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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

I am not too sure about the RCA out for speakers as I don't use my E1 for speakers. However, I have tried it a few times with my speakers and for some reason it does NOT make my speakers very loud??!

 

The RCA (and balanced) outputs are a "pre-out." They are not intended to power speakers without a separate amplifier.


Edited by palmfish - 8/3/13 at 8:36am
post #2387 of 3052
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

 

The RCA (and balanced) outputs are a "pre-out." They are not intended to power speakers without a separate amplifier.

Yes, I attach E1 to an integrated amplifier and speakers.  

post #2388 of 3052
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post


I have tried the 4562, 5532 and the fake muses01 in the headphone section. To me they didn't really make much of a difference. I am hoping to get the LME49710HA soon (when I have more money) so I can try them in the headphone section and see if they really sound as good as some have said in the earlier posts. I think there must be a reason why one of the main differences between the ASUS muse version and basic versions are the 6x Muses01 at IV and LPF, maybe they make the most differences to sound?!

Good to hear that you will get to try the 4562 soon, let us know what you think of them compare to the 5532.

I am not too sure about the RCA out for speakers as I don't use my E1 for speakers. However, I have tried it a few times with my speakers and for some reason it does NOT make my speakers very loud??!

Interesting. Yes, one conclusion could be drawn from this experience is that the swapping op amps in thee I/V and LPF matters the most. The rest can remain stock. 

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Originally Posted by shyamelge View Post

Interesting. Yes, one conclusion could be drawn from this experience is that the swapping op amps in thee I/V and LPF matters the most. The rest can remain stock. 

yeah, that's how I feel at the moment anyway, maybe it will change after I get the LME49710HAs in the headphone sections smily_headphones1.gif
post #2390 of 3052
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Yes, I attach E1 to an integrated amplifier and speakers.  

 

Then yes, you can turn the large volume knob all the way to maximum and leave it there.

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A friend has suggested that one could try to use the RCA out in the back panel of EI instead of the front dedicated 6.5 mm HP jack, as it may offer better sound stage and quality.

 

Has anyone tried it?

 

Do I need RCA-6.5/3.5mm adopter to try it?

post #2392 of 3052

I never heard of using the rca like that interesting. I use the balanced xlr out's for my powered adam audio speakers works really well.

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Originally Posted by abvolt View Post

I never heard of using the rca like that interesting. I use the balanced xlr out's for my powered adam audio speakers works really well.

This was also something new to me so I thought of checking here. 

 

when listening through adam active spks, do you set volume control beyond 12 o'clock? 

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Hey guys. I seem to have a strange issue with my Essence One which appeared literally today. Every time I switch a track, my whole PC freezes for a second. The same happens when I stop it. Plus, similar behavior is with Youtube videos and, for example, Windows' sound check (i.e., test left/right channel - freezes after the test tone plays). Any ideas what could be causing this? I run Windows 8 x64 and have the latest drivers from Windows Update (8.0.11.8). Not using Asus's software as it's incompatible with these drivers. Had no issues what so ever until now. Plus everything works fine when I use the on-board sound card. :(

 

By the way, I have done no software changes recently. At least, nothing that should affect the sound. All I did was change my case today but that should have had hardly any impact...

 

An update: shouldn't have jumped the gun with the post... I plugged in a different USB port and it works fine now... Though, does anyone know why would one port make it lag/micro freeze but a different one not?


Edited by gkl - 8/3/13 at 12:49pm
post #2395 of 3052
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Originally Posted by shyamelge View Post

A friend has suggested that one could try to use the RCA out in the back panel of EI instead of the front dedicated 6.5 mm HP jack, as it may offer better sound stage and quality.

Has anyone tried it?

Do I need RCA-6.5/3.5mm adopter to try it?

I've tried this yesterday afternoon before you posted this after I was testing my speaker with them.

I tried it with a RCA to 3.5mm adapter. Imo, I did NOT hear any difference. Mind you I only listened to it for about 5 mins ;p
post #2396 of 3052
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Originally Posted by gkl View Post

Hey guys. I seem to have a strange issue with my Essence One which appeared literally today. Every time I switch a track, my whole PC freezes for a second. The same happens when I stop it. Plus, similar behavior is with Youtube videos and, for example, Windows' sound check (i.e., test left/right channel - freezes after the test tone plays). Any ideas what could be causing this? I run Windows 8 x64 and have the latest drivers from Windows Update (8.0.11.8). Not using Asus's software as it's incompatible with these drivers. Had no issues what so ever until now. Plus everything works fine when I use the on-board sound card. frown.gif

By the way, I have done no software changes recently. At least, nothing that should affect the sound. All I did was change my case today but that should have had hardly any impact...

An update: shouldn't have jumped the gun with the post... I plugged in a different USB port and it works fine now... Though, does anyone know why would one port make it lag/micro freeze but a different one not?

Is one of the ports a usb 3.0 port? Windows 8 sometimes has buggy drivers with usb 3.0
post #2397 of 3052

A query: Does EI work with android phones and tablets (4.1 and above)?

post #2398 of 3052
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Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post


Is one of the ports a usb 3.0 port? Windows 8 sometimes has buggy drivers with usb 3.0

All of my back ports are USB 3.0 and both (the one with issues and the fine one) run off the same chipset... Oh well, at least it runs fine now.

post #2399 of 3052
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Originally Posted by gkl View Post

All of my back ports are USB 3.0 and both (the one with issues and the fine one) run off the same chipset... Oh well, at least it runs fine now.

Maybe that usb port is faulty, it's not uncommon for them to go faulty
post #2400 of 3052

This morning I received LM4562s and installed 6 of them in I/V and LPF sections.

 

The stock op amps in HP and XLR/RCA sections were not removed. Initially I thought of using the stock 49720NA in LPF section but given some comments that they are same chip as 4562s I didn't swap them.  

 

For removing 5536s, I tried a couple of tools but finally used a basic eyebrow plucker. And it did the job quickly and smoothly.

 

Some quick impressions using both HP and RCA outputs: I find vocals are a little forward and bass is punchier than 55536s. The sound appears more lively, warmish and suitable for jazz vocals.

 

However, as far as classical music is concerned, 5536s were sounding much airy and smooth than 4562s.

 

This experience has convinced me that op amps do make a difference in sound signature. 

 

Meanwhile, I have also ordered 6 pieces of 49720HAs and they should reach me by next week or so. 

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