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post #91 of 2819

I ordered my StepDance a few days ago and its on it's way. Can anyone recommend a quality, regulated 15V U.S. power supply?

post #92 of 2819

Here is a 12V regulated power supply, but not sure how the common person will get the correct plug on it.  I replaced the plug on my regulated 12V power supply.  I have not seen a 15V regulated power supply; if anyone knows where you can buy one, please let us know.

 

Yes, the Stepdance does well with the LCD-2, but high current/high gain mode drains my 200 mAh battery quite fast (less than 4 hours?).  My battery charger and batteries will arrive mid next week...I will see which is the best of the 3 different types I am getting when I have time.

post #93 of 2819
Thread Starter 

12 volt regulated would work very well. That's going to be doubled on the rails to produce 24  volts of power. As i understand, it's actually safer to stay a little bit shy of 15 volts although "regulated" is meant to ensure that you never exceed that absolute maximum.

post #94 of 2819
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Originally Posted by nierika View Post

I ordered my StepDance a few days ago and its on it's way. Can anyone recommend a quality, regulated 15V U.S. power supply?



I'm wondering if something like the    VAC•1 Power Supply from Channel Island Audio would work.   http://www.ciaudio.com/
 

post #95 of 2819

How about this: http://www.mpja.com/prodinfo.asp?number=9600+PS

 

And a note on the sound...the Stepdance is exceptional with just about anything I have thrown at it and sounds awesome with my iPod.  Fantastic detail, dynamics, and bass impact/control.

post #96 of 2819
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I just splurged on a Classic so that I can listen to all of my music through the Stepdance. My new rig:

 

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post #97 of 2819

Check this one out http://www.amazon.com/Mastech-Regulated-Variable-Power-Supply/dp/B000E129EU

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360293935584&rvr_id=134341766970&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=d9fed95b12a0a06c1d9108a1ffe4e672&itemid=360293935584&ff4=263602_263622

 

Its cheaper than some fancy cables. A better amp power supply will make your amp sound better than an expensive cable.


Edited by wuwhere - 9/3/10 at 9:50pm
post #98 of 2819

cooperpwc ,  very nice rig

post #99 of 2819
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Thanks Woody! I still haven't heard it. There is some work in iTunes and synching to do. The Classic's line out is meant to be pretty good so I have high hopes.
post #100 of 2819

@cooperpwc: Is that the latest Classic (7th gen)?  Should be a nice match.

 

@wuwhere: why are you looking at 30V power supplies?  The one I linked to is 18V, much lower priced, and I think fine for the Stepdance.

post #101 of 2819
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Joe, I made sure that the box said manufactured in 2010. So I think that it should be the most current.
post #102 of 2819
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Joe, I made sure that the box said manufactured in 2010. So I think that it should be the most current.


Hey cooperpwc,

 

let us know how the line out of the classic compares to your iphone..

I'm sort of in the same situation, debating whether to get the classic or new touch...

160gb would be great as I have already filled up my 6th gen 80gb classic. but from what I have read here people are either strongly for or against the classic sound..

post #103 of 2819

My portable sources (line out) subjectively rank by sound quality based on my experience goes like this:

1) iMod w V-CAP dock

1a) DIY iPod w/film caps

 

2) S:flo2 (supposed to be better with the 2.3 firmware)

2a) iMod with standard dock

2b) Fuze via LOD with film cap dock

 

3) iPhone/iPod Classic/Touch

3a) Fuze via LOD with Aluminum electrolytic caps

 

4) Fuze/Clip HPO to amp

 

To me the difference is in the detail and space of the sound, which can be heard with better equipment, at least for me. 

 

If you want a large player and don't want to either spend a fortune (iMod) or DIY (my 240GB setup), your choices are the iPod Classic, an old Zune, or the 128GB Touch.  Of course, you can get something else like an Archos but per these forums the Archos lacks SQ.  Anything I missed or any other thoughts?

post #104 of 2819

Problems gone after inserting 9v battery . :)

 

Any IE8 users pairing this with Stepdance ? Do you guys use low / high gain for it ? Currently i'm using low gain . :)
 

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Originally Posted by x3dnd3x View Post

It's like 1 sec the mids are " in your face " type then another sec it goes back to original imaging . I just bought my Maha 9v battery . Currently it's charging , will try it out tml and hopefully the problem doesn't persist . 
 


 
post #105 of 2819
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

 

If you want a large player and don't want to either spend a fortune (iMod) or DIY (my 240GB setup), your choices are the iPod Classic, an old Zune, or the 128GB Touch.  Of course, you can get something else like an Archos but per these forums the Archos lacks SQ.  Anything I missed or any other thoughts?


with all my apple lossless files, I most likely will stick with an apple DAP. Also, using mac computers, I don't really have any complaints with itunes like some others here on the site. 

how I wish apple came out with a 128gb touch....

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