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Speakers and AMP for 2.1 setup under 500€

aldo24

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I find it stupid to start a new conv about this. Does anyone know how much output the headphone jack of the A-S301 has? I own the AKG K361 headphone 32ohm, as far as I know as an audiophile newbie, that's "easy to drive" ? but I really want to be sure.
 

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I find it stupid to start a new conv about this. Does anyone know how much output the headphone jack of the A-S301 has? I own the AKG K361 headphone 32ohm, as far as I know as an audiophile newbie, that's "easy to drive" ? but I really want to be sure.
According to the user manual (RTFM :)), the A-S301 has a maximum output voltage of 0.36V and an output impedance of 470Ω:
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The high output impedance will severely limit the output volume with your 32Ω headphones.
 
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I find it stupid to start a new conv about this. Does anyone know how much output the headphone jack of the A-S301 has? I own the AKG K361 headphone 32ohm, as far as I know as an audiophile newbie, that's "easy to drive" ? but I really want to be sure.
The A-S301 should be able to drive 250-Ohm headphones.
So 32-Ohms should be easy.
But because of the high output impedance of the A-S301's headphone jack, your likely to get a bloated bass and other negative sound issues.
 

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thanks for quick respond! that's sad... I was just watching Zeos review on this amp, and he didn't left a good review either... rca sources bleed to each other etc. Its just that there's a sale offer in Greece these days, and I can find it for 350euros , and A-S501 for 400. I don't even have speakers but i want something future - proof as im building my audio equipment. Already bought a technics used cd player, seems to be working fine with my ohelbach dac. Im thinking of my options to power my headphone with good quality until i complete my set up...
 

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thanks for quick respond! that's sad... I was just watching Zeos review on this amp, and he didn't left a good review either... rca sources bleed to each other etc. Its just that there's a sale offer in Greece these days, and I can find it for 350euros , and A-S501 for 400. I don't even have speakers but i want something future - proof as im building my audio equipment. Already bought a technics used cd player, seems to be working fine with my ohelbach dac. Im thinking of my options to power my headphone with good quality until i complete my set up...
What sources do you currently connect the K361 to?
 

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What sources do you currently connect the K361I
Mainly Digital Sources, PC / Tablet / Smartphone (Spotify + Tidal) but I'd like to listen to my cd's too, as im making my cd collection... I was really close to buy the zen dac v2 yesterday but im still in thoughts...
 
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