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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by jackwess View Post

Yeah, i have read your past threads about the Bellari..etc. It sounds to me that you got used to the sound signature of your Marantz OR you need to try more serious gear. 

 

Rubbish.

 

Leaving aside impedance mismatches, which can easily be fixed with a resistor costing a few cents, all amps with less than 2db noise sound the same if they can drive the speakers/cans used without clipping and are EQed to match each other:

 

http://tom-morrow-land.com/tests/ampchall/index.htm

 

You reach this level of performance for most headphones with the amp built into a $25 DAP. If  the OP prefers his Marantz it is because

 

1. He is too honest too fool himself

 

2. It's just as good an amp as any of the others

 

3. The sound signature matches his taste or the cans used without having to use EQ


Edited by scuttle - 2/17/13 at 5:07am
post #17 of 17

I'm thinking about this amp for my living room rather than the Marantz PM6004.  You say your using it in your bedroom, can you tell if the volume would be fine for a 16 x 16 living area?

 

Thanx!!!

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