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Yes :D

If you don't mind me asking again because I'm curious...what is feedback in a headphone amp? I really don't know.

post #332 of 3810

Without going into specifics, feedback reduces gain while reducing distortion, but lower feedback can sound more alive.  In the end you'd be hard pressed to hear the difference.

 

The best example of what it sounds like would be something like a HiFiMan EF-6 which has a switch to go from no feedback, to feedback.  On the GS-X it simple goes from low feedback to lower feedback ;)

post #333 of 3810
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Without going into specifics, feedback reduces gain while reducing distortion, but lower feedback can sound more alive.  In the end you'd be hard pressed to hear the difference.

 

The best example of what it sounds like would be something like a HiFiMan EF-6 which has a switch to go from no feedback, to feedback.  On the GS-X it simple goes from low feedback to lower feedback ;)

Thanks!

post #334 of 3810
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Without going into specifics, feedback reduces gain while reducing distortion, but lower feedback can sound more alive.  In the end you'd be hard pressed to hear the difference.

 

The best example of what it sounds like would be something like a HiFiMan EF-6 which has a switch to go from no feedback, to feedback.  On the GS-X it simple goes from low feedback to lower feedback ;)


So in layman terms, higher gain due to reduced feedback will sound more "alive" (whatever that means) but will increase distortion?

post #335 of 3810

Alive like not flat, compressed or otherwise dead sounding.

post #336 of 3810
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Alive like not flat, compressed or otherwise dead sounding.


Gotcha, thanks a bunch.smile.gif

post #337 of 3810

Any new GS-X progress?  Surely something has to be in the works with the front panels by now, right?

post #338 of 3810

For me part of the interest is whether my GS-X or B22 ships first ;)

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Any new GS-X progress?  Surely something has to be in the works with the front panels by now, right?

 

yes.  i received them friday from the machine shop.  they're being sent for polishing/anodizing on monday.

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post #340 of 3810

Are the amps going through their dry run in the mean time?  Or waiting for it to be completed so thermals are more accurate?

post #341 of 3810

What is the cost of Rev 2 modules?  Anything tricky about installing them?

 

Thanks . . .

 

Rich

post #342 of 3810

Was $100 per, not sure if that is still the case.

post #343 of 3810
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Was $100 per, not sure if that is still the case.

Yep. And the replacement is quite simple. Just unscrew the cover, unscrew the modules. Pull them out and make sure they stay parallel to the ground while doing it. Then replace with the new ones.

 

On that note, I've had about a week now with them and finally getting to use my HD-800s with the GS-X and I'm hearing similar findings to my LCD-3s...bass is a bit more prominent and even a bit tighter/detailed too. As well, the imaging has improved. Dynamics have improved as well.

 

Throw in the amp is also running hotter with the upgrade modules too (a good thing for Class A). 

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Throw in the amp is also running hotter with the upgrade modules too (a good thing for Class A). 

How hot does it get? 

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How hot does it get? 

 

Let's just say its warmer. But definitely not Lyr hot.

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