Oh oh, hotaudio, you might consider asking the mods to give you 'member of the trade' status. Might help brand image?
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11/9/08 at 2:50am
As for what headphone amps work.
I've heard the SR60s are a "perfect match" for my DACs. I have also heard allot of good things about HD595s and many others.
But what I can tell you my DACs have trouble driving AKG701s.
I repeat, DO NOT BUY MY DAC if you are using AKG701s.
They are VERY HARD to drive from the feedback I receive.
"Member of the Trade" status...
Oooo, that sounds kinda cool....
Exactly what trade are we talking about... lol, just kidding.
That would be great
I get lots of support from this forum, and am indebted to you guys for sure, and now "Member of the Trade" status...
I would also like to point out here, if I may, that I also make headphone amps...
I don't just make the HOTUSB1....
I even have a new "buffered" series of DAC coming out very soon.
I've built 3 new versions.
A HOTUSB1 with a buffer capable of 150mW into 32ohms.
A PCM2702 model with a buffer, which it needs as 2702s can't drive headphones directly. ( I just finished it last night ) Still running AB tests on it against the others...
And a PCM2906 model with buffer and get this, it has a line input ADC !
My first Analogue to Digital USB recording device !!!
I am very exited about this model as now I can record directly to the computer via USB.
It ONLY will accept Line Level for recording so far, as I haven't come up with a good mike amplifier yet...
But for recording line level audio, it does a very nice job
Not sure what to call my newest models either...
Any suggestions ?????
I usually choose my own names, but I would love to hear some input into names for my new DACs....
The names should have something to do with the properties of the DAC as well as my company name "HOTAUDIO.COM"
Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
As I'm sure you know, engineers (and no offense is meant here) usually do miss out on user empathy, it comes with the territory really.
What hotaudio suggested the user do makes sense, no? Gather the information in your head and make your own comparison chart. I do it all the time, even though I'm not an engineer, when you're looking up things in the tech world the number of websites that 'get it right' are few. I remember looking up lenses for my Nikon DSLR, and there was just one website that had the type of charting that I needed. The rest of the acronyms and numbers had to be done the manual way!
I suppose Paul is right though, since hotaudio is getting bigger all these things will become much more important. Site design, usability, charts, and so on. But these things also add cost and unminimalism.