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post #121 of 324
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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post
Hi, I have a question about this DAC, about the output. The specs states that it has 1 variable output and 1 fixed output - what is the difference? I need to know if I can connect my headphone amp to one of the outputs and my speaker amp to the other output - so I don't have to change all the time?

Thanks
You could but you could also connect your speaker amp to the fixed output and run your HP amp off your speaker amp's "tape out" That way you'd eliminate one volume control.
post #122 of 324
The eliminated volume control being on the Beresford or? Sorry if the question is stupid, but I want to understand this.
post #123 of 324
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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post
Hi, I have a question about this DAC, about the output. The specs states that it has 1 variable output and 1 fixed output - what is the difference? I need to know if I can connect my headphone amp to one of the outputs and my speaker amp to the other output - so I don't have to change all the time?

Thanks
the variable output's volume is controlled by the headphone amp, so the signal runs through the amp. You can use it like a pre-amp. the fixed output has not volume control.
post #124 of 324
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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post
Hi, I have a question about this DAC, about the output. The specs states that it has 1 variable output and 1 fixed output - what is the difference? I need to know if I can connect my headphone amp to one of the outputs and my speaker amp to the other output - so I don't have to change all the time?

Thanks
the fixed output means that the volume is the same, all the time

the variable output means that its volume is controlled by the knob at the front

for your headphone amp and speaker amp, you'd want them both to be using fixed outputs, as they have their own volume controls - that is unless your speaker amp is a power amp (without volume control) in which you could use the variable outs

as suggested above, if either of your headphone amp/speaker amp has a tape out, or loop out etc. you could connect that amp to the fixed output, and then the other amp to the tape/loop out

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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post
The eliminated volume control being on the Beresford or? Sorry if the question is stupid, but I want to understand this.
yes, you would bypass the volume control on the DAC
post #125 of 324
Thread Starter 
Liquid and all others bickering: Just stop it. Nobody needs to be rude. He is entitled to an opinion. I strongly believe that the 7510 is far and away better sounding than a 2ZS but respect what he is hearing. That is why I suggested he return the dac as it is obviously not functioning correctly.

I am not, nor will ever be a fanboy. If something is good I will say so. If it lacks I will say so. No grey area except maybe for Darths lol.

I just got some vintage Lambda Stax. They are far and away the most delicate and revealing headphones I have ever had. When I get the 7510 back there will be no escaping my ears if it is not improved by the mods. I promise to be critical. Fierce and friends should also be able to give a good opinion on this mod so hopefully we can reach a conclusion and move along.

Peace and good beer my friends.
post #126 of 324
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
the variable output's volume is controlled by the headphone amp, so the signal runs through the amp. You can use it like a pre-amp. the fixed output has not volume control.
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Originally Posted by d-cee View Post
the fixed output means that the volume is the same, all the time

the variable output means that its volume is controlled by the knob at the front

for your headphone amp and speaker amp, you'd want them both to be using fixed outputs, as they have their own volume controls - that is unless your speaker amp is a power amp (without volume control) in which you could use the variable outs

as suggested above, if either of your headphone amp/speaker amp has a tape out, or loop out etc. you could connect that amp to the fixed output, and then the other amp to the tape/loop out


yes, you would bypass the volume control on the DAC
Thank you for your replys. I now feel a little more "In the Know"
post #127 of 324
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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post
The eliminated volume control being on the Beresford or? Sorry if the question is stupid, but I want to understand this.
Yes. The tape out on your (integrated) amp should provide a cleaner signal than if you use the DAC's variable out. Another option would be to run your HP amp off your integrated's pre-out. The advantage is that you can control the volume through your integrated's remote(if it has one). You could also use your integrated's tone controls if need be.
The disadvantage is that the signal would be somewhat "polluted" by the integrated's pre stage.
PS - Your question is not stupid
post #128 of 324
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post
Yes. The tape out on your (integrated) amp should provide a cleaner signal than if you use the DAC's variable out. Another option would be to run your HP amp off your integrated's pre-out. The advantage is that you can control the volume through your integrated's remote(if it has one). You could also use your integrated's tone controls if need be.
The disadvantage is that the signal would be somewhat "polluted" by the integrated's pre stage.
PS - Your question is not stupid
Hi, thanks for the reply. I have different options now, so I quess I just have to try the different setups and listen which one I like the best.
post #129 of 324
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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
I don't doubt for one moment that females have good hearing. That's why I never believe them when they ask to repeat what was said.
ahahaha, that's hilarious

-edit- on my rig currently, there's a clear difference between the 7510 and my X-Fi, in the Beresford's favor. This hasn't been modded yet (going under the iron soon today). I'm reserving judgement for now, but I just had to chime in and say it's certainly better than any of the sound cards in my house.
post #130 of 324
what is the best digital link from the card/source to the Beresford? Has anyone found one to be better? Optical vs. coax
post #131 of 324
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Originally Posted by fierce_freak View Post
ahahaha, that's hilarious

-edit- on my rig currently, there's a clear difference between the 7510 and my X-Fi, in the Beresford's favor. This hasn't been modded yet (going under the iron soon today). I'm reserving judgement for now, but I just had to chime in and say it's certainly better than any of the sound cards in my house.
ooooo! can't wait!!
post #132 of 324
Thread Starter 
Coax is almost always best. I can't think of any optical that works better than coax. Get a decent cable though. It makes a difference.
post #133 of 324
I just finished doing the mod a few minutes ago...initial impressions are good, but I'm going to let it cook today while I'm at work before giving anything more concrete than saying it's definitely better.
post #134 of 324
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Originally Posted by spacemanspliff View Post
Coax is almost always best. I can't think of any optical that works better than coax. Get a decent cable though. It makes a difference.
Is the one that Stanley ships with the DAC any good? Anyone have any experience with it?
post #135 of 324
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fierce_freak View Post
I just finished doing the mod a few minutes ago...initial impressions are good, but I'm going to let it cook today while I'm at work before giving anything more concrete than saying it's definitely better.
Cool!

Take your time bro. No hurry.

The Coax Stanley ships with is acceptable sure. Good deal actually.
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