Probably be picking one up myself! Not stock, but I will decide today about it... nervous...
post #676 of 1153
1/27/10 at 11:56pm
I got my ie8 today and so I can now try my d4 and d10 both with topkit. I must say so far I prefer the d10 with the ie8. The d4 sounds a bit warmer and more laidback imho but since the ie8 already has those two characteristics its a bit much. AlsoI have to be VERY careful witht he d4s volume or there will be lcipping on some tracks.
I must say the d4 does seem to have a bit more space around the notes, so a bit better imaging but the ie8 already is a soundstage king so I do not mind missing this with the d10.
The d10 does seem to hiss a bit more but it goes away with low gain.
I am very sorry to hear that you broke the cap,
But since it is connected between the output and negative input it should be a compensation cap likely 47pF only. If it act as a filter at max it is 1nF.
Adding a .1uF or a 0.01uF with make this to a low pass filter. Not advisable.
If I have a D4 I could desolder and measure with a capacitance meter.
If iBasso didn't give you an answer let me know, I see if I could borrow a D4.
Which part of his is non-stock? I wonder how Ron modify his.