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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Really hoping the K612 plays well with my M-Stage. It arrives tomorrow smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for giving that slight nudge, conq, and I'll definitely be sending them in to MLE for review.

That's awesome.
Also, since I am using an M-Stage too, I have a feeling they'll play nicely wink.gif
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Why to I have to keep installing the driver over and over and over again whenever I turn off my PC/Matrix? :confused:

post #4638 of 4884
I don't know about your particular problem but I had one similar with the Mini-Is but it turned out I just needed to restart my computer. Now when I connect or disconnect or power cycle the Mini-Is they connect automatically just fine.
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I don't know about your particular problem but I had one similar with the Mini-Is but it turned out I just needed to restart my computer. Now when I connect or disconnect or power cycle the Mini-Is they connect automatically just fine.

It is like the driver doesn't install anything.
It seems like a temporary storage since it doesn't really ask me where to save it.
It's recognized after the installation but the next day, it doesn't
The driver just disappears...
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

The little switches don't adjust power, they adjust gain.

Anyway........once I adjust the volume, I can't tell the difference between 0, 10 and 18 dB of gain myself.

I usually stick with 10 dB of gain for my Qs 'cos I get finer volume control.

But your girlfriend is still hot.

I didn't mean power in a technical sense (watts or whatever), but that +10db sounds subtly more powerful and dynamic. The difference is very slight. I do find that +18db does sound quite different though, in terms of sound stage, separation, and warmth. But yes, Nina is still hot. As ever.

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Match the volumes and I doubt you'll be able to tell a difference.
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I wonder if the newer version will be able to drive the HE-400i or HE-560.
It will obviously depend on the efficiency but it's been, which has been confirmed at 93 and 90db respectively.
Does the Mstage outputs 400mw @35ohms too? We only know the 50ohms figure.
It can probably drive the 400i but I am a bit skeptical about the 560 ;/

Any experience with the HE-400/500 here?
Thanks
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Any of you boys/girls running the M-Stage with the HE-500s (I know, practically rhetorical). With the recent price drop and accolades, I'm strongly considering adding the 500s. Just interested in the synergy this pair may or may not have. I have the newer HPA-2 USB version.

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Wow... talk about a coincidence! You beat me to it Conquerator2!

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So, do we want to keep the HPA-2 talk in this thread instead of moving to the 2014 M-Stage thread?

The new HPA-2 has increased power due to lowering the output impedance from 15 ohms to 10 ohms, which drives the transistors harder. The unit runs noticeably hotter, so be careful how you have it placed. I will be doing a comparison soon, but expect most of it to be centered on the DACs for the version with the USB DAC. The amp section is mostly the same parts.
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Any experience with the HE-400/500 here?
 

 

I've used the HE-400 with the M-stage.  It worked fine.

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

So, do we want to keep the HPA-2 talk in this thread instead of moving to the 2014 M-Stage thread?

The new HPA-2 has increased power due to lowering the output impedance from 15 ohms to 10 ohms, which drives the transistors harder.

 

The previous M-stage's headphone jack output impedance was 5 ohms...

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I was told by Arthur, the USA distributor that it was 15 down to 10. I can ask him to verify with China if you want.
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I was told by Arthur, the USA distributor that it was 15 down to 10. I can ask him to verify with China if you want.

 

The specs have always stated that it was 5 ohms, so I'm not sure where the 15 is coming from.

 

"• Output Impedance: line out 60Ω / phones out "

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Yes, he and I recently discussed the site's specs being wrong on a few things.
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

Any of you boys/girls running the M-Stage with the HE-500s (I know, practically rhetorical). With the recent price drop and accolades, I'm strongly considering adding the 500s. Just interested in the synergy this pair may or may not have. I have the newer HPA-2 USB version.

 

Hi! 

 

Have an older M-stage, Schiit Vali, and Emotiva A-100 on hand. I think the M-stage does a pretty good job with the HE-500. On medium gain the volume easily goes past to what I think of as comfortable listening levels. 

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