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post #271 of 467

I know people that have given up their dact for the khozmo. I have never heard the Khozmo but was about to buy it but did not due to reading about its problems.. I have consequently gone back to buying the DACT.


Edited by Victor Chew - 6/3/12 at 5:15pm
post #272 of 467

Victor from my discoveries on the weekend the DACT proved to be vastly superior. I can honestly say I hadn’t heard my KGSSHV until yesterday - it was a revelation. 

post #273 of 467
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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post

I like amb's thing better.
Both are going to be too big for your chassis.

 

Yes the AMB δ1 relay-based stereo R-2R attenuator looks nice. Especialy with a remote control and a LCD display popcorn.gif

 

 

I could build it in it's own box, essentialy in between the source and the KGSSHV, kind of like a portable digital volume control?


Edited by HDMan - 6/4/12 at 3:23am
post #274 of 467
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Originally Posted by johnwmclean View Post

Victor from my discoveries on the weekend the DACT proved to be vastly superior. I can honestly say I hadn’t heard my KGSSHV until yesterday - it was a revelation. 

Interesting. 

 

I liked the Khozmo myself. BUt preferred the TKD over it. 

 

I am considering springing for a RK50 or a P&G RF15 for my stat amp.

post #275 of 467
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Originally Posted by Victor Chew View Post

I know people that have given up their dact for the khozmo. I have never heard the Khozmo but was about to buy it but did not due to reading about its problems.. I have consequently gone back to buying the DACT.

 

I have not heard the DACT, but apart from the popping while turning the knob, it honestly sounds really good.

post #276 of 467

I have been experiencing some strange background noise, almost like a slight hollow noise in quite scenes on movies, the noise goes away if the Khozmo is turned up to almost full volume and the DAC (or Realiser) is turned down.

 

What kind of interference is this? Is there to much gain from the DAC, or is the Khozmo a superior Attenuator to the digital volume control in the Realiser?

 

I also experienced this with the XLR outputs from the external DAC i had tried previously.

post #277 of 467
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I have been experiencing some strange background noise, almost like a slight hollow noise in quite scenes on movies, the noise goes away if the Khozmo is turned up to almost full volume and the DAC (or Realiser) is turned down.

 

What kind of interference is this? Is there to much gain from the DAC, or is the Khozmo a superior Attenuator to the digital volume control in the Realiser?

 

I also experienced this with the XLR outputs from the external DAC i had tried previously.

 

Sounds like a problem with the Khozmo to me? If the Khozmo is turned all the way up it is essentially going to no resistance or taking itself out of the signal path.

post #278 of 467
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post

 

Sounds like a problem with the Khozmo to me? If the Khozmo is turned all the way up it is essentially going to no resistance or taking itself out of the signal path.

 

Would it be advisable to remove the Khozmo and connect the inputs directly to the channel board for testing purposes?

 

or

 

Use not Pot at all?


Edited by HDMan - 6/8/12 at 5:10pm
post #279 of 467
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Originally Posted by HDMan View Post

I have been experiencing some strange background noise, almost like a slight hollow noise in quite scenes on movies, the noise goes away if the Khozmo is turned up to almost full volume and the DAC (or Realiser) is turned down.

 

What kind of interference is this? Is there to much gain from the DAC, or is the Khozmo a superior Attenuator to the digital volume control in the Realiser?

 

I also experienced this with the XLR outputs from the external DAC i had tried previously.

 

Try bypassing the attenuator completely and see if you can hear noise with no input connected. 

 

I’m hedging my bets on Khozmo as being the culprit, I did this with my build I found the Khozmo was exceedingly noisy.

post #280 of 467
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Originally Posted by HDMan View Post

 

Would it be advisable to remove the Khozmo and connect the inputs directly to the channel board for testing purposes?

 

or

 

Use not Pot at all?

 

 

Shouldn’t be a problem,

post #281 of 467
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Originally Posted by johnwmclean View Post

 

Try bypassing the attenuator completely and see if you can hear noise with no input connected. 

 

I’m hedging my bets on Khozmo as being the culprit, I did this with my build I found the Khozmo was exceedingly noisy.

 

Ok, I'll try it out, really wish the Khozmo was not hyped up so much, a more well known supplier would have been preferable.

post #282 of 467

It’s probably a good idea to short the inputs out when testing without a pot. biggrin.gif

 

post #283 of 467
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It’s probably a good idea to short the inputs out when testing without a pot. biggrin.gif

 

 

Your going to have to explain in simple terms for this noobie :)

post #284 of 467
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Your going to have to explain in simple terms for this noobie :)

 

Simple. Connect ground and +/- inputs together ie shorted, this in effect is the same as having a connected volume pot turned all the way down. 

post #285 of 467

I already tested it, works good, sounds good, but there is interference from the Transformer, is there anyway to counteract this without building a seperate power supply box?

 

Mumetal casing are expensive?

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