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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Thanks for the quick reply.  Understood re: a voltage divider for the AKGs.  Sounds like a good DIY project.  For the selector, initially I was looking for a manual switch, but one with banana plugs.  The best I found was a DIY job on another forum, so that might be fun to build.  Until then, swapping plugs is no big deal.

 

I'm inclined to think it would make an excellent DIY project.

 

If you're doing it yourself, you can make a nice little box with bananas in and out, and multiple 1/4" outputs, including one with a voltage divider and one without.

 

Also note that all of our amps have protection circuitry that can be a bit fussy if you switch speakers with the power on - it tends to see a switch flip as a loose connection. (It won't hurt anything if the protection trips, but you'll have to turn it off and on again to reset it.)

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I run my Q701 right from the speaker taps. I took the longer of the two cords that came with mine, cut it down a little shorter and put banana plugs on it. There is a very slight hiss, but the fan from my laptop is still louder than the hiss, so it's irrelevant.
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Fusion Flex + HE-560s in action

 

 

 

 

 

It's a great amp, and the Lyr as a preamp seems well-suited (I've only run one pair with it thus far: 1964 Hamburg 'A' frame E88CCs, labeled for "Valvo").  The HE-560s eat up the power, and gain staging with the Lyr in the chain is interesting and fun.  How much tube, how much Emotiva... still experimenting.

 

If you've got smallish speakers to drive, like the Polk Audio RTi A1s pictured, and some power-hungry cans, but not gobs of cash, I definitely recommend either of the Emotiva Flex amps.  I can't compare the Fusion Flex to the mini-X, but if you need the extra input and other differences, the FF is a great buy.  I'm particularly impressed with the volume control; very smooth.  My three sources + the Schiit SYS mate up nicely with the FF's two inputs.  If I used my turntable regularly, I'd be looking for another SYS, or begging Schiit for a 3 or 4 IN version.

 

Tip o' the hat to @Guidostrunk for piquing my interest in the Emotiva.

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