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post #421 of 837
Any idea when the charging light should turn green? My has been plugged in for about 24 hours and is still red. I charged the Protector for a few hours before plugging in headphones, but since then I've been playing music and charging at the same time. Not sure if this slows down the charging process.

Music is playing fine...
post #422 of 837
Yes when the amp is turned on, the light on the charger is always red. (Even if the battery if fully charged)

When I turn off the amp, the light becomes green.
post #423 of 837
Hm. I get no light at all when the amp is switched off.
post #424 of 837

The Protector...

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Originally Posted by gregeas View Post
Hm. I get no light at all when the amp is switched off.
The little LED light is not on the Protector amp, it is on the charger it self.
Cheers.
Ray Samuels
post #425 of 837
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
Yes when the amp is turned on, the light on the charger is always red. (Even if the battery if fully charged)

When I turn off the amp, the light becomes green.
Hm, mine stays green after a full charge with my amp switched on.
post #426 of 837
So, I got a little surprise in the mail Saturday, but my son read the label out loud to me wrong and I didn't open it till today, thinking it was something else.



So, now I'm burning in the amp with the TWag cable and JH13Pro, instead of with a balanced HD600, and I can ship Ray his loaner balanced adapter by the end of the week (I needed it to test a loaner Equinox HD600 cable that uses dual three pin XLR on my Protector, since my Sq Wave XL PSU is being repaired and my other amps use 4-pin XLR).

The JH13Pro do sound a little better balanced than single ended, but the Protector still did a very good job with the stock JH13Pro cable. I have about 72 hours on the Protector, and about 1 hour on the TWag cable now. I've had cable like this that have needed 80-100 hours to settle down (APS V3 and ALO SXC for example), so I want to put 3 days of music thru the TWag now.

The LACK of digital volume control is NOT appearing to be a problem at all, as I have NO channel imbalance at extremely low volumes with my Protector. Ray uses the SR-71A volume control, and modifies it to fit in the Protector. This is a very good volume control, and takes 15 minutes to modify each one by hand.

So far I do not regret that I sold my Predator for the Protector. I have many DAC's to feed the Protector that sound great with it, including DACport, Pico DAC, D4, D10, and uDAC and more.

post #427 of 837
Do not forget that the TWag cable need 300 hours of burn in.
post #428 of 837
Larry, make sure you try your Protector with your best DAC if you really want to hear what it's capable of. Then you can see why it could be used as a desktop amp.
post #429 of 837
im only getting 24hours of continuous playback from balanced port of the protector in 1full charge....
post #430 of 837

headphones?

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Originally Posted by nycdoi View Post
im only getting 24hours of continuous playback from balanced port of the protector in 1full charge....
With what headphones?
Could make a difference, correct?
post #431 of 837
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycdoi View Post
im only getting 24hours of continuous playback from balanced port of the protector in 1full charge....
Only 24 hrs ? Do You hear yourself ? Is that supposed to be bad?. What other portable gives you over 24 hrs of continuous power even in single ended mode.
post #432 of 837
In single ended, using my ATH-A900's mine managed around 35-40, though thats a estimate, it still did pretty good by my standards
post #433 of 837
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Originally Posted by boomy3555 View Post
Only 24 hrs ? Do You hear yourself ? Is that supposed to be bad?. What other portable gives you over 24 hrs of continuous power even in single ended mode.
the old sony mp3 player i used for burn in lasted 2full charges of the protector.
i'm not really complaining but i do recall reading somewhere saying the protector is able to last for 6days with 8hours playback each day. or something like that.. and i was using custom'd se530 for burn in too
post #434 of 837
Hmm, let me guess, Ray is staying up late right now working on the drawing board for a DAC/amp project just like the Predator but this time with a balance DAC feeding balance signal to the Protector, right?
post #435 of 837
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Originally Posted by Lexington View Post
Hm, mine stays green after a full charge with my amp switched on.
ditto
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