Distortions caused by differences in Vrms?
Mar 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

meltdown117

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Besides my usual head-fi gear, I also have some speaker setups for my casual listening in my room.
The Swan M200 Mk-II is my main monitor-like speakers that I hook up with my Schiit Bifrost. The only thing that comes out is pure bliss.
However, when I hook my Bifrost's line-out to the Aux input of my Harman/Kardon Go + Play, the sound becomes extremely distorted and clipped.
I have no idea why this happens. When I hook my iPod Classic via its line-out into the HKGP's Aux input, it sounds fine.
Is anyone knowledgeable in circuitry or electronics well enough to help me please? Thank you!
 
Mar 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM Post #2 of 2

Steve Eddy

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Sounds like the Bifrost is overloading the GP's input. The Bifrost outputs 2 volts RMS at digital full scale. The iPod classic outputs barely half that.
 
Do you have a source with digital volume control so you can reduce the level going into the Bifrost just for test purposes?
 
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