Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Driving LCD2 from speaker amp speaker taps correctly
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Driving LCD2 from speaker amp speaker taps correctly

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I have read many posts on this forum and others relating to this practice, and I cannot get my head around the risks and proper setup.

 

I have read concepts such as: noise, the taps putting out DC instead of AC, running resistors in series, having to use balanced connections for safety etc etc..

 

I do not have a clear understanding in my head of what is going on.

 

What dangers exist?

Can they all be prevented?

In what way does a speaker amp perform differently to a HP amp?

Exactly what parts are needed?

Can this all be done for less money than purchasing for example a Schiit Lyr?

 

I welcome laymans terms and technical explanations from those with an engineering background.  I really would love to get a clear and full understanding of this - my background is mathematics so please don't hold back if you think it may be too difficult to explain.

 

I currently only have an Arcam alpha 10 integrated amp, so I am assuming that I would need to purchase a less poweful amp?

 

Thanks for your help.

post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

bump

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

cI still have this idea floating round in my head.  I am looking at the Can Opener, but I am not sure if it is safe.http://vinylflat.com/canopener.html.

 

I have 3 amps that I want to try this with:

 

arcam alpha 10

yamaha A2070

yamaha E800

 

Has anyone experimented with one of these amps?

 

I am interested in the headphone jack of the arcam, I can't find any information on how it is implemented.  I don't want to spend money on the can opener if it turns out it's exactly the same setup that exists inside the case.

post #4 of 4

might get more response in the Fullsized Amp Section found here http://www.head-fi.org/f/5/headphone-amps-full-size

 

Thanks for the Can Opener link.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Driving LCD2 from speaker amp speaker taps correctly