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post #136 of 734
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v1.8 - Minor changes to clarify model due to addition of TubeMagic A1 Hybrid Amp. Added reiserFS's pictures.


Much appreciating that addition, might just leave picture no. 4 in there because that's the second and most likely final version though.
 

post #137 of 734

Hello, I'd like to ask if maverick would be a good choice for sr60? Maybe someone has some experience with combo like this. Maverick would be no-brainer for me, but I'm afraid if it can give enough low freq (bass) and liveliness for grado. I'm considering also hifiman ef2, which one sounds better?

post #138 of 734
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v1.9 - Added tube rolling image and mini how-to. Added backside PCB images. Added speculation about DAC being CS4334.

post #139 of 734
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v2.0 - Removed USB information. Added info about HDAM units. Changed some wording.

post #140 of 734
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v2.1 - Added reiserFS's Skyline Rev.2 mod available for sale. Added audio path diagram.

post #141 of 734

according to that diagram only one opamp gets used when using the built in headphone amp.


Edited by ninjikiran - 7/22/10 at 8:09am
post #142 of 734
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Originally Posted by ninjikiran View Post

according to that diagram only one opamp gets used when using the built in headphone amp.


Technically, yea. The DAC uses one but it's just not mentioned. Just like all the caps and resistors :) There's no choice to turn on/off the DAC opamp, it's required. 

post #143 of 734

 

Spanky, any news of Ryan and all the different caps in my D1 version?

post #144 of 734
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I haven't asked him yet. He's been slow with replies lately since he's been working hard on the new amp.

post #145 of 734

yea you can actually run the mav with only an opamp in the headphone position.

post #146 of 734
Hi ,

The OpAmp used in D1 is dual OpAmp. That means there is only one OpAmp 
get used when using headphone output. 
The other one is used when analog output is used.

Let me know if you have any other question.

Cheers,

Ryan

Customer Support
Maverick Audio

Edited by ninjikiran - 7/23/10 at 11:44am
post #147 of 734

Given:

Source - Computer via Toslink or USB

Speakers - Powered Audioengine 2 (or maybe 5)

Subs - Velodyne Impact 10

 

Questions:

 

a) How does this compare to the Asus Xonar Essence ST plus H6 daughter card in terms of musical quality given my speakers/subs stated above?

 

b) Can you use both the Normal Audio Out and the Tube Audio Out simultaneously? I plan to hook my main speakers to the Tube Audio Out and my Subs to the Normal Audio Out. Is this viable?

 

Thanks.

post #148 of 734

Hi all,

 

Would I be able to plug my creative 2.1 speakers into the output of a D1 to get me through until I can get a set of dedicated speakers and amp?

 

Would this cause any problems? and which set of RCA's would be best to connect it to?

 

Cheers

Paul

post #149 of 734
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joms, you should be able to use both normal and tube outputs at the same time.

 

barbz, as long as your Creative 2.1 speakers have RCA plugs, that would work. It's actually what I'm doing right now. You can use either set of RCA's. I would recommend removing the tube and using normal outputs since you probably won't be able to appreciate the tube flavor and it would save power and remove heat.

 

If you guys don't mind, could you keep the discussion in the discussion thread :)

post #150 of 734

As long as they are active or in your case they are more than likely powered speakers.  Meaning they don't need or use amplification since they already have it.

 

Some of those speakers were made to connect to computers so they use a standard 3.5mm plug, an adapter to convert to RCA(radioshack ftw?) would help you out there.

 

As for using a separate amp and speakers, of course it will work.  Most dedicated amps have RCA as an input from the mav. 

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