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IMHO I could not get rid of the K812 fast enough.
Why?
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Why?
Not for me.
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After considering to buy a Vali amp, i was told that it may not have enough current for my Hifiman HE-500. So i just had an idea.

Would it be possible to use the Concero into my Matrix M-Stage amp and then as a preamp into the vali.

Please tell me if that is advisable or would the sound be too colored/altered because going through two amps?

 

Since i have no idea if this works i would hope for clarification.

 

thanks


Edited by amigastar - 8/19/14 at 7:15pm
post #4189 of 4197
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After considering to buy a Vali amp, i was told that it may not have enough current for my Hifiman HE-500. 

 

According to innerfidelity the Hifiman HE-500 needs 2mW for 90dB, schiit say Vali does 550mW into 50Ohms, so plenty of power.

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Would it be possible to use the Concero into my Matrix M-Stage amp and then as a preamp into the vali.

Won't increase the max current from Vali if that's what you want.

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According to innerfidelity the Hifiman HE-500 needs 2mW for 90dB, schiit say Vali does 550mW into 50Ohms, so plenty of power.
Won't increase the max current from Vali if that's what you want.
Right. And you would risk over driving the Vali.
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According to innerfidelity the Hifiman HE-500 needs 2mW for 90dB, schiit say Vali does 550mW into 50Ohms, so plenty of power.

Won't increase the max current from Vali if that's what you want.

By that measurement you would need around 1W to reach 117 dB SPL for 27 dB of headroom to avoid distorting on peaks. I'd say that the Vali is just a tad short on power for running the HE-500's above modest volume. If you're exclusively listening to highly compressed (loudness) music then it's probably OK.

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By that measurement you would need around 1W to reach 117 dB SPL for 27 dB of headroom to avoid distorting on peaks. I'd say that the Vali is just a tad short on power for running the HE-500's above modest volume. If you're exclusively listening to highly compressed (loudness) music then it's probably OK.

If Schiit are quoting their power output as RMS continuous at some arbitrary low distortion then the dynamic power should be ample to get above (arbitrary) 117 dB.

Jeez, for 117 dB my stereo would need to output kWs :eek: 

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If Schiit are quoting their power output as RMS continuous at some arbitrary low distortion then the dynamic power should be ample to get above (arbitrary) 117 dB.

Jeez, for 117 dB my stereo would need to output kWs :eek: 

Nope, by the figures given in the post 117 dB. Actually if you look at the specs of the headphones, 1W should take you close to 119 dB. No kWs are required. I own both products.

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119 dB. No kWs are required.

re: "Jeez, for 117 dB my stereo would need to output kWs :eek:  "

By "my stereo" I meant my speaker setup (84 dB/Watt @ 1 M, 3 metres listening distance) sorry for the confusion :basshead:

My HD650s don't need kWs (just mWs) :bigsmile_face:

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Alright guys,

 

thanks for clarification.

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re: "Jeez, for 117 dB my stereo would need to output kWs :eek:  "

By "my stereo" I meant my speaker setup (84 dB/Watt @ 1 M, 3 metres listening distance) sorry for the confusion :basshead:

My HD650s don't need kWs (just mWs) :bigsmile_face:

So you're thinking of upgrading the amp? :D Just kidding

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How is Vali compared to Fiio E17 amp ??? Though i use them with HE-400.....Any comments

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