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post #2011 of 14934

 

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Originally Posted by lyramax

Can you share the wiring info for the XLR end?
 



HiFlight is correct. The pin numbers on the XLR:

 

XLR4-pinout.jpg

post #2012 of 14934

I am confused now ! 

i was eying the HE6+ef5 bundle cause ef5 is said to drive them nicely ! , but with a ll these talk about powering them with a Speaker amp Has me worried . Before you answer remember ef5 is one of the most powerful Headphone amps around ( Power not detailed ) SO only answer if you have heard the HE6 via EF5.  Also some say the imaging problem ( that some have reported ) is solved (somewhat ) with the EF5 ...it it true ?

 

PS: am not trying to be rude to senior members. so please forgive me if i was .

 

 

 

post #2013 of 14934

The EF5 has enough gain to drive the HE-6 to acceptable volume levels but the presentation is better with more current. The EF5 maxxed out with the HE-5/LE IMO, and the EF6 is now being developed for the HE-6, for that exact reason.

post #2014 of 14934

just out of curiosity, what are the specs on the prodos and recommended amplifier power requirements.

post #2015 of 14934

EF5 - 2 watts per channel into our 32 ohm load
 

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Originally Posted by singh View Post

I am confused now ! 

i was eying the HE6+ef5 bundle cause ef5 is said to drive them nicely ! , but with a ll these talk about powering them with a Speaker amp Has me worried . Before you answer remember ef5 is one of the most powerful Headphone amps around ( Power not detailed ) SO only answer if you have heard the HE6 via EF5.  Also some say the imaging problem ( that some have reported ) is solved (somewhat ) with the EF5 ...it it true ?

 

PS: am not trying to be rude to senior members. so please forgive me if i was .

 

 

 

post #2016 of 14934

Tracking has my HE-6 in Cincinnati. Should see them tomorrow.

 

Is there a maximum wattage rating for these in using a speaker amp?


Edited by Happy Camper - 12/19/10 at 5:28pm
post #2017 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Tracking has my HE-6 in Cincinnati. Should see them tomorrow.

 

Is there a maximum wattage rating for these in using a speaker amp?



Alright, as far as max no idea, 40 or so should be more than adequate. I'm just using 10.

post #2018 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


Tracking has my HE-6 in Cincinnati. Should see them tomorrow.



 



Is there a maximum wattage rating for these in using a speaker amp?



<. 70 watt max without upcoming adapter from hifi man
post #2019 of 14934
70 watt max without upcoming adapter from hifi man
post #2020 of 14934

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Edited by HiFlight - 12/19/10 at 6:58pm
post #2021 of 14934

According to Fang, when using greater then 100WPC one should employ the impedance box. Bozebuttons, as noted above, says 70WPC so that may be more recent information as Fang mentioned this to me about a month ago.

post #2022 of 14934
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Originally Posted by bozebuttons View Post

70 watt max without upcoming adapter from hifi man



 

I have often had power amps whose power rating exceeds the speakers rating.  The solution is to never turn the amp up too loud.  Is the HE6 the same issue.  If I never turn my 125W per channel Marantz up above 5 or 10 watts, do you think I am safe to connect the speaker out to the HE6 without a special power limiter?

post #2023 of 14934

100 watts @ 8 ohms or @ the headphone impedance?

 

I've a couple speaker amps to use.

 

2) Rotel RMB-100 monoblocks 125w @ 8 ohms

 

RB1050 power amp 70x2 w @ 8 ohms

 

Both are high current amps originally used on stats.


Edited by Happy Camper - 12/19/10 at 7:20pm
post #2024 of 14934

 

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Originally Posted by XLR1 View Post

 

I have often had power amps whose power rating exceeds the speakers rating.  The solution is to never turn the amp up too loud.  Is the HE6 the same issue.  If I never turn my 125W per channel Marantz up above 5 or 10 watts, do you think I am safe to connect the speaker out to the HE6 without a special power limiter?

 

Or read back through the thread, there are a few examples of self-employed resistor networks for the higher-powered speaker amps.


Edited by grokit - 12/19/10 at 8:52pm
post #2025 of 14934

I'd rather avoid the additional circuitry in the driver power circuit. Since there is a higher impedance (50) the wattage will drop. The answer to the question will determine my options.

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