- Oct 23, 2015
- British Columbia, Canada
Have approximately $1500 to spend on amplification for the HE-6. Currently using an old Yamaha DSP-A2070 receiver from the 90s which puts 80W into 8-ohms.
It does the job but wondering if a Mjolnir 2 or Krell KAV-400XI would be better?
Found a used Krell for £1200 boxed with remote etc. just trying to figure out what the best bet would be for making these headphones sing!
Also is the new Hifiman HE-1000 as hard to drive as the HE-6? Just want to know if my investment in a good amp will be useful once the HE-6 eventually gives up the ghost.
A dedicated power amplifier would probably prove better than a receiver but i read earlier a lot of people really loved the sound out of some vintage receivers with their HE6s. I dont know much about Krell's stuff but they are uber expensive and well received. In Schiits line, Jude recently made a video mentioning the HE6s comparing the Mjolnir, Ragnarock, and Jotunheim amps. Basically the former 2 have more power, but the Jotunheim is more forgiving of a presentation vs the sometimes too bright sounds of the other 2. If you have speakers, HE6s, and 1500 to spend, Ragnarock would be your best bang for an all in one, but the Jotunheim looks so much better IMO