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Cowon J3 Output Impedance?

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 

Apologies if this has been answered before, but I did do a forum search and drew a blank.

 

 

As per the thread title, does anyone know the output impedance of the Cowon J3 ?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 35

 

From 1.5 - 2, according to this thread - http://www.head-fi.org/t/563722/jvc-ha-fxt90-appreciation-thread-user-info-buying-guide-reviews-on-page-1

 

 

I use Teclast T51 which is 0.4

post #3 of 35

Haha, I was just gonna ask about the 601 and I saw this thread..

post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

From 1.5 - 2, according to this thread - http://www.head-fi.org/t/563722/jvc-ha-fxt90-appreciation-thread-user-info-buying-guide-reviews-on-page-1

 

 

I use Teclast T51 which is 0.4



Many thanks for that, kiteki, although I do wonder where the source for those measurements is.

 

I've just sent Inks a PM to find out...

post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by Kanashimu View Post

Haha, I was just gonna ask about the 601 and I saw this thread..



It's seems you and I are on a similar path - I just noticed you in the UM Miracles thread - I'm awaiting delivery of my UM Miracles at the moment. I'm hoping my J3 will drive them OK, since the Miracles are only 16 Ω

 

Good luck with your 601

post #6 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanashimu View Post

Haha, I was just gonna ask about the 601 and I saw this thread..



It's seems you and I are on a similar path - I just noticed you in the UM Miracles thread - I'm awaiting delivery of my UM Miracles at the moment. I'm hoping my J3 will drive them OK, since the Miracles are only 16 Ω

 

Good luck with your 601


J3 can drive far more than 16 ohm. It drives the 70 ohm hd25-1 iis just fine. And both my headphones, though easy to drive are both higher than 16 ohm. The hje900 is 26 ohm if I recall, and the TMA-1s are 32 ohm.

I'm not sure about exact numbers for output, but it is definitely the most powerful portable player that has more than 12 hours of battery life on the market. Hell, in terms of power to battery life ratio, I couldn't ask for more.

Hope that helps.
post #7 of 35

Kyuuketsuki,

 

There is a phenonemon known as output impedance in all amplifiers and DAP's and the lower the better, at least when multi-driver balanced-armature IEM's are in the picture.

 

If you use a DAP or amplifier with high output impedance, the frequency response will be all over the place, with as much as 26dB boost in the mids, 15dB valley in the highs, no bass, no volume, etc.! :)


Edited by kiteki - 12/4/11 at 9:11am
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post



It's seems you and I are on a similar path - I just noticed you in the UM Miracles thread - I'm awaiting delivery of my UM Miracles at the moment. I'm hoping my J3 will drive them OK, since the Miracles are only 16 Ω

 

Good luck with your 601


Indeed. Good luck to you as well.

Though I'm certainly trying to find some other amps/DAPs to compare with the 601 - JUST in the case that the 601 butchers the FR. Then again, if I get a sizable mids boost and a small bass boost, I won't be complaining tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Kyuuketsuki,

 

There is a phenonemon known as output impedance in all amplifiers and DAP's and the lower the better, at least when multi-driver balanced-armature IEM's are in the picture.

 

If you use a DAP or amplifier with high output impedance, the frequency response will be all over the place, with as much as 26dB boost in the mids, 15dB valley in the highs, no bass, no volume, etc.! :)



Noted, but again, I've used the J3 for a number of different headphones. Do you think that 16 ohm is too low? It should be fine since it was designed to be a portable player.

 

Also, I've heard about output impedance, but haven't really read up on their effect on headphones. I really should though. If you have any literature on the subject, it would be appreciated.

post #10 of 35

 

If the J3 is 2 ohm or less then 16 ohm IEM's will be fine, 8 ohm or 12 ohm could be an issue though.

 

 

It's the S9 that has issues with 16 ohm.

 

 

Sent you a link via PM.

post #11 of 35

why not use clip or sansa fuze??

 

they have impedance of about 1 ohm

post #12 of 35

why not use clip or sansa fuze??

 

they have impedance of about 1 ohm

post #13 of 35
What is the point in making a whole thread when you can easily find the answer of your question on cowon website.
I know :
Some people are Lazy to do a research !!!
post #14 of 35
Thread Starter 
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What is the point in making a whole thread when you can easily find the answer of your question on cowon website.
I know :
Some people are Lazy to do a research !!!

 

 

1) Perhaps you could try doing some 'research' by looking at when this thread was started?

 

2) Please show me where the output impedance is stated in the J3 specifications on the Cowon website?

 

http://www.cowonglobal.com/product_wide/COWONJ3/product_page_4.php

 

 

I don't really care now, since this thread is 2 years old, but you're being quite insulting, musicday.

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 9/29/13 at 10:11am
post #15 of 35

no manufacturer gives output impedence in my opinion

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