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post #16 of 902
It will never stop... But yeah, good news!
post #17 of 902
What is a balanced amp.Will this have enough grunt to drive other Headphones.
post #18 of 902
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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post
What is a balanced amp.Will this have enough grunt to drive other Headphones.
You can google balanced amp. I imagine this will be mostly for IEM's and refined for that purpose.
post #19 of 902
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Originally Posted by Ray Samuels View Post
The JHPRO13 sound amzing with single ended portable amps, but at the RMAF, the PRO13, were wired in a balanced configuration & driven by the Apache balanced headphone amp, the presentation was like a breath of fresh air, the sound stage literary put you into a trance.
Considering no portable sources generate a balanced signal, how does the amp create the balanced signal?

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Why not a mini XLR?

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Why not a TRRS? As far as I can see, a portable with a plug that doesn't rotate is a recipe for disaster.
post #20 of 902
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
Why not a TRRS?
That would seem to be the more natural way to go, though you'd have to deal with the eventuality of someone plugging in a TRS.

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post #21 of 902
just to clarify this question that i have: in order to use an iem with this amp, i will have to

a) get a adaptor, one side which will connect to the amp, and the other ( probably a 3.5mm female) which will connect to the jack of my iem

b) reterminated my iem.

if the above 2 options both work, will one option be better than the other???
post #22 of 902
You can create a balanced output signal from a balanced output transformer or opamps. Not hard to do and it works well. Great control of the drivers.
post #23 of 902
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Originally Posted by xuan87 View Post
just to clarify this question that i have: in order to use an iem with this amp, i will have to

a) get a adaptor, one side which will connect to the amp, and the other ( probably a 3.5mm female) which will connect to the jack of my iem

b) reterminated my iem.

if the above 2 options both work, will one option be better than the other???
well option a would negate most of the benefits to using a ballanced amp, so i would stick with option b
post #24 of 902
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well option a would negate most of the benefits to using a ballanced amp, so i would stick with option b
precisely what i suspected...

it will be a pain in the ass if you have alot of iems, but if you have only 1 or 2, then it won't be so bad.
post #25 of 902
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
You can create a balanced output signal from a balanced output transformer or opamps.
Providing the amp has balanced inputs in the first place.

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Not hard to do and it works well. Great control of the drivers.
Control of the drivers is a function of output impedance, not whether the output is balanced or not. If you bridge two single ended outputs to achieve a balanced output, you'll effectively double the output impedance over the same single ended output and therefore have less control of the drivers.

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post #26 of 902
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
Considering no portable sources generate a balanced signal, how does the amp create the balanced signal?
This was the first thing that came to mind.


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Providing the amp has balanced inputs in the first place.
It looks like a standard 3.5mm jack...
post #27 of 902
Wow great news Ray !
post #28 of 902
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post #29 of 902
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Originally Posted by Ray Samuels View Post
Was that your inspiration Mr. Samuels.

Is the chasis ready yet.What sort of output power can we expect.
post #30 of 902
i won't expect a chasis anytime soon, at least not till a few weeks before pre-order starts, which i'm guessing is half a year away. ray should be aiming for a summer release, though it will be nice if he can get it ready for canjam 2010.
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