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I am wondering if I can use my Audioengine D1 as the dac through the RCA's out the back and into the Crack?? would that work I don know if the RCA's out are amplified or not or if it matters??

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I do not believe that the D1's volume control affects the RCAs - so you could use it as a line out to the Crack without dealing with double volume pots.. 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

I do not believe that the D1's volume control affects the RCAs - so you could use it as a line out to the Crack without dealing with double volume pots.. 

Any way to test it real quick?I dont have speakers with rca plugs


Edited by Kajun - 9/7/12 at 7:05pm
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lol, when in doubt read the manual.. Yeah, the rear rca's are meant for powered speakers or a receiver..so it should work fine...

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.SUP, nice project! How long did it take you to assemble everything?

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.SUP, nice project! How long did it take you to assemble everything?
Thanks long! In hours about 8. As impatient of a person I am I expected to be done sooner but decided before starting to take is slowly and reliably. That's why I had no problems, at least not from my work. Dead silent all the way. So I worked for 3 days. The stock front tube left channel didn't work properly so I had to wait 2 weeks for a new tube from ebay. Then another day to install Speedball and another day to paint it.
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Thanks long! In hours about 8. As impatient of a person I am I expected to be done sooner but decided before starting to take is slowly and reliably. That's why I had no problems, at least not from my work. Dead silent all the way. So I worked for 3 days. The stock front tube left channel didn't work properly so I had to wait 2 weeks for a new tube from ebay. Then another day to install Speedball and another day to paint it.

Looks like your patience paid off. How is the sound?

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Looks like your patience paid off. How is the sound?
Well lets just say the HD800 have been dusted off. tongue.gif I now have two amazing setups: HE-500 and SLP Auditor and HD800 and Crack. Both headphones plugged into these amps 24/7
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My father loves their shirts, I have bought him one in most available colours hehe

I don't feel a need to a get another amp now, just desire to have more. Will you build one 2 long?
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Looks like a nice build .Sup. Did you do much listening before you put in the Speedball? or did you pretty much just install it right away? 

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Never enjoyed it as much as with the HD700 now!

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

Looks like a nice build .Sup. Did you do much listening before you put in the Speedball? or did you pretty much just install it right away? 
Not as much as I wanted to since the stock tube wasn't working. About two weeks of moderate listening. To me bass seems tighter after Speedball, haven't noticed anything else.
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Just found this thread and the amp itself - so forgive if this has been asked before.

What would be the factory equiv. of the crack?

I am new to the world of quality audio and therefore treading the path carefully & slowly. Would I be 'wasting' money on the Crack for Q701?



I have never soldered a board before and know nothing of resistances etc - is this our of my legue?


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