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post #13591 of 13593
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

 

Because the newer "modern" units use opamps instead of coming of the main amp we believe the sound is inferior to the old stuff. 

 

If they are inferior, it's not for that reason. This has been covered in a number of previous threads, and in one the manufacturers were actually canvassed about their heaphone outs. The answer was that most manufacturers of popularly priced stereo amps take the signal from the speaker outlets. I don't know where this idea that non-vintage stuff uses cheap op amps, but it's demonstably wrong.

 

This refers specifically to stereo stuff. I don't know about AV amps, but I can attest that models like the Marantz SR4200/4300/4400 etc have  very good headphone outs and can be bought cheaply on Ebay.  

post #13592 of 13593
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

 

If they are inferior, it's not for that reason. This has been covered in a number of previous threads, and in one the manufacturers were actually canvassed about their heaphone outs. The answer was that most manufacturers of popularly priced stereo amps take the signal from the speaker outlets. I don't know where this idea that non-vintage stuff uses cheap op amps, but it's demonstably wrong.

 

This refers specifically to stereo stuff. I don't know about AV amps, but I can attest that models like the Marantz SR4200/4300/4400 etc have  very good headphone outs and can be bought cheaply on Ebay.  

 

I think he may have been referring to headamps that don't have speaker outs.

post #13593 of 13593

Didn't read that way.

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