iPad 1 headphone jack impedence

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  1. Perfman

    Perfman iPF Noob

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    I made a spontaneous purchase of a cool looking device called Mighty Dwarf. It's a 5W speakerless portable amp. The seller reassured me that it would be compatible but I've searched high and low and can't find the technical specs for the iPad 1 headphone jack. The amp impedance is remarkably low at 2 ohms. I believe Apple's earphones are 32 ohms. Would it be safe to plug this device into the iPad? I'm worried that it might burn the audio circuit of the iPad.
     
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    Looks like it is about 5Ω on the first generation iPad. I doubt it has changed.

    Impedance mismatches in audio circuits are unlikely to cause damage these days. There are limiters to prevent it. The mismatch can cause distortion though.

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