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post #5611 of 12183
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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post
 

To say that a sound doesn't exist because nobody hears it is like asserting there are no words in a book that isn't being read - philosophically valid perhaps but nonsensical in the real world.

 

That also reminds me the subjective audiophilia philisophy... "If I hear the difference - it is there, despite all objective measurements".

post #5612 of 12183

My statement was a joke take off from...if a tree falls in the forest, and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?

 

Relax people.  :rolleyes:

post #5613 of 12183
Right. And that Zen koan is not to be taken too literally - even the rishis understood that sound would be generated by the crash even in the absence of a person. A koan is a sort of riddle to help one think in new ways.
post #5614 of 12183

Although I'm not one to speak, enough of this Schiit. :p If Apple buys Schitt will it be recast as iSchiit? I think prices would go up.

post #5615 of 12183
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Although I'm not one to speak, enough of this Schiit. :p If Apple buys Schitt will it be recast as iSchiit? I think prices would go up.

 

I pray to every god ever invented that Schiit has more integrity than that

post #5616 of 12183
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Although I'm not one to speak, enough of this Schiit. :p If Apple buys Schitt will it be recast as iSchiit? I think prices would go up.

That's awesome.

post #5617 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

That also reminds me the subjective audiophilia philisophy... "If I hear the difference - it is there, despite all objective measurements".

Hey everyone,

I am sorry for taking this thread off topic. I was trying to be controversial and a little too philosophical. In my sarcastic way, I was just trying to say, if you don't hear it, does it exist. When something cannot be observed, how do we know it exists?

I base my thought statement in a loose interpretation of Schrödinger's cat thought theorem, where the cat is both alive and dead until observed. Upon closer reflection, I realize that my original answer was incorrect. Maybe I should have stated the answer as yes and no simultaneously until observed (heard or recorded by something) we don't know.

But enough of this Schiit. I am sorry for taking this thread off track.

I am new to Schiit and I have just purchased a Modi/Vali combo for my nightstand to power my Sennheiser HD 700. The sound is great. I am currently running it from my MacBook Air via Audirvana. I am quite pleased with the sound.

My question is twofold. Can you run this stack with an iPad via powered usb hub? And,do you have a suggestion on other software that may be a better solution than my current setup. Thanks for your Input and patience.
post #5618 of 12183
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Originally Posted by SymphonicTXN7 View Post

That's awesome.
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Although I'm not one to speak, enough of this Schiit. tongue.gif  If Apple buys Schitt will it be recast as iSchiit? I think prices would go up.

It would definitely be better than if Google bought it. How would the Google marketing team present Google Schiit. biggrin.gif
post #5619 of 12183
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Originally Posted by psonoda View Post


Hey everyone,

I am sorry for taking this thread off topic. I was trying to be controversial and a little too philosophical. In my sarcastic way, I was just trying to say, if you don't hear it, does it exist. When something cannot be observed, how do we know it exists?

I base my thought statement in a loose interpretation of Schrödinger's cat thought theorem, where the cat is both alive and dead until observed. Upon closer reflection, I realize that my original answer was incorrect. Maybe I should have stated the answer as yes and no simultaneously until observed (heard or recorded by something) we don't know.

But enough of this Schiit. I am sorry for taking this thread off track.

I am new to Schiit and I have just purchased a Modi/Vali combo for my nightstand to power my Sennheiser HD 700. The sound is great. I am currently running it from my MacBook Air via Audirvana. I am quite pleased with the sound.

My question is twofold. Can you run this stack with an iPad via powered usb hub? And,do you have a suggestion on other software that may be a better solution than my current setup. Thanks for your Input and patience.

If you have a recent iPad running ios 7 you can use the Lightning CCK (Camera Connection Kit) to a powered hub and then to the Modi. I run an iPod Touch 5G the same way to an Uber USB Bifrost and then Asgar 2, what a dream.:happy_face1:

If you have the iPod with a 30 pin connector there's a CCK for that as well.

