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Or your can get one of these:

 

 

 

 

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Or your can get one of these:

 

 

 

 

 

Now that's the ticket! Exactly what I want. Idiot-proof, high SQ solution. Where might one purchase such a cable or is that against the rules. If so, message me preproman? Thanks

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Contact Brian @

 

http://www.btg-audio.com/index.htm

 

 

He can hook you up.

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Contact Brian @

 

http://www.btg-audio.com/index.htm

 

 

He can hook you up.

 

Thanks man!

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OK it's bit more - 100W but the Primare A30.1./ i30 is dual mono balanced I paid $800 for my 30.1 (used)

 

The volume goes up to 79 - I listen at 45-50

 

 

Finding 100W+ amps is easy.  Finding 50W- amps is not biggrin.gif   That sounds like pretty high volume....I don't get nearly that far on my 45wpc :)  It's funny how the numbers tell so little story...

 

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I'm quite sure my question has been discussed ad infinitum but this is a huge thread and difficult, even using the search engine, to locate the info I need. Therefore I am requesting advice from the resident experts as how best for me to drive a pair of HE-6's from a power amp.

 

The simplest way would be to use the adaptor but according to technical support at HiFiMAN, only amps rated at over 70 watts per channel are recommended. My Leben CS-600 is rated at 32 watts p.c. as currently configured and my BAT at 55.

 

Can anyone inform me as to how to run a pair of HE-6's directly from the speaker taps in a simple fashion. In other words, in a way that would not require any special skills. You know, in an idiot-proof fashion.

 

Thanks for any and all technical assistance.

 

35wpc definitely isn't a problem....get the adapter cables as Preproman suggested and you're good to go! 

 

Rather than going straight from the SMC connectors on the cans to the bananas, I suggest the top example, an adapter from bananas to XLR...then you can use the stock cable and plug them into the XLR end at will.   That way you're not chained to your binding posts you can disconnect your cans like a normal headphone :)

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Contact Brian @

 

http://www.btg-audio.com/index.htm

 

 

He can hook you up.


Any place that makes cables will do it.  Shameless plug for Q, since I'm using a Q and Steve Eddy participates in this thread, hard not to suggest him.  He charges a modest price for the adapter if you're buying the whole headphone cable.

 

In my case I got a Moon Audio adapter cable before I chose the Q cable for my headphone cable and used that with the stock cable while I waited for few years for Steve to build my cable tongue_smile.gif

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Any place that makes cables will do it.  Shameless plug for Q, since I'm using a Q and Steve Eddy participates in this thread, hard not to suggest him.  He charges a modest price for the adapter if you're buying the whole headphone cable.

 

In my case I got a Moon Audio adapter cable before I chose the Q cable for my headphone cable and used that with the stock cable while I waited for few years for Steve to build my cable tongue_smile.gif

 

 

That's not really correct.  As you said getting the adapter from Steve "If you purchase a headphone cable".  There are other places as well where you have to purchase a headphone cable before you can purchase an adapter.

 

I recommend to him what I know to be a great deal price wise and product wise.  Yes you can get a Q cable - it's going to be at a much high cost opposed to getting one from Brian done with one of his cables.  Now Brian also installs and does custom Q cable orders for Steve "I think".

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That's not really correct.  As you said getting the adapter from Steve "If you purchase a headphone cable".  There are other places as well where you have to purchase a headphone cable before you can purchase an adapter.

 

I recommend to him what I know to be a great deal price wise and product wise.  Yes you can get a Q cable - it's going to be at a much high cost opposed to getting one from Brian done with one of his cables.  Now Brian also installs and does custom Q cable orders for Steve "I think".

 

Nothing wrong with Brian's work.  Just mentioning Drew & Steve as other options that I've used...especially if going for the full cable rather than just an adapter.   Steve does the pigtails only if you're doing the full headphone cable, but I can't imagine not being able to order an XLR to banana of a given length on its own...it's just an IC after all.  Could be wrong.  And Drew definitely does (and Blue Dragon is rather affordable.)

