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post #2761 of 5512

I would surmise the difference could be channel tracking, especially at low volumes.

 

The DACT would seem to have the better tracking,

 

The other difference is that the RK50 has seamless volume control whereas the DACT could be a problem for some who would like a low volume level between two steps in the DACT.

 

A Khozmo (If they could get their quality control in order) with twice a smany steps as the DACT could be a good compromise. Caveat Emptor.

post #2762 of 5512

Thanks for the replies everyone.  I'm still stuck between either the BHSE or the future LL

 

Decisions decisions...

post #2763 of 5512
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Originally Posted by wink View Post

I would surmise the difference could be channel tracking, especially at low volumes.

 

The DACT would seem to have the better tracking,

 

The other difference is that the RK50 has seamless volume control whereas the DACT could be a problem for some who would like a low volume level between two steps in the DACT.

 

A Khozmo (If they could get their quality control in order) with twice a smany steps as the DACT could be a good compromise. Caveat Emptor.


+1

 

usefulness of rk50 will come to people whos sensitive to stepped increase in volume. unlike rk50, you get either too loud or too soft with dact. rk50 is much more subtle. i dont have the problem hence i opted for dact.

post #2764 of 5512

After living with a stepper (actually 2) on my KGSS DX (now sold), I opted for the RK50 for the "steps" in between the steps.  Also because it's more expensive.

post #2765 of 5512
Steps wouldn't bother me because I could just use the preamp function in my dac
post #2766 of 5512

the RK50 is on 37 of the last 41 BHSEs ordered, or 90%.  sound quality differences aside, it just leads to higher satisfaction with the amp.  it feels better to use, and has a better attenuation curve.  Also interesting is that orders with the DACT are way more likely to be canceled before completion.

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post #2767 of 5512
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Originally Posted by hpz View Post

Steps wouldn't bother me because I could just use the preamp function in my dac

 

 

Then omit the pot altogether, less wiring, less resistive.

post #2768 of 5512
[quote name="The Monkey" url="/t/439657/headamp-blue-hawaii-special-edition/2760#post_8922370"...I opted for the RK50 for the "steps" in between the steps.  Also because it's more expensive.
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Yes, and heavier too, that can't be a wrong choice. Bestest is best as they say.




I had a headphone amp with a stepped attenuator once. Absolutely never again for me. Especially in the present case with the plan to drive the 009, where there is a thin line between enjoyment and annoying loudness.
post #2769 of 5512
Hmm I'm wondering if Justin would build a bhse stat power amp. smily_headphones1.gif no attenuator.

It probably won't go nice with the current casing. frown.gif
post #2770 of 5512

just get the DACT and keep it turned up all the way?

 

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Hmm I'm wondering if Justin would build a bhse stat power amp. smily_headphones1.gif no attenuator.
It probably won't go nice with the current casing. frown.gif
post #2771 of 5512
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just get the DACT and keep it turned up all the way?

just get the RK50 and keep it turned up all the way!!!!

 

It will always be there when you need it.

 

You obviously don't need the money, your wallet has already expired.

post #2772 of 5512
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

the RK50 is on 37 of the last 41 BHSEs ordered, or 90%.  sound quality differences aside, it just leads to higher satisfaction with the amp.  it feels better to use, and has a better attenuation curve.  Also interesting is that orders with the DACT are way more likely to be canceled before completion.

 

 

It would make sense that the 90% who order the rk50 because they are 100% certain with their purchase, where as the 10% who order the DACT are probably in limbo land like me and are stuck on the fence and hence more likely to drop out of a purchase.

post #2773 of 5512

>>Also interesting is that orders with the DACT are way more likely to be canceled before completion.

 

I almost dropped out too. But in all seriousness, theres no correlation for this argument. Pure coincidence

post #2774 of 5512

There likely is correlation based on Justin's observation.  People ordering DACTs are more likely stretching their budget or waffling about their order (thus making a less "real" commitment with the DACT.)  That doesn't mean its true about everyone ordering a DACT, but based on cancellations such speculation is well warranted.

post #2775 of 5512
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Amp chassis by itself: 15.5" x 12.5" x 3"

- the attenuator adds 13/16" to the 12.5" depth and the RCA jacks add 11/16" more

- the amp's cone feet add 1 1/2" to the height and the tubes when installed add 3 3/4" more.

 

PSU chassis by itself: 7 5/8" x 12 3/8" x 3.5"

- the PSU's cone feet add 1 1/16"

 

I would recommend against placing the amp and PSU together, as they both need plenty of air to radiate their heat. I have my amp on my desk and the PSU on the floor when I use my BHSE.

I'm used to the metric system, unfamiliar with the imperial system, so to be sure I got the dimensions right:

- The full dimensions of the amp are (W x D x H): 15.5'' x 14'' x 8.25''

- The full dimensions of the PSU are (W x D x H): 7.625'' x 12.375'' x 4.5625''

 

Is this what is described in the quote above?

 

Also, how long are the supplied cables between the PSU and the Amp?

 

Thanks, Pedro

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