Originally Posted by Zoom25
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.
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.