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post #2551 of 2816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jan Meier View Post

In between changes of volume level  the amplification is reduced for a few milliseconds. This causes small background clicks, especially at higher volume levels. It's part of the system and can not be prevented.

I have noticed that but it has never bothered med the slightest bit. Channel imbalance on the contrary would irritate me constantly. 

post #2552 of 2816

Thanks for the correction Dr Meir. 

post #2553 of 2816

My quickstep is coming on the way. I will get it tomorrow. Thank you guys.

post #2554 of 2816

May I ask you guys. I own HD800 and now T5p(in wish of to use for portable rig but from the first idea was just T5p and ipod

 

now things went different

 

My portable rig was T5p,ipod, then headstage arrow added then CLAS added now

 

I think I will forget about to keep the rig small so I have just ordered

 

quickstep and going to sell Headstage arrow.

 

The thing is Headstage arrow can drive HD 800 at gain II fine. Can quickstep drive HD800 (300ohm) or even T1( 600 ohm)

 

Thank you in advance

post #2555 of 2816

Just want to say how much I am loving the Quickstep...It pairs up real well with the Miracle, I have it switched full left (low gain) at the front for IEM's.

I find it lets the Miracle be himself, not adding any flavour. I am running it off the wall with 15V regulated power adapter.

 

Only need this for home Listening as I don't go out with my Customs, as I like to know what is going on around me.

 

Thank you Jan for making such a wonderful little amp & thanks to all you nice folk here who's knowledge is so helpful.

post #2556 of 2816
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Originally Posted by maii View Post
 

 

The thing is Headstage arrow can drive HD 800 at gain II fine. Can quickstep drive HD800 (300ohm) or even T1( 600 ohm)

 

Thank you in advance

I think you will find that your HD800 sounds better than ever with the Quickstep if you are used to using them directly from the iPod. The quickstep has plenty of power to make the HD800 and T1 sound great but it is a matter of what your reference is whether you think it sounds great or not. 

post #2557 of 2816

When I had the QS, I used it with the HD800 quite often.. and found it to be a wonderful pairing.  Very dynamic & effortless.. with plenty of headroom.  THe background is dead silent and I still remember the terrific control the QS exhibited with the demanding HD800.

post #2558 of 2816
Maguire's testimony (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

Just want to say how much I am loving the Quickstep...It pairs up real well with the Miracle, I have it switched full left (low gain) at the front for IEM's.

I find it lets the Miracle be himself, not adding any flavour. I am running it off the wall with 15V regulated power adapter.

 

Only need this for home Listening as I don't go out with my Customs, as I like to know what is going on around me.

 

Thank you Jan for making such a wonderful little amp & thanks to all you nice folk here who's knowledge is so helpful.

 

 

Another happy QuickStep (Stepdance) owner.  :beerchug:


Edited by zilch0md - 9/4/13 at 4:33am
post #2559 of 2816
Any one tried linear PSU with QS?
post #2560 of 2816
My quick step has arrived today. I could not be more happier. It sounds great with both HD 800 and T5p. I compare with CD as source >>Yamaha CD1000>> Burson HA160>>T5p and HD800
AIFF as source>>iPod classic>>CLAS>>Quickstep>>T5p and HD 800

The sound quality was a little behind Yamaha CD1000 but not so far I guess it's a matter of DAC section.

Thank you guy I love quickstep and the amp match perfect to T5p.

Thank you rusmushorn for again was T5p that I had value opinions from you now quickstep. I guest I will probably follow your AHA120 too. Thank you from a newer happy quickstep user.

I set it on high gain for easy swap between HD800 and T5p also I noticed that SQ on high gain is slightly better.
Edited by maii - 9/4/13 at 10:07am
post #2561 of 2816
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Originally Posted by Jan Meier View Post

Just a technical note:

The QUICKSTEP (as well as the STEPDANCE models) do use a digital volume control. Sound level is changed in discrete steps by switching resistors. That's the reason that no channel imbalances do occur.

A potentiometer is used but only to set the amplification level.

In between changes of volume level  the amplification is reduced for a few milliseconds. This causes small background clicks, especially at higher volume levels. It's part of the system and can not be prevented.

Cheers

Jan

Jan,

Thank you very much for clarifying this. I have always wondered why that happened but once I reach my desired volume, happiness ensues. I just assumed dust in a pot, but glad to know that is not the case!
post #2562 of 2816
Hi guy can I use this adapter for quickstep it does not say regulated. I don't know about electronic stuff what is regulated and how it's different from ac to dc converter like this one

post #2563 of 2816

Hi mali,

 

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Originally Posted by maii View Post

Hi guy can I use this adapter for quickstep it does not say regulated. I don't know about electronic stuff what is regulated and how it's different from ac to dc converter like this one

 

If you were using an unregulated 15V power supply, I would be concerned, as the voltage could become too high for safe use with the QuickStep, but given that this one is rated at 12V, you'll probably be OK.  

 

It might even be regulated, but just not say so. 

 

Ideally, it should also be a "linear" power supply, as opposed to a "switch-mode," but there are several people using "switch-mode" power supplies that are not complaining of any noise heard in their headphones.

 

Ultimately, I always recommend that people test a power supply with a multimeter (voltmeter) to make sure that it's putting out something near the rated DC voltage, and that the + is in the tip, with the - in the barrel ....  before connecting it to the QuickStep.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

post #2564 of 2816

No, this one is NOT regulated!

 

DON'T USE IT!

 

12V output at 2 A load may well result in strongly increased voltages at just 40 mA load. Moreover, output voltage will be strongly rippled!

 

Jan

post #2565 of 2816

Hi Mike

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

If you were using an unregulated 15V power supply, I would be concerned, as the voltage could become too high for safe use with the QuickStep, but given that this one is rated at 12V, you'll probably be OK.  

 

It might even be regulated, but just not say so. 

 

Ideally, it should also be a "linear" power supply, as opposed to a "switch-mode," but there are several people using "switch-mode" power supplies that are not complaining of any noise heard in their headphones.

 

Ultimately, I always recommend that people test a power supply with a multimeter (voltmeter) to make sure that it's putting out something near the rated DC voltage, and that the + is in the tip, with the - in the barrel ....  before connecting it to the QuickStep.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Thank you so much for your answer. I only had quickstep for 2 days and I like it more and more. I also have burson ha 160 and I really wonder how this little tiny amp can deliver such a good sound quality even compare to full size headamp like Burson. 

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