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post #301 of 694
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I heard from a fellow Invicta user who runs his with an RSA Dark Star and the Audeze LCD-3. He was excited because he just upgraded his interconnects from Wireworld Gold Eclipse 6 to THESE Verastarr Grand Illusion Signatures. He thought they made a significant improvement - veils lifting and whatnot. Not really my style but I appreciate his enthusiasm. 

 

Meanwhile, in my humble system with $200-300 cables from CablePro, NuForce, Charleston Cable Co, Beat Audio, and Toxic Cables, things are sounding mighty fine. No issues whatsoever with balanced operation - even with prolonged use, the top of the Invicta barely gets warm. Even the HE-400 sounds top notch when I run it balanced. Very impressive. 

post #302 of 694
Interesting how your invicta only gets warm...my one seems to get fairly hot. I was curious and so i measured the temp at various places around the box they seem to hover around 46 to 50 degrees celcius. I can barely hold the power button to switch it off sometimes. Lol
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Edited by hpz - 2/4/13 at 1:25pm
post #304 of 694
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I guess I should say the weather is not really warm here at the moment. Maybe 60 to 70 F which means 15 to 21 C or so. My audio rack is a Salamander Archetype which is wide open so plenty of ventilation. 

 

I listen with the volume set around -25dB or so. Maybe if I cranked it louder I could make the unit warmer? Generally -25dB is pretty loud except with certain quiet recordings. 

post #305 of 694
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Originally Posted by hpz View Post

Interesting how your invicta only gets warm...my one seems to get fairly hot. I was curious and so i measured the temp at various places around the box they seem to hover around 46 to 50 degrees celcius. I can barely hold the power button to switch it off sometimes. Lol

That sounds accurate.  Sometimes when I've kept it on too long I'm really happy it came with a remote.    At least it doesn't affect temperature in the room like some tube amps.

post #306 of 694
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So your whole front panel gets warm? Interesting. I'll double check mine today but I don't think it gets that hot for me. Maybe it's my super manly hands which don't notice the extreme heat...

post #307 of 694

Even though the pieces seem to be separate, the heat does transfer somewhat after a while.  Its hotter yet on the top panel.  I have plenty of venting on all sides.  Doesn't bother me unduly.

post #308 of 694

I think I've touched my Invicta all of 5 times.  I usually go with the remote.  Protective display tape is still on.  

 

 

Hmmmm...come to think of it, I'm a little OCD with it.

post #309 of 694

The Resonessencelabs Labs seems to have remove the mentioning of balanced drive from their website. Anyone knows what's going on?


Edited by econparanoia - 2/4/13 at 3:12pm
post #310 of 694
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The Resonessencelabs Labs seems to have remove the mentioning of balanced drive from their website. Anyone knows what's going on?

It is still there, although the new firmware update has not been released on January 31st:

http://resonessencelabs.com/news-updates/

 

 

Quote:
January 13th, 2013: Software version 4.0.0 has been released to our software updates page.
• Next software release scheduled for 31st January 2013 will include the following features:
• Chinese characters will be enabled on the OLED and HDMI displays.
• Option to run Headphones in Balanced Output Mode
post #311 of 694

I ordered an Invicta today and it will be shipping this Friday! Thanks for all of the detailed information in this thread. Now I'm waiting for a Stratus that I expect to get sometime next month. I'm really looking forward to getting to know this DAC and enjoy the headphone output until the DNA amp arrives. L3000.gif

post #312 of 694

That sounds like an excellent combination.  Congrats.

post #313 of 694
Well the whole unit gets kinda toasty but nothing that is out of spec. The unit uses about 25w of power so it cant make that much total amount of heat.

One day when the BHSE arrives, well that would a totally differrent story.
post #314 of 694

Invicta has been working almost perfectly for me except its file ordering behavior. Invicta's file ordering algorithm has been confusing to me, even after the recent software upgrade that enables "Sort by track number".

 

First of all, when a file is named as "numbering - file name", for example " 02 - Yesterday" or "02 Yesterday", the Invicta in some cases would display this film as "02 - Yesterday" or "02 Yesterday" respectively, but in other cases would display it as just "Yesterday" where the numbering part are omitted. Such behavior seems to be folder-dependent, but is consistent within any given folder and over time. (I.e. within a given folder, either the numbering parts are omitted for all the files or the numbering parts are displayed for all the files. Also, this will not change over time.)  

 

Also, for two folders within which files are named in the same way as  "numbering - file name", the actually displayed ordering of files for each folder can be different. For example, when choosing "Sort by track number", files in one of the folders are ordered as follows, which is the correct ordering: 

 

However, for the other folder, files are ordered incorrectly, as shown below:

 

 

Whether or not the hyphen "-" is included in the file names doesn't seem to change a thing in the example above. Interestingly, for the two folders in this example, when "Sort by track name" is chosen, files in both folders are displayed in the order of increasing numbering (i.e. 01 - xxx, 02 - xxx, 03 - xxx, ... , which you should have seen when "Sort by track number" is chosen). Note that in this example, the numbering part of the file names are displayed for files in both folders. However, as I mentioned earlier, for some other folders, Invicta would simply omit  displaying the numbering for their files. And where the Invicta does this, the files are displayed in the alphabetical order when "Sort by track name" is chosen.

 

I really can't understand Invicta's ordering algorithm. Are there buds? Or do I miss something? Hope some of you guys can shed some light. 


Edited by econparanoia - 2/5/13 at 12:44pm
post #315 of 694

Invicta is punishing you for listening to too much Diana Krall. biggrin.gif
 

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