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post #31 of 104
What site does this eddie fellow deal from?

www.ifiaudio.com ?

I am very confused...if someone could list the sites for the dealers in question, I would find that very helpful.

-Matt
post #32 of 104
I just got zl and tried to connect to 0404 using optical out. i'm not sure whether i have done correctly. I noticed the locked led is not on in patchmix, does it matter?

In another words, what's your best configuration you guys have to make full use of zl.

My setup is 0404->optical out-> zl -> m3 -> 701.Using foobar2k.

Thanx
post #33 of 104
I dont have a locked led
Anyway your setup looks alright to me, if you hear something out of the zl then its working Now please post comparison of the m3 vs zhalou built in headphoneamp with your k701!!
post #34 of 104
I want him to say that the zhaolu is better, but if the zhaolu's stock headamp is better then why is he using the m3?
post #35 of 104
Im interested as well. I have a new M3 right here sitting by me that I want to try out with the Zhalou. What will be the MAX BEST Zhalou 2.x available? With what kind of uprgrades?
post #36 of 104
Now that a few people have the D2.0 in theor hands.

Could we get an RMAA measurement, please.

Cheers

Thomas
post #37 of 104
I received my Zhalou v2.0 on Friday. I chose the CS4398 option. The op-amps for the RCA output had been switched to the LT1057/DY2000 combination. The op-amps on the headphone board (already disconnected, I don't own headphones - sorry) are 2604's. Eddie also shipped the 2604 op-amps that he swapped out, and a pair of inexpensive digital cables (one coax, one toslink).

For anyone else in Canada, shipping took 5 days and I paid $30 in taxes/customs fees.
post #38 of 104
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Originally Posted by chesebert
FYI OPA2604 is pin compatiable with JRC5532, which you already know..and it is also pin compatiable with AD8620, and OP627 on brown dog ....some one with 4pcs of OP627 can give it a try..replacing all OP2604 with OP627 on Brown dog ....
Did anyone try the 627 yet?
2 times 627 with DY2000 maybe (in the 1.3?)
How does it comapre to 2604?
LT1057?
post #39 of 104
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Originally Posted by theexec
I want him to say that the zhaolu is better, but if the zhaolu's stock headamp is better then why is he using the m3?
Are you kidding? You know the DAC is FOTM when you arehoping for the headamp to be better than a M^3
post #40 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by chesebert
FYI OPA2604 is pin compatiable with JRC5532, which you already know..and it is also pin compatiable with AD8620, and OP627 on brown dog ....some one with 4pcs of OP627 can give it a try..replacing all OP2604 with OP627 on Brown dog ....
I checked the voltage for the op-amps and it is currently set to +/- 15.5V on my unit. It does appear to be adjustable via a pair of pots, but I have not checked the available range yet. The current voltage setting would lead to a failure in the AD8620 part, which supports a maximum of +/- 13V. Just a heads up for anyone planning to try this part.
post #41 of 104
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Originally Posted by theexec
I want him to say that the zhaolu is better, but if the zhaolu's stock headamp is better then why is he using the m3?
Uhh?
post #42 of 104
How good are the included PSU and power cord of the Zhalou? Is it worth getting a new PSU and power cord?
post #43 of 104
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Originally Posted by akwok
Uhh?
I can assure you Zhaolu's headamp is no way better than m3...not even close...I would venture to say my pimeta is better than the included standard headamp. At least it sounds better to me..yes I even swapped my AD8620 out for some lowly OPA2604...just to make sure opamp is not playing any tricks on me
post #44 of 104
So then it would be better to use the M3 over the included headamp on the zhaolu or am I missing something? How did that start anyway about the zhaolu being better than a M3 as far as headamps go?
post #45 of 104
Quote:
I can assure you Zhaolu's headamp is no way better than m3...not even close...I would venture to say my pimeta is better than the included standard headamp. At least it sounds better to me..yes I even swapped my AD8620 out for some lowly OPA2604...just to make sure opamp is not playing any tricks on me
Well, that is something to be expected, isn't it? What I think is going to be worthy of comparisons with standalone amps is the upgraded discrete headamp.
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