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post #10261 of 14585
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Hi all,

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Three, regarding the Mini-X A-100 with headphones, can someone recommend a cable maker for balanced speaker taps?
Lastly if I were to go the route of the Mini-X A-100 then maybe I should sell the NFB-10ES2 and buy a dedicated DAC. Can anyone recommend a DAC under $400 to run into the Mini-X A-100?

Thanks in advance!

Contact Brian at BTG for the cables. IMO, you could get the Bifrost Uber for the DAC. Unsure whether it's below 400 USD though.
post #10262 of 14585
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Originally Posted by catcherfly View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I presently have HE-400s (balanced with Jergpad mod) running off of the Audio-GD NFB-10ES2 (mostly listening to techno and experimental electronic). I am planning on upgrading the HE-500s so I have a few questions.

One, is anyone listening to the HE-500w with the NFB-10ES2? I find the NFB-10ES2 to be a little too analytical but I'm not sure is it is the DAC, the amp, the HE-400s, or some combination of the three.

Two, what would the Emotiva Mini-X A-100 offer that the NFB-10ES2 amp doesn't?

Three, regarding the Mini-X A-100 with headphones, can someone recommend a cable maker for balanced speaker taps?

Lastly if I were to go the route of the Mini-X A-100 then maybe I should sell the NFB-10ES2 and buy a dedicated DAC. Can anyone recommend a DAC under $400 to run into the Mini-X A-100?

 

Thanks in advance!


The MiniX has a shared ground so it's not balanced unless you plan on getting two and using them as monoblocks. It's cheaper just to get a connection to the TRS plug of the HE-500. You can get the cables needed from Amazon for around $20 if you don't want to make your own.

post #10263 of 14585
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

How about fixing the problem at the source?
Powersupply on my laptop is at the source biggrin.gif as i use it as source..
post #10264 of 14585
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Powersupply on my laptop is at the source biggrin.gif as i use it as source..

You can use it to test the 50hz sub bass response of your HE-500. :basshead:

post #10265 of 14585

I store my songs on a quite old external HD here and I notice no difference to my new internal SSD. Not a single noise. And everything is connected to a cheap APC surge protector.

You guys should focus more on the transducers rather than cables, regenerators and that kind of audio voodoo.

post #10266 of 14585
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I store my songs on a quite old external HD here and I notice no difference to my new internal SSD. Not a single noise. And everything is connected to a cheap APC surge protector.

You guys should focus more on the transducers rather than cables, regenerators and that kind of audio voodoo.

Don't tell me what to do! :p

post #10267 of 14585
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Don't tell me what to do! :p


I'm not. Just giving you an advice so you can save some money ;)

post #10268 of 14585
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I'm not. Just giving you an advice so you can save some money ;)

No it's actually much appreciated since I'm shopping for an external drive as we speak and I can't make up my mind.

 

I'm torn between external hard drive desktop (with ac adapter), portable external drive, external ssd and usb stick. Too much choices :basshead: 

post #10269 of 14585
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No it's actually much appreciated since I'm shopping for an external drive as we speak and I can't make up my mind.

 

I'm torn between external hard drive desktop (with ac adapter), portable external drive, external ssd and usb stick. Too much choices :basshead: 


Just get the one with more capacity, and USB 3.0 preferable. Or the most practical/useful for you.

post #10270 of 14585
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Yes definitely USB 3.0. I was also thinking about getting a Firewire or Thunderbolt one because one of my USB ports is already used by the Bifrost but I guess that won't interfere right? 

post #10271 of 14585
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Yes definitely USB 3.0. I was also thinking about getting a Firewire or Thunderbolt one because one of my USB ports is already used by the Bifrost but I guess that won't interfere right? 


Probably not. It's just file storage after all.

post #10272 of 14585
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 


Probably not. It's just file storage after all.

True but I will be playing my music from the external drive ;)

post #10273 of 14585
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

True but I will be playing my music from the external drive ;)


As do I, and like I said, no noticeable difference from my internal HDD or SSD. I don't think you should worry too much about that...

post #10274 of 14585
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 


As do I, and like I said, no noticeable difference from my internal HDD or SSD. I don't think you should worry too much about that...

Researching and worrying is all part of the fun. At least for me :tongue_smile:

post #10275 of 14585
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Researching and worrying is all part of the fun. At least for me :tongue_smile:

 

To me is quite the opposite. I wish I was born with all the knowledge I'd ever need. Things would be much easier.

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