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post #871 of 1385
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

... honestly I'm happy to hear that. I have mostly Low Impedance cans that I want to pair with it

 

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

They aren't really designed to power low-impedence high sensitivity headphones such as Grados or the Sony's, you'll get background hum.

probably but i wrote in another post that the MKVI with my hf-2 recabled was one of the best combos that i listened.

no hum at all.

but, of course, ther needs to experience with another low impedance headphones


Edited by alota - 10/20/13 at 11:47pm
post #872 of 1385
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Originally Posted by alota View Post
 

 

 

probably but i wrote in another post that the MKVI with my hf-2 recabled was one of the best combos that i listened.

no hum at all.

but, of course, ther needs to experience with another low impedance headphones

Some users had background noise with high sensitivity headphones in this thread, my then recabled Sony MDR CD950 (50ohm's) had hissing noise on SE and balanced.

post #873 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Some users had background noise with high sensitivity headphones in this thread, my then recabled Sony MDR CD950 (50ohm's) had hissing noise on SE and balanced.

i believe you.

i tried 32 ohm and 60(jvc dx-1000) ohm and i had no problems

post #874 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Some users had background noise with high sensitivity headphones in this thread, my then recabled Sony MDR CD950 (50ohm's) had hissing noise on SE and balanced.

Sure it was not a problem of valve microphone?

post #875 of 1385
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Originally Posted by [OverDrive] View Post

Sure it was not a problem of valve microphone?

Nope.
post #876 of 1385

My balanced DX1000 and most very sensitive headphones had a VERY low level hum. Tubes had an impact on the hum level. The LD apparently is designed to work on 230V but in the UK it is often closer to 250V so that might also have had an impact.

I was shocked to learn that somebody apparently used his LD MK6 with CIEM and had no issues with hum? :confused: 

post #877 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

They aren't really designed to power low-impedence high sensitivity headphones such as Grados or the Sony's, you'll get background hum.

 

 

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

My balanced DX1000 and most very sensitive headphones had a VERY low level hum. Tubes had an impact on the hum level. The LD apparently is designed to work on 230V but in the UK it is often closer to 250V so that might also have had an impact.

I was shocked to learn that somebody apparently used his LD MK6 with CIEM and had no issues with hum? :confused: 

ugh I keep hearing about hum with sensitive and low impedance headphones -.- why can't some one make a balanced tube for use with super senstive cans *face palm* I mean hell I might as well get the Vali if the LD MK VI+ is totally silent either 

post #878 of 1385
You can use an impedance adaptor if you're going to be using any IEM/headphone rated at 32ohms or less
post #879 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

You can use an impedance adaptor if you're going to be using any IEM/headphone rated at 32ohms or less

Ahh I've wondered if something like that existed... how ever do they make them in XLR format and if they are most commonly SE where can you by them? 

post #880 of 1385
You can make one with less than $25. Two resistors for signal and two jacks on both ends to accept the connection.
post #881 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

You can make one with less than $25. Two resistors for signal and two jacks on both ends to accept the connection.

can you buy them in SE, I do not have the time nor skill to make anything 

post #882 of 1385

The MK6 was specially designed to power the K1000 and other hard to drive headphones (low sensitivity) and remains one of the most powerful headpone amplifier available today. 

Getting this amp to power iems and other easy to drive headphones is a bit daft, IMO.

post #883 of 1385
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Some users had background noise with high sensitivity headphones in this thread, my then recabled Sony MDR CD950 (50ohm's) had hissing noise on SE and balanced.

do you have a balanced source?

post #884 of 1385
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

The MK6 was specially designed to power the K1000 and other hard to drive headphones (low sensitivity) and remains one of the most powerful headpone amplifier available today. 

Getting this amp to power iems and other easy to drive headphones is a bit daft, IMO.

Well then are there any other balanced tube amps on the market then -.- 

post #885 of 1385

You are right there isn't a lot. DNA's new Stratus or EC BA but those are quite expensive.

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