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Nice work, you get an A+. You didn't burn yourself while soldering? I did on my first project. I was 12 and my Mom opened the refridgerator door and it bumped my elbow at a bad time. I still have a scar where I burned myself near my knuckle.

Now go and listen to your cans, you deserve it.

 

Thanks, boss :darthsmile:

 

Nah, but I'm sure I did during my first soldering job fixing a bum DC jack on an old HP laptop.  So, while very much a novice, not a total noob ;)

 

I'm jumping around my tube burn-in mega mix.

 

So, you gonna make one??? :D

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Looks great, nice work!

 

Thanks!  It's satisfying to make something that actually works and looks good.

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Thanks, boss :darthsmile:

 

Nah, but I'm sure I did during my first soldering job fixing a bum DC jack on an old HP laptop.  So, while very much a novice, not a total noob ;)

 

I'm jumping around my tube burn-in mega mix.

 

So, you gonna make one??? :D

Yep, flexible and no microphonics, how can I not. What did you use for sleeving? You listed it.


Edited by StanD - 3/2/14 at 6:56pm
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Yep, flexible and no microphonics, how can I not. What did you use for sleeving? You listed it.

 

I just used Amazon for the paracord.  There was no difference in price (free shipping), and it was easy to check out the various patterns.  There are hundreds of them, but I found it easy to dismiss most of them.  It was down to a handful, and mine is wife-approved ;)  .... which will make you get neon pink and green, just to piss yours off :D

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LOL...no but I enjoy looking for the best and in terms of clarity and price/value that's (leaving out the high end Stax) the HE-6 imo.  But you need to know what you get into with that due to its power requirements.  Very easy to ends up with a less than optimal setup and lots of pitfalls, take it from me.

 

Overall, the HE-500 is tremendous value, best midrange I've heard (arguably better than the 6 with small classic ensembles and vocals) and a hell of a lot easier to amp to perfection.  But it doesn't bring that ultimate clarity and separation that the HE-6 brings to the table, that's just a fact.  Lots more forgiving (the 500) for imperfect source material, and at present prices it's almost a giveaway.  If you can, wait to see what the new models will bring to the table, many people will want to 'upgrade' their 500 and that'll keep prices low in the short term.


what u just laid out about the he6 and whats its 'missing'.....well i think i found the phone who has the better qualities of a he6 and non of its shortcomings (if u can call them that)..

 

.maybe u could buy a good second hand RARE woody he5 (if u can find one!!!! and not a he5LE) and sent it to LFF and let him transform it into a code-x..i have a feeling u maybe will have a hard time choosing between ur he6 or the code-x... its not cheap..hell..i expect u will have to spend at least same amount as what a new he6 costs or even maybe more in total..but i can tell ya..its worth every penny!


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/2/14 at 7:29pm
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I just used Amazon for the paracord.  There was no difference in price (free shipping), and it was easy to check out the various patterns.  There are hundreds of them, but I found it easy to dismiss most of them.  It was down to a handful, and mine is wife-approved ;)  .... which will make you get neon pink and green, just to piss yours off :D

You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

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You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

 

You know what it'll cost you to find out, right....

 

 

One MILLION dollars!!

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You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

 

 

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You know what it'll cost you to find out, right....

 

 

One MILLION dollars!!

Man, you are wired up tonight.:eek:

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Man, you are wired up tonight.:eek:

 

As Beck sang once... Gettin' juiced up beyond belief!

 

http://rapgenius.com/Beck-beercan-lyrics

 

I stepped on those grapes my own self ;)

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As Beck sang once... Gettin' juiced up beyond belief!

 

http://rapgenius.com/Beck-beercan-lyrics

 

I stepped on those grapes my own self ;)

Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.


Edited by StanD - 3/2/14 at 9:41pm
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Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.

 

LMAO :D

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Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.

 

 

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LMAO :D

Now, I've got to go and listen some to my HE-500 with its lousy stiff microphonic cable. :mad: Incentive to start ordering stuff from that list you posted.

post #12808 of 14283
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Now, I've got to go and listen some to my HE-500 with its lousy stiff microphonic cable. :mad: Incentive to start ordering stuff from that list you posted.

 

Cue Nelson from The Simpsons....  HAHA!

 


Sorry, man, but it had to be said ;)

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Took my he 500 for replacing the o ring 2 weeks ago.. Miss them as hell:rolleyes:
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ITT: not HE-500

 

LOL anyone know when the new Hifimans are set to come out for auditioning and purchase (in Canada?)

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