Okay, I got my Auditor today. Gave it a listen, driving my HD800s...and it doesn't DRIVE!
Volume is very low. In fact, cranking it up all the way doesn't get there.
Now, previously I had been going from my computer to Aune T1 USB DAC, with gain on 20db and I could barely go past 12 'o clock with the volume. On my PC I'm sending all 0s and 1s through WASAPI bit perfect, using J river or Foobar. Sounds nice...and I'm going 24/96 wav and flac (for what it's worth).
So, now with the Auditor I'm using the same setup, but this time going from the RCA of my DAC into dual male XLR on the Auditor. Yes, it is still dead quiet with the Auditor. No kooky noises. It is unbalanced, sure, but from my understanding, the difference between balanced and unbalanced is only 10 db on the Auditor. It's set to 115v, plugged right into the wall socket. Never a problem with the socket.
But wait! There's more! Now I go from the 3.5mm LO on my IBasso DX90 to dual XLR and the same thing. Even with the DX90 cranked to max. Same low sound.
In both cases it is bypassing the internal amps. The longest cable is 6ft.
Could it be that I am using single RCA to XLR cables, instead of a one-piece Y cable? I wouldn't think so. Any ideas?Edited by EVOLVIST - 12/11/14 at 4:54pm