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amplifier Fiio E1: doubt about impedance

post #1 of 6
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Hi, I'm new here so hello to everyone and sorry for my bad english :)

I've just bought a Fiio E1 for my 6th generation ipod nano and i want to use it not with my headphone but with my 2.1 speaker set for pc, because when I play from the pc everything goes right, but when I play from ipod the volume is terribly low... But before i plug the Fioo E1  to the speakers I wonder if the amplifier can stand the impedance of the speakers (4 ohm), 'cause the advised impedance of Fioo E1 is 16-300 ohm... I risk to burn the amplifier?

 

Thank you for the answers!

post #2 of 6

E1 is a headphone amp and it will not have enough power to drive 2.1 speakers!

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
But the speakers have their own power supply... The E1 would only amplify the audio signal, like it do for headphone... Am I wrong?
post #4 of 6

I typed wrong message earlier. E 17 does not have line out!


Edited by rubinstein - 11/6/13 at 11:33am
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I just looked at Fiio website, the E1 has a ''drive ability'' from 16 ohm to 100, the E17 has a ''drive ability'' from 16 to 150... So in this case it would'nt change anything :( What I'm trying to understand is if with an output impedance of 2 or 4 ohm the E1 will be forced to give too current and will overheat... The point is that the speakers I use are, unlike headphones, self-powered... So maybe the amplifier won't be forced to give more current and just will amplify the audio signal... I asked in a lot of forum and received plenty of contrasting opinion... So maybe the only way is to wait tomorrow and try... 

post #6 of 6

I do not have electrical engineering background to explain this!

I had a Sony portable audio cd player about a decade ago. It had bass boost on/off option. It had two out puts. one is for headphone and another is line out for amp/speaker set up. Whenever I connected the amp/speaker to headphone outlet of cd player, the sound quality was bloated. But when I connected the amp/speaker to the aux outlet of the cd player, the sound quality was ok. I hope this helps!


Edited by rubinstein - 11/6/13 at 11:58am
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