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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.

 

Yes, I got the adapter to protect my tube amp investment - 40wpc Tube monaural amps w/output transformers. And I really want to avoid a 2-cent set of resistors from mucking it up! My HE-6 will be leashed to the Monster Receiver direct via taps.

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The only resistor comparison I've read was done by Martin Colloms (http://www.duelundaudio.com/downloads/Resistorsvol5no3HIFICriticHiRes.pdf).

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I've only heard wonderful fluff stuff about Dueland Caps. Perhaps, they have good resistors, too? Also, if my monos kick 40wpc into 50 Ohms, would my cans see appx 7.5w?

post #9604 of 14874
Yep that should be perfect if you meant 40w @8 ohms.
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/7/13 at 12:29pm
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Yep that should be perfect if you meant 40w @8 ohms.

 

Yes, I'm starting out with 40wpc @ 8 Ohms out to the HE-Adapter and HE-6 on the tube amp side of things.

 

On the solid state side :eek: :veryevil: we have 220 wpc (benched @ 295wpc) @ 8 Ohms into the HE-6 via pigtails.


Edited by Silent One - 10/7/13 at 12:49pm
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On the solid state side :eek: :veryevil: we have 220 wpc (benched @ 295wpc) @ 8 Ohms into the HE-6 via pigtails.

too little power:biggrin:

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I'm now being informed my headphone cable should arrive Saturday. Seems like I have been waiting an eternity... like :rolleyes: all head-fier's I suppose.

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Yes, I'm starting out with 40wpc @ 8 Ohms out to the HE-Adapter and HE-6 on the tube amp side of things.

On the solid state side eek.gif  very_evil_smiley.gif  we have 220 wpc (benched @ 295wpc) @ 8 Ohms into the HE-6 via pigtails.
Have you had the chance to compare the two with the 6s?
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i am betting on the quality over the power, but will be interesting to hear

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Have you had the chance to compare the two with the 6s?

 

:confused: I've not yet had a chance to setup either the existing rig or the new one! Some day... perhaps, within two weeks or less. The Sinhonia monaural amps/preamp are just sitting @ the studio waiting for Tokyo to ship the Silver Interconnects.

 

I could always use my Wireworld Interconnects but wanna hear a matched system first.

post #9611 of 14874

Guys,

 

I just purchased a pair of HE-5s - does anyone have any experience with these?   How do they sound compared tot he HE-6?  Are they equally as hard to dirve - Hope so..

post #9612 of 14874
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Guys,

 

I just purchased a pair of HE-5s - does anyone have any experience with these?   How do they sound compared tot he HE-6?  Are they equally as hard to dirve - Hope so..

 

Hy Darryl,

it is the wood model, the first planar headphone of hifiman?

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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.

 

1. HiFiMan confirmed the 10 Ohm resistors are 12W.

 

2. Resistors are Metal Film not Wirewound.

post #9614 of 14874
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Guys,

 

I just purchased a pair of HE-5s - does anyone have any experience with these?   How do they sound compared tot he HE-6?  Are they equally as hard to dirve - Hope so..

 

Gah! You got those. I've been trying to get a pair of those for like a year now. 

 

:veryevil:

 

 

They're very bright headphones. Tough to drive, but more along the lines of the HE-5LE, and not the HE-6. After playing with the HE-6 with different amps, I always wondered if they were overly bright as a result of being underdriven, which is why I was trying to track them down. 


Edited by elwappo99 - 10/8/13 at 4:08pm
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The 5s were the pair that got me into the planars. They were beautiful, both sonic and looks. The Wood had problems splitting at the plugs though. They aren't as hard to drive but still harder than the xxx series. I heard them on the EF-2 and felt they needed more.

Damn, I just reviewed your amps and see you've cleared house.
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/8/13 at 4:10pm
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