Which iBasso can push DENON AH-D5000?

  1. david1978jp
    I want one to push DENON AH-D5000, but it is not exactly easy to push. Which iBasso has the gut power to do it? By the way, do we have feature comparison chart for them?
     
  2. Bonthouse Contributor
    I got the D10 here with a D2000 (the same as D5000, but without the wood) and there certainly are improvements.

    The highs are more profound, the bass extend way lower, sound better and overall soundstage improves greatly.
    And the sound is clearer and cleaner. In short, I love it.
     
  3. ABathingApe
    how is it not easy to "push"? These things are rated at 25 ohms...
     
  4. Scott_Tarlow
    The Denons are famous to be not as efficient as they appear.
     
  5. Bonthouse Contributor
    Quote:

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    The Denons are famous to be not as efficient as they appear.



    Absolutely true. The D10 is outfitted with a top kit and I have to turn it to 9 'o clock when used as a DAC on Vista. All that with gain set to high.
     
  6. punkaroo
    What the heck is a 'top kit'?
     
  7. Troisanneaux
    My ibasso D2 Boa does a perfect job with the DENON AH-D5000.
    GEO
     
  8. Chronos
    Same, my iBasso D2 does a fine job with my D2000. Will let you know how it does with the D7000 after I get the 1/4 to 1/8 adapter.

    It really changed things after adding the amp, soundstage greatly improved, more details, tighter more defined bass, was really enjoyable after the amp.
     
  9. ABathingApe
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    Originally Posted by punkaroo /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    What the heck is a 'top kit'?



    When you roll op-amps, there are some sets of op-amps that are considered to give the best sound. These would be called top kits.
     
  10. AtomikPi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ABathingApe /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    how is it not easy to "push"? These things are rated at 25 ohms...



    There is a difference between sensitivity and impedance. Impedance and sensitivity generally correlate, but they don't always. For example, the K701 is relatively low impedance (60 ohms I think) but very hard to drive.
    In the case of the Denons I think they're relatively easy to drive (portable amp is good enough but not perfect).
     

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