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post #2071 of 3952
Someone buy my audio gd now!!!
Theres a pioneer sx 1050 I need to buy
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Also another shameless plug, anyone with an alpha dog that would rather own an he4, lets do business!

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WHY  U SELLIN UR AUDIO GD u traitor! 

post #2074 of 3952

Because i want a badass vintage pioneer badly. My 727 needs rehab. And ive always wanted to try and find a 1280 or anything around it, 1080,1050, anything like that. Also, it wa sto see what i could get. I might keep it and trade/sell the he4 to get an alpha dog. I can really do open anymore because i have another kid on the way, and i listen at night, these things are mini speakers!

post #2075 of 3952

long story short, i have no idea what im doing, and im slowly but surely going insane and regretting ever coming to this site.....

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long story short, i have no idea what im doing, and im slowly but surely going insane and regretting ever coming to this site.....
I know how it feels..
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I have to admit to you guys.... I still prefer my W1000x to the HE 4 for some Rock n Roll, listening to J Roddy Walston and the Buisness, and on the HE 4 his music lacks layering... very wall of sound... sounding, due to a poor master most likely on their end.

 

But what's great about the W1000x is it's coloration! It shoves the upper mids forward nicely, which gives rock a super pleasent sound, not to mention it's a closed back with the Depth of sound as the HE 4, but ofc it's not as wide or as smooth in the treble, nor does it have the sub bass extension :3

 

but either way I'm happy to enjoy both my headphones :D [poor D2k is only my On the Go Dub Step grunt lol] 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

I have to admit to you guys.... I still prefer my W1000x to the HE 4 for some Rock n Roll, listening to J Roddy Walston and the Buisness, and on the HE 4 his music lacks layering... very wall of sound... sounding, due to a poor master most likely on their end.

But what's great about the W1000x is it's coloration! It shoves the upper mids forward nicely, which gives rock a super pleasent sound, not to mention it's a closed back with the Depth of sound as the HE 4, but ofc it's not as wide or as smooth in the treble, nor does it have the sub bass extension :3

but either way I'm happy to enjoy both my headphones biggrin.gif [poor D2k is only my On the Go Dub Step grunt lol] 
Do you know if Audio Technica pads fit on HE-4?
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Do you know if Audio Technica pads fit on HE-4?

hard question to ask, the W1000x has an angled driver and an angled pair of pads, they might but... I wouldn't know 

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Noobie question, but I don't quite know where to ask it, so here it goes.

Will tube rolling affect the power output of an amplifier?

I ask because I see that a lot of you guys are using amps that throw above 2W of power into the HE-4, but my Project Sunrise III will, according to G1217, only put 1W into 32 Ohms. I'm wondering if I could increase this by using a higher gain tube, like a 12AX7.

Also, does anyone have any impressions with the Sunrise III? I'm trying to decide between this headphone and the HE-400, and I don't really want to buy a whole new amplifier right now.

Thanks.

Responding to myself with results.

I grabbed a 12AX7 tube today and threw it into my amplifier, and there was a noticeable increase in volume over the 12AU7, even after I adjusted the gain down to proper levels.

To me, this proves that it does increase power output.

Oh yeah, and I just paid a guy on a Head-Fi classified for a like-new set of HE-4s. So I'm going to be joining the club of owners within the next week or so.

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Responding to myself with results.

I grabbed a 12AX7 tube today and threw it into my amplifier, and there was a noticeable increase in volume over the 12AU7, even after I adjusted the gain down to proper levels.

To me, this proves that it does increase power output.

Oh yeah, and I just paid a guy on a Head-Fi classified for a like-new set of HE-4s. So I'm going to be joining the club of owners within the next week or so.


The 12AX7 has a substantial increase in gain over the 12AU7, I believe the AU has 60 gain while the AX has 100. Or at least another member says so. Which brand AX7 did you get?

post #2082 of 3952
An amplifier increases volume, not a tube.. A tube adds impedance to the circuit (like all other components).

So is more likely that the other tube you were using put more impedance into the circuit than the new one.

It's like when you change a high impedance cable for another with low impedance then it increases the volume and you think you're hearing more details, soundstage and stuff..
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

An amplifier increases volume, not a tube.. A tube adds impedance to the circuit (like all other components).

So is more likely that the other tube you were using put more impedance into the circuit than the new one.

It's like when you change a high impedance cable for another with low impedance then it increases the volume and you think you're hearing more details, soundstage and stuff..

 

 

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Originally Posted by 3l3tric View Post
 

Responding to myself with results.

I grabbed a 12AX7 tube today and threw it into my amplifier, and there was a noticeable increase in volume over the 12AU7, even after I adjusted the gain down to proper levels.

To me, this proves that it does increase power output.

Oh yeah, and I just paid a guy on a Head-Fi classified for a like-new set of HE-4s. So I'm going to be joining the club of owners within the next week or so.

Yeap good points, from both of you

 

also welcome to the club 3l3! 

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The 12AX7 has a substantial increase in gain over the 12AU7, I believe the AU has 60 gain while the AX has 100. Or at least another member says so. Which brand AX7 did you get?
The guy I got it from said it was an 80s Sylvania USA tube.
I saw USA on it, but I guess that the Sylvania text got rubbed off
post #2085 of 3952

Those specs are when the tube is operating at recommended plate voltage (300V) though which is like 6 times what Garage 1217 amps run at (48V) so the tubes could behave a bit differently than their spec sheets lead you to believe.

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