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post #14041 of 19941

mytek is kinda hard/bright but a very revealing dac.

post #14042 of 19941

No Brightness or edginess with the W4S DAC-2. I am using the HD800's so it would be noticeable.

post #14043 of 19941
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No Brightness or edginess with the W4S DAC-2. I am using the HD800's so it would be noticeable.

good point but i still have no clue what i will decide on. hopefully someone at the london meet will have one of the 3. 

either way im sure any of them will be a big improvement over the arcam rdac that i have now. 

post #14044 of 19941
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

No Brightness or edginess with the W4S DAC-2. I am using the HD800's so it would be noticeable.

good point but i still have no clue what i will decide on. hopefully someone at the london meet will have one of the 3. 

either way im sure any of them will be a big improvement over the arcam rdac that i have now. 

No question about that...LOL!  Wish I could make the trip for that meet. Already have work scheduled....

post #14045 of 19941
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No question about that...LOL!  Wish I could make the trip for that meet. Already have work scheduled....

get someone to fill in for ya! wink.gif and we will drink it up in London town!! beerchug.gif

post #14046 of 19941

wink.gif No brightness or edginess from my shoe box either.

post #14047 of 19941
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wink.gif No brightness or edginess from my shoe box either.

but your shoe box is in storage!! wink_face.gif

post #14048 of 19941
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but your shoe box is in storage!! wink_face.gif

 

It definitely now has a low noise floor and black background. biggrin.gif

post #14049 of 19941
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It definitely now has a low noise floor and black background. biggrin.gif

all alone in the dark well at least it has glenn to talk to. regular_smile%20.gif

post #14050 of 19941

Ok, I've seen it enough to question this, what does the polarizing switch on the Joseph Grado's do? Like, I know it switches polarity, but what does that get you?

post #14051 of 19941
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Ok, I've seen it enough to question this, what does the polarizing switch on the Joseph Grado's do? Like, I know it switches polarity, but what does that get you?

 

I've been quietly wondering this myself redface.gif.

post #14052 of 19941

Some Mad Dog Lovebiggrin.gif

 

 

 

post #14053 of 19941
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Ok, I've seen it enough to question this, what does the polarizing switch on the Joseph Grado's do? Like, I know it switches polarity, but what does that get you?

The HP-1 is designed for use in studio where some recordings have reversed polarity and there is some benefit to be able to invert phase at playback.

Not much use for home audio hence a preference for the HP-2 by some. 


Edited by parbaked - 7/7/13 at 8:44am
post #14054 of 19941

Oh, thanks! (thanks for the explanation, not like I really understand that thouhg...) I never knew the HP1 was made for studio use.

post #14055 of 19941
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Oh, thanks! (thanks for the explanation, not like I really understand that thouhg...) I never knew the HP1 was made for studio use.


Sometimes the absolute positive and negative are reversed on a recording and the switch allows you to correct that at the headphone.

 

There was a typo in the original explanation that may have confused you it says "reserved" instead of reversed.  Hope that helps..

 

It's like if you hooked up your speakers wrong in your home stereo, + to - instead of + to + and you did it on both speakers .That's "absolute phase" instead of just one speaker being out of phase that is just refereed to as "out of phase"  It's usually done at a place further up the chain than the speakers, it's just the easiest way to explain it.


Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/7/13 at 8:33am
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