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post #526 of 3211
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Who will do it?  My cable guy wont touch it.

 

Aphrodite Cu29.

post #527 of 3211
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Aphrodite Cu29.

Does he do hardwire mods using a user provided headphone cord? or will he only do it using his own headphone cords?

 

And another downside, reading through that main thread, it seems quite a few people have had to send their headphones back on warranty, im not worried about Fang no taking them, im worried about having to pay over and over and over again to have them hardwired and unwired since you would want to keep youre expensive aftermarket cable.

 

I only ask cause when i get mine i would love to get some Q Cables black silk cable hardwired to them smily_headphones1.gif

post #528 of 3211
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Aphrodite Cu29.

Does he do hardwire mods using a user provided headphone cord? or will he only do it using his own headphone cords?

 

And another downside, reading through that main thread, it seems quite a few people have had to send their headphones back on warranty, im not worried about Fang no taking them, im worried about having to pay over and over and over again to have them hardwired and unwired since you would want to keep youre expensive aftermarket cable.

 

I only ask cause when i get mine i would love to get some Q Cables black silk cable hardwired to them smily_headphones1.gif

 

Here's a thought: Aphrodite Cu29 sells HiFiMan products. He does provide Lifetime Warranty for his work. And he is located in Minnesota. Why not contact him with further questions, so you'll know before your cans arrive just where to go? 

post #529 of 3211

Any write ups on how to hard wire them? 
 

post #530 of 3211
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Any write ups on how to hard wire them? 

 

Some disassembly pictures would be wonderful as well.

 

Anybody?

post #531 of 3211
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post


The brightness could come from your source. However, I frankly think that the HE-6 has a little too much treble, and this makes it sound bright - even when properly driven. You could try an easy mod: take a piece of 1mm thick felt and makes two circular pieces with a 4cm hole in it and put each between the drivers and your ears. This will take away the excess treble and give you a little extra bass - without sacrificing SQ. In fact soundstage becomes bigger and the overall sound is more natural.

 

Do you mean take a 4cm diameter round piece of felt and put it in between the drivers and the ears? Or make a larger piece of felt then cut out a 4cm hole so it looks like a large dougnut?

 

Cheers

post #532 of 3211
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I think the issue stems from the fact that you're using an audio / video receiver.  Yamaha makes some great 2-channel receivers and integrated amplifiers with "variable loudness" controls.  The variable loudness feature allows you to somewhat adjust the frequency for better performance during lower volume level listening sessions.  In this regard, A/V receivers can't compare to what is being offered by Yamaha in the 2-channel league.


Yeah, I agree, however, this is multi purpose, I have my 5.1 for movies/games, but the L/R and sub also are for music and were specifically made for that purpose, and the amp drives them well.   So the HE-6 is only used when I can't make much noise.

 

I did get the leatherpads a few days ago and compared to the stock old cloth pads they make a very noticable difference.

post #533 of 3211
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Originally Posted by Daemos View Post

Do you mean take a 4cm diameter round piece of felt and put it in between the drivers and the ears? Or make a larger piece of felt then cut out a 4cm hole so it looks like a large dougnut?

Cheers
A felt of about 7,5 cm and then a hole about 4 cm (in diameter).
post #534 of 3211

Has anybody taken a look at this new offering from Audio-GD?

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/SA/SA31/SA31EN.htm

 

It's single ended only but is rated for 10 Watts at 40 ohms and uses 4 15A/150W Toshiba transistors for output stage.  I think those transistors are traditionally used in speaker amps IIRC.  Also very reasonably priced ($500) for what it is.  There is a thread already started about it here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/617667/audio-gd-sa-31-head-amp-preamp-a-powerfull-head-amp-with-diamond-difference-design

 

It's also from their "musical" series, so it may not be as bright as their ACSS offerings.  I may pull the trigger on it if I can manage to sell my current DAC soon.  I may even pick up the matching SA-1 DAC later on also.

post #535 of 3211

To power my HE-6, I'm currently using a vintage tube audio research d70mkII, 60wpc.

 

700

 

 

I just bought another vintage tube amp, a not widely known Copland CTA 504, 50wpc.

I should have it sometime next week.

 

700

700

700


Edited by wuwhere - 8/11/12 at 12:14pm
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Wuwhere, how do you find the sound with the Audio Research? Do you experience much greater dynamics, bass slam, treble extensions, sweeter mids, etc? I'm not caught between getting a standalone head-amp or wiring my HE-5LE to a speaker amp. Just wondering about the pros and cons of both methods.


Appreciate your feedback.

 

Cheers

post #537 of 3211
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

I just bought another vintage tube amp, a not widely known Copland CTA 504, 50wpc.

I should have it sometime next week.

 

700

700

700

 

A gorgeous and well made amp. A friend owns the CT401, it has a relaxed presentation. 

post #538 of 3211

Its designer was influenced by the CJ sound so it should pair well with the HE-6.

They are conservatively rated. The transformers are rated for 100wpc. The company

is Danish but the contract manufacturer is in Sweden so they are made in Sweden.

post #539 of 3211
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Wuwhere, how do you find the sound with the Audio Research? Do you experience much greater dynamics, bass slam, treble extensions, sweeter mids, etc? I'm not caught between getting a standalone head-amp or wiring my HE-5LE to a speaker amp. Just wondering about the pros and cons of both methods.


Appreciate your feedback.

 

Cheers

 

Yes, all those.

post #540 of 3211

Do you use the Hifiman adapter box with tube amps and the HE-6 ?  Thanks

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