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post #5536 of 14162
Has anyone run these out of a vintage amp (ie a Kenwood KA-5700) headphone out, not speaker taps? I'd imagine plenty of power available.
post #5537 of 14162
Would probably be okay, but not optimal. Tabs would be better
post #5538 of 14162

Interesting about the speaker amp suggestion (I guess it's a hifiman-family thing). Thanks for the nice comments m-13.

But I get my great results with either my Pinnacle (in high-impedance mode) or Rudistor RP010B, both running balanced.


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/15/13 at 9:33am
post #5539 of 14162
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Has anyone run these out of a vintage amp (ie a Kenwood KA-5700) headphone out, not speaker taps? I'd imagine plenty of power available.

 

I run my HE-500 out of a vintage Fisher SS speaker amp headphone-out (nothing special compared to the Kenwood, but fairly powerful) and it's okay. 

The biggest problem with this is the background noise as I have to turn the volume to around 50% to get the volume to a nice level. This is due to the standard use of resistors in the headphone out, and turning up the volume so high naturally increases electronic background noise that builds up in the whole sound chain.

 

I prefer the clear perfectly black background from my PA2V2 compared to the speaker amp, but I prefer the extra dynamic range and I get from the vintage amp.

But neither are anywhere close to ideal.

post #5540 of 14162
Love the lyr with 500s
post #5541 of 14162

The left driver of my HE-500 is recently adding a low volume but very annoying "screech" sound at certain songs parts. I have already ruled out all chance of faulty cable or upstream gear and my other cans are faultless.

Can anyone propose something, or is it high time for RMA (it will be the 3rd for those cans in less than 2 years) as I imagine ?

post #5542 of 14162

Check for rogue hairs?

post #5543 of 14162
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Check for rogue hairs?

No.

Will do that in day light, thanks!

post #5544 of 14162

I've noticed while using my Lyr that after about 30 minutes of use I start to get a very high frequency screech (maybe 16-17khz) in one side of my headphones, usually the left. It happens with any headphone I plug into it. If I unplug the headphone from the headphone jack and plug it back in it goes away but comes back after a few minutes. It's not particularly loud but it is annoying, especially during a quiet part of a song when it's more noticeable.

post #5545 of 14162

My guess is that it's a problem with a tube. Meaning the problem is likely triggered by the heated tube. Swap one tube for another and see if the problem moves to the other cup. Then you'll know. 

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My guess is that it's a problem with a tube. Meaning the problem is likely triggered by the heated tube. Swap one tube for another and see if the problem moves to the other cup. Then you'll know. 
+1 i agree...or a part under the tube that errors when its heated up.
post #5547 of 14162

You wouldn't be using tube savers would you?

post #5548 of 14162

Tried swapping the tubes but still getting it on the left side. And nope, no tube savers.

post #5549 of 14162
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Tried swapping the tubes but still getting it on the left side. And nope, no tube savers.
Maybe u have the problem ihad...the socket in which u push ur tubes in can be broken or its badly connected...i found out that pushing the tube in and wiggle it a bit inside the socket...with me it worked..
post #5550 of 14162
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What I would really like to see and would almost definately purchase would be a HE-400 level headphone but with a more balanced frequency response without that massive peak at 10khz. Similar FR to the HE-500 but cheaper manufacturing and slightly worse sound quality, I would buy that.


If it would also be slightly easy to run, i wouldn't say no to that either.

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