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Why not just give it a try? Adapters are relatively cheap and I know some crazies who run HE-6 of 250W+ no problem. Just be careful with the volume and connect HE-6 to the adapter after everything is turned on and disconnect before powering down with no music playing.
Very good advice!
 
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I finally got a wood case for my Fisher 400 and got her all restored. New tubes, LEDs, recapped, bias set, and the rest. Sounds fantastic!

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I finally got a wood case for my Fisher 400 and got her all restored. New tubes, LEDs, recapped, bias set, and the rest. Sounds fantastic!

Happy for you SpeakerBox. It looks great. Enjoy. :thumbsup:
 
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I finally got a wood case for my Fisher 400 and got her all restored. New tubes, LEDs, recapped, bias set, and the rest. Sounds fantastic!

What a beauty!
 
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Thanks guys. Somehow I posted in the wrong forum. Will re-post.
 
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Running the HE-6 on the phone out of the LTA Z10e (it has EL84 output tubes) and the sound is excellent. Very good separation, bass is solid and nice 3D imaging. Dynamics are everything I would want, quite surprised. Using volume 42 out of 100 and as loud as I would want. No compression or hint of hitting a lack of power.

This has the finesse of a smaller amp, that would not normally power the HE-6, with the power to do it. Best of both worlds.
 
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Hey all.

Question for those that have ZMF pads on the HE-6. How did you attach them? I got some Auteur Suede pads coming in but not sure what kind of adhesive I need or if their is a Hifiman attachment ring I can purchase.

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Hey all.

Question for those that have ZMF pads on the HE-6. How did you attach them? I got some Auteur Suede pads coming in but not sure what kind of adhesive I need or if their is a Hifiman attachment ring I can purchase.

Thanks.
You don't have any stock pads you can pull the attachment rig off of? It's probably better to have a separate set tgan detach anf attach them many times and risk messing up the pads.

I guess you can either buy them or cannivalize them like Skippy says.

I like the HE-500 out of my BHA-1, but too bad it doesn't drive the HE-6 hard enough.
 
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Well I got the ZMF Suede Auteur pads in. Very nice, hopefully these make a good replacement for the discontinued Audeze Vegans.

Only problem is using the retention ring from a pair of Velours I bought from amazon (thanks cskippy!). It's just a pain in the butt to attach them lol.

Waiting for my headphone cable before I can listen to the cans.

My setup is Eitr->Modi 3->Saga->Vidar

The modi 3 is temporary until Schiit gets a Bifrost Multibit back in stock. That's the last piece for my HE-6 chain (and speakers).

Is the BlueTak mod absolutley necessary? Kind of nervous about taking out the drivers.
 
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Today i was very lucky. I bought a nearly new HE-6 (4-Screw Model) in a Hifi Store. It came with the HE Adapter and I paid 499.- Euro for all.

I still can´t believe....
 
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Today i was very lucky. I bought a nearly new HE-6 (4-Screw Model) in a Hifi Store. It came with the HE Adapter and I paid 499.- Euro for all.

I still can´t believe....
I have one of the earliest HE-6 and it sounds great. 4 screw model?
 
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Early revision had 4 screws and was not only differently tuned but also technically better. Better imaging, separation, more airy, sharper transients (not as sharp or square like the HD800) but also brighter up top.
It is the best version but needs more modding than 6 screw, especially Blu Tack. HE-6SE is a 6 screw HE-6 in a new casing and has better dampening applied already.

I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, it's not like the 6 screw HE-6 is a bad choice next to the 4 screw. In fact, it's more that the 4 screw version has become rare and people love to apply the unicorn status to it. I listened to the HE-6SE recently and it's a great headphone which if my 4 screw ever died
I'd be very glad to have. Of course the qualities my 4 screw brings isn't something I'd easily brush away.



 
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Early revision had 4 screws and was not only differently tuned but also technically better. Better imaging, separation, more airy, sharper transients (not as sharp or square like the HD800) but also brighter up top.
It is the best version but needs more modding than 6 screw, especially Blu Tack. HE-6SE is a 6 screw HE-6 in a new casing and has better dampening applied already.

I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, it's not like the 6 screw HE-6 is a bad choice next to the 4 screw. In fact, it's more that the 4 screw version has become rare and people love to apply the unicorn status to it. I listened to the HE-6SE recently and it's a great headphone which if my 4 screw ever died
I'd be very glad to have. Of course the qualities my 4 screw brings isn't something I'd easily brush away.



Makes sense. What I don't understand is, how is 4 screw brighter and more sought after?

I wish HE-6 was less bright up top 8k+

Or are we comparing different regions here?

Is there a comparison measurements of the two versions?
 
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Early revision had 4 screws and was not only differently tuned but also technically better. Better imaging, separation, more airy, sharper transients (not as sharp or square like the HD800) but also brighter up top.
It is the best version but needs more modding than 6 screw, especially Blu Tack. HE-6SE is a 6 screw HE-6 in a new casing and has better dampening applied already.

I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, it's not like the 6 screw HE-6 is a bad choice next to the 4 screw. In fact, it's more that the 4 screw version has become rare and people love to apply the unicorn status to it. I listened to the HE-6SE recently and it's a great headphone which if my 4 screw ever died
I'd be very glad to have. Of course the qualities my 4 screw brings isn't something I'd easily brush away.



Legend has it that HE6 prototype is still the real deal. I've yet to hear one but from what little info I've gathered, the prototype is supposed to have an even lower sensitivity with even better scaleability.
 
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