Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project - Page 44

post #646 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post


My problem is that with this setup I have practically no movement on the volume knob of the Bryston--

 

I have tried some Rothwell 10db attenuators but no big help--

 

I am looking into getting a Goldpoint Passive Volume Controller to go between my Gungir and the Emotiva XPA 200--But they are pretty pricey....

 

Oh Well--Otherwise sounds pretty darn good!!

 

Jack

 

 

http://www.goldpt.com/sa1x.html

 

or

 

http://www.nhthifi.com/PVC_Pro_XLR_professional_passive_volume_control

post #647 of 3613

Edited my post to reflect the Goldpoint--

 

I have tried some Rothwell 10db attenuators but no big help--

 

I am looking into getting a Goldpoint Passive Volume Controller to go between my Gungir and the Emotiva XPA 200--But they are pretty pricey....

 

Oh Well--Otherwise sounds pretty darn good!!

 

By the way my LCD 2 Rev2's sound pretty awesome in this setup also--but even less volume knob range.....

 

Jack

 

Problem with the He 6's is you never know if this is as good as it gets with the current setup you are using even if it sounds fantastic.....

 

Always searching......

 

Jack


Edited by jackiedh - 1/29/13 at 2:27pm
post #648 of 3613

Does anyone have experience with some of the larger brands (NAD, Denon, Marantz etc.)? I ask because where I live it's easier to get hold of an used amp from brands that are more widely available.

post #649 of 3613

I recently researched the Marantz PM8004 amp with thought of connecting headphones to its speaker terminals and/or using it to drive near-field monitors.  I haven't purchased it, but it's on my horizon.

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-PM8004-Integrated-Amplifier-Black/dp/B003R7KMT2

 

I first discovered it reading this Absolute Sound review.

 

Here's the Marantz page for the PM8004.

 

I then searched Head-Fi thoroughly and PM'd several Head-Fi members who own the PM8004 - only to learn that none of them have tried connecting headphones to the speaker terminals, unfortunately, but they all had high praise for its performance with speakers.

 

With 70 Watts per channel into 8-Ohms, the PM8004 would offer roughly 11.2 Watts per channel into 50 Ohms (for my LCD-2 rev.1 for example).

 

And this amp is known for providing high current (with bursts up to 25 amps), not just voltage - great for orthos, I figure.  

 

If anyone tries it (or has already tried it) do let me know.  smile.gif

 

Thanks,

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 1/30/13 at 7:33am
post #650 of 3613

Using the items below I was able to get my HP's running off a Jolida 1501 I use in the bedroom system. It works, but the Jolida suffers from a slight hum. While this is not noticeable with speakers it is quite annoying with HP's.

 

Now to find a good quiet amp...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U48NIY/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TTHVYK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002E52S4/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

 

KP

post #651 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

I recently researched the Marantz PM8004 amp with thought of connecting headphones to its speaker terminals and/or using it to drive near-field monitors.  I haven't purchased it, but it's on my horizon.

 

It would probably be great with HE-6, but don't you think it's too powerful for other orthos. I was actually thinking about getting a PM6004 I've seen on a local forum. Specs say 45W/8ohm.

post #652 of 3613
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

I recently researched the Marantz PM8004 amp with thought of connecting headphones to its speaker terminals and/or using it to drive near-field monitors.  I haven't purchased it, but it's on my horizon.

 

Heya,

 

Too powerful for the HE500 & LCD2 honestly. For the HE-6 sure. If you want to use that with the HE500/LCD2 with some actual control on volume, you'll want to use a pre-amp to limit the line out or even use resistor adapters on your cabling.

 

Very best,

post #653 of 3613

You are more likely to blow up a driver by under driving it than by over driving it.Use common sense with your volume and you will be ok, a 500 watt amp will not hurt a bookshelf speaker unless you really try. Max output its just that, doesn't mean it will be putting out that power. I was using the 100 wpc Jolida with AKG550's and T1's, even IEM's.

 

KP
 

post #654 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKillerPiglet View Post

You are more likely to blow up a driver by under driving it than by over driving it.Use common sense with your volume and you will be ok, a 500 watt amp will not hurt a bookshelf speaker unless you really try. Max output its just that, doesn't mean it will be putting out that power. I was using the 100 wpc Jolida with AKG550's and T1's, even IEM's.

 

KP
 

 

With HE-500 connected to my 61W Rega Mira 3 I get background hiss when music is stopped. I would like to avoid that with an amp for my HE-500.

post #655 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anda View Post

 

With HE-500 connected to my 61W Rega Mira 3 I get background hiss when music is stopped. I would like to avoid that with an amp for my HE-500.

 



I have the same issue with the Jolida, but this is not a function of the amp's power. I had a 250 watt Spectron that was dead quiet. Somewhere there's an old McCormack DNA125 which I'd like to try, I hope I didn't put in in storage.

 

KP

post #656 of 3613

Stupid question how do you add your gear to show up in your posts?

 

Thanks

 

jack

post #657 of 3613
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKillerPiglet View Post

You are more likely to blow up a driver by under driving it than by over driving it.Use common sense with your volume and you will be ok, a 500 watt amp will not hurt a bookshelf speaker unless you really try. Max output its just that, doesn't mean it will be putting out that power. I was using the 100 wpc Jolida with AKG550's and T1's, even IEM's.

 

KP
 

 

I hooked up my balanced SR80i to my Emotiva, and maxed the volume on my pre-amp and the emotiva unit.

 

The Grado no longer sounds the same.

 

It was a sacrifice, for science.

 

Very best,

post #658 of 3613

I've melted drivers before. For science!

 

 

Actually it was a short in the ground which wound up pumping pure DC though the headphone frown.gif

post #659 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Stupid question how do you add your gear to show up in your posts?

 

Thanks

 

jack


Never mind I am stupid!!!

Jack

post #660 of 3613
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post


Never mind I am stupid!!!

Jack

 

No you're not!   Ask away!    (Glad you figured it out....)

 

 

By the way, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that reads:    "I actually know Jack S_ _ _!"

 

 biggrin.gif

 

Have you seen that one?

 

Mike

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project