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post #1006 of 1165
Low impedance headphones still need high current. They will not benefit from more voltage but from more current.
post #1007 of 1165
1000 posts? Can't wait for my move to be put in the mail.
post #1008 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Tantra View Post
And, if low current operation provides more than enough power, then there will be no benefit of high current 12V DC operation with the 80Ω DT 770 PRO?
Correct. The amp will be current-limited and more voltage will not deliver more power.
post #1009 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Iced View Post
Low impedance headphones still need high current. They will not benefit from more voltage but from more current.
Yes and no. The availability of more current will enable the amp to deliver more power. In the case of the DT 770 PRO 80, their absolute maximum power handling capability is already achieved in low current mode so more current will not supply more power that they need in order to provide high sound quality. With other low impedance headphones possessing perhaps lower sensitivity and/or higher power handling capability, the benefit of more current and thus more power will likely make a noticeable impact on sound quality. The best judge of course is one's own ears to see which settings provide the best perceivable sound quality with one's particular headphones and source.
post #1010 of 1165
Thank you very much Tantra and koto-in, your advice has been very helpful. Since my 'phones (DT 770 Pro 80), theoretically won't benefit from anything more than the 5v a USB port can supply (that's correct, right?), i needn't have bought a 12v DC power supply. Bummer.

Also, since high current mode offers no benefit over low current mode (meaning the low current mode is more than enough for these 'phones), having it set to high current won't damage anything, will it?
post #1011 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Mansize_tissue View Post
Thank you very much Tantra and koto-in, your advice has been very helpful. Since my 'phones (DT 770 Pro 80), theoretically won't benefit from anything more than the 5v a USB port can supply (that's correct, right?), i needn't have bought a 12v DC power supply. Bummer.
It's not a major expense and you might need it if you come into some new phones...

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Originally Posted by Mansize_tissue View Post
Also, since high current mode offers no benefit over low current mode (meaning the low current mode is more than enough for these 'phones), having it set to high current won't damage anything, will it?
No. As long as it sounds good, you'll be alright.
post #1012 of 1165
Does the Move actually have any On/Off feature? The only indication I have got is one that is built into the volume knob. I tried turning it all the way left but I did not try to turn it any harder lest I break the knob off.
post #1013 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Zorander View Post
Does the Move actually have any On/Off feature? The only indication I have got is one that is built into the volume knob. I tried turning it all the way left but I did not try to turn it any harder lest I break the knob off.
Just turn the knob anti-clock wise until you hear a click. Not so hard is it?
post #1014 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Dual View Post
Just turn the knob anti-clock wise until you hear a click. Not so hard is it?
Just being careful with it. I'll try harder tonight.

Edit: Tried it out. Nice!
post #1015 of 1165
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Originally Posted by koto-in View Post
Correct.
Thanks Doc. It's always good to get the audible experience confirmed with theory
post #1016 of 1165
Well, bad news. I'm sending my Move back to Jan because the source input jack is cutting in and out with barely a tap or nudge on the ALO cable. He's going to test the amp with the cable and see if he can fix it or have to replace it. He's been great to work with! I've only had the amp for a litte over a week and was in the middle of burn-in. Oh well. I will miss it while it's gone. I just had to tell someone who cares.
post #1017 of 1165
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Originally Posted by MrJingles View Post
Well, bad news. I'm sending my Move back to Jan because the source input jack is cutting in and out with barely a tap or nudge on the ALO cable. He's going to test the amp with the cable and see if he can fix it or have to replace it. He's been great to work with! I've only had the amp for a litte over a week and was in the middle of burn-in. Oh well. I will miss it while it's gone. I just had to tell someone who cares.
Sorry you are going through this, but Jan will make it right. The good thing is you have the Porta Corda MkIII, it is an excellent amp to tie you over untill you get your Move back.
post #1018 of 1165
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Sorry you are going through this, but Jan will make it right. The good thing is you have the Porta Corda MkIII, it is an excellent amp to tie you over untill you get your Move back.
Yeah, he seems like a real good guy. The Porta Corda II is nice, but it's no Move. Thanks for the encouraging words.....I feel comforted
post #1019 of 1165
After picking up a pair of grado sr80s and enjoying them and subsequently lurking in these forums I decided to take the plunge and grab this amp. (Hi head-fi community!) It's been a wonderful experience this little amp. I had no idea a correctly setup headphone system could sound so great for so little money compared to a speaker system. I've simply fallen in love (and also was starting to wonder what a more pricey settup could do )

Well here's where the heartbreak comes in. After about five days of intensely listening to this little marvel of an amp I pull it out of my crumbler bag and bam, no amplification. If I plug it in my powerbook still recognizes the DAC and the light goes red, but no music! I'm so heartbroken and painstruck at the thought that I might have just thrown away 200+ bucks since nowhere on ttvj.com or in the manual was there any expressed warranty whatsover. I guess I just didn't think about it when I was buying it but how sad! Is all hope lost for me?
post #1020 of 1165
Welcome to Head-Fi!
Sorry about your wallet!

I would contact TTVJ.com, they and Meier will take care of your amp for you.
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