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Quiet Stereo Amp Suggestions
PhantmShado
post Apr 12 2012, 08:40
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My HK 3490 I use on my desk with bookshelves about 2 feet away from me always seems to have a low hiss noise (slightly louder on right channel then on left) that is always present at some volume regardless of chosen input. The noise at times bothers me more than other times just listening to the speakers, but if I plug in audio technica headphones (which I've found to be easy to drive) the hiss becomes unbearable.

To this end I was wondering if there are any stereo amps I might look at that eliminate this hiss? I currently use the optical in and so would like a replacement that also has that. The speakers are Linn Majik 109s and they are pointed in at me each at about 2 feet from my ear.

Thanks.
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post Apr 12 2012, 14:36
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QUOTE (PhantmShado @ Apr 12 2012, 09:40) *
The noise at times bothers me more than other times just listening to the speakers, but if I plug in audio technica headphones (which I've found to be easy to drive) the hiss becomes unbearable.


Bypassing the amplifier and plugging the headphone directly into the soundcard output socket mutes the hiss?


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