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RE: Pionner SX1050 Receiver as headphone amplifier for Sennheiser HD800

The HD 800s are high impedance. The headphone amp in your pioneer was designed for low impedance phones.

But before you rule out the pioneer, you may want to try driving hte HD800s off one of the sets of speaker terminals. You would have to make an adapter to go from headphone jack to stripped wires that will fit into the push on connections on the rear panel.

It should work well, only question will be are your power supply caps still quiet enough for hdphone listening.

The output power of the Pioneer will drop considerably driving 300 ohms, but should still have enough reserve to give you some dynamic sound.

happy listening.



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