I'm planning to get the Solo-DB and Rx-MK3 very soon (but not at the same time) for my current IPhone4, Senn. Momentum and ATH M50. And I do have plan to get a HD650 or LCD2 in middle/long term for my home use.
I also have a Fiio E17 on hand (usb input ok but the "aux in" port has been loose/bad contacted and doesn't work with the Fiio L3, warranty expired and I don't like to spend time and money to send back for maintenance)
So few trivial questions for you guys:
1. If I get the Solo-DB first (for interim solution before I get the Rx-MK3), from the Solo-DB Line Out to E17 SPDIF in, is it just need a common RCA coaxial interconnect cable to link up these two devices? If not, is it a toslink cable that I need? Recommendation for any decent (branded) interconnect cable for this purpose are welcome.
I've read through this forum as well as the "Rx-MK3" forum and already reckon the hiss/noise/channel imbalance Solo-DB+amp other than RX-MK3 compatibility issues that come across by various members. I found that so far there are several batches of Solo-DB (with various output voltage that ALO has been put into correction)
If it could be solved, get Solo first and the Rx, otherwise vice versa
2. Since I would get these devices through the headgear specialty outlets locally in my place (and I not gonna order it through web), though hard/silly to say in some sense, so how do I determine I will get the latest version of the Solo-DB (with optimal output voltage and all issues fixed or minimum issues exist)? Same question applies to Rx-MK3!!
Of course I would ask the people in the outlets say weather it is latest or not, but most likely 99% THOSE SALESMAN would say it is the latest one and try to get my money out of my pocket asap before I get the device back to home. Since it would be very annoying and time-consuming to follow-up a "not wanted version" device after purchase.
3. I don't have any sensitive IEMs but for such low impedance of Momentum and M50, would it have similar hiss/noise/channel imbalance issues like those occurred in IEMs? Anybody have come across these combination?
4. One more side-track query, I'm also interested in Musical Fidelity V-Link192, do I still need V-Link192 if Solo-DB is in place for my PC usage? From your experience and knowledge, what sort of sonic improvement could I get if V-Link192 in place between PC and Solo-DB? any idea?
Many Thanks for your patience to read through my long question list and looking forward for any appropriate and positive advices.