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The noise rejection aspect of balanced lines is useful for higher impedance inputs with gain (microphones) not outputs for headphones. Balanced lines for headphones allows twice the voltage swing from the same rails of an amp, hence more power.

Would a bal vs se DAC reap similar benefits though?
A SE designed amp with high voltage rails would then settle the rest.
Since I have the amp part covered, I am more interested in whether running a balanced DAC into a SE amp would affect it negatively in a meaningful way. smily_headphones1.gif
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Focus-A pads are back in stock at head-direct. http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=203

 

Awesome, thanks.  You should post this in the the Jerg mod thread too.

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Would a bal vs se DAC reap similar benefits though?
A SE designed amp with high voltage rails would then settle the rest.
Since I have the amp part covered, I am more interested in whether running a balanced DAC into a SE amp would affect it negatively in a meaningful way. smily_headphones1.gif

Nothing really to be gained. Chances are that your SE amp does not have balanced inputs anyway.  If you managed to increase the signal voltage to your amp you run the risk of overloading the input stages on peaks. 

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Nothing really to be gained. Chances are that your SE amp does not have balanced inputs anyway.  If you managed to increase the signal voltage to your amp you run the risk of overloading the input stages on peaks. 

The amp is SE only, hence why I asked whether a balanced DAC would be somehow crippled by running into it, doing the BAL -> SE conversion.
I wonder to what extent that would be, whether the only benefit would be increased voltage rails just like with amplifiers.
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