Originally Posted by rocky001
Thanx a ton m2man.. The sad part is that i supply it directly from my laptop's realtek card. The sound is clear enough and resolving.
I did not understand master gain,clipping and positive eqing part(i am a noob :( ). please do tell me how to get rid of harshness and fatigue.
And last part is -How do i go from here, add sub or DAC and i do not want to go for overkill. I stay in a small dorm.
Ok, you know how the EQ works, right? You increase/decrease (positive/negative EQ) the amplitude of a certain frequency region by pushing the sliders up/down.
Master Gain: Controls the overall gain of the signal.
Basically the signal amplitude becomes too high for the amp, so it just cuts it off at the max it can provide. Its a problem with modern music because its volume is already too high, and if you push any frequency higher the amp will clip. This is covered here:
Hence a positive EQ followed by lowering the master will prevent clipping.
Usually a slight roll off (gradual negative EQ) in the high frequency region should make it less fatiguing.
Try this out first.
Now for the laptop card you can just get a USB DAC. Something like the HRT Streamer can do.
Edited by proton007 - 5/10/12 at 12:52am