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You mentioned the Asgard above. I believe its output impedance is quite low. A nice low power speaker amp would be great here too. If the output power is too much (significantly so) you can tag a high power voltage divider on the outputs before your phones and keep the impedance down next to nothing if you do it right. I am in the process of doing it for mine, but at 75W @ 8Ω, it needs a lot of power handling in the resistors to get down to something like 5W @ 32Ω and...
How can you be sure? The only real way to tell the T50RP at that distance between the T20RP and T40RP is the rod color... and I'm not seeing anything obviously copper/brass colored there.
I guess I didn't take any as it would have been on my phone and I don't see it there. It looked a lot like your big one's vertical column, but the base was giant and it had, essentially a cavity in the center of it to fit the plastic les paul's curves and the strap button without tipping over. That rainbow mess was hideous though. At least yours is somewhat coherent in colors used. I think I may try some K'nex actually. The hard drive stand thing I built looks pretty...
Needed some of them for something else so it's been dismantled... Don't think I ever got a pic of it together. I'll look through some pic folders to check, but I think I neglected to take any. Wouldn't have done a decent job of hanging anything, and I'm pretty sure all of my parts that would be suitable are basically broken or lost.
I did a guitar hero stand similar to that awhile back. No glue needed on that one. Just don't try it with Mega Blocks with no seals in there
I don't get the argument that headphones are completely different from speakers. I see no difference between a headphone and a full range speaker, really, at least when it comes to amplification. The only difference to cite is an unbalanced wiring scheme... if we assume everyone is using a TRS or some other unbalanced connector. First thing you balance your headphones, you are back to the equivalent of speakers again. As far as the common ground issue goes, what happened...
What's going to harm it? It's not really any different than taking a headphone amp and turning it all the way up. Too much power is too much power, keep your levels lower and there's no issue. It would be more risky for the amp than the headphones in that scenario as the tube amp likely has OPTs that do not have, for example, 32Ω secondaries so you would be presenting an odd load and it would be highly strained to output it. A SS amp, or an OTL amp would be your best bet...
Professionals in studios use very flat sounding active monitors rather than fun and musical speakers. I'd also like to see you try to integrate a quality, high current capable, amp into a planar speaker that is all of 2" thick. You can give me the crappy class D argument all day, but I have yet to hear a class D amp come close to even a class B amp, which is already subject to a sometimes audible crossover point in the amplification process. And I really wouldn't call the...
Really, this is very similar to the cable debate. Some people hear a difference, others don't. I heard a pretty big improvement between a dual mono (two monoblocks in one case, separate power supplies, separate power cables) and monoblock version of the identical amp when they were separated into different cases. This was a SACD rig, but still, the point is that some people can see value in doing things in a different way regardless of what supposedly should happen.
And I've seen CD setups with dedicated monoblocks... what's your point?It's not like vinyl means it's less worthy of quality amplification. In fact phono cartridges are balanced by nature and there are quite a few balanced phono stages on the market, so why not run it through the same balanced monoblock setup as other people do?
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