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Figured I'd drop in and give everyone a heads up that I'm selling my Mixamp Pro 2013.  Priced it to move and would love to send it to a Head-Fi'er - especially someone on the MLE thread.  Link attached below:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679579/mixamp-pro-2013

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Thread Starter 
I personally don't recommend those Sound Blaster cards due to that SBX surround which to me sounds utterly inferior to DH and THX Tru Studio. But hey, to each their own.
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Originally Posted by Mitchb2020 View Post

Well im new to this stuff
What are the main differences between the dx and blaster z

Which does what better
Which has better what
If someone could tell me that please smily_headphones1.gif
We just did. Like MLE said, Dolby Headphone is the surround sound on the DX. Many prefer it to SBX surround on the Z. However, the Z is a newer card, has better software that's more stable, better DSP, e.g. EQ, dynamic range expansion etc., does not require an annoying cable to be attached to it, and has much lower output impedance. But if you are mainly gaming, the DX still might be preferred due to Dolby Headphone.
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For those looking for a near perfect amp to pair with their AKG x7xx there is a sale in the month of October at Matrix USA. They will have the original M-Stage on sale for $234 and the USB version for $261. It is great to now have an office in the US so we in the states can avoid long turnarounds in case of any problems. I, personally, am kind of curious about the Matrix Mini Amp/DAC but it is too expensive for me. I'd rather wait on the E18 to release.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/475618/matrix-m-stage-amp-review-simple-cheap-and-excellent/4275#post_9761691

 

http://www.matrix-digi.com/en/Partners/find.html

 

Anyway, I hope their business here thrives so they can justify keeping it open. Last time I called them the guy answered with a plain old "hello" rather than introducing the company. He mentioned that they rarely get any calls concerning Matrix. That was about six months ago when they first opened, though.


Edited by Change is Good - 8/31/13 at 11:15pm
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I think he mentioned that Black Ops has a terrible audio somewhere I can't remember. He plays on consoles too

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or guys would i be better of saving more for the Stx ?
what would you suggest as alternatives at that price point
 

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Originally Posted by oledktvs View Post

I think he mentioned that Black Ops has a terrible audio somewhere I can't remember. He plays on consoles too
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That was like 3 years ago, lol. I play some games on pc. In fact, ive been mostly playing on pc lately. Currently on Bioshock Infinite.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/31/13 at 11:43pm
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Stx??
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Thread Starter 
It has a high output impedance, so it may affect sensitive headphones like the X1 slightly. I haven't heard it from an amp like that so I can't say. I personally prefer just using a cheap Xonar u3 with an optical dac and amp. U3 - optical out - E17. You get Dolby Headphone, and the better dac and amp of the E17.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It has a high output impedance, so it may affect sensitive headphones like the X1 slightly. I haven't heard it from an amp like that so I can't say. I personally prefer just using a cheap Xonar u3 with an optical dac and amp. U3 - optical out - E17. You get Dolby Headphone, and the better dac and amp of the E17.

Ill just go with the dx
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Thread Starter 
The DX may just have the ability to do Dolby headphone through the optical out, so you can always use real dac and amp with it later on.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The DX may just have the ability to do Dolby headphone through the optical out, so you can always use real dac and amp with it later on.
Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
In the meantime how will the x1s handle realtek alc898
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I dunno, I don't ever use onboard with it, but the X1 is pretty easy to drive and I'm sure will sound great regardless.
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All right, MLE, the big question:

 

Are you ready to review another electrostatic setup? Trust me on this, the Lambdas don't necessarily sound identical despite having the same frame, and it's hard for me to find impressions of the vintage Lambdas vs. the modern "numerical" ones.

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I dunno man, that shipping cost. :/

I do want to though.

Hey Evs, when you get them... try to see if the AD700 pads will fit. The MA900 has a very large diameter, and the AD700 pads may slip over...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/1/13 at 1:02am
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