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Freak- Now you know 6. The soundstage should have also improved. They are so dynamic and alive with a good speaker amp. Strapping them onto a high quality amp sounds almost like speakers.
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For my HE-6 loving sisters and brothers... my cans had a date with vinyl earlier Friday night.

 

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Mmmm...I'm thinking you had an analog-asm! I know i do when I spin some vinyl with the HE-6 :D

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Mmmm...I'm thinking you had an analog-asm! I know i do when I spin some vinyl with the HE-6 :D

 

Something was goin' on inside the room... from 2100 hrs to 0530 hrs. :evil: :rolleyes: :normal_smile :

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Something was goin' on inside the room... from 2100 hrs to 0530 hrs. :evil: :rolleyes: :normal_smile :

Hehe, nice! :devil_face:

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how can you connect your stingray with he6, I got a old version stingray, its only have the speaker output, how can i hook it up with he6? thanks :)

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how can you connect your stingray with he6, I got a old version stingray, its only have the speaker output, how can i hook it up with he6? thanks smily_headphones1.gif
You can cut the 1/4" TRS connector (headphone plug) off of your XLR adapter and put banana connectors on it. If you want to save your adapter, have one made up by on of our DIY guys or cable sponsors if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. There are a few pics on here giving the pin out for the XLR but it's buried in the huge HE-6 thread. Found it.


Also, if the Stingray is transformer coupled output, you will need to put a 10w-10 ohm resistor across the positive and negative of each channel. That can be wrapped around the posts of each channel.http://www.head-fi.org/t/529873/lightbox/post/9952904/id/191439
Edited by Happy Camper - 12/14/13 at 8:38am
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

You can cut the 1/4" TRS connector (headphone plug) off of your XLR adapter and put banana connectors on it. If you want to save your adapter, have one made up by on of our DIY guys or cable sponsors if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. There are a few pics on here giving the pin out for the XLR but it's buried in the huge HE-6 thread. Found it.


Also, if the Stingray is transformer coupled output, you will need to put a 10w-10 ohm resistor across the positive and negative of each channel. That can be wrapped around the posts of each channel.http://www.head-fi.org/t/529873/lightbox/post/9952904/id/191439

I had a stingray. The manual is pretty clear about always keeping it hooked up to speakers to protect the transformers and other components so I think the resistors would be a good idea.
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getting my first speaker amp for the he-6. my ef-6 is gonna be used as a preamp. the irony.  a demo moon audio legacy series 330i amplifier. 125 watts into 8 ohms of good ol solid state power. there is lotsa moon audio amps at good prices in that shop in montreal. as much as I like my ef-6, I really feel the he-6 are far from the best they could be. and I find the ef-6 too mellow with the he-6. same thing with my he-500.

 

I much prefer the sound of my beta 22 with both headphones although the beta has not enough power to drive the he-6 optimally.

 

moon audio are less than 45 minutes drive from my home. they make awesome amps.

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getting my first speaker amp for the he-6. my ef-6 is gonna be used as a preamp. the irony.  a demo moon audio legacy series 330i amplifier. 125 watts into 8 ohms of good ol solid state power. there is lotsa moon audio amps at good prices in that shop in montreal. as much as I like my ef-6, I really feel the he-6 are far from the best they could be. and I find the ef-6 too mellow with the he-6. same thing with my he-500.

 

I much prefer the sound of my beta 22 with both headphones although the beta has not enough power to drive the he-6 optimally.

 

moon audio are less than 45 minutes drive from my home. they make awesome amps.

Welcome to the dark side! :veryevil: Let us know how you get on with that killer amp.

:beerchug:

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getting my first speaker amp for the he-6. my ef-6 is gonna be used as a preamp. the irony.  a demo moon audio legacy series 330i amplifier. 125 watts into 8 ohms of good ol solid state power. there is lotsa moon audio amps at good prices in that shop in montreal. as much as I like my ef-6, I really feel the he-6 are far from the best they could be. and I find the ef-6 too mellow with the he-6. same thing with my he-500.

 

I much prefer the sound of my beta 22 with both headphones although the beta has not enough power to drive the he-6 optimally.

 

moon audio are less than 45 minutes drive from my home. they make awesome amps.

 

EF-6 mellow compared to the B22?  Interesting.  I didn't have a chance to have the EF-6 and the B22 here at the same time.  Would have liked to did a side by side with both.

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I much prefer the sound of my beta 22 with both headphones although the beta has not enough power to drive the he-6 optimally.

 

a 4 board bridged ouput "balanced" B22 with +/-30V supply really should be fine @ ~14 Wrms into 50 Ohms - equivalent to 80+  W  8 Ohm rated amp driving 50 load

 

14 W is +41 dB re 1 mW so even if some HE-6 run a bit low on sensitivity...


Edited by jcx - 12/18/13 at 11:44am
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a 4 board bridged ouput "balanced" B22 with +/-30V supply really should be fine @ ~14 Wrms into 50 Ohms - equivalent to 80+  W  8 Ohm rated amp driving 50 load

 

14 W is +41 dB re 1 mW so even if some HE-6 run a bit low on sensitivity...


I have a 3 channel b22 rockhopper audio that I bought used. it has very good sound with he-6 even when I crank it at full volume. but it definitely has not enough juice to drive them optimal. he-500 is just sublime with b22. by far my favorite combo of all my stuff. I like it even more than my hd800. the only thing I wish is that my hifiman planars would be a little more comfortable. when I am off from work, it can be for 6 days.  and I often do 12 hours listening sessions. hifimans cans, especially the he-500 and he-6 are not what I call very comfortable cans for 12 hours sessions. iam speaking for me of course. i wish i could find a way to improve the size of the hole inside the cups to fit my ears better. that is the only complaint i have.

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I have a 3 channel b22 rockhopper audio that I bought used. it has very good sound with he-6 even when I crank it at full volume. but it definitely has not enough juice to drive them optimal. he-500 is just sublime with b22. by far my favorite combo of all my stuff. I like it even more than my hd800. the only thing I wish is that my hifiman planars would be a little more comfortable. when I am off from work, it can be for 6 days.  and I often do 12 hours listening sessions. hifimans cans, especially the he-500 and he-6 are not what I call very comfortable cans for 12 hours sessions. iam speaking for me of course. i wish i could find a way to improve the size of the hole inside the cups to fit my ears better. that is the only complaint i have.


Use Audeze microsuedes instead. Noticeably increased sound quality too. Make the switch!

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Use Audeze microsuedes instead. Noticeably increased sound quality too. Make the switch!


I did try my d7000 pads on my he-500 and he-6. comfort was great, sound was horrible. my favorite are the velours pads. but the leather hifiman are more comfortable for long sessions. but the velours sound so good. the audeze pads appears to be much better. I checked them on the audeze website. they are surprisingly expensive too. I will order a couple pairs for my he-500 and he-6.

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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post
 


I have a 3 channel b22 rockhopper audio that I bought used. it has very good sound with he-6 even when I crank it at full volume. but it definitely has not enough juice to drive them optimal. he-500 is just sublime with b22. by far my favorite combo of all my stuff. I like it even more than my hd800. the only thing I wish is that my hifiman planars would be a little more comfortable. when I am off from work, it can be for 6 days.  and I often do 12 hours listening sessions. hifimans cans, especially the he-500 and he-6 are not what I call very comfortable cans for 12 hours sessions. iam speaking for me of course. i wish i could find a way to improve the size of the hole inside the cups to fit my ears better. that is the only complaint i have.

 

what's the gain setting of your B22?  anything less than 8x with a source that outputs 2Vrms and you will not get the full V-swing or power that the B22 is capable of.

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