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post #3511 of 5833
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post


I have the Schiit Modi and I dig it. I would like to try something higher end to hear the difference.

I'm sorry but what you mean with dig it?

post #3512 of 5833
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post

I'm sorry but what you mean with dig it?

I like it.

I would however, like something thats a little faster (punchier).
post #3513 of 5833
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post


I like it.

I would however, like something thats a little faster (punchier).

I see... Thanks for clarify that for me. Well, I think I have the similar problem too. A too laid back DAC or amp make listening sound, too... I don't know. I listen to a lot of music but sometime a laid back sound make fast music and vocal sound unsatisfying. Like I wish I was closer to the performance. But a music that in your face type make me feel like I want to go back few row to enjoy the performance.

 

So what else you have in mind or something you tried?

post #3514 of 5833

I think the ODAC would make a really nice pairing with the Crack, but also some other options like the Matrix M-Stage DAC, entry level Audio-gd units, and the Aune T1 are all nice at a good price point. The Aune X1 is really nice too.

post #3515 of 5833
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 

I see... Thanks for clarify that for me. Well, I think I have the similar problem too. A too laid back DAC or amp make listening sound, too... I don't know. I listen to a lot of music but sometime a laid back sound make fast music and vocal sound unsatisfying. Like I wish I was closer to the performance. But a music that in your face type make me feel like I want to go back few row to enjoy the performance.

 

So what else you have in mind or something you tried?


I've been very happy with my HRT Music Streamer II+ for a long time. Far from laid back, it was a huge step up from my old Music Streamer II. Makes the old MSII sound super tame. I've also heard the Modi and ODAC and neither made me sway my opinion for better or worse. I also find it to be a fantastic match with my BH Crack.

post #3516 of 5833
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

i make adapters for my amp and when  i use heatshrink i use my soldering iron i just rub it against wrap works for me 


 I try not to do too much rubbing in my crack. A quickie however...

 

:ph34r:

post #3517 of 5833
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 


 I try not to do too much rubbing in my crack. A quickie however...

 

:ph34r:

:eek:

post #3518 of 5833
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 


I've been very happy with my HRT Music Streamer II+ for a long time. Far from laid back, it was a huge step up from my old Music Streamer II. Makes the old MSII sound super tame. I've also heard the Modi and ODAC and neither made me sway my opinion for better or worse. I also find it to be a fantastic match with my BH Crack.

What do you think of VDAC 90? Ever tried this DAC?

 

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

I think the ODAC would make a really nice pairing with the Crack, but also some other options like the Matrix M-Stage DAC, entry level Audio-gd units, and the Aune T1 are all nice at a good price point. The Aune X1 is really nice too.

Maybe I should try my T1 first with Crack and upgrade if I want more or sound wrong?

post #3519 of 5833
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post

Maybe I should try my T1 first with Crack and upgrade if I want more or sound wrong?

Good idea. The T1 is a good DAC for its price so you won't get a lot better without spending more money.
post #3520 of 5833

hey guys, quick question. I've had my Crack for a while now but I've always had a slight ringing/microphonics in the left channel if I knock on the chassis/faceplate at regular listening volume w/ no music playing. The ringing is basically drowned out if the music comes on though, so it never really bothered me that much. Just out of curiosity, could this be one of the tubes? I'm running bare stock still with stock tubes. Don't have any spare tubes at the moment but will probably try to swap them out to see if anything happens. 

post #3521 of 5833
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Originally Posted by kongmw View Post
 

hey guys, quick question. I've had my Crack for a while now but I've always had a slight ringing/microphonics in the left channel if I knock on the chassis/faceplate at regular listening volume w/ no music playing. The ringing is basically drowned out if the music comes on though, so it never really bothered me that much. Just out of curiosity, could this be one of the tubes? I'm running bare stock still with stock tubes. Don't have any spare tubes at the moment but will probably try to swap them out to see if anything happens. 

 

Microphonics are really normal with tubes, but some are worse than others. The only time it would be an issue is if there is anything else on your desk / bench that can cause vibrations (like my printer does in my office to my Quickie).

 

Maybe try another tube to see if it's better, but don't worry too much about it as it's very normal.

post #3522 of 5833
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

Microphonics are really normal with tubes, but some are worse than others. The only time it would be an issue is if there is anything else on your desk / bench that can cause vibrations (like my printer does in my office to my Quickie).

 

Maybe try another tube to see if it's better, but don't worry too much about it as it's very normal.

thanks for the quick response. I've lived with it for so long, quite happily I might add. Dunno what got into me today that made me actually ask around. lol 

back to listening :)

post #3523 of 5833

Doesn't mean you couldn't be even happier if you eliminated the microphonics though! 

 

You should be able to pick up a decent mil spec 6080 or 2 on ebay for <=$20.  Not as sexy to look at as the curvy glass 6as7g's, but they are generally nice quiet tubes designed to handle some abuse and vibrations.  Search for "jan 6080" - and there are several different lots akin to: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tube-2ea-6080-RCA-1ea-JAN-6080WB-Sylvania-tstd-amp-radio-amplifier-ham-/390746501948?hash=item5afa4e733c

post #3524 of 5833
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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
 

Doesn't mean you couldn't be even happier if you eliminated the microphonics though! 

 

You should be able to pick up a decent mil spec 6080 or 2 on ebay for <=$20.  Not as sexy to look at as the curvy glass 6as7g's, but they are generally nice quiet tubes designed to handle some abuse and vibrations.  Search for "jan 6080" - and there are several different lots akin to: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tube-2ea-6080-RCA-1ea-JAN-6080WB-Sylvania-tstd-amp-radio-amplifier-ham-/390746501948?hash=item5afa4e733c


Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely look into it.

post #3525 of 5833

With my BHC, I got the free upgraded tubes from BH, anyone remember what type they were and anyone recommend some upgrades for each (without the killing of my wallet)?  

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