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post #5536 of 6590
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Originally Posted by Madelynn View Post

My family orders tons of stuff from Amazon so we have a prime membership. It's how I was able to get two to my house within the week ($3.99 overnight shipping). I want to try and find the distributor you used, but my wife is going to give me an ear full if I do before the money for the two I already ordered clears. (Pavilion Electronics & SMICORP are the distributors I order from by the way.)

I used to be a Prime member myself, but did not renew for the year last November. Still, I would have ordered it directly from Amazon themselves, but they do not have the Alpen in stock. I see those distributors you mentioned, but they are selling the "old" version of the E17, not the Alpen. Perhaps they do sell the Alpen as well, but the only seller listed on Amazon selling the Alpen currently is Micca.

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Advanced-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B008D2OPG2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361584313&sr=8-1&keywords=fiio+e17+alpen


Edited by rick88 - 2/22/13 at 6:00pm
post #5537 of 6590

I didn't know there was a old and new model. The one I have now has "Alpen" on the back and I believe the one before that did too.

post #5538 of 6590
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Originally Posted by Madelynn View Post

I didn't know there was a old and new model. The one I have now has "Alpen" on the back and I believe the one before that did too.

The first one or two batches had E17 on the back. Every other batch after had ALPEN on its back.

post #5539 of 6590

hello!

Yesterday I used E17's SPDIF input for some music, quite good.

But I noticed E17's menu showing it is using 48/16 bit mode.

Can I set it into higher mode?

post #5540 of 6590
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Originally Posted by john65537 View Post

hello!

Yesterday I used E17's SPDIF input for some music, quite good.

But I noticed E17's menu showing it is using 48/16 bit mode.

Can I set it into higher mode?

Windows or Mac?

http://youtu.be/axAewk-qFGw?t=4m30s

 

Video has instructions for both Windows and Mac.

 

Are you using foobar or just a program like iTunes?

post #5541 of 6590

I must say fiio e 17 is just incredible. The synergy with akg q701 is just incredible over usb from my laptop. I dont even need to raise my gain setting higher than 1.

I have a theory. I think that if you made a blind test with akg q701 and tried different amps from different price ranges over e17 you would probably not be able to tell wich is better. When i read about people saying that akg q 701 need an amp costing 2000 dollar i think it is mostly placebo. I also think that if you like the sound from the more expensive amp it is because the sound gets an pleasent distortion. Like the expensive tube amps all modern science have proven delivering a less clean and accurate sound than solid state amp, beacause the sound is more "real" or "warm". 

I think Fiio e 17 is realy god bang for the bucks in a industry filled with snake oil products :)

 

 

You must pardon if my english is bad, but my native language is norwegian :)

post #5542 of 6590
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Windows or Mac?

http://youtu.be/axAewk-qFGw?t=4m30s

 

Video has instructions for both Windows and Mac.

 

Are you using foobar or just a program like iTunes?

 

With Windows NB or PC, I always use USB connection for E17, which can be set into 96/24 bit mode.

 

The SPDIF connection I mentioned here, is provided by a RMVB player,

which has only SPDIF RAW and SPDIF LPCM setting options.

 

I suspect the SPDIF 48/16 mode I got is due to the FLAC file's resolution.


Edited by john65537 - 2/22/13 at 8:57pm
post #5543 of 6590

From what I gather, E17 shows only 48/16 when both 44/16 and 48/16 are actually fed to it from the computer. When you go 96/24 or 192/24, these values are displayed corretly. Maybe E17 just cannot display "44/16" on its screen, or it upsamples anything below 48/16 (which would be a shame).

post #5544 of 6590
Does any of you guys also own a Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1? I'm highly doubting between these two for use as a desktop amp/dac
post #5545 of 6590
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Originally Posted by adani View Post

From what I gather, E17 shows only 48/16 when both 44/16 and 48/16 are actually fed to it from the computer. When you go 96/24 or 192/24, these values are displayed corretly. Maybe E17 just cannot display "44/16" on its screen, or it upsamples anything below 48/16 (which would be a shame).

 

Quote: From The Manual
(2) 44.1k and 48k will both display 48k; 88.2k and 96k both display 96k
(3) Default value is 24bit when sampling rate is 96k and 192k, others are 16bit.

 

There is no up or down sampling it's just a display thing in my opinion.

post #5546 of 6590

The E17 drives the Fostex T50RP very nicely. 

post #5547 of 6590

What are people's thoughts of adding the E9k with the E17 Alpen?

post #5548 of 6590
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Originally Posted by seag33k View Post

What are people's thoughts of adding the E9k with the E17 Alpen?


Excellent combo! My E09K drives the DT880 250 ohm with all the power they need. I returned a Audioengine D1 as it didn't have enough power, for the price point the E09K is a good addition to the E17 IMHO.

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post #5549 of 6590
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Originally Posted by seag33k View Post

What are people's thoughts of adding the E9k with the E17 Alpen?

 

I like my E17 + E09K!

The volume control is a lot easier to operate and I like what it does for my Q701s.

I bought it partly for the convenience factor, I can use the SPDIF input without worrying about running the battery down on the E17.

post #5550 of 6590

Just wanted to say that my little E17 out powers my iDo Desktop Amp by a considerable margin. It's got more punch too. What a great little Amp! Best bang for the buck I've seen in a portable. smile.gif

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