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Unfortunately not, but I've done a fair bit of reading on them. If I had some big power hungry speakers I'd be very tempted to build an NCore amp. Or maybe build the amp and use that as an excuse to get speakers... *grumble*grumble*stupidhobby*...

 

There's a MiniCombo on their site for a very good price and I suffered a temporary post-Christmas-toy-acquisition-syndrome relapse. Thankfully, I managed to keep my wallet in check.

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Unfortunately not, but I've done a fair bit of reading on them. If I had some big power hungry speakers I'd be very tempted to build an NCore amp. Or maybe build the amp and use that as an excuse to get speakers... *grumble*grumble*stupidhobby*...

 

There's a MiniCombo on their site for a very good price and I suffered a temporary post-Christmas-toy-acquisition-syndrome relapse. Thankfully, I managed to keep my wallet in check.

Hehe I know what you mean. Hope you find the piece of kit worthwhile.

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No no, I mean I didn't buy it. That's why my wallet is still happy with me :rolleyes: 


Edited by Armaegis - 12/31/13 at 4:25pm
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Has anyone hooked up the Hifiman HE-6 to the TBI Millenia MG3 without a resistor box? If you have, was there any hiss and were you using battery power or 24V? Thanks

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Has anyone hooked up the Hifiman HE-6 to the TBI Millenia MG3 without a resistor box? If you have, was there any hiss and were you using battery power or 24V? Thanks

 

I just found this post at an HE-6 thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/529873/amps-that-can-drive-the-hifiman-he-6-planar-headphones/1815#post_9826933

 

It sounds as if the HE-6 is sufficiently inefficient to suppress most of the MG3's hiss when directly connected.

 

Ask potterma for more impressions!

 

Mike

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I just found this post at an HE-6 thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/529873/amps-that-can-drive-the-hifiman-he-6-planar-headphones/1815#post_9826933

 

It sounds as if the HE-6 is sufficiently inefficient to suppress most of the MG3's hiss when directly connected.

 

Ask potterma for more impressions!

 

Mike

Nice find, Mike!  I knew I posted that somewhere...  Anyway, yes, slight hiss.  After burning in the MG3 for 50 hours or so, the hiss was almost completely gone.   I was using the stock 24 V power supply.

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Nice find, Mike!  I knew I posted that somewhere...  Anyway, yes, slight hiss.  After burning in the MG3 for 50 hours or so, the hiss was almost completely gone.   I was using the stock 24 V power supply.

Haha - I was just sending a pm as you wrote this. Is it audible if you're in a quieter section of a track or is it at the level where it's only audible if there's nothing playing?

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Haha - I was just sending a pm as you wrote this. Is it audible if you're in a quieter section of a track or is it at the level where it's only audible if there's nothing playing?

Well, some well recorded tracks with nothing playing (very black background) one could barely hear the hiss.

 

As I mentioned in my PM reply, another amplifier to consider is the Parasound Zamp V3.  Its got a nice form factor and a better SNR (no hiss with HE-6 or HP-1), but will require some method of controlling the volume, since it doesn't have an integrated volume control.

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Having no volume control is fine is the volume can be controlled in DAC or source
But understand poor implementation like the MyTek DAC leads to poor sound overl
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Anyone heard the Parasound Zamp V3 and/or Temple Audio Bantum Gold with the HE-6 and/or HD650?

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Anyone heard the Parasound Zamp V3 and/or Temple Audio Bantum Gold with the HE-6 and/or HD650?

Parasound stuff are generally expensive compared to other similar offerings from other brands. Imo, parasound isnt that great unless you get into their TOTL stuff.

 

Im just dying to hear the HE-6 with my trusty pioneer vsx-406 receiver. This thing turned my previous HD800 into a power-house.


Edited by DarKen23 - 12/31/13 at 9:06pm
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Parasound stuff are generally expensive compared to other similar offerings from other brands. Imo, parasound isnt that great unless you get into their TOTL stuff.

 

Im just dying to hear the HE-6 with my trusty pioneer vsx-406 receiver. This thing turned my previous HD800 into a power-house.

Their higher line stuff is definitely better than the Z-line of products, but it is a very nice place to start.  What other brand can offer high bias class A operation for $300?  Emotiva UPA-200, of course.  I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of others. 

 

Man, we should put together a list.... :)  Make a Wiki or something!

 

Happy New Year everyone  :beerchug:

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Yeah boyee!  Y'all have a happy new year!

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Well, some well recorded tracks with nothing playing (very black background) one could barely hear the hiss.

 

 

My experience is different, I could hear the hiss quite well after burning in and indepently of the recording. Of course, only during quiet (not only silent) moments of the music.

 

Cheers

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My experience is different, I could hear the hiss quite well after burning in and indepently of the recording. Of course, only during quiet (not only silent) moments of the music.

 

Cheers

Good info.  Thanks for that.

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