Mar 20, 201997 views

Will this DAC/AMP combo work

So, I just bought the HD6xx, and while I wait for them to arrive, I started asking myself if the gear I already have will suffice for such demanding headphones. Straight to the point: I have a FiiO K1 DAC (I know, very entry-level one, but still better than the one built-in in my PC), and a Yamaha HTR-5830 DSP. that I use mostly with a 5.1 surrond system bought several years ago. Now, the yamaha also has a jack-out for listening with headphones. I'm not an expert, that's why I'm asking you, according to the specifications, will those 2 be able to let me enjoy the 6xx properly? Here are the specifications of the AMP: • Minimum RMS Output Power for Front, Center, Surround 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 6 Ω/8 Ω........................ 110 W • DIN Standard Output Power [Europe model] 1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 4 Ω ........................................................... 105 W • Maximum Power [China, Korea and General models] 1 kHz, 10% THD, 6 Ω ............................................ 110 W • Dynamic Power [U.S.A. and Canada] (Impedance Selector: 8 Ω) (IHF, 8/6/4/2 Ω) .... 120/140/160/180 W [Other models] (IHF, 6/4/2 Ω) ...................................................................................................................... 105/135/165 W • Frequency Response CD, etc. to Front L/R .......................................................................... 10 Hz to 100 kHz, –3 dB • Total Harmonic Distortion 1 kHz, 50 W, 6 Ω, Front L/R .......................................................................................0.06% • Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A Network) CD (250 mV, shorted) to Front L/R, Effect Off .................... h100 dB • Residual Noise (IHF-A Network) Front L/R ............................................................................................. 150 µV or less • Channel Separation (1 kHz/10 kHz) CD, etc. (5.1 kΩ terminated) to Front L/R ..................... h60 dB/h45 dB • Tone Control (Front L/R) BASS Boost/Cut ....... ±10 dB/100 Hz TREBLE Boost/Cut ............. ±10 dB/20 kHz Phones Output ............................................................................................................................. ............. 400 mV/470 Ω • Input Sensitivity CD, etc. .......................... 200 mV/47 kΩ 6CH INPUT .............................................. 200 mV/47 kΩ • Output Level OUT (REC) .......................... 200 mV/1.2 kΩ OUTPUT SUBWOOFER ............................ 4 V/1.2 kΩ
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Phone jacks on receivers are mostly an afterthought, a throw it in feature because Realistic did it way back - thing,, because it's useful and HAM radios had them;) not for quality... though I am curious as to the quality of the old HAM setups. You will be short-changing yourself until you move up to at least mid-fi, where,, yeah,, you know there is more,, but diminishing returns... and true mid-fi does sound incredible already... that is having no weak links in that chain... Hiram Percy Maxim
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Yes, it will improve on a HD449, I'm sure, more of course with the HD6XX. I looked at separates and combos in this price range, and chose the R-2R 11, not disappointed, but elated with the sound at the price point, review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzr2efjAaU8 Choices; digital photo of,, or the actual oil painting: "Sound quality differencies between R2R 11 and NFB-11:
           The differencies between those units are only in tonal quaities            NFB-11 sound is detail, dynamic, controled but not bright or hash.            R2R 11 has Smooth, coherent and analogue sound quality and has no emphasise on any frequencies in audio spectrum           E.g : You can image the NFB11.28 is like a highly defined digital photo but the R2R 11 is more like real oil painting.            If you are a new audiophile , you should go for the NFB11.28 over R2R 11, NFB11.28 has modern sound quality may better fit for new audiophile." http://www.audio-gd.com/R2R/R2R11/R2R11EN.htm           
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rastus
Thanks for your valuable informations! As you see, I'm really new to this world, and the opinions of someone a bit more expert are truly welcomed!
It should run it fine. Impedence is one thing to look at, the other is sound pressure or something. This is why in theory you can drive it off your phone and how the Fostex t50rp requires allot of power even though it is 50 ohms.
DeyDey
I've heard about some headphones (like the HIFIMAN HE4xx I think) which, since they're using a different technology, the impedence value is a bit tricky. But since the HD6xx/650 are well-known headphones, I was especially worried about having wasted money since, right now, I couldnt afford buying new gear (and yes that might be a mistake on my side, but I always had ~32 ohms headphones until now)