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post #9406 of 18011

What about the Burson Soloist SL vs Schiit Lyr? Is one better?

post #9407 of 18011
Never heard soloist but love lyr with upgraded tubes
post #9408 of 18011

From the mini-x manual-

  1. Connecting an input source to the Mini-X A-100

    The A-100 expects a line level analog input source via unbalanced (RCA) type connectors. Since the A-100 has a front panel Volume control, your source may be either fixed or variable level. (DO NOT connect a digital signal to the input of the A-100). 

Does this mean you cannot run a DAC into it? Why? OK because the signal has been converted?


Edited by jamc - 11/22/13 at 1:19pm
post #9409 of 18011
Digital signal is what you put into the DAC and analog comes out
post #9410 of 18011

Just got the Fostex TH-600 guys, have used them for around 5 - 6 hours now, they were very sharp in the start but has softened and bass response is better. I have to say, so far the HE-500 beats them. TH-600 has a lot more punch, but there's something about the deep and enjoyable sound of the HE-500 that I just can't ignore. Although I have only listened to them for 5-6 hours, I have to get around 100+ before I can really compare them properly.

 

I will think I will make a proper comparison review of the HE-500 and TH-600 when I've burned them in properly.


Edited by Xtri - 11/22/13 at 1:29pm
post #9411 of 18011
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Digital signal is what you put into the DAC and analog comes out

What is about a digital signal that makes it incompatible with the mini-x?

post #9412 of 18011
The mini-x has no built in DAC so it can only take analog and amplify the signal
post #9413 of 18011

@jerg I have a question for ya that I think could be useful for others as well:

 

Using just your Realtek HD audio soundcard in your computer, at what volume level would you consider roughly 80db on the computer using the HE-500? Would it be around 25-30? Is this something that is user-specific even though we would have the same soundcard and headphone?

post #9414 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

@jerg I have a question for ya that I think could be useful for others as well:

 

Using just your Realtek HD audio soundcard in your computer, at what volume level would you consider roughly 80db on the computer using the HE-500? Would it be around 25-30? Is this something that is user-specific even though we would have the same soundcard and headphone?

Depends on the individual computer, I'd say. You kinda have to have the same components to compare. 

 

Personally, I'd say Jerg is a slightly loud listener thinking about the volume he mostly used his e17 at. Not that it helps much.. I listen slightly loud as well, probably between 80 and 90 dB 

post #9415 of 18011

Hey everyone, 

 

I am shopping for a new amp for the He500.  I had the Lf339 but as I was moving to a new city, I sold it locally.  Anyway, I have narrowed it down to the following amps.

 

V200 or WA6-SE for He500? 

 

I have read the v200 gives a very smooth and detailed presentation.  And coupled with a balanced DAC, the v200 does wonders for the He500.  

 

What's the WA6-SE like?

post #9416 of 18011

Mate, I can't say more than that it's great. It's the first high-end amp I got, and I can tell you that it will rock your ass off. :D WA6-SE is amazing and you can do a lot of tube rolling with it. I have no experience with the V200 though. But I really, really enjoy the WA6-SE with the HE-500.

 

Talk to Dubstep Girl about it, she's had a few of the Woo Audio products and has extensive knowledge about them. Especially the WA6-SE as far as I've seen.

 

I don't have anything to compare it to but DB Girl tells me it's one of the best amps I can get for that price with the HE-500.

 

I bought it used for a pretty good price with a good amount of tubes. If you can get it used for a good price you should pull the trigger, if you don't like it you can always sell it for around the same price you got it for.

 

Buy it, try it, don't like it? Sell it, and get something else. That's my advice :)


Edited by Xtri - 11/22/13 at 2:51pm
post #9417 of 18011

I like how DG has become our woo expert :)

 

Just stumbled upon a band called 'Anathema' after a discussion over at the Stax thread. It's some kind of doom-ish/ death-ish metal and production quality seems to be top notch. 

post #9418 of 18011

There's a reason DG is a Woo expert, she has a lot of experience with them :P

post #9419 of 18011
Just got the HE-500's I was researching amps and upgrade cables. Without burnin and using my TD-11 dac/pre I'm blown away with the sound. I know that with burnin and only getting only 600mw @ 32omh there's improvement coming. Any tube amp recommendation? I heard good things about the EF-5. I don't want to spend over $500 usd? I've been reading up on the EF-5, lyr and the 337/339 darkvoice. It seems that eventhough the lyr has more power the EF-5 has a fuller presentation. I have no firsthand experience with any of the amps just looking for real user feedback???

I'm going to wait until I get a tube amp flavor going before deciding on any cable upgrades but thought will be appreciated. I'm not looking for uber highs I'm more a midrange bebop guy😱
post #9420 of 18011

So, I just bought these (poor wallet). I know that this sort of discussion had been done to death, but I could hardly find consensus, so I will ask it anyway. If I'm going to drive these from any of the following amps (I'll use a FiiO E17 as DAC), which should it be?:

 

- FiiO E17 (directly)

- FiiO E09k

- FiiO E11

- O2

- Schiit Magni

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