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Thanks! The Mini X puts a lot of thousand dollar headphone amps to shame.:beerchug:

 

 

Anything to get a better experience out of the hard to drive HE-500. :o2smile:

I can safely say from personal experience that your statement is true to my ears all the way up to $800.  :D

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I can safely say from personal experience that your statement is true to my ears all the way up to $800.  :D

That's near enough!:beyersmile:

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Another good thing about the Emotiva is that it will hold up well in resale value. Right now used Mini-X on EBay are selling around $160. 

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Hi ya,

 

Is there anyone here interested in using a WooWee and a Stax headphone such as Stax Lambda 507 to pair with this speaker amplifier? Stax headphones are really well-known for their transparent, transient response, ... and a Stax Lambda 507 could be a good complement to HE-500 or any dynamic headphones.

 

Thanks.

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Just a quick question for all you emotiva x a100 he 500 combo owners. Do you guys hear an audible noise floor when the volume is set to around 9 o clock? Should the emotiva be dead silent even at max volume when no music is playing?

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Upa-200 with HE-500. Could it possibly work without noise? 

Yes - and works very well at that, better than the a-100.  That's with the HE-6 though:cool:


Edited by preproman - 11/26/13 at 6:24am
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Upa-200 with HE-500. Could it possibly work without noise? 

Yes - and works very well at that, better than the a-100.  That's with the HE-6 though:cool:

Are you suggesting me to... :eek: !!!

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I guess the question is still valid.  I can't say with the HE-500

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Just a quick question for all you emotiva x a100 he 500 combo owners. Do you guys hear an audible noise floor when the volume is set to around 9 o clock? Should the emotiva be dead silent even at max volume when no music is playing?
I hear an audible noise floor with the HE-500 when no music is playing. It's very minimal and doesn't factor into my listening experience. I personally believe all of the Mini-x's have this small noise floor with the HE-500 but some don't have enough hearing to pick up on it, haven't really tried to listen for it, or are lying to themselves.

As far as turning the volume up above 12-1 o'clock, they all have very audible noise floors. Luckily that is well into hearing damage range with the HE-500.
Edited by Shazb0t - 11/26/13 at 7:15am
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post
 

Just a quick question for all you emotiva x a100 he 500 combo owners. Do you guys hear an audible noise floor when the volume is set to around 9 o clock? Should the emotiva be dead silent even at max volume when no music is playing?


For me, nope.  Passing 1, 2 o'clock, I will be able to hear the noise floor clearly but I'll be deaf too at that volume.

However, you can tell the difference between standby (amber) and active mode (blue).  If you call that noise floor, then the answer could be yes.

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For me, nope.  Passing 1, 2 o'clock, I will be able to hear the noise floor clearly but I'll be deaf too at that volume.
However, you can tell the difference between standby (amber) and active mode (blue).  If you call that noise floor, then the answer could be yes.
I do consider that the noise floor.
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I do consider that the noise floor.


Then, yes.  I do hear that cuz it won't be dead silent like my WA22 (on or off).  It doesn't interfere even one bit with or without music playing.

It's not a hiss/hum in any way at listening level.

post #2458 of 3792

You have to consider that some of the inputs I am using to drive the Mini-X also have their own noise floor. I can switch out different sources and hear that source noise floor in addition to the amp noise floor. If I am using my new Onkyo C-7030 CD player it has a lower noise floor than using my Emotiva XDA-1 DAC unit. The difference would be like going from 2 o'clock to 3 o'clock. The mini-X does not have the best S/N on paper as compare to other Emotiva amps. However is not something I would hear in normal listening levels even when listening to soft classical music. There is a bit of variation of the noise floor depending on which headphone I am using.


Edited by john57 - 11/26/13 at 11:03am
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So I'm pretty much sold on getting this amp for my HE-500s. Is there an all in one package some place that I can order the cables/adapter in order to hook them up to this amp?
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So I'm pretty much sold on getting this amp for my HE-500s. Is there an all in one package some place that I can order the cables/adapter in order to hook them up to this amp?

 

No, but you can just get a switchcraft 1230 and a spool of some 24/22 gauge speaker wire.

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