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post #1051 of 1378

My headphones are wired with 4-pin XLR. There is no common wire anywhere. Connecting directly to the speaker outputs is fine.

post #1052 of 1378

Sorry I am new here, can you explain to me how many watts are going into your HE-6 through the speaker output. I have a beyerdynamic t90, is it alright if i connect this headphone to the speaker output?

post #1053 of 1378

The PX is spec'd for 50W. Assuming that's at 4ohm, then the 50ohm load of the HE-6 should see roughly 4W at max.

 

You should be able to connect your T90 to the speaker taps as long as it is wired for "balanced" and you have the proper adapter.

post #1054 of 1378

How do you connect the speaker output to the 4 pin XLR.

post #1055 of 1378

You just need to make an adapter...

pin1 = L+

pin2 = L-

pin3 = R+

pin4 = R-

 

Considering that you have a T90 though, you're better off using the headphone output on the front which is a separate class-A output.

post #1056 of 1378

Just discover the dacmini is actually 3 Watt per channel when it is at 16ohms when compared to the more expensive 4 Watt per channel at 16 ohms Burson Conductor. Not much difference here.


Edited by jamesng45678 - 2/24/14 at 8:19pm
post #1057 of 1378

I'm not sure where you're pulling those numbers from.

post #1058 of 1378

From a discussion at Audeze between the burson conductor and centrance dacmini, they are doing some maths at their discussion. However, someone thought that the centrance Dacmini only has 0.75W at 32 ohm which is wrong. It should be 1.5W. The reason Burson has a 4 Watt output is because it is at 16ohms.

post #1059 of 1378

And these massive power figures only really matter for something like the HE-6. You'll go deaf with anything else at that kind of output. 

post #1060 of 1378

Thank you for your comments. I have really learn a lot from you today.

post #1061 of 1378

Would any recommend the DACmini or the Woo Audio Wa2 for my beyerdynamic T90. I do not know what I should choose. Thanks


Edited by jamesng45678 - 2/24/14 at 11:00pm
post #1062 of 1378
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Would any recommend the DACmini or the Woo Audio Wa2 for my beyerdynamic T90. I do not know what I should choose. Thanks

 

I do not have experience with the T90, but the T1 on the WA2 is very nice.  I'm not sure how close those 2 beyer models are, but I would take the T1 with the WA2 over the DACmini. 

 

Although I think all advice should be taken with a grain of salt here; solid state vs tube preferences etc.  From my experience, expectations and sound signature preferences come into play a lot more than just "this one is better than that one". 

post #1063 of 1378

Could you explain in more detail the differences between the sound signature of the Wa2 and the Dacmini.

post #1064 of 1378
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Originally Posted by jamesng45678 View Post
 

Could you explain in more detail the differences between the sound signature of the Wa2 and the Dacmini.

 

The DACmini is a typical solid state sound.  Compared to something like a Burson Soloist (I had previously) its a bit bright, forward, and slightly harsh up top, bass is solid and tight.

 

The WA2 has a really lush midrange and kind of softens up the treble in comparison to the DACmini.  The T1 may not seem as sharp, quick, or thin due to to this.  I believe this is why people find the T1 / WA2 pairing synergistic.

post #1065 of 1378
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Originally Posted by barid View Post
 

 

The DACmini is a typical solid state sound.  Compared to something like a Burson Soloist (I had previously) its a bit bright, forward, and slightly harsh up top, bass is solid and tight.

 

The WA2 has a really lush midrange and kind of softens up the treble in comparison to the DACmini.  The T1 may not seem as sharp, quick, or thin due to to this.  I believe this is why people find the T1 / WA2 pairing synergistic.

 

I find your description of the DACmini CX to be spot on, Barid.  And from what I've read of the WA2, that's well said, too!

 

I didn't like the DACmini CX with the T1, but have never heard the T90.

 

Mike

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