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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AlexKunec, Oct 12, 2002.
When can we expect the HE10.1 with XBL^2 tech. to be released? How much would the specs change?
Sorry, just trying to keep this post on the top so Dan will see it!
You might get a faster response emailing him directly. Then you can post his response here.
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.
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").
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a quote from HTT:
Since that seems to be my post that you quoted, I think I should provide the source: