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post #1696 of 1710
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post
 


Gladiator soundtrack -- amazing.

 

Idominus rex.

Great movie too. Omen soundtrack inbound :) spooky......

 

Any Canuck's lurking that despise their BHA-1? Gathering dust? Just bought the Eddie Current ZD? New child on the way and need money for formula? PM me or see ad on CAM ;)

post #1697 of 1710
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Any Canuck's lurking that despise their BHA-1? Gathering dust? Just bought the Eddie Current ZD? New child on the way and need money for formula?

Fat chance. Uh...you're not suggesting they sell their kid....?  :beyersmile:

post #1698 of 1710
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post
 

Fat chance. Uh...you're not suggesting they sell their kid....?  :beyersmile:

Only if necessary.....;)  Mine are past the sell-by date or they might have been hawked lol. A guy's gotta try. If it weren't for the HST I hate paying on purchases like these, and the fact the wifey opens the CC bills....

 

Perhaps I'm lucky for the dearth of good audio shops around here....

 

Edit: Peterborough's only a 40min drive from here. Maybe if I show up and throw money at them they'll make me leave with an amp :)


Edited by DDDamian - 7/24/15 at 7:27am
post #1699 of 1710

Can I "borrow" the BHA-1 to compare against the three other Brystons I have sitting next to me? :tongue:

post #1700 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Can I "borrow" the BHA-1 to compare against the three other Brystons I have sitting next to me? :tongue:

Ouch baby, very ouch ;)  (Austin Powers reference, we've barely met :D).

post #1701 of 1710

DDDamian, bad news ;) I had a very good sonic experience yesterday. Last evening, my local audio store loaned me a Nordost Haimdall 2 cable for my HD800. It's better than my stock or Black Dragon. Better Soundstage, imaging, controlled power and impact, definition... I was impress.

 

I listened very good music:

- Very good interpretation with a great sensibility to silence : https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/arcangelo_corelli/sonate_da_chiesa__ensemble_aurora_gatti_/

 

- Very good rap, well produced!! : https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/shape_of_broad_minds/craft_of_the_lost_art/

 

- Art of blending style with success and with art of subtility: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/fat_freddys_drop/blackbird/

 

- Need no words: http://www.amazon.ca/Beethoven-Complete-String-Quartets-Op/dp/B0057JWVKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437844323&sr=8-1&keywords=beethoven+artemis

 

It's hard for me to know what balanced mode does better than the single ended. Soundstage is less wide with my Black Dragon, power is not very well controled, Stock cable have not enough power, but good soundstage... Nordost do this all very well.

 

My friend loan me is cd player, a Marantz SA8004. It's a way better cd player than my old Denon DCD-2560... I think it's the upgrade I'll do at this moment.

 

I thinking to reterminated my Silver Dragon for Hifiman with a Sennheiser HD800 connector, someone know if I'll got a similar sound than the Nordost?

 

Now my problem is: when I drop my HD800 for my HE-6 I have not as much fun with it. I lost my hope the He-6 can give me as much fun than my HD800. But it's hard to know, because HE6 is really hard to drive and I can't drive it in a balanced mode...

post #1702 of 1710
@hainss - interesting observations - thanks for sharing. Some here say the BHA-1 drives the HE6's well, others disagree.

I know with my HD800's I would prefer a BD over an SD as I already find them bright.

Maybe I'll re-term the BD I got from CanadianMaestro from the Audeze's to the HD800's.

Of course first I need that balanced amp lol.
post #1703 of 1710

Where you will go to do the retermination? 

post #1704 of 1710
My kitchen table smily_headphones1.gif And EBay for the connectors. I have some silver solder and heatshrink tubing already - must-haves for a Bottlehead fan!
post #1705 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

I am actually running my HE-6 off the speaker taps at the back instead of the headphone jack.


How did you connect your HP directly to 2 pairs of speaker taps of your Bryston poweramp?

post #1706 of 1710

I made a banana to 4-pin XLR adapter...

(my HE-6 is hardwired for "balanced")

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
adapter: banana post to 4-pin XLR; 4-wire braid stranded copper and sleeved
post #1707 of 1710

I get it now.  Does this arrangement split the stereo signal evenly between the two pairs of L/R terminals?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

I made a banana to 4-pin XLR adapter...

(my HE-6 is hardwired for "balanced")

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
adapter: banana post to 4-pin XLR; 4-wire braid stranded copper and sleeved
post #1708 of 1710

Well... yes, it treats each side of the headphone like a speaker. No shared ground, no crosstalk path and mumbo jumbo.

L+ and L- go directly to the left ear

R+ and R- go directly to the right ear

pretty straight forward...

post #1709 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Well... yes, it treats each side of the headphone like a speaker. No shared ground, no crosstalk path and mumbo jumbo.

did you resolve your CanPost fiasco?

post #1710 of 1710

Nope... still waiting in limbo :(

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