 

AFAIK the OP didn't say budget was a priority....and Brian also sells some pricy stuff biggrin.gif

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AFAIK the OP didn't say budget was a priority....and Brian also sells some pricey stuff biggrin.gif

 

 

No he didn't - that was me being frugal I guess.  

 

Brian pricey stuff??  NO WAY..  Most affordable in the business.  

 

I'm just joking - I'm sure there's cheaper out there that does just as good of work.

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Rather than going straight from the SMC connectors on the cans to the bananas, I suggest the top example, an adapter from bananas to XLR...then you can use the stock cable and plug them into the XLR end at will.   That way you're not chained to your binding posts you can disconnect your cans like a normal headphone :)

 

That's a good idea but I'm still "chained" to the speaker taps since I have cables running to loudspeakers. Not all that big a deal with bananas though. I'm constantly switching the cables at the loudspeaker binding posts since I also have a multi-channel Theta Dreadnaught for HT.

 

I checked out Brian's site and was impressed. Was a bit concerned that it would be necessary to fork over quite a bit of coin for a run as long as I need.

 

Appreciate everbody's thoughts.

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One last question gentleman while the thread is dwelling a bit on this particular subject.

 

The Leben CS-600 is a single-ended integrated amp so presumably it is not compatible with the balanced HE-6. The BAT is obviously balanced but is also a tube amp rated at 55 watts p.c. Realizing that Fang is in business to sell goods, and that he has designed a brand new amp to drive his inefficient cans, did he actually warn users not to run the HE-6 directly from the taps of a tube amp? Is that why everybody seems to be discussing and using an SS, preferrably vintage, power amp? The highest loudspeaker setting on the BAT VK-55SE is 16 ohms.

 

As always, thanks in advance for any and all valuable knowledge.

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What does "BAT" mean?  Sorry I know nothing about tube amps.  There are a few here that use tube amps to drive there HE-6 - They love it.

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What does "BAT" mean?  Sorry I know nothing about tube amps.  There are a few here that use tube amps to drive there HE-6 - They love it.

 

Balanced Audio Technology

 

http://www.balanced.com/

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What does "BAT" mean?  Sorry I know nothing about tube amps.  There are a few here that use tube amps to drive there HE-6 - They love it.

 

 

Balanced Audio Technology. Co-founder and designer, Russian born Victor Khomenko attended the prestigious Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and received an M.S. in physics and electronics, specializing in electronic emissions. He is a long time audiophile and grew up two blocks from the Svetlana tube factory. He arrived in this country with a family, no job, and 400 bucks in his pocket back in '79. The VK-55SE is rated A in Stereophile.

 

I'm gonna stop worrying, quit asking questions, purchase the cable, and get back to doing what I love......listening.

 

Thanks again preproman.

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Balanced Audio Technology. Co-founder and designer, Russian born Victor Khomenko attended the prestigious Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and received an M.S. in physics and electronics, specializing in electronic emissions. He is a long time audiophile and grew up two blocks from the Svetlana tube factory. He arrived in this country with a family, no job, and 400 bucks in his pocket back in '79. The VK-55SE is rated A in Stereophile.

 

I'm gonna stop worrying, quit asking questions, purchase the cable, and get back to doing what I love......listening.

 

Thanks again preproman.

 

 

Wait a minute..  Now you got me interested in these tube amps?  

 

Are they very expensive?   What would something like the REXPower Amplifier cost?  Also anything below that as well.

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That's a good idea but I'm still "chained" to the speaker taps since I have cables running to loudspeakers. Not all that big a deal with bananas though. I'm constantly switching the cables at the loudspeaker binding posts since I also have a multi-channel Theta Dreadnaught for HT.

 

I checked out Brian's site and was impressed. Was a bit concerned that it would be necessary to fork over quite a bit of coin for a run as long as I need.

 

Appreciate everbody's thoughts.

Another option ,is from Norse Audio.

Trevor made this for me,at a very attractive price,..Trevor does all my cable work.

 

http://www.norseaudio.com/productimages/SkuldSeries/Skuld4/Skuld4_adapter_banana01.png.

 

Norse Audio:

916-457-7946

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