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Anybody using the "OTL" headphone output on the MG Head's?
 
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Always. The midrange is less sweet through the transformer and there's a serious bass rolloff, soundstage collapses, and the air is gone.
 
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Anybody using the "OTL" headphone output on the MG Head's?


Yes, exclusively. I pair my mgh/otl with HD600's, and that's definitely the preferred hole.
 
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I always have my HD580s in the OTL jack.
 
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So what's trans jack good for?
 
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Its for if you have high efficiency, low impedence headphones.

(am i right?)
 
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huh, those of you who are using the mg head with the otl. . . do you us upgraded tubes?
 
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Yes. They are listed in my sig.
 
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This is weird a few months ago no one would use the OTL. It does pump up the bass, but sort of dulls the midrange. This thread's result is just opposite as I remeber.
 
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Lextek: The thing is, when I listened to the mg head at the WOH tour, I really prefered the transformer over the OTL. A few people told me that was because the OTL really begins to shine with better tubes. Can anyone else confirm this?
 
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I've got JJ's and a Mullard CV4004. I still prefer the Trans hole. I guess I'm a midrange guy...
 
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Haven't listened to my Head OTL in a while but I recall the trans out had better detail so I use it when I'm listening to instrumental. OTL had better bass. Hmm...or maybe it was the other way around.
 
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I prefer the Trans with most of my music for the better mids/highs, however I do swap to OTL when the CD really lacks bass oomph, which is rare.
 
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