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Thank you so much. Got a key set and the screws came right out

Alan

post #3002 of 3012

Stupid question #2  I'm asking this stuff because i'm 73 years old and my eyesight and coordination are not what they used to be

The little red jumpers. For NOS I assume I have to put a jumper on jumper4 ipso and jumper5 ipsi.  What is the best way to pull up a jumper and put it on

jumper positions. I'm trying not to break anything

Alan

post #3003 of 3012


Fingers work fine.

 

Or small needle nose pliers.

 

Or tweezers.

 

Up to you :P

 

The jumpers that came with my unit are pretty poor quality - when I remove a jumper I always seem to pull the plastic shell off the metal contacts which remain on the pins. In which case, I need to get the pliers out to pull off the metal clip.

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what are the factory jumpers settings when you receive a new M7 ?

post #3005 of 3012

All jumpers off except for the "Bypass" mode.

Technically this means:

  • 8x upsampling enabled
  • Digital filter -130dB
  • Dithering Enabled
  • PLL enabled
post #3006 of 3012

thanks a lot.

i'll order my 2015 amanero M7 tomorrow..yi ah !

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post #3008 of 3012

great review JAGS, great read for me this evening.

I have 2 questions :

- is amanero module change or affect primary sounds characteristics of the M7 : body and impact, dynamics, wide sounding ?

- with new amanero usb module, do you think the better evolutive choice for the future is RJ45 or Hdmi option ? If usb amanero is as good as Hdmi entry, maybe i have to keep RJ45 socket for use with a server in the future ?

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Originally Posted by r one View Post

great review JAGS, great read for me this evening.
I have 2 questions :
- is amanero module change or affect primary sounds characteristics of the M7 : body and impact, dynamics, wide sounding ?
- with new amanero usb module, do you think the better evolutive choice for the future is RJ45 or Hdmi option ? If usb amanero is as good as Hdmi entry, maybe i have to keep RJ45 socket for use with a server in the future ?

- According to the review it is an overall improvement. I can't confirm yet as mine is being upgraded by MH.
- I would recommend HDMI above RJ45. Cable length and seems like HDMI is more standard.

Enjoy your new purchase!
post #3010 of 3012

JAGS - thanks for the review... looking forward to the reviewer test in NOS mode...

 

r one - note the RJ45/HDMI option is for i2S. These would be typically used with an external DDC such as Gustard U12, Tanly, Hydra-Z, Offramp, etc.

I have not seen many i2S cards that plug into the computer directly except the Pink Faun.. most are separate boxes that connect to the computer via USB.

HDMI i2S seems to have a slight advantage over RJ45 i2S from all the posts I read (something about a balanced signal), in any case most recommendations are to keep the cable as short as possible,  like 3 CM. The RJ45 socket on the M7 would not connect direct to a computer, except with some device that outputs i2S, possibly through USB such as Audio-GD DI-2014 or the Melodius MX-U8 (but MX-U8 would need to be specially configured for Audio-GD). Anyway, as JAGS mentioned, seems like the HDMI would be preferable.. possible upgrade paths (but would be need be configured for Audio-GD) would be; Gustard U12, Tanly (I am using), Hydra-Z, Empirical Audio Offramp - but the new USB Amanero may be very close to these. I do not think there have been any direct comparisons yet.... Sorry if you already understand this - but your mention of "RJ45 socket for use with a server" I did not understand...

 

I think the M7 needs some additional break-in hours, and also some warm-up time when powering up... so maybe best to not listen the very first few seconds you pull it new out of the box :-)

post #3011 of 3012

Thanks also to Motberg and JAGS for there clear informations.

So, i followed your advice and ordered this morning an amanero master 7 USB/Hdmi version.

 

I am already happy :gs1000smile: 

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http://www.magnahifi.com/index.php/information/reviews-en

Thanks for that.

I suspected that putting the Amanero into the M7 was more than just a swap of the module, and this confirms it.
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