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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'd prefer to pay off Amazon due to my store card. If I sell my 5.8 fast enough, I'll check ebay.

 

I thought you could only use the store card for stuff sold by amazon, not by 3rd parties?

 

-Erik

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It works for 3rd parties. It just has to be sold on the site. There is one I REALLY want on Ebay. I need to sell the 5.8 though...
post #10938 of 22955
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It works for 3rd parties. It just has to be sold on the site. There is one I REALLY want on Ebay. I need to sell the 5.8 though...

 

Cool, learn something new everyday. Good luck with the sale.

 

-Erik

post #10939 of 22955
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I'll probably settle for a little less. I need that receiver.

Nvm, I bought it... Lol...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181063966916?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

SR5002 for $209 total. Used Bill Me Later.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'll probably settle for a little less. I need that receiver.

Nvm, I bought it... Lol...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181063966916?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

SR5002 for $209 total. Used Bill Me Later.

 

LOL, you are like me, impulsive. You'll love it when you get it.

 

-Erik

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Very. It's a curse, I tell you.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 6:29pm
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Very. It's a curse, I tell you.

 

Well that was a pretty decent deal, and imo the receiver provides a better sound than the mixamp sounds deeper and wider. You HAVE to wait until you receive the receiver to sell the mixamp to compare the 2.

 

-Erik

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Hmm, we'll see. tongue.gif
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I havent paid attention to this thread for a couple days, But 200 dollars for a receiver is just like paying for a DAC. I am still trying to pick out a DAC for the Matrix M stage for my annies. How are you planning to run the receiver? Does it have pre amp out you can use?

 

I could return the Phoebus I have and buy a receiver that has DH. I am using an old pioneer receiver I have right now to drive my headphones now. I am not using the headphone amp from the phoebus.

 

How do you get the DH processing from the receiver? Maybe a cheap soundcard that can do DDL through optical, to the receiver to process the DH, then to a pre amp out, then headphone..

 

hmm..
 

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I havent paid attention to this thread for a couple days, But 200 dollars for a receiver is just like paying for a DAC. I am still trying to pick out a DAC for the Matrix M stage for my annies. How are you planning to run the receiver? Does it have pre amp out you can use?

I could return the Phoebus I have and buy a receiver that has DH. I am using an old pioneer receiver I have right now to drive my headphones now. I am not using the headphone amp from the phoebus.

How do you get the DH processing from the receiver? Maybe a cheap soundcard that can do DDL through optical, to the receiver to process the DH, then to a pre amp out, then headphone..

hmm..

 

You just plug in the headphone jack and select Dolby Headphone.

-Erik
post #10946 of 22955

Well I understand that, Just going off the theory that the M-stage would drive the headphones better, and it is already bought, I would like to use it as well.
 

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Who knows. I doubt I can tell a difference.
I'd go with a receiver that has Dolby Headphone. I'd like to use PCM.

Nice website, but just short of a lot of artists I like.

Quite often the original recording or CD master is so shoddy that a little bit more/less compression would make even less of a difference. Personally I can't tell the difference between FLAC and 320kbps rips from the same source material (or even 192kbps most of the time, depends on genre and the particular recording).

I still rip all my CD to FLAC tho, it's the principle of the thing, plus it just makes sense as a way to future proof my collection. 200 or so CD take up less than 50GB anyway, and I can reconvert the whole shebang at any point without taking a hit in quality.

I do maintain a separate library with the whole thing converted to 192 mp3 so sync'ing is easier, Media Monkey's library and filter tools make it easy to keep it all straight. I still buy CD for artists/bands I really like, tho I've bought less lately (and more mp3 singles).

Amazon's new Autorip deal might spur me to buy more discs tho, since you get the best of both worlds... A disc you can rip to lossless later and the instant gratification of having your music on their cloud which you can easily steam and/or download to anything.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

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?

Couldn't you just go from the receiver's RCA out to the amp? Or would the receiver not let you use any headphone modes at that point?

I doubt you'd harm anything going from a receiver's headphone output (which is often mediocre) to the hp amp, you'd just run into the same kind of situation as running a hp amp from a laptop's hp jack etc.

Not very different than going from Mixamp to hp amp, not ideal but ehh...
Edited by Impulse - 1/17/13 at 7:11pm
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Couldn't a cheap Xonar actually do DH for you JHalf and output it thru optical? Edit: or your Phoebus for that matter... Not too clear on what you have already after re-reading your post... M-stage + Phoebus + an old receiver?
Edited by Impulse - 1/17/13 at 7:15pm
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Yeah but then I need a DAC.. which was the plan originally
 

post #10950 of 22955
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Quite often the original recording or CD master is so shoddy that a little bit more/less compression would make even less of a difference. Personally I can't tell the difference between FLAC and 320kbps rips from the same source material (or even 192kbps most of the time, depends on genre and the particular recording).

I still rip all my CD to FLAC tho, it's the principle of the thing, plus it just makes sense as a way to future proof my collection. 200 or so CD take up less than 50GB anyway, and I can reconvert the whole shebang at any point without taking a hit in quality.

I do maintain a separate library with the whole thing converted to 192 mp3 so sync'ing is easier, Media Monkey's library and filter tools make it easy to keep it all straight. I still buy CD for artists/bands I really like, tho I've bought less lately (and more mp3 singles).

Amazon's new Autorip deal might spur me to buy more discs tho, since you get the best of both worlds... A disc you can rip to lossless later and the instant gratification of having your music on their cloud which you can easily steam and/or download to anything.
Couldn't you just go from the receiver's RCA out to the amp? Or would the receiver not let you use any headphone modes at that point?

I doubt you'd harm anything going from a receiver's headphone output (which is often mediocre) to the hp amp, you'd just run into the same kind of situation as running a hp amp from a laptop's hp jack etc.

Not very different than going from Mixamp to hp amp, not ideal but ehh...

The receiver's hpo would be better than the Mixamp's, which is what I have always used. My concern is where to place the volume knob on the receiver when attaching my Compass 2. A receiver will have much more power/volume, and I wanna be able to feed the compass 2 the right amount. Basically line level. I can guarantee line level by maxing the receiver out, but I know it wouldn't be necessary.

The good thing is the HE400 and AKGs are immune to output impedances, so I may not need my Compass 2 when gaming.

I can pretty much guarantee that RCA out wont have Dolby Headphone. That would be tied to the headphone jack.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/17/13 at 7:32pm
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