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post #121 of 678
I'm not so sure that a medium level signal coming from a Class A amplifier stage would pose a big issue. It should in fact act as a buffer which is a good thing. The only issue would be voltage as you would have to be careful not to overdrive the gain stage in the second amp.

Someone else in this thread mentioned this some time back.
post #122 of 678
Oh, The Auditor has a clearly labeled gain knob, you could just set it to 0db and the input level should equal the output level. The phonitor should have the same labeling i think.
post #123 of 678
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Oh, The Auditor has a clearly labeled gain knob, you could just set it to 0db and the input level should equal the output level. The phonitor should have the same labeling i think.
Yes it does but I do not think this equates to "unity gain" which is pass-through. My guess is that unity gain is around -19 on the dial but that will be easy to figure out with some experimentation.
post #124 of 678
I think it does equate to unity power gain, it still goes through the circuitry, but the power of the signal remains unchanged. I've tested it out, at 0db, it's equally loud on the DA10 headphone jack and the auditor headphone jack.
post #125 of 678
I guess we will find out soon enough..I ordered a custom cable today from TARA Labs that is 1/4" Neutrik to RCA using their RSC conductors. I should have it sometime next week.

I will try it out feeding the Sennheiser HE60/HEV70 rig first and report back the findings. It could either flop or be great!
post #126 of 678
Just stumbled across this computer program that does what the Phonitor does and more. It also lets you control the virtual positioning of the speakers the virtual room, the size of the virtual room, and the position of the listener in the virtual room.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/pra...macosx-304385/

If I get brave and can get my wife to install it for me as the setup looks tricky and I am no computer expert, it would be fun to try.

Sorry to hijack but it seemed interesting for us crossfeed believers!
post #127 of 678
I have crossfeed installed on my foobar2k player. I use it sparingly as I still prefer my music without crossfeed.
post #128 of 678
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Just stumbled across this computer program that does what the Phonitor does and more. It also lets you control the virtual positioning of the speakers the virtual room, the size of the virtual room, and the position of the listener in the virtual room.

If I get brave and can get my wife to install it for me as the setup looks tricky and I am no computer expert, it would be fun to try.

Sorry to hijack but it seemed interesting for us crossfeed believers!
Link??
post #129 of 678
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Link??
Sorry.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/pra...macosx-304385/
post #130 of 678
Looks like we'll finally have a good phonitor vs auditor comparison soon. We're having a Ann Arbor Mini-meet. Hopefully, there'll be a phonitor, an auditor and 2 HD800s there.
post #131 of 678
Thread Starter 
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Looks like we'll finally have a good phonitor vs auditor comparison soon. We're having a Ann Arbor Mini-meet. Hopefully, there'll be a phonitor, an auditor and 2 HD800s there.
Wow! Alright! Will the HD800s have stock cables? I always wonder if "better" or enhanced cables will make a difference. Any chance of the PS1000 and ED8 being there, too? I'm very curious about the differences. Keep us posted on the date so we can log in to ask you guys questions if you happen to be on and posting from the site.

The longer I use the Phonitor, the more I like it. I've been spending a lot more time with the HF-2 plugged into it, and I'm really beginning to like it. The bass is crisp, dynamic, deep, and punchy. The soundstage seems small, but when you get past that, you realize how much fun the HF-2 is. It synergizes well with the Phonitor.
post #132 of 678
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Looks like we'll finally have a good phonitor vs auditor comparison soon. We're having a Ann Arbor Mini-meet. Hopefully, there'll be a phonitor, an auditor and 2 HD800s there.
I thought the comparison is done some time back with HD800, PS1000 and ED8.

Anyway, we're also having a meet in October.
Singapore Can Slam 2009! - SGHeadphones
post #133 of 678
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I thought the comparison is done some time back with HD800, PS1000 and ED8.
Yes, and the initial comparisons got my attention -- and maybe others' too. But I'd still like to hear from others as well as head-fiers like you who've had a chance to share initial impressions. Any changes in opinion after the longer trial? Seems at least one other person has the same set of 'phones as you.

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Anyway, we're also having a meet in October.
Singapore Can Slam 2009! - SGHeadphones
Can't wait to hear your reports, see your photos! Will the Phonitor/Auditor be playing a major role?

Just checked the site -- looks like a lot of folks showing up -- and you'll be demo-ing the Phonitor. The person who said he/she ought to pay double because he'll be eating a lot is funny. And what's this about "Girls!"?
post #134 of 678
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Originally Posted by ical View Post
I thought the comparison is done some time back with HD800, PS1000 and ED8.

Anyway, we're also having a meet in October.
Singapore Can Slam 2009! - SGHeadphones
Oops, where is it? >.< I think I missed it.
post #135 of 678
:X Maybe I should have waited a month before buying the auditor. SPL just released the 2control, $620, with crossfeed. >.<

The 2control does have relaxed specifications compared to the phonitor and the auditor.
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