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I think Justin mentioned you get better performance with low sensitivity headphones and less chance of clipping - even though I don't listen all that loud to even come close to inducing clipping it's pretty awesome if you ask me

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I think Justin mentioned you get better performance with low sensitivity headphones and less chance of clipping - even though I don't listen all that loud to even come close to inducing clipping it's pretty awesome if you ask me

 

 

Mr.Sneis,

 

Did he give you an ETA on the GS-X yet?

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Mr.Sneis,

 

Did he give you an ETA on the GS-X yet?

 

No but if he did do you honestly think it would be accurate?  ;)

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No but if he did do you honestly think it would be accurate?  ;)

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I guess I'll buy into these more powerful modules although I'm not really sure if I need them. The GS-1 is good enough to me :D.

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Justin, what is the point of putting in the new modules into older units if there is not additional voltage output?  also, can V2s or V2SEs be updated too?

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I think Justin mentioned you get better performance with low sensitivity headphones and less chance of clipping - even though I don't listen all that loud to even come close to inducing clipping it's pretty awesome if you ask me

 

if there's no additional output how is there less chance of clipping?

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if there's no additional output how is there less chance of clipping?

 

if an amp has a max voltage swing of lets say 20V, that is with no load.  You also need to know the max voltage swing with a load connected.

 

Which could be something like:

300 ohms - 18V

100 ohms - 15V

32 ohms - 10V

8 ohms - 4V

 

in this case, your voltage swing is limited by the current capability of the amplifier.  increasing the current the amp can deliver will increase the number of volts before clipping into the headphone load.

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post #308 of 540

I've had the prototype circuit boards for the new GS-X for a little while now.  Just waiting for the custom heatsinks for the new amp modules (should be here in the next couple of days) and then I can power it up.

 

 

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if there's no additional output how is there less chance of clipping?

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if an amp has a max voltage swing of lets say 20V, that is with no load.  You also need to know the max voltage swing with a load connected.

 

Which could be something like:

300 ohms - 18V

100 ohms - 15V

32 ohms - 10V

8 ohms - 4V

 

in this case, your voltage swing is limited by the current capability of the amplifier.  increasing the current the amp can deliver will increase the number of volts before clipping into the headphone load.

 

so doesn't this equate to additional output?

 

 

 

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I've had the prototype circuit boards for the new GS-X for a little while now.  Just waiting for the custom heatsinks for the new amp modules (should be here in the next couple of days) and then I can power it up.

 

you really need your own machine shop!  biggrin.gif

post #310 of 540

Looks great.  New power supply going to have a different case size than the amp?  And is it a proto thing or will pots be an option for the final build too?


Edited by Solude - 7/25/12 at 6:51am
post #311 of 540
Ohhhhh new GS-X... Hmmm I think I will be buying one. Hopefully you'll still sell a silver version smily_headphones1.gif
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I've had the prototype circuit boards for the new GS-X for a little while now.  Just waiting for the custom heatsinks for the new amp modules (should be here in the next couple of days) and then I can power it up.

 

 

1000

 

 

Man - I hope this will be ready for this weekend.

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Looks great.  New power supply going to have a different case size than the amp?  And is it a proto thing or will pots be an option for the final build too?

 

no, just empty space in the case.  the pot will be the standard volume control and the DACT stepped attenuator will be an option.

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Everything for the new GS-X up and running now.  Still dont have the custom heatsinks for the new amp modules, which is why you see screws sticking up out of the module boards as temporary crappy heatsinks.

 

 

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Everything for the new GS-X up and running now.  Still dont have the custom heatsinks for the new amp modules, which is why you see screws sticking up out of the module boards as temporary crappy heatsinks.

 

 

1000

 

 

Cool.

 

Good to meet you at the DC meet yesterday,  As we discussed, put my name on one of those when ready.

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