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post #226 of 244

Hi everyone,
I have a fire phoenix Dac-05 powering beyer dt 880 600 ohm headphones. I'm thinking about buying a tube amp. 

Is it possible to make a line out from this unit?

Thanks

post #227 of 244
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Originally Posted by xspiritdannyx View Post

Hi everyone,
I have a fire phoenix Dac-05 powering beyer dt 880 600 ohm headphones. I'm thinking about buying a tube amp. 

Is it possible to make a line out from this unit?

Thanks

Yes there is a RCA output. tongue.gif

post #228 of 244

Is it the RCA outputs in the back? I always thought they were inputs for a line in.

post #229 of 244
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Originally Posted by xspiritdannyx View Post

Is it the RCA outputs in the back? I always thought they were inputs for a line in.

 

Yes and if you look on the description about the FP-05 you see that RCA is for the output. 

post #230 of 244
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Originally Posted by doco View Post

my ad797br came in yesterday, and i listened to dsnuts advice and decided to let the ad797br get used to the circuitry around it by playing music nonstop over the weekend. if i hear any kind of oscillation in the next week, this thread will be the first place i post.

 

i did find a VERY useful thread on ad797 but it is at least 3 years old, and i'm not sure if it's still relevant to the AD797s made today.

How goes the AD797 burn-in and are they running hot?  I'm still waiting for my AD797 to arrive. 

post #231 of 244

im still burning them in. better than when i first listened to them but not quite there yet. i already talked to dsnuts about the harshness i'm hearing when it comes to violin frequencies. it might be my imagination but they sound a tad sharp. he said for better or worse to let them burn in a little bit more. the ad797 gets warm but not hot like a gtx480.

post #232 of 244

well i put away the ad797. i didn't like it afterall. some frequencies were harsh and not smooth as i'd like it to be. LT1028 I ordered last week came in today and so far... i like! i can see why dsnuts was mighty impressed with them stuck in the FP-02. and the bass came back! i was using the stock op amp and missed the feeling of the bass a bit.. now i don't. again this was using the AD900X. i'm pretty much done on my journey for now unless there is another dac/amp that has great synergy with the AD900X at a good price point.

 

only concern now is the FP-02 makes a slight buzzing noise whenever i turn it on. i have to give it at least 2 minutes and it goes away. i'm not sure what it could be. i hope it doesn't become of a much bigger problem in the future. i already checked the power cable and USB cable. those aren't the problem.

post #233 of 244

Oh Noes !frown.gif

 

The optical input on one of my DAC-02s has failed completely. The USB is still working okay. Since my work PC only has USB I'll swap them out.

 

Not a good sign !

post #234 of 244

that's a damn shame your optical input died. i use the optical input for the PS3 only, and i hardly use the game console at all unless there is a new JRPG i like. how many hours did you use the FP-02 via optical input?

post #235 of 244
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Originally Posted by doco View Post

that's a damn shame your optical input died. i use the optical input for the PS3 only, and i hardly use the game console at all unless there is a new JRPG i like. how many hours did you use the FP-02 via optical input?

 

 

I got it in November and only used it on weekends so maybe 100 hours tops, it sits on top of my $128 Tianyun Zero 24/96 which has worked flawlessly since mid 2010, which is probably tempting fate now...

 

 

This is the 3rd cheapy I have bought from eBay that has failed or not worked from scratch, other casualties include

 

SD-1955 - DIR9001 AD1955 DAC Optical Coaxial Decoder & Power Adapter - the coax did not work at all (got a partial refund) 

 

USB DAC (PCM2707+DIR9001+PCM1793) + Headphone Amplifier - worked badly with enormous hum on power supply for a week then failed - this was from MUSE Audio

 

Ho Hum...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by nick_charles - 2/24/13 at 1:56pm
post #236 of 244

....and it gets worse

 

Brought the office one home and the USB input on it fails to be detected and the optical on this one is not playing ball either - sheesh !

post #237 of 244

Happy to report that both of my DAC-02 are working perfectly again. I uninstalled my sound device and reinstalled it and now all inputs on both are working fine - bizarre but true. That this also re-enabled the USB input is the most strange as they are independent on the PC and the Zero was working on USB fine all the time.

 

Before uninstalling/reinstalling the sound device( IDT codec) the optical output was also definitely working and connecting with my Zero perfectly well just not with the DAC-02.

 

This falls into the category of strange but repeatable such as if I want to view Netflix streaming I often have to turn the wireless printer or Ipod wireless on 1st 

post #238 of 244

Anyone recently buy these? Whats the difference between the 05 and 02. Is it worth getting the 05 over the 02 if I'm looking to upgrade my gear down the line ( Looking to buy more computer equipment atm: Headphones & DAC)

post #239 of 244

Are these still worth looking into? 

 

Has anybody tried connecting the DAC-02 or DAC-05 to a USB3 port? My iMac's USB ports are all 3.0.


Edited by ed45 - 11/3/13 at 5:50pm
post #240 of 244

To answer my own question, I emailed the seller and was told that both DACs only work on USB 2.0 ports.

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