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Ok I realise I suck at product shots biggrin.gif

 

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That's one cool case.

So cool I ordered one for my iPod 5.5G.

 

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post #212 of 7505
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Actually, when i built the Mini^3, i wasnt satisfied. i figured out that the default LOD caps were compressing everything, making the sound congested.

basically, this is just a desperate attempt to get the default caps off. and also, the LOD also contains Ceramic caps inside (i know, ceramics might be a big No No, but, i was desparate)

So its like 25 V 100uF caps and .1uF ceramics.

when i used these Vishay Caps without the .1uF ones, the sound wasnt complete, it was like the Caps were eating a part of the spectrum.

using the .1uF ones had alot of treble, but very less bass. i saw that 10uF caps when used to bypass .1uF Polypropylene caps had more bass, i heard bass that i hadn't had on the RE0s before.

i am basically going to experiment alot with the Caps on LODs in a few days. targets would be 100uF Nichicon Caps (Bipolar Muse series) and the Caps in the LOD that ClieOS had.

using just electrolytics seems to kill the treble in my songs.



you know, theres some pretty well documented science that explains what you have found out and will predict the basic experiments you will do. the input impedance of your amp combined with the output impedance of the DAP and the caps form a high pass filter. using 100uf is just going to be less linear for no reason versus 5-10 uf. youve already tried about as good as it gets for an lod, a 5-10uf electro bypassed with a >.1uf polypropylene. all film would be better, but thats not gonna fit in the lod. high quality ceramics really arent that bad, i prefer film for analogue filter, but np0/c0g are pretty decent for bypass, almost nothing worse than crappy ceramics though

 

nothing wrong with experimenting of course. if you want an excel file that will help you to calculate cap size vs input impedance (generally the value of your pot) shoot me a pm with your email; i'll forward it to you.


Edited by qusp - 5/30/11 at 8:20am
post #213 of 7505

Here's mine:

 

MrJoshua's Portable Head-Fi Setup

 

Apple iPhone 4 16gb

Qables Copper LOD

Graham Slee Voyager

Sennheiser HD-25-1-II

 


Edited by MrJoshua - 5/30/11 at 9:45am
post #214 of 7505
@qusp,
i have been reading on that matter. Tangent said Electrolytics distort. My setup currently distorts with the non audio grade caps that i use, and i *hope* only the electrolytics and ceramics that i am using are the culprit (yup, they are cheap ones)
I read that 1/2piRC formula for the corner frequency. Element14 (Farnell) and RS Components do not have the Nichicon ES bipolars. So i am going to order:
i)Wima 1uF Film (must be some way to use them on the fuze LOD)
ii) OxiCap + Wima
iii)Nichicon ES from ebay (have no other option).
Also, these 6.3V 10uF Nichicons would be good right?
Another head fier in the same thread posted that higher capacitence helps with distortion?
post #215 of 7505

Clip & KSC75

 

Another old rig.....Clip 1G & Kramer Modded KSC75

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Simplicity

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Simplicity


Why for use such good cabling and plugs if you spoil it with a generic extension cable? But that is one pretty rig.

 

post #218 of 7505

I was thinking the same thing... Maybe he hears an increase in sound quality with the generic. ;)

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Why for use such good cabling and plugs if you spoil it with a generic extension cable? But that is one pretty rig.

 



 

post #219 of 7505

Maybe something to do with the Oyaide jack not fitting past the bumper protector to the headphone out...

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Maybe something to do with the Oyaide jack not fitting past the bumper protector to the headphone out...



Thats what it looked like to me too..

post #221 of 7505
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Maybe something to do with the Oyaide jack not fitting past the bumper protector to the headphone out...



 



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Thats what it looked like to me too..


You are right. Vapor Pro FE do not fit the Oyaide jack.

 

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Originally Posted by theory_87 View Post

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Simplicity



 

great shot.  Love the color of your Shells too.

i have to say though, if i spent that much on a recable, and the jack didnt fit with the case, i'd say it was time for a different case.

I see the case isnt exactly cheap either, but still...

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This is not my serious rig. It only for ultra portable use when it not practical to carry my h140 and d10 out. The extension cable is made by monster. That the best i can get. If only there is a 3.5mm jack that is small in diameter.

 

Anyway, i doubt there is a better looking case to my eye imo
http://www.elementcase.com/product-p/api4-1110-kbmf.htm


Edited by theory_87 - 5/31/11 at 11:23pm
post #224 of 7505

How old are...whatever cables those are? It's been my experience that silver used in clear cabling will turn green at about a year of use.
 

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Simplicity



 

post #225 of 7505

Very much a work in progress

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iPod Classic, generic LOD (FiiO L9 inbound), SoundMAGIC A10 (to be replaced by Arrow 4G when available) and Westone 4.

 

If anyone could tell me where I could get some black silicone bands for not much I'd appreciate it...

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