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Couldnt help it..but wouldnt this blue circle audio rig of a fellow blue circle owner be perfect to drive a he500? Damn.. SPEAKERAMPS guys? Any thought about this?

And all amps are from blue circle..damn..i feel small knowing what amp i am getting compared to this investment!! biggrin.gif Pls get a tissue before looking ate these pics..as ur jaw will be falling on the floor ..just like mine did..
AND DUBSTEPGIRL.. THIS MEMBER IS ACTUALLY A GIRL ALSO... A rare breed... wink.gif
And look at those platforms under the main end amps in middle of room....real carbon! beautiful! And according to her they actually work..not day and night..but they do.. And she tried many of those thingies..

I know its a bit offtopic..but really..she even made the ceiling custommade to make the room sound better..i just couldnt stop saying OMG.. And the girl/lady is nice to talk also and very down to earth..a fellow BC. Owner..she even gave me an advice that some footers are to expensive for what they do..u see very realistic also.. She prefers quality and performance over pure esthetical thingies.. Just my kind of girl..hehehehe hey wait a second..DBG is same kind...i live in a wonderful world.. Lolz.

Ps..i also have a puzzle of ' find the differences on the first main pics...its a first and new picture of her rig...second is her first rig... Find the differences.. Hint..big huge standing thingies..hehehe ps..those huge amps on floor are the big daddies called the NSL.. Mine will be based on those monsters..lolz.

Enjoy peeps! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





 

I like her rack (pun intended) :D Seriously though, that room is impressive and looks very inviting.

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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

Not the Valhalla. Vali Schiit. It's out in a couple of weeks for $120.

i thought you are implying nordost vahalla
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No need to worry YET..still 2 months to go..i asked him to make 'in proces' pics..so i am sure he doesnt put an emotiva internals into my BC amp secretly very_evil_smiley.gif

So dear peeps..u dont need to sleep with one eye open dear speaker amp affectionees biggrin.gif
not yet..but its close...hahaha (very evil laugh of a headphone amp freak..lolz)
But as i said..i will start a new thread for that amp... As i dont wanna hurt those poor sensitive emotions of u guys..u see?am all about consideration for my fellow headphone freaks... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/11/13 at 12:01pm
post #8450 of 14190
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No need to worry YET..still 2 months to go..i asked him to make 'in proces' pics..so i am sure he doesnt put an emotiva insides i to the amp secretly very_evil_smiley.gif

Maybe it would sound better tongue.gif
post #8451 of 14190
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Maybe it would sound better tongue.gif
Maybe..but then again the price should be 100usd then..and not $$$$$$$$$$$ ..so am just being careful not getting to deep into the emotiva crowd..i already said the emotiva is a steal and the only choice for a he500 for a budget amp under 500usd..u cant expect more from me..being a hardcore headphone amp lover for headphones.. biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/11/13 at 12:13pm
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Maybe..but then again the price should be 100usd then..and not $$$$$$$$$$$ ..so am just being careful not getting to deep into the emotiva crowd..i already said the emotiva is a steal and the only choice for a he500 for a budget amp under 500usd..u cant expect more from me..being a hardcore headphone amp lover for headphones.. biggrin.gif


IMO, At under $800, I will still buy the Emotiva.  :p  I have listened to the HE500 on enough amps already to quantify my willingness.

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This is an awesome pairing!
post #8454 of 14190
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post


IMO, At under $800, I will still buy the Emotiva.  tongue.gif   I have listened to the HE500 on enough amps already to quantify my willingness.
U know a standard 337 with bendix 6080wb graphite colums and rca 5693 redhots in it is still under usd 800...right??. And u know how i think about that amp... 600usd..i can agree..but over 700 there are better amps then ur beloved emotiva.. Am now listening to a onkyo speaker amp that costed me around 1000 euros (1350 usd)..and it sounds just ****ty..am now listening very carefully..and it sounds like the furutech plug of the headphone cable doesnt completely go inside (hope u guys know what i mean) the headphone hole of the amp..the soundstage is so so so so inferior compared to my evil one and the mids sound cold as ice to my ears....
U just cant place the instuments like i could on the evil one..like closing ur eyes and actualy hearing one player BEHIND the other..or one sitting higher then the other...not just left and right..or hearing a very low second (devilish)voice under the very highpitched female leadsinger (like some metallica groups do) u can hear the other voice..but u cant understand what he says..with my evil one i could clearly hear what kind of evil thingies he was preaching..lolz...

Sorry but Althogether its like the sound gets pushed into a small can..and gets out on the smaller side..cant say it differently! I cant imagine people liking this.. Or people just dont know what a really GOOD amp really sounds like on a he500... Imho

Strange thing is that this amp sound stupendoes good on my multichannel speaker set with two seperate huge subwoofers..so real!! Its like ur in the movie!!
But with the he500... I stopped listening just now..couldnt bare the cold almost one dimensional sound... Just left and right..no depth..no soundstage that i can call soundstage..am i spoiled by the evil one?

