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post #8536 of 14883
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

Thanks Prashant, for both the amp and the advice. A part of me believed the Odyssey was an unnecessary purchase since my speaker plans were put on hold, but it's definitely come into play with the HE6 :)

 

Aw, well if it helps I would have been pretty stoked if I picked it up at the price you did.  I still have to locate those hifituning fuses!  I haven't forgotten, once this move actually gets underway sometime this summer, they should reveal themselves and net us some lunch money.

 

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I've liquidated most of my serious gear, but still have my speakers, if anyone here in the NYC/NJ area is interested in a pair of $4K Devore's (Super 8s) at about 1/4th that price, let me know!

post #8537 of 14883
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I thought it was the ones with transformers that were ok without, and the OTLs that needed the resistor load... have I got that backwards?

 

You got it backwards.

post #8538 of 14883
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Need some help here guys:

 

How about plugging the HE-6 direct to one of these tube amps. Its rated at 10Wx2 and the HE-6 should be able to handle it.

 

Might even go for the 15W/ch model if its safe enough.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290708858302?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 

 

BTW, those Chinese 6P1 power tubes? You can also use the Russian 6P1P-EV.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6P1P

post #8539 of 14883
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

You need to parallel a 10 ohm resistor with the HE-6 on the 8 ohm output of the amp, they have output transformers.
How would I do that. Not familiar with these matters.
post #8540 of 14883
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How would I do that. Not familiar with these matters.

 

I soldered mine.

 

 

Or like this by grokit.

 

post #8541 of 14883

So the resistor simply tacks on to the speaker connections and them the plugs simply go in and its all good.

 

By the way, what would be the wattage after using the 10ohm resistor? Will it stay 10 watts/ch and change.

 

Thanks for the pictures mate, they were really helpful in the process.

post #8542 of 14883
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

BTW, those Chinese 6P1 power tubes? You can also use the Russian 6P1P-EV.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6P1P


Cheers mate. I have never had a tube amp before as I listened to many but could not pull the trigger on one.

 

This amp looks like an inexpensive way to wet my feet in tubes.

post #8543 of 14883
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

So the resistor simply tacks on to the speaker connections and them the plugs simply go in and its all good.

 

By the way, what would be the wattage after using the 10ohm resistor? Will it stay 10 watts/ch and change.

 

Thanks for the pictures mate, they were really helpful in the process.

 

Yes, the idea is that the amp will still see an 8 ohm load, unfortunately most of the power will be absorb by the 10 ohm resistor rather than the 50 ohm HE-6 and its proportional.

post #8544 of 14883
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

Or like this by grokit.

 

 

Glad you could find it, I'm booted into Windows now and it's somewhere on the Mac side of things....

post #8545 of 14883
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Glad you could find it, I'm booted into Windows now and it's somewhere on the Mac side of things....

 

Not really hard, all images posted in thread are all saved and I remember yours.

post #8546 of 14883
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post


Cheers mate. I have never had a tube amp before as I listened to many but could not pull the trigger on one.

 

This amp looks like an inexpensive way to wet my feet in tubes.

 

It looks like this.

 

post #8547 of 14883

Very clean setup you got there. How does it sound?
 

post #8548 of 14883
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Very clean setup you got there. How does it sound?
 

 

It sounds not as good as my other tube amps. In fact I don't even listen to this amp any more or I have not listen to this in a year or so...well its fatiguing.


Edited by wuwhere - 3/30/13 at 10:51pm
post #8549 of 14883

This tube amp blows them.

 

 

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post #8550 of 14883

A bit rich for me since at that price, I might go for a STAX setup.

 

I am not a big fan of tubes but willing to give them a shot. Any good amps in the $500-1000 range for the HE-6.
 

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