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post #4801 of 6513

macs have good dacs?

post #4802 of 6513
They use Cirrus Logics that sound good actually. Very warm, but smooth. Also has about 90mW at 32 ohms so has some power. I am fine with them actually. Apple is known to use good Dac. Their phones and ipods do as well. Not magnificent but as in a dac and amp thatcomes standard. It is the only brand that has a good dac and amp thatcomes standard on all their devices from a major brand
post #4803 of 6513

if i use this with my laptop, does it stay charged thru USB, or is that just for audio, and it runs off the battery whether mobile or plugged in via USB?

post #4804 of 6513

It will always run off of the battery. There is an option to charge or not to charge when plugged into usb, so that you can still cycle the battery if you use it as a USB DAC often.

 

I see you live in Poughkeepsie, I'm in the Hyde Park/Pleasant Valley area. So howdy neighbor!

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Originally Posted by max pl View Post

if i use this with my laptop, does it stay charged thru USB, or is that just for audio, and it runs off the battery whether mobile or plugged in via USB?

post #4805 of 6513

woah, i'm actually in Hyde Park too!

 

and thanks for the response!


Edited by max pl - 11/13/12 at 6:32pm
post #4806 of 6513
ASIO is not showing up in Ableton Live, is Live compatible with the beta driver?
post #4807 of 6513

Hey guys,

So I know the E17 is more than enough for my Grado SR80i's, but does anyone have experience driving RS1i's with the E17? Probably save myself around $100 since it includes a DAC, along with it being an all-in-one unit, which is always attractive, over buying an Asgard and separate DAC.

post #4808 of 6513

I'm thinking about getting a Headstage Arrow 12HE 4G to pair with my E17. Main reason is to be able to drive 2 pairs of headphones simultaneously otg, second reason is I'm a basshead and I sometimes feel like I would like an even bigger boost than the E17 provides (yes I know it's ridiculous, but I want what I want :) ). Anyone got any experience with this combo? Is there a more preferable way to go?

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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post

I'm thinking about getting a Headstage Arrow 12HE 4G to pair with my E17. Main reason is to be able to drive 2 pairs of headphones simultaneously otg, second reason is I'm a basshead and I sometimes feel like I would like an even bigger boost than the E17 provides (yes I know it's ridiculous, but I want what I want :) ). Anyone got any experience with this combo? Is there a more preferable way to go?


i suggest you to go for alo rx mk3 then ,the bass knob will satisfy your addiction to bass basshead.gif

post #4810 of 6513
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Originally Posted by AdDicTiVe View Post


i suggest you to go for alo rx mk3 then ,the bass knob will satisfy your addiction to bass basshead.gif

The design and other specs of the mk3 is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. I have read however that the overall bass boost even if you turn the knob on the mk3 to max is much much less than that of the E17 alone.

 

edit: when I take a closer look on the features tab on their website I can see that the maximum boost sub 100hz is about 3db, wich will not suffice :( I really wish they made a version with a boost up to like 9db! I'd buy it in a heartbeat! http://www.aloaudio.com/rx-mk3


Edited by esmBOS - 11/15/12 at 3:53am
post #4811 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SurfWax View Post

Hey guys,


So I know the E17 is more than enough for my Grado SR80i's, but does anyone have experience driving RS1i's with the E17? Probably save myself around $100 since it includes a DAC, along with it being an all-in-one unit, which is always attractive, over buying an Asgard and separate DAC.

I don't own any Grados, but I've spent enough time listening to them to get a good feel of the flavour of Grados, if ya know what I mean?

The E17 certainly has enough power, however, the RS-1i really will benefit from a better amp and DAC. Don't get me wrong, one wayto look at this is to use the E17 until you can get a few more $$$ for a better amp and DAC. I certainly don't think the E17 and RS-1i will sound bad together, I just think the RS-1i has the potential to sound better.
I would think it is a combo you could live with for a year or two and would definitely sound better than using the SR-80i's.
I have you tried the RS-2i?

Anyone have any thoughts on what the E09K brings to the table with the RS-1i?
post #4812 of 6513
Probably not a good combo due to the high output impedance of the E09K not meant for anything less than 80ohms, and also the fact that the E09K/E9 don't smoothen the treble range, so if the RS1 is harsh, they will stay harsh.
post #4813 of 6513

Would it be possible to run a seperate amp from the E09K while the E17 is plugged in? I just want to use the E17 as a DAC plugged into an E09K and not separate. 

post #4814 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SymphonicTXN7 View Post

Would it be possible to run a seperate amp from the E09K while the E17 is plugged in? I just want to use the E17 as a DAC plugged into an E09K and not separate. 

Yes there is a line out option on the E90K. But you can also get the L7 for the E17.

post #4815 of 6513
So hooking up say a Valhalla to the E09K is ok? I don't want to destroy or damage anything. I know about the L7, I just want to leave the E17 in the E09K to charge.
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