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Will the balanced amp card for the 801 work in the 901 (not the s version0?  I don;t want to try it in case there is some issue that might damage one or the other.  I want to try some iems in balanced mode, for which I have a cable set up for the Hifiman balanced pin config.

 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by fzman View Post

Will the balanced amp card for the 801 work in the 901 (not the s version0?  I don;t want to try it in case there is some issue that might damage one or the other.  I want to try some iems in balanced mode, for which I have a cable set up for the Hifiman balanced pin config.


Thanks!

Hi!

Yes, the older balanced card is the one to get IMHO.

There is the elfidelity balanced card and the standard balanced card. The elfidelity has the downside of not switching the gain on the 901 with the gain switch but to rely on the software switch (901s) while the older balanced card works fine with the hardware controls for gain.

However, both cards work well in the 901 - I prefer the balanced to the elfidelity balanced personally.

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by fzman View Post
 

Will the balanced amp card for the 801 work in the 901 (not the s version0?  I don;t want to try it in case there is some issue that might damage one or the other.  I want to try some iems in balanced mode, for which I have a cable set up for the Hifiman balanced pin config.

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


Hi!

Yes, the older balanced card is the one to get IMHO.

There is the elfidelity balanced card and the standard balanced card. The elfidelity has the downside of not switching the gain on the 901 with the gain switch but to rely on the software switch (901s) while the older balanced card works fine with the hardware controls for gain.

However, both cards work well in the 901 - I prefer the balanced to the elfidelity balanced personally.

Cheers.


I would ask HiFiMan before plugging in the balanced card made for the HM-801. It could work, but it might not. (I think Koolpep's answer is regarding the original balanced amp card made for HM901, not 801.) Also, the balanced amp card for 801 hasn't got a very low output impedance IIRC, which might alter the frequency response.

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Lars is of course right. I was referring to the cards for 802 and up....

 

 

 

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I would ask HiFiMan before plugging in the balanced card made for the HM-801. It could work, but it might not. (I think Koolpep's answer is regarding the original balanced amp card made for HM901, not 801.) Also, the balanced amp card for 801 hasn't got a very low output impedance IIRC, which might alter the frequency response. 

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I checked the card I had from the 801, and it wasn't even the balanced card in the first place.  <facepalm> :(.  I kept the standard card and regular back plate when I swapped my 801 for the 901, and turned in the 801 with the balanced card and the protruding balanced jack...

 

Trying to decide whether to buy the Sony PHA-3 at work - arghhh

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