Loaner: Nectar Bee

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  1. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    Nectar Bee for CONUS loaner:
    The astute will note the increased days per person. I'm allowing this because I'd like to ask tour members to try with a variety of amps. These headphones are 11 ohm impedance and very power hungry in my experience.

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    According to the website 1.3W is recommended. We could assume that rating is at 50ohm (Bee’s impedance). My Piety and Vali2+ do not make the cut. Ill order a Magni+ now which is rated at 1.6W at 50ohm.

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    @ChaChaRealSmooth did Sajeev give any instruction on the foam grill like if its necessary or recommended?

    edit: 11ohms!
     
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    I'd like to hear it—I'm curious if it sounds like how I remember my old LCD2.2. Boston, MA.
     
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    Is there a balanced cable with them? I ask because I've got a Mjolnir 1 (XLR only), which should drive these nicely.
     
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    11 ohms, eh? Another member of the Mjolnir club chiming in, although I have a few other toys to throw at it. This should be fun.

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    A quick update.

    I received the loaner unit from @ChaChaRealSmooth yesterday. But I've noticed one of the stock (solid) pads had less pieces of velcros than the other side, which caused mild imbalance in mids (to my ears). I spoke to Chacha in PM and will order velcro tapes and fix the pads before sending out to @Tchoupitoulas

    Btw I had to agree with Chacha's claim of amplification (i.e., powerful amps get benefit). 2ch speaker amp made them really sing.. Will discuss this in my review later.
     
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    I'd love to get the chance to hear the Bee. I am in Illinois.

    I only have one desktop amp, but it's a vintage speaker amp with gobs of power so should be decent pairing?
     
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    I know this guy! Matt is a stand up gent and planar fanatic (particularly vintage ortho). Id like to read his impressions on Bee. Ill lend him my HE6se so he can write a comparison for us. 6se and LCD2C appear to be the main rivals for Bee. Please and thank you @ChaChaRealSmooth .

    P.S. I think you forgot to add my name to the tour list.

    edit: I missed that he was already added. Cool
     
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    Received safe and sound from @Vtory - thank you!
     
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    The Bee is now on its way to @Ksorota
     
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    The Bee is in house. They arrived in great shape.

    Keith
     
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    I know I am late, but hoping I could get added to this as it has not come to the PNW yet. I am located in Tacoma, WA. Just bought an Enleum AMP-23r so trying to expand my planar knowledge with what should be a stellar amp pairing.
     
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