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post #976 of 1816
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Conductor does use power from the computer contrary to all beliefs. To test this you can use an USB cable with separate power and data connections and disconnect the power. Conductor will stop working smily_headphones1.gif
Perhaps your computer has an older Tenor driver version that make Conductor needs power from computer. I just tested my Conductor by isolating with tape the power pin in a standard USB cable and worked fine.
post #977 of 1816

Noob question: why is ground needed? :)

post #978 of 1816
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post
 

Noob question: why is ground needed? :)

Data and Power in USB share a common ground, the Data +/- wires are twisted pair carrying differential signals which means that D- is a mirror image of D+. Do not be misled even if you isolating +5 VCC (pin 1) and GND (pin 4) in the USB cable the transmission still could be possible because the USB panel sockets shells is connected to chassis/shield ground and this will connect the shield to chassis ground at both ends making the transmission possible. For more details I refer to the USB 2.0 spec.

post #979 of 1816
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

 

I have had the hiface 2 and it didn't seem I got something better with it. With Hydra-X was a completely different story though.

Wow, now I can't tell direct USB and iLink/iUSB combo apart. Flipping back and forth, closely evaluating small sections of material, one second the difference is there, the next it's gone.

I should admit that Conductor USB is indeed very, very good, perhaps USB receiver needed some burn in like anything else, not sure about Hydra-X but I have AP2+PP coming to see what this one can do to it.

post #980 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Wow, now I can't tell direct USB and iLink/iUSB combo apart. Flipping back and forth, closely evaluating small sections of material, one second the difference is there, the next it's gone.

I should admit that Conductor USB is indeed very, very good, perhaps USB receiver needed some burn in like anything else, not sure about Hydra-X but I have AP2+PP coming to see what this one can do to it.

 

I heard that ap2 is very good too. It should make a big difference over usb stock too. 

post #981 of 1816
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

 

I heard that ap2 is very good too. It should make a big difference over usb stock too. 

Now I am a bit skeptical as iLink should not be that far from AP (accordingly to some owners). Anyway, we'll see.

post #982 of 1816
AP2 made a massive difference for me...when I was using LCD-2. Now that I'm using Fostex TH600 I can't tell the difference between that and USB.
post #983 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

AP2 made a massive difference for me...when I was using LCD-2. Now that I'm using Fostex TH600 I can't tell the difference between that and USB.

Good point, may be T1 I was using for tests is not resolving enough. Can you test with LCD-2 now, just to account for possible USB receiver burn in effect?

post #984 of 1816
Would do but they are currently en route to Wales to be with their new owner :-(
post #985 of 1816
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Would do but they are currently en route to Wales to be with their new owner :-(

 

Don't be so sad...at least you sold yours :))

post #986 of 1816
Someday your time will come my friend, someday... smily_headphones1.gif)
post #987 of 1816
I don't know why yours haven't sold Dan. They seem reasonably priced.

I bet you've had about 10,000 messages from people who offer about 25% less than what you're asking :-)
post #988 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I don't know why yours haven't sold Dan. They seem reasonably priced.

I bet you've had about 10,000 messages from people who offer about 25% less than what you're asking :-)

 

Actually just had a lot of guys just asking the delivery price (which i offered to split :P ), and they went radio silence . Maybe I caught the vacation periods. Also don't have a lot of trader points :P

post #989 of 1816
folks does any of Conductor owners noticed hum from it's transformer? Previously I had HA160 and it was dead quiet.. Hum is coming out of the Conductor itself, it's not present in headphones. Thx
post #990 of 1816
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Originally Posted by maniac0r View Post

folks does any of Conductor owners noticed hum from it's transformer? Previously I had HA160 and it was dead quiet.. Hum is coming out of the Conductor itself, it's not present in headphones. Thx

 

Nop, dead silent. Verify your power cable and how well is it inserted in the conductor. Also see if you inserted conductor in a wall socket with ground.

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