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post #2386 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

Take a look at some of these, they're not too expensive and well built (i own a set of rya interconnects):  http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/products-page/

Warning:  I'm not a cable lore guy, feel that these are the last part in your chain that you should dump money into and as you say, spending more on the cables than the device is madness.

I totally believe cables make a difference and I've got a fair selection here, although they're all too long. It's a bit tricky once you've bought into the whole Objective spiel though because now I'm looking for a cable to specifically do absolutely nothing to the sound. To be as transparent as possible. I've now tried three different interconnects and every one sounds different and every one changes the sound. Hmm...
post #2387 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


I totally believe cables make a difference and I've got a fair selection here, although they're all too long. It's a bit tricky once you've bought into the whole Objective spiel though because now I'm looking for a cable to specifically do absolutely nothing to the sound. To be as transparent as possible. I've now tried three different interconnects and every one sounds different and every one changes the sound. Hmm...

 

You found cables to make a difference? How noticeable is the difference to you? I may have to try this myself.

 

BG

post #2388 of 3453
They can make a big difference! My Furukawa's sound quite dark but my Linn's are, erm, lighter? Difficult to describe actually. The thing is depending what's used at this early part of the chain kinda determines what's used further along. At least with headphones there's only really two cables to worry about. My speaker cables are Mogami, very warm. I like it like that.
post #2389 of 3453
If you can point me to a single double blind study that was conducted with scientific rigour and shows subjects can differentiate reliably between various cables I'll fly over to Scotland myself, buy you dinner and eat haggis. :-)
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Was your original Alps?  Does your new one have better balance at low volume rotation?

 


Potentiometer and volume knob are two separate things ! The volume pot is always an Alps RK097.

Ali
post #2391 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Nope. It's illegal to post links to websites of previously banned members of Head-Fi.

You can just Google "nwavguy o2" though and it should be within the first two listed websites. XD

ITS "illegal" is it? Who's gonna arrest me? the headfi police? lol

post #2392 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

If you can point me to a single double blind study that was conducted with scientific rigour and shows subjects can differentiate reliably between various cables I'll fly over to Scotland myself, buy you dinner and eat haggis. :-)

That may very well be the case, however I believe I hear a difference.
post #2393 of 3453
I'm using JRiver MC19 and it has an option called integer mode. What is it and should I be using it?
post #2394 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I'm using JRiver MC19 and it has an option called integer mode. What is it and should I be using it?

It makes the handling of data between computer and your ODAC more efficient. I do not know if it actually makes a difference. I have my reservations about this.
post #2395 of 3453
I've switched it on and off again repeatedly and I can't hear any change in the sound. Perhaps the player needs restarted after a change?
post #2396 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I've switched it on and off again repeatedly and I can't hear any change in the sound. Perhaps the player needs restarted after a change?
It probably doesn't make an audible difference, but rather, it optimises the pathway the digital audio is processed.
http://www.amr-audio.co.uk/large_image/MAC%20OSX%20audio%20players%20&%20Integer%20Mode.pdf

I think it's more for peace of mind.
post #2397 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

It probably doesn't make an audible difference, but rather, it optimises the pathway the digital audio is processed.
http://www.amr-audio.co.uk/large_image/MAC%20OSX%20audio%20players%20&%20Integer%20Mode.pdf

I think it's more for peace of mind.

Aye, it makes zero difference. Or I'm deaf.
post #2398 of 3453
Does anyone know how to setup JRiver for use with the ODAC? Specifically the sample rate selections. I'm kinda lost to tell the truth.
post #2399 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


Aye, it makes zero difference. Or I'm deaf.


i think the one who must not be named said jitter is more obvious/important in recording stage instead of playback stage. i am not surprised that we cant hear a random 1ms delay.

post #2400 of 3453
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ITS "illegal" is it? Who's gonna arrest me? the headfi police? lol


nah. you just get stoned to death. by headfi police.

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