The HeadRoom graph did seem inaccurate.. the recessed area (between 1-8K) sounds nowhere near as 'dark' as it looks.
Thanks.. they really do. I can see why many people who prefer neutral signatures (such as myself) enjoy the HE-400's coloration so much, too. It's just really well executed and maintains enough neutrality through the spectrum to keep things 'normal' sounding.
Hey, thanks flysweep. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your impressions here. Your take seems to mimic a lot of others here and mine as well. We do differ on the 02 though. It never sounded "quite right" to me. I'd be interested to see what you thought of the lyr/he400 and compared to o2/he400.
On a side note I just fired up Jeff Golub and have listened to a few tracks from Dangerous Curves. REALLY nice!! Any releases that you recommend?
You're welcome. I'll have my TubeDAC-11 back by next week, probably.. I've got a few nice tubes (nothing terribly expensive.. but stuff that delivers a lot of bang for the buck) too so I'm looking forward to running the HE-400 them. I've got a feeling the Gold Lion 6922 is going to offer a rip roaring good time with the HE-400.
Good on you for checking out Jeff Golub.. his work, more often than not, is consistently good. Dangerous Curves is excellent.. I like the "Soul Sessions", "Temptation", and "The Three Kings" albums a lot.. "Three Kings," in particular, just hums with the HE-400.