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post #1906 of 2865
^ I was told that the gain knob at the back is only for analogue inputs.
So is it only for RCA and not XLR? Thanks
post #1907 of 2865
You know I am not sure and I own it. Sorry.

Al
post #1908 of 2865
It's OK Al. Thanks
Maybe others can chime in later
post #1909 of 2865
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hello. I thought if you use the analog input there is no volume control for the amp. The volume control is in the digital domain only. At least that is how I remember it.

I did use it that way. But if it is important I can try it later today and report back. Please tell me if I am wrong ?

Al

The HDVD800 and 600 have the exact same headphone amp controlled by the exact same volume control. But they are "only" headphone amps - not pre amps.
post #1910 of 2865
So of we use the analog input there is no volume attenuation. Am I correct ? Also the adjustment in the back is for input matching am I correct ?

Al
post #1911 of 2865
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

So of we use the analog input there is no volume attenuation. Am I correct ?

Al

 

No, not correct.

 

All of the inputs go to the headphone amp and the volume control will control the volume of them all.

 

It is the rear "analog out" that is not controlled by the volume control. It is fixed-volume.

 

The gain control on the back is for adjusting the level of the analog RCA input. This can compensate for an input signal that is either too loud or too quiet (or for headphones of different sensitivity), but it only works on the RCA input.

 

Here, maybe this will help you...

 

http://www.headphone.com/pdfs/HDVD800.pdf


Edited by palmfish - 2/14/14 at 4:06pm
post #1912 of 2865
Thanks as you can see I have not used it in a while loll thanks

Al
post #1913 of 2865
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Thanks as you can see I have not used it in a while loll thanks

Al

 

Ive never actually seen one in person yet

post #1914 of 2865
Well it's bigger then a bread box , not he heavy. The dac is cheap but ok. But the amp is really neutral. Anyway thanks

Al
post #1915 of 2865

Sure :biggrin:

post #1916 of 2865
Np will do in the morning.

Al
post #1917 of 2865
How is the asus with the hd800. ??

Al
post #1918 of 2865

The Asus is a very good amp and very good DAC all in one box.

 

I use the headphone amp with my HD800 directly and I also use it as a DAC/pre-amp with my BH Crack.

post #1919 of 2865
Ok good to know I know people say it is good , but I really can't just read and say yes to others based on that. But you r judgement seems right on point . Thanks

Al
post #1920 of 2865
So I have been eyeballing this amp and the Woo WA7 for a while, I sold my HD700 and my muses loaded Asus Essence One, really looking forward to the upgrade.
I just pulled the trigger on the HD800 and looking to make the right purchase for the amp, been reading this thread for awhile now and was wondering what owners thoughts are on the HDVD800 vs the WA7.

I know one of the short comings of the HDVD800 is it's inability to play anything above 88k on the optical side which for me is not really an issue, but is there anything else it suffers from? And do you all think that this amps really is the right amp for the HD800?
The Woo WA7 is really Sexy, it's a tube amp which intrigues me, I've never experienced a tube amp and I have read some really positive reviews, on the other hand I don't really desire rolling tubes and it looks like the single upgrade seems like a good stop point.

I appreciate the input as this is a very expensive setup for me, I don't have deep pockets and I hope this is a system I can enjoy for years to come. I listen mostly to rock a little jazz and then a slew of other genres. Thx in advance.
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