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post #31 of 2732

Apologies in advance if this is a dense question, but how are you guys connecting headphones to a speaker amp... do they come with a cable that does this or is it a DIY effort?

 

I have an 18w class-A valve amp which might work well (http://www.fat-man.co.uk/docs/product_07/iTube_182_with_ValveDock.shtml), it has a 4 and 8 ohm taps...so I guess maybe the 8ohm would be suitable, I'm not sure how the impedance-matching would work with the HE-6's 50ohm load.

 

I also noticed some comments on the MF xcan sounding good, I have an M1 HPA, which should be at least as powerful by my understanding, would be interested if anyone has heard this combo?

post #32 of 2732

You need to get an adapter that is speaker-wire to XLR connector, and your headphones either have to have already been wired for balanced, or you have to rewired them for balanced.

post #33 of 2732


 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

You need to get an adapter that is speaker-wire to XLR connector, and your headphones either have to have already been wired for balanced, or you have to rewired them for balanced.



Thanks. Specifically with refernce to the HE-6 - are they wired correctly and only in need of the speakerwire>XLR adaptor? 

post #34 of 2732

Yes, because the HE-6's are already terminated in a 4-wire, 4-pin XLR connector.

post #35 of 2732

NFB-10ES FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #36 of 2732

Hi Milosz -- 

 

I feel you're selling the AMB M³ a bit short.

For low impedance cans you could increase the M³'s quiescent current to 160mA at 24V, I'd be surprised if that wouldn't take away the clipping. With 36V rated opamps (e.g 627/637) and a 36V linear power supply, it could swing enough voltage for the highest impedance cans as well. 

 

The versatility and price/quality of the M³ is quite remarkable.

 

 

post #37 of 2732
I used the violectric v100 with my he-6 and it performed quite well. Of course a speaker amp is ideal, but the v100 drove it with great bass depth and control. I compared the v100 with musicman59's WA5 and found the v100 drove the he-6 almost as well. It was perhaps missing some of the dynamism the Woo could give, but the difference was quite small. I also have a lyr, but unfortunatly it's across the planet from me. When I can try it I'll let you know!
post #38 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Baird GoW View Post

NFB-10ES FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I've tried the HE-6 on my NFB-10ES and felt it ran out of puff. The sound it produced was nice, reminiscent of my T1's. But I felt the HE-6 wasn't reaching it's full potential.
 

 

post #39 of 2732

125 wpc gives you 12.5 on the volume knob

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post #41 of 2732

The Lyr and the Dark Star should be added to the list on the OP

post #42 of 2732
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Originally Posted by JIGF View Post

The Lyr and the Dark Star should be added to the list on the OP



Yup, the Lyr drives the HE-6 wonderfully

post #43 of 2732

I'll wait for head direct EF6

post #44 of 2732
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Yup, the Lyr drives the HE-6 wonderfully



It sure does. 

post #45 of 2732

The Burson 160D is also worth mentioning. 

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