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Cables = Q-Audio

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Cables = Q-Audio

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I'm trying to find out about Class D vs. Class A speaker amps to drive the HE-6.  Have any one heard a difference in lets say "synergy"?

 

Hey! What happend to your avatar? Liked the old one better...

 

Class D is switching and normally used when maxiumum power output is required with minimum form factor and heat. Think subwoofers, home-cinema, car stereos, radios and so on.

 

In general terms class D is very neutral bordering on cold or sterile. Can sound good if done well, horrible if done badly.

 

Class A is still the solid state gold standard I would say. Neutral to warm and can be smooth or punchy. Can sound flat and uninvolving if done badly but seldom outright bad.

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Hey! What happend to your avatar? Liked the old one better...

 

Class D is switching and normally used when maxiumum power output is required with minimum form factor and heat. Think subwoofers, home-cinema, car stereos, radios and so on.

 

In general terms class D is very neutral bordering on cold or sterile. Can sound good if done well, horrible if done badly.

 

Class A is still the solid state gold standard I would say. Neutral to warm and can be smooth or punchy. Can sound flat and uninvolving if done badly but seldom outright bad.

 

 

this guy told I had better get rid of it or he was going to kick my ass.  He said he had it first.  I gave it up and ran home from school.

 

Now when driving the HE-6 from the speaker taps - Will Class D or Class A make a difference?

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Class D is kind of a wild card.  For example, may class D amps like to fail horrible deaths when you run a subwoofer from the high outputs and not the LFE port (amp to sub, and speakers off of sub).  I think if class D works with the HE-6 is more of an overall amp design question than it is about the Tripath chips.

 

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Now when driving the HE-6 from the speaker taps - Will Class D or Class A make a difference?

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All my balanced aftermarket headphone cables have been Double Helix Molecule cables lately, I highly recommend them. But DHC is in the states and Toxic is in the UK so they might be better for shipping to Spain.

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+1 for DHC for insane fast service and lots of customization and its easy on the wallet.

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All my balanced aftermarket headphone cables have been Double Helix Molecule cables lately, I highly recommend them. But DHC is in the states and Toxic is in the UK so they might be better for shipping to Spain.

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its easy on the wallet.

 

I would say quite the opposite. They're one of the most expensive ones around.

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its easy on the wallet.

 

I would say quite the opposite. They're one of the most expensive ones around.

 

 

Not the Molecules, they are actually one of the most reasonably-priced high quality aftermarket cables out there, just click on the link I provided in my last post. But yes they do make other "highly esoteric" models as well that are much more $.


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They do have one of the most expensive, but that's because they stock a multitude of tiers of cables... The basic molecule, which is basically what most other aftermarket cables are, is relatively cheaper, though you may find some companies that are predatory pricing their cables. rolleyes.gif

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I would say quite the opposite. They're one of the most expensive ones around.

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Not the Molecules, they are actually one of the most reasonably-priced high quality aftermarket cables out there, just click on the link I provided in my last post. But yes they do make other "highly esoteric" models as well that are much more $.

 

I think $250 for an aftermarket cable is on the upper end of pricing. 

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Last time I checked the base molecule was $170.

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I think $250 for an aftermarket cable is on the upper end of pricing. 

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Last time I checked the base molecule was $170.

 

Oh, I was just jumping to 10ft, which is my comparison. Yeah starts at $170. There's newcomers where you can get a cable for half that. 

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Oh, I was just jumping to 10ft, which is my comparison. Yeah starts at $170. There's newcomers where you can get a cable for half that. 

 

ive tried cheaper made cables from makers here and more expensive... i wont comment on sound, but there is a big difference in workmanship, feel and how flexible a cable is. 

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I just got a Molecule SE from Peter at DHC, and it is definitely a nice piece of craftsmanship.  And it feels nice and flexes really good, too.  

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