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post #16 of 27

And you need a third amp to drive your HE-6 phones, of course. Which probably means, if you listen to discs, you need another CD player too, just to add to all this fun.

post #17 of 27

Any word on how that WEE is working?

 

How much power from speaker amps does it need?

post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 

What are some great headphone amps that would work well with WEE + SR-009?

post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

What are some great headphone amps that would work well with WEE + SR-009?

 

 

You would have to find a headphone amp that also has speaker level outputs.  The site states that 3 watts is enough to drive Stax headphones "effortlessly".

 

Depending on my BHSE delivery time I may get an WEE, and try it from my 35 watt PP amp, and the 5 watt KT88 SE amp I plan to build once I finish moving.

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

What are some great headphone amps that would work well with WEE + SR-009?

 

Seriously, just do it properly and buy two amps, one 'stat and one dynamic. You'll get much better results than trying to kludge.

post #21 of 27

IMO, the most versatile electrostatic amp would have to be a BHSE w/ RK50, with Pro + Normal jacks. Will drive SR-009, OII, etc, plus the array of legacy Normal-bias headphones!

 

I agree with 2 amps as well. BHSE + GS-X MKII. I recently chose not to go that path though. wink.gif

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

 

Seriously, just do it properly and buy two amps, one 'stat and one dynamic. You'll get much better results than trying to kludge.

 

I´m planning to yes, but the proper amps like LL and BHSE are not available until 4-5 months.

 

So please give me some names of amps that are good with WEE?

post #23 of 27
Trends TA-10 series T-amps (speaker amps) are inexpensive and do a decent job. I used a maxed out 10.1 and SRD7-Pro with a pair of HE60s for a while; decent+ sound.
 
Plus side: You'll then have a nice little speaker amp after you get a dedicated stat amp. Minus: At the same combined price point, you'll get better detail (and maybe better resale potential) out of a used stat amp.
post #24 of 27

Do not use a bridged amp with the WEE, it will blow up.  That includes any "digital" switching amp. 

post #25 of 27

What is wrong with the T1 with the 009's? It's starting to look like my KGSS is going in the closet for a while.

post #26 of 27
Eddie Current 2A3 + Woo WEE = profit (You don't need high power to drive stats with a WEE, I've done it with a similar.)
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

What are some great headphone amps that would work well with WEE + SR-009?

I've used the exact same (WEE w/ SR-009) with my Cary SLI-80 F1, it's very "ballsy". HP amp, speaker amp, & stat amp, it does it all, and does it really well.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/16/13 at 10:27pm
post #27 of 27

Anybody using a WEE with anything other then a throw away Stax headphone better check what "bias supply" is in there.  No ballast resistors and other "nice" bits in some of these units... 

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