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post #3946 of 4896
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I finally got my black knob in the mail, today.

 

 

I also got my new knob today. The problem is there is a quite noticable gap between the panel and the knob. How did you do to eliminate that?

post #3947 of 4896
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

 

I also got my new knob today. The problem is there is a quite noticable gap between the panel and the knob. How did you do to eliminate that?

 

Mine has a gap too, similar to that quoted picture. I don't think you can eliminate it without drilling the hole in the knob deeper.

 

Imo the gap looks sleek especially with the silver m-stage, it looks like there's a black ring at the base rather than a gap. Suits the color scheme imo

 

 

 

 

post #3948 of 4896
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

Mine has a gap too, similar to that quoted picture. I don't think you can eliminate it without drilling the hole in the knob deeper.

 

Imo the gap looks sleek especially with the silver m-stage, it looks like there's a black ring at the base rather than a gap. Suits the color scheme imo

 

 

 

 

 

Seen from a side the gap looks like this:

 

 

 

Is it similar to yours? (Sorry for a bad quality pic)

post #3949 of 4896

 

On mine, the gap at the top is near non-existent, but the bottom is quite big. Not really noticeable since I look at the amp from the top, not bottom. But yeah it looks similar to yours.

post #3950 of 4896

I have a good 7 inch gap between my knob and its base. Never had any complaints. 

 

 

(sorry) 

post #3951 of 4896
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I have a good 7 inch gap between my knob and its base. Never had any complaints. 

 

 

(sorry) 

 

Someone had to say it!

post #3952 of 4896
I have one of these unribbed black Goldpoint knobs on my M-Stage:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLDPOINT-1-1-ALUMINUM-KNOB-/190497034609?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2c5a821171

It slides all the way back so the flange is flush with the faceplate of the amp. It looks like it was designed for the M-Stage.
post #3953 of 4896

Those are some big knobs!

 

My knob might not be as big, but it still feels good in the hand.  Sometimes it can be a little slippery to handle though.

 

:x

post #3954 of 4896
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

On mine, the gap at the top is near non-existent, but the bottom is quite big. Not really noticeable since I look at the amp from the top, not bottom. But yeah it looks similar to yours.

 

I guess that cutting the top of the shaft could solve the problem.

post #3955 of 4896
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Originally Posted by Ralf Hutter View Post

I have one of these unribbed black Goldpoint knobs on my M-Stage:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLDPOINT-1-1-ALUMINUM-KNOB-/190497034609?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2c5a821171

It slides all the way back so the flange is flush with the faceplate of the amp. It looks like it was designed for the M-Stage.


Those seem nice, but $17 for a knob seems a little pricey :\

post #3956 of 4896
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


Those seem nice, but $17 for a knob seems a little pricey :\

ah, but you can't put a price on a good knob! Having said that I'm happy with my stock one. As long as you keep it clean and don't let any old dick or harry play with it, it should give you years of pleasure. tongue_smile.gif 

post #3957 of 4896
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

ah, but you can't put a price on a good knob! Having said that I'm happy with my stock one. As long as you keep it clean and don't let any old dick or harry play with it, it should give you years of pleasure. tongue_smile.gif 

 

You must really love your knob lugbug, you seem to talk about it a lot wink.gif

post #3958 of 4896
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You must really love your knob lugbug, you seem to talk about it a lot wink.gif

Oh yes beerchug.gif

post #3959 of 4896

Oh my... I always thought the idea that a headphone's sound would change by adjusting the gain on the amp was balony, but... just now I was feeling a little dissatisfied with my HD-650's bass output, and when I realized the gain was at the 10db level, I kicked it up a couple of notches to the 20db level, and the bass all of a sudden opened up. 

 

Am I imagining things? I must admit I'm adjusting the volume by hand to level the volumes when comparing different gain levels. But the difference definitely seems there (and that's why I'm asking here just to confirm!). 

 

It's not like the bass got an immediate bump, as if I was EQing them, but, the bass just seems little more forward, and seems like a more "there". Does anyone share similar experiences? Observations? 

post #3960 of 4896

Got my knob in today...does a lot for the aesthetics I got 2 for like $4.43..

 

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