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Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by milosz, Dec 23, 2010.
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  1. Thenewguy007
    Can anyone tell me how to correctly hook up a the HE-Adapter to an amp that had the speaker output set up like this

    Right Output
    16 ohms, 8 ohms, 4 ohms, 0 ohms

    Left Output
    16 ohms, 8 ohms, 4 ohms, 0 ohms

    There are 8 speaker taps in the back & the right/left outputs can only match just two identical ohms, not four.
  2. jerick70
    What amp are you connecting your HE-6 to? Solid state amps don't need the HE-Adapter.

    On that note, you will want to use the 8 Ohm taps. The HE-Adapter makes the HE-6 8.8 Ohms.
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  3. Jozurr
    Does anyone have recommendations for where to get the best quality speaker tap adapter?
  4. jerick70
    Dyson Audio will make whatever you want to your specs. They are pretty fast too.

  5. Thenewguy007
  6. rlawli
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  7. Thenewguy007
    Not 4 Ω & 0 Ω?
  8. Mightygrey
    I was very happy to learn that my Questyle CMA600i can power the HE-6(se) to loud-enough levels at around 10 o'clock on the volume-pot (running via 4-pin XLR).

    I bought the CMA600i to "future-proof" my power-supplies, and this was probably the ultimate torture-test.

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  9. rlawli
    Not, as jerick70 said, if you use the resistor box.
  10. rlawli
    Think your headphone stand has enough base weight. Arn’t you afraid a sea breeze will knock over your headphones?
  11. Thenewguy007
    Would there be sonic differences with using the 16 ohms or 4 ohms over the 8 ohms? From what I gathered, the higher ohms you select, the more noise you might hear, but at the same time, you will get more power?
  12. Rayzilla
    Nice view to get lost in the music with.
  13. jerick70
    There may be. Someone mentioned the higher noise floor as you go up in impedance. So noise floor 4 Ohms < 8 Ohms < 16 Ohms. You should try the different connectors and see what happens.
  14. neogeosnk
    I know it hasn't been released but will the Ragnarok 2 be able to drive the HE-6?
  15. SilverEars
    I don't see why not. Original Rag drives the HE-6 rather well. Although I wan't much of fan for other efficient headphones.
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