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post #2461 of 3790
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Originally Posted by Bilco View Post

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?

BTG-Audio
Message users wje or Chris_Himself on here
Or just DIY it yourself

Prices would come to around $130 - 150 if you buy it, maybe cheaper if you make it and already have a soldering iron etc.

post #2462 of 3790

The easy cheapest way is  to buy a headphone extension cable and cut off the male end and use the bare wires on to the speaker terminals. I would usually tin the wires with solder to keep the strands together and not to fall apart with time.  I just put banana plugs on mine.

post #2463 of 3790
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

BTG-Audio
Message users wje or Chris_Himself on here
Or just DIY it yourself

Prices would come to around $130 - 150 if you buy it, maybe cheaper if you make it and already have a soldering iron etc.

Unless we are not talking about the same thing I had it made by BTG audio with SPC and 8 strand and all that for 60$

post #2464 of 3790
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Originally Posted by Bilco View Post

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 all in one but the emotiva cables do well 2 for $24

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008O37LGQ/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

 

and you can message Ted...1 interconnect for $60 banana plugs to 1/4 inch female.

Same price as btg audio but he is a little faster btg you may wait a couple of weeks. 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/140678/teds-headfood

 

I am sure the other guys are right though. Learning to do it yourself is prob super easy and more affordable.

post #2465 of 3790

Aw crap, my 24 gauge wire came in and after cutting it I find out it's copper clad aluminum! Should I ditch it, or will it be fine for my needs?

post #2466 of 3790
Use it for practice :-)
post #2467 of 3790

That's a good idea, practice for when I make a DIY cable (I really need something a bit nicer looking than the stock Audeze cable).

 

EDIT: Went out and bought some 24 gauge solid core OFC. It passes the knife test, solid copper. Cost less than the CCA crap I bought from amazon.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 11/27/13 at 1:43pm
post #2468 of 3790

Whatever happened to:

 

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? Wouldn't that be both the simplest and cheapest option?

post #2469 of 3790

Regarding the He-500 and Mini X.  If you can't hear the noise floor, cup your hands over the outer part of each cup on your headphones, you'll soon pick up white noise.  

 

I've owned two Mini X's, same with both.  Computer fans on and all, can hardly hear it, not a big problem so don't let it bother you like it did with me with at first. I even returned my Mini X thinking mine was faulty, having asked around and most people at this forum saying they can't hear anything yet I soon bought another which I found has a low noise floor (same strength). 

 

Being Mini X'less, I missed its awesome presentation, sheer power (you certainly feel it) and simply not being able to pair the he-500's with another amp for anywhere near its price.  

 

Question, does anybody find the sibilance of He-500's to be a bit fatiguing at times? I've resorted to using spitfish to tame some tracks as my ears simply can't handle Vocal Tzzz sounds. I wonder if it's my Mf M1 Dac, as there is a marginable difference in sibilance between optical and usb output, optical smoothens the sibilance but i loose the sparkle of Usb.  

 

Sibilance heard mostly in the 7.5KHz - 11kHz range and makes my shoulders shudder. Using Spitfish helps but I prefer not to use vst's to correct the sound and it's not a perfect solution as even with minimal effect applied cymbals can loose their reverb. 


Edited by fluidz - 11/28/13 at 5:39am
post #2470 of 3790

The HE-500 can fatigue me, though I don't find it sibilant.

post #2471 of 3790
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Whatever happened to:

 

? Wouldn't that be both the simplest and cheapest option?

 

I'd think so... looks like nothing could go wrong with that setup, but not 100% sure

post #2472 of 3790
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Originally Posted by UnarmedLad View Post
 

Whatever happened to:

 

? Wouldn't that be both the simplest and cheapest option?

Yes, the combination of those three adapters should work fine with the Mini-x and other amps with common ground speaker output and standard 3/4" banana plug spacing.

 

That reminds me, if you make a headphone adapter box I recommend you use 5-way binding posts and space them 3/4" inches apart so dual banana plugs will fit.

post #2473 of 3790
Anyone think there will be a black friday/ cyber Monday mini x deal?
post #2474 of 3790

I have just submitted a little review for something which maybe of use to my fellow speak amplifier junkies.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/goldenjacks-attenuators-20db/reviews/10018

post #2475 of 3790
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Anyone think there will be a black friday/ cyber Monday mini x deal?

 

They're already on sale.

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