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Which amp did you use?

Sophia Baby Amp

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Which amp did you use?

Sophia Baby Amp

 

That's a tube amp. I am guessing you have resistors hooked up to the speaker outs to protect the transformer. The idea is to have the tube amp see a load as close to 8 ohms as possible. Doesn't have to be exact but close enough.

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Yeah using HE-Adapter that has 10 ohm resistor in parallel, so comes out to be 7.9167 ohms.

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:beerchug:

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Yeah using HE-Adapter that has 10 ohm resistor in parallel, so comes out to be 7.9167 ohms.

 

Cool! When I'm feeling "tubey" I sometimes run my HE-500 off the speaker taps of a Musical Paradise MP-301 MK2 with a resistor box I built attached.

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I'm very impressed with some orchestral pieces with this setup. Currently listening to the Skyrim soundtrack and the bass is something else. Along with the separation, it really feels so much grander. Dragonborn gave me chills. :basshead:

 

As for listening volumes, for most genres it's set to 10 o'clock. For classical and orchestral, 12 - 2 o'clock. I'm really quite impressed overall. Didn't expect such a big difference in the presentation compared to the WA7. Guess power makes a difference.

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I'm very impressed with some orchestral pieces with this setup. Currently listening to the Skyrim soundtrack and the bass is something else. Along with the separation, it really feels so much grander. Dragonborn gave me chills. :basshead:

 

As for listening volumes, for most genres it's set to 10 o'clock. For classical and orchestral, 12 - 2 o'clock. I'm really quite impressed overall. Didn't expect such a big difference in the presentation compared to the WA7. Guess power makes a difference.

 

Uh oh... we have another convert! 

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Well I still wanted the tube sound, and I convinced myself that getting a speaker amp opened the door to electrostatics through the Woo Audio WEE and also AKG K1000 or Taket H2+. :tongue_smile:

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I love my HE-500's they sounded great with my Marantz 4400 but they sound even better with my Marantz 4240. 

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I love my HE-500's they sounded great with my Marantz 4400 but they sound even better with my Marantz 4240.

 

i love too the he-500.

properly amped, is one best deal.

i know that the he-6 technically is better but the he-500 is really emotional

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I'm looking to purchase an HE-500 and I was hoping a very knowledgeable audiophile could point me to the perfect mini-amp.
I was also wondering if the amp in my Creative ZXR sound card was enough to push the HE-500? Thanks in advance!
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I'm looking to purchase an HE-500 and I was hoping a very knowledgeable audiophile could point me to the perfect mini-amp.
I was also wondering if the amp in my Creative ZXR sound card was enough to push the HE-500? Thanks in advance!

 

How about the Emotiva Mini-x-a-100 :D

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I'm looking to purchase an HE-500 and I was hoping a very knowledgeable audiophile could point me to the perfect mini-amp.
I was also wondering if the amp in my Creative ZXR sound card was enough to push the HE-500? Thanks in advance!

 

How mini is "mini" for you? Does it have to be portable?

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How about the Emotiva Mini-x-a-100 :D

What a coincidence !!!  :D

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How mini is "mini" for you? Does it have to be portable?
It does not have to be portable. I do not want to pair it with a receiver though. Not yet at least. Would my Creative ZXR be able to push the HE-500 just fine or is it too underpowered?
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