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post #2161 of 3116
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Ok people i need help looking for an amp suitable for he6 . Battery powered. Can be external battery . Who ?

I would look no further than Red Wine Audio. They know their stuff when it comes to battery power. Price can range anywhere from $2k-$6k

http://redwineaudio.com/

 

If you're looking for a power pack, then consider their Black Lightning

http://redwineaudio.com/components/black_lightning

post #2162 of 3116
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Originally Posted by Joong View Post


S/N ratio above 80 dB should not generates hearable noise.
However even though amp with enough specification generates noticeable noise in real world.

Had another thought about that statement.  Remember, that "80 dB" is with respect to the amplifier at full volume ( 0 dB ).  Depending on the amplifier and efficiency of the transducers (speakers, headphones) 80 dB could be VERY significant, and hence, easily heard.  The amplifier may never operate above -40 dB...

post #2163 of 3116
Thanks I new you would know all that caffeine and fast internet. I'll bet you got multi monitors toooo. Lol

Al. D
post #2164 of 3116
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Thanks I new you would know all that caffeine and fast internet. I'll bet you got multi monitors toooo. Lol

Al. D

Yeah, I have 3 1080p monitors at 120hz refresh rate lol. If I used actual paper and stuff, I would have an absolute chaotic desk. I also have a 34tb total server lol :)

post #2165 of 3116
I new it. Your a wild man. Your a gamer too. I did not know monitors went that high. My office CPU cost me about 4 k.

It has some crazy nvidia gaming card. It has like three monitor outputs and stuff I have no idea what it is. It has 3 1 terai it ss hard drives win7 ultimate. It loads in like 20 second s maybe faster. Orragami is an over clocker.

I'm not a gamer but just had to have it anyway. .
And witch amp to get. .? The mono looks good but do I need that much power. Help
Al. D
post #2166 of 3116
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Thanks I new you would know all that caffeine and fast internet. I'll bet you got multi monitors toooo. Lol

Al. D

True LOL.

 

For a battery powered amp there are some pretty sweet 12 volt battery powered TA2024 boxes out there ;)

post #2167 of 3116
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I new it. Your a wild man. Your a gamer too. I did not know monitors went that high. My office CPU cost me about 4 k.

It has some crazy nvidia gaming card. It has like three monitor outputs and stuff I have no idea what it is. It has 3 1 terai it ss hard drives win7 ultimate. It loads in like 20 second s maybe faster. Orragami is an over clocker.

I'm not a gamer but just had to have it anyway. .
And witch amp to get. .? The mono looks good but do I need that much power. Help
Al. D

I used to game, but not anymore. I build my own computers too, but not your standard configurations you see in stores. My signature build style is multi-purpose/function, with low heat, light and noise. Not a trivial matter lol.

 

In regards to which one, I would call them up and see what they can cook up for you :) 


Edited by brunk - 1/4/14 at 6:40pm
post #2168 of 3116
Help I need links and info. The redefine Cassabria
Headphone Amplifier
Looks really power full and not to expensive at about 1850! But do I need the battery pack too so like 3k then.
Does anybody hear have one ?
And please any other suggestions .

Al
post #2169 of 3116
Ok every one says VINNIE is a good guy we will see. Wow a fellow GINSALOON Lol. Maybe I can have frank talk to him ya know. .

Where are they anyway. I'm in NYC ?
post #2170 of 3116
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Ok every one says VINNIE is a good guy we will see. Wow a fellow GINSALOON Lol. Maybe I can have frank talk to him ya know. .

Where are they anyway. I'm in NYC ?

Massachusetts I think.

post #2171 of 3116
Oh hell no. . I'll call him then on Monday. . Does anyone here have one and the HE6 with it ?

Al. D
post #2172 of 3116
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Ok people i need help looking for an amp suitable for he6 . Battery powered. Can be external battery . Who ?

Ask potterma about his experience with the TBI MG3 + HE6.

Mike
post #2173 of 3116
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post


Ask potterma about his experience with the TBI MG3 + HE6.

Mike

If you can live with a resistor network to reduce the hiss, then the MG3 could be a good option for you.  It'll run off of battery power, as well as a plug in wall wart.  You'll want to get advice from  @zilch0md on what to do with the batteries to get 24 VDC or so when you're running on batteries to get full output voltage swing for the HE-6.

 

The sound of the MG3 is very good with the HE-6.  You'll want to let it burn in for 50 hours or more before you make any judgements on how it sounds.  Slightly warm, very good detail, nice extended bass.  Jan @ TBI has a 30 day return policy, as well, so its low risk.

post #2174 of 3116
Thanks . Very kind to help it. I'm not sure I want an amp that I need a resister attenuation for in this application. But I do know sometimes some noise floor issues is a good trade off for great sound overall. I like the red wine Cassabria headphone amp. . But I do have two reservations in this one.

First off it's not bal from input to output only the output stage is bal. And this is cause it doubles the output power with out needing a higher cd input. My dac is balanced
And I want to keep it this way. As in the dac manuel it talks about better sound when balanced over SE. The reson has to do with the DAC chips topology. However there is a setting for SE output that is to help get back some of what is lost. This hobby is so complex and a major pain .

My second is very simple , has anyone here herd one . I have asked an get no reply. That is not good. This is a heahones
Forum and no one here . I will put A post in my own thread.

So that is it. This is an amazing thread with utterly fantastic info in it. But wow does it just go in many directions .

Big thanks to all.

Al. D
post #2175 of 3116
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Originally Posted by potterma View Post

Had another thought about that statement.  Remember, that "80 dB" is with respect to the amplifier at full volume ( 0 dB ).  Depending on the amplifier and efficiency of the transducers (speakers, headphones) 80 dB could be VERY significant, and hence, easily heard.  The amplifier may never operate above -40 dB...

Unfortunately the real world for me includes tubes that are not always as well behaved as one might like. Just replaced a nice 6sn7 last night that is a tough noisy in one channel. D not really notice on speakers but you do though the headphones.
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