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post #706 of 876

Thats close to what he told me too. AS i'll be rack mounting mine so i wanted to make sure it won't get too hot.

post #707 of 876
if you rack mount and it is all open not so bad ,but you must check as when being used. but most defintly not is closed.

al d
post #708 of 876

I told Audio-gd I was putting the Master 9 in a closed cabinet and i wanted to keep it running for 4-5 hours.  He told me as long as the cabinet is at least three times the size of the unit- providing breathing room- I could close the cabinet while it was on for many hours.

post #709 of 876
No absolutly not. It is genrrating heat and in an enclosed box not good

Do what you wish and i hope it works out

Al
post #710 of 876

I have always found with Audio-gd gear that a decent gap between components improves the sound.

 

I have always left my master 5, 6 & 8 turned on all the time but switched to preamp mode. I switch to headphone mode when I am going to start listening.

 

regards

 

Macrog

post #711 of 876
Does it make less heat in preamp mode , draw less power ?
post #712 of 876

yes definitely less heat in preamp mode

 

Macrog

post #713 of 876
Very good idea sir did not think of that. Makes sense though it must turnoff the headphone amp.

Al D
post #714 of 876
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

No absolutly not. It is genrrating heat and in an enclosed box not good

Do what you wish and i hope it works out

Al

You know better than the designer eh?

post #715 of 876
What i think is a mis understanding with you and kingwa. Do. A post ask others see who says its ok. And i do hope all is well weather you do want i say or not. I am just trying to help
Sorry. .
post #716 of 876

I can't comment yet, but kingwa said to me inside a rack would be fine (rack is ventilated) and closed.

Also it was not a mis-understanding as in language wise.

 

On the same note, the rack will be open when i am using the master 9 anyways...

post #717 of 876
Now that sounds fine and I guess I did not read the ventilation part
I'm glad it's fine. And as for warm up if in a cabinet I'm sure the warm up time will decrease as well

Enjoy it's a great product
post #718 of 876
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I have 4 dacs in that price range. The M7/ref10.32/mytek and the Pwd mkii. Audio gd 1704 chips is great with headphones. But the Pwd mkii is great with speakers and last would be the mytek.

Al. D

Hey Al, I'm really at odds between getting the Master & of the PWD mkII, and I see there you've got both of them.

 

I'm mainly moving over to speakers, but will always have a few sets of headphones on hand. It's very interesting that you say the PWD mkII is better for speakers, and I was wondering if you could expand on that at all? It you could go more in depth for your views on the 2, that'd be amazing and greatly appreciated. 

 

In music I'm really looking for big soundstage, imaging, bass impact, and believability. I want to feel as I'm there and enjoy every moement. I don't need to get the microest details, I just want to get all the information I need for it to sound right. As for what I'll be listening to; music (female vocal trance/dubstep & other electronica[50%], 80s & 90s rock[20%], hip-hop[20%] and classical[10%], but few to no jazz, country, or acoustic) and movies of all kinds.

 

Thanks in advance if you can flesh that comparison out a bit for me!

post #719 of 876
How do you intend to connect the DAC. This important. USB. / coax/ i2s ?
post #720 of 876
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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post
 

Hey Al, I'm really at odds between getting the Master & of the PWD mkII, and I see there you've got both of them.

 

I'm mainly moving over to speakers, but will always have a few sets of headphones on hand. It's very interesting that you say the PWD mkII is better for speakers, and I was wondering if you could expand on that at all? It you could go more in depth for your views on the 2, that'd be amazing and greatly appreciated. 

 

In music I'm really looking for big soundstage, imaging, bass impact, and believability. I want to feel as I'm there and enjoy every moement. I don't need to get the microest details, I just want to get all the information I need for it to sound right. As for what I'll be listening to; music (female vocal trance/dubstep & other electronica[50%], 80s & 90s rock[20%], hip-hop[20%] and classical[10%], but few to no jazz, country, or acoustic) and movies of all kinds.

 

Thanks in advance if you can flesh that comparison out a bit for me!

 

The Audio-GD in general (not just the PCM1704) have a sound that is bigger and further back a few rows compared to the competition. This is an aspect that I really like with headphones because it helps to get the sound out of the head.

 

With speakers, you probably would like the sound direction to go the other way: more forward, closer to you. Think of what the result in the headphones would be? The sound is in your head.

 

For speaker listening I preferred the Chord QuteHD because it is livelier and more upfront. It's not bad at all with headphones because it has a very good depth in the sound, but the NFB-27 (and now SA-2) pushed the sound fews rows back in depth and the singer would not be that close to my head anymore, for a better overall viewing.

 

IMO, the headphone amp section should do this "pushing back/forward the sound", so that one can use the same DAC in both headphone and speaker setups without the aforementioned consequences.

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