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post #1081 of 1379

Some pictures comparing a HM-601 Slim with older generation HM-602:

 

 

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Cheers,

 

Peter


Edited by cardozo - 2/2/12 at 3:04am
post #1082 of 1379

Is available at Head-Direct site, the DAC remain the same a TDA1543.

post #1083 of 1379
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

Is available at Head-Direct site, the DAC remain the same a TDA1543.



The size decrease it a plus but in honesty it really doesn't look like much at all from the pics lol. The price decrease its a plus I must admit.

post #1084 of 1379

Indeed. Not sure why anyone would pay the $50 premium for an extra 8GB on onboard storage.  The price difference for such a small increment reminds me of the dot.com days when computer/laptop memory was insane.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 2/2/12 at 10:33am
post #1085 of 1379

For the price is a nice HiFi DAP, the NOS DAC is very old and very cheap, but is giving the old school sound that I like. I will look later, I have just received a D7 and allready ordered a LD MKIII. But I keep an eye on this DAP ...
 

post #1086 of 1379
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

Indeed. Not sure why anyone would pay the $50 premium for an extra 8GB on onboard storage.  The price difference for such a small increment reminds me of the dot.com days when computer/laptop memory was insane.



Must be miniature Solid state drives inside these devices ;).

post #1087 of 1379

 

To clarify:
 
1 - I did not notice any sound difference between the "old" HM-601 and the slim version;
 
2 - In practice, there is no difference in size between the two devices. The new one is a little bit thinner. And nothing else.
 
3 - The firmware in the slim version is 0.08.
post #1088 of 1379
Does it say Slim on it? Did the normal size one look different to the one in the picture? Reason I ask is that my 601 looks identical to the one in the picture
post #1089 of 1379

I'm really sorry for asking what I'm sure is a stupid question but I'm getting a bit of a mixed message on this so I want to make sure. The 601 does NOT play 24/96 files, correct? I mean, it plays them but by way of downsampling them to cd resolution? It doesn't actually playback them at 24 bit resolution? Is this correct?

post #1090 of 1379


 

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Originally Posted by petsy View Post

I'm really sorry for asking what I'm sure is a stupid question but I'm getting a bit of a mixed message on this so I want to make sure. The 601 does NOT play 24/96 files, correct? I mean, it plays them but by way of downsampling them to CD resolution? It doesn't actually playback them at 24 bit resolution? Is this correct?



No down-sample , it plays 24/96! from where did you get this idea?

post #1091 of 1379

 

Yes, you can read "slim" in the backplate of the newer device.
 
The only difference is the backplate itself. See the 3th and 4th picture.

 

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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Does it say Slim on it? Did the normal size one look different to the one in the picture? Reason I ask is that my 601 looks identical to the one in the picture


 

post #1092 of 1379
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No down-sample , it plays 24/96! from where did you get this idea?



Thanks. Post 391 (and others) was what made me unsure whether the 601 plays 24 bit files without any downsampling etc. Felt like I had to ask.

post #1093 of 1379
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Thanks. Post 391 (and others) was what made me unsure whether the 601 plays 24 bit files without any downsampling etc. Felt like I had to ask.



I thought it did downsample to 16/48 and not play native 24/96. That is at least what I've heard.

post #1094 of 1379

Yeah, me too, from some sources. That's why I wanted to really verify it. 

post #1095 of 1379

Replying to my own post here, sorry. But I got word from Fang himself today. The HM-601 does NOT play 24 bit files, it downsamples them to 16 bit. It does do 96KHz though so technically, if you feed it a 24/96 file it will play it back as 16/96. Case closed.

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