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post #1051 of 1285
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

That is stuff for the sound science forum.

Yeah, or it will just go on and on...and on.

 

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As far as the s/p dif - that is an optical line out that uses your dac in your receiver or external dac. If you want to use the dac in the fostex to an amplifier then use the line out plug to your amp.

Thanks, I was using optical, now I will try another cable from the line out.

post #1052 of 1285
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Yeah, or it will just go on and on...and on.

 

Thanks, I was using optical, now I will try another cable from the line out.

 

Something like : deadhorse.gif

 

Now you know how to use HP-P1 DAC as the source for HiFiM8. Don't forget to use a special highest quality interconnect.

post #1053 of 1285
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Now you know how to use HP-P1 DAC as the source for HiFiM8. Don't forget to use a special highest quality interconnect.

LOL

post #1054 of 1285

Didn't mean to open a can of worms. I know that in theory digital cables should not sound different but based on my experience, they do. I hear differences in 3rd-party IEM cables too. If others claim to hear a difference, I'm pretty sure I will too. wink.gif

 

Now, I have another question. I've been reading that the iPod Classic won't play anything higher than 16/44 files (or it just resamples anything higher on the fly). Is this a limitation of the internal DAC? Will 24/192 or similar play untouched using the HP-P1?

 

I don't have any equipment that can tell me what bitrate/sample rate it comes out as. Anyone?

post #1055 of 1285
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Didn't mean to open a can of worms. I know that in theory digital cables should not sound different but based on my experience, they do. I hear differences in 3rd-party IEM cables too. If others claim to hear a difference, I'm pretty sure I will too. wink.gif

 

 

for the sake of adding my can of worms also, lol, I hear you, I have also had first hand experience wih hearing some big differences with usb connectors, for just a data cable it really shouldn't make a whole lot of difference? but it does,

 

I tried a higher end usb connector, it was for the HP-P1, and it sounded really aweful, scratchy and lifeless, so I switched to the iPods connector and with just that, wow what a difference it made, I now use a custom all silver usb connector and it plays awefully nice with the rest of my gear! happy camper am I,

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There will apparently be no end to "Cable Wars"  I love my Toxic Cable's Silver Poison LOD.....biggrin.gif

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There will apparently be no end to "Cable Wars"  I love my Toxic Cable's Silver Poison LOD.....biggrin.gif

Hi longbowbbs
How is the SQ from your Toxic Silver Poison Lod ?
Do you have picture ? Please post it hear
How much cost your Toxic Silver Poison Lod ?
post #1058 of 1285
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

There will apparently be no end to "Cable Wars"  I love my Toxic Cable's Silver Poison LOD.....biggrin.gif

Hi longbowbbs
How is the SQ from your Toxic Silver Poison Lod ?
Do you have picture ? Please post it hear
How much cost your Toxic Silver Poison Lod ?

Rudi, The LOD ran about $150 USD. It has a smoother sound with much more open top end than the stock cable. 

 

 

This was a sample piece that Frank was testing. He offered it to me for a nice price. The current ones are a bit more finished and have the Toxic labeled shrink wrap. Think of this cable as a Beta unit.

post #1059 of 1285

The only improvement I had was greater transparency, and it was minor. However I also like the quality of the cable manufacture. I'm keen for impressions on the Furutech ADL Lightning to USB A cable they are releasing soon. 

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My Fostex HP P1 as Master Piece DAC

Source : iPhone 4 S as transport
Dac : Fostex HP P1 as pure DAC
amp : Wagnus Japan
Cable : Wagnus mini to mini rare item made in Japan
Wire World mini to mini rare item made in Japan



post #1061 of 1285

Don't forget VentureCraft 30P-USBA. tongue.gif

 

Wagnus is almost non-existant outside Japan.

post #1062 of 1285
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However I also like the quality of the cable manufacture.

 

Which is something we can agree on ;-)

But to close the can of worms before they kill any worthy discussion: Everyone's free to spend money on whatever they believe will help them in their search for better sound. Nevertheless I'm absolutely sure that USB cables are the least of my problems in that regard.

 

Which is not to say that I don't appreciate the beauty of a precisely manufactured cable with solid connectors. And there is always a lower limit on build quality that one should keep away from -- the overall experience should be consistent, i.e. a cheap plastic connector on an amp costing several hundred of thousand EURs is a sacrilege in itself. But above the physically capable configuration just comes superior visual experience (which in itself is quite powerful).

 

BTT: just received my HP-P1 yesterday. While its a pity that one cannot use it as a DAC/amp with a computer its a very nice complement to my iPhone and works with the Lightning connector without any problems. Interesting sidenote: it drives the TH600 with quite some authority even on the lowest gain level while the Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII seems to struggle a bit with that same headphone.

 

My only gripes so far are with the edges being a bit sharp and the headphone jack being to close to the volume knob.

post #1063 of 1285
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

Don't forget VentureCraft 30P-USBA. tongue.gif


Wagnus is almost non-existant outside Japan.

Yes Wagnus is very difficult to buy outside Japan

Do you have picture from your Venture craft 30P-USBA?

Please share here

Thank you
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There is the Venturecraft LOD to the Fostex.

post #1065 of 1285
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There is the Venturecraft LOD to the Fostex.

Nice looking LOD!

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