Hello. I use an old Yamaha AV Receiver (HTR-5550) for my desktop amp. It powers some DefTech bookshelf monitors and my DT-770-80 headphones. The headphone amp in the receiver is starting to die, so I'm looking for alternatives. My ears aren't that great, so I'm not all that picky.
I also have a Olympus FiiO E10. I have by computer connected to the FiiO via USB, and when I listen with my beyers connected to the FiiO (all computer volumes maxed), I can turn the FiiO all the way up and the sound is loud, but for some situations I want it a little louder. When I use the Yamaha, the headphone volume goes as loud as I can stand it, and way louder. I never turn the yamaha up past about 2/3 of it's capacity. The Yamaha is connected via coax from the FiiO
So, I was looking at upgrading to a Teac AH01. Totally meets my needs:
- Analog in for my TV
- USB in for my Mac
- a second analog in for my FiiO wit a crossfeed adapter
- Speaker amp for my DefTecs
- Headphone out for my Beyers.
- Sub out for my DefTEch sub
- Much smaller than my Yamaha, thus free space.
Here's the rub. The Teac is rated: 50mW + 50mW (32 ohms loaded)
The FiiO, which (very rarely) is not loud enough is rated: > 150 mW@32Ω
I could step up to a NAD D 3020, but that extra $200 could be used elsewhere. I was hoping the Teac would meet my needs.
To my untrained eyes the FiiO puts out more power at the same ohms than the Teac. That implies to me that the Teac headphones just wont get that loud. Am I missing something?
Edited by Allanmarcus - 5/30/14 at 11:37pm