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post #1216 of 5057
Great video overview of the M8 over on the Centrance blog. Thanks, Michael and Tyll.

Still concerned to hear loudness touted so often, but I'll give Michael the benefit of the doubt that it sounds great, as well. The unit does appear to be a bit large, but that's not really a surprise. Michael did mention a five-hour battery life as a benchmark so I'm sure that will stir-up the hornet's nest again.

I'm very excited about this product. Can't wait to hear more listening impressions.
post #1217 of 5057
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Originally Posted by pspivak View Post

Since it is not entirely clear I am going to ask. 

 

I preordered the M-8 to use with my Gen 5.5 iPod, Gen 1 iPad and laptop (iPad and laptop soon to be replaced with a Surface Pro and I am going to give the iPad to my wife.  She has no clue but since she does not EVER look at the Head-Fi website the secret is safe).  Yes, I ordered the correct configueration for Apple products.  Will I need a Camera Connection Kit to use the HiFi M8 with the Apple devices?

 

Thanks in advance.


If you ordered the version with iDevice connection then no, you won't need a camera connection kit.

post #1218 of 5057
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post


If you ordered the version with iDevice connection then no, you won't need a camera connection kit.

the Fostex hp_p1 doesnt work with the 5.5ipods, I dont know If it will work with the hifi m8.

post #1219 of 5057
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Originally Posted by karasrg View Post

ibasso DX100 ( or HDP-R10 ) android usb output can go up to 24/192 by M8 ? 

 

If you ordered the version which has an S/PDIF input, then you could use the (albeit awful) S/PDIF output of the DX100 at 192k.

 

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Originally Posted by pspivak View Post

Since it is not entirely clear I am going to ask. 

 

I preordered the M-8 to use with my Gen 5.5 iPod, Gen 1 iPad and laptop (iPad and laptop soon to be replaced with a Surface Pro and I am going to give the iPad to my wife.  She has no clue but since she does not EVER look at the Head-Fi website the secret is safe).  Yes, I ordered the correct configueration for Apple products.  Will I need a Camera Connection Kit to use the HiFi M8 with the Apple devices?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Something interesting, though I don't know if it would work is this: I was playing around the other night with the CCK and managed to get my iPad to stream 192k files through the CCK. Through the Apple approved method using a USB dock the maximum resolution files you can store and play on an iPhone or iPad is 48k (CD quality being 44.1k for the benefit of silent readers).

post #1220 of 5057
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Originally Posted by aleman View Post

Hi Michael, just pre-ordered the M8 LX yesterday, assuming the LX model (USB/SPDIF) will work fine with iPad camera connection kit over USB, but is it still limited to 24/96 (like on iDevices port on non-LX version) or can it go up to 24/192 via the camera connection kit ?

 

I already have the DacMini that I am using with my original Samsung Galaxy Note along with a third party Android USB Class-1/=Class-2 capable audio driver, but it is limited to 24/96 over USB on DAC Mini due to DAC MIN only USB supporting Class-1,

assuming on an M8, it can go all the way up to 24/192 when used with this Class-1/Class-2 USB compliant driver or are there additional caveats ?

are you referring to USBaudiorecorder, or something else?  I'd be interested in using it as well. Thanks!


Edited by fzman - 1/23/13 at 12:35pm
post #1221 of 5057

Yes Android USB Audio Recorder PRO, apparently DacPort with powered USB hub or my own test with DacMini works fine but at 24/96, if I try to play 24/192 content it sounds garbled, likely because the App has no built in sample rate converter it is simply relaying bit-perfect output to the USB port.

 

Another thing to note is, you may find that audio quality improves if you use a task manager to free up memory and close unneeded apps. Otherwise occasionally you will have audio dropouts.

post #1222 of 5057

Sorry if this question has been asked before as I haven't read all posts...

 

Another feature that would make the M8 really unique would be some way to physically integrate its source. As far as I know, no other DAC/AMP has this feature. On the go I expect that many of us will use an iPod (Classic/Touch) or iPhone. Attaching it with rubber bands perhaps looks cool, but isn't optimal. Now, my question is if this perhaps is in the pipe? If not, what is this on top of the M8?:

post #1223 of 5057

I can only answer the last question...  I think I remember reading that it's just an optional accessory with a cushioned pad, that can sit between the HiFi-M8 and your source.

post #1224 of 5057
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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

Sorry if this question has been asked before as I haven't read all posts...

Another feature that would make the M8 really unique would be some way to physically integrate its source. As far as I know, no other DAC/AMP has this feature. On the go I expect that many of us will use an iPod (Classic/Touch) or iPhone. Attaching it with rubber bands perhaps looks cool, but isn't optimal. Now, my question is if this perhaps is in the pipe? If not, what is this on top of the M8?:
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the Venturecraft go-dap/ Vamp (dac/amp) was physically integrated for iphone 4/4s. But it limits the product hence their new go-dapx.
post #1225 of 5057
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

the Venturecraft go-dap/ Vamp (dac/amp) was physically integrated for iphone 4/4s. But it limits the product hence their new go-dapx.

I'm new to portable amps/dacs and looking for a portable setup with my iPhone 5. I have no experience with centrance. I know no one has heard it yet, but based on their previous products, is it safe to say that their new amp/DAC will likely sound better than the venture craft DAC-X? I was going to buy the DAC-X but waiting for more impressions of the hifi M-8
post #1226 of 5057
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post


I'm new to portable amps/dacs and looking for a portable setup with my iPhone 5. I have no experience with centrance. I know no one has heard it yet, but based on their previous products, is it safe to say that their new amp/DAC will likely sound better than the venture craft DAC-X? I was going to buy the DAC-X but waiting for more impressions of the hifi M-8

Well, my friend.......welcome to the waiting club. We can all speculate but until the production model is finished and listened to its all guess work for sound.

The M8 will 99% have more power, so I suppose you could make a decision based on what you are looking to drive.

post #1227 of 5057
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Well, my friend.......welcome to the waiting club. We can all speculate but until the production model is finished and listened to its all guess work for sound.

The M8 will 99% have more power, so I suppose you could make a decision based on what you are looking to drive.

I was told "it will drive anything under the sun"

post #1228 of 5057
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post


I'm new to portable amps/dacs and looking for a portable setup with my iPhone 5. I have no experience with centrance. I know no one has heard it yet, but based on their previous products, is it safe to say that their new amp/DAC will likely sound better than the venture craft DAC-X? I was going to buy the DAC-X but waiting for more impressions of the hifi M-8

I listened to the venturecraft go-dap X (both versions) and have written my impressions somewhere in the go-dapX thread. I thought it was a good unit, not as good as my Fostex hp_p1, but good value. V-Moda will release the Versa soon which I guess will be an upgraded go-dap X.

 

The headphone output impedance of the Go-dapX is 47ohm(they said to me via email), whereas the Hifi-m8 has 3 settings, the lowest being 1ohm-which is waaay preferrable.

 

It all depends on how much you want to spend, and what you want to use it for.


Edited by ExpatinJapan - 1/24/13 at 6:30pm
post #1229 of 5057
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

I was told "it will drive anything under the sun"

And probably the Moon too!  L3000.gif

post #1230 of 5057
Thanks for all the responses. Since I will be using sensitive IEM, I'll wait to see how the centrance pans out.

/waits patiently
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