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post #436 of 678
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I bought me a Phonitor!!! beerchug.gif The black one!
 

Congratulations on your purchase :). You won't be disappointed!

post #437 of 678

Hi,

 

I don't hear the V800 as that at all. I find it more neutral than say the DAC1. It's a lot more transparent and resolving as well. There is no way the bass is anemic Acix. I do not hear the roll of either.

 

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The V800 and the Phonitor are okay combo but not great. Compare to my Apogee DAC, the V-800 bass was a bit anemic, and start to rolloff in the upper mid bass...this gives the sensation like the V800 is a bit hot on the treble.

 

I had the V-100 that was a cool fun amp on the bass side, maybe this will balanced out your V-800 better.

 

 

post #438 of 678
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Hi,

 

I don't hear the V800 as that at all. I find it more neutral than say the DAC1. It's a lot more transparent and resolving as well. There is no way the bass is anemic Acix. I do not hear the roll of either.

 

 

For me was hard to notice the bass rolloff at first, but when I compare the V-800 to the Apogee Mini DAC the differences were easily notable. Also the Apogee dynamic was more moving free in a open space, and not so stiff as the V-800.

 

In my experience with both on the Phonitor, the Apogee is more balanced with more convincing dynamics. 

post #439 of 678

Yo,

 

Hrm... I might contact them and see if I can demo their DAC. I am interested in it now. You're the first person who said the V800 has roll off, so I am sure you can understand why I am skeptical. Project86 didn't notice the roll off and he's heard dozens of DAC's.

 

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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

For me was hard to notice the bass rolloff at first, but when I compare the V-800 to the Apogee Mini DAC the differences were easily notable. Also the Apogee dynamic was more moving free in a open space, and not so stiff as the V-800.

 

In my experience with both on the Phonitor, the Apogee is more balanced with more convincing dynamics. 

post #440 of 678
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Yo,

 

Hrm... I might contact them and see if I can demo their DAC. I am interested in it now. You're the first person who said the V800 has roll off, so I am sure you can understand why I am skeptical. Project86 didn't notice the roll off and he's heard dozens of DAC's.

 

 

 

You should definitely try the Apogee Mini DAC at first occasion, you also can make it sound better by chancing the power supply. I'm using the Elpac, also the sigma 11 can be a great option. http://www.head-fi.org/t/272887/power-supply-kit-for-apogee-mini-dac


Edited by Acix - 8/26/12 at 11:46am
post #441 of 678
I always felt the bass with the Auditor is on the low side but that is to be expected from a pro amp.
post #442 of 678
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I always felt the bass with the Auditor is on the low side but that is to be expected from a pro amp.

 

 

I'm not sure what you referring "bass on the low side", the SPL's are both very transparent and you can easy spot the coloration sounds of the DAC.

post #443 of 678
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I'm not sure what you referring "bass on the low side", the SPL's are both very transparent and you can easy spot the coloration sounds of the DAC.
I meant the quantity of the bass is on the low side compared to other amps, flat, no added bass.
post #444 of 678
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I meant the quantity of the bass is on the low side compared to other amps, flat, no added bass.

 

Yes, you're right and this is exactly the point when you choose the right DAC for your liking. I mean if you have colored amp and colored DAC, you can get lost in translation.

post #445 of 678

Hi folks. I'm buying a Phonitor today to connect directly to an Oppo 93. Do I need male rca to male xlr for the connection? If so, do you recommend any particular brand of cable? Thanks in advance.

post #446 of 678
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Hi folks. I'm buying a Phonitor today to connect directly to an Oppo 93. Do I need male rca to male xlr for the connection? If so, do you recommend any particular brand of cable? Thanks in advance.
hey, a Mogami or Canare cable will be very good. RCA to XLR yes
post #447 of 678
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Originally Posted by Parula View Post

Hi folks. I'm buying a Phonitor today to connect directly to an Oppo 93. Do I need male rca to male xlr for the connection? If so, do you recommend any particular brand of cable? Thanks in advance.

 

You can get the RCA to XLR adapter.

 

post #448 of 678

Thanks Acix. rca male to xlr male or female? I'll be connecting the Phonitor directly from the Oppo 93 rca outs to the Phonitor's xlr inputs. Will I need a male or female xlr?
 

post #449 of 678

I've read having cables without adapters will provide a cleaner connection
 

post #450 of 678

Yo,

 

One thing to note is that when using XLR to RCA is that the volume gets halved as XLR caries twice the voltage of RCA. So with XLR you get double the volume.

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