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post #451 of 1428

My lowly Tungsrams weren't good enough. :c

 

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Pop in a quad of Siemens E88CCs and the LF is darn close to my GS-X (about as detailed an amp I've heard yet). With "other" tubes, I can totally get your impressions.

post #452 of 1428
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My lowly Tungsrams weren't good enough. :c

 

 

The Tungrrams are fine tubes, just like my Gold Lions. I'm pretty familiar with both tubes. But with the Siemens E88CCs, the LF really can show what it can do IME. Too bad finding a good matched quad is so hard (and expensive).

post #453 of 1428

Wonder what they truly sound like...Matched pair in a LG...Mmmm...

 

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The Tungrrams are fine tubes, just like my Gold Lions. I'm pretty familiar with both tubes. But with the Siemens E88CCs, the LF really can show what it can do IME. Too bad finding a good matched quad is so hard (and expensive).

post #454 of 1428
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Wonder what they truly sound like...Matched pair in a LG...Mmmm...

 

 

Very clean, crisp and great dynamics. About as neutral a 6922/E88CC tube I've heard. 

post #455 of 1428
My BHA-1 finally arrived after 4.5 months. Remind me not to pre-order anything again! (That reminds me I want to get on the list for that new Ultrasone...)

I was busy taking careful notes, swapping between it and the Mjolnir. I took a break for a few hours and when I got back the sound signature was different. So I guess I'll have to wait a while to really compare them.

Crazy imaging though. Even on my lowly Pro 900's it's impressive. I had no idea my headphones could do that. Hopefully that will stay!
post #456 of 1428
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My BHA-1 finally arrived after 4.5 months. Remind me not to pre-order anything again! (That reminds me I want to get on the list for that new Ultrasone...)
I was busy taking careful notes, swapping between it and the Mjolnir. I took a break for a few hours and when I got back the sound signature was different. So I guess I'll have to wait a while to really compare them.
Crazy imaging though. Even on my lowly Pro 900's it's impressive. I had no idea my headphones could do that. Hopefully that will stay!

Congratulation!  I ordered mine in early April as well, so hopefully I will see it soon.  I saw a post by James Tanner last week that all new production BHA-1s were being built with balanced preamp outputs.  Did yours come with this upgrade?

 

I'm looking forward to hearing your comparisons of the BHA-1 with the Mjolnir as I too purchased a Mjolnir a few weeks ago and I am enjoying it very much.

post #457 of 1428
Oh, I got a Mk II version even. Go me. I didn't even notice until I saw the web ad with the SE output to the right of the XLR's. Now it's to the left.
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Oh, I got a Mk II version even. Go me. I didn't even notice until I saw the web ad with the SE output to the right of the XLR's. Now it's to the left.

Hi Mk ll - .... no I think you have the left hand version rather than the right hand version beyersmile.png

 

james

post #459 of 1428
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Mk ll - .... no I think you have the left hand version rather than the right hand version beyersmile.png

 

james

If you plug in while the unit is upside down it could be a Jimmi Hendrix model....biggrin.gif

post #460 of 1428
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If you plug in while the unit is upside down it could be a Jimmi Hendrix model....biggrin.gif

When is HD Tracks going to get around to doing Electric Lady Land? I would turn my amp upside down for that! gs1000.gif

post #461 of 1428
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Hi Mk ll - .... no I think you have the left hand version rather than the right hand version beyersmile.png
Scary, how did you know I was left handed!
post #462 of 1428
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When is HD Tracks going to get around to doing Electric Lady Land? I would turn my amp upside down for that! gs1000.gif

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post #463 of 1428

Does anyone have any more impressions with the HE-6?  I know some people think ~4W is still to little for the HE-6 but I suspect the Bryston may be conservatively rated, at least in the area of current delivery, given the healthy sized toroidal transformer.  It almost looks comparable to a mid power speaker amp on the inside.  

 

I know in other forums, when someone asks what's a good amp for Magnepan speakers (Planar like Hifiman/Audeze), Bryston amps always seem to be brought up.  

post #464 of 1428
The HE-6 are a no. Maxed volume to get "decent" sound from them. The LCDs are much better on the BDA. Now the 500s might be another great matchup.
post #465 of 1428
Having a hard time believing that. I can barely go over 8:30 on high gain with my balanced HD800 on my Bryston. You're at 5:00+ on your HE-6 and not completely deaf?
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