I'm looking for an outboard analog EQ solution to improve bass response for my HD600 headphones, to improve their usability for studio monitoring. I stumbled across the Kameleon and am considering building one. I don't really need the amplification, as my Focusrite Clarett drives the headphones well enough, but the Kameleon's filter modules sound like a great idea.
I have a couple of questions before I start:
1. Seeing as how I don't necessarily need an amplifier, per se, would I be better off looking for a passive EQ? I'm familiar with SonarWorks but I'd prefer an outboard solution since I do a lot of direct monitoring to circumvent latency.
2. Kameleon V2 can be configured as a desktop amp, which is what I'm looking for. But it has a volume control, which I don't need. Can that be omitted? If not, can Kameleon V1 be configured as a desktop amp? Are there other differences between V1 and V2 aside from the addition of the volume control?
Thanks in advance for any assistance you guys can provide.
The kameleon V1 should/must be driven from the headphone out of a source. The v2 can also be driven from line-out sources. The v1 has no volume control. It is designed to be used from batteries but it is no problem to keep it on a 'charger' or a 5V source continuously. On batteries it has enough power to drive the HD600.
The v2 volume control can be bypassed (omitted). It can also be used with a power supply board and then can achieve a higher output voltage (thus play louder).
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