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But after our recent experience I think I'll roll the dice on  Ebay.
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I'll wholeheartedly agree with that.ūüėĄ
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Are you in the US?

I am in the US

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Welcome:beerchug:
 

If you are diligent you will not need to use the HiFiMan speaker tap box, you can run them direct of the speaker taps. I feel it would be better that way. What Speaker tap to HP adapter cable are you using ?


That was my original plan (no box) but found this one for a decent price and since I don't have a "speaker leads---->1/4" female" cable figured I'd try this.  I am interested in getting just that and trying it direct off the amp.  The "speaker tap to HP adapter cable" I'm going to be using to answer your question is the HiFiMan version.  Only tried it out of teh headphone out last night.............and was so impressed I can only imagine how good it could be straight off the taps! 

 

Do any of you have one of those available (speaker tap--->1/4" female) for purchase or know specifically where I can find one? 

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I am in the US

 

PM'ed...

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I'm a new member of this exclusive little club now for 35 minutes...........bought a very close to new pair and received today. Had to wait to unbox these beauties till my daughter and I watched the DVR'd US soccer game with Ghana (epic final few minutes!).

Anyway, I've listened for 37 minutes now out of my Pioneer Spec system and cannot believe how good these sound! I may not sleep tonight. The bass is EPIC and so heavy (only word I can think of that fits). Unreal. I am so glad I got them. This out of the headphone out by the way.

Also bought the HiFiMan speaker tap box so that will be yet another revelation I'm sure.

Thank you all for singing the praises of these. If anything you undersold them.

Wow.

:beerchug:

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:beerchug:


Well, so how many of you have blown a driver?  Besides me that is and grizzlybeast?

 

Hooked it up to my Pioneer SX1050 receiver via the HiFiMan speaker tap box, played about three songs, adjusting tone a bit, playing with the mute switch, turning it up a bit, sounding good................and then dzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Dead left driver.  What? 

 

What to do?  Contact HiFiMan in NY (Head Direct) in the morning I suppose and send in for repair/replacement?  Any keys I need to know? 

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^Unless you are the original owner , Hifiman quoted $230 for HE6 replacement about a month ago. Turnaround about a week , fast service
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

I'm a new member of this exclusive little club now for 35 minutes...........bought a very close to new pair and received today. Had to wait to unbox these beauties till my daughter and I watched the DVR'd US soccer game with Ghana (epic final few minutes!).

Anyway, I've listened for 37 minutes now out of my Pioneer Spec system and cannot believe how good these sound! I may not sleep tonight. The bass is EPIC and so heavy (only word I can think of that fits). Unreal. I am so glad I got them. This out of the headphone out by the way.

Also bought the HiFiMan speaker tap box so that will be yet another revelation I'm sure.

Thank you all for singing the praises of these. If anything you undersold them.

Wow.

 

By the way, besides the blown driver, I was amazed how much power they take out of the headphone out on my Spec 2 amp.  Literally hitting peaks on the power meters of way over 100 wpc (no speakers running, just the HE6's).  Yes, I was turning it up a little bit.   Does that sound right?  The headphones sure sounded awesome before the left ear silence................

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By the way, besides the blown driver, I was amazed how much power they take out of the headphone out on my Spec 2 amp.  Literally hitting peaks on the power meters of way over 100 wpc (no speakers running, just the HE6's).  Yes, I was turning it up a little bit.   Does that sound right?  The headphones sure sounded awesome before the left ear silence................

Those meters are likely calibrated for an 8 ohm load (volt meters with a sticker for power at 8 ohms) so the power delivered to the HE-6 was more like 8/50 of what you were reading.  

 

Hmmm.... Maybe they're calibrated for 4 ohm... 16 Watt peaks is pretty high, even for an HE-6.

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

 


Well, so how many of you have blown a driver?  Besides me that is and grizzlybeast?

 

Hooked it up to my Pioneer SX1050 receiver via the HiFiMan speaker tap box, played about three songs, adjusting tone a bit, playing with the mute switch, turning it up a bit, sounding good................and then dzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Dead left driver.  What? 

 

What to do?  Contact HiFiMan in NY (Head Direct) in the morning I suppose and send in for repair/replacement?  Any keys I need to know? 

:( Man, I'm really sad to hear this. I've yet to blow my '6' on either side. I use the HiFiMAN HE-Adapter only for my Shindo Lab monaural amps. But with the Sansui G-22000 I run the '6' straight off the taps naked (265wpc benched). I vary my listening from low-moderate-loud...been lucky with the high speed (volume) passes during fav passages.

 

Can't wait for you to get it sorted.

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Well, so how many of you have blown a driver?  Besides me that is and grizzlybeast?

 

Hooked it up to my Pioneer SX1050 receiver via the HiFiMan speaker tap box, played about three songs, adjusting tone a bit, playing with the mute switch, turning it up a bit, sounding good................and then dzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Dead left driver.  What? 

 

What to do?  Contact HiFiMan in NY (Head Direct) in the morning I suppose and send in for repair/replacement?  Any keys I need to know? 

Did it with my Audez'e XC (left driver) 10 days ago so I know how you feel..........

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Never happened (touch wood), hook it up regularly via the headphone out on my SX-1980 which is said to deliver about 20W into 50 Ohm.  Didn't hook it to the speaker taps directly, no need when the headphone out is clearly giving more than enough.  Directly wired to my F5 clone, volume control through the preamp section of my DAC..no issues.  Ditto with my tube amp.  But I always start out real easy and don't push volume to extremes, guess my average listening will be at around 70 dB.

 

Hope you get it sorted without having to pay an arm and a leg.

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Sorry to hear that.

 

For the sake of science, can you take pics?

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Sorry to hear that.

 

For the sake of science, can you take pics?

How are things coming along with your Big Block?

:popcorn:

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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Never happened (touch wood), hook it up regularly via the headphone out on my SX-1980 which is said to deliver about 20W into 50 Ohm.  Didn't hook it to the speaker taps directly, no need when the headphone out is clearly giving more than enough.  Directly wired to my F5 clone, volume control through the preamp section of my DAC..no issues.  Ditto with my tube amp.  But I always start out real easy and don't push volume to extremes, guess my average listening will be at around 70 dB.

 

Hope you get it sorted without having to pay an arm and a leg.

So you eventually got a F5 clone... :o

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