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post #301 of 368
Has anyone tried Coaxial Out from Halo?
I suppose you need to buy that special 2-pin coaxial cable for coaxial out.
My concern is the sound degradation of heaving 2-pin connection. Also, since 2-pin coaxial out is located inside the card, how do you manage the cable out of computer?

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post #302 of 368
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Thanks , that helps a lot, i ll just have to look forward to getting my sound card first, and then we can think about more additions
np, let us know about your findings

and you know the saying: "welcome to head-fi, sorry 'bout your wallet"

I've got a sound engineer background and have owned these SONY headphones for almost 15 years now...nothing touches the Burson as final buffer, bar none. I'm writing this post from heaven as we speak
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My concern is the sound degradation of heaving 2-pin connection. Also, since 2-pin coaxial out is located inside the card, how do you manage the cable out of computer?
HT.Omega has a very swift and capable tech.support(even the usual naysayers will have a hard time contradicting me on this), maybe you could drop them an email..they'd know
post #303 of 368
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Has anyone tried Coaxial Out from Halo?
I suppose you need to buy that special 2-pin coaxial cable for coaxial out.
My concern is the sound degradation of heaving 2-pin connection. Also, since 2-pin coaxial out is located inside the card, how do you manage the cable out of computer?
Some of the newer cards have internal S/pdif headers for connecting to GFX cards.
Is this the only S/pdif output on the card?

"My concern is the sound degradation of heaving 2-pin connection."
I am not sure what you mean by that...
post #304 of 368
yes. I am currently using S/PDIF (tat is optical) to connect to Dac. Halo has headphone jack out, RCA out, S/PDIF out, and coaxal out (that is located internal) isn't it?
I wanted to know if I could use that internal coaxal out to my Dac. According to their website, that coaxial cable has 2-pin connector on one end. Has anyone used that cable to connect Halo to external device like Dac?
post #305 of 368
You can try looking around for a S/pdif bracket, they are out there for use on Mobo onboards. If you fannot find one, you can make one very easily as you said there are two pins, you have a signal and a ground.
If you want to build one and need some help let me know and I will give you some information asthey are very simple.
post #306 of 368
The claro halo has spdif coaxial output but you must buy the optional 2 pin to coaxial adapter. If you are worried about sound degradation from using such an adapter, you can do what les_garten did which was turn it into BNC which is supposed to be even less jitter than coaxial .
post #307 of 368
You can make the brackets or buy them. I doubt you would get much sound degradation from a simple bracket.
post #308 of 368
Thanks guys. The brackets seems cheap and easy. Where do you connect brackets to? the internal 2 pin sockets for coaxial?
Also, how in the hack can you guys built yourself such bracket!!!! I don't even know how to soldering so building something like that won't happened to me ever.
post #309 of 368
You would connect to the internal pins but if you already have an external digital out you can just use that.
post #310 of 368
Anyone has tested 4 x OPA2107 in Claro Halo? Im using 4x2132, using 2107 will improve sound quality?
post #311 of 368
Many would consider the OPA2107 to be a better opamp then the OPA2132.
The only way to know is to test and see how you like them or how they go with you gear.
post #312 of 368
ok guys i have some simple questions about opamp rolling. after reading through some threads in the forum i have come to a conclusion that either i will get the LME49720 or the OPA Earth from Audio GD. Now the first question is, do i need 4 opamps or 3 opamps? and i read on the Essence STX tweaking page that installing LME49720 on them is somewhat problematic, the adaptors and etc. Do i have to get those adapters if i want to put them on Claro Halo also?? And finally, if you guys have tested both OPA Earth and LME49720 , which one would you recommend?
post #313 of 368
also the headphones i have are akg k601 and my music tastes are mostly rock/metal , techno/trance, pop, 80's ballads and some classical.
post #314 of 368
I posted photos in the previous pages that should give you a good overview of what ya need to do

there's no better/worse op-amp, there's only combinations that you could either like or dislike...depending on your gear and tastes.
post #315 of 368
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ok guys i have some simple questions about opamp rolling. after reading through some threads in the forum i have come to a conclusion that either i will get the LME49720 or the OPA Earth from Audio GD. Now the first question is, do i need 4 opamps or 3 opamps? and i read on the Essence STX tweaking page that installing LME49720 on them is somewhat problematic, the adaptors and etc. Do i have to get those adapters if i want to put them on Claro Halo also?? And finally, if you guys have tested both OPA Earth and LME49720 , which one would you recommend?
The LME49720'a are easy to install on soundcards. The LME49720NA is a DIP8 chip and snaps right in. The LME49720HA which is a higher grade metal can opamp requires an adapter to use on a soundcard.
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