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Old 12th September 2012
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direct connection DAC- headphones

It is possible to drive a 600 ohm headphone directly from Prism Sound dream's balanced outputs?
The dac outputs are rated 50 ohm balanced, 24 ohm single ended.
The outputs are really powerful,as they are cabaple of +28dbu.
Maybe also a transformer based level control between dac and headphones can help...
What do you think about?
Old 12th September 2012
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Why do you want do that?

If you want monitor the output of converter there are other ways to follow..

For example using an external monitor controller, there are a lot on the market..
You can split the out of your converter and monitoring it before it returns in your daw..

Some monitor controllers got multiple input ("source"), both analog and digital..

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Originally Posted by BT Mastering ➡️
Why do you want do that?

I would like the shortest and simplest signal path for monitoring,any headphones amp can "colour" the sound,and I would like to try to use the full output power of the dac(in normal use I must attenuate to +5dbu).
+28dbu is much more than usual line preamp outputs,and most preamps do have an headphones output.
I am intersted to experiment this connection but I don't want to create problems to the dac and don't know the very best connection cabling between dac and headphones.
Maybe using a Sennheiser HD650 is possible to connect directly all 4 poles...(L+,L-,R+,R-)?
I think there is not such a commercial cable...
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