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That amp should give the HE500 nice punchy bass from I've heard.

 

The best bass I've heard on the HE-500 and the LCD-2 and the bass boost switch is extremely well implemented.

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What I spent to put my kids through college, I could buy a stack of Stax a mile high.


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Has anyone here created custom cables?

The silver ones are really stiff and since they gave me extra plugs it would be fun to create nice bendy smooth silicon-ish cables.

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And then you have weddings. Say goodbye to Corvette #6 and 7 my friend.:o 

Don't disturb the peace, I'm enjoying the quiet before the next storm. :o

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Has anyone here created custom cables?

The silver ones are really stiff and since they gave me extra plugs it would be fun to create nice bendy smooth silicon-ish cables.

I was considering to make one using speaker cable with soft bendy insulation. I think I have a spool around here somewhere.

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I was considering to make one using speaker cable with soft bendy insulation. I think I have a spool around here somewhere.

Do you know what "smooth bendy material" is called so i can order online? :P

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Do you know what "smooth bendy material" is called so i can order online? :P

I have no idea, I bought mine over the counter and laid hands on it. If it doesn't work out I can always desolder it from the connectors and find another wire.

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I have no idea, I bought mine over the counter and laid hands on it. If it doesn't work out I can always desolder it from the connectors and find another wire.

 

See, now here's a project worthy of the Laboratory.  I know jack schiit about electronics and soldering, so I'd need a guide (not how to solder per se, but what to solder where).  Or at least some basic tips.  I'd guess the soldering to HFM coax(?) end is pretty straight forward.  It's the other end I'm not sure about.

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See, now here's a project worthy of the Laboratory.  I know jack schiit about electronics and soldering, so I'd need a guide (not how to solder per se, but what to solder where).  Or at least some basic tips.  I'd guess the soldering to HFM coax(?) end is pretty straight forward.  It's the other end I'm not sure about.

Send me a PM, I can give you some pointers!

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See, now here's a project worthy of the Laboratory.  I know jack schiit about electronics and soldering, so I'd need a guide (not how to solder per se, but what to solder where).  Or at least some basic tips.  I'd guess the soldering to HFM coax(?) end is pretty straight forward.  It's the other end I'm not sure about.

I was meaning to ask you, is your last name Howell as in Thurston Howell, III? Best regards to Lovey.

 

You can learn to solder on bits of wire before destroying anything important.

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i always respect these kind of stories... well done as a parent! i hope my kid will come out well also...but only time will tell..she is smart..but using it is an alltogter different game :o

 

but ru trying to scare me? 5 corvettes? damn....

 

well...to be honest...here its not that expensive but its not cheap also! and i also had a simple past..both my parents were immigrants from portugal (political refugees from the dictator back then..salazar)...and they both worked hard to give me and my bro all they could...they had a perfect life..and so had i and my bro (only 1.5 year difference).....they had two cars and two houses..one here and since 6 years one small appartment at the beach in Portugal in Albufeira for the holidays...all paid by working hard!

i got my bachelors degree in economics and my bro did the police academy and is now some kind of high level detective on the policeforce now..dont even know what he does exactly :D..

 

so my parents did well with us...now its up to us for our kids...

 

and ur right..u have to straighten ur son out...BOSE..really? but ur right..better that then what u mentioned..lolz

 

as a solution u could give him a he300 for his birthday and a matrix mstage (with the dac inside) to go with it..it wont break the bank..and u will feel much more connected :D 

He can buy his own Schiit, he works on Wall Street writing software like his dad.

My folks came to the US after WWII, penniless. I learned the value of honest work by their example. They worked hard and started their own business and eventually ended up with their own home when I was 14. I grew up in The Bronx (south), not such a nice place.

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I was meaning to ask you, is your last name Howell as in Thurston Howell, III? Best regards to Lovey.

 

You can learn to solder on bits of wire before destroying anything important.

 

Gold Star  for Stan!  Aside from an old forum long ago abandoned, you're the only other person to reference G.I.  But no, the name did not come from my fav childhood show.

 

Yeah, since I solder so rarely, I usually watch a vid, read a best-practices tutorial, then practice.  The first thing I ever soldered was the crap DC jack on an ancient HP laptop.  Should've replaced it, but it's a tough part to find.  I extended its life two or three times, and never fried anything important ;)

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Gold Star  for Stan!  Aside from an old forum long ago abandoned, you're the only other person to reference G.I.  But no, the name did not come from my fav childhood show.

 

Yeah, since I solder so rarely, I usually watch a vid, read a best-practices tutorial, then practice.  The first thing I ever soldered was the crap DC jack on an ancient HP laptop.  Should've replaced it, but it's a tough part to find.  I extended its life two or three times, and never fried anything important ;)

My first big soldering job was a Heathkit Shortwave radio. All tubes, I still have it somewhere in my garage. I think I was 12 years old.

 

You can't see all the point to point wiring under the chassis.

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I am very happy with the sound of my HE-500, however I notice the pads are different than my friend's pair purchased about a year ago...my friend's are more comfortable, they are the one's with the white plastic tabs to secure on to the frame. The newer style with black tabs provide a better connection to the frame but are not as comfortable. My friend's pads look a lot like the K702s (see above photo) making me wonder if they would work on the HE-500?
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I am very happy with the sound of my HE-500, however I notice the pads are different than my friend's pair purchased about a year ago...my friend's are more comfortable, they are the one's with the white plastic tabs to secure on to the frame. The newer style with black tabs provide a better connection to the frame but are not as comfortable. My friend's pads look a lot like the K702s (see above photo) making me wonder if they would work on the HE-500?

 

Can you post a pic, or pix, of your pads?  Did you get your HE-500s new?

 

sorry, thought you had the AKG-like pads.  Get him to post pix  ;-)

 

FWIW, I use Q701 pads on my HE-500s, primarily for comfort, though I like the sound, too.  I just taped the HFM mounting rings to the pads and... mounted them.  The sizes matched up just fine, no trimming or anything needed.

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