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How do you like your NAD D 3020?
Do you think it works well with the Q701s?

Yes no problems at all. I think the "NAD Sound" goes really well with the signature of the Q701. Plenty of power.

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Yes no problems at all. I think the "NAD Sound" goes really well with the signature of the Q701. Plenty of power.

Thanks,
I was considering getting the D 1050 DAC!
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Does anybody know which color wires are what on the stock Q701 cable? I want to try to hook my Q701 straight up to some speaker taps. The colors are red, yellow, and white. Does anybody know which is ground, left, and right?

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Does anybody know which color wires are what on the stock Q701 cable? I want to try to hook my Q701 straight up to some speaker taps. The colors are red, yellow, and white. Does anybody know which is ground, left, and right?

 

A multi-meter will solve your mystery.  Best $7 you'll spend ;)

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A multi-meter will solve your mystery.  Best $7 you'll spend ;)

I have my multi meter out and ready. What do I do to find out?

 

If I did it right, 

 

white = ground

 

red = right

 

yellow = left


Edited by jasonb - Today at 6:26 pm
post #7296 of 7300

Put it on continuity mode... when you touch the tips together, it should beep. Then, just touch the bare end of one wire and then touch each pin with the other probe until you get a beep. If yours doesn't have this feature, just check for a resistance of about an ohm as an indicator you have both ends of the same wire.

post #7297 of 7300

Working. My Q701 is hooked to the speaker taps of my Emotiva Mini-X. 50 watts x 2 at 8 ohms of power into these puppies. 

 

Volume at about 7 - 8 o'clock on the dial is it. Tomorrow mornings task it to get some banana plugs to make switching between headphones and the speakers quicker and easier. 

 

I had no qualms about cutting up the supplied 20ft cable, so I figured I might as well try it. 


Edited by jasonb - Today at 6:41 pm
post #7298 of 7300
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
 

I have my multi meter out and ready. What do I do to find out?

 

If I did it right, 

 

white = ground

 

red = right

 

yellow = left

 

Ups, late... Well, somebody will appreciate it.

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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 

 

Ups, late... Well, somebody will appreciate it.

I googled an image of that earlier when I was figuring it all out. 

 

I've had it hooked up and have been listening for almost 2 hours now. It sounds pretty magical. I did not expect this to work this well. 

 

It gets loud at the 8 o'clock position on the volume knob so there is barely any throw on the knob, but the knob has fine enough control to dial in the volume I desire so it works just fine. The other option at my disposal is to set a negative preamp level in the Equalizer APO program I use for system wide EQ. If I set a -6dB preamp level it gives me a bit better control of the volume which lets me bring it up to about 9 o'clock on the knob. It is dead silent with the music paused, so no unbearable hiss to speak of. 

 

The sound is ridiculous. I haven't really used my Q701 in a long time, but I don't remember them sounding quite this good. Huge soundstage, great imaging, killer bass impact(for a Q701 anyway) and tons of detail. EQ'ing them with Equalizer APO is nice as well. I added just a touch of extra sub-bass, have a very narrow mild cut at 2k, another cut centered at 7k and then added a touch of sparkle centered at 14k. 

 

Tomorrow the plan is to find some decent banana plugs for both the headphones, and my speakers so I can hopefully swap between the two a bit quicker. 

post #7300 of 7300
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
 

I googled an image of that earlier when I was figuring it all out. 

 

I've had it hooked up and have been listening for almost 2 hours now. It sounds pretty magical. I did not expect this to work this well. 

 

It gets loud at the 8 o'clock position on the volume knob so there is barely any throw on the knob, but the knob has fine enough control to dial in the volume I desire so it works just fine. The other option at my disposal is to set a negative preamp level in the Equalizer APO program I use for system wide EQ. If I set a -6dB preamp level it gives me a bit better control of the volume which lets me bring it up to about 9 o'clock on the knob. It is dead silent with the music paused, so no unbearable hiss to speak of. 

 

The sound is ridiculous. I haven't really used my Q701 in a long time, but I don't remember them sounding quite this good. Huge soundstage, great imaging, killer bass impact(for a Q701 anyway) and tons of detail. EQ'ing them with Equalizer APO is nice as well. I added just a touch of extra sub-bass, have a very narrow mild cut at 2k, another cut centered at 7k and then added a touch of sparkle centered at 14k. 

 

Tomorrow the plan is to find some decent banana plugs for both the headphones, and my speakers so I can hopefully swap between the two a bit quicker. 

 

That happens to me every time I put them on again. Man, you made me take them and start to listen them... :D


Edited by Ashade - Today at 8:56 pm
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