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I got some PM from Head-Fi'er, some about our new E17, there are some common questions so I think it maybe a good idea to collect them as a FAQ thread .

 

Please post your question in here and I will try to reply all question about our E17. and it will be better for all member just let me reply the question so it can be

 

one reply follow one queston. thanks.

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Question 1 :

 

When the E7/17 is docked to the E9, will all of its DAC properties, bass/treble boost, digital/coaxial inputs, etc. all work to change the signal amplified by the E9 into which my headphones (AKG Q701's) will be plugged?

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The E7 can only send the pure line out signal to E9, so the bass boost will not work to change the signal amplified by the E9.

 

but for E17, we add a switcher, so you can select send the line out signal to E9 , or you can select the pre amp signal to E9.

 

With pre amp signal to E9, the bass/treble/balance will still available so it can change the output which amplified by the E9!

 

It means that the E17+E9 combo will can adjust the bass/treble in E17. 

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Question 3:

 

Will the E7/17 only be able to recharge in the cradle while the E9 simply amplifies the USB signal from the computer, in which case i can get any brand of Amp and chain it to the E17 when it is released?

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E7/E17 can be recharge when there are power supply or the USB power, it does matter whether the E9 power on or off. 

 

You can buy a L7 and connect  to E17, and them connect the line out signal from E17 to any other amp you like.

post #6 of 163
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Question 4:

 

Does E17 support Line out?

post #7 of 163
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Yes, E17 support line out, you need to connect our L7 to the dock of E17, and the line out will come from the 3.5mm line out socket. to satisfy some people's request, we 

 

add a hardware switcher, so you can select the line out or the pre amp out signal. and use the bass/treble function when dock the E17 to E9. 

post #8 of 163

Thanks James for setting up this FAQ.

You might have mentioned it elsewhere, but please let me know what are the dimensions of E17 in millimeters?


Edited by zzffnn - 12/29/11 at 10:36am
post #9 of 163
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   The dimensions of E17 is 96X55X15.2 mm.

post #10 of 163
The Fiio site states that the Fiio E17 will be use the name ALPEN. Is this a full change, or are we expected to still call it the Fiio E17 instead of the Fiio ALPEN?

This is a silly question in the overall scheme of things, but it's one that is better asked now than later. wink.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/30/11 at 4:41am
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     Yes, we will name all our amp and dac with mountain , and cable with river. the first batch of E17 will not have the silkscreen " ALPEN ", but the second batch will have.

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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

I got some PM from Head-Fi'er, some about our new E17, there are some common questions so I think it maybe a good idea to collect them as a FAQ thread .

 

Please post your question in here and I will try to reply all question about our E17. and it will be better for all member just let me reply the question so it can be

 

one reply follow one queston. thanks.

 


How about the compliancy of the E17 with Linux devices?

Rather, how about the compliancy of the E17 with Android devices, more likely the predominant devices in the (near) future?

 

Android relies on Linux for core system services such as driver model. The Linux kernel of Android also acts as an abstraction layer between the hardware and the rest of the software stack. Android handles all the things that Linux is really good at such as a vast array of device drivers, which take the pain out of interfacing to peripheral hardware.

 

 

Interoperability between the FiiO E7 & Linux PC:

"The FiiO E7 Headphone Amplifier is an USB DAC dedicated to high fidelity headphone.

It works out of the box with my Ubuntu 11.04. I just plug it when I need it and several seconds later it appears in my output sound devices list."

http://linuxhcl.com/browse/product?id=7629

http://www.head-fi.org/t/579365/usb-headphone-amp-with-android-phones-possible/15#post_7909638

 

 

Not yet functional interoperability between the FiiO E7 & Google Galaxy Nexus:

Apparently, something is missing in the stock Linux kernel of the Android phone Galaxy Nexus in order to get the interoperability between the Galaxy Nexus and a USB DAC like the E7.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582179/samsung-galaxy-nexus/30

 

Probably, the standard USB audio driver is missing in this (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) ALSA-capable kernel.

https://bitbucket.org/paulobrien/android_kernel_galaxynexus/src/bc4f9b72a51d/Documentation/sound/alsa

 

It’s interesting to get the (file) name of the Linux USB audio driver compliant with the E7 in order to request its inclusion to be done by some Android kernel builders of the XDA-developers forum.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1339

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1367341

 

 

Android modders play an important role in the Android ecosystem:

. The USB Host feature was not enabled in the first release (4.0.1) of the stock kernel of the Google Galaxy Nexus.

. The kernel 4.0.1 was modded by a non-Google developer with USB Host feature enabled allowing USB mass storage devices and Galaxy Nexus to interoperate.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1359579

. The USB Host feature was enabled in the Android release 4.0.2!

 

post #13 of 163
The artist formerly called as E17. smily_headphones1.gif

People are going to have a hard time calling it the Fiio Alpen, lol.

Fiio Alpen, people. Not E17!
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     Yes, we will name all our amp and dac with mountain , and cable with river. the first batch of E17 will not have the silkscreen " ALPEN ", but the second batch will have.



 

you mean when you start it up, it will have a little splash screen of sorts? if that's the only improvement then i don't care. I'll just buy the first batch
 

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The artist formerly called as E17. smily_headphones1.gif
People are going to have a hard time calling it the Fiio Alpen, lol.
Fiio Alpen, people. Not E17!


....that's not going to happen sadly. going from telling someone E10, E11, E6 to Alpen? 

 

post #15 of 163

I'm sure he just means the label printed (silk screened) on the outside of the device.

 

DanBa, thanks for your inquiry.  Still on the fence over iphone or galaxy for next phone purchase and that was one of the key reasons.  Eager to hear the response!

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