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post #1891 of 3066

True that Tim, big price drop

 

With all its faults not that many a few, it is still a great dac/amp especially at its current pricing

post #1892 of 3066

Faults never bothered me to be honest.


The only one is that volume imbalance, but it can easily be avoided.

For the MUSES however, that was a different story.

 

beerchug.gif

 

Tim

post #1893 of 3066

Oh wow, thanks for the heads up. Dang I bought this when it was originally released seeing such a big price hit really hurts.

post #1894 of 3066

Those look like Australian websites. If someone where to order from US, they would still have to pay for international shipping and handling.  I don't know how much that would run obviously.  But here in the US, you cannot find it for that cheap.

post #1895 of 3066
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Faults never bothered me to be honest.


The only one is that volume imbalance, but it can easily be avoided.

For the MUSES however, that was a different story.

 

beerchug.gif

 

Tim

Yes I've overcome the few prob's too...... its all good now. And the SQ with the muses is just awesome, really enjoying them darthsmile.gif

post #1896 of 3066
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Originally Posted by dynamics View Post

Those look like Australian websites. If someone where to order from US, they would still have to pay for international shipping and handling.  I don't know how much that would run obviously.  But here in the US, you cannot find it for that cheap.


True

post #1897 of 3066
It's always been priced like that here in Australia. I picked mine up for $399.00 aud when they were first released.

Not sure why it's priced so differently overseas considering nearly everything is more expensive in Australia.
Edited by midnightfox - 4/1/13 at 9:13pm
post #1898 of 3066

Pricing does vary from country to country, like my HPs cost $500 less and my analogy amp was $600 more compared to living outside of Australia

post #1899 of 3066
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Originally Posted by midnightfox View Post

It's always been priced like that here in Australia. I picked mine up for $399.00 aud when they were first released.

Not sure why it's priced so differently overseas considering nearly everything is more expensive in Australia.

You sir, are one lucky man.

post #1900 of 3066

Still waiting for the Muses Edition to appear in the UK angry_face.gif
 

What a joke angry_face.gif

post #1901 of 3066

The channel imbalance on the Muses affects the left side through the speaker output and headphone output is the right side...speakers; left channel is louder and headphones; right channel is louder.

post #1902 of 3066

would this IC extraction tool be better suited to pull out the current OPAMPS then a standard plier? 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/390466266777?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2174wt_1202

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers !!

post #1903 of 3066
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Originally Posted by midnightfox View Post

would this IC extraction tool be better suited to pull out the current OPAMPS then a standard plier? 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/390466266777?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2174wt_1202

 

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post #1904 of 3066

The resistor in my Essence One broke again (near RCA op-amp).

I think it was due to solder not being hot enough to bond, no conduction = imbalanced signal.

 

At times like this, i wish i could sell my speakers and go for something with XLR input, so that i can ignore that broken RCA output on the Essence One entirely.

 

I wonder..

Is it possible to make a Dual 3 Pin XLR (Left Channel & Right Channel) to RCA's (Left Channel & Right Channel) cable and have it work with RCA input speakers?

 

Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage :
Balanced Output : 4 Vrms ( Vp-p)
Unbalanced Output : 2 Vrms ( Vp-p)

 

Just scared that the voltage different would have an adverse affect.

It would still obviously become an unbalanced cable, but it would help me get around the RCA issue.

Can anyone comment on this?

 

Tim


Edited by cssarrow - 4/6/13 at 12:18am
post #1905 of 3066

I think I read somewhere XLR is 4v and RCA is 2v. You can buy XLR to RCA cables, so it should be ok

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