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post #466 of 1469

It could be possible, the manual for the BHA-1 Manual states that the 6W @ 32 ohms (or 3.8 into 50) is max power (i.e. peak).  It states "nominal" power into 50 ohms to be 500mW.  Technically, the gain of the BHA-1 should be enough depending on how loud you typically listen.  

 

Then it just depends on if the amp can dish out enough current for the load depending on the gain level while maintaining acceptable distortion levels.  My logic could be flawed though.

post #467 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

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?

 

 

Happy Camper is telling the truth.  He and I did a listen on the BHA-1 with the HE-6's  We took the BHA-1 to the max on the volume knob.  The HE-6's was asking us for more.  We also went to a local audio shop with both our HE-6s.  We tested on about 4 integrated speaker amps.  3 from Sim audio the MOON series - lower / mid / high end.  Plain and simple the HE-6s are better suited for speaker amps.

 

Sorry but the BHA-1 just does not have enough juice.

post #468 of 1469
You were using it with balanced mode and in high gain? The HE-6 isn't THAT much more difficult to drive than the HD800. I've had both and there is a significant difference, but not that extreme.
post #469 of 1469

Oh dear. That makes me excited. Which Simaudio amps? I love those guys...

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Happy Camper is telling the truth.  He and I did a listen on the BHA-1 with the HE-6's  We took the BHA-1 to the max on the volume knob.  The HE-6's was asking us for more.  We also went to a local audio shop with both our HE-6s.  We tested on about 4 integrated speaker amps.  3 from Sim audio the MOON series - lower / mid / high end.  Plain and simple the HE-6s are better suited for speaker amps.

 

Sorry but the BHA-1 just does not have enough juice.

post #470 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

You were using it with balanced mode and in high gain? The HE-6 isn't THAT much more difficult to drive than the HD800. I've had both and there is a significant difference, but not that extreme.

 

Really?  They are much more hard to drive.   Yes in balanced mode and in high gain.  You had both - At the time what amps was you driving the HE-6 with?  

 

Happy Camper and I tried the HE-6 with the BHA-1 and over 10 or 11 other amps over time.   We put this theory to the test with practice.  

 

They are indeed hard to drive.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Oh dear. That makes me excited. Which Simaudio amps? I love those guys...

 

 

 

http://www.simaudio.com/moon600i.htm

 

http://www.simaudio.com/moon220i.htm

 

http://www.simaudio.com/moon340i.htm

 

Truly good stuff.  Really drove the HE-6s the way they should be driven.

post #471 of 1469
I have not had both at the same time, but I have used them on the same amp, the Little Dot MKVI. The HD800 was around 9 oclock and the HE-6 was around 2 oclock at similar volumes (my normal listening volume).
post #472 of 1469

Yeah, 

 

That Little Dot has a lot of power so I've heard.  I was also thinking about getting that same amp.  But the BHA-1 does not have the same juice as that LD MKVI.  

post #473 of 1469

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Edited by Anaxilus - 9/1/12 at 8:34pm
post #474 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

You were using it with balanced mode and in high gain? The HE-6 isn't THAT much more difficult to drive than the HD800. I've had both and there is a significant difference, but not that extreme.

The HD800 has a sensitivity of 102db/1v rms and the HE-6 is 83.5db. That is a huge difference in efficiency considering every 3 db requires double the power so the HE-6 required about 6 times the power to match a given same sound level of the HD800.

post #475 of 1469

The HE6 sounds like quite a headphone.

post #476 of 1469

It's pretty much just ridiculous.

 

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Originally Posted by BlackstoneJD View Post

The HE6 sounds like quite a headphone.

post #477 of 1469
I must say, ive tried the he6 with the bha-1, and although i need to crank the amp almost all the way to drive them, they do sound significantly better than lcd2's. That being said, i dont think its a good amp for the he6 at all. The he6 can scale up even higher
post #478 of 1469

Hi Folks,

 

I have a pair of the HE6 and please be aware that with a Balanced Source and a Balanced Output and using the high gain setting on the BHA-1 you have an extra 18dB of Gain.

 

james

post #479 of 1469

The roughly +6db you get from the source is pretty important. That's one reason I want a balanced phono stage.

 

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

 

I have a pair of the HE6 and please be aware that with a Balanced Source and a Balanced Output and using the high gain setting on the BHA-1 you have an extra 18dB of Gain.

 

james

post #480 of 1469
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

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

 

And while the unit is upside down, Jimi's backwards guitar overdubs on "Are You Experienced" will be reversed!

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