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xantonin
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Aug 15, 2017
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They listed the maximum power output at 50 ohms, but can we get specs for 300 and 600 ohms? Maximum power, 50 ohms: 1W Rms per channel
Aug 15, 2017
Jaggi
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Aug 15, 2017
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300 ohms: 166 mW per channel 600 ohms: 83 mW per channel
50 / impedance will give you the maximum output power in watts down to around 20 ohms.
Aug 15, 2017
bigjim
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Aug 16, 2017
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Wow! Definitely weak for 300+ ohm loads!!!
Aug 16, 2017
MattRG
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Aug 16, 2017
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Unless you have headphones that are really hard to drive 166mW into 300 ohms is still going to make things plenty loud. I had a ZMF Eikon paired with a Laconic Labs Night Blues Mini which puts something like 33mW into 300 ohms and it could still make the Eikon uncomfortably loud. I sold the Night Blues Mini but still own and love the Eikon. The CTH should be good for the great majority of headphones out there.
Aug 16, 2017
bigjim
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Aug 16, 2017
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You're probably right. But I think this needs a lot of Cavalli "magic" to justify the price/performance. As a retired engineer, I get a little uncomfortable relying too much on magic. Specs-wise, especially at 300-600 ohms, the Vali 2 handily beats this at only 2/3 the price. And Vali 2 will ship immediately. The magic is in the music.
Aug 16, 2017
MattRG
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Aug 16, 2017
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I don't know anything about Cavalli magic. I have no prior firsthand experience with their amps. I am basing my comments on the rated specs and simply saying it should be plenty loud enough. Overall power output is only one aspect of an amp and honestly not the most important one. Regarding the Vali, I don't think you could go wrong there. I've not owned one but I have owned a Lyr 2 and I still own a Jotunheim and have found Schiit's amps (and other products) to be excellent for the money.
Aug 16, 2017
bigjim
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Aug 20, 2017
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When I see the phrase , excellent "for the money." It always makes me wonder if the item might be just plain excellent. LOL
Aug 20, 2017
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