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post #12391 of 14216
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

ODAC is supplied by a Salas BiB and sounds super-fantastic! My best digital source ever had at home. The voltage output (2V) from the ess9023 inside ODAC is directly fed to the preamp through a short lenght of DNM cable. No I/V stage nor other circuitry between dac chip and pre.

Oh ok. Well there's I/V conversion somewhere, i guess it's integrated inside the ESS9023 chip?

post #12392 of 14216
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

I'm at 49 Ohm, lowball :tongue_smile:

:beerchug:

post #12393 of 14216
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Oh ok. Well there's I/V conversion somewhere, i guess it's integrated inside the ESS9023 chip?

No, ess9023 is a V-out dac chip. It does not require external I/V conversion. Everything is included in the chip.

post #12394 of 14216
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

Reported here in a previous post: mine is 66.4 / 66.9 ohm. Am I the second highest?

:)

 

I believe so... 

post #12395 of 14216

No problem. I have Watts in spare. May be connect to my.. laptop when I run out of steam.

:)

post #12396 of 14216
Yes he should quit sooner lol.
Anyway. I just spent an hour going back and forth
From my woo to my krell. And this really is a big pain but a virtue too
So the woo gives more details less bass
And overall brighter tone. The krell is a little less bright and more bass
Now given brighter leaner and darker more bass less detail
This appears to be a trade off.
Now here is what I really think is going on hear
I think the amps are really the same and the output of my DAC
Is being affected differently with the two amps

So how am I doing. ???
Al
post #12397 of 14216
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

No problem. I have Watts in spare. May be connect to my.. laptop when I run out of steam.

:)

 

I have watts in spare, too. And can always daisy chain my 3 computers if all else fails. :tongue_smile:

post #12398 of 14216

When feeding my HE-6, my dac prices started at peanuts, soared up to 1.3k, but now have settled back down to $300. Amp-wise, I've been middling about shy of the 1k range. Tried several speaker amps but either didn't care for the particular tone or don't want a giant honking amp on my desk. Currently rocking a pair of medium size monos, but I'm yearning for something smaller.

post #12399 of 14216
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

"Impedance" and "characteristic impedance" are not the same thing. If you take a coax cable rated for 75ohm, that is the characteristic impedance. If you touched a multimeter across the length of it, you would be measuring the regular resistance and that won't be more than a fraction of an ohm.

So what? Aren't we dealing with a form of transmission here? With an ever changing signal such as audio, I think we are :ph34r:.

post #12400 of 14216
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

When feeding my HE-6, my dac prices started at peanuts, soared up to 1.3k, but now have settled back down to $300. Amp-wise, I've been middling about shy of the 1k range. Tried several speaker amps but either didn't care for the particular tone or don't want a giant honking amp on my desk. Currently rocking a pair of medium size monos, but I'm yearning for something smaller.

For something smaller, give some of those gainclones a shot. Besides, I'm curious how they pan out :)

post #12401 of 14216
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

So what? Aren't we dealing with a form of transmission here? With an ever changing signal such as audio, I think we are :ph34r:.

 

You mentioned the standard mini-coax connector in the Hifiman was 30ohm, but that is characteristic impedance which does not add to the load seen by the amp.

 

 

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

For something smaller, give some of those gainclones a shot. Besides, I'm curious how they pan out :)

 

I've thought about it. Glanced at some kits from audiosector and chipamp in the past. Although by the time I do a dual-mono bridged setup I'm probably no better off in terms of size :rolleyes:

post #12402 of 14216
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

I've thought about it. Glanced at some kits from audiosector and chipamp in the past. Although by the time I do a dual-mono bridged setup I'm probably no better off in terms of size :rolleyes:

Food for thought...water-cooling :cool:

post #12403 of 14216
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Food for thought...water-cooling :cool:

 

Or just a fan on the heat-sink?

post #12404 of 14216

Pfft, mineral oil submersion!

post #12405 of 14216
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Pfft, mineral oil submersion!

 

I bet this will make for a very fluid sound! I like the idea :D

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