MG Head OTL compatible with RS1
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Will the MG Head OTL drive the RS1's properly?

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In my experience MG Head is not very comfortable driving low-impedance phones. Sonic signature is the same as with high-Z headphones, but the bass nearly disappears.

YMMV.
 
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I had an OTL and RS-2's. Not the best match.
 
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The MG Head OTL doesn't fare so well with low-impedance headphones in my experience. Some have experienced a positive match between Grados and MG Heads... but I have no idea how. Yecch!

Try a Melos SHA-1 with those thar' RS-1's. Totally rocks. I also hear that Mapletree amps are awesome with them too. This will be confirmed after this weekend's meeting.
 
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i find the mg head is useless with all of the grado line. regular headphone jacks seem to sound better..
 
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Thanks for the replies.

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I also hear that Mapletree amps are awesome with them too.


Great, I ordered an assembled Ear + last week. Lloyd should be shipping it out today.

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What about the new MG Head DT with the hi/low impedance switch. Anyone try that with the Grado's?


I beleive they are refering to that one.


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Hmmm...I thought they were talking about the OTL version which normally only like high impedance phones.
 
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AFAIK the left output jack of MG Head OTL is pretty much what DT is. I might be wrong though, never really had a chance to compare the schematics or the amps themselves.
 
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What about the new MG Head DT with the hi/low impedance switch. Anyone try that with the Grado's?


i have the mg head dt and other than the fact that this switch does next to NOTHING to the sound, reguardless of its setting, the mg head still sucks with the grado line. give it up, buy an ra-1.
 
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The Mapletree is indeed a great match with Grados (and the W100, might I add).

More experiments after the Dallas meeting...
 
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