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Yes

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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

Will the V200 drive the HE6?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

no

 

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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Yes

 

HA! I was going to explain how some people think it can drive HE-6, and some people disagree. But never mind. 

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I think they summed it up nicely, leaving little room for confusion.
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

 

HA! I was going to explain how some people think it can drive HE-6, and some people disagree. But never mind. 

 

Can we take that as a 'Maybe' ?

 

LMAO . . . o2smile.gif

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Classic Head-fi

 

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So, which is it?  ;)

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Thread Starter 

Some people feel V200 is up to the task, others don't. Simple as that. There's no "right" answer to definitively say which of them is correct. 

 

Obviously if you plug in the HE-6 you will get sound. Probably loud sound with the pre-gain set to high. Is it ideal sound for the HE-6? I don't know. I haven't even tried it myself so I have no personal opinion on the matter. 

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Please do: "I was going to explain how some people think it can drive HE-6, and some people disagree. But never mind."

 

I will, if we see the original question ("Will the V200 drive the HE6?"), answer as follows - since the original questions omits any adjectives.

 

Will the V200 drive the HE-6 well - compared to other solutions? No. The V200 can´t compete with Mjolnir and dedicated stereo amps (Primare I32, Abrahamsen V2.0, Brio-R). However - it is not just W-output from the amp - it is so much more. 

 

Q: Will the V200 drive the HE6?

A: Yes

 

Q: Will the V200 drive the HE6 - as good as a dedicated integrated stereo amp coupled to the speaker outputs?

A: No

 

Q: Will the V200 drive the HE6 to high volumes?

A: Yes

 

Q: Will the V200 drive the HE6 - and make the sound really engaging?

A: It depends on your source - but I would say that the Mjolnir / Gungnir comes very, very close to the stereo amp. So close in fact, that the Schiit stack is sufficient to any stereo amp

 

 

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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Q: Will the V200 drive the HE6 - and make the sound really engaging?

A: It depends on your source - but I would say that the Mjolnir / Gungnir comes very, very close to the stereo amp. So close in fact, that the Schiit stack is sufficient to any stereo amp

 

 

 

Much appreciate your detailed answer. Since I have the V200 and no other proper alternatives, I am quite interested how this would play with the HE-6 in principle. Assuming the source is V800, how would you say this combo will drive the HE-6 compared to the Schiit combo? Is it a worthy attempt/result from the V200/V800 or is your advice towards consider something else?
 
Oh and to throw a bit more fuel, same question about LCD-3 and V200/V800 combo. Is this worth considering at all?

Edited by negura - 2/9/13 at 3:27pm
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Thread Starter 

I was merely going to point out how some people say it can do a good job with HE-6, and some disagree. I didn't have anything more enlightening to say on the matter. 

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Just my experience (1 year+):

 

a) HE-6 plays music and comes alive with Shiit Mjolnir / Gungnir - compared to the aforementioned stereo amps

b) LCD-3: I love the LCD-2 on the V200 - but the LCD-3 needs something else. This is a nightmare to explain. The LCD-2 and the LCD-3 aren´t THAT different. The LCD-2 sounds fantastic with the V200 - the LCD-3 doesn´t. The LCD-2 is abs. fantastic via the Mjolnir - and so is the LCD-3. THe Mjolnir is relatively "bright & agile" sounding. That complements the LCD-3 - and for some of us also the LCD-2s

 

The V200 is fantastic with the Fostex TH-900. Abs. love the combo.

 

tl;dr - The Mjolnir is numero uno for LCD-3 - and the V200 is fantastic for TH-900 and LCD-2. If you have the LCD-34 and Mjolnir; the LCD-2 will come alive as well on the Mjolnir. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 2/9/13 at 3:36pm
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I have the Burson Soloist here as well  -  but the Aussie is soooo (zzzzzz) boring compared to the V200 on the LCD-2 and TH-900 that it isn´t even "insignificant". 

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Off topic.  But I so wish there was another U.S dealer than Robert at Aphrodite29cu.  He is so hard to get a hold of.  His email replies are really inconsistent. Especially before the purchase and after the purchase.  

At least, that was my experience when I purchased the v200.  Now I'm trying to purchase the v800 and wish there was another dealer.  Too bad. confused.gif

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That's a shame. I haven't had any experience with emails ... however when I ordered an amp/dac one morning, he'd shipped it and sent me the info by that evening.
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For those who have the V200 and Beyer T1s, what's the PRE-GAIN adjustment you find to work best?

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Originally Posted by negura View Post

For those who have the V200 and Beyer T1s, what's the PRE-GAIN adjustment you find to work best?


 I ran the pre-gain at -6 with v200 volume fully clockwise and DAC volume somewhere in the middle -- sounded great !

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