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post #2116 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

I'm wondering if anyone here has had this problem or can answer this. I know Koiloco and Modulor have attempted to answer or solve the solution, but who knows, maybe someone here knows the problem already.

 

I've plugged my HE-500 into my Denon AVR-2808CI receiver through speaker taps using a 1/4" to banana plug adapter and for some reason EVERY time I go to use it the right channel is out. The only way to make it come back is to turn up the volume to un-listenable levels and then the right channel begins to slowly fade back in (this seems to apply to when I use speakers as well). It has to do with volume because if I turn down the volume on my ipod (working as a preamp I guess) then the problem isn't solved until it reaches that same un-listenable level of volume. Anyone have any ideas? I've tried different variations of having 1 or 2 grounds plugged in instead and the problem still remains.


You should check your cables with some multimeter and take some measurements (resistance of each line, resistance between the lines - maybe there is some slight short between some of them, who knows)

post #2117 of 3607
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

I asked this question earlier, and it seems like the answer is yes, it's fine. However, someone who actually uses this type of adapter will hopefully chime in. 

The first time I had the emotiva I bought an 8 strand(two strands per banana plug) into 1/4 inch female adapter interconnect from BTG audio for 46 US smacks and it worked fine. I was able to used different headphones with it that way. 

http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2609202&id=14641214

 

select jack 1 female 6.3mm

select 8strand 1ft

select jack banana plugs

 

This time I will just go straight to the lcd2.2 because I only plan on using that hp with it.

 

That should answer it.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 10/30/13 at 12:14pm
post #2118 of 3607
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

I asked this question earlier, and it seems like the answer is yes, it's fine. However, someone who actually uses this type of adapter will hopefully chime in. 

 

Yes. 1/4 is fine. Although 4 pin XLRs are the way to go. They are balanced and thus offer a more neutral and balanced sound.

post #2119 of 3607

^ yeah you can also select 4 pin xlr for jack 1 but then you have to buy a balanced cable. 

post #2120 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

 They are balanced and thus offer a more neutral and balanced sound.


Is that so? :popcorn:
 

post #2121 of 3607
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Is that so? popcorn.gif

 
I honestly disagree with him. That logic seems to be quite off. LOL
post #2122 of 3607
Yeah, IMO balanced ia the way to go. 1/4 can only offer about a quarter of the performance that a balanced XLR gives. Seriously, just ask other members like hifimanrookie, who rave about it - especially with the Emotiva.
post #2123 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Yeah, IMO balanced ia the way to go. 1/4 can only offer about a quarter of the performance that a balanced XLR gives. Seriously, just ask other members like hifimanrookie, who rave about it - especially with the Emotiva.

that is a huge statement. I don't believe the margin is that big. 

 

Thats basically like saying that xlr is like having a whole new headphone. 

post #2124 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Yeah, IMO balanced ia the way to go. 1/4 can only offer about a quarter of the performance that a balanced XLR gives. Seriously, just ask other members like hifimanrookie, who rave about it - especially with the Emotiva.
The emotiva already has a sh** more power than you would need. It really doesn't matter at this point. It's called a speaker amp for a reason.
post #2125 of 3607

^ sorry to get OT but in you AVATAR your he-500 looks naked. keep it G rated.:eek:.

 

Seriously though does that affect the sound that much I know its the wrong forum but I couldnt help to ask. 

 

Makes me wish i kept the he-500 and tried some mods with the emotiva before I went for the lcd2 

post #2126 of 3607

I should have a FiiO A1 arriving in a few days. Curious to see how it holds up against my other class-D amps for the HE-6... :p

post #2127 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Yeah, IMO balanced ia the way to go. 1/4 can only offer about a quarter of the performance that a balanced XLR gives. Seriously, just ask other members like hifimanrookie, who rave about it - especially with the Emotiva.

LOL I see now. "1/4" --> a quarter of the performance. "Balanced" --> more balanced performance. :tongue_smile: 

Everything you need to know is right in the name!


Edited by manbear - 10/30/13 at 12:47pm
post #2128 of 3607
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

^ sorry to get OT but in you AVATAR your he-500 looks naked. keep it G rated.eek.gif .

Seriously though does that affect the sound that much I know its the wrong forum but I couldnt help to ask. 

Makes me wish i kept the he-500 and tried some mods with the emotiva before I went for the lcd2 
The longer you own the headphone the more you notice the small improvement it provides. It definitely adds treble extension and openness. While it might be very small, it adds that sparkle and makes the sound a little less claustrophobic sounding even if you don't notice it right away, you'll notice it as an overall improvement.
post #2129 of 3607

Got my Mini-X today. Compared to the SMSL 50Wx2 and Lepai, it is absolutely huge.

 

The key to the Mini's great performance is its lowered gain compared to the Lepai and SMSL. Being able to use a dual banana plug adapter is huge too, and saves money on cabling.

 

If I was able to lower the gain on the bare wires with a simple adapter, it would probably increase the performance of the Lepai and SMSL closer to the Emotiva. Aside from the noise floor, they are all so close that I may not keep the Mini-X.

post #2130 of 3607
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Got my Mini-X today. Compared to the SMSL 50Wx2 and Lepai, it is absolutely huge.

 

The key to the Mini's great performance is its lowered gain compared to the Lepai and SMSL. Being able to use a dual banana plug adapter is huge too, and saves money on cabling.

 

If I was able to lower the gain on the bare wires with a simple adapter, it would probably increase the performance of the Lepai and SMSL closer to the Emotiva. Aside from the noise floor, they are all so close that I may not keep the Mini-X.

Good to hear your impression.  Please explain a little more about what you meant by "lowered gain" on the Emotiva vs. the other amps.  Are you talking about the built-in pre-amp stage in each amp?

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