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post #541 of 555
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Yeah, I'll try that out. It must be the DAC drawing power from the USB too cos when I use the XM6 as just an amp it doesn't get hot at all.

Yes, that is my experience as well. It is drawing USB current even when used with its external power supply. Mine also stays cold when only used as an amp.

post #542 of 555
The DAC stage will draw power from the phone, only the apex glacier has the feature the be switched into a self powered DAC mode (that I know of) but it shouldn't be much of a current draw as anything over 96ma the s3 won't enumerate/recognise the device, my PCstep DAC stage draws power from the phone, my XM6 only gets slightly warm when driving the 300ohm hd650s so there's something odd going on. edit does get hot running it from the computer?
Edited by fuzzy1969 - 5/1/13 at 11:03pm
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post #545 of 555

Does anyone on this thread have experience with the XM6 and Leckerton either UHA 4 or 6? Those are the two I'm stuck between and I'd love to hear some input!

 

Thanks in advance!

post #546 of 555

Does anyone here tried it with the JH16 Pros?????

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Thread Starter 
Has anybody been able to contact James Forrest at Practical Devices recently? Cheers! -HK sends
post #548 of 555

Anyone know how to get ASIO mode to work with the XM6 in Foobar? Mines running the WM8741 DAC.

 

Also, anyone had the chance to compare the 3 DAC chip WM8740, WM8741 and WM8742?

post #549 of 555

While not specifically with the XM6, I remember reading somewhere buried in the forums that a few people actually preferred the 8742 over the "better" 8741. 

post #550 of 555

If anyone ever thinking of letting the XM6 go,i am very very interested to buy.

By the way,did anyone ever tried it with sensitive low impedance iems? I mean with the 75ohms button off,is there any hiss or background noise present?

post #551 of 555

There was one just up on the sale forums not too long ago. I think there were a lot of extras offered with it too.

post #552 of 555

I use mine with Triple-Fi 10ei's without the 75ohms engaged and there is no noise or hiss.  The same is true with my DT1350's and HD-700's bot of which are quite efficient.  Its a great portable DAC/Amp.

post #553 of 555
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

While not specifically with the XM6, I remember reading somewhere buried in the forums that a few people actually preferred the 8742 over the "better" 8741. 

Thanks for the info, I can always buy the WM8742 (Mouser $16.80) and solder it in. WM8740, WM8742 and WM8741 all share the same pin out. :)


Edited by Mach3 - 6/25/13 at 12:20am
post #554 of 555

After reading this review, i have a great interest in XM6 and it is definitely would be my first amp/dac.

As I am a beginner, can anyone tell me the difference between three DAC chips and also the addtitional options on AD8397 DoubleCat, AD8610 set of two and AD8065 set of two

post #555 of 555
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Originally Posted by Mark-sf View Post
 

I would also try a different USB cable. I found when using the short one delivered with my XM6 that it caused the unit to heat up to the level you are experiencing. After I changed cables, it only ever gets slightly warm.  

 

Mine also gets slightly warm when it is connected to the USB, even when the XM6 is switched off.

 

I guess that it means that some component inside the XM6 gets hot when receiving power from the USB cord, because I have it plugged to the computer USB for days (without using it) and it doesn't drawn the battery while it is warm for so long.


Edited by Pingfloid - 10/18/13 at 1:25am
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