I currently have both a Hegel (H160) and Abyss 1266 Phi TC headphones...
Power output spk: 150 w/pc into 8 Ohms, 250 w/pc into 4 Ohms
Damping factor: More than 1000 (main power output stage)
Power suggestions of the Abyss Tcs are 4-5 watts @ 47 ohms
I think there two primary routes I can go:
Balanced speaker cables direct into HPs (https://lqicables.com/products/balanced-xlr-4-pin-female-to-speaker-taps-banana-plugs-pins)
I'm looking for suggestions on what is the best way to go.. Obviously I would be concerned with the power output of the H160 and potentially damaging the 1266s as the power output will be like 25 watts @ 47 ohms (concern about a direct cable option). Secondly I'd also prefer not to add another unnecessary electronic components (noise/thd) when not needed (concern with adapter).
Any suggestion on what is the best way to go? I'm open to other cables and/or adapters if that is also part of a suggestion.
I run a H160 with my Susvaras.
Just regular cable, not box or resistor.
You need to be reckless to mess it up, max i can do on the Susv is volume 60/100, which is close to a regular speaker.
HD600s around the 45 mark.
HE500s around the 50 mark etc etc, quite a bit of volume to play around with... probably more than a lot of people have on their HP amps.
Will be very interested in your findings since we have the same amp.