Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones
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Do you guys know where I could get a cable that will allow me to connect my He6 to speaker taps? I am currently running my he6 through the hifiman resistor box and a vintage technics sa5270. I would like to try it with the NAD 3020 and I don't know where I would get the cable.
 
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There are a couple ebay sellers plus most cable makers can build a speaker tap (banana plugs to 4pin XLR) at a reasonable price.
 
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Do you guys know where I could get a cable that will allow me to connect my He6 to speaker taps? I am currently running my he6 through the hifiman resistor box and a vintage technics sa5270. I would like to try it with the NAD 3020 and I don't know where I would get the cable.
There a company called Periapt cable. There killer they will make you anything you want. I’ve bought a few cables from them
https://periaptcables.com/
 
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As cskippy said:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Balanced-XLR-to-Speaker-Taps-BANANA-PLUGS-Hifiman-HE4-HE5-HE6-HE500-adapter/172733761468

Also if you guys want a perfect amp for the HE-6 (or Susvara) there is this amazing deal in the classifieds right now:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/first-watt-f6-free-global-shipping.879402/

Doesn't get better than Pass Labs.
I would get the pass labs if I could afford it, but that's not exactly in my budget at the moment. Thanks for the advice and heads up.
 
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I would get the pass labs if I could afford it, but that's not exactly in my budget at the moment. Thanks for the advice and heads up.
Let me know your impression of the NAD3020. I also hear some of the cheap topping amps are great at the rpice too.
 
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Let me know your impression of the NAD3020. I also hear some of the cheap topping amps are great at the rpice too.
I will definitely let you know how it sounds, do you have any recommendations on used speaker amps for them other than the NAD 3020, would like to stay under 400?
 
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I will definitely let you know how it sounds, do you have any recommendations on used speaker amps for them other than the NAD 3020, would like to stay under 400?
You're in luck! I never bought any of these but monsterzero about a year or so ago went through the trouble of finding me a good list on ebay for speaker amps. All of these are expired but, the of the amps should let you know what you're looking for.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Pioneer-SX-750-Serviced-LED-Upgrade-50-Watts-RMS-Sounds-Fantastic-/292068200349?hash=item44009f0f9d:g:LKkAAOSwc-tY2IAJ
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-SX780-receiver-/222438016464?hash=item33ca56c5d0:g:3W8AAOSwXYtYxeDt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PIONEER-SX-780-ICE-BLUE-LEDS-NICE-/172592432369?hash=item282f4f84f1:g:ADAAAOSwcLxYL3jd

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARANTZ-2250-VINTAGE-STEREO-RECEIVER-NICE-/272615972093?hash=item3f792d9cfd:g:dXIAAOSwdGFY4ZjF

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARANTZ-2245-VINTAGE-STEREO-RECEIVER-DECENT-/382027913649?hash=item58f2a359b1:g:LWoAAOSwU8hY4ZyK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONKYO-TX-4500-Classic-Vintage-HOME-AUDIO-STEREO-RECEIVER-AMPLIFIER-TUNER-AMP-/162456657339?hash=item25d32bddbb:g:BOIAAOSwmgJY4qYh

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sansui-G-5000-Pure-Power-AM-FM-Stereo-Receiver-45-Watts-Per-Channel-/152487094238?hash=item2380f067de:g:y3EAAOSwhQhY2HuP

http://www.ebay.com/itm/sansui-5000x-Stereo-tuner-amplifier-/232291133898?hash=item3615a169ca:g:xy8AAOSw4CFY4YcT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SANSUI-771-STEREO-RECEIVER-TECH-SERVICED-NICE-UNIT-SEE-PICS-READ-/262898305526?hash=item3d35f5c9f6:g:y7UAAOSwsW9YyytV

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Awesome-Pioneer-Sx-650-AM-FM-Stereo-Receiver-w-Phono-Pro-Restored-/152493057923?hash=item23814b6783:g:ZTMAAOSw4CFY3wc1
 
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You're in luck! I never bought any of these but monsterzero about a year or so ago went through the trouble of finding me a good list on ebay for speaker amps. All of these are expired but, the of the amps should let you know what you're looking for.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Pioneer-SX-750-Serviced-LED-Upgrade-50-Watts-RMS-Sounds-Fantastic-/292068200349?hash=item44009f0f9d:g:LKkAAOSwc-tY2IAJ
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-SX780-receiver-/222438016464?hash=item33ca56c5d0:g:3W8AAOSwXYtYxeDt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PIONEER-SX-780-ICE-BLUE-LEDS-NICE-/172592432369?hash=item282f4f84f1:g:ADAAAOSwcLxYL3jd

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARANTZ-2250-VINTAGE-STEREO-RECEIVER-NICE-/272615972093?hash=item3f792d9cfd:g:dXIAAOSwdGFY4ZjF

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARANTZ-2245-VINTAGE-STEREO-RECEIVER-DECENT-/382027913649?hash=item58f2a359b1:g:LWoAAOSwU8hY4ZyK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONKYO-TX-4500-Classic-Vintage-HOME-AUDIO-STEREO-RECEIVER-AMPLIFIER-TUNER-AMP-/162456657339?hash=item25d32bddbb:g:BOIAAOSwmgJY4qYh

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sansui-G-5000-Pure-Power-AM-FM-Stereo-Receiver-45-Watts-Per-Channel-/152487094238?hash=item2380f067de:g:y3EAAOSwhQhY2HuP

http://www.ebay.com/itm/sansui-5000x-Stereo-tuner-amplifier-/232291133898?hash=item3615a169ca:g:xy8AAOSw4CFY4YcT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SANSUI-771-STEREO-RECEIVER-TECH-SERVICED-NICE-UNIT-SEE-PICS-READ-/262898305526?hash=item3d35f5c9f6:g:y7UAAOSwsW9YyytV

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Awesome-Pioneer-Sx-650-AM-FM-Stereo-Receiver-w-Phono-Pro-Restored-/152493057923?hash=item23814b6783:g:ZTMAAOSw4CFY3wc1
Wow thank you for sharing that list, I will definitely go through all of those, you guys are awesome.
 
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I will definitely let you know how it sounds, do you have any recommendations on used speaker amps for them other than the NAD 3020, would like to stay under 400?
Check this thread,tons of good suggestions for great sounding beasts from the past. As long as you focus on the 40-90wpc range many good deals can be found. Once you cross over into "The Monster" territory(100+wpc) prices tend to skyrocket.

Or,just look at my signature. All of my receivers were epic driving the HE-6,except for my 26wpc Marantz 2226b,not enough oomph for my ears.
 
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Check this thread,tons of good suggestions for great sounding beasts from the past. As long as you focus on the 40-90wpc range many good deals can be found. Once you cross over into "The Monster" territory(100+wpc) prices tend to skyrocket.

Or,just look at my signature. All of my receivers were epic driving the HE-6,except for my 26wpc Marantz 2226b,not enough oomph for my ears.
Thanks I will check out those too, so I am good to power these with speaker taps as long as I do not pass a certain amount of watts without a resistor? I just don't want to blow the drivers.
 
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