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I'm holding out hope that a mini 4-pin XLR (with 1/8" and 1/4") configuration will be made available and would be happy to pay extra for it. I currently use the Moon Audio Silver Dragon v1 IEM cable terminated with a mini 4-pin XLR and use the adaptor cables in the link below to connect to my RSA SR-71B (via 1/8" and "RSA" jack). It would be great not to have to use the adaptor at all.

http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-headphone-cables/moon-audio-silver-dragon-v1-iem-extension-adapter-cable.html
post #1247 of 4647
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Originally Posted by jgleadle View Post

Just ordered the Audeze LCD-3 for use with the HIFI-M8, what would be the best output option to choose for SQ single 4pin or dual 3?

 

Congratulations on the LCD-3!  (And the M8.)

 

Personally, I wouldn't think I could hear any difference between the two options, so I'd get the option that's most common - for potential resale of the M8, eventually -AND- for potential resale of your LCD-3 custom cables - not to mention the ability to use those cables with as many other amps as possible.

 

Which begs the question:  Which of the two options is most common.  Unfortunately, I think it's the dual 3-pin, which is much less appealing to me, aesthetically, than the single 4-pin.  What to do?  

 

At least you don't worry about the sound quality aspect...

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

Congratulations on the LCD-3!  (And the M8.)

 

Personally, I wouldn't think I could hear any difference between the two options, so I'd get the option that's most common - for potential resale of the M8, eventually -AND- for potential resale of your LCD-3 custom cables - not to mention the ability to use those cables with as many other amps as possible.

 

Which begs the question:  Which of the two options is most common.  Unfortunately, I think it's the dual 3-pin, which is much less appealing to me, aesthetically, than the single 4-pin.  What to do?  

 

At least you don't worry about the sound quality aspect...

 

Mike

 

While I would LOVE the option of mini-XLR, that doesn't seem like it will happen in this first release.  It is unfortunate that it wasn't in the poll or brought up sooner in this discussion.

 

As for the decision between dual 3-pin and single 4-pin.  I would think for a portable or transportable rig, a single 4-pin makes the most sense.  Additionally, and completely anecdotally, don't most balanced amps nowadays have the 4-pin option?  And even if it isn't the most common yet, don't we drive that as consumers?  I think if mini-XLR can't become a standard, at the very least single 4-pin needs to be.

 

My vote is for my configuration :)  - single 4-pin

post #1249 of 4647
Terminate your HP cable to mini XLR or 4 pin XLR, and use an adapter when necessary. That's my plan.
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Makes sense!

 

I'm using the small and well-engineered Hirose connector at the end of my Toxic Cables' Silver Poison.  All of my future adapters will have the Hirose male connector at one end.

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 1/31/13 at 12:03pm
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I'm ready.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

Not sure if these links are legit, but they are taking orders with a 2-3 week availability. Are these fake?

 

 

http://www.spectrumaudio.com/centrance-hifi-m8.html?gclid=CIvxmaWEk7UCFbKiPAodRW4AWw

 

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/435224.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=COq1zaaEk7UCFSWoPAod_iEAPg

Indeed they must be faking. If we were about 15 days away I have to think Michael would announce it here first.

 

Just because some website seller is trying to sell something don't make it so........I just had a similar experience for a totally different commodity and bought the items three times, from three diff sellers who advertised they had the items, before finding a seller who really had the stuff in stock.


Edited by Saraguie - 1/31/13 at 10:11am
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Just because some website seller is trying to sell something don't make it so........I just had a similar experience for a totally different commodity and bought the items three times, from three diff sellers who advertised they had the items, before finding a seller who really had the stuff in stock.

This happened to me with the MDR-1R and Adorama

post #1255 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Raygun82 View Post


Howdy Michael!

First of all, I am very pleased to hear Tyll's initional impressions of the M8 on inner fidelity. If it's good enough for him, then it will probably blow my mind.

Second, I was wondering if you ever came across any reason why the M8 wouldn't pair properly with the iPhone 5? Because if it won't, ill just upgrade to an iPhone 4S. That is how important the M8 is to me, haha. M8 > iPhone 5.

As always thank you!

In theory, we should be compatible with iPhone 6, but there is not a short cable available at the moment with the lightning plug. Only the short cable with the 30-pin plug is available for now.

post #1256 of 4647
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Originally Posted by jgleadle View Post

Just ordered the Audeze LCD-3 for use with the HIFI-M8, what would be the best output option to choose for SQ single 4pin or dual 3?

Single 4 pin should be a more versatile option, I'd think... but that's one man's opinion.

post #1257 of 4647
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

Not sure if these links are legit, but they are taking orders with a 2-3 week availability. Are these fake?

 

 

http://www.spectrumaudio.com/centrance-hifi-m8.html?gclid=CIvxmaWEk7UCFbKiPAodRW4AWw

 

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/435224.html?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=googleps&gclid=COq1zaaEk7UCFSWoPAod_iEAPg

This is not real. We will be asking them to take these pages down. They are not allowed to offer the product for sale yet.

post #1258 of 4647

regarding the recent centrance m8 blog post about the rubber bands, my vote goes for the inset letters

sure dust will collect in the grooves but for me it looks better

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Rubber Band Choice:

 

 

Both are black to match the chassis, but there is a difference:

- One has the logo letters sticking out (raised)

- The other has the logo letters impressed (inset).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My vote is for raised. I think it will give a small amount of protection.


Edited by Saraguie - 1/31/13 at 1:32pm
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A tie so far. I'm all ears...
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