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Very nice lil dac

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Finally cleaned my desk, so I figured I might as well take some pictures:

 

Obligatory tube glow:

 

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Originally Posted by DT770owner View Post
 

Just receive this today!!!

 

Is that the new "The Island" from Alo Audio? How is it? Do you mind sharing?

post #15589 of 18744
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Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post
 

The foam damping I have but haven't installed yet, I've got to pull the whole thing apart because we're shifting states soon, so I'll get that done then.

 

The crossover... what needs changing on it? I haven't looked at it much yet, and it is only for very quiet listening at the moment, but that will change. 

Let's just say there is no real "crossover" inside besides a few bypassed caps and shenanigans to cut off a few frequencies before roll-off. One reason why they are cheap. I had help from a friend make the crossover for mine, bit beyond my basic knowledge on zobels network.

post #15590 of 18744

First of all IT look sick and its tiny dont waste too much space. Open it plug in the usb and install the driver from the CD that is included in the box simple as that. 1 of the pro is there is 2 holes 1 for balanced headphone and the other one 3.5. And the volume knob is amazing smooth.

After 1 hour of use its getting warm. I guess that a good sign than talk about it have 3 gain stages low medium high.

 

With my HE500 low gain about 70 to 75% volume will be enough, at midium gain about 55 to 60% and high gain can be about 35 to 40%.

 

The down side is my HE500 too heavy sometimes :) make me fall asleep while listening just a like a ear pillow :P

 

I give this 9/10.

 

16bit to 24bit 192kHz thru USB

 

 


Edited by DT770owner - 11/1/13 at 2:05am
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Originally Posted by Don Lehrer View Post
 

 

Is that the new "The Island" from Alo Audio? How is it? Do you mind sharing?

First of all IT look sick and its tiny dont waste too much space. Open it plug in the usb and install the driver from the CD that is included in the box simple as that. 1 of the pro is there is 2 holes 1 for balanced headphone and the other one 3.5. And the volume knob is amazing smooth.

After 1 hour of use its getting warm. I guess that a good sign than talk about it have 3 gain stages low medium high.

 

With my HE500 low gain about 70 to 75% volume will be enough, at midium gain about 55 to 60% and high gain can be about 35 to 40%.

 

The down side is my HE500 too heavy sometimes :) make me fall asleep while listening just a like a ear pillow :P

 

I give this 9/10.

 

16bit to 24bit 192kHz thru USB

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Real nice "altar".

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Real nice "altar".
agreed. Absolutely beautiful.
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Trying to figure out how to delete this post...


Edited by LNCPapa - 11/1/13 at 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

I never tire of seeing your rig. :beerchug:

Your too kind and most welcome to stop by for a beer and a listen when you are up in SF.

post #15596 of 18744
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Originally Posted by captslow View Post
 

 

Is that an sa-9100 I spy? I had one of those a few years back!

It's a 7100  smaller but very similar except for the power and tone controls.

I am amazed at how good this amp is with speakers or headphones.

Dead quiet, excellent phono section, detailed and runs cool for hours...

I also appreciate the etched faceplate and build quality.

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@MT: What happened to your Harbeths?

 

Also what speakers are those?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

@MT: What happened to your Harbeths?

 

Also what speakers are those?

Not to answer for MT but the Harbeth's and the little Leben are not an ideal match, though both are great.

More juice is required to get dynamic, especially at low volumes...

I can't think of any of the BBC based British monitors that excel with subtle amps.

Think Aston Martins and big engines.


Edited by parbaked - 11/1/13 at 6:17pm
post #15599 of 18744

Yeah I figured something similar, MT wanted an amp capable of driving speakers and headphones, those Harbeths look like they benefit more from a push pull mono block setup.

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LL

 

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