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post #331 of 675
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

I exchanged the opamps with great success. Now sounds completely different. Not sure why the state you cannot tune the sound.



Interesting looks from the picture the that opams is melted in, it come out easy ?

 

Btw... I'm glad you like Auditor now, what opams did you replace with?


Edited by Acix - 11/11/11 at 2:01pm
post #332 of 675
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Interesting looks from the picture the that opams is melted in, it come out easy ?

 

Btw... I'm glad you like Auditor now, what opams did you replace with?



Yes there are replaceable. I got the audio GD Sun and Moon but didn't like the moon. Sun is amazing, more dynamic, fuller, alive. And so inexpensive.  

Here is a photo: DSC06408.JPG

post #333 of 675

^^ great, can you close the hood?

post #334 of 675
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

^^ great, can you close the hood?



Yes I was able to screw the earth wire and close the hood. I put a paper under the hood so the opamp doesn't doesn't touch the metallic case. I am looking to try some other amps in the near future. I also noticed, when I opened the amp, that it has a pre-set RCA outputs that probably only need a pair of resistors.

post #335 of 675

Hm.. Maybe I'll have to try the SUN OPA's. I don't think OPA's make any difference but you never know. 

 

Also are those adapters on the OPA's custom made or did you order them from somewhere else? If ordered please post the link.

 

When you say RCA outputs you mean it has unbalanced outputs? I am confuzzled as the Auditor only has XLR outputs.
 

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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Yes I was able to screw the earth wire and close the hood. I put a paper under the hood so the opamp doesn't doesn't touch the metallic case. I am looking to try some other amps in the near future. I also noticed, when I opened the amp, that it has a pre-set RCA outputs that probably only need a pair of resistors.

 


Edited by Zombie_X - 11/13/11 at 10:52am
post #336 of 675

You can order the extension cord at Audio GD's site. I meant it has pre-set RCA outputs on the PCB which aren't actually utilized but probably could be if anyone wanted to.

post #337 of 675

So you replaced the ICs for DC offset cancellation and you noticed sound improvements? Awesome! blink.gif

Did you measure the DC offset after the replacement? Just for the safety of your expensive headphones!

 

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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post



Yes there are replaceable. I got the audio GD Sun and Moon but didn't like the moon. Sun is amazing, more dynamic, fuller, alive. And so inexpensive.  

Here is a photo: DSC06408.JPG



 

post #338 of 675
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Originally Posted by Amarphael View Post

Didn't had the pleasure of hearing the Phonitor but I had an W5000 with the Auditor, The hum was clearly noticeable with the dial at -36 to -27, but with the music playing i really didn't hear anything in the background except the music, even at quiet passages. And it was a great pairing, Open, airy and spacious sound with deep and punchy low-end, which surprised me as it went deeper than the WA6 and Stello HP100 i've had before it.  The W5000's are however one of the most sensitive full-size cans around, with other low-impedance phones i had (SA5000, MDR-F1) the hum wasn't audible at all.

 



I use the Phonitor with the W5000, and there is a humming as you describe, but it's faint enough to my ears to where it doesn't bother too much, and I'm usually pretty sensitive (read: obsessive) about background noise. I agree that it's a really great combo... surprisingly so.

post #339 of 675

I am the latest owner of the SPL Phonitor: "AppleheadMay: Phonitor 2730B with SN 9310032"

 

Just took ownership of the unit today.  I am powering my HD-800 with it.   I have to say it has to be the best amp headphone combination I have owned.

 

I have owned a couple of high end rigs that were very good but this one I am enjoying better.  I think I am one who likes the crossfeed sound where the sounds comes form a stage rather than all around me.  I am really getting it right out of the box.  In my opinion it does have a nice mix between a solid state sound and tubes.  I can't say where the split occurs but I get the sense of both from this unit at the same time. Listening the the K2 CD now.

 

Computer FIles -> Squeezebox Touch -> Lavry DA10 ->  SPL Phonitor

 

Love it.


Edited by slwiser - 11/23/11 at 7:10pm
post #340 of 675

Hello,

 

I'm trying to decide between SPL Auditor and Lake People G100. I do not have a possibility to audition either of them. Has anyone heard both or compared the two side by side? My headphones are HD 650 and HD 600. My dac is Icon HDP.


Edited by Ville19 - 12/9/11 at 6:24am
post #341 of 675
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Originally Posted by Ville19 View Post

Hello,

 

I'm trying to decide between SPL Auditor and Lake People G100. I do not have a possibility to audition either of them. Has anyone heard both or compared the two side by side? My headphones are HD 650 and HD 600. My dac is Icon HDP.


Picture me very interested in having an answer to that question.

 

post #342 of 675
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Originally Posted by dukja View Post

You are absolutely right. I must be changing minds on different amps and got so lost of my mind. Both SPL amps use SE 1/4" for HP. And I could use my DL III XLR output to feed it.

Thanks and bear with that dumb question.


I believe I have another (dumb) question: 1)I have a dac with one XLR L/R output and one RCA L/R output; 2) currently I am using my RCA output for my headphone rig and speaker rig via an RCA splitter; 3) my question finally: could I connect my headphone amp to the the dac's XLR output if my amp only has RCA input via an RCA to XLR cable (or an RCA cable with a XLR adapter)? Please note that I refer to an amp with only RCA inputs (not like the Auditor/Phonitor who has XLR inputs).

(sorry) but this question has nothing to do with the Spl Auditor/Phonitor but I feel it is better to ask here then to start a new thread (I prefer to reduce the threads).

(sorry for my bad English)

 

post #343 of 675

I think what you're asking is if you can connect XLR inputs/outputs to RCA inputs/outputs. The answer is yes you can, so long as you have the proper adapters.

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Originally Posted by alexdemaet View Post


I believe I have another (dumb) question: 1)I have a dac with one XLR L/R output and one RCA L/R output; 2) currently I am using my RCA output for my headphone rig and speaker rig via an RCA splitter; 3) my question finally: could I connect my headphone amp to the the dac's XLR output if my amp only has RCA input via an RCA to XLR cable (or an RCA cable with a XLR adapter)? Please note that I refer to an amp with only RCA inputs (not like the Auditor/Phonitor who has XLR inputs).

(sorry) but this question has nothing to do with the Spl Auditor/Phonitor but I feel it is better to ask here then to start a new thread (I prefer to reduce the threads).

(sorry for my bad English)

 



 

post #344 of 675

Yes correct but I see that there are several kind of XLR to RCA adapters (http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=products&content_id=14&pagestring=Adapters&product_id=52)

I have an RCA cable and let's say I would like to transform it to an XLR one by using XLR adapters, so which types so I have to buy then?

post #345 of 675

I believe I will need (starting from the XLR outputs from my dac) an XLR female - RCA female adapter b21e39a838338f413dba1d42224f782d.jpg

 

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