Originally Posted by preproman
Good to hear.
OK-so,here goes>remember,I am not an audio specialist,or sound technician-I'm only giving you what my old cryoed ears tell me.-OK?
A few impressions.& comparison to the Mjolnir amp
I've been running the He-6's with the Emotiva mini amp now,for about 24 hours..
Bass-about 2-3x improvement...deeper,more mid bass...excellent..near my lcd2's,but not quite there yet.I rate it 9/10,lcd's are still a 10.,with MJ amp
Mids-about the same as the MJ's but with more clarity & detail..vocals are amazingly clear,and a bit forward-its as if, the singer is standing right behind you,very accurate.
Treble--Very slightly reduced,but still excellent,a bit warmer,.. still has sparkle...this might? be from the large increase in bass???
Most of my music,was acoustic guitar,light jazz,some male & female vocals,some classical..,but need to listen to this more closely/longer
In my opinion this amp,drives the He-6 perfectly...
The amp,has a very neutral sound signature,and is a bit warm,which I like,I'm coming from a Lyr tube amp,& I preferred warmer tubes..such as:,Amperex,Lorenz,cv 2493's.
The MJ,has an aggressive SQ...this does not..but ,you can feel the power..it has a strong presentation...not aggressive..clear, detailed,Outstanding instrument separation
Overall..I would say,that this amp,gives about a 20% increase in SQ across the board---
Please note---I am not using the new Gungnir dac---yet?......,I'm still with the bifrost.
I have pm'd some members who have just received the gungnir,and they feel that it is a major part of the SQ equation,so,who is not to say ,that the MJ & Gungnir,will not produce equal or better results.then the Emo..I just do not know.?..I do plan on purchasing the gungnir,but at a much later date...for now,I plan on listening,,,keeping my spending to a minumum,except to buy more music.
Let me say this---when I plan on using the He-6's,it will most definetly be connected the the Emotiva amp.
Rest of the time,I'm more than happy with my MJ.
,for Lcd's ,..Madogs's.
Here is the link to the Emotiva,in case someone might need more technical info:
This amp is built like a tank,came delivered double boxed,and from a few members the CS & tech support is second to none...judging from the instananeous replies,I agree.
Also,this is an American company,but,the amps are made in China..if that matters..?
Will come back in a week,or,so with more impressions.,about the classical music signature.
Hope this has helped....somebody,
Edited by mikek200 - 9/25/12 at 4:44pm