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post #2176 of 2182
For anyone who has an offramp and or ap1/pp or uses a caps sever
Any of the above greatly improves the sound when using the internal DAC. It's still a little thin but much sharper in sound

Al
post #2177 of 2182

Just listening some old favorites of mine and thinking: this amp makes the HD800 kick up the right dust and dig out the right dirt. 

Call it a coloration, call it transparency. Anyways crappy recordings benefit from it. Still, awesome recordings benefit way more.

I'm kind of embarrassed to catch myself enjoying these mediocre recordings now...

post #2178 of 2182
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post
 

Just listening some old favorites of mine and thinking: this amp makes the HD800 kick up the right dust and dig out the right dirt. 

Call it a coloration, call it transparency. Anyways crappy recordings benefit from it. Still, awesome recordings benefit way more.

I'm kind of embarrassed to catch myself enjoying these mediocre recordings now...

 

Me to ! I am enjoying every day more; very neutral, uncolored with no sound signature, very balanced presentation, especially with the HD 800. 

post #2179 of 2182
I am glad to read you guys are enjoying
The amp. I use it daily and it is a very neutral detail rich combo.
Only bettered by my stax 009 rig. But I actually like the hdvd800 better

Al
post #2180 of 2182
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

For anyone who has an offramp and or ap1/pp or uses a caps sever
Any of the above greatly improves the sound when using the internal DAC. It's still a little thin but much sharper in sound

Al
Are these ways to improve the performance of the HDVD 800 DAC?

If so, what is an "off ramp?" An ap1? A pp? A caps sever?

Sorry for my ignorance, but I'd heard similar advice and I think I want to try it. Thanks!
post #2181 of 2182
No need to say sorry and we are all here to help each other.
A caps us a desecrated CPU setup sometimes win server 2012
Or win 7 or 8.
And this would help
Plenty but an offramp is USB converter.
It takes USB and converts to a few other common outputs.
It's mDe my emperical audio. Google it
Also the ap1/pp. Is by audiophileo
It is the same but cheaper but only has one output spidif RCA
They lower jitter and clean things up Nicely both top end and low end.
Al
post #2182 of 2182

This is interesting.  In theory an asynchronous USB input is the lowest jitter input available in consumer audio.  I'm not saying you are wrong, as I have seen this said before that these devices can make improvements.

 

I would like to know how they compare to connecting the USB through a galvanic isolator?  RF noise on the USB can be a source of interference and will vary from setup to setup (and cable to cable, and I suspect is the main difference between USB cables).  If these devices are lowing RF interference then this would make more sense, as SPDIF is inherently more jittery than asynchronous USB (in theory).  

 

I say in theory as it is all in the implementation. 

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