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post #1861 of 3639

Jump on that warehouse sale quick. The Mini-X is $150 if you call, and it will sell out fast.

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I thought i was happy with my HE500 and Compass 2 but after reading this thread i have been struck with upgradeitis and have purchased the Forza Audio Works cable as shown in the attached picture.  To put my mind at rest would i be correct in assuming that i can attach this via banana plugs to pretty much any speaker amplifier without having to worry about letting the magic smoke out of any of my components?

 

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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post
 

I thought i was happy with my HE500 and Compass 2 but after reading this thread i have been struck with upgradeitis and have purchased the Forza Audio Works cable as shown in the attached picture.  To put my mind at rest would i be correct in assuming that i can attach this via banana plugs to pretty much any speaker amplifier without having to worry about letting the magic smoke out of any of my components?

 

 

I believe it can be any solid-state speaker amp.

post #1864 of 3639
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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post

I thought i was happy with my HE500 and Compass 2 but after reading this thread i have been struck with upgradeitis and have purchased the Forza Audio Works cable as shown in the attached picture.  To put my mind at rest would i be correct in assuming that i can attach this via banana plugs to pretty much any speaker amplifier without having to worry about letting the magic smoke out of any of my components?


You need to check to see if the amp shares a common ground between the two negatives.
post #1865 of 3639
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You need to check to see if the amp shares a common ground between the two negatives.

 

This is the part i don't get, why would a common ground be relevant if im wiring them as i would a pair of speakers? i.e. not using a TRS which has a common ground.

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This is the part i don't get, why would a common ground be relevant if im wiring them as i would a pair of speakers? i.e. not using a TRS which has a common ground.
Oh sorry. I thought that was a trs to banana plugs. No you're fine. All you have to worry about is power at this point.
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Oh sorry. I thought that was a trs to banana plugs. No you're fine. All you have to worry about is power at this point.

 

Epic, thank you.  Confusion over!

post #1868 of 3639

OK, apologies for the spam.  I just hooked my HE500 up to a Mission Cyrus 1 amplifier via the speaker taps and uhm, WOW.  

 

I will listen to the combo for a couple of days and give some detailed feedback but initial impressions are very favourable.

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OK, apologies for the spam.  I just hooked my HE500 up to a Mission Cyrus 1 amplifier via the speaker taps and uhm, WOW.  

I will listen to the combo for a couple of days and give some detailed feedback but initial impressions are very favourable.
Glad to hear it worked out! Yeah, my impressions when I plugged mine into my denon receiver via speaker taps was similar to your reaction. WOW.
post #1870 of 3639

The HE-500 deserves a speaker amp. Most headphone amps just won't cut it.

 

I was more impressed with my $20 Lepai than I was with my $370+ Audio-GD 11.32.

post #1871 of 3639

DanPluck you are good to go man. You can plug that in anything without fear. Just be careful with that volume knob though, if you plug into monster speaker amps.

post #1872 of 3639
No not all OTL tube amps
post #1873 of 3639

 

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I thought i was happy with my HE500 and Compass 2 but after reading this thread i have been struck with upgradeitis and have purchased the Forza Audio Works cable as shown in the attached picture.  To put my mind at rest would i be correct in assuming that i can attach this via banana plugs to pretty much any speaker amplifier without having to worry about letting the magic smoke out of any of my components?

 

 
.............
 

Hi Dan,

 

Do you have a link to that cable? How much did it cost? 

 

Thanks.

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Hi Dan,

Do you have a link to that cable? How much did it cost? 

Thanks.

Hi,

I got it used from a fellow headfi member. Your best bet would be to have a chat with Matthew at Forza Audio Works. First class products from a friendly and reliable person.
post #1875 of 3639
All I know is my cousin just spliced a 1/4" to 1/8" headphone jack wire and used that.
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