Originally Posted by Olanzky
do you think purchasing a D12 is a good idea pairing with DX50? will the amp section of the D12 can drive cans with higher ohms (HD650, HD800, DT990 250)? how wwas the SQ of the DX50 with and without D12?
That's what I did, I wanted to use the DX50 with the D12 in coax mode (a desktop like setting). The D12 has two gain settings, I don't know about driving the ones you mentioned but I can drive the HD600 with no problem. Here is how I grade the SQ from better to worst:
DX50 Coax Out -> D12 Coax In
DX50 LO -> D12 LI
Some how when connected through the D12 LI I did not feel an improvement, the DX50 alone was better. From the Coax though it was the reverse, I felt the combination more detailed at all frequency levels, specially the mids.
Note that for the level I listen to, the DX50 can drive the HD600 by itself. I am happy leaving it at 230 for my listening comfort. The other advantage of using the D12 is the USB connectivity which SQ is as good as the coax setup above.
Edited by musicheaven - 10/5/13 at 5:18pm