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on my sofa in living room

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What speakers are those? 


They are Cakewalk MA-15D. An awesome and great looking set of desktop monitors imho.

post #17238 of 18741
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post

Got a new CD in and decided to indulge my secret love for speaker isolation cones:

 

Spikes are for coupling, not isolation.
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post

Got a new CD in and decided to indulge my secret love for speaker isolation cones:

 

Spikes are for coupling, not isolation.

Shows how much I know about speaker-fi. I saw them in search keyword groupings as isolation feet/cones. I just got them for looks honestly.

Kojaku
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@ AHorseNamedJeff

I would be scared to put such a heavy/big headphone on another DAC/Amp. What if it broke one day ,and just destroyed that equipment.
sorry, what are you referring to?
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Originally Posted by omigawsh_lollercoaster View Post
 

 

What speakers are those? 


They are Cakewalk MA-15D. An awesome and great looking set of desktop monitors imho.

 

:beerchug:

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on my sofa in living room

Really nice! 

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Bad photo here :(

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I threw an HRT iStreamer into the chain.

Really nice piece of kit...clever design...good DAC

 

AppleMark

 

The extra output voltage over the iPad LOD really helps as the single gain amps rely on that voltage.

 

iPad > iStreamer > 6CL6 Spud Amp > HD600 ... this is good!

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I threw an HRT iStreamer into the chain.

Really nice piece of kit...clever design...good DAC

 

AppleMark

 

The extra output voltage over the iPad LOD really helps as the single gain amps rely on that voltage.

 

iPad > iStreamer > 6CL6 Spud Amp > HD600 ... this is good!

 

Wait, are you using a LOD or a digital line-out? Also, that's really pretty amp. 

 

Kojaku

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Wait, are you using a LOD or a digital line-out? Also, that's really pretty amp. 

 

Kojaku

I was using a LOD before ie. taking the analog line out from the iPad.

This had low output voltage and I had a little RFI noise.

 

 

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AppleMark

Now I am mining just the digital signal from the iPod using the HRT iStreamer which is a iDevice specific transport and DAC. 

 

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AppleMark

 

 

This amp really likes at least 2.0 v RMS which the iStreamer delivers, but the iPad LOD does not.

Also all RFI interference is gone...highly recommended.

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I was using a LOD before ie. taking the analog line out from the iPad.

This had low output voltage and I had a little RFI noise.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark

Now I am mining just the digital signal from the iPod using the HRT iStreamer which is a iDevice specific transport and DAC. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark

 

 

This amp really likes at least 2.0 v RMS which the iStreamer delivers, but the iPad LOD does not.

Also all RFI interference is gone...highly recommended.

 

Oh ok, I misunderstood. I was confused as to why you'd need an iStreamer if you would just be using a LOD anyway. I wasn't even sure the iStreamer has analog in/out.

 

Kojaku

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Curious... whats the advantage in using: iPad > LOD > HRT > Amp ?  Versus: iPad TOSLINK Optical > Some other DAC with optilcal input > Amp ?

 

You mention EMI/FRI noise from the LOD, doesn't optical over fiber completely alleviate this?

 

Thanks, thats a great setup, love the less-is more simplicity.


Edited by kramer5150 - 2/22/14 at 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I threw an HRT iStreamer into the chain.

Really nice piece of kit...clever design...good DAC

 

 

AppleMark

 

The extra output voltage over the iPad LOD really helps as the single gain amps rely on that voltage.

 

iPad > iStreamer > 6CL6 Spud Amp > HD600 ... this is good!

Wow this is a nice simple setup with your iPad, I like it a lot!


Edited by CJs06 - 2/22/14 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
 

Curious... whats the advantage in using: iPad > LOD > HRT > Amp ?  Versus: iPad TOSLINK Optical > Some other DAC with optilcal input > Amp ?

 

You mention EMI/FRI noise from the LOD, doesn't optical over fiber completely alleviate this?

 

Thanks, thats a great setup, love the less-is more simplicity.

This is iPad > HRT > Amp...there's no LOD anymore, just the 30 pin HRT cable. You can't use an LOD to connect the iStreamer.

The EMI/FRI noise came from LOD I was using before I think because of the wi-fi in the iPad - an iPod had no EMI/FRI noise through same LOD.

I thought the HRT was the most simple setup compared to iPad > transport > DAC > amp.

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