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post #6526 of 18183
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

hmmm I listen to a wide variety of music to be honest. From rnb, to hip hop, to jazz, to blues, to edm, to ambient rock/post rock. 

 

I think instead of analyzing the music, I just want to be swept by it and enjoy what is going on. Lately I've been shifting my time into learning the guitar a bit more seriously, so I haven't really been using my HE-500 that much. I would usually just put a track on my computer speakers and try to jam along with it. 

 

It was during my last head-fi meet that had me look into the hifimans. My favorite set up at the meet were the HE-6 with the Liquid fire (before I found out how much both of these items costed lol)

 

I haven't tried tube rolling with my Lyr yet, so I'm sure not if that will bring something different to the table?

I think the HE-500 is the perfect blend of detail and musicality that I've found, and we have a very similar taste in music.  I've not heard it on the Lyr yet so I can't really compare there though, but trying new tubes will definitely alter the output.  There is a massive thread on that somewhere.  I don't think they are too analytical that it takes away from the musical enjoyment personally.  Is a speaker setup a possibility?  You could get a stereo stereo speaker amp + a pair of passive near-field monitors for a reasonable price, easily affordable if you sell the Lyr + HE-500, and still have the Bifrost as the source.  Just a thought...I've recently heard just how impressive a well driven 2-speaker setup can be, quite impressive.

post #6527 of 18183
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


ru sure?...i found the 3322 for 299 usd somewhere on ebay last year...and the lyr is around 500usd right (without tuberolling)? i know the lyr is the better amp..but he wanted to downgrade..and i happen to know the 3322 does well with the hd650 (both downgrades on his recent configuration imho)...

 

 

Goes for over 400 on E-bay here, I hated the amp, sent it back and that is how I got my 337 SE from a dealer who was nice enough to exchange it for an upgrade. You can pick up a used LYR for 350 or so and a pair of orange globes for around 50-60 bucks, a wonderful combo for the HE-500.

post #6528 of 18183
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

 

 

 

It was during my last head-fi meet that had me look into the hifimans. My favorite set up at the meet were the HE-6 with the Liquid fire (before I found out how much both of these items costed lol)

 

 

That was the direction I was heading , HE-6 on the Ragnarok (when it comes out), but after some consultation on here via PM(Thanks Preproman), I am going LCD-3. Did you get a chance to hear them at the meet?

 

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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

 

I haven't tried tube rolling with my Lyr yet, so I'm sure not if that will bring something different to the table?

Oh goodness yes.

post #6529 of 18183

tube rollung for tube amps is most of the times a must to get that special sound out of it...but be carefull..tuberolling can turn out as a very expensive (allthough fun) hobby!! as some of the more experienced people here know wink.gif
 

post #6530 of 18183
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

tube rollung for tube amps is most of the times a must to get that special sound out of it...but be carefull..tuberolling can turn out as a very expensive (allthough fun) hobby!! as some of the more experienced people here know wink.gif
 

 

+1

 

i've probably spent well over half the cost of a WA5 in just tubes alone, and my collection is crap (though i'm more than ready for a WA22 now tongue_smile.gif)

post #6531 of 18183
And this is why I'm solid state all day long.
post #6532 of 18183

I originally was thinking about SS amps

 

But iono why, but the allure of tubes just got me somehow. I think it has to do with me liking tubed guitar amps lol 

post #6533 of 18183
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?


Hey Hey, what's going on?  What are you selling?  Call me up. biggrin.gif

post #6534 of 18183
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?


Hey Hey, what's going on?  What are you selling?  Call me up. biggrin.gif

 

Dibs on whatever is left!

post #6535 of 18183

@IcedTea

I was thinking Bifrost/Asgard 2/HD650 would be a downgrade path for you.  Could use the Pre-amp in the Asgard 2 to drive some powered monitors...

post #6536 of 18183

Still can't really figure out exactly what you want, IcedTea? Are you just ready to settle for less, or you don't like the HE-500? My advice is to take it slow and consider different options as offers pop up (that be used or new) until you feel like you have struck gold. There are many options out there that you probably don't even know anything about s of now... Try get yourself a cheap, yet special treat wink.gif

post #6537 of 18183
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Still can't really figure out exactly what you want, IcedTea? Are you just ready to settle for less, or you don't like the HE-500? My advice is to take it slow and consider different options as offers pop up (that be used or new) until you feel like you have struck gold. There are many options out there that you probably don't even know anything about s of now... Try get yourself a cheap, yet special treat wink.gif


yep second hand could be ur winning ticket in the lottery...i bought my wonderful modded 337 also second hand..and see what it did to me...ADDICTION SUPREME beerchug.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/25/13 at 5:35pm
post #6538 of 18183
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

yep second hand could be ur winning ticket in the lottery...i bought my wonderful modded 337 also second hand..and see what it did to me...ADDICTION SUPREME beerchug.gif

I kinda feel the same way with my Staxen. Never thought I'd end up amongst the odd 'n old-school snobophile elitists in the Stax thread (just kidding)


Edited by davidsh - 7/25/13 at 5:55pm
post #6539 of 18183
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

And this is why I'm solid state all day long.

 

After going up the amp chain I don't think I'd ever buy a higher end tube amp and definitely will stick with SS. There's a few really really good reasons. 

post #6540 of 18183

this is a bit oftopic..but..i try it anyway..as i know on this thread there is lots of experience among u guys...so i have faith in u wink.gif

 

guys i need ur help....just made a super download of a vinylrip of the LP 'JAZZ' from Queen...its bitrate is 5185bps!

 

outrageous how that sounds.never knew a rip could be this high quality..

 

..but now my question..its one big flac file of 2GB..some songs on it i really dislike...so do u guys know of a program which can cut up one big FLAC file into smaller pieces/tracks..so i can only keep the good ones?...thanks!!
 

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