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post #451 of 464

Hey guys,

Who knows that how much power Ember can feed to a 50 ohm headphone (obviously he6 :D)? 2 watts?

Anyone use Ember with he6?


Edited by heart banger-97 - 4/6/15 at 8:32am
post #452 of 464
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Hey guys,
Who knows that how much power Ember can feed to a 50 ohm headphone (obviously he6 biggrin.gif)? 2 watts?
Anyone use Ember with he6?
Yep... Sounds better than average but the 6 is better driven with power amps
post #453 of 464
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Thank you Connie for alerting me to this info. I found it very helpful.

 

Based on what Solderdude has written, it seems that Lyr 2 would be the better choice instead of the Ember since the Lyr 2 offers more power into low impedance headphones such as the 64ohm inefficient Q701s & K712s.

Am I correct to think this?

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Edited by SuperU - 4/6/15 at 10:43am
post #454 of 464
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Originally Posted by connieflyer View Post

With the Ember I have not found it to be noisy at all the one I have I got from Brent Jesse it is a cv4024, the 6681 Mullard is also quiet.  I liked the Mullards and Amperex tubes and went through a lot of tubes to get to these that I saved and used, but a week after getting the two bugle boy 12at7's I tried the 6SN7 adapter and like the new tubes much better.

Strange, my cv4024 is noisy, while the rest are quite. Maybe due to my tube socket saver.

Do you guys need to use socket saver? Pr doesn't matter?
Does it affect the sound?
post #455 of 464
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Originally Posted by heart banger-97 View Post
 

Hey guys,

Who knows that how much power Ember can feed to a 50 ohm headphone (obviously he6 :D)? 2 watts?

Anyone use Ember with he6?

In the next little while I'm gonna be borrowing my Ember to a friend who owns the HE-6, he's a fellow head-fier and goes by the handle Armaegis. Once he gets some time with the amp I'm pretty sure he'll probably be on this thread posting his impressions.

post #456 of 464
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Strange, my cv4024 is noisy, while the rest are quite. Maybe due to my tube socket saver.

Do you guys need to use socket saver? Pr doesn't matter?
Does it affect the sound?


RedBull I used to use a socket saver when I used the 9 pin tubes, it helped to get a little more altitude to change the tube easier.  Now almost exclusively use the 6Sn7's I don't use the socket saver.  Seemed like a little too much between the tube and circuit, may or may not matter but with the size of the 6Sn7's it is easy to swap tubes.

post #457 of 464
Or i get a not so good socket saver.
I prefer to pull 6sn7 tubes as they have metal at the base so i don't have to worry breaking the glass
post #458 of 464

I don't use a socket saver with the Ember, girlfriend says it blocks the light from illuminating the bottom of the tube, lol.

Kidding aside, its really easy to remove and replace a tube.

Using socket saver with Lyr2 however, had a hard time getting a grip on the tubes.  Used Deoxit gold and it made pulling and inserting tubes really easy.

post #459 of 464
I see. Ya, i agree, it blocks the light, suddenly my amp is not glowing anymore.
I am not sure how reliable is the tube socket of the amp? Has anyone experience problem with the socket itself? I personally never heard/read that.
post #460 of 464

Project Ember Mk2

 

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Project Ember Mk2

 

 

Look awesome. Enjoy it. :beerchug:

Is it rev. 2.0 ?

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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post
 

 

Look awesome. Enjoy it. :beerchug:

Is it rev. 2.0 ?

 

Yes. There's no real difference in sound quality I think other than the circuits around the input capacitor by-pass have been modified to remove the scratchiness experienced with the previous version.

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How can i tell mine is rev 2.0 or not?
post #464 of 464
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

How can i tell mine is rev 2.0 or not?

 

Look at the top right corner of the PCB, it should be something like "Project Ember R1.0" or R2.0 for rev. 2.

 

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Yes. There's no real difference in sound quality I think other than the circuits around the input capacitor by-pass have been modified to remove the scratchiness experienced with the previous version.

 

Nice. How is the power into HD650 now with the new input attenuation module?

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