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post #2671 of 3014
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Originally Posted by ASUSXONAR View Post
 

 

Only the MUSES edition should have the pot with the gain jumpers. If you get a MUSES Edition unit that does not, then it needs to be sent to ASUS for a swap. The pot in the MUSES edition has a different scale to suit use of the gain jumpers. If you buy a standard it will come with the same pots they always have. The pot was never changed for imbalance, it was a change made to accommodate the gain jumpers in the MUSES Edition units only.

Really? only muses edition has A10 pots, when I contacted Asus USA "because Asus Australia have no idea about the E1" I asked about the A10 pot being in a newer batch of standard editions and they concurred, plus I remember others talking about having A10 pots in their standard editions

 

Hmmm, or maybe like how some of to muses got B10s some standards got A10s, if I find the old posts I will re-post them, still doesn't explain asus USA maybe they got confused or just wanted to get rid of this crazy Aussie guy asking dumb questions off the phone:D who knows....


Edited by Gandah - 10/30/13 at 4:29am
post #2672 of 3014

So has the E1 standard been revised with a proper balanced volume controller or not? :confused:

post #2673 of 3014
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Originally Posted by Froog View Post
 

So has the E1 standard been revised with a proper balanced volume controller or not? :confused:

No, the standard edition never had a pot change and will not be revised in the future. The different pot is only for the MUSES Edition to accommodate the gain jumper.

post #2674 of 3014
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Originally Posted by Gandah View Post
 

Really? only muses edition has A10 pots, when I contacted Asus USA "because Asus Australia have no idea about the E1" I asked about the A10 pot being in a newer batch of standard editions and they concurred, plus I remember others talking about having A10 pots in their standard editions

 

Hmmm, or maybe like how some of to muses got B10s some standards got A10s, if I find the old posts I will re-post them, still doesn't explain asus USA maybe they got confused or just wanted to get rid of this crazy Aussie guy asking dumb questions off the phone:D who knows....

 

I had this confirmed with HQ twice now. The pot change is only for MUSES. There is no official production change for the standard edition pots. There were some MUSES edition units with the wrong pots and no gain jumpers - that is the only issue I know of and maybe that is the fuel for the confusion on this forum. Other than that, unless there was a goof in manufacturing on the standard edition, there is no official part change on record from our end.


Edited by ASUSXONAR - 10/30/13 at 6:03am
post #2675 of 3014

I have only one question and it will decide if I buy one or not.

Could several inputs be used simultaneously, especially toslink and coaxial at the same time? And preferably also a mix between them?

 

What I'm looking for is really a headphone amplifier that could downmix several digital inputs. Of course a mixer would be great, but then I need two units? But as of now, I actually only need a coax + toslink at the same time. Is it possible with Essence STX

 

Cheers

post #2676 of 3014
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Originally Posted by henkefi View Post
 

I have only one question and it will decide if I buy one or not.

Could several inputs be used simultaneously, especially toslink and coaxial at the same time? And preferably also a mix between them?

 

What I'm looking for is really a headphone amplifier that could downmix several digital inputs. Of course a mixer would be great, but then I need two units? But as of now, I actually only need a coax + toslink at the same time. Is it possible with Essence STX

 

Cheers


It is possible to use one input at the same time.

post #2677 of 3014
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Originally Posted by DMarasovic View Post
 


It is possible to use one input at the same time.


Haha ok , I take that as a no :)

Too bad though. Then I need to look for something else.

 

Thanks

post #2678 of 3014

It does say this in the manual though. Can any owner confirm please?

 

"Note: Both Coaxial and Toslink inputs can be used to connect and run equipment at the same time."

 

Being able to connect is obvious, but to use them at the same time? Two signals into one?

 

Cheers


Edited by henkefi - 10/30/13 at 12:35pm
post #2679 of 3014

Is there any easy way to fix the channel imbalance issue?

post #2680 of 3014
Many amps have imbalance at the bottom of the volume pot range. Lower your source output level and turn the volume up to get that volume knob past 9:00.
post #2681 of 3014
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Originally Posted by henkefi View Post
 

It does say this in the manual though. Can any owner confirm please?

 

"Note: Both Coaxial and Toslink inputs can be used to connect and run equipment at the same time."

 

Being able to connect is obvious, but to use them at the same time? Two signals into one?

 

Cheers


All inputs can be connected at the same time, but only one is transfered to dac.

See the marked knob on the picture. By toggling it source is changed COAX -> TOSLINK -> USB -> COAX .......

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post #2682 of 3014
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Many amps have imbalance at the bottom of the volume pot range. Lower your source output level and turn the volume up to get that volume knob past 9:00.

I read somewhere it affects every second position of the knob - effectively halving the resolution of volume control.

post #2683 of 3014
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

I read somewhere it affects every second position of the knob - effectively halving the resolution of volume control.

 

I'm not sure what that means. FWIW, when I had the old unit I did not notice any channel imbalance. I think this issue has been blown out of proportion.

post #2684 of 3014

Nice to see there's an Asus representent here. It would be nice if we could get an answer for an APPROXIMATIVE.. since I know you guys are on "silence" forgot the exact term.. for the release date and the pricing bracket like 800-1200$? I just bought an Essence One and will return it to the store since I've heard a better version is coming out someday.


Question for others, do you still benefit a lot with the Asus E1 for music on a pair of loudspeakers or is it pretty much just for headphones? I want to know as 75% of the time I listen through my (KEF Q900) and at most 25% through my headphones (AKG K720) :o

post #2685 of 3014

I thought we already talked about using it with speakers on page 178.

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