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post #3496 of 14261
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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post

Hehehe biggrin.gif

Finally got myself something to truly open my HE-500 up.

 

Can you guess what it is? Obviously, it'll be too easy to guess :) (More pictures coming later)


 A tube powered can opener? biggrin.gif

post #3497 of 14261
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post


 A tube powered can opener? biggrin.gif

 

biggrin.gif Yes indeed! biggrin.gif

 

Actually, I need to rectify a bit. Can you guess what amp is it just looking at the tubes?

post #3498 of 14261
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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post

Hehehe biggrin.gif

Finally got myself something to truly open my HE-500 up.

 

 

Can you guess what it is? Obviously, it'll be too easy to guess :) (More pictures coming later)

Looks like Lyr 6B27 stock tubes to me. No offense if I am wrong. :)

post #3499 of 14261
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Originally Posted by ForsakenArcher View Post

Looks like Lyr 6B27 stock tubes to me. No offense if I am wrong. :)

 

Correct, you got one free internetz point!

 

This is my first tube amp and it does pair very well with the HE-500. I find that using the velour pads with the Lyr makes it balanced sounding. The pleathers with the Lyr make it sound a bit too warm.

post #3500 of 14261

Your lyr wants some more ... oh boy, here we go biggrin.gif

post #3501 of 14261
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

Your lyr wants some more ... oh boy, here we go biggrin.gif

 

The problem is, I can't buy things online or even from ebay. Do you know a place in Jakarta that happens to sell tubes?

post #3502 of 14261

You can ask for some assistance from Au-Id members to get it, i can only think one seller in jakarta that sells some tubes is Mr.Budi Kantong-Kresek

post #3503 of 14261
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

You can ask for some assistance from Au-Id members to get it, i can only think one seller in jakarta that sells some tubes is Mr.Budi Kantong-Kresek

 

Yeah, I'll probably ask them for assistance but now, the stock tubes is still in its break-in period so I guess I will leave it as it is before jumping to tube rolling.

post #3504 of 14261
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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post

 

Correct, you got one free internetz point!

 

This is my first tube amp and it does pair very well with the HE-500. I find that using the velour pads with the Lyr makes it balanced sounding. The pleathers with the Lyr make it sound a bit too warm.


Use your set up and try Phantom second ED song - Transparent by Kokia.  That good control of bass and Kokia's vocal. You will be smitten. It is very nice indeed. :) I guess you like Ein and Zwei a lot.


Edited by ForsakenArcher - 3/5/13 at 8:04am
post #3505 of 14261

so I just got my 1/4inch to 3.5 mm jack to plug into my computer

 

God these headphones sound BAD without amps, I can barely hear vocals, its like they are singing from the bottom of a well

post #3506 of 14261
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Originally Posted by pukeman View Post

so I just got my 1/4inch to 3.5 mm jack to plug into my computer

 

God these headphones sound BAD without amps, I can barely hear vocals, its like they are singing from the bottom of a well

It's very quiet if I plug mine directly into the computer even on max vol, still fairly transparent-soudning though. Maybe your PC has an even worse soundcard than mine (mine is some Realtek HD soundcard).

 

Regardless, that (lack of dynamics/coherence when the cans are severely underpowered) is to be expected.


Edited by jerg - 3/5/13 at 3:53pm
post #3507 of 14261
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

It's very quiet if I plug mine directly into the computer even on max vol, still fairly transparent-soudning though. Maybe your PC has an even worse soundcard than mine (mine is some Realtek HD soundcard).

 

Regardless, that (lack of dynamics/coherence when the cans are severely underpowered) is to be expected.

 

well I don't have a soundcard. using whatever my motherboard has

 

yea I bet its underpowered will have to wait 1-2 weeks till my bifrost+lyr combo arrives

post #3508 of 14261

Left them hanging around my neck for a moment and when i took them off i pulled too hard and cracked the socket where the screws go in =(

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully Hifiman is willing to send me replacement parts =D

post #3509 of 14261

My mobo features the worst sound quality I have ever heard. WAY worse than my mac and also WAY worse than my iPhone4. And the mobo is quite new, not even 1 year old. It is not bad, it cost more than 100$.

 

My iPhone is a bigger upgrade than my 500$ tube amp, relative to how bad the audio in my mobo is.


Edited by davidsh - 3/5/13 at 11:28pm
post #3510 of 14261
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Left them hanging around my neck for a moment and when i took them off i pulled too hard and cracked the socket where the screws go in =(

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully Hifiman is willing to send me replacement parts =D

They really should just make metal pieces for those parts where the screws pass.

 

Could you take some photos of the your headband where the extender part was secured to?


Edited by jerg - 3/5/13 at 11:38pm
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