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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321088173683?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Will this work? if I chopp off the RCA connectors and add banana plugs?

Yeah, most likely. See no reason why it shouldn't work, there must be 4 conductors in that adapter..

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That adapter looks too short to allow enough room for 3 or 4 banana plugs, but a longer one would be good.

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That adapter looks too short to allow enough room for 3 or 4 banana plugs, but a longer one would be good.

Thanks I'll try this first and try and find a longer one, it's on;y a few dollars so quite cheap

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It's not the cost but the labor involved in making the cable. Unless you already bought this a longer cable will make everything easier from accessing the cable to building it.


Edited by robrob - 3/9/14 at 7:26am
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Unfortunately will have to try it since its on order. 

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How does this amp compare to the LYR? Im in love with the Lyr's aesthetics, and its worth a little more to me, however if they are very practically similar in sound, I might consider saving the 200. What are your guy's thoughts?

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^ if strictly for HE500, save yourself $200.  Swing by my place and give the amp a try if you want.  I am in SJ.

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How does this amp compare to the LYR? Im in love with the Lyr's aesthetics, and its worth a little more to me, however if they are very practically similar in sound, I might consider saving the 200. What are your guy's thoughts?

 

Great for HE-500 and LCD-2. Personally liked it more with LCD-2, but HE-500 is still good. LCD-3 = not that good. Emotiva can still drive speakers.

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Thanks! Also, how did you connect to the amp? I'm open to making my own cable, but haven't found and good comprehensive guide for a non-balanced cable.
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I personally went for an adapter system that made it easy to connect all headphones to it. You can make an adapter cable that is 1/4 or XLR. Both work fine for Emotiva as it's common ground. However, that doesn't work for balanced amps. So I went with XLRs to ensure compatibility with all amps.

 

1) Banana plugs to 4 pin female XLR

2) Balanced 4 pin male XLR Hifiman cable

 

Optional: 3) (3.5mm or 1/4" male) to 4 pin female XLR cable

 

The third optional cable is to attach to the balanced HE-500 cable so you can use it with single ended amps, without having to take off the cable ever again from HE-500. This three piece adapter will let you easily connect it any amp out there in a matter of few seconds.

 

Go for Neutrik. Simple snap on/off each time
 

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Thanks! Also, how did you connect to the amp? I'm open to making my own cable, but haven't found and good comprehensive guide for a non-balanced cable.

I can put a TRS in the front plate for you or help you make the cable.  Either way is pretty easy.

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I can put a TRS in the front plate for you or help you make the cable.  Either way is pretty easy.

That would be perfect. I think i'm going for the emotiva. When I have it I would definitely appreciate the help. Ill be in contact. I really appreciate the help! Somewhat new here and it's great to meet helpful people.

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That would be perfect. I think i'm going for the emotiva. When I have it I would definitely appreciate the help. Ill be in contact. I really appreciate the help! Somewhat new here and it's great to meet helpful people.
He's a great person smily_headphones1.gif
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That would be perfect. I think i'm going for the emotiva. When I have it I would definitely appreciate the help. Ill be in contact. I really appreciate the help! Somewhat new here and it's great to meet helpful people.

whenever u r ready. If you are still unsure, then as I said, bring your HE500 over and have a spin with my Emotiva.  

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Thanks! Also, how did you connect to the amp? I'm open to making my own cable, but haven't found and good comprehensive guide for a non-balanced cable.


Putting a TRS jack in the front is the route I went:

 

 

You can read my DIY here: LINK

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