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post #3436 of 3790
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

You can use that setup with the mini-x but not the topping. I did a similar thing to you with the topping and the circuit protection cut in so it doesn't even work at all for me. I'm surprised you get sound

Oh god, it seems to run fine for some reason (other than the a bit of noise). I should have done more research before buying this amp. Is there any way I can use this amp with the stock 1/4 inch connector with a wire from Brian at BTG? I don't know how to re-cable but I can learn. 

post #3437 of 3790
The HE500s come with spare connectors. If you're handy you can get some cable such as canare quad cable, strip the top, solder to the connectors and add some banana plugs to the bottom and you have yourself a recable. If you're extra handy you can buy separate cables, braid them and solder also and it'll look extra nice. I'm hopeless at it do get others to make it for me
post #3438 of 3790
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

The HE500s come with spare connectors. If you're handy you can get some cable such as canare quad cable, strip the top, solder to the connectors and add some banana plugs to the bottom and you have yourself a recable. If you're extra handy you can buy separate cables, braid them and solder also and it'll look extra nice. I'm hopeless at it do get others to make it for me

I think getting other people to do it might be best for me too as I have no idea how to do this or have a soldering kit so I would have to buy that first.

How would I explain to Brian what I want? Also, would regular speaker taps work?

I assume I would have to get a balanced cable for the HE-500 and then speaker taps into female 4 pin XLR so I can connect the XLR 4 pin cable.

post #3439 of 3790
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Originally Posted by IwasDerp View Post

I think getting other people to do it might be best for me too as I have no idea how to do this or have a soldering kit so I would have to buy that first.


How would I explain to Brian what I want? Also, would regular speaker taps work?


I assume I would have to get a balanced cable for the HE-500 and then speaker taps into female 4 pin XLR so I can connect the XLR 4 pin cable.
Yes exactly, I just asked Brian for the same thing Malveaux got. Makes it easier. I also got the adapter for XLR into TRS so I can quickly use other amps
post #3440 of 3790
Also ask how long it will take, if he's busy might take a while
post #3441 of 3790
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Yes exactly, I just asked Brian for the same thing Malveaux got. Makes it easier. I also got the adapter for XLR into TRS so I can quickly use other amps

Thanks! I just asked him the same thing and wondering what the cost was. How much did you pay for yours?

post #3442 of 3790
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

So I've been wanting to do it for a while and finally did :) Here is my new Mini-X!!!

 

I had to move the silver faceplates 1/4 inch outwards as the large plugs did not fit but it doesnt change the look at all :)

 

Did you use the DIY thread as a guide for this project? Also, as a Canadian, I'm curious where you sourced your parts-locally, online? I'm interested in doing something similar to my forthcoming mini-X.

post #3443 of 3790

The Topping T60 has a TA2022 in it. It has a common, grounded speaker output (both black terminals):

 

TA2022Schematic.jpg

 

See my how-to on how to convert your HE-500 cable to a balanced cable (your tech guy will be able to do this for you). There's also info on that page about making converter cables or making a completely new HE-500 balanced cable.

 

Balanced cable How-To

 

Headphones.jpg


Edited by robrob - 4/3/14 at 5:39am
post #3444 of 3790
Ah, thanks rob. So I guess the no soldering method I am using is correct then? However, I am not sure where the slight hissing coming from. Not sure if it's a wire or the unit itself.
post #3445 of 3790
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 Awesome! I was trying to track down a pair with this exact idea in mind! I can only imagine how much they open up with some serious amplification.

They really open up. I got the Emotiva for my HE-5LE originally, and now it benefits both my headphones... my mini-x has been modded with a headphone jack, like what they've shown in this thread. 

 

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 as a Civil Engie, gotta love your location

I'm not an engineering major but yeah the grad school here is strong. :beerchug:

post #3446 of 3790
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Originally Posted by IwasDerp View Post
Ah, thanks rob. So I guess the no soldering method I am using is correct then? However, I am not sure where the slight hissing coming from. Not sure if it's a wire or the unit itself.

 

I've never heard of a cable or joint causing hiss (crackle or pop, yes) so I'm pretty sure it's the amp. What headphones are you using with your TP60?

post #3447 of 3790
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I've never heard of a cable or joint causing hiss (crackle or pop, yes) so I'm pretty sure it's the amp. What headphones are you using with your TP60?

I am using the HE-500. When I listen to music, they sound fine but when I am not, I can hear a very quiet but audible hiss. Kind of sounds like pink noise if you were to play at like 1-2% volume. 

post #3448 of 3790
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Originally Posted by IwasDerp View Post

I am using the HE-500. When I listen to music, they sound fine but when I am not, I can hear a very quiet but audible hiss. Kind of sounds like pink noise if you were to play at like 1-2% volume. 

 




it's a drawback/risk to using a speaker amp sometimes. the higher output will make hiss and noise more audible.
post #3449 of 3790
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

it's a drawback/risk to using a speaker amp sometimes. the higher output will make hiss and noise more audible.

As long as it's normal I don't mind it that much. I'll get used it to, already starting to.

post #3450 of 3790
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As long as it's normal I don't mind it that much. I'll get used it to, already starting to.


Use in line resistors for attenuation and you wont have any noise.

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