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post #226 of 1243

Further to songforyou's post, I've exchanged emails with Michael Goodman who advised that CEntrance isn't planning to release a DAC-only version of the DACmini. However, they will be releasing a DAC-only version of the DACport later this summer.

post #227 of 1243

Yes, that's exactly what they indicated to me...a DAC only version of the DACport (not the mini).  Hopefully it will be priced competitively with the HRT streamers.  Looking forward to it!


Edited by songforyou - 5/8/11 at 11:50am
post #228 of 1243

Does anyone know the size plug the power input will take?  5.5/2.5?

post #229 of 1243

Hi everyone,
I bought one of these yesterday, i could not find where to configure its options though so I sent them my requests for that by email.
I am debating now though wether or not to buy a conversion box so that I get truely balanced output out from it to feed to my pereamp or to just buy an rca to xlr cable instead.
Oh does anyone know if this thing has a voltage switch or if it switches automatically?
Thanks
Greetings, Anouk,

post #230 of 1243

Anouk,

 

You use windows sound to configure it and choose USB/SPIF etc.

 

Also the Power pack supplied is auto switching, 100 - 240v. You wont get balanced output from the RCA to XLR cables you buy.

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Originally Posted by Anouk View Post

Hi everyone,
I bought one of these yesterday, i could not find where to configure its options though so I sent them my requests for that by email.
I am debating now though wether or not to buy a conversion box so that I get truely balanced output out from it to feed to my pereamp or to just buy an rca to xlr cable instead.
Oh does anyone know if this thing has a voltage switch or if it switches automatically?
Thanks
Greetings, Anouk,



 

post #231 of 1243

Hi, I was referring to options like the ohm at the headphone output and fixed or variable outputs. About balanded output, ok then I will have to look into a converter box from rca to xlr. Greetings, Anouk,

post #232 of 1243

Emailing them is the only way for now. I think there isn't a webpage for choosing the mods, yet.
 

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Originally Posted by Anouk View Post

Hi, I was referring to options like the ohm at the headphone output and fixed or variable outputs. About balanded output, ok then I will have to look into a converter box from rca to xlr. Greetings, Anouk,



 


Edited by pekingduck - 5/9/11 at 11:58pm
post #233 of 1243

Yeah Pecking is correct, you can only get these options at checkout if you note it down. Or email them before hand.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anouk View Post

Hi, I was referring to options like the ohm at the headphone output and fixed or variable outputs. About balanded output, ok then I will have to look into a converter box from rca to xlr. Greetings, Anouk,



 

post #234 of 1243

Hi, well I did not know that before ordering and I could not find any edit field to write my comments. I hope it will be allright but I was in contact with jay bbefore so I guess it iwll be. looking forward to having the unit in my hands. Greetings, Anouk,

post #235 of 1243

Hi again,

 

As always please send me a PM with any and all questions. Due to the increased amount of work we will need to start charging for all mods (all pricing is updated in our store) but if you contact me here I may be able to still get them added without a charge.

 

-Jay

post #236 of 1243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anouk View Post

Hi, I was referring to options like the ohm at the headphone output and fixed or variable outputs. About balanded output, ok then I will have to look into a converter box from rca to xlr. Greetings, Anouk,


Look for a Jensens Transformers ISOmax box, to convert the SE outputs to balanced via transformers.
post #237 of 1243

Does anyone know the D/A chip in this?  Or how it compares to the recent spate of Sabre D/As like the Peachtree Decco2,  EE Minimax, Wyred4Sound D1, or even something older like the Benchmark DAC1? 


Edited by AVU - 5/13/11 at 2:40pm
post #238 of 1243

I have read that its an AKM chip.

post #239 of 1243

I am deciding between the Headroom Ultra desktop Amp and Centrance for my HD800.  I am currently using Ipod classic > SOLO > Shure Volume in line control > HD800... loving the sound so far. How does this 2 compare.. I am into Vocal Jazz, Newage & Lush music (mostly female vocalist with electronic influence). Should I also go for gain 8 or 10 if used exclusively with HD800? I also wish to get some bass for my HD800 - Thanks in advance for the advice.

 

 

post #240 of 1243

Gain of 8 is good enough. Normal listening level for me with the HD800 is around 9 to 11 o'clock. 12'o clock is already quite loud and beyond that it's deafening.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

I am deciding between the Headroom Ultra desktop Amp and Centrance for my HD800.  I am currently using Ipod classic > SOLO > Shure Volume in line control > HD800... loving the sound so far. How does this 2 compare.. I am into Vocal Jazz, Newage & Lush music (mostly female vocalist with electronic influence). Should I also go for gain 8 or 10 if used exclusively with HD800? I also wish to get some bass for my HD800 - Thanks in advance for the advice.

 

 



 

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