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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

 

I know this is an extremely old post, but just was reading around. I wish I would have read this sooner, but, I think I still needed to audition this for myself, lol. Now I have to sell it. Those are basically my thoughts on it as well. I have the RX-A710. I'm only missing out on a few DSP modes, which wouldn't have even helped with gaming. I emailed them. It was a bunch of Hall DSP's basically.

 

If you really want to audition them then you really just need to try a DH device like a mixamp or tb dss. What you'll get out of the receiver will be better tone controls, absolutely dark noise floor and more power then out of just a mixamp or dss. I recommend the H&K avr-254 or if you have more money to spend then get a Marantz (their lower end receivers don't have DH iirc). I do have a couple issues with the 254 so I have to see if there's a firmware update for it.

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calpis. My problem is that I already have a headphone amp. I wonder if it's safe to hook up an amp to a receiver's hpo. Lol.

In fact, I WANT a receiver now. I'll sell my 5.8 to help fund for one. No reason to have a Mixamp after that. I have the SLYR's mixer for voice chat.

Which one do you have?
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 4:34pm
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calpis. My problem is that I already have a headphone amp. I wonder if it's safe to hook up an amp to a receiver's hpo. Lol.

In fact, I WANT a receiver now. I'll sell my 5.8 to help fund for one. No reason to have a Mixamp after that. I have the SLYR's mixer for voice chat.

Which one do you have?

The SR5001/2 is awesome mle. The slyr's mixer adds some wierd noise, I got a Sennheiser x320 on ebay, modded it, and I use it to mix the audio.

-Erik
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I don't have a problemn with the SLYR's mixer. And I chat almost never anyways, lol. Literally, maybe once a year. XD

Even using the SLYR, I had chat turned off. I just want DH with a black background.

Anyone interested in the 5.8 with rechargeable battery pack, and PS3 usb chat? $150 total. Trust me, that's a fair price, considering it's rare as hell now.

BTW, those with Q701s...
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65th ANNIE PADS SOON IN STOCK, VERY REASONABLY PRICED!!

Considering that the driver units are the exact same part number on both 702 versions, I'm hoping the pads make a nice improvement to my broken-in 702s!

I have Frank's permission to let you know that you can order pads thru AKG Pro's service dept; he'll be stocking up.
Shipping is Free. Here are his instructions, and his contact info at bottom:

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Might be worth getting the pads, though not sure if it will turn them into Annies without the comfortable headband.

Also, put my 5.8 up for sale.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 5:34pm
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I don't have a problemn with the SLYR's mixer. And I chat almost never anyways, lol. Literally, maybe once a year. XD

Even using the SLYR, I had chat turned off. I just want DH with a black background.

Anyone interested in the 5.8 with rechargeable battery pack, and PS3 usb chat? $150 total. Trust me, that's a fair price, considering it's rare as hell now.

BTW, those with Q701s...
Might be worth getting the pads, though not sure if it will turn them into Annies without the comfortable headband.

 

When I used the SLYR's mixer I noticed some strange background noises while dead silent. Also, I would strongly suggest getting a Marantz opposed to HK. I had a 247 with the common HDMI issue (that is how I ended up with the 3600, but it had Harman Headphone and not Dolby Headphone), and from the research I have done it appeared to still be a common issue with the newer 254. Plus IMO D&M Holdings > Harman.

 

-Erik

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Unless the Marantz has DH, I'm not interested. That and it can't be too expensive. I see the HK 354 for $300, which is my limit. Even if the HDMI doesn't work proper, I'd still use the optical inputs. I just want a silent background for DH.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 5:45pm
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Shoot, What was the order I had for the HE-400 again?
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Unless the Marantz has DH, I'm not interested. That and it can't be too expensive. I see the HK 354 for $300, which is my limit. Even if the HDMI doesn't work proper, I'd still use the optical inputs. I just want a silent background for DH.

 

You really think I would reply recommending you get the SR5001/2 if it didn't have DH? Come on now, lol... Plus, D&M typically uses better DAC's and their power supplies are MUCH stronger than the competitions.

 

-Erik

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SoAmusing, I have the perfect link for you to test how much you can hear the difference of different compression bitrates, or at least get a general idea. Please check out my new thread next week, I'll post the link to the test on Monday and I would appreciate your testing it out and adding some thoughts.

I prefer my Recon3D's surround processing over SC for just the same reason as you, the reverb feels too unnatural. I was pleased THX TruStudio Pro did surround for me without extra reverb.


Mad, Nameless, Chico, everyone,
I've finally made the beginnings of my guide! I had to take first and second post quickly so that it'll follow the format I'm intending, so it's unfinished right now, but check it out sometime! I'll flesh out the wording, but maybe not tonight as my girlfriend wants me to come over.

Link to the "Wish I knew then what I know now" journal/guide:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/646786/evshrugs-if-i-knew-then-what-i-know-now-discussion-journal
Edited by Evshrug - 1/17/13 at 5:59pm
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Shoot, What was the order I had for the HE-400 again?

Lol, you should probably keep the list to PMs, but I was 2nd to last before Calpis. Pittsburgh to Cali, yo.
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

You really think I would reply recommending you get the SR5001/2 if it didn't have DH? Come on now, lol... Plus, D&M typically uses better DAC's and their power supplies are MUCH stronger than the competitions.

-Erik

Ooh, $200 for the SR5001. Hmm... if it is indeed DH, I'll go for it.
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Unless the Marantz has DH, I'm not interested. That and it can't be too expensive. I see the HK 354 for $300, which is my limit. Even if the HDMI doesn't work proper, I'd still use the optical inputs. I just want a silent background for DH.

 

If you don't care about HDMI, I would suggest getting an even older receiver with DH. You should be able to find one under $100 easily.

 

-Erik

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Well, I'd prefer HDMI, but if it's faulty, I'd go with optical.

As soon as I sell the 5.8, I'll get the Marantz. Don't see the SR5002 though...

Okay...
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Nameless sends to Chico, Chico sends to Evs, and Evs sends to Calpis

I'll pack it up as soon as I get home and send it out.
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Ooh, $200 for the SR5001. Hmm... if it is indeed DH, I'll go for it.

 

Don't spend that much. I picked up a NIB SR5002 off craigslist for $160 about a month ago (guy purchased 2 of them 4 years ago and only used 1). On ebay I've seen a couple go under $150. Go here to see all the ones on ebay, and here you can see how cheap some have gone in the past. You can also look at the SR400x series, they might not have as many HDMI inputs though.

 

-Erik


Edited by burritoboy9984 - 1/17/13 at 6:03pm
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I'd prefer to pay off Amazon due to my store card. If I sell my 5.8 fast enough, I'll check ebay.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 6:11pm
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