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post #211 of 5057
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

 

 

question. I saw the comparison chart on your webpage but am confused by the output power at 1.5W/ch.

(fostex 80mW/ch, sony 175mW/ch).

 

*excuse my technical ignorance.

 

 

So this Hifi m8 has more power?

I don`t know mW vs W specs sorry.

 

*Lil` help?  Thanks in advance.

post #212 of 5057

1W = 1000 mW

 

That means the M8 is many many times more powerful than the Fostex or Sony.

 

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I don`t know mW vs W specs sorry.

 

*Lil` help?  Thanks in advance.

post #213 of 5057
Thread Starter 

1.5W is equal to 1500mW, milli being 10^-3 

 

Anyways for those needing the math done for figures on the Centrance site, here is the output power for each ohm rating

 

699 mW @ 32 ohms (still verifying)

241 mW @ 300 ohms (still verifying)

132 mW @ 600 ohms (still verifying)

 

*calculations are base of dbV to Vrms figures

I take it above measurements are for one amplifier and going balanced will double the above numbers. Impressive though, better than any competing device in the market.

 

Edit: grammar


Edited by firev1 - 10/13/12 at 11:54pm
post #214 of 5057

Thanks guys!

 

*any input on the plug situation/query?

post #215 of 5057
Thread Starter 

Centrance said they will provide a update on it but not in this show as it was quite late to change the design now, so they will provide something for the plug situation afterwards. Kind of regret not starting the conversation here earlier =3 

post #216 of 5057
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Originally Posted by firev1 View Post

Centrance said they will provide a update on it but not in this show as it was quite late to change the design now, so they will provide something for the plug situation afterwards. Kind of regret not starting the conversation here earlier =3 

 

It sounds like Michael has being going back and doing some redesigning based on the feedback he's had here so I wouldn't be surprised to see three versions at release.

post #217 of 5057

i have my eyes on either these or the rsa intruders

its going to see interesting to see the comparisons as these are around the same price and size

 

 

question:

on their blog, they mention the main version with combo XLR jack and another version with separate 4 pin XLR/ 1/4" jack

 

"CEntrance likes to listen to cutomer feedback. We received a lot of feedback and have been working hard in the last couple of weeks to update the look of the front panel. While we are not done yet, we can tell you that we are seriously considering a separate version, which would contain a 4-pin XLR jack for balanced headphones and a 1/4″  jack for unbalanced headphones.

In this new version, we will likely keep the XLR jack location on the right, swap the Combo with 4-pin and replace the XLR on the left with the 1/4″ jack. Not sure if there is space for the 3.5mm jack."

which one would be priced cheaper? 

post #218 of 5057
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

i have my eyes on either these or the rsa intruders

its going to see interesting to see the comparisons as these are around the same price and size

 

 

question:

on their blog, they mention the main version with combo XLR jack and another version with separate 4 pin XLR/ 1/4" jack

 

"CEntrance likes to listen to cutomer feedback. We received a lot of feedback and have been working hard in the last couple of weeks to update the look of the front panel. While we are not done yet, we can tell you that we are seriously considering a separate version, which would contain a 4-pin XLR jack for balanced headphones and a 1/4″  jack for unbalanced headphones.

In this new version, we will likely keep the XLR jack location on the right, swap the Combo with 4-pin and replace the XLR on the left with the 1/4″ jack. Not sure if there is space for the 3.5mm jack."

which one would be priced cheaper? 


I expect both versions would be priced the same. The LX version that doesn't have the iDevice connection is expected to be cheaper though, I suppose that also depends whether they put an optical connection in place of the iDevice connection as has been suggested.

post #219 of 5057

HeadphoneAddict has posted some initial impressions of the M8: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623236/rocky-mountain-audiofest-denver-co-oct-12-14th-2012#post_8777555

 

Thanks Larry biggrin.gif

post #220 of 5057

YES. 4 Pin out? Bought. For sure. 

 

After hearing a really awesome pair of Paradox cans today I kind of want some to pair with the M8. 

post #221 of 5057
Thread Starter 

Absolutely sounds like a winner. Already the DACmini is a very very fine DAC/amp, really can't imagine bringing something that level around with me. On another note, are the measurements for power posted on the site for unbalanced mode? Or else they do not make sense with the 1.5W total output(which is achievable if the measurements in dbV are in unbalanced)


Edited by firev1 - 10/14/12 at 8:53pm
post #222 of 5057

im bit inexperienced about balanced plugs

so its 2x 3 pin plugs they're using, or 1x 4 pin plug?

post #223 of 5057
seems like they listened to..erm...some members requests tongue.gif and fitted a 4 pin, nice move guys! still not small enough for my taste, but understandable given 4 pin fullsize still has more penetration than mini XLR
post #224 of 5057

There's going to be 2 different models that cover both.

 

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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

im bit inexperienced about balanced plugs

so its 2x 3 pin plugs they're using, or 1x 4 pin plug?

post #225 of 5057
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Originally Posted by firev1 View Post

1.5W is equal to 1500mW, milli being 10^-3 

 

Anyways for those needing the math done for figures on the Centrance site, here is the output power for each ohm rating

 

699 mW @ 32 ohms (still verifying)

241 mW @ 300 ohms (still verifying)

132 mW @ 600 ohms (still verifying)

 

*calculations are base of dbV to Vrms figures

I take it above measurements are for one amplifier and going balanced will double the above numbers. Impressive though, better than any competing device in the market.

 

Edit: grammar

 

Assuming the balanced config offers double the voltage swing, that's actually 4x the power assuming the channels can supply that much current.

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