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Don't you mean watts my good sir?

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100 watts RMS for my current SX-1010

At the time of when I was asking cable makers about the speaker taps vs standard TRS jack I had the SX-737.  Even at 35 watts per channel that receiver could man handle my T50RP and HE-500.

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Edited by WNBC - 6/13/13 at 2:47pm
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Don't you mean watts my good sir?

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100 watts RMS for my current SX-1010

At the time of when I was asking cable makers about the speaker taps vs standard TRS jack I had the SX-737.  Even at 35 watts per channel that receiver could man handle my T50RP and HE-500.

So you think that receiver is spitting out 100 watts out it's headphone out?

Nope.  Impedance of my past orthos headphones was 6 times higher so they don't see the same power output as an 8-ohm speaker.

Somebody with more technical expertise can do the conversion of say 100 watts into 8 ohms would translate to how many watts into say 50 ohms.  It's not a straight proportion answer.

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So you think that receiver is spitting out 100 watts out it's headphone out?

Roughly 18 watts@50ohm off the top of my head. Most orthos can handle it if well built.

P = V^2 / R or V = SQRT(P*R)

Spelled out...

Power = Voltage * Voltage divided by Resistance.

and

Voltage = the square-root of (Power times Resistance).

With the assumption we're talking about a typical solid state amp, which will output the same voltage to the load regardless of whether it's 8 ohms or 50 ohms (in reality, it may even be a little higher voltage out into 50 ohms, but I'll assume not), this calculation becomes a function of voltage.

So recall the above to calculate V = SQRT(P*R).  Since as stated before if say a 1V input is provided a solid-state amp should output the same voltage to a 8 ohm load as it will to a 50 ohm load, we can equate the two as a function of voltage.

So ... solving for X, SQRT(100 * 8) = SQRT(X * 50)

We are allowed to square both sides so it then easily calculates out to ... Power into 50 ohms == 16 watts (or in terms of voltage, a bit over 28 volts rms)

Edited by m8o - 6/13/13 at 6:01pm

Thanks.  Definitely would zap those orthos, probably my ears would go first.  I rarely go above 10 o'clock on the dial.

However, when careful, it is quite amazing how the vintage receivers drive them.

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Roughly 18 watts@50ohm off the top of my head. Most orthos can handle it if well built.

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So you think that receiver is spitting out 100 watts out it's headphone out?

they have a 150 ohm resistor and the sx980 put out 15W into 50 ohms when I had jot. The sx 980 was 85 watts per channel

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However, when careful, it is quite amazing how the vintage receivers drive them.

Indeed.  I was surprised how well an old Advent receiver I have drives them; especially that while the preamp of it got rave reviews, the power amps stage, not so much.  And that has a resistor L-pad between the amp taps and headphone out.

I have over a dozen other amps I can try, many vintage valve amps going back to the 40s; some pretty modern.  Some are way too powerful to try, but some other ones like these old 6V6 push-pull amps is something I want to blow the dust off to try...

http://public.fotki.com/m8o/audiovideo/my-toobz/bell-and-howell-pro/

However transformer coupled valve amps have a very different power transfer vs. the load's impedance.  There's a good chance they too will provide way too much power into the MadDogs.

Edited by m8o - 6/13/13 at 7:18pm

I just received my Mad Dogs updated to 3.2, and with the shipping BALANCED wiring.  I had previously been beta testing a balanced set with a different (not nearly as nice) connector and cable.

The new set up is really nice - a mic cord type cable (Dan tells me twisted wires internally).  I don't know what brand it is - as thick as the thicker of the two mogami mic cables many use to recable with, but flexes and lays more like the thinner stuff.  Very, very nice look and feel.  Hirose connector like the ibasso balanced amps at the headphone, and a nice black Neutrik 4 pin XLR at the amp end.  Look and feel is outstanding to me.

As to sound, I've spent all of 1 minute with them, so I'll refrain from comment.  Previously, I felt that I heard a bit better control and impact with the balanced set up as opposed to SE.  Could just be placebo.  I am just starting into the balanced world.

If you are interested in going balanced, this is the best deal going for a balanced headphone, in my opinion.  Great look, feel, quality of workmanship.

I'll eventually get some uninterrupted time with them and report back on sonic impressions, as well as I am able.

Edited by aamefford - 6/13/13 at 8:58pm
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As to sound, I've spent all of 1 minute with them, so I'll refrain from comment.  Previously, I felt that I heard a bit better control and impact with the balanced set up as opposed to SE.  Could just be placebo.  I am just starting into the balanced world.

You upgraded to a 3.2, so changes you hear will not only be from the balanced wiring, but the internal upgrades as well.

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I just received my Mad Dogs updated to 3.2, and with the shipping BALANCED wiring.  I had previously been beta testing a balanced set with a different (not nearly as nice) connector and cable.

The new set up is really nice - a mic cord type cable (Dan tells me twisted wires internally).  I don't know what brand it is - as thick as the thicker of the two mogami mic cables many use to recable with, but flexes and lays more like the thinner stuff.  Very, very nice look and feel.  Hirose connector like the ibasso balanced amps at the headphone, and a nice black Neutrik 4 pin XLR at the amp end.  Look and feel is outstanding to me.

As to sound, I've spent all of 1 minute with them, so I'll refrain from comment.  Previously, I felt that I heard a bit better control and impact with the balanced set up as opposed to SE.  Could just be placebo.  I am just starting into the balanced world.

If you are interested in going balanced, this is the best deal going for a balanced headphone, in my opinion.  Great look, feel, quality of workmanship.

I'll eventually get some uninterrupted time with them and report back on sonic impressions, as well as I am able.

Very nice!! Post a few pics when you can and of course your impressions once you have time to listen.

I now have two very nice SE amps that I'm fond of. So going balanced would be rough. Selling it all and started over to buy something more expensive. Hmmm...I've never done that before.

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Very nice!! Post a few pics when you can and of course your impressions once you have time to listen.

I now have two very nice SE amps that I'm fond of. So going balanced would be rough. Selling it all and started over to buy something more expensive. Hmmm...I've never done that before.

Man - get with the program.

You have only to take a look at my trader feedback to know I'm very much with the program.

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