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I have the SPL auditor with my LCD-3F and I really enjoy it (the auditor deliver 1,3watts rms per chanel at 110ohms).   Do anybody have tried it and can compare with other amp? Should I upgrade my amp?
J'imagine que tu as raison si SPL le disent eux-même.   I guess my own setup was wrong too when I first got the SPL. Anyway, XLR should be standard on every "audiophile" dac at the price they sell them.
I'm glad you like it, the Auditor is really made to be feed by an XLR output.   As I said, it's a pro audio gear, it will amplify what is there, nothing more, nothing less. Feed it with crap and you will get crap. I think most people who feed it with an RCA adapter or audio jack don't know what they are missing.    I'm happy for you ;)   Bit curious, I guess your setup is very transparent?
Yeah, sorry I edited my reply while you were replying. I was still doing more research and I found some of my assumption were wrong/incomplete. But I'm basically saying that it's worst then I first expected, and it doesn't solve your issue. I did drive the auditor with my sound card when I got it, but the result was poor, and the sound quality was exactly like when my headphone were connected directly to the computer (which is logical, since an amp should only amplify what...
Here some info I found for you:   Balanced and Unbalanced Reference Voltage: For consumer audio products using unbalanced RCA connectors, the reference signal level is -10dBV. This is equal to reference voltage level of 0.316 Vrms. 0 dBV is a voltage reference point equal to 1.0 Vrms. Remember that the dB level is a LOG ratio of two voltages. =20*LOG(0.316/1) ˜ -10 dBV For pro audio products using balanced XLR connectors, the reference signal level is +4dBu. This is...
Going from RCA to XLR is bad idea, RCA works at a voltage much lower then the XLR, hence why your gain is so low. My DAC for an exemple output a max of:RCA: 2,6 VoltsXLR: 5,2 Volts So basically your gain is 50% of what it should be.
Ok, I find an other way to counter that logic. If you are ready to pay 1000$ for a cable to get the most out of an amp, why would they settle to pay way less for critical equipment in hospital that maintain human alive? Hospital Grade cable are made from copper, no shielding, nothing magic. If one of the people you love was connected to one of those machine, do you really wanted that any radiate nasty stuff could have any effect on the machine performance? Not, but still,...
Ho yes, it's such an important issue that there is regulation around this to limit the source of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): From Wikipedia: "In the United States, the 1982 Public Law 97-259 allowed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the susceptibility of consumer electronic equipment.[6]Potential sources of RFI and EMI include:[7] various types of transmitters, doorbell transformers, toaster ovens, electric blankets, ultrasonic pest control...
I will reply even if I said that I won't because it's simply stupid. Brake pad thickness when new: 12mmWhen pad need to be replaced: 3mm Same for the tire:New tire: 9/32 (for a typical car)Replacement at 2/32 (better to do earlier). So we are talking about of a 9mm of margin for brake pad, and 7/32 of a inch for tire.  Now your "audiophile cable": 6 feetElectrical distribution, at least here in Québec where we get our electricity from: ~1330km Electrical lenght in your...
Don't, go for LCD-2F with a $1000 AMP/DAC (used can get you even better gear). I would much prefer that over the LCD3 poorly amped. I was driving my LCD3 with a Vali at first with a much better DAC then the modi, and I was so disappointed ! "But I will upgrade later". True, and you will have wasted $200 in the process, get the best gear you can now and then stick to it. You will still want to upgrade at some point, but when you will ear what you already have, you will be...
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