Does anyone have experience utilizing the Beyerdynamic Impacto Universal Cable Dac?
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I love the detail , soundstage and imaging utilizing this Dac with my T1’s. However, I cannot get my desired higher volume listening levels and even decent headroom when listening at moderate volume levels. At home I utilize THX 789’s/GustardX20’s or WA7’s and love the sound. However, I haven’t figured out how to utilize the Impacto when I’m traveling and just want to relax in my hotel room with my T1’s. Does anyone have a solution and still utilize this incredible Dac? The very specific cable dac portion is a conundrum I haven’t figured out.
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ElectronicVices
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May 7, 2019
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Beyer's website says that inline DAC/amp puts out a max output of 7mW at 600ohm. The T1 swings as high as 1400 ohm at 100hz. Innerfidelity measured the wattage needed to reach 90db at 1khz (665 ohms) as .18mW. That means dynamic swings (+20db from that reference) will require over 20mW of power, something I don't think the Impacto can deliver based on it's specs. Are you running any EQ on your system?
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May 7, 2019
Coho
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May 8, 2019
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Thanks for the help. I’m thinking this impacto should not have been paired by beyerdynamics with a 600 ohm Headphone. I actually can’t believe the beyerdynamic sound engineers would let this happen. I bought as a matched set ...they actually have a name for this “ The Curtis Beyerdyamics T1 with Universal Impacto “ for a retail $1399.00. What was I thinking when I bought this?
May 8, 2019
ElectronicVices
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May 8, 2019
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I wouldn't beat yourself up over it, I agree Beyer should have been more a little more thorough. Given that they also market this for the T5p, Amiron and whatever the heck that on ear is called the T1 is vastly different than the other headphones as far as amplifier load goes. Loads north of 300ohm are pretty difficult for many amplifiers that aren't full blown desktop models.
May 8, 2019
Coho
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May 4, 2019
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For clarity, I do not utilize the Impacto in my home setup.
May 4, 2019