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post #4021 of 5996
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Originally Posted by t1174 View Post

I am a user of K01 too. But I don't think the K01 XLR is a must.

I have the K01 connect both XLR and RCA, XLR with +6DB connected on headphone amp and RCA for speaker amp. The XLR pair are stealth sakra v10. And  RCA pair are nordost Odin. I feel that use of XLR for Headphone better only because of the sound stage. 

Stupid me, I forgot about the K-01 having a setting which allows either 0dB or +6dB ( XLR only ) , and I've been using +6dB for quite sometime not realising it.
So every time I've compared my XLR's to my RCA's there's been a 6dB difference which is no wonder the XLR's sounded more intense than the RCA's.
It's also made me wonder if there's any difference between silver cable and copper, I say that because I've just compared my interconnects again with the BHSE only, and with the 0dB setting on my source, and I could hear no difference between the two interconnects.
I do hear a difference though between using the 4 pin XLR socket on the GS-X, and the normal headphone socket, because I only use XLR's from my source, and using the 4 pin socket sounds a lot better.
post #4022 of 5996
Interconnects and sockets are only a part the connection, your amp and DAC utilise specific components for fully balanced and SE circuits. So whilst your comparing your cables, you are also comparing two completely different audio standards and circuitry. Theoretically there would be more of a plauseable difference between this than any metal compound used in the production of the interconnects.
Edited by johnwmclean - 9/22/13 at 4:46am
post #4023 of 5996
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Originally Posted by Golfnutz View Post
 

 

I have a similar experience regarding the soundstage, which is why it sounds better up to a certain level of volume than RCA. But once you exceed that level, RCA seems to do a better job since there is 1/2 the output gain (with SR-009). The differences in soundstage are not huge, I think just noticeable where you can tell there's a difference. Both are still very good, but if I fell the need to listen louder (w/o losing sound quality), I toggle to RCA.

 

Pretty sure my DAC uses all four DAC modules in either SE or XLR.

 

Output Switch – There is toggle switch , marked BAL and S. This is a new feature, which allows the unit to use all four DAC modules in

a Single Ended system. The Balanced setting (BAL) is the standard setting and will work in all systems. The Single ended setting (S.)

is for Single ended systems only.

 

Hello Golfnutz.

 
"New feature": are you talking about the K-01, or another DAC?
post #4024 of 5996
John stop ruining it for everyone. Ruiner.
post #4025 of 5996
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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post
 

 

Hello Golfnutz.

 
"New feature": are you talking about the K-01, or another DAC?

 

MSB Platinum DAC III

post #4026 of 5996
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Originally Posted by nattonrice View Post

John stop ruining it for everyone. Ruiner.

 

Bahaha. Just keeping the pixie dust at an even keel. 

 

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Originally Posted by Golfnutz View Post
 

 

MSB Platinum DAC III

 

At a guess they’d be some kind of additional buffering through SE outputs even if all DACs are firing, probably adding some flavour into the mix.:wink:

post #4027 of 5996
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post
 

5 of us did, myself included :) 

 

I wish I got a blue faceplate but am now stuck with a silver one:mad:.

 

post #4028 of 5996

I have gone for Blue. I'm not at all sure how it will look in real life though.

 

Macrog

post #4029 of 5996

Silver one is super nice as well.  All BHSEs are a work of art.  :)

post #4030 of 5996
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

Silver one is super nice as well.  All BHSEs are a work of art.  smily_headphones1.gif

+1
post #4031 of 5996
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Originally Posted by macrog View Post
 

I have gone for Blue. I'm not at all sure how it will look in real life though.

 

Macrog

 

It was a thing of beauty when I had it  :)

post #4032 of 5996
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Originally Posted by macrog View Post
 

I have gone for Blue. I'm not at all sure how it will look in real life though.

 

Macrog

 

Blue is the color all the COOL KIDS get ;)  It's actually quite lovely, a rather bright yet deep blue.  Certainly nothing youre used to in audiophile gear, but it will make you smile :) 

post #4033 of 5996

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just say'n . . . :p

post #4034 of 5996

If Justin hadn't confirmed that the Silver sounds better I might have considered going with Blue.

post #4035 of 5996
To Me. The +6 db somehow is the normal that with out the +6 Db the sound just not dynamic as RCA.
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