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They are not adorable.

Ok, mono blocks look :veryevil: fierce and menacing.

 

Great taste! Less filling! Great taste!!! Less filling!!!

post #12752 of 14883
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Thanks, wish you could hear it.

It's certainly possible with my next trip to NY.

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Sounds good, let me know when you plan to visit.

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Sounds good, let me know when you plan to visit.

Thanks. Traditionally, I only go between 1 May & 1 October. We can't handle the cold. :D

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yes it does, its a really special DAC the Lampi. Its not sexy like the AMR but imo, overall it has a more balanced, full and natural sound.

 

Yeah the AMR does look nice.  The Lampi could use a little work in the build quality department.  Both are special.  

 

Like you I had them side by side for a while.  

 

However, just goes to show how we here the same thing but think different.  I thought the AMR was the more balanced and the Lampi was the more colored with a faster roll off at the top.

 

Both are great DACs for sure.

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Yeah the AMR does look nice.  The Lampi could use a little work in the build quality department.  Both are special.  

 

Like you I had them side by side for a while.  

 

However, just goes to show how we here the same thing but think different.  I thought the AMR was the more balanced and the Lampi was the more colored with a faster roll off at the top.

 

Both are great DACs for sure.

Honestly we're splitting hairs here, I could easily live with either. I just find myself enjoying my music more and thinking less about what could be better with the Lampi. That's a lev 5 in the photo, no rolled off top on that babe.

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Well this is interesting.

 

Got the Auralic Vega today and my HE-6 does not sound as good from the Taurus (MKII) from the Vega as it did from the Audio-GD Ref 10. On same tracks the difference is not even remotely subtle. This is with the Vega in Exact clock mode, which seems to be working well on my system as I have zero dropouts in Exact mode.

 

The Taurus is meant to receive max 6Vrms, and the Vega feeds it 4Vrms on both SE and balanced connections. I couldn't actually find what the Ref 10 was putting out (using RCA), but I suspect it was more (and possibly a lot more) than Auralic recommend for use with the Taurus as the volume knob is about 4 hours higher when listening to the 6 from the Vega/Taurus compared to when paired with the Ref 10. Wondering whether the balanced output from the Vega is 4Vrms per channel and whether changing to XLR would improve things here?

 

Since I also happen to have a brand new PWD2 here I will try that out tomorrow and see how things sound, that does 5.6Vrms into balanced and 2.8Vrms into SE...

 

This may hasten my next mission, which is finding the speaker amp pairing I want with the 6... Wonder how the Merak monoblocks would sound with the 6?

 

Anyways, here is the Auralic stack, had to post a picture with how good it looks:

 


Edited by NZtechfreak - 3/22/14 at 2:48am
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Aren't you supposed to use the balanced input to get the full potential out of the balanced output?

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If I may give a little input. And ask some questions please.

The ref 10.32. From audio gd , is this the ref 10 you speak of ?
Next did you try the audio out into the new amp. Meaning same dac from audio gd to new amp . In bal and SE ?

Al
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The Taurus Mk2 at 50ohms appears to be more powerful in SE mode.  Based on the specifications on the Auralic webpage, in balanced mode it outputs 4.5 w/ch at 120 ohms but it drops to 1.2 w/ch at 32 ohms.  In SE mode, it's the opposite, 1.2 w/ch at 120 ohms and 4.5 w/ch at 32 ohms.  Since the HE6 is 50 ohms, I would guess that the Taurus would sound better with the HE6 in SE mode.  Unless the specifcations have a typo, I think the power supply in the Taurus in balanced mode can't output the current necessary as the impedance drops.  Given, that I would try the HE6 in SE mode out of the Taurus.


Edited by SteveM324 - 3/22/14 at 5:07am
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That makes no sense at all . Not saying it's wrong , but I would like someone to weigh in as to the why in this.
I understand the PSU thing not being able to keep up with the current output given the bal mode should output twice the voltage.
But I think if true it's more about amp output topology something I know little about.

Al
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That makes no sense at all . Not saying it's wrong , but I would like someone to weigh in as to the why in this.
I understand the PSU thing not being able to keep up with the current output given the bal mode should output twice the voltage.
But I think if true it's more about amp output topology something I know little about.

Al

I agree.  Maybe it's a mistake on their webpage?  Doesn't make sense to me either.

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The whole debate of SE and BAL is really way over my head. As the real Bal was just a noise canceling method for long cable runs. Now with amp manufacturing companies completing for selling products , the whole point is morphed into this .
And here is another look at this. A so called real fully balanced amp has almost twice the parts per channel. Now that adds to cost in a big way so it almost forces them to,use cheaper parts. It also doubles all forms of distortions. But we all want it anyway me included. And the ultra expensive amps are not BAL either and we all should take notice of that too. And the more I read on SE and BAL amp design there is many ways to achive that XlR on the input and output but few make any real improvement over anything .
I gave to laugh at myself but cannot stop myself either. It's like getting the car with more horsepower in spite of the fact it has no handling and is far more expensive will,less options.

Al
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Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post
 

The Taurus Mk2 at 50ohms appears to be more powerful in SE mode.  Based on the specifications on the Auralic webpage, in balanced mode it outputs 4.5 w/ch at 120 ohms but it drops to 1.2 w/ch at 32 ohms.  In SE mode, it's the opposite, 1.2 w/ch at 120 ohms and 4.5 w/ch at 32 ohms.  Since the HE6 is 50 ohms, I would guess that the Taurus would sound better with the HE6 in SE mode.  Unless the specifcations have a typo, I think the power supply in the Taurus in balanced mode can't output the current necessary as the impedance drops.  Given, that I would try the HE6 in SE mode out of the Taurus.

Sounds crazy:biggrin:..


Edited by preproman - 3/22/14 at 5:48am
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Weird ? Or wired ?

Al
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