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True enough. I rarely go beyond 9 o'clock on the dial when I'm listening. Maybe a little bit more with the HE-6.
 

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probably not too much difference except different sound. you defiantly have extra headroom though if needed. most people barely listen above a few watts anyways in reality. rest of the power is usually reserved for dynamic headroom.


 

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A BIG thanks to the membership. I have a fellow member's HE-6's dropping Monday via FedEx. wink.gif

 



Let me know how it goes.  I wanted to try it on 2265B so bad.

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Let me know how it goes.  I wanted to try it on 2265B so bad.



Yeah, you know I like female vocals too. wink.gif Currently in-session with Angela Bofill from the album "Angel of the Night." It's past midnight and I'm past due on gettin' settled, more listening to do before sunrise.

 

The quick? The OTL amp was under powered. Now all over the Pioneer SX-650, bypassing the HPO and went straight to the rear! Only in the first 20 minutes. But the thing that jumps out at me first is the middle - there's a decay and spaciousness that I'm diggin'. And though the separation of notes is there, I'm hearing a seamless sound stage as opposed to left channel; right channel, like a Test CD. Speakers?

 

Still to come, genre hopping. But that would mean I have to leave "Angie." 

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Additionally, the Pioneer isn't as resolving as the Woo or OTL amp. I may have an opportunity to audition a pair of HE-6's that's hard-wired, which are easier to drive than stock, according to Robert (Aphrodite Cu29). So, I look forward to revisiting the OTL amp in a week ot two!


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eek.gif Good thing I heard the neighborhood dogs chasing the UPS truck instead! 

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I always miss UPS since I'm sleeping, but FedEx comes after I leave for work.

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I got a 1972 Sony receiver fixed up at a local dealer and I especially like it with HD600. I'm usually not a fan of the HD600 but this may have changed :)

 

When using it with the Denons the bass is a bit much though :)

 

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post #4267 of 13374

how could you wire up one pair of speakers to multiple power sources without having to physically change the wires?

is this possible?
does someone make something similar to a speaker selector or something?

or should i just get used to switching the wires?

kinda sucks with bi-wire speakers   =(

post #4268 of 13374

I would just make a passive switch box - a few inputs and one set of outs to the speakers and big knobs for selections.

 

EDIT: I wouldn't switch the inputs with a live signal.


Edited by wotts - 3/6/12 at 6:34pm
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A speaker selector box normally has one input and several outputs, but you can just turn it around and have several inputs and only one output. Just make sure that you can only select one input at a time. And yes, the switch will last longer and it'll be safer all the way around if you power down before switching.

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A speaker selector box normally has one input and several outputs, but you can just turn it around and have several inputs and only one output. Just make sure that you can only select one input at a time. And yes, the switch will last longer and it'll be safer all the way around if you power down before switching.



I bought a speaker selector to do this trick. But I haven't try it yet, are you sure it's safe to use this way? From the design of speaker selector, it should be safe. Just want to make sure, Thanks!!

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As long as there's no way for the amps to be connected to one another as you're switching, even momentarily, you'll be fine. A speaker selector that never gives you the choice of running more than 1 speaker at a time is what you want. A big fat old-fashioned rotary switch-- that'd do it. 

 

Are you intending to compare amps or something?

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Are you intending to compare amps or something?


Thanks lot wualta!

I will definitely try my monster cable speaker selector later. I have little intention to compare amps(Normally I trust my headphone more when comparing amps). Having so much amps laying around, I just want to enjoy different amps at different time. With the speaker selector trick, it's more convenient for me.

 

I picked up a Pioneer SX-D7000 with HPM-900 last weekend.

Innards of SX-D700

 

Pioneer SX-D700

 

If anyone has no requirement for the wood case and analog tuner and meters, SX-D7000 is a strong candidate among Pioneer heyday receivers. For the building quality, I think Pioneer didn't cut corner yet. Although it has more integrated parts, it has big toroidal transformer and big Nicheon cap. And I like it's looking.

 

Mine didn't come with wood side panels, the original owner put them away (to fit in her cabinet) and couldn't find them anymore.

 

 

 

 

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Very good looking, though not in the classic '70s mold, and equipped with Pioneer's Non-Switching circuitry in the amplifier section-- excellent score.

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Thanks lot wualta!

I will definitely try my monster cable speaker selector later. I have little intention to compare amps(Normally I trust my headphone more when comparing amps). Having so much amps laying around, I just want to enjoy different amps at different time. With the speaker selector trick, it's more convenient for me.

 

I picked up a Pioneer SX-D7000 with HPM-900 last weekend.

 

 

If anyone has no requirement for the wood case and analog tuner and meters, SX-D7000 is a strong candidate among Pioneer heyday receivers. For the building quality, I think Pioneer didn't cut corner yet. Although it has more integrated parts, it has big toroidal transformer and big Nicheon cap. And I like it's looking.

 

Mine didn't come with wood side panels, the original owner put them away (to fit in her cabinet) and couldn't find them anymore.

 


Nice, Meewoo! How do you like them?  Always wanted to hear both of those.

 

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Thanks lot wualta!
I will definitely try my monster cable speaker selector later. I have little intention to compare amps(Normally I trust my headphone more when comparing amps). Having so much amps laying around, I just want to enjoy different amps at different time. With the speaker selector trick, it's more convenient for me.

I picked up a Pioneer SX-D7000 with HPM-900 last weekend.
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If anyone has no requirement for the wood case and analog tuner and meters, SX-D7000 is a strong candidate among Pioneer heyday receivers. For the building quality, I think Pioneer didn't cut corner yet. Although it has more integrated parts, it has big toroidal transformer and big Nicheon cap. And I like it's looking.

Mine didn't come with wood side panels, the original owner put them away (to fit in her cabinet) and couldn't find them anymore.




that toroidal transformer! looking good. mmmm,looking so good.
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