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post #1906 of 3790
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Yes they do. So if I have the speakers and headphones connected at the same time, both will emit sound simultaneously?

 

Yes. But the volume control on the Emotiva will only affect the headphones being a non-variable line out. The speakers being active will have their own volume control....so no worries there.

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Impressions on the Mini-X with Alpha Dog or Mad Dog?

 

Would you need a resistor to eliminate the noisefloor?

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Impressions on the Mini-X with Alpha Dog or Mad Dog?

 

Would you need a resistor to eliminate the noisefloor?

 

Nope - nonoe what so ever..

post #1909 of 3790
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Impressions on the Mini-X with Alpha Dog or Mad Dog?

 

Would you need a resistor to eliminate the noisefloor?

 

Nope - nonoe what so ever..

How you liking the AD? Thinking about ordering a pair... 

post #1910 of 3790
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How you liking the AD? Thinking about ordering a pair... 

 

 

I would if I was you.  Great closed headphone.  Don't compare to HE-6, LCD-3, or HD800s but will compare to all closed headphones very well.

post #1911 of 3790
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I would if I was you.  Great closed headphone.  Don't compare to HE-6, LCD-3, or HD800s but will compare to all closed headphones very well.

 

They do look great.

 

6 week backorder though. Wish I could just pick it up as I only live 5 minutes away from the MrSpeakers place :tongue: 

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They do look great.

 

6 week backorder though. Wish I could just pick it up as I only live 5 minutes away from the MrSpeakers place :tongue:

A night time raid should work normally, but I heard Dan has ninjas on the roof watching 24/7 for something like that.

post #1913 of 3790
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Yes. But the volume control on the Emotiva will only affect the headphones being a non-variable line out. The speakers being active will have their own volume control....so no worries there.


Alright thank you very much! I already commissioned a local guy to make me a 6.3 to banana plugs adapter. He said I was crazy for wanting to hook my headphones up to a speaker amp. Haha! Ordering the amp later. Hopefully they arrive together.
post #1914 of 3790
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Alright thank you very much! I already commissioned a local guy to make me a 6.3 to banana plugs adapter. He said I was crazy for wanting to hook my headphones up to a speaker amp. Haha! Ordering the amp later. Hopefully they arrive together.

 

Nice.. I'll wait for you impression before make the same move .. :D

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Nice.. I'll wait for you impression before make the same move .. biggrin.gif

Sure thing man. Everything will be here by end of next week I reckon. I'll have a listen over the next weekend and report the results. I'll probably use and compare it with my nfb 11.32 with a sabre dac and a microstreamer.
post #1916 of 3790

Hi All

Quick question about power up and down the Emotiva and having the HE500's connected.

 

I just recently picked up an Emotiva and HE500.  Using a 4-pin XLR to banana plug adapter.  Sounds really nice.

 

Now what I've been doing is power on the amp, and then plugging the HE500's into the 4-pin XLR.  Basically, I've always read that it is a good idea to turn the amp on (any amp) first, and then plug in the headphones.  Same thing in reverse - unplug the headphones first and then power the amp off.

 

Is there any harm in doing this?  Do any of you leave your headphones connected all the time to the Emotiva (i.e. during both power on and power off cycles)?.  I'm just cautious on any sudden pops or surges that happen when the amp is turned on or off.  Since the Emotiva has so much power, it could damaged the headphones.

 

Just curious as to what others do and what I should be doing? :)

 

Thanks

post #1917 of 3790
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Hi All

Quick question about power up and down the Emotiva and having the HE500's connected.

 

I just recently picked up an Emotiva and HE500.  Using a 4-pin XLR to banana plug adapter.  Sounds really nice.

 

Now what I've been doing is power on the amp, and then plugging the HE500's into the 4-pin XLR.  Basically, I've always read that it is a good idea to turn the amp on (any amp) first, and then plug in the headphones.  Same thing in reverse - unplug the headphones first and then power the amp off.

 

Is there any harm in doing this?  Do any of you leave your headphones connected all the time to the Emotiva (i.e. during both power on and power off cycles)?.  I'm just cautious on any sudden pops or surges that happen when the amp is turned on or off.  Since the Emotiva has so much power, it could damaged the headphones.

 

Just curious as to what others do and what I should be doing? :)

 

Thanks

The procedure you mention is a very safe way to handle your gear. And good advice for people in general. Having said that I leave my headphones connected all the time, powering off and on. However, I make sure the volume is at zero when I do this. I think the Emotiva has safety built in, and so far I haven't blown up anything which is a good sign after five months of use.

post #1918 of 3790
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

The procedure you mention is a very safe way to handle your gear. And good advice for people in general. Having said that I leave my headphones connected all the time, powering off and on. However, I make sure the volume is at zero when I do this. I think the Emotiva has safety built in, and so far I haven't blown up anything which is a good sign after five months of use.
I do the same. I even went so far as to contact emotiva and they advised me that there is protection built in and leaving the HE-500s plugged in during power cycling is safe.
post #1919 of 3790

The Emotiva mute the volume on powering up so your headphones should be safe. I turn them down anyway, you never know what the volume might be set to once the audio starts playing!

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