Post removed: all just a mixup.
Edited by kstaken - 8/4/12 at 4:07pm
Unless Jason got it wrong, the answer is yes. The standard for routing balanced audio with XLR is that male connectors outputs audio into female connectors, and that there is a female connector. Note that it's the same way in the other end of the cable, but the cable has the other role in that connection.
Hope I'm clear enough. But I guess I'm no more clear than a freeway with a meter of snow on it.
Oh, that's an XLR -> RCA adapter... I somehow saw an XLR connector (for soldering to a cable). Sorry. Where's the facepalm smiley? m-(
If I were to wire it, I would avoid connecting an active output to ground. Just sayin'. But I'm not even entirely sure the adapter does that, it could just connect cold to cold and leave the ground out altogether.
Woah, woah WOAH!!!!!! You need to go back and read that thread again you're attributing all kinds of things to me that I never said. You're muddling my statements with the statements from user Katun. I said absolutely nothing about any Bose headphones or any V shaped sound signature in regard to the D7100. And I have qualified all my statements by saying these are out of the box impressions.
Sorry - it's been a long day at work, didn't get home until really late. Must have misread the user name!
Previous comment removed - please continue with your impressions!
Here, let me help. I wouldn't worry about that. Just buy one. My Mjolnir only has 40 hours or so on it but my early comparisons with my well run in and much loved Peak have ended up with the Peak sitting powered off. I'll revisit that again once new toy syndrome wears off but the Mjolnir is a pretty incredible amp. In particular, the Mjolnir + the new Denon D7100 is just stunning. I've also tried the HD800, LCD-2, HE-5LE and K701 and they all sound great but these new Denons + the Mjolnir just creates music.
BTW, my source chain here is a Mac mini -> firewire -> Metric Halo ULN-2 -> coax -> Denon DCD-A100 SACD Player/DAC connected single ended to the Mjolnir. I've also tried the ULN-2 connected directly via balanced cables but the Denon is so much better that the lack of a balanced connection is irrelevant.
How cutting-edge can you get, congrats on being first on the block!
@TwoEars - no worries. Getting back on track ...
So far the only thing I dislike about the Mjolnir is that it only has a single input. Kinda makes things inconvenient for us vinyl users. Did I see somewhere that the Schiit statement amp is intended to address that limitation?
This is completely uncalled for. I did not say the things @TwoEars claimed I did and my opinions have not flip flopped on anything. People wanted impressions on a new headphone, I have said headphone in my possession, I've been extremely impressed by said headphone when placed along side all the other headphones that I own including the HD800 and I offered some early impressions of the headphone nothing more. So apparently it's only OK to post early impressions if those impressions are negative. I get it now. Thanks. I won't comment on Mjolnir any more either then because I have nothing bad to say.
Don't worry Kstaken. He's only being a brat because it's not a GS-5.