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I built my O2 so the wire is most definitely there :) Though, in practice, im not sure it matters that much.
As you mentioned, the Rp5 are a little "muddy" and the lower end can be somewhat boomy. These are the main area's the Mopads helped with. I was getting alot of resonance off my desk, the mopads went a long ways to fixing that.
What's funny is 1080P Video + HD Audio is soo much more demanding then simple analog audio. if there was a difference to be had, you'd think it would show up there.
    no, you can't use more then 2.5x with a dac or 2.0v RMS source. So it would not be useful with HE6 either. The only reason the high gain is needed is for an ipod, or other weak device that only has .05v output. If you ever plan to use it mobile, with a weak source, it's good to keep the high gain around. You may find 1x or 2.5x insuffcient with an ipod.
No, the V-link is my first and only converter. I do value your opinion though, it's nice to hear from someone who owned both devices side by side.    I used to believe more in cables, then I started hanging out in the Sound Science forum, and it's hard to keep on believing in cables once you've been in there for awhile. There are to many arguments against, that make too much sense.    Especially in the analog domain, when people can't reliably blind test a rusty...
It's either the gain resistors or the POT.    The afformentioned "resistors below source connector" are the gain resistors.    the red/grey caps are coupling caps, red being Wima, and the grey or a different type, speced on the more recent BOM, but they make no difference with regard to volume.      This means both Pots can reach the same low and max volume, but do so at a different slope, aka one might get loud faster or slower then the other. So the position of the pot...
That amp is less then ideal, but still plenty to wallop the Logitech. If I was not so hard against the wall on budget, i'd recomend this little guy. but that puts us way out of range.    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-383   I actually own that one, got it B-Stock for 50$. I havent used it much though, just made sure it worked and put it in the closet. I don't need it right now, but I know i can find a use for it in the future, too...
It's pretty tough at 100$, though Logitech is crap, not to hard to beat. I might be tempted to get a T-Amp and some Goodwill speakers.    This:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290200   Plus This:    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=310-300   is    >    Logitech anything.    And the obligatory "can you stretch your budget 50$" recommendation. The above amp with these...
I use a KRK Rockit 5's. I had been using spdif out > Dac > RCA out of dac > Rockits, software volume control.    I recently got a pretty good Pre-Amp for the rockits, and notice that they tend to clip on the same gain setting on the back.    Should I lower this gain setting to the minimal? since my pre-amp is quite capable?    I agree the simplest solution is a Mini 1/8 inch plug to RCA adapter, available at radio shack for about 4$. Straight out the sound...
I also own the Rockit 5's, I find the mopads were a necessary upgrade and well worth the $$. They would also raise the speaker up a couple more inches. 
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