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post #631 of 18011

The Lyr is definitely enough for the HE500 and LCD2. HE-6, not so much. 

post #632 of 18011

Some people like their LCD's with an iPod.....

post #633 of 18011
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Some people like their LCD's with an iPod.....


So we'd go to the LCD-2 thread to read about it.
post #634 of 18011

The volume pot must be turned further clockwise with the HE-500 than the LCD-2. Ca. 1 hour. The HE-300 needs about the same volume setting as the LCD-2. But that is of course just half of the story. It's more than just sensitivity / dB. The remaining half is sound quality / dynamics. That answer is far less predictable to proclaim...


Edited by Loevhagen - 8/12/11 at 10:09am
post #635 of 18011

That's where I read it. 
 

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So we'd go to the LCD-2 thread to read about it.


 

post #636 of 18011
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do the he-6, he-500 and LCD-2s perform well with a Lyr? some ppl are saying they work great while some say even the Lyr is just barely enough. confusing confused.gif



Can't say about the HE-500 (never heard one), but both my HE-6 and LCD-2s sound just great with my Lyr! So the answer is a resounding YES IMO.

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do the he-6, he-500 and LCD-2s perform well with a Lyr? some ppl are saying they work great while some say even the Lyr is just barely enough. confusing confused.gif


To get this back on topic... yes, the HE-500 works well and sounds fine with the LYR.  6bQ7a and 6N1P tubes both sound good. 

 


 

 

post #638 of 18011
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I use the HE-500 with the Lyr all the time. I like the Siemens from the mid 60's and earlier. For a good bang for the buck the 6BZ7 is a great tube. 

post #639 of 18011

I bought 3 BB 6DJ8s from one of the guys here for my ARC amp. They're little noisy but incredible in my amp.

post #640 of 18011
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I bought 3 BB 6DJ8s from one of the guys here for my ARC amp. They're little noisy but incredible in my amp.



what power tubes did you end up going with. There is a guy Sklyab turned me on to in VA. that has some nice and reasonable NOS tubeshop.com I bought some EL84 Sylvanias and some used Mullard 7189 and am very satisfied..

post #641 of 18011
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what power tubes did you end up going with. There is a guy Sklyab turned me on to in VA. that has some nice and reasonable NOS tubeshop.com I bought some EL84 Sylvanias and some used Mullard 7189 and am very satisfied..



I just bought some new Tung Sol 6550 re-issues, waiting for them. NOS 6550s are too expensive and Ei KT90s are the same.

post #642 of 18011

Also in my ARC, the 6922s/6DJ8 makes a bigger difference than the output tubes. They're used in the voltage gain stage. I'll be rolling these tubes.

post #643 of 18011

 

I’m the guy that snagged MorbidToaster’s HE-500s.  Though I received them almost 2 weeks ago, it wasn’t until last Sunday I could really begin to listen to them.  A lesson learned:  newish computer that you’re still tweaking, new music (it’s classical so technically new recordings, I know the music), and new headphones is a really, really bad combination.

Most of my experience is with Denon 7K . With the J$ pads and HDP I was quite content, but had decided I wanted to try something different, and open rather than closed.  Given my atypical, at least for members of this site, taste in music it’s difficult for me to gage, based on reviews, what will meet my needs.  The choice came down to the LCD-2 and HE-500.   You can tell who won.

So far I’m impressed with the sound stage, clarity. The separation of of instruments and detail are phenomenal.   However, right now, I’m not sure the denons are leaving. (Well at home, the pair at work is a whole separate issue ).  They’re on a strict 2 week vacation though.  

Current set up is ALAC/Foobar WASAPI/X-Fi Titanium/optical out/HDP

The HDP does a fine job.  Enough to show it’s potential, but even limited as my experience is I know there’s more to be had.  In particular I’d like to see the bass strengthened and more articulate.    

To my surprise, the Lyr I ordered on Wednesday arrived today.  Anxious as I am, it’s been connected to my laptop since this morning playing my libray through cheap headsphones I had in the back of a closet.  Tomorrow I’ll switch it over and put it with the HE-500’s.   Bottom line I’m impressed, and excited about finding out if once it’s settled in, the Lyr brings out the depth and refinement in the bass I feel I’m missing, and makes me feel I’m hearing them closer to their potential.
post #644 of 18011
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I just bought some new Tung Sol 6550 re-issues, waiting for them. NOS 6550s are too expensive and Ei KT90s are the same.



I used them in my CJ Premier 11a and I much preferred the SED 660 and yes the EI KT90 was my favorite but I bought those for 40.00 each and gave my backup pair away. I thought you would go Geenelex KT88 or the Shuggies

post #645 of 18011

KT88s are not recommended for D70 in AA. They will also be very close together since they are the bottle types not straight side. The TS are not as wide though. Upscale highly recommends them.

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