Digital Audio Players have their personality/Balanced?

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by JaeYoon, Oct 9, 2017.
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  1. Brooko Contributor

    Fiio publishes the specs. You're close on the voltage - well out on the impedance.

    Line output Level 1.7 Vrms (10 KΩ/1 kHz)
  2. Killcomic
    So how would that affect an 11 ohm impedance IEM?
  3. Brooko Contributor
    Depends on the IEM. They have an impedance curve as well. Some also have crossovers etc which can all come into play. Generally speaking though a line-out is designed for output to an amplifier - not a transducer. So in simple terms - use the headphone out for earphones/headphones - thats what its there for. Use lin-out to another amp - thats what its there for.
  4. Killcomic
    Man, talk about a rabbit hole!
  5. castleofargh Contributor
    I very strongly suspect the 10Kohm/1khz is how they measured the 1.7V, and not the line out impedance. :wink:
  6. Brooko Contributor
    Yeah - that probably makes more sense (d'oh moment). I guess thats why they don't publish an actual line-out impedance - as you shouldn't be using headphones with it anyway.
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