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post #1066 of 1165
The move does not need AC power when driving the k701 (USB is quite sufficient to drive it to the point of damaging the headphones and both your eardrums). I do not notice any difference between AC vs USB. Volume remains the same with AC or USB.

I just returned the AC adapter to Radioshack (no need for an unnecessary AC adapter).
post #1067 of 1165
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Mine arrived today! How much difference is the crossfeed switch on it supposed to make? I can't notice any difference; does it have to have a digital or analogue input for it to work, or doesn't it matter?
i sent dr. meier an email about this -- my perceptions were the same. he said that indeed the difference is subtle -- he suggested listenting exclusively with in on for a week or so and then turn it off and you probably notice a big difference.
post #1068 of 1165
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i sent dr. meier an email about this -- my perceptions were the same. he said that indeed the difference is subtle -- he suggested listenting exclusively with in on for a week or so and then turn it off and you probably notice a big difference.
Thank you. I actually asked him the same thing, and got the same reply! I'll leave crossfeed on for a week or two, and then see if i notice a difference when i turn it off. Although, i'm still bet that i won't be able to hear a difference. Let me know what sort of difference you hear, if you decide to leave crossfeed on for a week or so.
post #1069 of 1165
Can anyone advise me on the best settings to run a pair of DT770 Pro 80ohm with a Corda Move, many thanks.
post #1070 of 1165
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Can anyone advise me on the best settings to run a pair of DT770 Pro 80ohm with a Corda Move, many thanks.
Low gain, high current.
post #1071 of 1165
Many thanks skylab.
post #1072 of 1165
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Low gain, high current.
what about sennheiser hd650's (300 ohm)? same?
post #1073 of 1165
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what about sennheiser hd650's (300 ohm)? same?
It depends on the signal level of your source. Start with low gain and if it's not loud enough, switch to high gain.
post #1074 of 1165
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It depends on the signal level of your source. Start with low gain and if it's not loud enough, switch to high gain.
i'm using the DAC (usb from computer) in the move. so low gain?

also, how do i replace the left two most bridges? i've never done this before. in the manual, it says:

"If low impedance headphones and/or sources with a high signal are used, then high sound levels are already reached at very low settings of the volume control. To refine control and to improve sound quality it is possible to reduce the gain factor of the CORDA MOVE inside. To change the gain factor please remove the two screws that keep the frontplate in place and carefully remove the frontplate and PCB. At the back of the PCB a set of 8 pins can be found that are partly short-circuited by zero Ohm bridges. By replacing the two left most bridges the gain mode is modified."
post #1075 of 1165
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Thank you. I actually asked him the same thing, and got the same reply! I'll leave crossfeed on for a week or two, and then see if i notice a difference when i turn it off. Although, i'm still bet that i won't be able to hear a difference. Let me know what sort of difference you hear, if you decide to leave crossfeed on for a week or so.
okay, i heard it. been listening with the crossfeed for a week or so. still rather subtle, tho.

i was listening to bill evan, waltz for debby, detour ahead. with the crossfeed on, the stand-up bass was kind of in the top left of the soundstage. when the crossfeed was off, the bass sounded like it was in my ear.

bottom line, the crossfeed provides a more unified soundstage. i would think it would be of most benefit to iem users, like me.
post #1076 of 1165
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Low gain, high current.
With my DT 770/80 Pros i found, on low gain, i was turning the volume knob to about the 2-3 o'clock position for normal listening levels. I've switched back to high gain now, where i usually have it around 10-11 o'clock.

That's very interesting, jcn3. I'll listen to it for a week or so with the crossfeed on and see if i can tell a difference. So, do you prefer it with the crossfeed switched on or off?
post #1077 of 1165
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i'm using the DAC (usb from computer) in the move. so low gain?
Low gain is probably sufficient, but if your volume is set way over 12 o'clock at normal listening levels, switch to high gain.

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also, how do i replace the left two most bridges?
There is a diagram on the pc board.
post #1078 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Mansize_tissue View Post
With my DT 770/80 Pros i found, on low gain, i was turning the volume knob to about the 2-3 o'clock position for normal listening levels. I've switched back to high gain now, where i usually have it around 10-11 o'clock.
That's about where it should be. You probably have a low level source.
post #1079 of 1165
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okay, i heard it. been listening with the crossfeed for a week or so. still rather subtle, tho.

i was listening to bill evan, waltz for debby, detour ahead. with the crossfeed on, the stand-up bass was kind of in the top left of the soundstage. when the crossfeed was off, the bass sounded like it was in my ear.

bottom line, the crossfeed provides a more unified soundstage. i would think it would be of most benefit to iem users, like me.
Unified, yes. But my experience is that there is a trade off re dynamics. Everything sounds less pronouced, maybe even a bit boring. Anyone recognizing this?
post #1080 of 1165
If you want to hear the difference between crossfeed on and off try to listen to the intro of song She Looks To Me by Red Hot Chili Peppers on the album Stadium Arcadium. It's very easy to hear the difference on the intro of that song.

Any other song that includes a part with a sound from only one channel will work as well. It's much easier to hear the effect when only one instrument is playing in one channel.
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