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post #811 of 1142

Thanks for the information

I'm gonna get he-500 and dacmini soon as possible

post #812 of 1142
I just got my HE500s and will be getting a dacmini shortly
post #813 of 1142

Hey Tama and Redchoco,

 

Thanks for your interest in DACmini. Let me know if you have any more questions about it.

 

Also, you may want to take a look into our Audiophile Desktop System for the complete package. It is now more affordable than ever.

http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2012/10/26/centrance-offers-economic-stimulus-package/

 

-Kenny

post #814 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post

Hey Tama and Redchoco,

 

Thanks for your interest in DACmini. Let me know if you have any more questions about it.

 

Also, you may want to take a look into our Audiophile Desktop System for the complete package. It is now more affordable than ever.

http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2012/10/26/centrance-offers-economic-stimulus-package/

 

-Kenny

 

My Dacmini with the 1-Ohm mod is wonderful with my IEMs and LCD2s.

 

Wow! That's a great deal and very tempting on the Audiophile Desktop System. Looks like you basically get the speakers, cables, and Pelican case for free if you buy the System. If I didn't already have a B&W Zeppelin, I'd buy this Desktop System today.

 

I just looked over the HiFi M8 portable DAC/Amp. Where do I sign up? I definitely want one of those. 

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Send an e-mail to HiFi-M8@centrance.com for pre-order information.

post #816 of 1142

I recently purchased an Audiophile Desktop System (unfortunately this was before they decided to drop the price 500$), and have noticed something strange that maybe someone here can help with.

 

On my Mac's audio settings for the DACmini, it allows me to choose the sample rate (44.1, 96).   But the bit depth is set to 24 bit and can't be changed to 16 bit.  I'm worried that my computer is having to resample all my 44.1/16 audio to 44.1/24 before sending to the DAC.

 

If i use an optical cable (my Mac's Built-In Output in audio settings) this is not the case, I am able to successfully set the output to 44.1kHz/16-bit.

 

I can't find any online discussions of this.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

David


Edited by dparker83 - 10/28/12 at 8:14am
post #817 of 1142
No need to worry. What happens within a PC is this: When going over to the DAC, audio data normally travels in 24-bit containers. This means that a 16-bit sample is "padded" by zeros (they add nothing and subtract nothing from the audio) and "stuffed" inside a 24-bit "holder", or container. Modern computers find it easier to operate with 24-bit containers. On arrival at the DAC, the zeros are discarded and the full 16-bit sample is used. The change happens when the audio. Is sampled at 32-bit (still a very rare occasion). In this case the system is reconfigured to use 32-bit containers. So, there would be a difference in how 24-and 32-bit data is handled, but there is typically no difference in how the 16- and 24-bit data is handled. All is to say that you have nothing to worry about -- the most crucial part of the equation is the D/A converter, followed by speaker design and then the amp technology. All three are top notch kit in that system. Enjoy the mastering quality sound of your Audiophile Desktop System! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Edited by mgoodman - 10/28/12 at 5:02pm
post #818 of 1142

Thanks Michael!  I am extremely pleased with this system.  Outstanding sonics.  Easily as enjoyable as my 6500$ living room system..and with a pregnant wife you can bet I'll be spending more time in my office enjoying it.  :-)

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Thanks Michael!  I am extremely pleased with this system.  Outstanding sonics.  Easily as enjoyable as my 6500$ living room system..and with a pregnant wife you can bet I'll be spending more time in my office enjoying it.  :-)

 

That's so sweet that you want to be in the office with her all the time. 

post #820 of 1142

Baby sleeping...bye bye to subwoofer.  :-)

post #821 of 1142

Which is better dac/amp for HE-500? HiFi M8 or DACmini?

My musical taste is most of all genre especially pop(vocal), jazz fusion, and classic

post #822 of 1142

Do you want portable listening or just desktop listening?  

post #823 of 1142
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Do you want portable listening or just desktop listening?  

 

If I remember correctly, the Dacmini CX outputs 1.5 watts per channel which is the same as the M8. The M8 has rechargeable batteries for on the go listening whereas the Dacmini is desktop, only. The Dacmini CX has more connection options than the M8. Michael or Kenny, correct me if I'm wrong.

 

If CEntrance offerred the M8 with wifi connectivity, how sweet would that be?!

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Do you want portable listening or just desktop listening?  

 

Amp for desktop. Especially for HE-500.

I have many portable headphones but, I think they are good enough without amp.


Edited by redchoco - 10/29/12 at 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by dparker83 View Post

Thanks Michael!  I am extremely pleased with this system.  Outstanding sonics.  Easily as enjoyable as my 6500$ living room system..and with a pregnant wife you can bet I'll be spending more time in my office enjoying it.  :-)

That is great! I'm glad you are enjoying the system!

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