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post #4426 of 6590
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Thanks a lot

Don't forget to upvote. Why? No reason. It makes my little Panda heart feel important is all. wink.gif

 

Hey Bowei...I did upvote on 4/27/12 itself , right after I read your post...undoubtedly it is best post in this thread smile.gif

post #4427 of 6590
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Hey Bowei...I did upvote on 4/27/12 itself , right after I read your post...undoubtedly it is best post in this thread smile.gif

Yeah, I saw that after I went and checked as I thought that you may have done that. Thanks for your upvote, I am now a few steps away from conquering all of Head-Fi Dom with my wrath. The best post is still the first E17 review post of course :)

post #4428 of 6590

Question...why when you dock the e17 to the e09k is the gain automatically set to +6? Should it be set to +0 to avoid double amping?

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Question...why when you dock the e17 to the e09k is the gain automatically set to +6? Should it be set to +0 to avoid double amping?

Gain is not the same as amplification. A 0dB gain is still using the amplification of a unit if the amp of that unit is in use.

 

The E17 had the option to dual amp with E90K or just use the E90K's amp last I remember. In the later case, the E90K should be doing all the lifting, in the first case, no matter what it is , you will be dual amping.

 

And then there is also that gain is not related to amplification exactly or perfectly.FiiO generally has pre amps to control volume(and they also provide tonality as well) so those factor into gain as well. 

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Question...why when you dock the e17 to the e09k is the gain automatically set to +6? Should it be set to +0 to avoid double amping?

Line-out in the dock has no gain (unless you have flip the LO-bypass switch). The gain is set only for the 3.5mm headphone-out on the E17 itself, when it detects an USB connection.
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Line-out in the dock has no gain (unless you have flip the LO-bypass switch). The gain is set only for the 3.5mm headphone-out on the E17 itself, when it detects an USB connection.

 

Ah ha!!! That makes sense. I do flip on the lo bypass switch so that I can have hardware EQ when docked. 

 

Your answer makes perfect sense!!

 

thanks....

post #4432 of 6590
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Ah ha!!! That makes sense. I do flip on the lo bypass switch so that I can have hardware EQ when docked. 

 

Your answer makes perfect sense!!

 

thanks....

I need to learn to make those perfect short but concise answers too biggrin.gif

post #4433 of 6590
I'm considering a E09k to use with my E17 - can someone tell me if the balance setting on the E17 affects the l/r balance on the E09k headphone output? My hearing is imbalanced so I set balance to +4.
Thanks!
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I'm considering a E09k to use with my E17 - can someone tell me if the balance setting on the E17 affects the l/r balance on the E09k headphone output? My hearing is imbalanced so I set balance to +4.
Thanks!

Just set the LO Bypass switch to bypass mode, then you'll get all the EQ from E17 to E09K
post #4435 of 6590
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Just set the LO Bypass switch to bypass mode, then you'll get all the EQ from E17 to E09K

 

Confirmed!! 

post #4436 of 6590

Hey guys, quick question.

 

When you change the balance on the E17, are you able to pan hard left/right?

 

On my unit its more of a slight shift. I am unable to use the controls to pan hard left/right.

 

Is this how its supposed to be?

 

Thanks

post #4437 of 6590
If the function works then yes. The balance adjuster is not meant to fix assymetrical ear canals or other already present problems to an extreme extent.
post #4438 of 6590

Hi Panda-sama :)

 

Thats not what i meant.

 

When you use the balance control on the E17 can you shift the sound to left or right completely?

 

Or is it just a slight shift towards left or right? (whereas you can still hear a bit of left/right signal in the other side)

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Hi Panda-sama :)

 

Thats not what i meant.

 

When you use the balance control on the E17 can you shift the sound to left or right completely?

 

Or is it just a slight shift towards left or right? (whereas you can still hear a bit of left/right signal in the other side)

 

It's a slight shift, it doesn't shift completely.

post #4440 of 6590

Hi!

Can anybody tell if i can take a toslink input into E17 and get a lineout through the L7?

Or is it USB only?

Thank you for any helpful answers!
 

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