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post #511 of 587
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

Hey guys, anyone know what the upgraded DAC of the intruder is?

 

Playing DSD/DXD via MC19/Mac Mini usually with my Burson.  Today, it is with the Intruder and iFi iDSD Nano. With appropriate USB and RCA interconnects, it is as delightful.    

 

RSA Intruder with iFi iDSD Nano

post #512 of 587
Channel imbalance when connected to the se port, not very happy.

Anyone else experience this before?
Edited by wickson - 4/18/14 at 4:09pm
post #513 of 587
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

Channel imbalance when connected to the se port, not very happy.

Anyone else experience this before?

Make sure all the input and gain switches match up and are correctly implemented.
post #514 of 587
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Originally Posted by zach915m View Post

Make sure all the input and gain switches match up and are correctly implemented.

Yeah, checked that first.
It works fine while connected via USB.

Thanks though.
post #515 of 587
My bad, there's an issue with my interconnect.
post #516 of 587
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Originally Posted by SiGiE View Post
 

 

Playing DSD/DXD via MC19/Mac Mini usually with my Burson.  Today, it is with the Intruder and iFi iDSD Nano. With appropriate USB and RCA interconnects, it is as delightful.    

 

RSA Intruder with iFi iDSD Nano

 

Got an inquiry via PM regarding interconnects for listening to DSD/DXD via Intruder Fully Balanced.

 

Mac Mini (with MC19) to iDSD via USB-A/USB-B cable.

iDSD to Intruder via  2 RCA Left Channel and RCA Right Channel to RSA Balanced Connector.

Intruder to XC via Balanced-Cable.

JRemote Apps on Ipad to Control  MC19

post #517 of 587
I'm parting with my intruder frown.gif for now but I will most likely be picking it up again once finances are better.
If there are any canadians looking for this amp nows the time to get it!
post #518 of 587
Received mine yesterday. Unfortunately, I'm waiting on a USB cable that fits my Note 3 and intruder. Anyway, used the line out and of course was disappointed. I let it burn in for a few hours yesterday. Went to gym, but used my old I pod touch as a source, sounded so much better. really liking it so far, however, I am hoping it opens up some more as people have experienced.

Love the look and build quality of this unit, very sexy. I'm now saving up for balanced cables, hoping that will put me over the top. Love this new hobby, but very difficult to do behind my Fiancé's back.


Ray recommended Moon audio as they built balanced cables for his products in the past. I've also had excellent experiences so far with TTVJ and Mimic. Wondering if anyone has used either of those guys for balanced cables?


Last question, as I'm seeing how important the source is to the SQ, thinking of adding DX50 or DX90. Not sure if I really need the 90 though since I have this nice amp. Any opinions? TIA
post #519 of 587
Thread Starter 

You need to run the Intruder balanced to know it potential and the potential of your monitors. 

 

I have used Whiplash quite a bit for balanced and they do a great job. I like the performance of the cable when it comes to sound. 

post #520 of 587
Thanks Jamato. So, that will be my next move, balanced cables. I've read a lot of your reviews, you always have excellent insight.

I'm using Heir Audio. 8.a, my God do those things pound. I'm definitely more of a bass head, but not at the loss of SQ. Love those IEMS, don't have much of a reference point though as I'm fairly new to this hobby. I do know they have the perfect sound signature for me.
post #521 of 587
Moon Audio reterminated my Grados RS-1i with a mini 4pin XLR. Then I have two 12 inch jumpers from Moon. one is RSA and the other is 1/8". Tomorrow I pick up my Fostex TH-900 from them. Also reterminated in mini four pin XLR.

Drew and his team at Moon Audio do good work.
Edited by Howlin Fester - 4/23/14 at 3:59pm
post #522 of 587
Upgraded my iTunes with iMatch last night... Nice experience uploading to the good people at Apple. Anyway, left my intruder playing all day and night, upgraded music on my 1g ipod touch.

Very happy today. Sounds awesome. Makes me wonder now about upgrading to an apple compatible DAC.

Also waiting on mini-micro USB cord to experience the intruder on my Note 3.


I was skeptical yesterday, even a little disappointed, but now I'm happy with this setup up so far.
post #523 of 587
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Upgraded my iTunes with iMatch last night... Nice experience uploading to the good people at Apple. Anyway, left my intruder playing all day and night, upgraded music on my 1g ipod touch.

Very happy today. Sounds awesome. Makes me wonder now about upgrading to an apple compatible DAC.

Also waiting on mini-micro USB cord to experience the intruder on my Note 3.


I was skeptical yesterday, even a little disappointed, but now I'm happy with this setup up so far.

 

I'd say there's a vast performance/price differential that's fueling your trepidation with your setup right now. Don't get me wrong. I love apple products for their simplicity and design, but as far as their DAC implementations go...there is much to be desired. I think you'd be happier (from a sound standpoint) going for an all-in-one with a better DAC implementation, but perhaps not as refined of an amp (i.e DX90, X5). Just my two cents.

 

Kojaku

post #524 of 587
I've been exploring other options, specifically x90, ak100, and even the new Sony Walkman. I was more concerned with the UI's of the DX90 and the AK. I love the Apple UI, but even more the Android as I am an avid Android fan.

I am definitely open to a different source. I've spent a moderate amount of money at this point, so I figure what's a little more right? lol, I've been bitten by the bug!!!
post #525 of 587
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

I've been exploring other options, specifically x90, ak100, and even the new Sony Walkman. I was more concerned with the UI's of the DX90 and the AK. I love the Apple UI, but even more the Android as I am an avid Android fan.

I am definitely open to a different source. I've spent a moderate amount of money at this point, so I figure what's a little more right? lol, I've been bitten by the bug!!!

I loved the AK series UI. I also hear the DX series has matured a lot as well. I'll have more to contribute when my DX90 gets here.

 

Kojaku


Edited by Kojaku - 4/25/14 at 12:27pm
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