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post #12976 of 16541

HE500 + Lyr = peanut butter and jelly.

 

Or maybe a Reeses cup. Definitely one of those two. :smile:

 

 

:beerchug:

post #12977 of 16541

Holy cow, I land in the hospital and miss the arrival of hifi's Blue Circle. Been incarcerated since Friday on an IV.

I should be going home tomorrow and expect to hear many tales about  Blue Circles and a happy HiFi.

post #12978 of 16541
Get well soon, hope they kick you out of there today! No blue circle here but I ordered a diy F5 clone and am on the hunt for a transparent dac and passive preamp. Enjoying Japan and all those Japanese high end brands are a crapaton cheaper here, pity they're not on 220V as in Europe.
post #12979 of 16541
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Holy cow, I land in the hospital and miss the arrival of hifi's Blue Circle. Been incarcerated since Friday on an IV.
I should be going home tomorrow and expect to hear many tales about  Blue Circles and a happy HiFi.
Allthough i have been quiet lately here since the arrival,i still wanted to wish u well my friend!

..is everything okay now?..hope u get out tomorrow and healthy.

About my blue circle.. Well Lets say i saw the light audio wise...and my living room smells after stinky feet because of the amount of syllicone gilbert used on and in my rig but according to other bc owners that smell fades away in 2 weeks or so..(check the pics and u will see what i mean). I wont say anything else as i will be opening up a dedicated thread bout my rig this weekend..so everyone interested can ask what they want.. And hear about my first impressions now it has around 120hours on it... Still long way to go until burned in...at least full 1 month i understand.. tongue.gif

So buddy..get well soon..and stop chasing all those sexy nurses.. biggrin.gif

And now i go back into the obscurity of LaLa land wink.gif

Hifi out
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/11/14 at 1:24am
post #12980 of 16541
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Holy cow, I land in the hospital and miss the arrival of hifi's Blue Circle. Been incarcerated since Friday on an IV.

I should be going home tomorrow and expect to hear many tales about  Blue Circles and a happy HiFi.

Don't go phantom on us.  Hope you'll get well soon.  This thread is boring without you and hifimanrookie around.  :D

post #12981 of 16541

New setup for the HE-500... So far I'm insanely impressed. Hardly end game, but amazing for what I've spent (gear in sig).

 

post #12982 of 16541
Looks great!!
post #12983 of 16541
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

New setup for the HE-500... So far I'm insanely impressed. Hardly end game, but amazing for what I've spent (gear in sig).

 

 

 

wow nice Ember!   does it have the superCharger module?

curious what tube(s) you may have tried so far, and if your "previous Ton of Schiit" was ever a Lyr before with HE-500s?

 

I'm still in the Ember decision path to replace a previous Lyr, as Ember would likely be my end (besides tube rolls).

tempted into trying some 12AT long plate tubes perhaps...

cheers!

post #12984 of 16541

1.) Is supercharged.

2.) Had the Lyr and rolled a schiit ton of tubes with it. BUT it was long before the HE-500. It ran my LCD2.2, HE-400, D2000, Sig Pros (with 1st gen USB Bifrost)

3.) I have not rolled any tubes yet with the Ember... Still learning researching 12 vs 6 etc, but I didn't add on the supercharged option for nothing! Will be rolling soon.

 

Oh, FWIW... I personally feel the Ember is better than the Lyr. I haven't done any A/B testing, just how I feel at the moment. This powers the HE-500 without breaking a sweat.


Edited by TooPoor - 3/11/14 at 8:04pm
post #12985 of 16541

TooPoor,

 

thanks for the info, please add to Ember tube rolling thread when you pursue the others!

the fact Ember has a single tube (for me) is a bonus as it will save tube $ without worrying about matched pairs.

 

I've heard tale the Ember has a blacker background (which I can believe), and some better bass separation and overall clarity than Lyr as well.

 

Ember + Supercharger seems so affordable might be a crime NOT to try it with HE-500.

 

of course if HE-560 doesn't need as much power.... well, not sure what to do then.  ha!

 

edit:  scratch that, remembered that Ember is very customizable in terms of gain AND resistance, so if HE-560 needs (sounds better) with less power-

then, just dial down the Ember power.  genius.


Edited by jexby - 3/11/14 at 8:34pm
post #12986 of 16541

 I forgot to mention that even with shipping + supercharge option, it's still cheaper than the Lyr. And the one tube will definitely be great. Agree 100% about finding matching tubes (or having to pay a premium for them). The Ember is great with my IEMs as well... but that's for the Project Ember thread :). I'll probably get the 560's to compare them to the 500's. Hoping I like one more than the other so I don't end up with a situation like in my profile pic (HD800, LCD2.2, Sig Pros at once).

post #12987 of 16541
A bit oftopic but so funny..especially the last part..virgins..lolz

http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/intere.html

And yeah..am still listening to my ampie..sound is smoothing out more and more and opening up more and more! But WTF..is there a hidden tube in it somewhere, as the warmth i hear in voices cant be coming from a Opamp based SS amp..NO way!! Its unnatural..completely against all known rules of amp'ism..i will open up the amp again to check if Gil-Butt sneeked in a little tube somewhere without saying..the sneaky evil basterd.. biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/13/14 at 10:33am
post #12988 of 16541

Not really an impression, as I've never had the chance to try them, but I got a question:

 

Are they really that power-hungry and tough to drive properly? Would be good to know if I happen to decide to switch sometime in the future.

post #12989 of 16541
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Originally Posted by GeorgeVes View Post

Not really an impression, as I've never had the chance to try them, but I got a question:

Are they really that power-hungry and tough to drive properly? Would be good to know if I happen to decide to switch sometime in the future.
Around 1w into 32ohm minimum would be best..but better invest in quality power then in cheap raw HUGE power..as the he500 improves bigtime with better quality amping..in my personal experience.
post #12990 of 16541
+1, HE-500 are driven well with a reasonably powerful headphone amp, much easier than the He-6. 1 W in 32 ohm looks like the minimum requirement to me though.
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