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Originally Posted by Genuwine View Post

Hi i want to use my Hifiman He-500's on the Emotiva Mini x a-100. I was wondering which cable what i need in order to connect it to the speaker amp? This is my current and only cable i have for my 500's

 

 

 

 

Get a banana plugs to 1/4" female adapter and connect it to your existing 1/4" cable. Or you can also get a banana plugs to 4 pin XLR female adapter if you get a 4 pin XLR balanced cable.

post #1562 of 3639
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Depends. You wanna order a new cable? Can you make it yourself? You wanna keep the stock cable?

 

You can make/buy an adapter for the stock cable. You can also order a cable that is terminated in banana plugs or the like.

I want to keep my cable as i will be using the HE-500 driven off my DX100 sometimes.

post #1563 of 3639
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Get a banana plugs to 1/4" female adapter and connect it to your existing 1/4" cable. Or you can also get a banana plugs to 4 pin XLR female adapter if you get a 4 pin XLR balanced cable.

It's an adapter meaning that i can take it off and still use my cable normally when im done correct ? That's awesome, where can i purchase the Banna Plugs to 1/4 female adapter? I want to make sure I get the exact cable I need as i am very eager to listen to this ultimate setup this week.

post #1564 of 3639
One of several options for custom cables: http://btg-audio.com/

He has made 6.3mm TRS jack -to- banana plug cables for several people here.

I started out using this contraption:



The parts total about $45 on Amazon, but I already had two of the components. Now, I'm using a cable that goes directly from banana plugs to the LCD-2 mini-XLR connectors.

Mike
post #1565 of 3639

Actaully, I think you should talk to Modulor. He has sleeved his own stock cable, and made some different adapters for it, banana plugs included. It looks quite neat.

 

Look here http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-please-post-your-impressions-proving-to-be-a-great-headphone-and-standing-the-test-of-time/6060#post_9597886


Edited by davidsh - 7/15/13 at 7:24am
post #1566 of 3639
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Originally Posted by victorcc View Post

I also ordered a Millenia MG3 to try with headphones and Jan sent me the resistor network schemas to build them myself. One schema for balanced headphones and another one for single ended:

 

 

 

Single ended:

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

You can do it the peasant way (my way). The one with 3 ohm resistor in series circuit is 8.4 ohm. If you tie a 10 ohm resistor to the 8 ohm binding post without a resistor in series, it's actually ~8.3333 ohm, not much different.

 

 

 

I finally got the resistor network working and I do not see that it works the same as the "peasant way" :)

 

In my case, the "peasant way" has no audible effect at all and the volume range is exactly the same as with no resistor attached while using the resistor network I clearly have a wider volume range.

 

Could it be that the resistors are not properly attached to the speaker terminals even when I see that they should be?

 

 

Cheers

post #1567 of 3639

The 'peasant way' should only increase the power usage, nothing else from what I can see.

post #1568 of 3639

wrong thread!  :)

 

 


Edited by koiloco - 7/15/13 at 8:20pm
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Me?
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On a side note, a DAC by Emotiva: http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/pro-series/products/stealth-dc-2

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Originally Posted by victorcc View Post


I finally got the resistor network working and I do not see that it works the same as the "peasant way" smily_headphones1.gif

In my case, the "peasant way" has no audible effect at all and the volume range is exactly the same as with no resistor attached while using the resistor network I clearly have a wider volume range.

Could it be that the resistors are not properly attached to the speaker terminals even when I see that they should be?


Cheers

Late reply, the "peasant" way is exactly that - having no audible effect on the sound while protecting the transformer output of a valve amp (they object rather strongly when presented with a 50 ohm load).

If you need more volume control, you'll need to use resistor in series (like the network/adapter box).
post #1572 of 3639
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

The 'peasant way' should only increase the power usage, nothing else from what I can see.

 
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post


Late reply, the "peasant" way is exactly that - having no audible effect on the sound while protecting the transformer output of a valve amp (they object rather strongly when presented with a 50 ohm load).

If you need more volume control, you'll need to use resistor in series (like the network/adapter box).

 

Thanks both for the reply

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As promised, I have decided to keep the Emotiva so here it is with 1/4 plug.  No more banana plugs for now.  biggrin.gif

 

post #1574 of 3639
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

As promised, I have decided to keep the Emotiva so here it is with 1/4 plug.  No more banana plugs for now.  biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

Wow! I wouldn't have expected it to look so clean in front! Well done! I see some canare wire poking through :) Is it assembled yet? 

post #1575 of 3639
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Wow! I wouldn't have expected it to look so clean in front! Well done! I see some canare wire poking through :) Is it assembled yet? 

 

All done.  I am listening to it right now.  I used mogami W2534,  good wire.


Edited by koiloco - 7/23/13 at 8:52pm
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