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    The Interconnect and Power Cable Thread.

    If you want to DIY an interconnect, then the best method with common tools and materials is typically to get the smallest gauge you can find, 24-30AWG for example. Dielectric of choice is teflon tubing. Then you would twist the pair by hand with atleast 3 twists per inch, and optionally wrap it...
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    REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

    Seeing that the Alpha Dogs are 90dB/mW, i don't think there would be a problem unless you want to exceed 115dB SPL, then you might have a little dynamic compression.
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    Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)

    I also agree with Purrin, that Teac really is a POS, just really harsh and unrefined. I had it for about 2 weeks doing A/B with the Yulong D18 and it didn't rival the D18 in any area, except features.
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    The general rule of thumb is that if your amps input impedance is 47kOhms or higher and interconnects are less than a meter in length, your system is passive compliant and a passive pre should be used. If any of those requirements can't be met, then an active preamp should be used.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Yeah I was thinking of a small chip with a thin lipo battery or something and wrapping it behind the ear cups and through the headband or something.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Does anyone know if it's possible to mod a headphone for wireless, like a bluetooth/RF kit or something? Thinking about experimenting with my HE-500. Not sure where I could  hide all the mess though...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Yes, a preamp.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Yes, you are right, It was me saying source, so I stand corrected. F4 still needs a voltage buffer though was my point I was trying to get across. :) Heck, you could even bi-amp the thing to get the voltage/gain you need too.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Hehe, love all the confusion going on. I think we all had long nights 
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Will do
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Master-1 preamp can do 19v from XLR :) That's what I'll be trying out when I get around to building the F4. It won't be balanced amplification, but who cares if it sounds awesome, which i hope it does.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Ooh, maybe PCBs will be openly available soon then. Another First Watt to add to my growing collection 
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Sorry, I am sure you have mentioned this before, but what programs are you using?
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