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post #9586 of 19676

Thanks for the replies. I was also looking into HifiMan's own EF5 amp/dac combo.

 

So I guess the only remaining question is how does the Emotiva compare to the Alesis RA150 (suggested by dukeskd) and also the HifiMan EF5? 

 

Too bad I don't have any means of listening to these amps myself. I'm going to assume the Emotiva is the best bet if no one has first hand experience comparing the amps? 

post #9587 of 19676
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Thanks for the replies. I was also looking into HifiMan's own EF5 amp/dac combo.

 

So I guess the only remaining question is how does the Emotiva compare to the Alesis RA150 (suggested by dukeskd) and also the HifiMan EF5? 

 

Too bad I don't have any means of listening to these amps myself. I'm going to assume the Emotiva is the best bet if no one has first hand experience comparing the amps? 

 

Don't even bother with the EF5. Not enough power straight up.

post #9588 of 19676
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Will brands state whether it's wirewound or not? Also, I'm without soldering iron and tools. Any of you locals wanna get paid?! :normal_smile :
 

 

Yup, brands state whether it's wirewound or not. Do you have any idea how many watts are the resistors used in the HE-adapter? Do some research on which brand of resistors are the most transparent. I used Dale/Vishays.

post #9589 of 19676
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Don't even bother with the EF5. Not enough power straight up.

 

Ok thank you. I was just going to go ahead and buy the Dayton 100A because even if I don't like it, it's so cheap that I can probably still buy the Emotiva or another sub $500 amp. I'm just really afraid to buy the Dayton due to the plethora of bad reviews of it smoking and taking out speakers/cans with it on Amazon and on Head Fi. It's such a shame because the size and performance seems like something that's too good to be true. :( so it probably is.

post #9590 of 19676
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Yup, brands state whether it's wirewound or not. Do you have any idea how many watts are the resistors used in the HE-adapter? Do some research on which brand of resistors are the most transparent. I used Dale/Vishays.

 

I posted them before. The 25 Ohms are 1/4W and the 10 Ohms are 12W? I'm 100% sure on the 25 Ohms.

post #9591 of 19676
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Hi guys, I'm thinking of getting the HE-6 as my first true summit-fi headphone; however, I know I lack the amp to power them. I looked over this thread and the HE-6 amp thread and wanted opinions on what everyone thinks is the cheapest amp that can power these cans up to at least 90% of their potential. If I buy these babies, I wouldn't have the cash to splurge on another 1k+ amp immediately so is there even anything under 1k that most people believe can power these respectably? I would like to buy these now and get a decent amp with it, then in about 6-12 months down the line prepare to purchase a quality amp (1k-5k in price) and hopefully end game myself by that point. Thanks in advance for your input. The HE-6 seems to have slightly more logistics in sounding good than other summit-fi cans so I feel like a noob trying to make a decent sounding rig for them. 

You can buy vintage amps for $50-100 that will be a great solution to start with.
post #9592 of 19676
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Ok thank you. I was just going to go ahead and buy the Dayton 100A because even if I don't like it, it's so cheap that I can probably still buy the Emotiva or another sub $500 amp. I'm just really afraid to buy the Dayton due to the plethora of bad reviews of it smoking and taking out speakers/cans with it on Amazon and on Head Fi. It's such a shame because the size and performance seems like something that's too good to be true. :( so it probably is.

 

At this point.  Even though I have never heard it.  I would say get this:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision1/Precision1EN.htm

 

I just know it will be better than the a-100 mini-X.  Kingwa just does good stuff and a very good price.  

post #9593 of 19676
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I posted them before. The 25 Ohms are 1/4W and the 10 Ohms are 12W? I'm 100% sure on the 25 Ohms.

 

 I would like to know the actual wattage rating for the 10ohms as well.

post #9594 of 19676

I'll ask C/S @ HiFiMan right now!

 

Now awaiting a reply...


Edited by Silent One - 10/6/13 at 7:40pm
post #9595 of 19676
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

 

Yup, brands state whether it's wirewound or not. Do you have any idea how many watts are the resistors used in the HE-adapter? Do some research on which brand of resistors are the most transparent. I used Dale/Vishays.

 

Thanks for stepping in... you and wuwhere!

post #9596 of 19676
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I posted them before. The 25 Ohms are 1/4W and the 10 Ohms are 12W? I'm 100% sure on the 25 Ohms.

I'm using different specs with 3 ohm and 10 ohms both are 10W. Is it just differences in level of attenuation?

post #9597 of 19676
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I'm using different specs with 3 ohm and 10 ohms both are 10W. Is it just differences in level of attenuation?

 

In the HiFiman box, the 25 ohms is in series with the HE-6's 50 ohms and the 10 ohms is in parallel. That's like 8.8 ohms. I could be wrong here but I thought he placed a 25 ohms 1/4 watt in series to protect the HE-6 from over-current.

post #9598 of 19676

My main concern - shared by others with similar hook-ups - is that I don't want to be robbed of performance. Really trying to get it right.


Edited by Silent One - 10/6/13 at 8:52pm
post #9599 of 19676
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

 

In the HiFiman box, the 25 ohms is in series with the HE-6's 50 ohms and the 10 ohms is in parallel. That's like 8.8 ohms. I could be wrong here but I thought he placed a 25 ohms 1/4 watt in series to protect the HE-6 from over-current.

 

I found this in the "HE-500 mini-x thread" so I ended up using it:

 

 

Works very well for me and I didn't hear any degradation in quality. Resistors run cool to the touch even after hours of usage.

post #9600 of 19676
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My main concern - shared by others- is that I don't want to be robbed of performance. Really trying to get it right.

 

Unless you are using a tube amp with output transformers you really don't need the adapter box, unless you are using a monster amp. So the adapter box drops the impedance and provides protection. Since the resistors are in the signal path they will heat up. Now some people say that the resistance of the resistor changes with temperature and this could be detectable by ear. But this may also depend on the type of resistor.

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