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post #526 of 767
Quote:
Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
What's inside? My friend tells me it's this...

Simple high pass filter with audio quality AVX capacitors.
Metal film resistors to a copper contact jack
Silver solder and brilliance wire from the cable for the hookup.

Apart from that, it's really no one's business where I buy anything. I said a friend made it for me at cost, and that should be enough. Really not concerned with what answer you expected, to be honest.

I saw you made a statement about LODs, which I then decided to investigate further, since while I owned one, I was not a heavy user to that point (for convenience sake). Now, since you posted, I am a believer. Checked it out with my own ears. Found I was missing something.

I guess to be a disbeliever, or on the flip side, a believer, you'll have to try it yourself, since it is really the only way to offer an opinion on the matter. Right?
Hi tstarn

That was quite an unpleasant response.

Is there a reason for the secrecy and the unpleasantness?

USG
post #527 of 767
Secret. Unpleasant. Well, the secrecy is my prerogative. Okay, a friend in Philadelphia made it for me. I don't understand your line of questioning is all. What's who made my LOD got to do with anything?

Second, your view that you expected a better answer actually launched the unpleasantness.

Short and sweet. This is the Fuze appreciation thread, and I appreciate the Fuze, especially when amped via LOD. Until you have said setup, I would say your opinion about needing and LOD is really not relevant. You posted an LOD was not needed for better SQ, I disagree. Leave it at that, since you have no direct experience upon which to base your POV.
post #528 of 767
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Secret. Unpleasant. Well, the secrecy is my prerogative. Okay, a friend in Philadelphia made it for me. I don't understand your line of questioning is all. What's who made my LOD got to do with anything?

Second, your view that you expected a better answer actually launched the unpleasantness.

Short and sweet. This is the Fuze appreciation thread, and I appreciate the Fuze, especially when amped via LOD. Until you have said setup, I would say your opinion about needing and LOD is really not relevant. You posted an LOD was not needed for better SQ, I disagree. Leave it at that, since you have no direct experience upon which to base your POV.
I found the connection:

Aren't you a good friend of someone who makes/sells LODs?

I'll let the forum members decide how relevant your posts are now that they know the connection.

USG
post #529 of 767
Suits me fine. Very funny stuff. The Fuze/LOD/Amo combo sounds better to me. So sue me. What else do you want to hear?

Guess I will "let the forum members decide" if you have heard a custom Fuze LOD for yourself. Wait, I think I know they answer to that. No, you haven't. Decision made.

And no, I am not a "good friend" with someone who makes/sells Fuze LODs. I have a good friend here in Philadelphia, an aviid DIYer, who made an LOD for me at my request, as I already noted. I pointed him in the right direction on finding out how to build one, after reading some good things about it (and enjoying the LOD I had for my Touch).

Are you on some sort of weird personal mission or something? Am I missing something here?

Anyway, you have really gotten the thread off track. If you have something to say from personal experience about using a custom-made LOD for the Fuze, I am sure the forum members would love to hear about it.

Meantime, I will go on making my now-irrelevant posts from time to time.
post #530 of 767
Thread Starter 
Hey guys I have used my fuze in a while, but if the LO is an improvement I might like to try one. I have my E5 that I could use for jogging, is the LO interconnect a low profile one? Is is vampire wire? I'd love to see a photo of yours (TS) so I can see the size and bulk of it.

Thanks.
post #531 of 767
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Suits me fine. Very funny stuff. The Fuze/LOD/Amo combo sounds better to me. So sue me. What else do you want to hear?

Guess I will "let the forum members decide" if you have heard a custom Fuze LOD for yourself. Wait, I think I know they answer to that. No, you haven't. Decision made.

And no, I am not a "good friend" with someone who makes/sells Fuze LODs. I have a good friend here in Philadelphia, an aviid DIYer, who made an LOD for me at my request, as I already noted. I pointed him in the right direction on finding out how to build one, after reading some good things about it (and enjoying the LOD I had for my Touch).

Are you on some sort of weird personal mission or something? Am I missing something here?

Anyway, you have really gotten the thread off track. If you have something to say from personal experience about using a custom-made LOD for the Fuze, I am sure the forum members would love to hear about it.

Meantime, I will go on making my now-irrelevant posts from time to time.

Oh, never mind.
post #532 of 767
This guy is sending around his LOD for people to audition and decide for themselves http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/wa...ze-lod-440251/ I can't wait to get my hands on it so I can compare it to the superb Fuze LOD I already own. I love the night and day difference using an LOD makes over the HP out.
post #533 of 767
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Originally Posted by Ihatepopupads View Post
Hey guys I have used my fuze in a while, but if the LO is an improvement I might like to try one. I have my E5 that I could use for jogging, is the LO interconnect a low profile one? Is is vampire wire? I'd love to see a photo of yours (TS) so I can see the size and bulk of it.

Thanks.
Ask and you shall receive. Nice cable is from Whiplash Audio.
LL
post #534 of 767
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Ask and you shall receive. Nice cable is from Whiplash Audio.
Thanks TS
post #535 of 767
No problem.
post #536 of 767
mmmmmm......

For those who have Foobar2000 and have the Fuze

Download the Noise Sharpening DSP for F2K, install it, enable it and tweak it to 33%.

Listen to F2K then your Fuze that has the same track.
Is it just me or I highly suspect that the Fuze's firmware uses noise sharpening/shaping?

It's just uncanny how both have the same 'sound signature'. ('warm' detailed sound, slightly forward sounding instruments compared to the main centre voice with a recessed rear soundstage).
post #537 of 767
For my 2 cents here.
I have a LOD for my fuze which I use with 2 different amps running Sennheiser HD595s.
In my opinion the fuze has difficulty driving the 595's from just the headphone socket, the sound is good, but it is definitely better amped (Fuller Sound).
Now if I amp from the headphone socket to get the right level on my amp i need to put the headphone volume at 90 - 100% and once amplified I find this to be slightly distorted (bad amp maybe). With the LOD the input signal is higher and I can use the amp at a lower setting with no distortion and the same amplitude.
In short I enjoy listening to my fuze with LOD and amp and without it less so.

I bought my LOD from Average_Joe in the FS section.
post #538 of 767
I thought it would be the appropriate place to ask ,
I'm looking for a new player and i was thinking about the fuze 4GB or the iaudio i7 4GB which are about the same price , its for the army and travel , can anyone speak of the comfort of the interface ?
post #539 of 767
I don't own the i7, but have seen it, and to me, the Fuze interface just seems much easier to use. Just my opionion, mind you. Does the i7 have an expansion card slot (another Fuze extra).
post #540 of 767
thanks, I'll appreciate more opinions , the battery time on the fuze might be tricky since I might not have a place to charge it in the army .
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