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Thank you very much guy for your help.

You are a pleasure to read, and I'm looking forward new replies !

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

That amp sounds interesting. Have you had a chance to pair it with the HD800? Would you say the MG3 is a neutral amp?

 

I've never heard it with the HD800, but I would describe it as neutral and extremely transparent.  

 

Here's a Head-Fi member (FlySweep) who thinks a lot of the HD800 with MG3 (using an impedance match that Jan Plummer optimized for the HD800):  http://www.head-fi.org/t/649107/speaker-amps-for-headphones/1005#post_9794963

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I totally understand how many SET owners have found the Millenia [MG3] to be one of the first solid state amps to satisfy them.  The sound possesses a uniquely elegant warmth & extremely refined liquidity.. while simultaneously sounding unbelievably clean, speedy, clear, detailed, and boasting excellent bandwidth.  I (personally) haven't heard anything quite like it, actually.. it's, quite simply, mesmerizing.  How it manages to sound so accurate and transparent through all this.. I have no idea.

 

It's accurate.. but not remotely fatiguing, clinical, or harsh.  The background is remarkably silent.  I've never heard dynamic swings come across so smooth, well controlled, and effortless.  The tonal purity is hypnotizing.  I simply love linear, wonderfully extended, tight, punchy, fast bass & crisp, airy, open (and again, linear) treble.. but the Millenia's midrange, is nothing short of sublime.

 

This is, without a doubt, one of the finest amps I've heard the HD800 with.

 

And with the HD600 (using the same impedance match):   http://www.head-fi.org/t/649107/speaker-amps-for-headphones/1140#post_9851367    

                        

                                                                          AND    http://www.head-fi.org/t/649107/speaker-amps-for-headphones/1140#post_9851606   

 

One thing to keep in mind regarding the impedance matches that Jan Plummer builds.  Aside from being matched for a specific headphone - gain as well as impedance (it's amazing that he takes the time to do this for his customers), the $100 impedance match boxes come in two flavors - one for use with balanced headphones and one for use with single-ended (TRS) cabling.  Pick one or the other or both, but don't try to use an adapter to get from the balanced impedance match to a headphone with single-ended cabling, because... the MG3's speaker terminals do not have a shared ground.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

The impedance match delivers around 5 Watts per channel into the 50-Ohm LCD-2

 

For 32W @ 8ohm I would expect about 5W @ 50ohm (with no adapter). The impedance adapter adds more resistance doesn't it? so shouldn't the power less than 5W @ 50ohm?

 

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Originally Posted by Poladise View Post
 

 

For 32W @ 8ohm I would expect about 5W @ 50ohm (with no adapter). The impedance adapter adds more resistance doesn't it? so shouldn't the power less than 5W @ 50ohm?

 

 

If the output is linear across various impedances, you're probably right.  I don't know what the resistor values are, but looking inside the "magic box," each channel has two resistors, arranged end-to-end, together bridging the binding posts of that channel, and a third resistor in series, coming off the junction of those end-to-end resistors, for the (+) conductor of the headphone cable.  (If that makes any sense...)

 

Mike

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My apologies if I'm double posting. But I'm also very interested in the audeze line up. But really uncertain about the type of amp it would qualify to its potential. I see a lot of great reviews on headphone amps. But they are solely dedicated to headphone amps only. I'm looking at some of the peachtree products. As I can use them to power my speakers as well as headphones. Im looking at the Schitt and Woo but they're dedicated to headphones only. Would audio quality depreciate or not being able to reach to its max potential if played on a two channel amp?

Sorry for the long post any input would highly be appreciated thanks
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Originally Posted by panersche View Post

My apologies if I'm double posting. But I'm also very interested in the audeze line up. But really uncertain about the type of amp it would qualify to its potential. I see a lot of great reviews on headphone amps. But they are solely dedicated to headphone amps only. I'm looking at some of the peachtree products. As I can use them to power my speakers as well as headphones. Im looking at the Schitt and Woo but they're dedicated to headphones only. Would audio quality depreciate or not being able to reach to its max potential if played on a two channel amp?

Sorry for the long post any input would highly be appreciated thanks

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649107/speaker-amps-for-headphones

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Originally Posted by panersche View Post

My apologies if I'm double posting. But I'm also very interested in the audeze line up. But really uncertain about the type of amp it would qualify to its potential. I see a lot of great reviews on headphone amps. But they are solely dedicated to headphone amps only. I'm looking at some of the peachtree products. As I can use them to power my speakers as well as headphones. Im looking at the Schitt and Woo but they're dedicated to headphones only. Would audio quality depreciate or not being able to reach to its max potential if played on a two channel amp?

Sorry for the long post any input would highly be appreciated thanks
Not really. There are a number of headphone amplifiers that offer a pre for speakers, schiit is one of them.
post #6893 of 7569

And the LCD2/LCD3 don't need speaker amps to sound good period. 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

And the LCD2/LCD3 don't need speaker amps to sound good period. 

Yup, recommending speaker amps for the Audez'es is pretty stupid.

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Yup, recommending speaker amps for the Audez'es is pretty stupid.

 

Yeah it seems stupid is the common trend in posts lately on head-fi.

post #6896 of 7569
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

Yeah it seems stupid is the common trend in posts lately on head-fi.

And it sucks!

post #6897 of 7569
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

And it sucks!

Tell me about it. :rolleyes::mad: 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

Yeah it seems stupid is the common trend in posts lately on head-fi.

 

We should ditch headphone amps then? ;)

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We should ditch headphone amps then? ;)

Yeah we should and get one of these badasses to drive headphones. 

 

post #6900 of 7569

nice amp

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