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post #136 of 1237
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The dealer in my area just called me to let me know they already received the MHA-100. I will try to go over there on Thursday night. I ma really interested to see if they can really drive the HE-6 out of the headphones output.

Can you bring multiple headphones with different impedance?

post #137 of 1237

I am planning on bringing the W3000ANV for low impedance, the HD800 for high impedance and the HE-6 for power hungry.

post #138 of 1237

Looking forward to your impressions musicman. Will you try the HE6 with the speaker taps as well?

post #139 of 1237

If they allow me....

I asked McIntosh if the amp could have a problem connecting a 50 ohm resistance in the speakers tab and they never addressed that question.

I guess it should not because I have been driving them out of my 50 watts Threshold with no issues and sound wonderful. It just would be great to have one amp for all of them.

post #140 of 1237

This is what Ron Cornelius of Mcintosh said when asked about the HE6:

You will have many options with the MHA100. You can chose a higher impedance output like 150 to 600 ohms which will increase the output of MHA100 or you can use the speaker outputs which we rate at 50 watts into 8 ohms.

 

So I guess you could say it's officially approved by Mcintosh to use the speaker outputs :)

post #141 of 1237
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If they allow me....

I asked McIntosh if the amp could have a problem connecting a 50 ohm resistance in the speakers tab and they never addressed that question.

I guess it should not because I have been driving them out of my 50 watts Threshold with no issues and sound wonderful. It just would be great to have one amp for all of them.

I am also interested in speaker output performance on HE6. Would really appreciate you impressions. 

post #142 of 1237
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I am planning on bringing the W3000ANV for low impedance, the HD800 for high impedance and the HE-6 for power hungry.

Thanks for that effort.

 

 

I also wonder how good are its speaker taps compare to bigger intergrated Mac.

post #143 of 1237
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Originally Posted by snejk View Post
 

This is what Ron Cornelius of Mcintosh said when asked about the HE6:

You will have many options with the MHA100. You can chose a higher impedance output like 150 to 600 ohms which will increase the output of MHA100 or you can use the speaker outputs which we rate at 50 watts into 8 ohms.

 

So I guess you could say it's officially approved by Mcintosh to use the speaker outputs :)

 

Haven't seen his answer on that before. Thanks!

post #144 of 1237
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I am planning on bringing the W3000ANV for low impedance, the HD800 for high impedance and the HE-6 for power hungry.

And a LCD X or/and an Alpha Dog ;-))) ?
post #145 of 1237
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And a LCD X or/and an Alpha Dog ;-))) ?

Don't have either one of those two. Sorry.

post #146 of 1237
Got a chance for a listening session of the mha100 at a dealer in nyc today. Listened to LCD-x, hd700, hd800, and the Beyer T1. Needless to say a pretty awesom 30 minutes in headphone heaven. Sadly don't have the funds to buy any of those right now, but couldn't pass up the chance. Was most impressed with LCD-x , but everything sounded great. Listened to the same Bach Cello suite through all the cans. Amp seemed able to drive any of them to listening levels beyond anything I could tolerate. Not sure of the digital file type, but the dac seemed to do well with all the tracks I tried. Unit has that classic Mc look. I was definitely impressed but admittedly this was my first time hearing some of the cans at this price point. Ohh to have $8000 to drop on a system tomorrow! If you are ever in NYC look up Al and Stereo Exchange and he'll let you have so e fun in the listening room and give you some completely frank and unbiased opinions to boot - " really anything in here is a waste to listening to after you have tried the Audeze"
post #147 of 1237
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I am planning on bringing the W3000ANV for low impedance, the HD800 for high impedance and the HE-6 for power hungry.

: Wink_face:


Edited by madmax67 - 5/6/14 at 7:02pm
post #148 of 1237

I am getting excited about going to the dealer tomorrow night to audition the MHA100. The only problem is that I can not find my wallet! My wife most likely hide it from me :tongue_smile:.

I hope there will be not too many people at the shop so I can spend good amount of time with the unit and the 3 cans I am planning on bringing.

post #149 of 1237
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I am getting excited about going to the dealer tomorrow night to audition the MHA100. The only problem is that I can not find my wallet! My wife most likely hide it from me :tongue_smile:.

I hope there will be not too many people at the shop so I can spend good amount of time with the unit and the 3 cans I am planning on bringing.

 

very very interested in your listening results...

 

Indeed I placed a pre-order for a EC4-45 (see bellow), but... this McIntosh is also tempting.  

 

 

2 VERY different style !!   (and please avoid to advice "buy booth" ;) )

 

post #150 of 1237
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

I am getting excited about going to the dealer tomorrow night to audition the MHA100. The only problem is that I can not find my wallet! My wife most likely hide it from me :tongue_smile:.

I hope there will be not too many people at the shop so I can spend good amount of time with the unit and the 3 cans I am planning on bringing.

 

Please test the speaker taps for me, Thanks.

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