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post #31 of 751
This is amazing news. Very excited.
post #32 of 751
Thread Starter 

^^  The E7 is completely disabled when docked and its bass and volume controls are not active. It only acts as a DAC. The gain is excellent for high impedance cans such as my k701's and DT990/600 cans. The high gain works extremely well with this. Funny thing is that I don't really need to use it since the amp can power them just fine on either low or high settings.

 

And again, I have to say this once more, this is hands down the best amp I have used yet when paired to my K701's. Even better than my little dot MK IV (minus the warmth, of course). The K701's have been sitting on the bench for months up until FiiO sent me their sample. I'm loving it.

 

I may not have a detailed part 2 review out this week due to working late hours this week, but perhaps I can whip something out over the weekend. I'll keep you all posted.


Edited by mangamonster - 10/26/10 at 11:25am
post #33 of 751

From the looks of this, it only offers a 3.5mm line in? Am i correct to say that i will have to get a RCA to 3.5mm cable to connect this to the Audinst HUD mx1 RCA lineout? What really seals the deal is that it offers a LOD for ipod/iphones as well. I'll be very interested in this.

post #34 of 751

no you dont need a RCA to 3.5mm, E9 has RCA line out, so you need to feed conect the fiio from your source either using

1)3.5 line in, or

2)USB

And the lineout to your amp or etc via RCA out.

Have a look at the pictures.

http://www.fiio.com.cn/en/showproduct.asp?id=324


Edited by audionewbi - 10/27/10 at 1:27am
post #35 of 751

my planned dac/amp has a RCA lineout, so i would have to get a cable that allows RCA to 3.5 no?

post #36 of 751
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Originally Posted by darknessproz View Post

my planned dac/amp has a RCA lineout, so i would have to get a cable that allows RCA to 3.5 no?

 

Yes, all the input/out socket is a below:

 

Input :

 

1, 3.5mm line in socket :    connect to any analog audio input! if your source have only RCA output, you need a RCA-3.5mm cable!

 

2, USB-B socket:    connect to any audio device which have usd digital audio output!

 

3, DC-IN socket: connect to wall power adaptor!

 

Output:

 

From panel

 

1, 6.5mm headphone output socket: connect to big headphone , like hd600, akg k701/702, dt880/dt990 ....

 

2, 3.5mm earphone output socket: connect to IEM and other earphone, the output is smaller than the 6.5mm , because we put a 33ohm resistor between the 6.5mm socket and the 3.5mm socket! in case the high output damage the small earphone!

 

Back panel:

 

1, RCA output socket : the line out from E7 will be amplified by OPA2134 to standard 2V rms line out signal. the output level is constant!

 

2, 3.5mm output socket: the line out from E7 is send to the volume control and them amplified by another OPA2134, so the output level is adjustable, it is designed to connect to some pure amplifier which have not volume control, in this case, the E9 can work as a pre amplifer!

 


 

post #37 of 751

OMG, OMG, OMG, I MUST HAVE IT!

post #38 of 751


Mangamonster - anything you can do is greatly appreciated. I have pre-ordered one to go with my E7 but the wait is huge, well it seems like that smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by mangamonster View Post

^^  The E7 is completely disabled when docked and its bass and volume controls are not active. It only acts as a DAC. The gain is excellent for high impedance cans such as my k701's and DT990/600 cans. The high gain works extremely well with this. Funny thing is that I don't really need to use it since the amp can power them just fine on either low or high settings.

 

And again, I have to say this once more, this is hands down the best amp I have used yet when paired to my K701's. Even better than my little dot MK IV (minus the warmth, of course). The K701's have been sitting on the bench for months up until FiiO sent me their sample. I'm loving it.

 

I may not have a detailed part 2 review out this week due to working late hours this week, but perhaps I can whip something out over the weekend. I'll keep you all posted.

post #39 of 751
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Originally Posted by darknessproz View Post

my planned dac/amp has a RCA lineout, so i would have to get a cable that allows RCA to 3.5 no?

 

Connect E9 to difference sources:

If you want to conect the E9  to the Audinst HUD mx1 RCA lineout , so you can use Audinst, E9 support RCA line-out.

Input to E9:

However if you want to input to E9 from different source you can use the following options:

1)USB in, as E9 supports that, however I am not sure if USB in only works if you have E7, as I believe it is the job of E7 to do the dac work, E9 is only an amp.

2)3.5 mm jack, so basically the DAC work is done somewhere else, using this option the E9 works as a headphone amp only.


 

post #40 of 751
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post



 

Connect E9 to difference sources:

If you want to conect the E9  to the Audinst HUD mx1 RCA lineout , so you can use Audinst, E9 support RCA line-out.

Input to E9:

However if you want to input to E9 from different source you can use the following options:

1)USB in, as E9 supports that, however I am not sure if USB in only works if you have E7, as I believe it is the job of E7 to do the dac work, E9 is only an amp.

2)3.5 mm jack, so basically the DAC work is done somewhere else, using this option the E9 works as a headphone amp only.


 


Yes, only when you plug the E7,  the combo of E7+E9 can work as a desktop USB DAC+AMP!

 

BTW, you can use E9 as a pre amplifier too, I don't want to waste this function!

post #41 of 751

^wow even better smily_headphones1.gif

post #42 of 751

 

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Originally Posted by mangamonster View Post

^^  The E7 is completely disabled when docked and its bass and volume controls are not active. It only acts as a DAC. The gain is excellent for high impedance cans such as my k701's and DT990/600 cans. The high gain works extremely well with this. Funny thing is that I don't really need to use it since the amp can power them just fine on either low or high settings.


The K701 is not a high-impedance headphone, its impedance rating is only 62 ohms. They are quite inefficient however, and do benefit from high gain amps.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/377451/k701-impedance-amping-question


Edited by grokit - 10/27/10 at 2:27am
post #43 of 751

it is depend on the impedance and the sensitivity of headphone, low impedance need high current and hight impedance need high voltage! or is about power !

 

in fact, even some IEM will benefit from a amp because the amp can work in the best situation and have enough headroom for the music!

 

for example, if you are only drive in city, you don't need a 5L engine in most time, but it can help you in occasion that you want fast acceleration!

post #44 of 751

BTW, seems AKG 701 is a popular big cans in here!  cheer!

post #45 of 751

Do you have any other DACs you can plug in and try with the E9? After all, this'll be the first time we get to hear the E7's line out capability without also having to listen to the internal amp.

It'd be interesting if some of the more neutral sig was because of this.

 

Also, great unboxing. I'm subbed to your channel so I saw it some days ago, but I didn't find this thread 'till now.

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