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post #2146 of 2819

The assumption of better SQ is based on datasheet of the opamp. Though I do expect it to improve with higher (and quieter) voltage, it might not be as good as the datasheet has suggested. After all, datasheet is in itself a marketing tool and often measured in very ideal condition. In real life, it might not behave as good.

post #2147 of 2819
@Mike - that is exactly what i was planning to do here. I plan to buy one of those 15v regulated linear power supply modules and put it in some sort of a box or shell and use it. I have not yet come across a ready made 15v adaptor here in Canada for a reasonable price..
post #2148 of 2819
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

The assumption of better SQ is based on datasheet of the opamp. Though I do expect it to improve with higher (and quieter) voltage, it might not be as good as the datasheet has suggested. After all, datasheet is in itself a marketing tool and often measured in very ideal condition. In real life, it might not behave as good.

 

 

The datasheet could very well be marketing hype, so I agree with the essence of what you're saying.   But a bunch of us have heard the improvement in dynamics and bass control had at 15V vs. 9.4V.  Still, I doubt if anyone can say they've heard a difference in THD+Noise.  

 

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Mike

post #2149 of 2819
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Originally Posted by cans4dessert View Post

@Mike - that is exactly what i was planning to do here. I plan to buy one of those 15v regulated linear power supply modules and put it in some sort of a box or shell and use it. I have not yet come across a ready made 15v adaptor here in Canada for a reasonable price..

 

Good hunting!

 

You might send a PM to Ianmedium, a Canadian who I know had the Stepdance and a 15V XP8000 setup, at one time, but he may have also found a Canadian source for a 15V regulated PSU (for use with AC outlets).

 

Mike

post #2150 of 2819

Does anyone know if the Quickstep will be able to drive the LCD 2's to a decent level?

post #2151 of 2819
As they are succesors of the STEPDANCE, you might want to check in the Stepdance reviews.
post #2152 of 2819
I found a 15v regulated switchmode psu and it works fine with my Quickstep. Is this the correct psu to get?
post #2153 of 2819
I found a 15v regulated switchmode psu and it works fine with my Quickstep. Is this the correct psu to get?
post #2154 of 2819
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I found a 15v regulated switchmode psu and it works fine with my Quickstep. Is this the correct psu to get?

If it works fine, it's probably fine ;)

 

Provided the Quickstep can take 15v DC you're in the clear

post #2155 of 2819
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If it works fine, it's probably fine ;)

 

Provided the Quickstep can take 15v DC you're in the clear

What would you know? wink_face.gif

post #2156 of 2819
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What would you know? wink_face.gif

Not a whole lot. :P

post #2157 of 2819

Still own Stepdance and love it. Truly one of the best portable amp Jan Meier ever made.

post #2158 of 2819
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Still own Stepdance and love it. Truly one of the best portable amp Jan Meier ever made.

+1

 

I use it almost every day at work.

post #2159 of 2819

Yeah - the Stepdance is a real performer. I love its sound with my T5p.

post #2160 of 2819
I also use it on a daily basis at work and at home running from the 12 volt XP 8000 battery pack. Fantastic sounding and pack powerfull bass punch.
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