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post #706 of 1377
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Originally Posted by mace2 View Post
Funny you mention that. I got the amp last fall and up till yesterday had honestly not been able to tell a difference. Then I cranked the Zen volume and just kept the amp's volume pretty low--wow! What a difference! It honestly blew me away.

Maybe you're right, but I dig it.
The interconnect is really long though. Do plan on getting something that gets less tangled.
You should keep the weaker amp on a lower volume to prevent distortion. I suggest a lower volume on the Zen, as it's amp is weaker, and let the amp work harder. You will get less "noise" and better SQ overall.

My D2 doesnt have a lineout, but its powerful little internal amp is great, and optimal sound is on 35-45/50.

With some EQ and jeteffects you can make it almost LO quality apparantly.

I dont need an amp though.

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Originally Posted by screambitch View Post
finally my portable rig is ready!
Are those UE customs or Freq Music Maker customs?

Nice setup. Pretty killer.

All these newbies with amazing rigs!

My d2 and UE11's would be my dream, with either a high end amp to hookup to the U control dac and its internal amp, a dac-less pico or pred maybe, or something that takes optical from the U control. Or a Dac/amp, mainly used as a Dac for my laptop and occasionally the pc, and maybe in the future if i get a new big player, like the ipod, which may need amping.

Along with SA5k's, or AD2000's (or lower-fi, ad900) or maybe HD650's or K701's to use at home for the DAC/amp, or U control and amp, from the laptop, and from the pc for gaming, occasionally. Cant be moving a tube amp around the house with my laptop, headphones, and IEM's depending on location, and noise.

UE11's for portable.

I can dream on though.

15, and little income.

A cheap pair of headphones for use at home (sa1k/ad500/grado's) that sound like my livewires, maybe another 8gb sd for the D2, and i am happy!

I <3 my Livewires, i wonder how much better customs can get tbh. *cough* UE11's *cough!*

Matt
post #707 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
Are those UE customs or Freq Music Maker customs?
They are FreQs

He posted on the FreQ thread
post #708 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
You should keep the weaker amp on a lower volume to prevent distortion. I suggest a lower volume on the Zen, as it's amp is weaker, and let the amp work harder. You will get less "noise" and better SQ overall.
Oh okay, thanks, I'll give it a go.
post #709 of 1377
No problem

The difference wont be night and day, but the amp can work harder before distortion and loss in SQ, wheras the Zen's internal amp will distort and loose SQ at a much lower setting than the PA2V2.

Its about finding the (best) balance with your source and amp depending on how good it's amp is really.
post #710 of 1377
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Originally Posted by knights View Post
iphone and ipod-classic same sound quality in their LOD output?
Yes, I think consensus is all iPod/iPhone/iPod Touch models sound the same through dock line-out.
post #711 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Oya? View Post
Yes, I think consensus is all iPod/iPhone/iPod Touch models sound the same through dock line-out.
Nope. The line-out of the latest ipod Classic and Nano sound very different from the Line-out of the iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPhone/touch have better staging/layering in the sound and a more subtle, but deeper Low-end. Also the balance of highs/mids/lows is much clearer i.e. ''flatter'' and the output is cleaner as in less artifacts.

Remember that Thread that warned that the Classic had bas SQ? With all the graphs and everything? Well, I think I now hear what that meant. I must say I only really notice these things very clearly with UE triple.fi's. My atrio's didn't really reveal this that much.

So I can clearly state that (by doing A-B tests) the Wolfson codec/chip in the iphone/itouch is better than the CirrusLogic codec/chip in the ipod classic/nano.

Rgds
post #712 of 1377
I'm not sure I agree that there are audible differences, but I'm not qualified to assert anything since all I have on hand to compare is a 5.5G and 6G. Maybe someone else can put in their comments.

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Originally Posted by ricthaman View Post
Nope. The line-out of the latest ipod Classic and Nano sound very different from the Line-out of the iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPhone/touch have better staging/layering in the sound and a more subtle, but deeper Low-end. Also the balance of highs/mids/lows is much clearer i.e. ''flatter'' and the output is cleaner as in less artifacts.

Remember that Thread that warned that the Classic had bas SQ? With all the graphs and everything? Well, I think I now hear what that meant. I must say I only really notice these things very clearly with UE triple.fi's. My atrio's didn't really reveal this that much.

So I can clearly state that (by doing A-B tests) the Wolfson codec/chip in the iphone/itouch is better than the CirrusLogic codec/chip in the ipod classic/nano.

Rgds
post #713 of 1377
Keep in mind that I comared the Classic/nano and iTouch/iPhone. I have not compared a 5.5G ipod.

rgds
post #714 of 1377
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Originally Posted by ricthaman View Post
Remember that Thread that warned that the Classic had bas SQ? With all the graphs and everything?
Do you have a link to that thread? Because search yield no results.

Thanks!
post #715 of 1377
I can't seem to find a thread on here pertaining to that specifically, but this is the page with Marc Heijligers' report on his findings:

(... which appears to be down for some reason at the moment, you might have to check it when it gets back up.)

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Originally Posted by Jelle Schrijver View Post
Do you have a link to that thread? Because search yield no results.

Thanks!
post #716 of 1377
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Originally Posted by ricthaman View Post
Nope. The line-out of the latest ipod Classic and Nano sound very different from the Line-out of the iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPhone/touch have better staging/layering in the sound and a more subtle, but deeper Low-end. Also the balance of highs/mids/lows is much clearer i.e. ''flatter'' and the output is cleaner as in less artifacts.

Remember that Thread that warned that the Classic had bas SQ? With all the graphs and everything? Well, I think I now hear what that meant. I must say I only really notice these things very clearly with UE triple.fi's. My atrio's didn't really reveal this that much.

So I can clearly state that (by doing A-B tests) the Wolfson codec/chip in the iphone/itouch is better than the CirrusLogic codec/chip in the ipod classic/nano.

Rgds


And what about the headphone out?


Imho the Classic sounds better than the iPhone. When I stop the playing on the iPhone I hear something in the background... Damn, didn't find the right word

And the Classic doesn't have any background noise....
post #717 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Jelle Schrijver View Post
Do you have a link to that thread? Because search yield no results.

Thanks!
Here
post #718 of 1377
My iTouch has a noticeable amount of low-frequency hum through the headphone out when it's quiet. Line out sounds good though.
post #719 of 1377

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well I am still putting my portable rig together I will show my temporary regular rig for now (doing major construction and am getting more new equipment) It is all b&w stuff velodyne 1812 sub krell processor and amps fugitsu tv (until the new runco comes) sorry for bad quality pics off my phone also another funny thing is the velodyne can't get hooked up yet since it needs a 20 amp line
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post #720 of 1377
The SQ of different models of iPods is so subjective, I don't even see the point of debating it any further. The dead horses legs are stiff and sticking straight up in the air.
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