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post #11326 of 13885

+1 the finish on the cabinet looks great!!

post #11327 of 13885

That is sexy monoethylene.

 

Which model is it?

post #11328 of 13885

SX-950

post #11329 of 13885

I was linked to this thread to ask this question. I am going to buy the Senn HD650's in about a day, and I was wondering if my receiver would function as a DAC/AMP. I am mainly just worried about needing to buy a DAC, as I know the amplification is fine as it powers my Beyer dt 770s a lot better than my little FiiO e06 which powers it fine. I am basically just wondering if I need to get a DAC now. I will only use the headphones when I am in the vicinity of my receiver. I have a Yamaha RX-V375BL 500 mW 5.1 stereo receiver. Thanks for the help.

post #11330 of 13885
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I was linked to this thread to ask this question. I am going to buy the Senn HD650's in about a day, and I was wondering if my receiver would function as a DAC/AMP. I am mainly just worried about needing to buy a DAC, as I know the amplification is fine as it powers my Beyer dt 770s a lot better than my little FiiO e06 which powers it fine. I am basically just wondering if I need to get a DAC now. I will only use the headphones when I am in the vicinity of my receiver. I have a Yamaha RX-V375BL 500 mW 5.1 stereo receiver. Thanks for the help.


the yamaha will come with a dac, the question is how good is it.

post #11331 of 13885

Is there a way to figure that out?

post #11332 of 13885
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Is there a way to figure that out?

You can listen to it and determine how good it sounds.

It's not just the DAC but how the headphone amp is designed that will determine whether your receiver is a good match for your cans.

The only way to know is to try it. If it doesn't sound good you can get a different amp DAC or even feed a better headphone amp from your receiver.

post #11333 of 13885

My experience with the basic Dolby Digital receivers is that the DACs are generally not very good.  In addition, and depending on the model, the DAC may only work on a Dolby Digital data stream.  In other words Stereo/PCM may not be recognized at all (I had an outboard Yamaha DD processor where this was the case).  Just something to be aware of.

post #11334 of 13885

It is a fairly new system. I am just going to purchase them and see from there. It works great with my great with my Beyer DT770s but if I need to get a DAC it won't be an issue.

post #11335 of 13885
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post
 

My experience with the basic Dolby Digital receivers is that the DACs are generally not very good.  In addition, and depending on the model, the DAC may only work on a Dolby Digital data stream.  In other words Stereo/PCM may not be recognized at all (I had an outboard Yamaha DD processor where this was the case).  Just something to be aware of.

I had a Kawasaki unit once that had a decent DAC and could do Dolby settings as well as 2-channel, but if you lost the remote you couldn't change any of the output settings because the actual unit only had about five buttons on it. It's not perpetually stuck in 5.1 because I have no idea where the remote is, and my bedroom setup that I intended to put it back into service for is 2-channel.

post #11336 of 13885

Bout to spin some Zappa :)

 

post #11337 of 13885

Very quiet here lately. :confused:

post #11338 of 13885

 

This is me happy for now. Mid 80's NAD.  

post #11339 of 13885

Cool. I've got one of those kicking around the back room. I think it has either a bad voltage regulator in the output or a bad protection circuit, as it only works about 5 min until it shuts off. Just looked at it again, NAD 5100 preamp/CD player, 7100 amp. I don't think it has been properly played in a decade...

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Very quiet here lately. :confused:


You're right.............way too quiet.  So I'll add a recent photo of my main system and the changes I've made.  I used to feed it digitally with an iPod Touch direct out of it into the aux input..............what was I thinking?  I got an old laptop hooked up to a FiiO D5 DAC (not optimal but much better than an iPod) feeding it iTunes/Pandora/Spotify.  Much better sound quality. 

 

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