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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Sorry, I've heard it for myself (and on a 200W top of the line McIntosh amp) and all this MOAR power thing for the HE-6s is really one of the most overblown urban myths around Head-Fi. BTW, some Pioneer SX amps can output more than enough power to blow the drivers and never leave Class A.

 

I agree with your HD800 and LCD-3 comments, I go back and forth depending on what music/mood I'm in. But, I think you'd like the LCD-X as they seem more up your alley. :smile: 

 

It's not about the power baby.  I wish that myth would go by by.  Power is needed - but is has to be "good" power.  

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It's not about the power baby.  I wish that myth would go by by.  Power is needed - but is has to be "good" power.  

Trust me the Pioneer SX950 is fantastic power as is my bro's McIntosh amp (that's fantastic...not good). Speaking of which, please define good power? If the amp can deliver current and voltage and stay in Class A that = good power....just physics (Power = V * I). 

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Well to be frank most speaker amps with the HE-6 will stay in class A.  The HE-6 is not enough to bring most speaker amps out of class A - That's not an issue at all.  

 

I evaluate speaker amps the same way I do with headphone amps.  No different, some are better than others.  Just like headphone amps.  That Pioneer or McIntosh must not have jived.  I don't know.  Sorry you had such a bad time with them, just goes to show you.  The HE-6 takes some time and effort to get right.


Edited by preproman - 11/14/13 at 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Well to be frank any speaker amp with the HE-6 will stay in class A.  The HE-6 is not enough to bring a speaker amp out of class A - That's not an issue at all.  

 

I evaluate speaker amps the same way I do with headphone amps.  No different, some are better than others.  Just like headphone amps.  That Pioneer or McIntosh must not have jived.  I don't know.  Sorry you had such a bad time with them, just goes to show you.  The HE-6 takes some time and effort to get right.

I still don't understand...sorry. Power = voltage x current and if an amp can easily supply them, then the "good power" argument is confusing? If you're talking synergy, then that's something all together different. The McIntosh is a fantastic amp that can easily drive full sized Maggies :eek: and very well reviewed and respected...the HE-6s are certainly no problem. 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I still don't understand...sorry. Power = voltage x current and if an amp can easily supply them, then the "good power" argument is confusing? If you're talking synergy, then that's something all together different. The McIntosh is a fantastic amp that can easily drive full sized Maggies :eek: and very well reviewed and respected...the HE-6s are certainly no problem. 

 

If synergy is what you want to call it then synergy it is.  I'm sorry but all amp don't use the same power supply nor the same transformers.  That's two ways "your" power augment can be settled.  :cool:

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Sonic aside, one reason why I chose HD800 over HE-6 is that HE-6 always reminds me that I am on headphones listening to music due to its weight/design pressing on my head. On the other hand, HD800 is more capable of "disappearing", making it easier/more believable to transport me to the live performance.

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If synergy is what you want to call it then synergy it is.  I'm sorry but all amp don't use the same power supply nor the same transformers.  That's two ways "your" power augment can be settled.  :cool:

I'd take the power transformer in a high end McIntosh any day of the week. :o I've heard that amp drive Maggies, Wilsons and high end Focals all with glorious results. 

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Who cares about HE6?? maybe people on the HE6 thread? ;) Sorry i could not resist. Maybe you guys should try it the old fashioned way

 

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McIntosh is overrated and over priced IMO! redface.gif
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McIntosh is overrated and over priced IMO! redface.gif

With poor to average speakers...yes, way overkill. But give them some really good speakers and wowza!

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I'd take the power transformer in a high end McIntosh any day of the week. :o I've heard that amp drive Maggies, Wilsons and high end Focals all with glorious results. 

I would to.  However, it's been a few Head Fier's that took First Watt amps over a few McIntosh amps.  Just saying..:blink: 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I would to.  However, it's been a few Head Fier's that took a First Watt amp over a few McIntosh.  Just saying..:blink:

I just won't buy that sorry. :smile: No way, no how, no time. :p

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I would to.  However, it's been a few Head Fier's that took First Watt amps over a few McIntosh amps.  Just saying..:blink: 

I would love to hear a First Watt amp, its still on my list. When i go solid state it will have to be a special one. 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I just won't buy that sorry. :smile: No way, no how, no time. :p

 

It has been written.  So sorry about your Mcint&%^&  But it lost to a few First Watt amps - with the HE-6 mind you.

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It has been written.  So sorry about your Mcint&%^&  But it lost to a few First Watt amps - with the HE-6 mind you.

That's ridiculous, no A B has been done and you haven't asked what model I used. tongue.gif
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