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are the triple.fi's harder to drive then the shure 530's

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to hear your input because I find that on a amp I have to turn my triple.fi's up a significant amount higher then my shure's to get the same volume level which is not a big deal at all just curious.
post #2 of 11
Yes, same observation here. Not significant higher, but it is higher.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
well I mean it is not like they need 50% more power or anything like that but I def. notice turning up the knob higher on my sr-71a to get them bumpin
post #4 of 11
Triple fi:
Input Sensitivity: 117dB/mW
Impedance: 32 ohms

Shure 530:
Sensitivity (1mW): 119 dB SPL/mW
Impedance (1kHz): 36

remember every 3 decibels is a doubling of power and 6 is a doubling of voltage.
Have Fun =)

Dave
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
Yes, same observation here. Not significant higher, but it is higher.
I would agree, maybe 15%, it seems se530 unamped is about the same as TF10 amped in volume to me.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
I just wanted to hear your input because I find that on a amp I have to turn my triple.fi's up a significant amount higher then my shure's to get the same volume level which is not a big deal at all just curious.
you're clearly bored lol.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
sort of I mean at 1:30 in the morning not a ton of crap to do
post #8 of 11
yeah same here too. My 530s are louder at the same vol than my UE10s on my Cowon D2
post #9 of 11
same for me.
post #10 of 11
i thought lower impedance = easier to drive?
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by member1982 View Post
i thought lower impedance = easier to drive?
Not just impedance, you have to take sensitivity into account too (see myinitialsaredac's comment)

In the case of SE530 vs. TF10, SE530 higher sensitivity has more effect on the volume than TF10 higher impedance.
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