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post #31 of 1028
Nice, some prefer the 12,000 uF or the 15,000 uF but it is up to the individual user. Enjoy them.
post #32 of 1028
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
Exactly how does it support AC3 and DTS? Does it decode and downmix it to 2 channel? (so you can listen to AC3 or DTS content with headphones) Or does it just do a pass through to it's Coax SPDIF output to a separate home theater decoder/pre/processor?

-Ed
Pass through.
post #33 of 1028
Today I ordered Matrix mini. I hope that soon I will can write some first impresions of it. I've got Zhaolu 2.5 and few weeks ago I had for over 2 weeks Stello DA100 Signature and Theta DSPro Generation V. For now Stello is the winner, but maybe Matrix .....
post #34 of 1028
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That would be a real David vs Goliath match I want to see. The Zhaolu is the only thing in the Matrix's class.
post #35 of 1028
I hope that Matrix will be better (in my system) than Zhaolu (which is quite good DAC).
post #36 of 1028
USB input is for PCs only (according to the manual).
post #37 of 1028
wow insane china is going nuts lately!
post #38 of 1028
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wow insane china is going nuts lately!
It's been nuts for long...
post #39 of 1028
Thread Starter 
Well I say keep going nuts because for the past few years consumers have only benefited. I can finally buy a whole spectrum of consumer goods that I could not reach before.
post #40 of 1028
Anyone has already tried this dac/amp with the AKG K701?

How does it compare to the combination of Trends UD 10.1 (USB) + LITE DAC-AM (DAC) + Shanling PH-100 (HeadAmp)? Any hints?

Thanks much!
post #41 of 1028
More impressions please, folks.
post #42 of 1028
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Originally Posted by Barbarous View Post
USB input is for PCs only (according to the manual).
FYI it works great on my Macbook Pro w/ 10.6, tho so does optical (thanks, Apple!), both @ 44.1khz. No drivers needed for USB; just plug it in and it shows up as a USB audio device.

I love this Mini-i, this thing is awesome. I'm using the amp section in it (much better than I expected, its great) and with my Cayin HA-1A, with HD650s. I can hear some noise with my Etymotics (HF2s) on the headphone out on the mini-i but problem solved when plugged into the HA-1A. I haven't tried it with my P-to-S adapter or my er4p's yet.

I find myself listening to the phone out on the mini-i so much I might sell the HA-1A (w/ Mullard if anyone is looking). And I'm definitely selling my modd'd DAC-AH (OPA 627s, upgraded power supply)..

The Mini-I is awesome for the money. My only problem is I wish I had asked for black; I didnt' specify and the silver has a weird sparkly look to it that I think is kind of cheap looking.

Rob
post #43 of 1028
yeh they asked me which i wanted and went silver =/ wish i would have went black.
post #44 of 1028
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Originally Posted by robzr View Post
FYI it works great on my Macbook Pro w/ 10.6, tho so does optical (thanks, Apple!), both @ 44.1khz. No drivers needed for USB; just plug it in and it shows up as a USB audio device.

I love this Mini-i, this thing is awesome. I'm using the amp section in it (much better than I expected, its great) and with my Cayin HA-1A, with HD650s. I can hear some noise with my Etymotics (HF2s) on the headphone out on the mini-i but problem solved when plugged into the HA-1A. I haven't tried it with my P-to-S adapter or my er4p's yet.

I find myself listening to the phone out on the mini-i so much I might sell the HA-1A (w/ Mullard if anyone is looking). And I'm definitely selling my modd'd DAC-AH (OPA 627s, upgraded power supply)..

The Mini-I is awesome for the money. My only problem is I wish I had asked for black; I didnt' specify and the silver has a weird sparkly look to it that I think is kind of cheap looking.

Rob
Think about MacBook. The silver mini-i doesn't look cheap at all.
post #45 of 1028
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yeh they asked me which i wanted and went silver =/ wish i would have went black.
So guys, do specify color when you buy. Otherwise I will send randomly.
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