Bu i admit..the bass punches much stronger..but treble was unbearable clear..so if people consider that a ultimate sound..be my guest..i prefer the ambiance, smoothness,control, and warmth and midrange and Huge soundstage of the evil one..

miss him already..but this time i lost him for good..its sold to a musical lover who i dont know... How will i survive without hearing to my he500 for at least 2 months?? OMG!!! A not kidding guys..this is serious..my music always helped me with my stressy life.. And i cant play music on my main set as that system is always busy playing movies or series by the family...and at night i cant play ofcourse... Wha a f..cked up situation.. My new amp will only be finished end of nov..so i will only have it here just before christmas...
For the record...i dont hate speaker amps..as i love the amp i own..but only for my speakers...not he500.. Maybe a he6 would sound good..dont know...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/11/13 at 4:15pm
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and it sounds just ****ty..am now listening very carefully..and it sounds like the plug of the headphone doesnt go inside the headphone hole of the amp..the soundstage is so so so so bad compared to my evil one and the mids sound cold.. U just cant place the instuments like i could on the evil one..like closing ur eyes and actualy hearing one player BEHIND the other..or hearing a very low second voice ipunder the female leadsinger (like evensense does!) u can hear the other voice..but u cant understand what he says..with my evil one i could clearly hear what kind of devilish thingies he was singing..lolz... Althogether its like the sound got pushed into a small can.. I cant imagine people liking this.. Or people just dont know what a GOOD amp really sounds like on a he500...
 

Huh?

 

They are talking about using a small amp with a common ground via speaker taps to send current to a head phone (the Mini X sounds quit good actually) you are plugging it into the headphone jack of a HTR receiver.  You are comparing apples and oranges.

 

*disclaimer this is not a personal insult, no need to get upset.

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Maybe..but then again the price should be 100usd then..and not $$$$$$$$$$$ ..so am just being careful not getting to deep into the emotiva crowd..i already said the emotiva is a steal and the only choice for a he500 for a budget amp under 500usd..u cant expect more from me..being a hardcore headphone amp lover for headphones.. biggrin.gif


IMO, At under $800, I will still buy the Emotiva.  :p  I have listened to the HE500 on enough amps already to quantify my willingness.

 

Yup, that's the conclusion I came to. The emotiva slightly edged the Little Dot MKVI+ unit I had, with all kinds of tube rolling, etc. The extra power really added a ton of control over the bass.

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


IMO, At under $800, I will still buy the Emotiva.  :p  I have listened to the HE500 on enough amps already to quantify my willingness.

I actually agree with this as well. I have a decent collection of medium ranged amps, and the HE-500s sound stunning out of the Emotiva (and I am definitely a tube kind of guy).

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Huh?

They are talking about using a small amp with a common ground via speaker taps to send current to a head phone (the Mini X sounds quit good actually) you are plugging it into the headphone jack of a HTR receiver.  You are comparing apples and oranges.

*disclaimer this is not a personal insult, no need to get upset.
Ofcourse i dont get upset myfriend...am a changed man remember ?

BUT..as u guys maybe know i had a very high end luxman cd player once (a hybrid with tubes) which i sold this year as vintage gear..and my he500 sounded almost as good on its headphone out as on my evil one... So thats why i thought it would be same as this amp i have now..

Are the newer speaker amps so much worse sounding from the headphone out then the vintage ones? And i cant connect my headphone to my amp directly as it would kill it..it has 7x100 watts on it... wink.gif

And honestly.. I heard lots of amps until now..also premium higher end models (above 1000usd) of these brands..like musical fidelity, burson, woo audio wa 2, crack, v200. Etc... And until now not one sounded better then that particular amp i just sold with my he500 and it paired even better with the hd650!!! That last one was really a match in heaven guys!!! Maybe because it was not suruppy and slow And clearer sounding like ur regular tube amp? Dont know..

Its not a perfect amp..i never said that..its very picky what headphones u connect to it!!

The 337 doesnt do well with the he6,hd800/700 (very bad!), and the audezes lcd2.2 and lcd 3.. It gets totally smacked (and in certain situations by a BIG MARGIN!.. I am that realistic) by lots of other amps driving those..but for the he500/400 and the hd600/650 ..no contest in its price catagory..or u have u spend much much more on any amp..speaker or headphone amp...

Disclaimer: my amp was all but standard..the previous owner had it modded for more then 600euro (700usd?) he told me... So that is maybe the reason why it sounded so real? And Not tubey at all?? More a mix of a tubeamp with an strong ss headphone amp... Well... I heard BC amps are one of the best sounding amps around.. Lets hope mine will be also..lolz
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/11/13 at 4:43pm
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I enjoy the 337 as well, that being said the HE500 does actually sound really good off of the Emotiva. I thought the same thing about using a vintage receiver and tapping it, it is not the same what-so-ever. I own a few lower to mid range vintage receivers (Yamaha 1020, Pioneer SX-980 and etc.) My modern receiver is an RX-A3000 and it as well does not work as the Emotiva does at powering the HE-500 with a black back ground and the dynamics.  I am sure it has something to do with the ohm output or the grounding, but alas I do not have the scientific knowledge to answer that.  I guess my point is do not knock it until you try it (I know I did).  I actually really like the Mad Dogs off of it as well.


Edited by Fearless1 - 10/11/13 at 4:51pm
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Maybe..but then again the price should be 100usd then..and not $$$$$$$$$$$ ..so am just being careful not getting to deep into the emotiva crowd..i already said the emotiva is a steal and the only choice for a he500 for a budget amp under 500usd..u cant expect more from me..being a hardcore headphone amp lover for headphones.. biggrin.gif

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