Software, I'd recommend Neutron MP, which is now available for ios. This has been around on Android for ages and is highly regarded. It has a parametric EQ that works like a charm. I've used it on Android for a very long time and now with the iPod Touch.

post #5620 of 12183
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Originally Posted by psonoda View Post



It would definitely be better than if Google bought it. How would the Google marketing team present Google Schiit. biggrin.gif

They could do that for Schitts and giggles.

post #5621 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

If you have a recent iPad running ios 7 you can use the Lightning CCK (Camera Connection Kit) to a powered hub and then to the Modi. I run an iPod Touch 5G the same way to an Uber USB Bifrost and then Asgar 2, what a dream.happy_face1.gif
If you have the iPod with a 30 pin connector there's a CCK for that as well.
Software, I'd recommend Neutron MP, which is now available for ios. This has been around on Android for ages and is highly regarded. It has a parametric EQ that works like a charm. I've used it on Android for a very long time and now with the iPod Touch.

Thanks for the response. I already have the cck and usb for my old iphone ans new iPad mini. I am currently using this on my portable C5D setup.

Does the type of powered usb hub matter? Do you have a recommendation? What kind are you using. Again thanks StanD.
post #5622 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

They could do that for Schitts and giggles.

 

You really missed a golden opportunity here. I think you meant to type Schiits and Googles :) 

post #5623 of 12183

Well I am the new owner of a Schiit Bifrost first gen with USB. I have a Asus Xonar STX and I have connected the Schiit to it via SPDIF. The cable doesn't "click" in like it should. The same cable connects fine to my 2 other spdif connections. 

 

Also given the STX has a DAC inbuilt, I presume I don't want it processed twice, so do I need to switch the STX into a specific mode please?

 

In the Control Panel I have it set to 2 Channel , PCM192, Analog Out is set to "headphone" and SPDIF is ticked and set to PCM.

 

There is an option to make it Dolby headphone which i don't think I want for music right?

 

Also changing the sample rate doesn't seem to change how the sound works, does this mean the current file I am playing isn't suitable?

 

Sorry for the newbie and confused questions :) 


Edited by networkn - 6/12/14 at 4:45am
post #5624 of 12183
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post
 

Well I am the new owner of a Schiit Bifrost first gen with USB. I have a Asus Xonar STX and I have connected the Schiit to it via SPDIF. The cable doesn't "click" in like it should. The same cable connects fine to my 2 other spdif connections. 

 

Also given the STX has a DAC inbuilt, I presume I don't want it processed twice, so do I need to switch the STX into a specific mode please?

 

In the Control Panel I have it set to 2 Channel , PCM192, Analog Out is set to "headphone" and SPDIF is ticked and set to PCM.

 

There is an option to make it Dolby headphone which i don't think I want for music right?

 

Also changing the sample rate doesn't seem to change how the sound works, does this mean the current file I am playing isn't suitable?

 

Sorry for the newbie and confused questions :) 

 

Toslink cables don't always click into place. It's ok because it doesn't need a solid connection like metal cables do. As long as the receiver can see the cable lens, it will properly receive the signal.

 

You only want to send PCM to the Bifrost.  Any other format will get rejected by it.

 

Set the sample rate to the native rate of the file.  Upsampling is a debated topic, but it does have the potential to alter the quality of the sound if it is done poorly.

post #5625 of 12183
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

 

Toslink cables don't always click into place. It's ok because it doesn't need a solid connection like metal cables do. As long as the receiver can see the cable lens, it will properly receive the signal.

 

You only want to send PCM to the Bifrost.  Any other format will get rejected by it.

 

Set the sample rate to the native rate of the file.  Upsampling is a debated topic, but it does have the potential to alter the quality of the sound if it is done poorly.

 

Thanks. How do I know what the native rate of the file is ? I have a bunch of iTunes purchases, a Bunch of Imported CD's and some FLACS I ripped from CD.

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