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700

Talk about squeezing every bit if audio out of this set up. I am oh so happy.

Ha. there was a silly dance in west africa called "alanta".

These kids look like they're doing the most.

 

If you're curious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azRdYST8RQ4

post #4832 of 27055
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I just dialed down the bass by 3 db on my rockboxed clip+ for the xb90ex - there still ****loads of it :| 
Isn't thiy #@&*load of bass the whole point about them? biggrin.gif (Btw: getting mine on Tuesday. Really excited!)
post #4833 of 27055

Completely OT, but as part of my new found quest for cool online streaming music, I discovered http://somafm.com/

 

The good bit is that it is free, and the various stations play awesome music (in my humble opinion of course!). I like them so much, that I forked over $4 for their android app (well worth it to me).

 

The downside is that they stream at 128kbps. It sounds fine, but I would love to hear them at a higher kbps, so I am going to pester them relentlessly to offer a premium service with higher kbps (I would be happy to pay a small monthly fee for that).

 

As you were!

post #4834 of 27055
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Interesting.

So I decided to try out a new cable as I was using an old USB cable from one of my external drives..The whole debate if cables matter or not. I don't know if it does but I have never heard this set up sound this good. The sound is about as pure as it is going to get. I just plugged in my new cable into my Optical box. So my set up looks like this.
[...]

New Pangea pure audio grade USB $25 bought on Amazon
[....]

Sorry to rain on your parade there dsnuts but there is no way, that a cabel will have any effect (positive or negative) on your audio signal in a digital distribution system. Period.
In Analog it may matter (though there were articel that suggest otherwise, monster cabel vs. coathanger for exampel). In Digital Audio, it's just ridiculous. 25$ for a USB cabel is a ripp-off. Anything for 5$ or below works just as well. And is that a gold plated OPTICAL coax cabel? That just takes the cake. There is no electrical signal distributed by that cable, why should it need a gold plated contact?
post #4835 of 27055
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Sorry to rain on your parade there dsnuts but there is no way.....

oh oh.....

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post #4836 of 27055
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I spend $20 on a higher quality made cable. I ain't that crazy to spend on something like this. I would rather buy me another Amp.

 
 

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^ they could have at least given it a fancy name for 90 bucks... like the "viper" or the "red rattlesnake" or something... Cinnamon? Really? smily_headphones1.gif
post #4838 of 27055
Thread Starter 

Ya I bet my snake looking optical cable is very similar in quality to this one here. But I bought mines for $8 on the bay. Like I said. I am crazy but not that crazy!

 

 
 

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post #4839 of 27055

Seriously, this has been debated a lot. I was talking to a guy who was completely sure that all hdmi cables are the same and it doesn't matter how much it costs - then I connected my ps3 to his tv using two different hdmi cables and I shut him up. The one was a $5 regular hdmi cable the other was a $20 flat hdmi cable and not only the quality was different but the contrast of the picture.

 

edit: I'm not saying that all those insane $100+ cables are worth it but something around 20 bucks is always better than the generic cheap stuff


Edited by kova4a - 11/16/12 at 5:28pm
post #4840 of 27055

The thing that cable haters don't realize is that you cannot change the conductivity (ie, silver/copper/unobtainium), without changing the flow of impulses. A cable change will ALWAYS have an effect on the output of the end device.

 

Now whether the changes are audible/visible, or even desirable, are all subjective. However, there is absolutely no denying the effect of cables.

 

Source: multiple physics classes.

post #4841 of 27055
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Plus getting a cable made by this dude was worth $20. Ya my cable now is $25 but I got it for $20 so there.

 

So what was the results of this mans cable? The sound is the same but somehow cleaner in the extensions highs mids and lows. Very clean sound..

1000 Actually I can honestly say. I was somewhat doubtful myself but this man's cable does make a difference. It isn't drastic. I was getting a great sound even before this but I knew the cable I was using was not optimal and was the weak link in the chain. Now it ain't. I feel I was getting 97% of the optimal sound out of my set up. Now I can say I am getting 100% So yes. This is in deed a discovery to me and was definitely worth the $20 payed.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/16/12 at 6:18pm
post #4842 of 27055
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Seriously, this has been debated a lot. I was talking to a guy who was completely sure that all hdmi cables are the same and it doesn't matter how much it costs - then I connected my ps3 to his tv using two different hdmi cables and I shut him up. The one was a $5 regular hdmi cable the other was a $20 flat hdmi cable and not only the quality was different but the contrast of the picture.

 

edit: I'm not saying that all those insane $100+ cables are worth it but something around 20 bucks is always better than the generic cheap stuff


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056502-1/why-all-hdmi-cables-are-the-same/

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57540275-221/still-more-reasons-why-all-hdmi-cable-are-the-same/

 

I have no opinion on this matter. Just putting it up since you mentioned it :-D

post #4843 of 27055
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Well, I seriously don't even want to read it. The fact is that I have 2 cables that output different image quality. Just the fact that there is a big contrast change that is noticable right away and everyone I showed it to can see it proves that there's difference from cable to cable. I also thought before all hdmi cables are the same but I can't argue with my eyes.

post #4844 of 27055
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Interesting.

 

So I decided to try out a new cable as I was using an old USB cable from one of my external drives..The whole debate if cables matter or not. I don't know if it does but I have never heard this set up sound this good. The sound is about as pure as it is going to get. I just plugged in my new cable into my Optical box. So my set up looks like this. 

 

700

Plus

700

New Pangea pure audio grade USB $25 bought on Amazon
 plus

700

SMSL usb to optical/ coax out. Giving me 24 bit audio plus

700

Connected to my

700

Plus my

700

=

700

Talk about squeezing every bit if audio out of this set up. I am oh so happy.

 

Thats the kind of setup that would make my BA200 sing well really anything would sound much better coming though that.

post #4845 of 27055
Thread Starter 

Ya the beauty of this little set up was. The total spent was roughly $200 including the MH1C, excluding the laptop, which for the sound I am getting is nothing. I should have something soon that should be very close to what this is doing for even cheaper..I have been on a DAC/AMP bender as of late..This sounds great with everything I have actually. The only real issue with that Fire Phoenix dac/amp is their QC. I lucked out it seems as I know guys ended up getting some lemons. Otherwise I would not hesitate to recommend to spend the $90 plus $15 to have them send you one. The sound is nothing short of phenomenal. But I have some others that are on order that I will be comparing to very soon. .

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