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 I just bought a  Electrostatic headphone unit  (home made branding)  . it had a set of RCA out put on the energiser.  i  tried to connect to my  marantz HD- DAC 1.(Amp/DAC)  but i just noticed the output on HD- DAC 1 is just as DAC not and amp. (not enough power)

 

Just wondering is it possible to connect the energiser to the 6.3mm headphone jack. by using a 6.3mm to RCA cable? 

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Hi there,

 

If I understand properly, you should be connecting the output of your Marantz DAC to the input of the Energiser. So basically connect the RCA out from the Marantz to the RCA in of the Energizer using a pair of RCA interconnects. The headphones should be connected to the headphone socket of the Energizer

 

Music source->Marantz DAC (RAC out) -> (RAC in) Energizer->Headphones

 

 

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9 minutes ago, anandpkumar said:

Hi there,

 

If I understand properly, you should be connecting the output of your Marantz DAC to the input of the Energiser. So basically connect the RCA out from the Marantz to the RCA in of the Energizer using a pair of RCA interconnects. The headphones should be connected to the headphone socket of the Energizer

 

Music source->Marantz DAC (RAC out) -> (RAC in) Energizer->Headphones

 

 

Hi, thanks for your reply.  i was try to setup this way. but unfortunately the RCA from the Marantz is not powerful enough. (it must be as use as DAC only). but the unit itself from 6.3mm output is powerful enough to drive (600 ohm headphone) . so am i able to use a 6,3mm to RCA cable to connect each other and become 

 

Music source -> Marantz HD-DAC 1 (6.3mm out) -> (RCA in) Energizer -> Headphone ? Thanks

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Older Stax electrostatic headphones, for instance, use the normal speaker outputs of amplifier to input of "energiser". Most newer Stax dedicated headphone amplifiers use direct line output from cd player or phono stage.

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44 minutes ago, skyliner34 said:

Hi, thanks for your reply.  i was try to setup this way. but unfortunately the RCA from the Marantz is not powerful enough. (it must be as use as DAC only). but the unit itself from 6.3mm output is powerful enough to drive (600 ohm headphone) . so am i able to use a 6,3mm to RCA cable to connect each other and become 

 

Music source -> Marantz HD-DAC 1 (6.3mm out) -> (RCA in) Energizer -> Headphone ? Thanks

got it.......seems strange though that the DAC output does not have sufficient voltage. It should usually be a standard line out voltage - somewhere around 1.5-2 V

 

What you might need is a cable like this along with a 6.3mm adapter

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B088GR2Z2G/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B088GR2Z2G&pd_rd_w=ZKdqH&pf_rd_p=ea20208d-137b-46cb-8ff4-3f2183f0cd6f&pd_rd_wg=qcZP1&pf_rd_r=9MC746NGDPAM25K28HFJ&pd_rd_r=051e02e9-b608-41a5-a9a8-c163da4c3293&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVlpYWlRXTDdCSzRJJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjU1Mzc4MzU0NzEzUVRSSzhJWiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExSkNSM0lORUpIMEZXJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

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51 minutes ago, skyliner34 said:

Music source -> Marantz HD-DAC 1 (6.3mm out) -> (RCA in) Energizer -> Headphone ? Thanks

 

How are you controlling volume then - putting the marantz to max volume, and then control through the energizer?

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3 minutes ago, anandpkumar said:

 

Yet. something like that. but i am more concern about the sound quality. 

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2 minutes ago, anandpkumar said:

 

How are you controlling volume then - putting the marantz to max volume, and then control through the energizer?

the Energizer dont have volume.  just straight output

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13 minutes ago, Ian McP said:

Older Stax electrostatic headphones, for instance, use the normal speaker outputs of amplifier to input of "energiser". Most newer Stax dedicated headphone amplifiers use direct line output from cd player or phono stage.

So do you think is possible to connect to a 6.3mm Jack. 

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1 minute ago, skyliner34 said:

So do you think is possible to connect to a 6.3mm Jack. 

What exactly do you mean and what brand are the headphones?

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I think you have an energizer and not an electrostatic amplifier - these are both different. Can you post pictures of both your unit and headphone? Might help us give a more relevant answer 

 

Also, check this thread in the head-fi forum

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/how-do-you-send-an-audio-signal-to-a-stax-energizer-amp.820655/

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6 minutes ago, anandpkumar said:

I think you have an energizer and not an electrostatic amplifier - these are both different. Can you post pictures of both your unit and headphone? Might help us give a more relevant answer 

 

Also, check this thread in the head-fi forum

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/how-do-you-send-an-audio-signal-to-a-stax-energizer-amp.820655/

It is just an energizer.  so i try to connect that to my marantz HD-Dac 1. regarding to the electrostatic headphone because is a home made brand so it wont have much information on the internet. 

 

please see link below for other people's view:

 

https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/the-interesting-chuxin-electrostatic-headphones.9907/

 

also the spec for my HD- DAC 1

 

https://manuals.marantz.com/HDDAC1/NA/EN/BONDSYheikthoj.php

 

Thanks

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https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/the-interesting-chuxin-electrostatic-headphones.9907/

< The energizer is transformer-based, like the good old SRD-7. A single 12v DC supply powers the upconverter modules to provide the 500V bias voltage. >

 

< The seller recommended pairing the energizer with power amplifiers capable of pushing 10-15W into 4ohms >

 

https://www.headfonia.com/stax-srd-7/

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