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post #1021 of 1028

Hi. Does anyone know if can i get sound from xlr and rca outputs at the same time? I want to plug my monitor speakers to xlr and active sub to rca. Is that possible?

post #1022 of 1028
Thread Starter 

Yes.  Both are always on and can be controlled by the volume at the same time but not independently.

post #1023 of 1028

Hi, since i've been passively lurking these wonderful forums for quite some time now and this seems to be the place with the most active discussion about the Mini-I i wanted to jump in with my questions.

 

Is the following scenario possible with the Matrix Mini-I? 

 

I'd like to use the Mini-I as a preamp for a Project Amp Box S/Dynavox ET-100 for my passive speakers and as a headphone amp for my AKG Q701. Only sources would be my tv (analogue) and my pc (spdif). Working mode of the Mini-I should be Pre-Mode if i understood correctly. Is it right that even when i plug in my headphones the line-output would still be active and therefore outputting to the power amp?

 

Since i recently became father most of my listening is with my AKGs, but i'd love to be able to decide that on the fly without too much hussle and fiddling in menues (my wife should be able to handle that as well).

 

Would this setup be a superior solution to a mid-range integrated amplifier like a NAD C316 anyway or are there alternative solutions (high quality headphone amp with remote and line output for a power amp for ~300$)

 

Thanks in advance!


Edited by SinSilla - 4/9/14 at 3:42am
post #1024 of 1028

Does anyone have any info on the actual power output specs of the Mini-i's headphone amp, specifically at 32ohms?

post #1025 of 1028
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Originally Posted by SinSilla View Post

Would this setup be a superior solution to a mid-range integrated amplifier like a NAD C316 anyway or are there alternative solutions (high quality headphone amp with remote and line output for a power amp for ~300$)

 

Cannot answer your questions specifically but I'm also interested in how the updated Sabre Mini-I pro compares to the competion, especially as a DAC and preamp.  For example, Emotiva XDA-2.

 

 

 

Quote:

I'd like to use the Mini-I as a preamp for a Project Amp Box S/Dynavox ET-100 for my passive speakers and as a headphone amp for my AKG Q701. Only sources would be my tv (analogue) and my pc (spdif). Working mode of the Mini-I should be Pre-Mode if i understood correctly. Is it right that even when i plug in my headphones the line-output would still be active and therefore outputting to the power amp?

 

Hopefully a kind Mini-i owner will chip in on that soon enough..


Edited by BrainFood - 4/15/14 at 7:37am
post #1026 of 1028

Hi

 

The blue power indicator on my Matrix Mini-i stops working for days/weeks and then suddenly works again for hours/days. It doesn't bother me much (actually I kinda prefer it without the blue light), but I would like to know whether a possible electrical malfunction could affect the rest or the units power circuits. I assume that it's just a somewhat harmless faulty diode, but I know next to nothing about electronics.

 

I hope someone with a better knowledge on electrical circuits can comment on this situation, thanks in advance.

post #1027 of 1028

Hi I too am upgrading the regulators to class D and the power caps to something better. Am only using the RCA outs (into a power amp) so I was wandering if you could point out which are the output caps before the RCA's also can these be bypassed with films as you did for the headphone section. Many many thanks!!

post #1028 of 1028

Hi

 

im a ex Matrix mini I owner. 

 

I tried using it as preamp DAC with project mono amplifiers and it didnt work for me. Problems are

 

hard to control with logitech harmoney. It works but volume control takes like 2 seconds lag

no remote code with googletv 

only one optical input. need for optical to coax converter the fiio one sounds terrible

 

I have a samsung tv and sound throw optical out is also terrible. So i needed a direct connection between Preamp googletv setupbox and blueray player

 

input switching doesnt work good. There is only ir code for input up down. No option to switch directly to optical coax.

 

In the end i bought the project preamp with sabre dac. Universal remote works and the preamp switches on the monoamps automaticly

 

hope this helps

sorry no spellcheck im at work

 

 

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Edited by dorannl - 8/27/14 at 1:39am
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