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post #1651 of 2309

seems I have to return my unit to the factory to fix the failed FW update.

 

Guess I'll have to use my momentums for a while :(

post #1652 of 2309

There's a spanish store that's selling HDVD800 at 1.249€ !!!!

 

If anyone's interested PM me, retails at 1.799€

post #1653 of 2309
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Originally Posted by TheManko View Post
 

The official balanced cable is already out. I've had mine for a couple months now.

 

Is there an online retailer Custom Cable other than which charge less than £250 ?

post #1654 of 2309

I'm sorry If I have missed that, but does HDVD800 work as a regular pre amplifier?

post #1655 of 2309
No sorry.

Al D
post #1656 of 2309
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Originally Posted by Synthax View Post
 

I'm sorry If I have missed that, but does HDVD800 work as a regular pre amplifier?

Nope, (as I understand)

 

They couldn't care less about the outputs that they nor even list them in the tech. specifications:

 

Technical Data

Technical Data and Specification of HDVD 800

Article No. 505590

 
Dimensions (W x H x D): approx. 216 mm x 55 mm x 324 mm
Frequency response 0.3 Hz to 100 kHz (-3 dB)
THD, total harmonic distortion < -110 dB (1 kHz / maximum gain)
Weight 2,2 Kg
Audio input Analogue input XLR-3 : Max. input voltage 20 dBV / Input impedance 10 kOhm
Analogue input RCA: Max. input voltage (eff) 14 dBV / Input impedance 10 kOhm
Digital SPDIF (RCA): Max. sampling frequency 192 kHz /AES3-compatible) / Max. resolution 24 bit
Digital SPDIF (TosLink): Max. sampling frequency: 192 kHz (AES3-compatible) Max. resolution: 24 bit
Digital AES/EBU (XLR-3): Max. sampling frequency: 192 kHz (AES3-compatible) / Max. resolution: 24 bit
USB (USB-B) USB standard: USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 USB audio class: USB Audio 2.0
Power consumption 9 W
Input voltage range 100 - 240 V AC / 50 - 60 Hz
 

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/downloads/download/file/3319/548726_HDVD_800_SpecSheet_GB_low.pdf

 

Manual: http://en-de.sennheiser.com/downloads/download/file/4277/HDVD800_A4_549747_0313_EN_CD.pdf

 


Edited by shinex64 - 11/5/13 at 2:53pm
post #1657 of 2309
Does anyone have DAC recommendations for hdvd800?
post #1658 of 2309
That is a hard to answer question , as any dac you like with the headphones will do. The amp is very good And even though the dac section gets bashed it ok to me. Read and try to listen before you buy. And the kind of headphone will matter too. And the he6 will not do well with the amp. After listening to the amp with various dacs I own and my feeling is the amp is quite transparent . Read ,listen and maybe buy used too to save money as getting lucky first is hard. It's not just how good the dac is but more of what sound pleases you.. I hope this helps.

Al D
post #1659 of 2309

 

Just got mine, heard some people having problems with this DAC but so far very impressed, barely burnt in but loving the upgrade from my Audio-gd Compass.

post #1660 of 2309

If you're happy with how it sounds, that's perfectly fine!

post #1661 of 2309
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

getting the errorcode 0xef000011 when I try to patch the fw.....upgrade failed....

 

also don't seem to get any sound from the usb driver anymore on both windows 8.1 and 7.

 

I think the failed fw update messed up my dac inside the hdv800

 

contacted sennheiser...Hopefully they know how to fix it or I'll have to return it to Germany.

 

 

...I got exactly the same error while processing the firmware upgrade from Windows 8! I also contacted Sennheiser. Since I am German I wrote in German language to their German page. Let's see whether there is anything coming back...

post #1662 of 2309

I had to send in my amp to the factory to reset it....not much else you can do about it sadly. So atm I am stuck without an amp.

post #1663 of 2309
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Originally Posted by LaZyKun View Post




Just got mine, heard some people having problems with this DAC but so far very impressed, barely burnt in but loving the upgrade from my Audio-gd Compass.
hi there,where did u get the stand you're hdvd 800 is on?, it's so cool.
post #1664 of 2309

The seller who I bought my unit from happens to be good friends with a Hi-Fi store owner, apparently the stands are not for sale and are used for distributors to display the units only but he managed to get hold of one. I am not 100% sure but I never seen it for sale either so I guess its true, he no longer needed it so just gave to me with the amp. Ideal since it now sits nicely on top of my PC case.

post #1665 of 2309
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaZyKun View Post

The seller who I bought my unit from happens to be good friends with a Hi-Fi store owner, apparently the stands are not for sale and are used for distributors to display the units only but he managed to get hold of one. I am not 100% sure but I never seen it for sale either so I guess its true, he no longer needed it so just gave to me with the amp. Ideal since it now sits nicely on top of my PC case.
thanks 4 letting me know,I will try and get one from somewhere.
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