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Old 03-11-2020, 01:51 AM
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Could I use the line out on the headphone amp and run it into the AUX 1 on the preamp to complete the circuit?


You can certainly do that, but you may be making a trade off. You’d be going phonostage>headphone amp>preamp instead of phonostage>preamp>headphone amp, so you might get a quieter signal to your headphones, but noisier to your speakers. try it and see what happens, nothing to lose. If you still aren’t getting enough volume to your headphones, you’ll at least have eliminated the preamp as an issue.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:22 AM
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You can certainly do that, but you may be making a trade off. You’d be going phonostage>headphone amp>preamp instead of phonostage>preamp>headphone amp, so you might get a quieter signal to your headphones, but noisier to your speakers. try it and see what happens, nothing to lose. If you still aren’t getting enough volume to your headphones, you’ll at least have eliminated the preamp as an issue.
Thanks Tony. It's not that I'm not getting enough volume when I listen to vinyl, but I may have to tweak the volume on my preamp from 20 to 30. Looks like I have some experiments to run.
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Old 03-12-2020, 02:44 PM
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Does your Preamp have a LINE OUT or REC OUT? If yes, that is the best output to the hp amp.
I did disconnect the headphone amp from my DAC and ran it from the line out on my preamp and it worked. I do have to either crank up the headphone amp to around 10db on the dial or control the volume with the preamp. Getting a more powerful headphone amp might be the way around all that. Thanks to all that had a suggestion, your knowledge was invaluable.
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Old 03-14-2020, 12:42 PM
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I picked up a Channel Island Audio VHP-2 on Audiogon. Hopefully this will take care of the low volume output of the Musical Fidelity.
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PreAmp..........Cary SLP-03
Sources..........Music Hall MMF 9.3 Walnut w/ Goldring
Eroica LX MC Cartridge
Phono Pre...…..Sutherland Insight

CD Player Rotel RCD-1072
Record Cleaning Machine...….Okki Nokki
DAC................Bryston BDA-1
Headphones......Sennheiser HD 600/ HiFiMan HE-560
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:23 PM
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Hey Jack, how’s the new headphone amp working out?
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:16 PM
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Hey Jack, how’s the new headphone amp working out?
Very nicely Tony. Thanks for asking. I feel I'm finely getting the sound I was looking for out of my HE560's and with all this self confinement I'm finding more time to listen to music. I have a couple other sets of input cables to try, just for fun and experimenting. I'm using a set of Zu Audio's and I have a set of Silver Dragon's to try next and a set of IXOS cables.
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PreAmp..........Cary SLP-03
Sources..........Music Hall MMF 9.3 Walnut w/ Goldring
Eroica LX MC Cartridge
Phono Pre...…..Sutherland Insight

CD Player Rotel RCD-1072
Record Cleaning Machine...….Okki Nokki
DAC................Bryston BDA-1
Headphones......Sennheiser HD 600/ HiFiMan HE-560
Headphone Amp.....Musical Fidelity X-Can V3
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