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post #301 of 3607
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Looks like I'll be ordering this. One last thing I want to know is how much control you get with the Emotiva's volume knob. I just want to make sure that I have enough control for fine tuning and also not damage them. I'll be turning it slow initially, for obvious safety reasons. Although for long term use, like right now with my O2 I can control that with ease and not have to worry about the knob.

 

 

Depends on what headphones you want to use with it.  

 

Not very much at all if any I assume if you put the Denon AH-D2000 on it.


Edited by preproman - 11/29/12 at 3:33pm
post #302 of 3607
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Depends on what headphones you want to use with it.  

 

Not very much at all if any I assume if you put the Denon AH-D2000 on it.

 

I was referring to the HE-500. I would be scared ****less to put my D2000's in it. BTW someone want to tell me on how the D2000 might pair up. Malveaux, are you up for it :)

 

Besides, my HE-500. I would love to know how LCD-2 would pair with it. I want to get a LCD-2 in the future and it would be good to pair it with the Emotiva if it works out. Otherwise, I still have my O2.

post #303 of 3607
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I would love to know how LCD-2 would pair with it. I want to get a LCD-2 in the future and it would be good to pair it with the Emotiva if it works out. Otherwise, I still have my O2.

 

 

Check out post # 247 in this thread

 

Next up is the LCD-2.2  The volume knob on these is in between 9 and 9:30 but can go lower.  WOW these reminds me of how they sound when paired with the BHA-1.    One of the best things the LCD-2.2 does really well is make bad recordings sound good.  That's the second thing.  What's the first thing you might ask?  Do you really have to ask?  BASS.  That's right - and this amp really gives it to you.  The amp can go as low as the LCD-2.2s want to go.  Deep, impactful - without being muddy or all over the place.   The mids are very rich, a little to rich for me.  They are voiced very well but not as crisp and clear as the Hifimans.  IMO.  But this amp gives it to you as it is on the recording.

post #304 of 3607
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Check out post # 247 in this thread

 

Next up is the LCD-2.2  The volume knob on these is in between 9 and 9:30 but can go lower.  WOW these reminds me of how they sound when paired with the BHA-1.    One of the best things the LCD-2.2 does really well is make bad recordings sound good.  That's the second thing.  What's the first thing you might ask?  Do you really have to ask?  BASS.  That's right - and this amp really gives it to you.  The amp can go as low as the LCD-2.2s want to go.  Deep, impactful - without being muddy or all over the place.   The mids are very rich, a little to rich for me.  They are voiced very well but not as crisp and clear as the Hifimans.  IMO.  But this amp gives it to you as it is on the recording.

 

Thanks, good to know that the LCD-2 matches nicely as well - will save me money in the future. Do you find enough control with the volume knob with both LCD-2 and HE-500?

post #305 of 3607
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Thanks, good to know that the LCD-2 matches nicely as well - will save me money in the future. Do you find enough control with the volume knob with both LCD-2 and HE-500?

 

 

Not like the HE-6 and the HE-5LE.  But it's enough as 9:30 is pretty loud.  The little amp has some juice behind it.

post #306 of 3607
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Not like the HE-6 and the HE-5LE.  But it's enough as 9:30 is pretty loud.  The little amp has some juice behind it.

 

Good to know. As long as it is manageable and not having to worry too much about accidentally turning it too much and damaging equipment.

post #307 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

I was referring to the HE-500. I would be scared ****less to put my D2000's in it. BTW someone want to tell me on how the D2000 might pair up. Malveaux, are you up for it :)

 

Besides, my HE-500. I would love to know how LCD-2 would pair with it. I want to get a LCD-2 in the future and it would be good to pair it with the Emotiva if it works out. Otherwise, I still have my O2.

 

Heya,

 

I would not put any efficient headphone with high sensitivity on the Emotiva without a resistor or impedance cable in place. You will have zero volume control beyond millimeter adjustment before it gets ungodly loud and potentially the current would be far beyond what the coil could take, heat up, and warp. You can put more resistant headphones on there, like 300ohm stuff. But I wouldn't put something 32ohms with sensitivities in the 100+ db/mw range. I wouldn't even bother with a speaker amp for a Denon frankly, unless you are willing to get additional dummy load to keep everything friendly with one another.

 

I'm in the process of getting an adapter made so I can use any headphone with my speaker taps, but with a 75ohm impedance cable between it for more sensitive headphones to increase load and reduce what slams into the headphone itself. I'll update when I get it how it interacts with Denons and some 600ohm headphones too.

