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post #16 of 362
I think I spotted a kitchen sink in there somewhere.

Will something so crammed with parts have interference problems? Seems really densely packed.
post #17 of 362

 

Advice:    1, DAC Reference 10 has extremely high fidelity; its SQ is neutral. It can show how good or how bad a recording is.
                     2, It is better not to stack gear on top of each other, if must stack Reference 10 on other gear, place a paper or other insulating material on top of other gear, because Reference 10 has conductive aluminium feet .
                     3, Attention must be given to matching suitable power cable, coaxial cable and output signal cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise advice and I wonder if the unit will be really responsive to different construction power cords

 for a cleaner feed.  

post #18 of 362
Probably more of a problem with oversized 'audiophile' plugs taking up too much space on the back with the ports so near each other.
post #19 of 362
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Probably more of a problem with oversized 'audiophile' plugs taking up too much space on the back with the ports so near each other.


 Maybe with the bottom BNC Coax input for some huge power plug but otherwise the coast looks pretty clear.

 

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post #20 of 362
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I think I spotted a kitchen sink in there somewhere.
Will something so crammed with parts have interference problems? Seems really densely packed.


Look at the the alum. plates separating power supply from other parts- he is very good at this.

 

post #21 of 362
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

All it needs is a remote control now.

 

Considering $320 of the parts are the PCM1704k chips alone and a Reference 7.1 is $1900, I would be surprised if it were less than $1500.



There is a remote pictured?

post #22 of 362
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

Advice:    1, DAC Reference 10 has extremely high fidelity; its SQ is neutral. It can show how good or how bad a recording is.
                     2, It is better not to stack gear on top of each other, if must stack Reference 10 on other gear, place a paper or other insulating material on top of other gear, because Reference 10 has conductive aluminium feet .
                     3, Attention must be given to matching suitable power cable, coaxial cable and output signal cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise advice and I wonder if the unit will be really responsive to different construction power cords

 for a cleaner feed.  

All my $3 Monoprice power cables work great......

The cleaner feed comes from the internal power filtering, yes?
 

 

post #23 of 362
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

All my $3 Monoprice power cables work great......

The cleaner feed comes from the internal power filtering, yes?
 

 



 Not sure what Kingwa is referring to ~ power conditioning, EMI resistant power cords, just any ol' power cord etc..

 

 My place is a good test for this sort of stuff ~ I have a cranky 20 year old wall mounted air-conditioner - with that thing on, there is

 no way I can listen to my rig in the other room. It picks up all this nasty line noise :-/

post #24 of 362

New AC unit mate!

post #25 of 362
Thread Starter 

Yeah, motors and motor controllers can generate all kinds of hash on the power line - and they can also generate RF in the air.  Some are so bad, you just can't filter it out of the AC line, and the RF it gets picked up on speaker leads, etc.  You're not going to eliminate that kind of stuff with a magic power cord. 

 

post #26 of 362
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post

Yeah, motors and motor controllers can generate all kinds of hash on the power line - and they can also generate RF in the air.  Some are so bad, you just can't filter it out of the AC line, and the RF it gets picked up on speaker leads, etc.  You're not going to eliminate that kind of stuff with a magic power cord. 

 



 Already knew that would be the case - thankfully it's only when the heat down here becomes too much to bare, summer is on the way out so it's not an

 issue for another six months. I'm running a fairly decent UPS where all the gear is plugged in, does not seem to make a hint of difference either.

post #27 of 362
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I think I spotted a kitchen sink in there somewhere.


I was thinking exactly that. 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Probably more of a problem with oversized 'audiophile' plugs taking up too much space on the back with the ports so near each other.


It comes a bit close with my Reference 7.1 and the Audiophilleo. That bottom BNC jack is possibly too close.

 

post #28 of 362

Shouldn't there be a 4th 3 pin XLR input on the back of the unit? I'm only seeing 3 of them. 

 

I was looking to pick up a Master 6, but if this comes in at around the same price, I might just sell my NFB-10 and get the Reference 10 instead. Desk space is hard to come by.

post #29 of 362
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

Shouldn't there be a 4th 3 pin XLR input on the back of the unit? I'm only seeing 3 of them. 

 

I was looking to pick up a Master 6, but if this comes in at around the same price, I might just sell my NFB-10 and get the Reference 10 instead. Desk space is hard to come by.



 All looks ok. - Input 6 is XLR analogue and Input 1 - is single 3pin AES digital, otherwise known as 'Pro SPDIF'.

post #30 of 362

Thanks for pointing that out. I've emailed Kingwa to see if we can get a price and output specs. I'm hoping that the amp on the Reference 10 is as powerful as the Master 6. 

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