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Honestly, I can't believe at $975 no one has bought this beauty! Rockhopper made and one of the very best SS headphone amps I've ever heard.

 

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The problem is although B22 is a great design, but different DIYed B22 can sound very differently. I've hear some not very enjoyable B22s. Nelson Pass J2 is a nice one but still not ideal for the HE6s IMO, don't know that one on sale. Need to check the  Logic IT-85. Cheers.


Sure there are different options 2 channel passive, 3 channel active ground and fully balanced as well a myriad of different component choices. If you combine that with build quality and there are many variables at play. 

I’ve had great success with my balanced set-up driving both the HE-6’s and LCD-2’s. 

 

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I wouldn't bet on that.  :-)


I would,

A FW would have ample current, operates in true class A, from a widely respected designer and enthusiast who’s been around for donkeys years. I’ve been around the traps long enough to know if amplifier is well designed and the implementation and specs are respectable then your 95% there. The trouble with HF and these forums is the continual hype train and need for manufacturer product turnover - how many ways can a wheel be re-invented, on these forums it’s simple endless.

 

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I'm using a speaker tube amp for my HE-6. To me it has a delicate sound that ss amps don't have. Specially with female vocals. SS amps have darker background which I don't really care for. With my tube amp, I can sense the movement of the singer around the mic.


I don’t find this with good solid state.

 

post #18 of 1170
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I don’t find this with good solid state.

 



I'm not sure what you mean.

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I'm not sure what you mean.

 

I don’t find good (eg FW, KG Dynahi, Beta22) solid state any less delicate sounding than than good tube/hybrid amps (eg Cavalli), nor do I think they exhibit a darker background. This may be contrary to your experience but it’s certainly not mine.

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I don’t find good (eg FW, KG Dynahi, Beta22) solid state any less delicate sounding than than good tube/hybrid amps (eg Cavalli), nor do I think they exhibit a darker background. This may be contrary to your experience but it’s certainly not mine.



I believe those are all SS amps, even the hybrids, the output devices are all transistors or opamps. Try an all tube amplifier.

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I believe those are all SS amps, even the hybrids, the output devices are all transistors or opamps. Try an all tube amplifier.

 

You’ve forgotten the Bijou wink.gif.

My point being I cannot hear a darkness of lack of delicacy with SS amps, I also haven’t heard an (all) tube amp that would indicate this.   

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Also try playing a really good piano recording. I always use a piano recording to assess the upper lows, low midrange. Listen for thinness. SS amps tend to sound thin in that range.

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Also try playing a really good piano recording. I always use a piano recording to assess the upper lows, low midrange. Listen for thinness. SS amps tend to sound thin in that range.



Ok hands up we beg to differ... which is the fun part of our hobby.

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sorry to take the thread off topic.

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Yea its all in the ears beerchug.gif

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Yea its all in the ears beerchug.gif


The brain would beg to differ. biggrin.gif

 

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The brain would beg to differ. biggrin.gif

The brain can only decipher what the ears tell them.

 

But then, I guess, some brain-to-ear interpretations leave a lot to be desired. Just sayin'

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I have ordered the Liquid Fire and once I get it, I will compare it with the Leben. To those who already has the Liquid Fire LCD3 combo, would appreciate if you can let me know which tubes sound best on it. Thanks!

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Yea its all in the ears beerchug.gif



Exactly!

 

 

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The brain can only decipher what the ears tell them.

 

But then, I guess, some brain-to-ear interpretations leave a lot to be desired. Just sayin'



Point was that it's entirely within the brain that the actual perception of sound occurs.

 

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Point was that it's entirely within the brain that the actual perception of sound occurs.

 

Our perception can be trained both in a positive and negative manner.

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