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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by wakibaki View Post

 

 

Putting a resistor between the output and the phones will almost certainly have a negative effect on the sound.

 

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Not necessarily... A long standing trick is to use 75 ohm resistors in front of a KSC75 to help smooth its somewhat peak-ey midrange.

 

I think it was a Kevin Gilmore article I read that said resistor values less than ~4x the headphone impedance run greater risk of coloring the sound. 

post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by UnknownAX View Post

All that stuff is connected between the source an the amp, right? I need something to connect between the amp and the headphones... smily_headphones1.gif
Edit: Seems like you can connect the transformers between the amp and the headphones.

Correct... as an added bonus / safety feature the transformers filter DC from the cans.

 

Here's my thread / discussion... very happy with this mod.  For nearly a decade on HF, I thought I couldn't use an OTL amp with my low-Z cans.  Its totally opened up the possibility of OTL amps with my Grados.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/652270/output-coupling-cap-and-transformer-mod/30

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