Preproman,

 

The amp is rated circa 185W @ 8 ohms, which i presume to come from the speaker taps. As to the headphone jack, best check with Skylab - he be the Yoda of all things vintage here wink.gif I just tried it via the speaker taps with the HE adaptor in place - lovely, more noticeable body, dynamics and slam. These cans with this amp is great for metal! Not sure if it suits audiophile recordings but these ears have been ravaged by metal since i can remember so I'm more than happy with the combo and the genre of music i primarily listen to.

post #798 of 3534
Great for metal? Hell yeah!\m/

I am MeTaL fans too

BUT I think playback well metal music not only needs dynamics and slam

It needs high resolution , smooth and stability also

so that you could really taste metal and feel the soul of it

IMO, playback metal is harder than classical
post #799 of 3534

Hahahaha...my ears are not so refined and I'm used to all sorts of underground metal music with crappy recording so if it has slam and speed and makes me feel darkness in my soul, that's good enough for me beerchug.gif

post #800 of 3534

Just checked again Burson Soloist versus Audio-gd Master-6 amp with the HE-6.

 

In terms of bass impact, power, tightness and punch, I still don't think there is any difference between the two. If there is, it is very subtle.

 

However, there is a difference in terms of the mids: The Master-6 has both a slightly warmer AND better resolved midrange. This could be the difference between the balanced connection with a warm sounding XLR cable versus the single ended connection to the Soloist, having a somewhat lean sounding RCA cable. This difference between my two cables are known to me before, and at this point I attribute the sonic difference to the connections of the amps.

 

In my book - the Burson Soloist has NO trouble driving the HE-6 to at least relatively loud levels. It won't drive it to crazy loud levels though. At the end of the day: Will I keep it? Yes - but no. Yes, because I really like it. No, because I want the Burson Conductor, which is a Soloist amp plus a DAC in one box.

post #801 of 3534
Speaker out sound stronger, smoother and altogether fuller-bodied. Headphone out was grainier and less clarity in terms of instrument separation. Can anyone suggest a modern amp able to drive the 6 to similar levels? Looking for a back up in case the vintage fails....
post #802 of 3534
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Speaker out sound stronger, smoother and altogether fuller-bodied. Headphone out was grainier and less clarity in terms of instrument separation. Can anyone suggest a modern amp able to drive the 6 to similar levels? Looking for a back up in case the vintage fails....

+1 on the modern amp. And perhaps within the same price range or at least within +$1000.


Edited by Cante Ista - 12/11/12 at 3:38pm
post #803 of 3534

Justin, check the email I sent you around 11/30/12 please.

post #804 of 3534

Hello, 

 

There are sum up that resume amp that match well with HE6 ?

post #805 of 3534
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Hello, 

There are sum up that resume amp that match well with HE6 ?

Well, this thread is the closest you get, I think.
post #806 of 3534

i know that but I don't have read the whole topic. There are cheap magic amp that drive the HE6 like hell ?

post #807 of 3534

$20 can net you a receiver from a flea market or pawn shop. Tap the wires directly to the speaker outputs.

post #808 of 3534
A lot are using vintage 2 ch. receivers/integrated/amps in the 50-100 up to 200w range such as Pioneer, Sansui, Marantz, Rotel, NAD, Onkyo, etc.

Some are using the Emotiva & Virtue amps for value, some more hi end amps like BAT, AR, Simaudio, etc
post #809 of 3534

I've been using a Nuforce Icon amp which is tiny and well priced. 

post #810 of 3534
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post

i know that but I don't have read the whole topic. There are cheap magic amp that drive the HE6 like hell ?

I am really impressed by my t-amp Topping TP-60, detailed and great frequency extension.

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