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We want to know what's in those little packages..put us all out of our misery!

Ditto... TELL US!! :p

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There are only 2 mystery items. One being the optical DAC (probably a Modi) and the other being a mystery headphone for review (probably the K612 Pro). Everything else was stuff he was getting back. That is unless I completely misread his post before. 


Edited by Murder Mike - 5/2/14 at 1:15pm
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We want to know what's in those little packages..put us all out of our misery!

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I haven't even been able to open the boxes yet, just got 'em safely inside. Wouldn't want to say one thing, open the boxes and find out I was wrong :P
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There are only 2 mystery items. One being the optical DAC (probably a Modi) and the other being a mystery headphone for review (probably the K612 Pro). Everything else was stuff he was getting back. 

 

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I haven't even been able to open the boxes yet, just got 'em safely inside. Wouldn't want to say one thing, open the boxes and find out I was wrong :P

I just wanna find out what DAC you got and how it works with the Omni. I'm holding off my Schiit purchase until I find out! No pressure! :D

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I heard he's beta testing the Ragnarok and Yggdrassil.

 

 

:popcorn:

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I haven't even been able to open the boxes yet, just got 'em safely inside. Wouldn't want to say one thing, open the boxes and find out I was wrong :P


Do a unboxing video!

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Tubes aren't inherently warm... Cheap ones can be kinda wooly, but good NOS ones (steals are available on eBay!) can have a superior sense of detail and soundstage separation... But there's a lot more variety in tubes than in SS-amps.

Sometimes, you don't have to reduce the treble (via EQ or a dark amp) to avoid fatigue; sparkle isn't mutually exclusive from sweetness and smoothness.


That is true, it's not warmth that separates tubes from solid state. Tubes do have a different sound though. Best way to describe tubes is that tubes have a more analog sound. Cheaper tubes can be a bit wooly like you said. And some tubes are extremely transparent and very clear sounding with sparkle but also sweet and smooth sounding.

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It's the sweetness, liquid mids, and natural feeling soundstage that I've heard with my favourite tubes that I enjoy most about tubes.

The famous bugle boy 6DJ8 I tested actually was harsh, I used it for a few months but ultimately it wasn't what I wanted.
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It's the sweetness, liquid mids, and natural feeling soundstage that I've heard with my favourite tubes that I enjoy most about tubes.

The famous bugle boy 6DJ8 I tested actually was harsh, I used it for a few months but ultimately it wasn't what I wanted.

 

Quit stalling and open your boxes!

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It's the sweetness, liquid mids, and natural feeling soundstage that I've heard with my favourite tubes that I enjoy most about tubes.

The famous bugle boy 6DJ8 I tested actually was harsh, I used it for a few months but ultimately it wasn't what I wanted.


That's the analog sound. The sound has a certain body, depth, and roundness that I just haven't heard on a SS amp. The closer sounding something is to analog the more natural and real it sounds. I've heard a full analog system, it's so real and smooth sounding with the best soundstage I have ever heard. It was the closest I have ever heard music to the real thing on a headphone. I can't really use SS amps anymore for gaming because the soundstage doesn't sound right.

 

I know how that is. When I switched to my Siemens 6AK5W tubes a while ago the sound became so smooth, clear, and transparent.

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All this talk of tube amps has me seriously considering making one a priority purchase. First I've got to figure out where along the audio chain my problem is coming from.

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All this talk of tube amps has me seriously considering making one a priority purchase. First I've got to figure out where along the audio chain my problem is coming from.


It may fix the problem you have. What does your audio chain consist of?

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It may fix the problem you have. What does your audio chain consist of?

PC (USB 2.0) > Omni > headphones

 

I just don't know if it's something wrong in the chain of components in the PC before it gets to the USB port, rather than the audio chain from USB onwards.

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PC (USB 2.0) > Omni > headphones

 

I just don't know if it's something wrong in the chain of components in the PC before it gets to the USB port, rather than the audio chain from USB onwards.

Well the only part of the audio chain that is on the PC is the software for the soundcard and the audio files. Something I learned is that always have the sampling rate of the sound card or DAC at the highest or near the highest setting. USB audio can be a little iffy, I had to hook my DAC up to one of my USB 3.0 jacks on my computer to avoid the clipping I would get otherwise.

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Well the only part of the audio chain that is on the PC is the software for the soundcard and the audio files. Something I learned is that always have the sampling rate of the sound card or DAC at the highest or near the highest setting. USB audio can be a little iffy, I had to hook my DAC up to one of my USB 3.0 jacks on my computer to avoid the clipping I would get otherwise.

I'm almost certain that it is digital clipping that I've been experiencing. I've just gone into my sound settings. The strange thing is that last time I tried the test button, above 48,000 hz it said that the audio device was being used by another programme, so I left it at 48,000. This time the test worked fine at 96,000, so I'll try running it like that and see how I get on.

 

BTW, every time I've tried the WMA pro Audio test it's told me that it is being used by another programme. Should I check that box?

 

Thanks for prompting me to test again :)

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