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post #1846 of 3625
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

I've had it go into safety (fault mode, if you will - where the light turns orange) before. I can only recall two instances though. One was when my laptop ran out of batteries and the ODAC powered through USB got forcefully shut off. Luckily I didn't have my headphones attached at the time. The other instance was during a meet, when someone had accidentally turned it on at 4'o clock. Luckily, my headphones were still fine. 

 

I'd check to see if the ODAC is having problems as that's what caused the orange lights last time.

 

Interesting, I'll plug the Mini-x into my D100 instead and see if it still has issues. 

post #1847 of 3625

Listening to the Mini-X connected to the Audioquest Dragonfly. Seems like Audioquest managed to fit in a subwoofer in that USB stick as well? Boy, does this combination sound punchy!

post #1848 of 3625

Thank you for all the help that has been posted in this thread. Been interesting to lurk it.

 

I should be buying a Emotiva Mini X and Hifiman HE-500's myself soon. This is my first serious headphone rig after using the MDR V6 for so long. I've done the research to know I want the HE-500.

 

Does anyone have a good dac to recommend with the Mini X and Hifiman? I can budget up to $800 NZ Dollars. I listen to trip hop, kpop, pop, alternative rock, progressive rock, DnB, Psy Trance, Post Rock and a bit of dark ambient.

 

I'm also thinking of ordering the Alpha Dog for a closed pair for when needed to be quiet. Will the alpha dog be ok with the Mini X?  I know its just about to release ofc.

post #1849 of 3625
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Originally Posted by Inertia Creeps View Post
 

Thank you for all the help that has been posted in this thread. Been interesting to lurk it.

 

I should be buying a Emotiva Mini X and Hifiman HE-500's myself soon. This is my first serious headphone rig after using the MDR V6 for so long. I've done the research to know I want the HE-500.

 

Does anyone have a good dac to recommend with the Mini X and Hifiman? I can budget up to $800 NZ Dollars. I listen to trip hop, kpop, pop, alternative rock, progressive rock, DnB, Psy Trance, Post Rock and a bit of dark ambient.

 

I'm also thinking of ordering the Alpha Dog for a closed pair for when needed to be quiet. Will the alpha dog be ok with the Mini X?  I know its just about to release ofc.

 

Concero is what I recommend. I have it with the mini-X and HE-500 and the combination is sublime.

post #1850 of 3625

The Concero sounds like a no brainer at your budget. You can also look at Audio-GDs DAC which I think you should be able to demo in New Zealand.


Edited by daerron - 9/20/13 at 11:49pm
post #1851 of 3625

Been enjoying my LCD-2 from the Emotiva. Yes the Emotiva can drive these well too. Very energetic and the dynamic slam is powerful, clean fast transients and nice extension both ways. I think the amp benefits the HE-500 more, but certainly pretty awesome with the LCD-2 as well.

 

Now that I've gotten a taste for all this power I'm thinking about upping the game and getting the Precision 1. 16Watts into the HE-500 :devil_face:

 

And then it's HE-6 time!

post #1852 of 3625
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Been enjoying my LCD-2 from the Emotiva. Yes the Emotiva can drive these well too. Very energetic and the dynamic slam is powerful, clean fast transients and nice extension both ways. I think the amp benefits the HE-500 more, but certainly pretty awesome with the LCD-2 as well.

 

Now that I've gotten a taste for all this power I'm thinking about upping the game and getting the Precision 1. 16Watts into the HE-500 :devil_face:

 

And then it's HE-6 time!

 

I would be interested if some did use the Precision 1 with their Hifimans. Are there any users out there?

post #1853 of 3625
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Been enjoying my LCD-2 from the Emotiva. Yes the Emotiva can drive these well too. Very energetic and the dynamic slam is powerful, clean fast transients and nice extension both ways. I think the amp benefits the HE-500 more, but certainly pretty awesome with the LCD-2 as well.

 

Now that I've gotten a taste for all this power I'm thinking about upping the game and getting the Precision 1. 16Watts into the HE-500 :devil_face:

 

And then it's HE-6 time!

 

:) Pretty please! I'm tossed up between getting a precision and a Mjolnir... 

post #1854 of 3625
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Originally Posted by Inertia Creeps View Post
 

Thank you for all the help that has been posted in this thread. Been interesting to lurk it.

 

I should be buying a Emotiva Mini X and Hifiman HE-500's myself soon. This is my first serious headphone rig after using the MDR V6 for so long. I've done the research to know I want the HE-500.

 

Does anyone have a good dac to recommend with the Mini X and Hifiman? I can budget up to $800 NZ Dollars. I listen to trip hop, kpop, pop, alternative rock, progressive rock, DnB, Psy Trance, Post Rock and a bit of dark ambient.

 

I'm also thinking of ordering the Alpha Dog for a closed pair for when needed to be quiet. Will the alpha dog be ok with the Mini X?  I know its just about to release ofc.

 

As motioned above the Concero would be a good choice.  I choose the Ciunas DAC over the Concero for my Emotiva setup.  You really can't go wrong with either one.

 

The Alpha Dogs sound pretty darn good on the Emotiva.  My setup will be Alpha Dog --> Ciunas DAC --> Emotiva mini-X

 

Thinking really hard on that precision though.  It should be a good upgrade to the Emotiva.

 

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

:) Pretty please! I'm tossed up between getting a precision and a Mjolnir... 

 

I know the precision would be an upgrade to the Emotiva.  If it wasn't so darn big I might consider it.  How much is the precision anyway?

 

The precision is a current stage amp.  That should work very well with orthos.  I'm thinking it will give more body to the HiFimans  (HE-6)  Something the MJ couldn't do for me.


Edited by preproman - 9/21/13 at 8:04am
post #1855 of 3625
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

:) Pretty please! I'm tossed up between getting a precision and a Mjolnir... 

 

I know the precision would be an upgrade to the Emotiva.  If it wasn't so darn big I might consider it.  How much is the precision anyway?

 

The precision is a current stage amp.  That should work very well with orthos.  I'm thinking it will give more body to the HiFimans  (HE-6)  Something the MJ couldn't do for me.

 

I think the price was around $550 for the precision, which makes them very similarly priced. 

 

I was going to pick one or the other not just for the HE-6, but for my higher end headphone collection. I don't have a pair of HE-6 anymore. I was planning on buying whatever flagship comes out next from Fang instead :D. But after buying some monitors, I haven't put too many headphones on. 

post #1856 of 3625

Emotiva is cranking out a warehouse sale, which includes some A-100 units. 

 

 

http://emotivalounge.proboards.com/thread/33171/secret-warehouse-sale-happening-23?page=1&scrollTo=568450

post #1857 of 3625
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

I think the price was around $550 for the precision, which makes them very similarly priced. 

 

I was going to pick one or the other not just for the HE-6, but for my higher end headphone collection. I don't have a pair of HE-6 anymore. I was planning on buying whatever flagship comes out next from Fang instead :D. But after buying some monitors, I haven't put too many headphones on. 

elwappo99,

You got a link for the precision amp?  I am curious and tried to google it but came up with mumbo jumbo.  Thx.

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post #1859 of 3625
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Here you go:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision1/Precision1EN.htm

Lol, audio-gd.  Thx M-13.  Got it.

post #1860 of 3625

What is the input impedance of the mini-X?

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