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You should eliminate if it is the pc or not try another pc trough usb. Also you could try the coax or spdif, but ofc all electronics can start to malfunction. But before you ask for repair it is good to see if there is something wrong on your side.
post #2312 of 3016
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Originally Posted by dannyhc View Post

I own the Muses, I started off stock, then Plus Edition and finally the Muses01.

I'm normally not one to song and dance, but the Muses opamps deserve worldwide recognition as the greatest contribution to audio reproduction.

Every time my system fires up these little delights have me turning Japanese in response to their amazing sound.

I am going to buy 11 of these and swap every one on my Xonar DAC as well as another three for my Xonar ST.

Well done Asus and JRC I cannot possibly believe it can get any better.

 

 

I am very curious how this will change/enhance your already mused up E1.

 

Please upon swapping to all muses on your dac, I would appreciate writing back...Good luck.

post #2313 of 3016
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

 

 

I am very curious how this will change/enhance your already mused up E1.

 

Please upon swapping to all muses on your dac, I would appreciate writing back...Good luck.

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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Oh? So you reckon you like the sound of the stock ones' better?
Would you say the Muses01 is really worth the upgrade? Because I am sick and tired of hunting down the genuine ones. Who knows which ones on eBay or any other online sellers' are real even though they LOOK genuine??!. frown.gif

It's definitely worth upgrading as there's a big improvement.
I purchased mine a while back from a very large Japanese supplier and found there services exceptional as they deal with New Japan Radio directly.

http://www.chip1stop.com/web/AUS/en/dispDetail.do?partId=NJR1-0012051
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Originally Posted by midnightfox View Post

It's definitely worth upgrading as there's a big improvement.
I purchased mine a while back from a very large Japanese supplier and found there services exceptional as they deal with New Japan Radio directly.

http://www.chip1stop.com/web/AUS/en/dispDetail.do?partId=NJR1-0012051

It doesn't look like they still stock them. How much were they?
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I just received my replacement E1 today. I want to reiterate what fantastic customer service ASUSXONAR and Asus have provided. The sent my replacement BEFORE asking me to return my unit so that I wasn't left without an amplifier. My new one was packaged like new - and appears to be a brand new, unused unit (although I suspect it must be refurbished). It had all original packaging and even the plastic protectors on the volume knob faces.

 

It has the A10K pot and jumpers and volume knob feel is much improved over my previous unit (which had too much loose play).

 

Unheard of customer support for such a large overseas company! smile.gif       Here are my unboxing pictures...

 

 

 

 

 

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And enjoying it...

 

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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

I just received my replacement E1 today. I want to reiterate what fantastic customer service ASUSXONAR and Asus have provided. The sent my replacement BEFORE asking me to return my unit so that I wasn't left without an amplifier. My new one was packaged like new - and appears to be a brand new, unused unit (although I suspect it must be refurbished). It had all original packaging and even the plastic protectors on the volume knob faces.

 

It has the A10K pot and jumpers and volume knob feel is much improved over my previous unit (which had too much loose play).

 

Unheard of customer support for such a large overseas company! smile.gif       Here are my unboxing pictures...

Wow that's great fast customer service man, compared to the rest of the world where we have to jump through hoops while clap our hands at the same time

 

Nice one Bro gs1000.gif


Edited by Gandah - 7/12/13 at 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

And enjoying it...

 

Truly great customer service! I too love my Muses and after just a week of ownership I am amazed about the SQ to my HD650's every time I fire them up.

 

IMO there is no better DAC combo in this price range. What cans are you driving in this photo? HD800's?

 

Cheers!

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Yes, those are HD800's. I am very happy with the pairing.

 

I agree, the Essence One is a game changer IMO. This level of performance and features is very rare under $1000 - let alone $600. The only thing it lacks compared to the DAC1 Pre and Grace Audio M903 is cache (and aluminum knobs).

 

Hey, as long as I'm here, I have a question and don't want to hunt through all the previous pages again...  My gain jumpers appear to be set to the "high gain" setting. I have noticed that the volume control knob is higher now than it was on my previous unit for the same listening level. Am I reading the jumpers wrong, is the A10K scaled differently than the B10K, or is something else going on? No info in the manual so I'm wondering which jumper position is which for HD800's vs. IEM's?

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HD800s are 300 ohms so I would say leave it on high gain unless your planning to use low impedance Headphones........ However turokrocks and others have said you loss SQ with low gain which makes it pointless

 

I have no experience with the A10k pot other than reading peoples comments on this thread and some web reviews which all saying the channels are now equally balanced with the newer potentiometer, which would be interesting to hear your thoughts to see if you concur?

post #2322 of 3016
its here! biggrin.gif
time to upgrade my E1.

post #2323 of 3016
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Originally Posted by ahhui90 View Post

its here! biggrin.gif
time to upgrade my E1.


Awesome... Let us know what you think of them!

Btw where did you get your muses01 from?
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Originally Posted by ahhui90 View Post

its here! biggrin.gif
time to upgrade my E1.


Yea where did you get those from and how are you sure they are not fakes as the manufacturer has stated the only US authorized reseller is Digi-Key and they have been out of stock forever.

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Yea where did you get those from and how are you sure they are not fakes as the manufacturer has stated the only US authorized reseller is Digi-Key and they have been out of stock forever.

Maybe he is in Japan as his keyboard has what looks like Japanese Characters on it?
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