Best 12V battery amp for HD650 ?
Sep 4, 2009 at 3:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

thoppa

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Hi,

Anybody using a 12v gel battery to power their amp ? For HD650s ? I've recently discovered how good amps can sound using a gel battery so now I'm wondering if there are any 12v amps out there that can drive HD650s. I'm quite happy to build it myself if needs be. As I already have the 12v battery, I'd rather not buy a 24V one.

So if anyone can recommend a 12v amp for HD650s, please let me know. Thanks.

Tom
 
Sep 4, 2009 at 4:09 PM Post #2 of 7

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Is there any specific reason you want to get a portable amp for the HD650's? I ask that because they're not the most suitable portable headphones and would benefit much more from a dedicated full-size/transportable home amp.
 
Sep 4, 2009 at 5:10 PM Post #3 of 7

thoppa

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Hi,

I don't particularly care about portable - I won't be carrying the 12V gel battery with me :wink: But an amp designed for single rail 12V will be best with a battery like an Optima - the purest power source I've yet discovered.

I'm looking at the Mini[size=xx-small]3[/size] because so far that's all I've found that will run 12v and people say sounds good with HD650s

The Mini³ Portable Stereo Headphone Amplifier

Any other suggestions/options ?

Thanks !
 
Sep 4, 2009 at 5:12 PM Post #4 of 7

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Maybe a lisa 3? However the bass boost gotta be as low for the hd650 to sound good
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Sep 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM Post #7 of 7

Robin W.

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Most if not all 24v amps would probably work at 12v also. Please ask the manufacturer to make sure, but op-amp based amps that use 24v will most likely work at 12v as well. It might expand your options.
 

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