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post #391 of 408

Yep, that's the only lacking part of audinst, but for an entry level, it's great.

post #392 of 408

Had listened recently NFB12 DAC. Audinst performed better. A little less volume level, but not critical, proper bass kick, more extended trebles, portability... 

post #393 of 408

Good to know that, now just thinking what's for the next upgrade..

post #394 of 408
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Originally Posted by T.F.O.A View Post

Good to know that, now just thinking what's for the next upgrade..

 

My plan is to get the Schiit Asgard and use the Audinst as the DAC for a while until I can save up for the Bifrost.

 

Once that happens, then the Audinst can become a permanent part of my work setup.

post #395 of 408

that'd be nice

post #396 of 408

hello,

       I am enjoying HUD-mx1 + m-stage + K702 for months. I often listen vocal, vocal jass , pop and stringed music. I would prefer HUD-mx1 and m-stage both are great entry level DAC and heandphone amp.

post #397 of 408

So, anybody that's got the Audioengine D1 and this thing got anything to say regarding comparing the two?

post #398 of 408

Well the Audinst sounds really good to me, really great to the Beyer DT250, but since I'm going to give it to my girlfriend (along with another DT250), I'm going to have to buy a new one, either that or I'm contemplating about something else like the Audioengine D1 etc...

post #399 of 408

Quick question.  For those of you that are pairing your Audinst with an external headphone amp, what are you doing with the volume setting on your Audinst?  100%  50%

 

Any input would be appreciated...

post #400 of 408
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Originally Posted by skyline315 View Post

Quick question.  For those of you that are pairing your Audinst with an external headphone amp, what are you doing with the volume setting on your Audinst?  100%  50%

 

Any input would be appreciated...


Back when I had it the volume was always all the way up

post #401 of 408

Hello guys,

 

have a problem setting up a MX-1 on a W7 SP1 computer. Unfortunately I opened a dedicated thread for my question. It would be great if you could have a look:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651450/need-help-usb-dac-and-windows-7-sp1-issues

post #402 of 408
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Originally Posted by Yangorang View Post

I think that more or less any cheapo 15V adapter with 500mA current output capability should work fine

 

I have a question

The quality of the power supply is not critical in this digital products ?

Has Anyone tried some low noise linear power supply ?

I mean, i was reading of some mods depicted here

 

If the better caps are beneficial this means that the unit is quite sensible to the power supply quality (i.e. noise)

I am assuming that the 3 brown caps are PS caps of course.

Anyway i should received my Audinst soon.

Kind regards,

gino


Edited by ginetto61 - 3/26/13 at 11:49am
post #403 of 408

I made quite a lengthy post about whether or not to get an external DAC for my speakers or stick with an Asus Xonar Essence ST here. The mx1 was one of the choices that popped up for me, however I'm using LME49720HA right now on my Auzentech X-Meridian 2G sound card which sounds great, I won't be using the mx1 for headphones at all, so I'll only be using the RCA line out which I believe uses the OPA2134 opamp for line out which is definitely inferior to the LME49720HA. My question is, will the mx1 be a downgrade from my current sound card with CMI8788 DAC and LME49720HA opamp? And it is to my understanding that the only rollable opamp is the digital out which I have no use for, unless there's some kind of way I could convert that digital out to work with my speakers Fostex PM0.4n studio monitors? 

 

Unless I hook my Fostex or other speakers up via 1/8" to the headphone out? Which will let me use the LME49860 opamp instead of the line out OPA2134 that aren't rollable from RCA to 1/8" adapter to my speakers?


Edited by akinari-kun - 4/16/13 at 3:31am
post #404 of 408

I have been using a HUD-MX1 with my Sennheiser HD600.

 

Powered by the USB:

The sound is congested and lacks dynamics.

 

Powered by the supplied switch mode power supply:

Slight improvement in clarity but still not up to my standard.

 

Powered by a very old laboratory regulated power supply by Farnell (variable output to 15V, 1 Aamp)

The MX1 starts to sing! Bass is much firmer and deeper. Highs are much clearer and defined. Separation of instruments can be heard much easier. I am very happy with this combo.

 

I would recommend a linear regulated power supply which does improve the MX1 by a great deal.

post #405 of 408

This thread seems a little dead, but I was wondering if anyone else's HUD-MX1 takes a little while to "warmup" usually about 2-3 seconds where the sound is VERY DIGITAL before it becomes analog.

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