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Did you get instructions with your Quickstep? I don't know the technical words for it but there is an area of the PCB marked High Low with three pins. To set it on high or low, there is a "connector" piece that will join pins 1 and 2 for high. If the connector is joining pins 2 and 3, the Quickstep is set to Low. I saw that mine was set to Low so I pulled out the connector and reinstalled it to connect pins 1 and 2 for High.
post #2372 of 2806
Thread Starter 

The Quickstep is shipped in high current mode. You have to use the included tool to take off the case and access the pcb if you want to switch it it to low.

 

If you are buying used, you might have an issue. Perhaps talk to the original owner...?

post #2373 of 2806
You need unscrew the front tooo! Than slide the middle off ... You will see high and low current tab...from there just slides up and down.
post #2374 of 2806

I thought the gain switch on the quickstep is located on the outer front faceplate? Left=low and right=high

post #2375 of 2806
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post

I thought the gain switch on the quickstep is located on the outer front faceplate? Left=low and right=high

ignore my question

post #2376 of 2806
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post

I thought the gain switch on the quickstep is located on the outer front faceplate? Left=low and right=high

 

That's true!  That is, indeed, where the gain switch is located.

 

The current level is set via a jumper across pins on the PCB, inside the case.   This jumper allows you to sacrifice sound quality for extended battery life.  

 

Suggestion:  Leave it in the high position, as shipped from Meier Audio.

 

 

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 7/9/13 at 5:52am
post #2377 of 2806
I got it new so I guess it must be set to high
Thanks every one for your input
oh yeah, I got the instruction but I have to admit I did not look at it smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by snapple10 - 7/9/13 at 6:42am
post #2378 of 2806
Wouldn't hurt to have a look just in case.
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OMG smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

OMG smily_headphones1.gif

I presume that is a good OMG as opposed to a bad OMG? :)

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Yes it could be me asking before reading the manual lol
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I do not read manuals or ask for directions, lol
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Should I sell of my quickstep and imod for a hifiman hm801? Has anybody owned both and made a comparison..

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Why would Ray Samuels claim his "Protector" to be the first balanced portable amp when Meier had already used the concept of active balanced ground in the original stepdance which came out first?

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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post

Should I sell of my quickstep and imod for a hifiman hm801? Has anybody owned both and made a comparison..

Head-Fi member Ianmedium has had the iPod Classic with Stepdance, then with RSA SR71B, then added the CLAS between Classic and SR-71B - all of that with LCD-2, then eventually replaced it all with an HM801 with a Squared Paper portable tube amp and FAD PF IX, followed by Beyerdynamic T5p.

I think he would tell you to get the HM801 and keep the QuickStep - using Line Out from the HM801 to Quickstep to phones.
Edited by zilch0md - 7/9/13 at 10:07pm
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