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post #16 of 21

Alright guys nice thread!! i have the e9+e7 combo and i am also planning to get the ef5. I just bought my shure 1440 and i am wondering does anyone have any experience with the whole e9+e7+ef5 -> srh1440?? This whole thing sounds like a sick crazy setup. I am pretty excited. 

 

Thanks 

post #17 of 21

Bump

 

Any more opinions how the combo went? 

post #18 of 21

Had the E17/E9 with my EF-5. However i sold the E17 and E9 cause the upgrade itch kicked in so i picked up a Bifrost. Initially i was extremely unimpressed but after burn-in i found the Bifrost to be a significant upgrade over the E17 as a DAC. 

 

Not a bad upgrade considering i was able to sell the E17/E9 combo for $200 while the Bifrost cost me $400 (with USB)

post #19 of 21

hmmm cause i have the e7, i am sort of planning to keep it, but i also want a tube amp n i thought of what you guys were thinking did you think the ef 5 made an impressive upgrade with the e17+e9 combo? Because from what i heard is the combo for the e17+e9 doesn:t have a big difference since the e9 is almost the same in the audio department the different was the addition input n output etc.. I was thinking about the schiit lyr do you think that i would be able to connect all 3 of them together schiit lyr +e9+e7?? I am pretty much looking for a tube amp, hybrid or not, i wanna get into it and try them out.

 

Thanks

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ying View Post

I was thinking about the schiit lyr do you think that i would be able to connect all 3 of them together schiit lyr +e9+e7?? I am pretty much looking for a tube amp, hybrid or not, i wanna get into it and try them out.

Thanks

This was my exact setup when I had the HE-4 and D7000 at the same time.

E7/E9 > E9's Line Out > Lyr

Works just fine. The bottleneck in that setup would be the E7. I'd get the E17, or an even better DAC and run it to the E9's Line In.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/10/12 at 10:24pm
post #21 of 21

sickkkk sounds great, i was wondering is the cables the normal rca cables or am i getting things mix up with the line out cables? yeah i was thinking of selling my e7 n getting the e17 haha. I also thought of the bottleneck but from what i heard they are used to power higher ohms cans the owns i own are pretty low impedence. Pretty much this crazy setup is for my shure 1440, and myabe later on the denons ah 5000.  So i wasnt sure about the bottleneck but i got my eyes caught on that one. What do you suggest?

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