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post #616 of 710
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Originally Posted by _Spanky_ View Post

I guess it didn't occur to me that speakers produce vibrations :P Such an obvious thing hehe. But yea, I have my power amp, monitor, DAC (no longer the D1) and 2 speakers on my desk as they all fit together nicely. Here's an old picture:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/v9/DSCF0056.JPG

Now, the DAC sits on the power amp next to my monitor... Anyway, I personally don't notice any ill-effects. I mean, I have absolutely no noise at all, even cranking the volume.

 

I think any improvement from spikes on the D1 could be due to the tube or quite possibly the R-Core transformer since those have weird and high amounts of RF.

 

One could spend hundreds on racks and spikes and brackets or you could spend it on a nice piece of equipment. I'm willing to lay down cash money to say that putting the money into equipment will mean more of a boost in audio quality :) Although, I must admit, I bought some rubber feet for my speakers, but that's because I didn't want to scratch the beautiful walnut on the bottom.


Not the most desirable placing of equipment but a very well use of space I must say. Hahah.

 

Maybe you can move all the components to the floor while leaving the speakers on the desk to see if there is any noticeable improvement. If not, you can at least be rest assured. =)

 

I am not willing to spend a few hundreds on racks and spikes. That is just silly, unless, all my equipments cost over hundreds of thousands and I have no better way to spend my money in life.

 

post #617 of 710
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Not the most desirable placing of equipment but a very well use of space I must say. Hahah.

 

Maybe you can move all the components to the floor while leaving the speakers on the desk to see if there is any noticeable improvement. If not, you can at least be rest assured. =)


:) Yea, I don't really have a better way to place things. I know I would get flamed for having my speakers too close to the wall, etc... I might try moving the components though.

 

 



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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

I am not willing to spend a few hundreds on racks and spikes. That is just silly, unless, all my equipments cost over hundreds of thousands and I have no better way to spend my money in life.

 

This is one of the most reasonable posts on this entire forum.
 

post #618 of 710
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post



Vibrapod inexpensive??? I have read good things about them but they just cost too much.

 

I hope that they will give you the results you are looking for =)


Yea, I completely misread how much the Vibrapod isolation cones cost.  I'll probably get the inexpensive Dayton Audio ones ($29) at Parts Express.  Also, I now have about 60+ hours break in time on the D1 and the sound quality improvement is significant compared to the first 10 - 20 hours of break in time. 

 

Adding the D1 to my two channel setup as the DAC\Preamp has been a huge improvement in overall sound quality (improved sound stage, clearer vocals, tighter bass).  I played a few Sade tracks last night and her voice was smooth as butter.  I'm really enjoying this setup.

post #619 of 710
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Yea, I completely misread how much the Vibrapod isolation cones cost.  I'll probably get the inexpensive Dayton Audio ones ($29) at Parts Express. 



Interested to hear of the impression on the Vibrapod. Someone told me that they are very good but I could not afford them nor justify its price as well.

post #620 of 710

Hey guys.. where I can read review Tubemagic D2. I need to know how it compare with on par price stuff, like NFB-12 rolleyes.gif 

 

post #621 of 710
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Originally Posted by palermo View Post

Hey guys.. where I can read review Tubemagic D2. I need to know how it compare with on par price stuff, like NFB-12 rolleyes.gif

 



I'm waiting to receive my D2. I'll compare it with my NFB-12.

post #622 of 710

Mine is also in the mail using DHL.

 

Got it for $239 + $25 Shipping, it's like $249 now. Came with free GE 5670 Tube.

 

I don't have the D1 so i can't really compare to it. :(

 

Will let you know how it sounds like through usb 24 bit / 96Khz.

post #623 of 710

I'm also waiting for the D2, I'm not in a hurry so that's ok. But I eventually will compare it to the D1

post #624 of 710

Hey, this is my first post.

 

I've got the first version of the D1.

 

The question I wanna ask is how do I output through the tube preamp?

 

Everything seems to route to the headphone output. 

 

Frankly speaking, I am very new at this.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by thetarget View Post

Hey, this is my first post.

 

I've got the first version of the D1.

 

The question I wanna ask is how do I output through the tube preamp?

 

Everything seems to route to the headphone output. 

 

Frankly speaking, I am very new at this.

 

Thanks

Tube out only works from the "tube out" output, so if you don't have a receiver or amp hooked up to the D1 from the tube out then you aren't benefiting from it.
 

 

post #626 of 710
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Tube out only works from the "tube out" output, so if you don't have a receiver or amp hooked up to the D1 from the tube out then you aren't benefiting from it.
 

 



say i have a Maverick A1, how do I hook it up?

post #627 of 710
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say i have a Maverick A1, how do I hook it up?



with interconnects rolleyes.gif

D1: tube pre out -> A1 input -> Headphone

Pretty logic stuff

post #628 of 710

Thats the thing, connect the d1 preout to the a1 analog in, there is no sound.

 

I am using analog in for the d1

 

D1 analog in > D1 preout > A1 analog in > headphone,

 

but there is no sound.

post #629 of 710

I think i found the problem..

 

I opened up the casing, and i notice that the tube is not shining..

 

In that case it is likely that the tube is spoilt right?

 

 

post #630 of 710
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Originally Posted by thetarget View Post

I think i found the problem..

 

I opened up the casing, and i notice that the tube is not shining..

 

In that case it is likely that the tube is spoilt right?

 

 


yes, try the solid state out?

 

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