Headphone out

Carver Home Audio (Stereo) Discussions and Questions
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 2646
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:46 am

Re: Headphone out

Post by Don » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:27 pm

audiohead wrote:I have a C-1 pre amp. I have a pair of Pioneer SE-205 headphones with an input impedance of 8 ohms, according to the factory specs. I know most headphones are 32 ohms and higher. My problem is that they sound terrible on this preamp. The sound great on my A/V receiver. Does anyone know the output rating of the headphone input? I can't decide on a new headphone without knowing whether I should buy a 32 ohm or higher headphone. My owner's manual doesn't list the spec but I thought I saw it in print some where before. I had a pair Yamaha YH-1's before and they were just right. If I new the specs of the YAmaha YH-1 I'd have my answer.

http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php? ... amaha_YH-1

Impedance 150 0hms according to this: Re: Yamaha YH-1
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett

"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain


User avatar
R.I.P. Friend
R.I.P. Friend
Posts: 13360
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:53 am
Location: TN Native Languishing in VA

Re: Headphone out

Post by TNRabbit » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:30 pm


I wonder if there's a problem with the phone output opamps....?

From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

Post Reply

Return to “Carver Home (Audio)”