I've been seriously entertaining the thought of getting the O2 for my HE-500 because of all the love I've read about it, and recommendations given.
But I've read some believe it's simply not powerful enough to truly deliver the goods.
Could you guys give a short list of the powerful amps that do the HE-500 justice? From what I've read, anything around 2W is what people recommend (sorry if this sounds noobish, I know nothing about electrical engineering, all those numbers hurt my brain)
Ideally I'm looking at a similar budget, but I did buy the HE-500, so I'm probably willing to increase my budget in future by a few hundred [insert currency].
I use an Audio-gd NFB-6 to power my HE-500 in a fully balanced chain with outstanding results. It delivers 5.92 watts into the '500's 38 ohms and was a bit over $500 including remote control and shipping from Hong Kong to the USA.
Edited by Andolink - 5/8/13 at 2:23am