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post #1051 of 4961

I always get excited when I read this thread:)

 

I am tempted but main problem is that I do not have Apple products on my wish list. HIFI-M8 sure makes the Apple products more tempting.

post #1052 of 4961
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Originally Posted by dookie182 View Post

hello guys,

 

merry chrismas to everyone. I'm not sure the topic was discussed yet, but do we actually have info about the dac part of the hifi-m8?

Same as dacport? , daport lx? dacmini? something new?

kindest regards.

Q

Let's just say "If you liked DACmini, you will love HiFi-M8".

 

Its unbelievable how much hype there is about DAC chips out there. A lot of it is based on what manufacturers say in the ad, which is not always true. And there is bad press. You can take a good part and botch it up if you use it incorrectly and that will affect its reputation. And there are truly good parts and not so good parts.

 

More importantly for a portable product, there are parts that consume a lot of power and there are those that are much more frugal and therefore, battery-friendly.

 

Needless to say, we went with frugal and good-sounding. I actually listened today for the first time to the newest circuitry. The bass blew my mind. Output power is more than sufficient. Crazy loud, actually. My ears hurt from a day of listening... In a good way... 

 

http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2012/12/27/bass-boost-rocks/


Edited by mgoodman - 12/26/12 at 9:49pm
post #1053 of 4961

Thank you for getting straight back into it. Hope you still had some quality time with your family and friends despite your flu/cold.

post #1054 of 4961

From what I have read in this thread, are the treble settings flat, boost and huge boost? I think treble reduce, flat then boost would give the users more freedom since the treble of most decent headphones range from dark to supernova bright (e.g a HD800 user would probably never touch the treble boost but may use the treble reduce). If this is already finalized then never mind...

post #1055 of 4961

That's a very good question. I can think of quiet a few headphones that would benefit from a slight reduction in treble energy. Now if someone could come up with a grain reduce setting.....smile_phones.gif

post #1056 of 4961
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Originally Posted by placebo-fi View Post

From what I have read in this thread, are the treble settings flat, boost and huge boost? I think treble reduce, flat then boost would give the users more freedom since the treble of most decent headphones range from dark to supernova bright (e.g a HD800 user would probably never touch the treble boost but may use the treble reduce). If this is already finalized then never mind...

No cut, sorry. Flat, slightest openness, more openness. We are going for a tiny boost to the "air" of the recording. You'll find that it helps many headphones, but "supernova bright" we can't fix. That requires a "nucular reactor" :)

post #1057 of 4961

looking at the blog post for yesterday, there is now 4 front panel options?!

dual 3 pin

dual 3 pin combo with 1/4

4 pin with 1/4 and 1/8

rsa with 1/4 and 1/8 

 

is there a reason why someone would choose the dual 3 pin without combo 1/4?

 

and looks like the 1/4 output sticks out

post #1058 of 4961
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

No cut, sorry. Flat, slightest openness, more openness. We are going for a tiny boost to the "air" of the recording. You'll find that it helps many headphones, but "supernova bright" we can't fix. That requires a "nucular reactor" :)

 

Long live HD800. The "High, Dammit 800".

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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

looking at the blog post for yesterday, there is now 4 front panel options?!

dual 3 pin

dual 3 pin combo with 1/4

4 pin with 1/4 and 1/8

rsa with 1/4 and 1/8 

 

is there a reason why someone would choose the dual 3 pin without combo 1/4?

 

and looks like the 1/4 output sticks out

 

The dual 3 pin sockets without combo 1/4 are the wrong sex for headphones.

post #1060 of 4961
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

looking at the blog post for yesterday, there is now 4 front panel options?!
dual 3 pin
dual 3 pin combo with 1/4
4 pin with 1/4 and 1/8
rsa with 1/4 and 1/8 

is there a reason why someone would choose the dual 3 pin without combo 1/4?

and looks like the 1/4 output sticks out

Nice catch on the male outputs. They are for pro applications. A nod to our friends in the recording market. Not useful at home.

The 1/4" will be recessed. On it now.
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

looking at the blog post for yesterday, there is now 4 front panel options?!
dual 3 pin
dual 3 pin combo with 1/4
4 pin with 1/4 and 1/8
rsa with 1/4 and 1/8 

is there a reason why someone would choose the dual 3 pin without combo 1/4?

and looks like the 1/4 output sticks out
 
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post


Nice catch on the male outputs. They are for pro applications. A nod to our friends in the recording market. Not useful at home.
The 1/4" will be recessed. On it now.

 

Michael, since we are getting so close (yea!) I think it would be good to state our choices for the front panel options, please?

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I'm curious.  What headphone is CEntrance testing with this new product?  How will power hungry cans fair?  If its already listed somewhere, I apologize...

post #1063 of 4961
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I'm curious.  What headphone is CEntrance testing with this new product?  How will power hungry cans fair?  If its already listed somewhere, I apologize...

All the power hungry Big Guns. Michael mentioned them a few posts earlier.

post #1064 of 4961

Here's a question for the crowd or for Michael - 

 

The 2 x 3 pin XLR's technically have 3 contacts / wires per channel, at least available.  Balanced headphones usually use just 2 wires per channel, unless I guess if one were to use a shielded cable?

 

The 1 x 4 pin XLR has 2 contacts / wires available per channel.  Does this give up any functionality over the 2 x 3 pin XLR?

 

Does the HFI-M8 have a chassis ground or other use for the 3rd pin on 2 x 3 pin XLR?  If it does, how might I make use of it?  The only real use for shielded cable is microphone cable, as far as I know (which is none too far where pro audio is concerned, but I'd love to learn more...).

 

Anyway, what I'm getting at - Is there a conceivable use for the 2 x 3 pin XLR that cannot be done at all or as well with the 4 pin XLR?  As long as I'm buying an audio swiss army knife, I really want to have all the info I can get in order to select the right tool set on my knife, ahh, M8!

 

Note my usage is basically home, office and on the go listening for now, but you never know what might come up...

 

Thanks all!

post #1065 of 4961

Well clearly we can rig up one of those as a mic input for karaoke! biggrin.gif

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