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post #1786 of 4493

I can run my floorspeakers to a decent level with my headamp.

Not as loud as my 2*150watt sourroundthing, but closer than you would expect.

They have some numbers on GDaudio´s page that says it delivers about 15 watt in 8 Ohm.

It has caused no problems at all.

 

So I have done and do it the other way around, my headphone gear is of much highere standard than my regular hifi so I had to try..

 

Lots of guys run their HE6 from speaker amps, also AKG K1000 is often driven by speaker amps.

So if you are carefull with the volume I guess it is worth a try, they will not explode as soon as you touch the knob, but they will take damage at high levels. 

I once blew up my Ibuds, just for fun, it was done with a speakeramp and they survived much longer than expected..

 

I am not a techguy, but the danger to amps is shortcircuit, because of the Ohm in speakers goes to low, I do not think there is problems the other way around..

 

Give it a try and come and warn us about it, or recommend it if it works great..

post #1787 of 4493
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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post

Strip a 3.5mm female connector and connect the wires straight into the pots. Not rocket science, exactly.

This forum has answers for everything. I hear there's a "Grado adapter" which can turn the speaker output into an optimised HP output.

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I ask because you need to be careful and check whether your amp has a common ground or not between left and right. If it doesn't have a common ground I don't think you can connect it like that. You might blow up the amp. I'm not an electrical engineer but I've asked this on the other threads and several people have told me this
post #1788 of 4493
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post

I can run my floorspeakers to a decent level with my headamp.
Not as loud as my 2*150watt sourroundthing, but closer than you would expect.
They have some numbers on GDaudio´s page that says it delivers about 15 watt in 8 Ohm.
It has caused no problems at all.

So I have done and do it the other way around, my headphone gear is of much highere standard than my regular hifi so I had to try..

Lots of guys run their HE6 from speaker amps, also AKG K1000 is often driven by speaker amps.
So if you are carefull with the volume I guess it is worth a try, they will not explode as soon as you touch the knob, but they will take damage at high levels. 
I once blew up my Ibuds, just for fun, it was done with a speakeramp and they survived much longer than expected..

I am not a techguy, but the danger to amps is shortcircuit, because of the Ohm in speakers goes to low, I do not think there is problems the other way around..

Give it a try and come and warn us about it, or recommend it if it works great..
I'm running my HE500 and HD600 off speaker taps from the Topping TP60 and Emotiva mini-x. Sounds fantastic and unbeatable for around $200
post #1789 of 4493

speaker tap and connections for the HD600s and HE500s

 

 

post #1790 of 4493

The mini-x has a common ground so I can use a extension 3.5mm female TRS cable with the ends cut of and stripped. The Topping hasn't got a common ground so I can't do it, it shorts out the amp circuitry

post #1791 of 4493
Any ideas on were I can get those cables (banaplugs in one end and female 3,5 or 6,3 mm in the other)?
post #1792 of 4493

I got mine made by BTG Audio but I think they can easily be made using some quad core cable, some banana plugs and a TRS female socket

 

Or you can buy this something like this, cut off the RCA ends and strip the cable and shielding and use each for +/-

 

 

 $_12.JPG 

post #1793 of 4493
Thank you, very clever. I've got some of those cables so will try it out. I'm still not sure about the part with the common ground. Would the solution with the cable above work with your Topping?
post #1794 of 4493
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Thank you, very clever. I've got some of those cables so will try it out. I'm still not sure about the part with the common ground. Would the solution with the cable above work with your Topping?
The topping has no common ground so plugging that in would cause the amp circuitry to trip and not usable. It could damage the amp also
post #1795 of 4493
So how do you listen to headphones with the Topping?
post #1796 of 4493
The cans I use the Topping for are connected in with the grounds separated. 4 banana plugs into a 4pin XLR female then connect my cans which have been recabled into a 4 pin XLR male termination
post #1797 of 4493
I can't use the topping for the Takstars until I recable them
post #1798 of 4493
Aha, I see. Thank you for the help smily_headphones1.gif
post #1799 of 4493
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJScope View Post

Strip a 3.5mm female connector and connect the wires straight into the pots. Not rocket science, exactly.

This forum has answers for everything. I hear there's a "Grado adapter" which can turn the speaker output into an optimised HP output.

Sent from Moto G XT1033 w/ Faux kernel.

I ask because you need to be careful and check whether your amp has a common ground or not between left and right. If it doesn't have a common ground I don't think you can connect it like that. You might blow up the amp. I'm not an electrical engineer but I've asked this on the other threads and several people have told me this

In don't think the speaker taps have enough power running through them to actually damage the amp.
Also, I thought the 2 channels are separated in all audio equipment?
Or are you running FL & RL to the left ear and FR & RR into the right ear with a surround amp?
I was thinking in the line of setting the amp to 2 channel mode and just running it as you would through a HP connector.

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post #1800 of 4493
Quote:
Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I got mine made by BTG Audio but I think they can easily be made using some quad core cable, some banana plugs and a TRS female socket

 

Or you can buy this something like this, cut off the RCA ends and strip the cable and shielding and use each for +/-

 

 

 $_12.JPG 


This is exactly what I had in mind!

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