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post #751 of 914
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Originally Posted by Praguepolo View Post
 

I am thrilled with my HD650's and CLAS -R/Rx Mk3 B+ /Silver Poison Toxic Cable (balanced) combo. I use the high gain setting and color the low end about 20% of the available bass extension. Expansive soundstage, impressive separation and nice dark space. Beautifully musical. Too bad I can't wear them on the trams and metros of Prague without disturbing the general public. That's why I decided to order the "big dogs" from Mr. Speaker. The Alpha Dogs with a Double Helix balanced terminator cable should really light up with the CLAS/Mk3 B powering them. Too bad there's a 6-8 week back order on them. Soon they will be mine, all mine (add sinister cackle here).

 

 

I'm going to try your settings next time I try the pairing, since my setup is quite similar to yours.  Thanks for the tip.

 

I do think the Alpha Dogs will pair very well, maybe better.  Those phones are also on my radar.

post #752 of 914
I recently sent in my Mad Dog to be modified to become balanced so I can utilize the extra power the balanced output that my MK3B can give. On SE, my MD already sounds pretty awesome!

Is it better to use the lowest or highest gain possible without significantly sacrificing the volume control, or are there actually no differences?
post #753 of 914
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post


I'm going to try your settings next time I try the pairing, since my setup is quite similar to yours.  Thanks for the tip.

I do think the Alpha Dogs will pair very well, maybe better.  Those phones are also on my radar.

I'm not sure if the modifications make a big difference, but I have the Mad Dog which uses the same drivers as the Alpha Dog and it is a great pairing.
post #754 of 914
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

I recently sent in my Mad Dog to be modified to become balanced so I can utilize the extra power the balanced output that my MK3B can give. On SE, my MD already sounds pretty awesome!

Is it better to use the lowest or highest gain possible without significantly sacrificing the volume control, or are there actually no differences?

It depends on where you are on the volume pot. The volume pot on the MKIIIB is pretty good so you can hit near 100% with no distortion on L gain, but M may be safer if you need it to get the right amount of volume.

post #755 of 914
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post
 

Of course, thanks Themad! :gs1000smile: 

OK, sorry for the delay. I gotta admit the new toy's been around for a week now and I've been having too much fun with it to make any more serious work... :L3000:

 

REALLY impressive amp! I've been using it to power my HE-500 and must say I don't notice any difference from my HiFiMAN EF-5 amp. I'm not what you can call an expert and my ears are not trained at all, but they both sound equally great powering the HE-500's!

Medium gain is more than enough to drive those! In Low gain I crank the volume pot all the way up to 100% and it doesn't get very loud.

 

Tomorrow I'll compare the C5 and the Alo RXMKIII with the Earsonics SM64 and post back!

post #756 of 914

how can i find the mk3 is charged.

is there any indication light to show charged ?

post #757 of 914

i can able to head hiss/hum sound while adjusting the volume knob.

my setup is ipod touch -> CLAS db -> rx mk3 b -> sennheiser hd650

is it normal ?

post #758 of 914

You hear hiss from the HD650? Are you on high gain? Or do you have some sort of faulty cable? 

post #759 of 914
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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post
 

how can i find the mk3 is charged.

is there any indication light to show charged ?

The green light goes off when fully charged.

post #760 of 914
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

You hear hiss from the HD650? Are you on high gain? Or do you have some sort of faulty cable? 

yes i hear from hd650 and on high gain.

i don't have any faulty cable. 

may i know the cause ?

is it normal ?

post #761 of 914
So there are no losses in sound quality when using different gains, just volume correct?
post #762 of 914

i haven't notice sound quality.

but the short hiss occurs when adjusting volume knob (gain setting mid or high position)

no hiss occurs in low gain position.

post #763 of 914
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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post
 

i haven't notice sound quality.

but the short hiss occurs when adjusting volume knob (gain setting mid or high position)

no hiss occurs in low gain position.

If it's only happening when you adjust the volume then I think its a scratching sound which occurs due to dust particles.

It goes away once you fully rotate the volume knob some 5-6 times quickly while blowing air into it. Make sure to unplug the headphones when you're doing this:wink_face: 

post #764 of 914
If so whys it is not occurring for low gain
post #765 of 914

i am using Single Ended out to connect to my HD650

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