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post #451 of 792
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

Why don't you just buy the OTG cable to you both DAC/AMP sections of the Glacier? It sounds even better than pairing with your Ipod

I currently have a micro to micro OTG that I built.  I think that the player I'm using could be the issue as well.  I'm tryng to decide which Iike better Poweramp or Neutron.   I like the Note 2 to Glacier via OTG.  I'm just being a bit impatient on the burn in of the glacier and finding the best player to pair it with.

post #452 of 792

 So I got my Meridian Explorer in today and I plan on using it with the Apex Glacier (Still waiting for it). Anybody have any experience with this setup? They will power my Sig Pro's. From what I've read, this will be quite a portable setup (for work, planes, trains, not walking around).

post #453 of 792
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 So I got my Meridian Explorer in today and I plan on using it with the Apex Glacier (Still waiting for it). Anybody have any experience with this setup? They will power my Sig Pro's. From what I've read, this will be quite a portable setup (for work, planes, trains, not walking around).

 

Wow, if that setup lives up to the reputations of the gear composing it, you'll have a helluva setup, my friend!! Let me know if you're ever in the market to get mugged ph34r.gif

 

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post #454 of 792

 Seriously, right? I'm quite nervous about transporting all of it to be honest. I will be doing SoCal to Boston (for a few days) then Boston to London for a few weeks. I wanted something that would be easy on planes/trains. Not for walking around. I'm also considering bringing back my LCD2.2's because my friends back east want to see them. IF the Glacier can run them sufficiently then I will, but they're quite power hungry. My Lyr powers them very well, but they can take more biggrin.gif


Edited by TooPoor - 2/25/13 at 8:48pm
post #455 of 792
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 Seriously, right? I'm quite nervous about transporting all of it to be honest. I will be doing SoCal to Boston (for a few days) then 

Boston to London for a few weeks. I wanted something that would be easy on planes/trains. Not for walking around. I'm also considering bringing back my LCD2.2's because my friends back east want to see them. IF the Glacier can run them sufficiently then I will, but they're quite power hungry. My Lyr powers them very well, but they can take more biggrin.gif

I think buying insurance for all the gears your lugging around will definitely give you a piece of mind.

 

Anyway another Glacier owner here. Bought it really for the built quality / ruggedness and ultra portability cause I like rugged gears as I usually mistreat them smile.gif.Using it with the S3 as source and the M-100 headphones(another rugged gear) almost everywhere I go and that includes me biking on my MTB every weekend.

 

Not really happy with the frist usb cable that I did in terms of mishandling it biggrin.gif so did a right angle one below.

 

post #456 of 792
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Originally Posted by rckyosho View Post

I think buying insurance for all the gears your lugging around will definitely give you a piece of mind.

 

Anyway another Glacier owner here. Bought it really for the built quality / ruggedness and ultra portability cause I like rugged gears as I usually mistreat them smile.gif.Using it with the S3 as source and the M-100 headphones(another rugged gear) almost everywhere I go and that includes me biking on my MTB every weekend.

 

Not really happy with the frist usb cable that I did in terms of mishandling it biggrin.gif so did a right angle one below.

 

Where did you get that right angled usb cord from?

post #457 of 792
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Where did you get that right angled usb cord from?
Its a right angle otg cable gotten from good old ebay as are the other parts that make up the cable. What I did was to just cut out the female part of the otg cable and solder plus sleeve-up/heatshrink a right angle usb connector to cut down on some of the soldering work cause its really a pain in the butt to solder the tiny wires and the itsy-bitsy usb connector.
post #458 of 792
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Originally Posted by rckyosho View Post

Its a right angle otg cable gotten from good old ebay as are the other parts that make up the cable. What I did was to just cut out the female part of the otg cable and solder plus sleeve-up/heatshrink a right angle usb connector to cut down on some of the soldering work cause its really a pain in the butt to solder the tiny wires and the itsy-bitsy usb connector.

You did a good job of it. I dont suppose you have another one like that you would sell?
post #459 of 792

After a extra week delay due to parcelfarce it finally turned up and I have to admit Im a bit shocked how such a small amp can drive the hd650's to such volumes (10 db gain).

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Wow!! Bye bye VentureCraft cable and hello DHC hello Toxic?? Any improvement in SQ?

 

P.S. not expecting responses from non-believers of quality digital cables.

post #462 of 792
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

Wow!! Bye bye VentureCraft cable and hello DHC hello Toxic?? Any improvement in SQ?

 

P.S. not expecting responses from non-believers of quality digital cables.

Wait...how did you know its Toxic??? 

 

Still testing ....

post #463 of 792
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Wait...how did you know its Toxic??? 

 

Still testing ....

 

Just like "Have Gun Will Travel"..."Have Eyes, Will Look" :D. I saw you post the same pix on the Toxic Cables thread.

post #464 of 792
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Just like "Have Gun Will Travel"..."Have Eyes, Will Look" :D. I saw you post the same pix on the Toxic Cables thread.

cool.gif...yep caught me there.

 

To be honest I am having  the worst of luck with my Asus Xonar one Muses (Please See the thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/542563/asus-essence-one-headphone-amp-dac-cebit-2011/1695#post_9208337 ).

 

2 units are rotten for me!!

 

One missing the gain switch that no one noticed to be missing!

 

Now I got a replacement with the headphone knob scratching badly!!!!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/542563/asus-essence-one-headphone-amp-dac-cebit-2011/1695#post_9208145

 

I am really frustrated right now, and will see If I have the will to test the new cable.

post #465 of 792

I went a bit mad and got that expensive cable from TTJV. edit It also plug and plays 24/96 with linux mint 10 (ubuntu based) with VLC fine.


Edited by fuzzy1969 - 2/27/13 at 10:20am
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