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post #271 of 408

I run an LD MK4 SE and an MX-1 and think it works perfectly. There is a huge difference between the stock amp in the Audinst and the LD. That said I know there is a substantial difference in the MK3 and MK4 SE, least of all in size (MK4 is twice the size!). It's quite subjective I suppose but I had the Audinst for a few weeks before I got the LD and was very happy with it, in fact so happy that at first I was upset that I had splashed out so much on the LD. Now though, after having the set for a 4 or 5 months I find the stock Audinst to be still great but so inferior to the LD (and so it should be for the price) and would only get rid of the LD to try something else. I am interested in trying the Woo and the M-stage at some point. All in all I am a big fan of the Audinst and have recommended it to anyone looking for a cheap desktop dac/amp, but love the warm/full bodied sound of the LD. I play everything through VOX so can tweak the EQ if needed but it is barely touched. My 2 cents ;D


 

post #272 of 408
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post

Hey guys, I don't know much about opamps, but long story short I'm not using a free OPA627AU at the moment (selling my M-Stage) and I was wondering if this would be a simple plug and play maneuver for the HUD-MX1? Here is a link to exactly what I have > http://coolfungadget.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=82

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The opa627 should work fine on the audinst.

 

So this specific opamp I purchased from Tam's Audio would work in the MX-1 without any sort of adapters or anything? Just plug-n-play? I just want to be careful and make sure.

post #273 of 408
Just plug and play. No problem.
post #274 of 408

Is it possible to mod the Audinst such that we can bypass the volume control and used it purely as a DAC? Thinking of hooking it up to a dedicated amp but dont want the hassle of adjusting volume on both the audinst and the amp.

post #275 of 408
Just flip the switch to the speaker symbol and turn the volume all the way up!
post #276 of 408

Hi Dannytang

 

Thx for the reply :)

 

Guess that's an option, but am afraid that it'll distort the sound.

 

According to the manual, we're supposed to max out the volume on the computer, but I find the sound coming out sounds "strained". As such, I adjust the volume to about 60-70% on the comp and adjust the audinst volume knob as required to get the 'sweet' spot.

 

I'm trying to avoid having to do the same when I hook up the audinst to a dedicated amp. Imagine having to adjust the volume on the comp, then on the audinst (acting as a preamp), then finally on the dedicated amp to find the 'sweet' spot'.

 

post #277 of 408

any one tried the lm4562 n opa2227p with the mx1?


Edited by islubio - 4/19/11 at 8:43am
post #278 of 408

As DAC only, my friend going very far by putting Burson discrete opamp on MX1, but he couldn't be happier... especially when he said that MX1 can beat many sub $1000 CD players of his other friends...

 

He feed his MX1 to his McIntosh integrated amp

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He feed his MX1 to his McIntosh integrated amp


Wow! He must hold it in high regard to use it with a 'Mac'!

 

post #280 of 408

Just curious, has anyone used the MX-1 as a DAC with Meier Concerto?

post #281 of 408

Hi.What is the size of DC plug in Audinst ?

post #282 of 408
Thread Starter 

As far as I can tell it's a standard 5.5mm connector.


Edited by audiofil - 5/9/11 at 5:39am
post #283 of 408

Yes, thank you.I know that is 5,5mm, but I don't know diameter 2,1mm , 2,5mm or else?

post #284 of 408
Thread Starter 

2.1 mm

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2.1 mm



Thank you.

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