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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post
 

maybe the macintosh needs A HUGE overhaul because the capacitators or other parts that make that amp sound wonderfull are broken or at the end of their lives..

 

to be honest..u cant honestly compare an amp, no matter how good, in such a bad state to ur emotiva (its like u compare a 20year old used lamborghini miura (not restored, with bogus unrepaired engine) to a new golf GTI and then see which one drives the fastest in a straight line..the GOLF will totally annihilate him..as.that lambo probably lost half of its power because of normal use/abuse)...

 

am almost sure that that mcintosh will sound much better (and not only have more power)..what is it with u guys anyway that power is the main thing u find important in an amp???) once it had its probably VERY EXPENSIVE overhaul and then u have to compare again (afther the new parts are burned in ofcourse..lolz) ..i think u will come back on ur word stating ur emotiva will sond better then..just a hinch i have,,, :D

i say this as i once heard a mcintosh amp and it was one of the best sounding amps i ever heard in my life.no matter the pricerange....i cant remember the model though..only that it was huge and wieghted a ton.. pity it was way above my budget back then...

 

and thnkin about mcintosh..amd really interested in this amp to start my speaker rig later this year with, it has a high power headphone out also!:

 

http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/us/Products/pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=integratedamps&ProductId=MA5200

I really want a mcintosh amp later in my years :P

They are so well built, sexy, and just absolute monsters

 

I still remember my cousin telling me that his dad that previously owned the MC2205 (he gave it to my cousin) was using the amp and there was a short in the wire, meaning literally 0 resistance, but the amp kept going and powered the speakers fine, so his dad didnt realize what was happening for a long time :3


Edited by Nimzerz - 2/11/14 at 5:22pm
post #11927 of 16450
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

Yeah...heavy it is for sure. Something like 100lb or something crazy like that lol. Sexy vintage amp tho, I gotta say. He really needs it to get serviced, and I bet after it does it'll probably sound 2x as good :P

servicing such an amp can get pretty expensive if ur in bad luck....but good thing is u can replace the broken parts with better sounding alternatives if u want, so best is to keep some extra money aside for upgrades...i would do that for sure...as the amp will be open anyway!

post #11928 of 16450
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

I really want a mcintosh amp later in my years :P

They are so well built, sexy, and just absolute monsters


yeah i agree with u!! they are brandnew but look vintage...and built like a tank..not like those new-age amps that are built around aluminium to keep costs/wieght down...even my new headphone amp is completely made of steel and some parts are even (expensive..ouch!) stainless steel (complete cover and backside)...no aluminium is used on the enclosures....and thats how it has to be...thick heavy metal.. like in the old days.. :D

 

but i still need to upgrade my headphone cable to a balanced Copper Venom RC-4 and two BC62 powercables..and after that i can start to free up budget for my speaker rig..with maybe Mark Logan electrostats (new or used)  and mcintosh amp (new)..we have to see then...first things first :D

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I believe I am going to soon start my speaker journey with the Emo powering the Arx A1b in the near future :)

post #11930 of 16450
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ hifimanrookie, you are bad influence as always.  I would get slapped/punched if I asked my wife "...should we try the backroads?....".  :eek:  :p:D

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Who is the bad influence here now huh? biggrin.gif
Ps...ur wife just needs to experience the satisfaction it gives when u go around corners..sliding into them and pulling out with full force..at first it sounds and feels scary but after the first slide..oops.. OR she will kick ur balls so hard that u wont be seating for weeks..thats also possible biggrin.gif

Ain't nuth'in like slid'in around a curve do'in a four wheel drift. Power shifting when coming out of it, with your headphones on. Sounds dirty don't it. :veryevil: 

post #11931 of 16450

OK, there's a USB Uber Bifrost with my name on it. It should be hitting my ears on Friday. :normal_smile : I want it now. :mad:

post #11932 of 16450
Lol. Was referring to snobs in general who says that the magni and modi wouldn't drive the he500 decently at least.

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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post

Lol. Was referring to snobs in general who says that the magni and modi wouldn't drive the he500 decently at least.

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Oh sure, decently for sure. But do you want to live with decent for that long? I doubt it :3

I'd rather suffer with integrated and save up for better, which is exactly what I did in my journey with these headphones

post #11934 of 16450
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post

Lol. Was referring to snobs in general who says that the magni and modi wouldn't drive the he500 decently at least.

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Oh sure, decently for sure. But do you want to live with decent for that long? I doubt it :3

I'd rather suffer with integrated and save up for better, which is exactly what I did in my journey with these headphones

Not only does Hifiman say 1 Watt is right so do my ears. I have an Asgard 2 and it drives them to earsplitting levels, far more than you would dare listen at. Turn the Volume pot at 12 O'Clock and most people would say that's too loud. There is more headroom than you need. The amp sounds great. IMO the rest is up to an individual's imagination and people talking smack.

post #11935 of 16450

Violectric V200 drives the HE-500s sublimely!!

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Speaking of the Violectric, anyone try the HE-500 with both the Violectric V200 versus the Graham Slee Ultra Linear Diamond?  Which did you prefer and why?

 

I'm looking at these two particular head amps because both are reportedly on the lush and romantic side of neutral.

post #11937 of 16450
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post


Not only does Hifiman say 1 Watt is right so do my ears. I have an Asgard 2 and it drives them to earsplitting levels, far more than you would dare listen at. Turn the Volume pot at 12 O'Clock and most people would say that's too loud. There is more headroom than you need. The amp sounds great. IMO the rest is up to an individual's imagination and people talking smack.
The emotiva ups the bass impact. It's not imagination, it's not even slight, it's immediately noticeable. I've said before that it probably has less to do with the watts and more to do with the larger components used.
post #11938 of 16450
It has to do with that giant a** transformer that is sitting right in front of your face. You're saying we are all imagining that? LOL
post #11939 of 16450
Snobs. My point exactly tongue.gif

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post #11940 of 16450
I preferred the Burson soloist sl to the ef6 with the 500. The ef6 a little softer and effortless and obviously the bass was there but during some of the tracks most noticeable on little wing by Stevie ray Vaughan instruments seemed muffled. I played it over five times to make sure I wasn't making it up. Then I switched the inputs to the sl and played the track. Nothing but clean smooth sound. Not saying the ef6 is bad as it was great with r very thing else but with the 500 I preferred the sl
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