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post #556 of 642

Getting to grips with the combination of G100, Dacmagic and the HD650. One thing I will say for sure. The hd650 is not boring or veiled with this setup. It's actually sounding very neutral, almost monitor like. I never know these phones were capable of this resolution and speed.

post #557 of 642

Okey, my first weird reaction to the treble/bass balance seems to have been because my phase has been reversed. Clicking the phase button so that it reverses the phase brings out more weight to the music and especially to the bass. Apparently my amplifier either reverses phases or the Dacmagic was inverted as default. How does it sound to you guys if you switch phases?

 

 

 

 

post #558 of 642

I have this connected to my pc via usb. Will i get better sound if i buy a digital coax cable and connect it to my computers sound card?

 

Also i was thinking of buying rca to xlr adapters so its ballanced. Will this be worth doing?

post #559 of 642
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Originally Posted by Jonclarke View Post

I have this connected to my pc via usb. Will i get better sound if i buy a digital coax cable and connect it to my computers sound card?

 

Also i was thinking of buying rca to xlr adapters so its ballanced. Will this be worth doing?



I found that when connected with optical or digital from my onboard to DM sounds worse than usb connection to DM. Perhaps with a dedicated card it would be better.

Going from RCA>XLR doesn't make it balanced. Its only balanced when both source and amp are balanced.

post #560 of 642

Thanks :)

 

 

post #561 of 642

you're welcome

post #562 of 642

Anyone got any experience with this DAC and the Matrix M-stage?


 

post #563 of 642

"Crickets"

post #564 of 642
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Originally Posted by daedalus9000 View Post

Anyone got any experience with this DAC and the Matrix M-stage?


 

 

I recently sold the M-Stage (along with my k701s) - just a consolidation move because I love my Beyers and the tubes on the LD MKIV - BUT...to answer the question - the DacMagic and M-Stage are a heavenly combo. Incredibly detailed, superb with AKGs - not sure of your phones but I loved the pair.
 

 

post #565 of 642
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the DacMagic and M-Stage are a heavenly combo

Thanks. Now to sort out money matters so I can get this!

post #566 of 642

anybody has tried to replace the provided dacmagic's wallwart adapter with amb sigma 11?

 

is it compatible? i bet sigma11 is in the same level as little pinkie from musical fidelity, or even better..

post #567 of 642

Not really applicable: DacMagic requires 12 V AC; σ11 can provide single rail voltages in 5 - 36 V range ...but DC.


Edited by FauDrei - 5/27/11 at 8:46am
post #568 of 642
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Originally Posted by FauDrei View Post

Not really applicable: DacMagic requires 12 V AC; σ11 can provide single rail voltages in 5 - 36 V range ...but DC.



ah, i didn't see that coming..

 

so it is better to say, replace the wallwart adapter with a good avel-lindberg/talema 2x12VAC toroid?

post #569 of 642

Something like that, yes.

 

...although, I'd rather make it 1x 25-40 VAC.

post #570 of 642

Anybody get their DACMagic modified?

 

And what did you do to it?

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