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post #241 of 581
Looks great, wonderful job you did with your connector and the female Kobiconn connector. smily_headphones1.gif
post #242 of 581
Very nice adapter indeed.
post #243 of 581
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Komkrit View Post

Hello...Today I share my idea for DIY adapter.

Female mini balanced to male 3.5mm. jack in compact size.

All my balanced phones can use with single-end amp.

 

 

 

This is my DIY.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661897/mini-balanced-to-3-5mm-adapter-in-my-way

A nice clean job there. Great idea and finish!

post #244 of 581

I attempted the same plug, I had a ViaBlue connector lying around and a female Kobiconn connector, however the only part that is difficult to execute is the slicing of the gold hex pin. The best I can see doing it is to file it from the end up until the point where it will fit nicely with the connector into it. Other than that, the instructions were pretty clear. I found it easier to reduce the Kobiconn connector using a utility knife, the results were pretty good and very easy to do.

post #245 of 581
I use the cramp to catch at distal end of the bolt(gold hex pin) when I shortening it.
>> to avoid the cramp damage the line of the bolt if catch at proximal end. smily_headphones1.gif

Cutter for rounding(reduce) female mini balanced plug.
...for me...the same sensation to sharpen the pencil. wink.gif
post #246 of 581

Is pairing the RSA Intruder with the CLAS -DB a bit of an overkill ? The CLAS is a very good DAC in its own right and I am unsure about running the music through two DACs before reaching the amp section of the Intruder. BTW, I have the CLAS currently paired with the SR 71B.

 

Any words of advice ?

post #247 of 581
kothganesh, in that case, you'd be going digital into the CLAS DB and analog out. When you pass that analog signal to the Intruder, you would be bypassing its DAC and making use of only the amp. So this makes sense to me -- only one DAC and one amp in the chain.

Judging whether the sonic difference is worth the extra brick and cost is an exercise best left to the listener. smily_headphones1.gif
post #248 of 581
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Originally Posted by thread View Post

kothganesh, in that case, you'd be going digital into the CLAS DB and analog out. When you pass that analog signal to the Intruder, you would be bypassing its DAC and making use of only the amp. So this makes sense to me -- only one DAC and one amp in the chain.

Judging whether the sonic difference is worth the extra brick and cost is an exercise best left to the listener. smily_headphones1.gif
Thank you for the explanation. Now it's time to mull over true cost/benefits 😄
post #249 of 581

Has anyone sourced an aftermarket charger for the Intruder?  I am a big fan of having one charger at work and one at home.

I did search the internet for Power Unit for LI-Ion Battery pack.  I also did searches on Digikey, but could not find the specific input/output specs written on the charger.

 

For reference:

Power Unit (For LI-ION BATTERY pack)

Model: 3P10-L1016

Input: AC100-240v 50/60Hz

Output:  DC 1638V = 0.45A

Caution for use with 14.8 V LI-ION pack only.  Indoor use only.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

If we don't find this anywhere, I am considering a P-51 Mustang as well.  I can always buy an extra Intruder charger from Ray when I buy the Mustang.  Then I can get bundling for the shipping of amps and extra chargers.

Thanks.

post #250 of 581
Best set up with Intruder

Source : dap IBasso HDP R10 Japan version , I use line out
Amp : Intruder
Iem : Tralucent audio 1+2
Cable : Ventura craft mini to mini audiophile edition
Tralucent audio silver / gold cable for 1+2

post #251 of 581

Nice setup Rudi. Now can you tell me if this setup improves the overall sound quality vs the HDP-R10 alone? ksc75smile.gif

post #252 of 581
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Originally Posted by AlanYWM View Post

Nice setup Rudi. Now can you tell me if this setup improves the overall sound quality vs the HDP-R10 alone? ksc75smile.gif
Thank you
Yes it is improved. Quiet significant , because the strong point from HDP R10 is the line out and coax out
You can hear the pure Dac from sabre Dac chip , without through internal amp .
You can try it from line out the SQ is different .
post #253 of 581
Hi guys , quick question, will there be any difference If I use single ended input and balance output to my intruder ?
post #254 of 581
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Originally Posted by resshin View Post

Hi guys , quick question, will there be any difference If I use single ended input and balance output to my intruder ?
Ray said that a single ended input will be available as a balanced output, thanks to Ray's design. This is the best setup if you don't have balanced input but still want to take advantage of balanced output. I used single ended output and balanced output, found the balanced output being the best sound wise, it's also louder.
post #255 of 581
May i ask...has anyone experiencing the PCB inside the Intruder casing is loose? Very disappointed by this quality control problem. I have two units of rsa intruders and they are all the same. Nothing to do with the sound...but the internal PCB is moving backward and forward when i plug/pull any conector into/out the port (is like the casing is a mm longer than the pcb) How come this is happening to such a premium portable amp?

RSA audio i believe is well known being the top audio gear brand in term of quality made. How come it has a poor quality control like this. So sad.
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