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post #196 of 324
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Originally Posted by d-cee View Post
http://members.aceweb.com/orim/audio...o/Zho_mod.html

you can also PM him as he is a member on head-fi, username is Ori
Thank you, I'll read about beresford mk6 or OMZ and will probably buy one of those !
Regards
post #197 of 324
By the way :

Does anyone know the difference between modified Zhalou D2.5 and original Zhalou D3 ?
http://www.zhaolu.com/products/d3/d3_1.htm

Thank you
post #198 of 324
Thread Starter 
Fierce did my mod. Just got it back. Doing the highs and lows improves it quite a bit. I like it. Updated impressions in the first post.
post #199 of 324
Okey Dokey.

Bought a Fierce-modded 7510 from a head-fier here.

I'm listening to it right now and it's very, very nice.

Really nice.

The amp in the thing is surprisingly descent too.

I'll refrain from saying too much more until I spend some more quality listening time with it.
post #200 of 324
Thread Starter 
Lol just say that you bought mine. It is decent. I think it will improve a bit with a few more days run in.
post #201 of 324
Too funny. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be coy

It is very nice - burning it in now.

It clearly bests my old Onix CD player - also bests an older sony cd player that a guy via Audiogon modded (which I thought was better than the Onix as well). Not a doubt there.

I'm comparing it to a Shek d1 NOS dac and they are night and day - not in terms of quality but in terms of sound signature.

The little amp inside it is very interesting, I can understand why some people prefer this to even descent amps.
post #202 of 324

MK 6 Questions

Hello folks.

Any answers here would be appreciated:

a) Ebay listing specifies S/N: > 150....I take it that is a typo?

b) Does he ship to NA with 120V walwart or you have to get your own?

b) Has Stanley been helpful with mods for owners of previous versions? I got MKII and 2 weeks later MKIII was out. If the DAC cost a lot more I would have been upset. It would suck to go to MK6 and months later see an MK9!

c) I'm bit by upgraditis. Does anyone have any negatives about MK6 particularly compared as far back as MKII? I see a tonne of positives (largely from Herandu.)

d) Was there an MK 4 and 5?

e) Does "MK 6/2" mean that this is a second version of the 6 and if so what else has changed?

f) Is the variable output/preamp actually an amplifier or is it the same previous output stage + passive volume control? Also is this like a lot of ppl feel the headphone out is - just a bonus that isn't that great?

g) Who is this FEAR dude who does mods?

THANKS!
post #203 of 324
d. yes.

f. variable output is controlled by the circuitry in the headphone amp

g. it's a head-fi member named Fierce_freak
post #204 of 324
a. Misread it?

b. According to the picture on eBay the power supply comes with it.
b2. Yes he has. The MK6 is a new PCB.

c. Again, the MK6 is a new PCB. The previous ones were the MK1 with various mods added.

e. The Mk6/2 is supposed to be a re-print of the front panel due to an error in the printing on the MK6.

f. The variable output is only available from the new PCB/circuit on the MK6. So you can't convert a previous version to have a variable output. I tried and it die not work on a MK3.
The headphone amp is completely independent. It only shares the volume control with the DAC pre-amp. It is very powerful and detailed and can easily take on every single stand alone headphone amplifier at the price of the whole DAC. Nobody has yet produced a better stand alone headphone
amplifier below U$200 as far as I know. So DAC plus head-ampplus pre-amp is a bargain IMHO.

g. I tried an even newer mod that is easier to do and quicker. If you can solder you can do it in less than 15 minutes from the moment you grab a screwdriver to open the case.
post #205 of 324
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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
g. I tried an even newer mod that is easier to do and quicker. If you can solder you can do it in less than 15 minutes from the moment you grab a screwdriver to open the case.
If this works on the MarkIV I would like to know about it(in layman's terms). They're forecasting rain where I live and I'm suffering from a serious case of upgraditis(and lack of funds)

Why aren't these mods incorporated into the new design? If it's only a question of swapping a few inexpensive parts...

How much better is the MarkVI/2 compared to the Mark IV?
post #206 of 324
WOW, theres a Mark 6 ALREADY?

I've still got the Mk 3... Not planning on upgrading either.
post #207 of 324
Thanks guys.

Herandu thanks for the details. FYI Yesterday the ebay page clearly stated a S/N: of 150. I have never seen any audio spec > 120... today it is gone from the page. So no I didn't misread.

Also I am looking for more info on the DAC preamp... in previous models the analogue output is from the little I understand about audio electronics fed by either an opamp built into the dac's IC OR a seperate op amp componant... has something been added to this version or does the pot simply attenuate the output of the earlier models? If something has been added what is it (for purpose of comparison to other preamps.)
post #208 of 324
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Originally Posted by nonsub View Post
Thanks guys.

Herandu thanks for the details. FYI Yesterday the ebay page clearly stated a S/N: of 150. I have never seen any audio spec > 120... today it is gone from the page. So no I didn't misread.

Also I am looking for more info on the DAC preamp.
Perhaps you were looking at the eBay listing with his coax cable? The cable specs list >150 dB.
Why not email Stanley about the preamp?
post #209 of 324
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post
Why aren't these mods incorporated into the new design? If it's only a question of swapping a few inexpensive parts...

How much better is the MarkVI/2 compared to the Mark IV?
Mods are mostly found by tinkering with an existing design, and cater for different flavours of taste. Like I fitted blue LEDs on mine, and I saw another TC-7510 on the forum from someone who had done the same.

Unless you need the variable output, I would stick to the MKIV. I still use my MK3 with my with the Maplin power supply upgrade and a few other tweaks. Sound wise it is in no way lesser of the two.
post #210 of 324
Herandu what is the Maplin PSU you are using?

Also MK IV is same PCB as MK I with mods right?
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