Originally Posted by lmf22
Quick question. The DA100 runs very warm/hot, so it is ok to leave it on most of the day (about 14 hours)? I usually leave my equipments on throughout the day and turn them off when I go to bed.
Others have posted that the DA 100 runs hot also, but mine runs barely warm (8-10hrs at a time)unless the ambient temp goes over 80F, at which time all my equipment heats up... I do not upsample and have both optical and USB connected.
Are you using the 192 feature? How old is your unit? How quickly does it reach what you would call very warm/hot? How do you have it connected when it runs hot... opt, USB, coax or as you posted above? Is it well ventilated or surrounded by other equipment?
I'm just curious about this...
I have it on a perforated stand next to a Woo3 with a GS-1 under it... Don't know why some of them run hot....
Regarding the volume level, I find both my GS-1 and Woo3 are comfortable at 9:00 too.
Regarding the cables, although I have great respect for his input, I have to disagree with Andrew, placebo effect, unsupported by any measurements.... just get good short cables. I use Dayton 1.5ft.
On the other hand, if you believe in "cables" by all means get some, I'm sure you will hear a difference.
After all, it's only a hobby...