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Old 27th February 2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default NE5532 suitable for headphone amp ???


in my CDP there seems to be one NE5532 for each channel of the headphone amp.
Can they deliver enough current or is this distorting nonsense ?

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Old 28th February 2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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depends on what you're plugging into them

on what you listen to, and what your clipping tolerance is

check out the FAQs and articles on

in a reply on another good headphone forum i recently addressed some relevant issues:

you can decide for yourself how far into the deep end you want to go, both forums discuss 1 A output stage buffers for headphones with 50 - 80 mW rated power!
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