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post #421 of 866

I see. I guess this is something I'll have to live with since the ACSS sounds better in my system than XLR. I haven't tried any fancy XLR cables though.

post #422 of 866

Just remember you are doing it in the name of sound quality. wink.gif

post #423 of 866
Hey guys!

Could Master 8 fully driver HE6 well ? How much percentage volume does it could really load HE6 ?

Harsh Harsh Harsh! I really hate the damn Harsh!biggrin.gif

I heard LarsHP said that when provide power than enough will enhance the treble body of He6, is that mean Master8 could give me a smooth , exquisite and fully extension HE6 ? rolleyes.gif
Edited by BearMan - 12/3/12 at 1:55pm
post #424 of 866
I don't recognize my statement. However, I think the Master-6 or -8 is very neutral and thus doesn't cover up for the extra treble energy the HE-6 has. I have modded my HE-6 darker to a more correct frequency response.
post #425 of 866
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Originally Posted by Hooster View Post

Just remember you are doing it in the name of sound quality. wink.gif

 

Oh man, some of the prices on cables is downright scary, but I do concede that cables make a difference. I'm just glad that there isn't any boutique ACSS cables to tempt me!

post #426 of 866
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Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

Hey guys!
Could Master 8 fully driver HE6 well ? How much percentage volume does it could really load HE6 ?
Harsh Harsh Harsh! I really hate the damn Harsh!biggrin.gif
I heard LarsHP said that when provide power than enough will enhance the treble body of He6, is that mean Master8 could give me a smooth , exquisite and fully extension HE6 ? rolleyes.gif

 

I listen on the louder side with volume ranging from 50 to 60 out of 99 on the Master 8 with HE-6's. I recall having to crank the volume up to 80 to 90 with the Phoenix.

 

I think the Master 8 is far from harsh with the HE-6s, and has been the most neutral and least bright and fatiguing compared to my other amps: Duntonic Du-6i 300b amp, DIY First Watt F3, and NFB 10ES.

 

However, I notice some sibilance even with the Master 8 but this could be that the HE-6 is revealing some flaws in the recording. The sibilance is sizzling on my F3, but less pronounced with the Master 8.

 

In general, I have found the HE6's to be an unforgiving headphone with poor recordings, compared to my HD650 and LCD2. I can easily hear SQ differences between MP3, FLAC, and 24/96 resolutions. The great thing about the Master 8 is that it is flexible with all my headphones given the gain and power options. 


Edited by BoyNamedSue - 12/3/12 at 6:03pm
post #427 of 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

Hey guys!
Could Master 8 fully driver HE6 well ? How much percentage volume does it could really load HE6 ?
Harsh Harsh Harsh! I really hate the damn Harsh!biggrin.gif
I heard LarsHP said that when provide power than enough will enhance the treble body of He6, is that mean Master8 could give me a smooth , exquisite and fully extension HE6 ? rolleyes.gif

 

I don't think anyone is going to get any top flight Audio-gd amp to sound harsh unless it is fed a VERY harsh source or used in a system with a total lack of synergy.

 

The Master-6 is very smooth and very extended in both directions so I would expect the Master-8 to be as well.

post #428 of 866
You guys are quite persuasive...

KingWa , you should feel grateful for your have such great fans right here !wink.gif

OK.. that's it ! HE6 + Master7+Master8 = My invincible “678 combo” !

Chinese guys’math always better than you guys biggrin.gif
post #429 of 866

Just curious if anyone has tried a Audion GD SA type DAC with the Master 5/6/8?

 

Kingwa claims that the Master 8 will output perfect balanced even when inputs are SE.

 

So a SA 1.32, SA-2, Ref 9 should work well with this amp.

 

Any experience or thoughts?

 

Mark

post #430 of 866
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Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

You guys are quite persuasive...
KingWa , you should feel grateful for your have such great fans right here !wink.gif
OK.. that's it ! HE6 + Master7+Master8 = My invincible “678 combo” !
Chinese guys’math always better than you guys biggrin.gif

 

Sounds like a killer combination. Maybe you can get a source with "5" or "9" in the name biggrin.gif. It looks like a good time to purchase right now with the 5% discount.

post #431 of 866
If you prefer a bright sound signature rather than a dark one, then this is going to be as good as it gets. I say this because the HE-6 is bright no matter how many Watts it gets. The LCD-2 is a little dark. Chose what you like best.
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Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

You guys are quite persuasive...
KingWa , you should feel grateful for your have such great fans right here !wink.gif
OK.. that's it ! HE6 + Master7+Master8 = My invincible “678 combo” !
Chinese guys’math always better than you guys biggrin.gif
post #432 of 866
Actually , I spend much more time on HE6.

Frankly , LCD2 is always make me down although I still keep it and always expecting it will surprise me in the next system update ...

So this time is the last chance I give to it . When compare with LCD3 which is coming soon, I will make the choice

All right....which one of these big boys will be the final champion ? My big toe never lies biggrin.gif


Edited by BearMan - 12/4/12 at 11:06pm
post #433 of 866
BTW I customized the Master 7 's CAST connections, I let KingWa to replaced the initial mini XLR into a pair of normal XLR and I will do the same to the Master 8

So that I can use my Nordost Tyr XLR cable to improve the musical under fully CAST connection ,it just takes me about 30 dollars each,quite worth HA?wink.gif

Actually It saved me a lot of money and will be a remarkable upgrade I believe ~

Again, Chinese can count biggrin.gif
Edited by BearMan - 12/5/12 at 2:13am
post #434 of 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

You guys are quite persuasive...
KingWa , you should feel grateful for your have such great fans right here !wink.gif
OK.. that's it ! HE6 + Master7+Master8 = My invincible “678 combo” !
Chinese guys’math always better than you guys biggrin.gif

Your going to be laughing. I had basically the same combo, Ref 7.1, Master 5 and it was highly versatile, musical yet quite neutral and made every can I had sing. (didn't try the he6 though) 

Fantastic investment with an end game pre-amp to boot! I miss it.triportsad.gif

post #435 of 866
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Originally Posted by BearMan View Post

BTW I customized the Master 7 's CAST connections, I let KingWa to replaced the initial mini XLR into a pair of normal XLR and I will do the same to the Master 8
So that I can use my Nordost Tyr XLR cable to improve the musical under fully CAST connection ,it just takes me about 30 dollars each,quite worth HA?wink.gif

Absolutely. His upgrades are cheap. I always get what I'm buying rewired with OCC Nucleotide copper for only $30. Totally worth it imo especially if your spending $1000+.

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