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post #7246 of 18813

I just had a little inventory check this afternoon..I did not put everything to the test but this pretty much sums it up :) 

 

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post #7247 of 18813

Here's the portable setup: iPod 5G 60gb (survived 2 deployments!), Leckerton Audio UHA-3 amp, modded Grado SR80's, and WhipLash Elite Reference LOD. I'm loving the Grado's but will hopefully get them sent off to Headphile next month for their wood cups and c-pads.

I ended up having to use an "L" adapter to fit both the input and headphones plugs. Both plugs were just too large for this tiny little amp. Its a temporary fix till I can figure out how to fit them both without having to use a silly adapter.

 

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post #7248 of 18813
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Originally Posted by Arvan View Post

I just had a little inventory check this afternoon..I did not put everything to the test but this pretty much sums it up :) 

 

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No open cans for you, eh?

 

Kojaku

post #7249 of 18813
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No open cans for you, eh?

 

Kojaku

I had the exact same thoughts! But isn't his AKG open?

post #7250 of 18813

They're semi open

post #7251 of 18813
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I would have ordered one if they had kept the firewire interface from the original Duet, as I didn't want to have my digital music coming in from HDD and going out to DAC with the same bus (USB). But they changed the Duet2 to USB, because I guess it's still a Windows world after all.
But no worries, now my music library is on my Drobo, cruising in via firewire 800 gs1000.gif

That is a sweet-looking little laptop setup though HiFiGuy528, congrats!
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windows utilizes firewire/IEEE just as well as mac. it depends all on your motherboard or laptop that supports a IEEE/firewire connector. lot of motherboards nowadays i believe uses a texas instrument chip for IEEE but of course you can always change it to legacy to have bit more control if you need to on certain software or if you're not lucky enough to have a texas instrument host controller.

if you want something like the duet, try echo. echo uses the same texas instrument converters as apogee and RME uses. has good software support as well.

 

It sure does, I had a Vaio laptop with a mini-IEEE interface built in. So the Duet2 isn't OS-limited?

post #7252 of 18813
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It sure does, I had a Vaio laptop with a mini-IEEE interface built in. So the Duet2 isn't OS-limited?

It still is limited to Mac. I believe the constraints are on the software side. The Duet was designed for apple computers.
post #7253 of 18813

Yup.

 

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It still is limited to Mac. I believe the constraints are on the software side. The Duet was designed for apple computers.
post #7254 of 18813
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It sure does, I had a Vaio laptop with a mini-IEEE interface built in. So the Duet2 isn't OS-limited?

I own the Duet2 and Babyface, and have owned an Echo Audiofire. May have the same converters, but they certainly differ quite a bit on SQ. The Duet2 has more output but sounds a little rough compared to the RME. A harder edge even though i consider the RME more transparent. The Echo isn't in the same league, IMO.

 

I've had kernel panics on a top-spec MacPro with the Duet2. TotalMix on the RME is rock-solid and it's dual-platform. The hardware EQ on the RME is fantastic. I've not found the need to go beyond the factory EQ presets, however.

 

I bought one recently for my sis on her birthday and found it for ~$600 shipped at juno.co.uk. Literally received it overnight from the UK to NorCal. Can't beat their price. 

 

I own three of the RMEs. One in my home office, wife has one and one at work. I also record work-related morning "podcast" on the RME and some of my coworkers noticed the improvement when I switched from the Apogee to the RME. Not bashing the Apogee as I do use it quote a bit with my less sensitive phones and it also makes a great DAC.

 

Can't go wrong with either.

post #7255 of 18813
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I also run LCD-2's off this rig, but will soon be selling them in favor of the customs.

 

 

this is my end all rig.. i've tried everything else i could want to try, and this sounds the best to me.

most of the time i favor the customs (westone es-5's), and clip zip, and thats it.

 

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what all other amps and dacs have you tried? I am very interested in the O2+objective and thinking about buying just to try and get it over with

post #7256 of 18813
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I've had kernel panics on a top-spec MacPro with the Duet2.

Just out of curiosity has anybody else experienced kernel panics with the Duet2?

post #7257 of 18813

Not for now i´m afraid..I live in a 2 room flat with my girlfriend and the TV and my computer is in the same room..Sometimes we both use cans ( very social eh ) But often i´m the one cranking the music so that´s why i don´t have any open cans..Next purchase will be! Maybe Grados gs1000.gif

post #7258 of 18813
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Originally Posted by Audiophile03 View Post

Here's the portable setup: iPod 5G 60gb (survived 2 deployments!), Leckerton Audio UHA-3 amp, modded Grado SR80's, and WhipLash Elite Reference LOD. I'm loving the Grado's but will hopefully get them sent off to Headphile next month for their wood cups and c-pads.

I ended up having to use an "L" adapter to fit both the input and headphones plugs. Both plugs were just too large for this tiny little amp. Its a temporary fix till I can figure out how to fit them both without having to use a silly adapter.

 

 

Phones.jpg

LOD cable is the most expensive component in the rig! tongue_smile.gifbiggrin.gif

post #7259 of 18813
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Not for now i´m afraid..I live in a 2 room flat with my girlfriend and the TV and my computer is in the same room..Sometimes we both use cans ( very social eh ) But often i´m the one cranking the music so that´s why i don´t have any open cans..Next purchase will be! Maybe Grados gs1000.gif

 

A head-fi'er has a girlfriend?

 

Not sure if srs...

post #7260 of 18813
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Not for now i´m afraid..I live in a 2 room flat with my girlfriend and the TV and my computer


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A head-fi'er has a girlfriend?

Not sure if srs...

Guess what the "girlfriend" is tongue.gif
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