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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

Some DAP -- I don't have one and don't even remember the brand -- comes with good-looking silicon bands to attach it to a portable amp. I'm still trying to find something like it to attach a USB drive to my ODAC+O2. No luck yet.

My E17 came with some, but I don't think they'll be big enough.

There's gotta be a rubber or silicone band that will work. For example, I was looking at this one that is probably be a little too big

http://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Sterling-Ergonomically-Correct-25075/dp/B0017LR7CU/

I'd rather have black or something that's not natural rubber band color. Obviously that one is strong enough, though. From the user comments:

"I use these bands for making traditional style, mostly tree-fork, slingshots. . . They will drive a .38 cal lead ball all the way through a steel soup can at 10 yards."

LMAO
post #737 of 3453
Oops.

Edited by HamilcarBarca - 2/1/13 at 8:16pm
post #738 of 3453

I really wish there was a better input/output layout for the O2 and ODAC (pre-made, I'm not a DIY-er...).

Getting to the volume knob requires me to reach my hand around the USB and mini-jack cables; this is not convenient since my ODAC ends up getting shifted around. I don't want to use adhesive on them either.

 


Edited by miceblue - 2/1/13 at 6:47pm
post #739 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I really wish there was a better input/output layout for the O2 and ODAC (pre-made, I'm not a DIY-er...).
Getting to the volume knob requires me to reach my hand around the USB and mini-jack cables; this is not convenient since my ODAC ends up getting shifted around. I don't want to use adhesive on them either.

I know it won't look as nice since it seems you have the longer version of the ODAC, but turn the ODAC around if you aren't using the RCAs. That should allow you to run the wires so that they are not in the way.
post #740 of 3453

is there any disadvantage to using something like adhesive velco? If there no danger of the adhesive melting or some kind of velcro sonic phenomenon then I'd be comfortable just using some heavy duty velcro with adhesive on the bottom.

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mice.. I don't like how that looks at all. Particularly that 1/4 to 1/8 adapter you are using, that cannot be good for the jack man, you need a sennheiser or grado pigtail adapter

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/601983-REG/Sennheiser_092595_3_5mm_Plug_to_6_3mm.html

You also need to either set the odac behind the o2 or turn it 90 or 180 degrees. I would move it off the top and set it right behind the O2 given the wires you are using.

 

 

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is there any disadvantage to using something like adhesive velco? If there no danger of the adhesive melting or some kind of velcro sonic phenomenon then I'd be comfortable just using some heavy duty velcro with adhesive on the bottom.

 

You should be fine :)


The o2 and odac stay very cool.

post #742 of 3453
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

mice.. I don't like how that looks at all. Particularly that 1/4 to 1/8 adapter you are using, that cannot be good for the jack man, you need a sennheiser or grado pigtail adapter

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/601983-REG/Sennheiser_092595_3_5mm_Plug_to_6_3mm.html

You also need to either set the odac behind the o2 or turn it 90 or 180 degrees. I would move it off the top and set it right behind the O2 given the wires you are using.

 

 

 

You should be fine :)


The o2 and odac stay very cool.

Nice, then I guess this is solved for me but I also just wanted to mention I was at work today (I work in a datacenter) and I was thinking about using velco cable ties for ethernet cables. Seems like a good idea but idk how it would be in actual application. I'll bring some home just to try it before I put adhesive velco on mine and I'll report back.

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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

mice.. I don't like how that looks at all. Particularly that 1/4 to 1/8 adapter you are using, that cannot be good for the jack man, you need a sennheiser or grado pigtail adapter

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/601983-REG/Sennheiser_092595_3_5mm_Plug_to_6_3mm.html

You also need to either set the odac behind the o2 or turn it 90 or 180 degrees. I would move it off the top and set it right behind the O2 given the wires you are using.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

is there any disadvantage to using something like adhesive velco? If there no danger of the adhesive melting or some kind of velcro sonic phenomenon then I'd be comfortable just using some heavy duty velcro with adhesive on the bottom.

 

You should be fine :)


The o2 and odac stay very cool.

Thanks for the suggestions. I was kind of worried about that 1/4" adaptor myself. It would make sense to use that kind of adaptor for a larger, most sturdy/heavy amplifier. Should I just get a mini-jack extender, or do you think the 1/4" to minijack adaptor would be OK? I do use the O2 as a transportable amp so I plug/unplug headphones on a regular basis.

post #744 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Thanks for the suggestions. I was kind of worried about that 1/4" adaptor myself. It would make sense to use that kind of adaptor for a larger, most sturdy/heavy amplifier. Should I just get a mini-jack extender, or do you think the 1/4" to minijack adaptor would be OK? I do use the O2 as a transportable amp so I plug/unplug headphones on a regular basis.

What was it I remember reading about the lifetime on the jack on the O2? 2000 inserts and outserts?

post #745 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Thanks for the suggestions. I was kind of worried about that 1/4" adaptor myself. It would make sense to use that kind of adaptor for a larger, most sturdy/heavy amplifier. Should I just get a mini-jack extender, or do you think the 1/4" to minijack adaptor would be OK? I do use the O2 as a transportable amp so I plug/unplug headphones on a regular basis.


I think either a mini jack extender or the adapter would work.. I'd use the adapter, myself. You shouldn't have to worry about plugging and unplugging, it would be far more risky to leave a cable plugged in while transporting the amp than it will be to unplug and replug :)

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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

What was it I remember reading about the lifetime on the jack on the O2? 2000 inserts and outserts?

Should be more than that, I think. Most jacks are rated around 5000

post #746 of 3453
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

What was it I remember reading about the lifetime on the jack on the O2? 2000 inserts and outserts?

Should be more than that, I think. Most jacks are rated around 5000

 

I read the 2,000 figure in an early post in this thread by lorriman; I don't know him personally, but I find his posts informative and reliable.

 

Personally, I use a 3.5mm to 6.3mm pig-tail adapter and haven't disconnected it for several weeks.

post #747 of 3453
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

I read the 2,000 figure in an early post in this thread by lorriman; I don't know him personally, but I find his posts informative and reliable.

 

Personally, I use a 3.5mm to 6.3mm pig-tail adapter and haven't disconnected it for several weeks.

2000 is quite a lot tho don't you think? By that time it'll be years old prob.

post #748 of 3453
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

I read the 2,000 figure in an early post in this thread by lorriman; I don't know him personally, but I find his posts informative and reliable.

 

Personally, I use a 3.5mm to 6.3mm pig-tail adapter and haven't disconnected it for several weeks.

2000 is quite a lot tho don't you think? By that time it'll be years old prob.

 

No doubt you're right. Even so, an adapter cable is inexpensive insurance. And it's reusable!

post #749 of 3453
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

I read the 2,000 figure in an early post in this thread by lorriman; I don't know him personally, but I find his posts informative and reliable.


I've just double-checked the product pdf and it says 5,000. And yes I did write 2000 (supposedly from the same document) so I'm not sure what went wrong there.

So, just to clarify: it has a 5,000 inserts lifespan, not 2,000.

Here's the pdf:

http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/222/STX-3120-5B-284C-184284.pdf
post #750 of 3453

13.69 years at once a day...

 

  6.84 years for twice a day.

 

with extension cable almost forever....

 

listening to music with the o2...priceless!!!

 

lol

 

Alex

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