Dan Wiggins - HE10.1 with XBL^2 release

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AlexKunec, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When can we expect the HE10.1 with XBL^2 tech. to be released?

    How much would the specs change?
     
  2. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sorry, just trying to keep this post on the top so Dan will see it!
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You might get a faster response emailing him directly. Then you can post his response here.
     
  4. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I got an email back from adire:
    "We're still experimenting with an XBL^2 enabled version of the HE10.1 kit, but there is no timeline yet. Design specs and efficiency will not change."

    Im a little disappointed. I was planning on buying the HE10.1 as soon as the XBL^2 enabled one became available. Now I don't really know what I should buy.
     
  5. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 1999
    Messages:
    4,948
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    From that wording, I'll bet an XBL2 HE10.1 is a long, long way off. If you think they're for you, go with the HE10.1 and maybe you can replace the driver when/if it becomes available (should be a simple matter since the "designs specs and efficiency will not change").
     
  6. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I finished my HE10's last night and so far I could not be happier. My room is fairly large (about 15x24x24) and they can reach high volumes with no noticeable distortion...to me anyway. I don't think you would be disappointed and wish you had waited for an xbl2 version. Feel free to email me if you have any particular questions, or you can post them here too as there are a few members with them as well.

    Regards,

    Dan Hine
     
  7. Jeff Hoak

    Jeff Hoak Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2001
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dan,

    What are you driving them with? I,m considering building a pair (maybe 5) but I'm not ready to make the jump to tubes. I've read some reviews that were somewhat critical of the HE10.1's when driven by SS equipment.

    THANX!
     
  8. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jeff,

    I'm using a Pioneer Elite 35TX. Kyle Richardson uses (I believe) an Outlaw 1060 and is also very pleased with the HE10.1's.
     
  9. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1998
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, I use an Outlaw 1050 receiver and they sound wonderful! I'm sure they could sound even better with high end gear or tubes, but I'm completely happy with them driven by my mid-fi receiver.
     
  10. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When I asked DanW about this he responded that in his opinion the HE10.1 was a neutral sounding speaker and he has a pair hooked up to a solid state amp. The sound of which he really likes.
     
  11. Jeff Hoak

    Jeff Hoak Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2001
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    OK... You've convinced me. Now the question becomes...

    The regular "plain vanilla" HE10.1 kit at $300 or go for broke with the "sighnature" kit at $450 from diycable.com.

    I'm not real sure that the crossover and wiring upgrades are worth another $150.
     
  12. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here's a quote from HTT:

     
  13. Saurav

    Saurav Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2001
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

Share This Page