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Has anybody tried the HE-500 with the Valhalla amp?

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Has anybody tried the HE-500 with the Valhalla amp?

Can't say I have, but it'll not be good

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Has anybody tried the HE-500 with the Valhalla amp?

 

I think Schiit says on their site re: the Valhalla that if one is looking to use planars, one should consider the Lyr instead.

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Asked Jason about Valhalla and he500 he said not a good combo to go for the lyr now I live happily ever after
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Asked Jason about Valhalla and he500 he said not a good combo to go for the lyr now I live happily ever after

 

You won't regret it.  I drive my HE-500s, Q701s and SR-225s (all modded to one degree or another) with it, all beautifully.  Good tubes help, of course :)

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HE500 + Lyr = peanut butter and jelly.

 

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

 

 

:beerchug:

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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.

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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.
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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
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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

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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).

 

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Looks great!!
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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!

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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
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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
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