The Protector balanced does better with the HD650's than the 6. I think for the HD650's to really sound good they need to be balanced.
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2/19/10 at 7:12pm
Sorry for the noob question.
But doesn't the source have to be balanced in the first place ?
Like line out from the ipod has a common ground, single left, single right.
How is it able to acheive "balanced" sound by just tweaking it in the circuit ?_?
|Mark, are you RSA ?
Otherwise, I believe it would be appropriate if you put his answers in quotes.
|With regards to the second answer, I was referring to the input of the protector, and not the output.
I believe Ray would never make such a mistake.
There are two 8.4V batteries.
From my meet impressions:
"The most time I spent with a single person tonight was with Ray at dinner. We had great conversation all throughout dinner. He is a genuinely good person and I wish him all the success in the world -- not like he will need any luck... the Protector is just amazing and it will change the way everyone listens to portable rigs. Since I don't have any IEMs, I hooked up my HD800 to this little marvel. When paired with Ray's Meridian, I was shocked just how good it sounded. It was musical and detailed, had a large soundstage like you'd expect from any HOME balanced amp, and had plenty of balls to drive it louder than I'd want to listen -- on LOW GAIN!! I felt the medium gain setting sounded best with the HD800 and HD600. But this amp can probably drive any headphone you could throw at it, including the DT880/600. Ray doesn't need any luck with this amp, he's going to sell a boat load! If I had to be without a home balanced amp, I could be plenty satisfied with a nice source and the Protector. It really can keep up with big boys. I don't know what Ray's secret is, and while not all of his other gear suits my tastes, this little amp has a Napoleon complex and will stomp on many of the home selections costing many multiples of its price."
For anyone waiting on this...the Protector balanced drive is something waiting for regardless. The sound was astonishing and on level with desktop amps. I mean here I was listening to the HE90, Jade and Stax through the A10 (about a $12 ~$13k rig), and this little protector with the HD800 and the HD600 did not give up an iota of performance to this big rig. Asking for more than that is just something not worth it... If Ray makes his portables sound better in the future....I'm getting rid of my home amps as there will simply be no need sound wise. This Protector ALREADY has me thinking! Something that just wasn't possible a few years ago. But times are a changing.
Ray should be able to get ALL the preorders in from what little I know about the batteries supply. It's all about getting those lithium ion batteries at this point. If you pre-ordered, you have nothing to worry about. Just wait.