 

Very best,

post #308 of 3607
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Heya,

 

I would not put any efficient headphone with high sensitivity on the Emotiva without a resistor or impedance cable in place. You will have zero volume control beyond millimeter adjustment before it gets ungodly loud and potentially the current would be far beyond what the coil could take, heat up, and warp. You can put more resistant headphones on there, like 300ohm stuff. But I wouldn't put something 32ohms with sensitivities in the 100+ db/mw range. I wouldn't even bother with a speaker amp for a Denon frankly, unless you are willing to get additional dummy load to keep everything friendly with one another.

 

I'm in the process of getting an adapter made so I can use any headphone with my speaker taps, but with a 75ohm impedance cable between it for more sensitive headphones to increase load and reduce what slams into the headphone itself. I'll update when I get it how it interacts with Denons and some 600ohm headphones too.

 

Very best,

 

 

Where from?

post #309 of 3607
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

I would not put any efficient headphone with high sensitivity on the Emotiva without a resistor or impedance cable in place. You will have zero volume control beyond millimeter adjustment before it gets ungodly loud and potentially the current would be far beyond what the coil could take, heat up, and warp. You can put more resistant headphones on there, like 300ohm stuff. But I wouldn't put something 32ohms with sensitivities in the 100+ db/mw range. I wouldn't even bother with a speaker amp for a Denon frankly, unless you are willing to get additional dummy load to keep everything friendly with one another.

 

I'm in the process of getting an adapter made so I can use any headphone with my speaker taps, but with a 75ohm impedance cable between it for more sensitive headphones to increase load and reduce what slams into the headphone itself. I'll update when I get it how it interacts with Denons and some 600ohm headphones too.

 

Very best,

 

Yea I thought that the current might be too much for the D2000s. Do update on how the adapter turns out and the pairings. Although would putting, suppose a 600 ohm Beyer directly into the Emotiva be bad for the amp? I've read before that too high headphone impedance could be bad for the amp, although I am not 100% clear on this. 

post #310 of 3607
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Yea I thought that the current might be too much for the D2000s. Do update on how the adapter turns out and the pairings. Although would putting, suppose a 600 ohm Beyer directly into the Emotiva be bad for the amp? I've read before that too high headphone impedance could be bad for the amp, although I am not 100% clear on this. 

 

 

The T1's work really good with it.

post #311 of 3607
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Where from?

 

Heya,

 

Talking to Brian about what's possible. And have a backup person in case he can't or doesn't have the time for a few jobs.

 

Very best, 

post #312 of 3607
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

I would not put any efficient headphone with high sensitivity on the Emotiva without a resistor or impedance cable in place. You will have zero volume control beyond millimeter adjustment before it gets ungodly loud and potentially the current would be far beyond what the coil could take, heat up, and warp. You can put more resistant headphones on there, like 300ohm stuff. But I wouldn't put something 32ohms with sensitivities in the 100+ db/mw range. I wouldn't even bother with a speaker amp for a Denon frankly, unless you are willing to get additional dummy load to keep everything friendly with one another.

I'm in the process of getting an adapter made so I can use any headphone with my speaker taps, but with a 75ohm impedance cable between it for more sensitive headphones to increase load and reduce what slams into the headphone itself. I'll update when I get it how it interacts with Denons and some 600ohm headphones too.

Very best,
An intrepid soul and I salute you.
post #313 of 3607
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

I would not put any efficient headphone with high sensitivity on the Emotiva without a resistor or impedance cable in place. You will have zero volume control beyond millimeter adjustment before it gets ungodly loud and potentially the current would be far beyond what the coil could take, heat up, and warp. You can put more resistant headphones on there, like 300ohm stuff. But I wouldn't put something 32ohms with sensitivities in the 100+ db/mw range. I wouldn't even bother with a speaker amp for a Denon frankly, unless you are willing to get additional dummy load to keep everything friendly with one another.

 

I'm in the process of getting an adapter made so I can use any headphone with my speaker taps, but with a 75ohm impedance cable between it for more sensitive headphones to increase load and reduce what slams into the headphone itself. I'll update when I get it how it interacts with Denons and some 600ohm headphones too.

 

Very best,

 

What do you mean? as long as you keep the volume in check it cant hurt the headphone...

post #314 of 3607
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What do you mean? as long as you keep the volume in check it cant hurt the headphone...

 

Heya,

 

Do you agree or disagree that any level of very high current output will be able to result as enough heat to warp aspects of a driver with a voice coil?

 

I'm not an amplifier guru by any stretch. I'm honestly looking for information on this before I bury some Denons or other headphones just playing around.

 

Very best,

post #315 of 3607

Question: And this baby Emotiva does not make any subtle hiss (when music is not playing, of course) - in any headphone at all - when coupled directly to the speaker outpiuts?

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