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I'll take a set of upgrade modules as well when they are available. Thanks.

 

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post #122 of 3650

Do people really use iem's on their home amp systems?  Do they get anything out of it?  I have to admit, I've never once even thought to try it.
 

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Do people really use iem's on their home amp systems?  Do they get anything out of it?  I have to admit, I've never once even thought to try it.
 

 

Generally I prefer my electrostatic speakers or HD800, but sometimes I want something a bit more more mellow, and/or  I don't want any noise leak, in which case my IEM get used.  The Westone ESS5 are clearly better when fed from the desktop system rather than my portable system.

 

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post #124 of 3650

Set up for a private LCD-2 audition with the new GS-X amp prototype

 

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post #125 of 3650

Man that board is soooo clean!  Looking really nice, Justin.

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The gilmore lite has a gain of 6x, so there would be a slightly audible hiss with the es5. You cant hear anything on the low gain setting of the gs-x which is a 1x gain
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I don't hear a thing even with my really sensitive Shure SE535s and my GS-X. It's that dead quiet. 

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I don't hear a thing even with my really sensitive Shure SE535s and my GS-X. It's that dead quiet. 

 

which gain level?

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post #128 of 3650
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which gain level?

Low Gain. The GS-X is the quintessential IEM desktop amp. smile.gif

post #129 of 3650

Looks like low gain level is best used with IEM's, but which gain level is best to use with the HD600's ?

post #130 of 3650
Slightly closer. These just need the connector/switch holes added then send them for polishing & anodizing.

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post #131 of 3650

Tomorrow, I'm ordering new circuit boards for the amp section of the GS-X with a couple changes.  One, the modules will now be centered on the board instead of off to the left side, which resulted in 1 module having less ventilation than the others, so it might have operated at a slightly higher temperature than the others.  So for the sake of symmetry, I moved them over to the center.  

 

I also simplified the front panel jacks, changing them from a 4-pin XLR, 2x 3-pin XLR (left/right) and a 1/4" stereo jack, to a 4-pin XLR and 2 combo jacks, so it will also be possible to use 2x 1/4" stereo headphones at the same time, like with the original GS-X model.

 

I should have everything in 2 weeks and then the front panels can go to the final step, polishing/anodizing, once i get those back, i'll laser engrave them and start shipping the amps.

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post #132 of 3650
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

Tomorrow, I'm ordering new circuit boards for the amp section of the GS-X with a couple changes.  One, the modules will now be centered on the board instead of off to the left side, which resulted in 1 module having less ventilation than the others, so it might have operated at a slightly higher temperature than the others.  So for the sake of symmetry, I moved them over to the center.  

 

I also simplified the front panel jacks, changing them from a 4-pin XLR, 2x 3-pin XLR (left/right) and a 1/4" stereo jack, to a 4-pin XLR and 2 combo jacks, so it will also be possible to use 2x 1/4" stereo headphones at the same time, like with the original GS-X model.

 

I should have everything in 2 weeks and then the front panels can go to the final step, polishing/anodizing, once i get those back, i'll laser engrave them and start shipping the amps.

 

 

Do you have a picture of this?  Also, this means no dual 3-pin XLRs - correct?

post #133 of 3650

Combo jacks are 3pin XLR jacks with a TRS centre ;)

post #134 of 3650

Oh yeah - I know what it is now

post #135 of 3650

I'm more curious about the new face and inner layout since the far left board wouldn't fit on the right side with the DACT in place.

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