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post #886 of 3942

@preproman:

Thank you very much.

post #887 of 3942
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

That Master 7 would be very nice on the GSX II. The GSX is one of, if not the most revealing amps I've heard. The smooth presentation of the Master 7 would come across very neutral with a hint of warmth for the HD-800. Darryl had that hooked up and I was commenting how this could be an end rig and leave any curious thoughts to the contrary to history.

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

GS-X mk2/ PWD2

GS-X mk2 / Master 7

 

Both are just great together.  As long as your source is up to snuff - the GS-X mk2 won't disappoint.  I would not restrict the amp by using a forgiving DAC.  Just get better material.

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I've heard X-Sabre > GS-X > HD800. It will be my rig for a long time.

 

Thanks all for your comments, seems Master 7 is indeed the DAC to go for. The Master 7 thread says it needs 60-90 minutes to warm up from cold start which is a bit long for me, and since it cost twice of the X-Sabre, I would probably wait for more impressions of the X-Sabre to come up, before pulling the trigger.

post #888 of 3942

Warm up time?  You mean the first 24 hours while something new stabilizes?  Don't turn it off and it never has to warm up unless the power goes out ;)

post #889 of 3942
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Originally Posted by cwtim01 View Post

 

 

 

Thanks all for your comments, seems Master 7 is indeed the DAC to go for. The Master 7 thread says it needs 60-90 minutes to warm up from cold start which is a bit long for me, and since it cost twice of the X-Sabre, I would probably wait for more impressions of the X-Sabre to come up, before pulling the trigger.

 

That's a bit much.  A few hundred hours of burn in maybe.  But this is not a tube DAC.  After the appropriate burn in has happened, turn it on and let them warm up on your head.  

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Warm up time?  You mean the first 24 hours while something new stabilizes?  Don't turn it off and it never has to warm up unless the power goes out wink.gif
Yep. If you want to keep resale value, keep it in the box. Otherwise use it. My gear comes on as soon as I get home on Friday and gets turned off like Monday night. Still listen for short bursts throughout the week but I leave it running otherwise on low volume through the weekend. When all components have been at operating temperatures and stabilized, I hate to turn it off. smily_headphones1.gif
post #891 of 3942
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Warm up time?  You mean the first 24 hours while something new stabilizes?  Don't turn it off and it never has to warm up unless the power goes out ;)

 

Kingwa recommends not to let his baby on continuously for more than 8 hours, so don't turn it off is not an option :)

 

Also, I'm from Asia and summer gets pretty hot, can't risk to let them on 7x24 without aircon.

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

That's a bit much.  A few hundred hours of burn in maybe.  But this is not a tube DAC.  After the appropriate burn in has happened, turn it on and let them warm up on your head.  

 

Good to know from an existing Master 7 owner, it's fine to spend couple hundred hours to break in, I just don't have the patience to wait an hour each time when I want to listen to the music.

post #892 of 3942
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Originally Posted by cwtim01 View Post

 

Kingwa recommends not to let his baby on continuously for more than 8 hours, so don't turn it off is not an option :)

 

Also, I'm from Asia and summer gets pretty hot, can't risk to let them on 7x24 without aircon.

 

 

Good to know from an existing Master 7 owner, it's fine to spend couple hundred hours to break in, I just don't have the patience to wait an hour each time when I want to listen to the music.

 

Kingwa did not say that, so you can do as Solude says and leave it on 24/7. Plus, noone said you can't listen to your gear while it's warming up. The 1 hour figure is exaggerated and so is the improvement from it.

 

Quote from Kingwa in response to the 8hr query:

"I was recommend the gear if with regenerative power supply,do not power on over 8 hours continuous .

But other gear can power on all time but I recommend if more than 120 hours, restart is better .

Most gears have class A PSU and class A analog design built in so will have little hot, keep the gear have good air flow state is better."

post #893 of 3942

Hy guys and Hi Justin,

I received my gs-x mk2 s/n17 on wednasday, due work overload and power cable missing (I bought a vovox that came yesterday) I could only try it today and unfortunately is DEAD ON, I connected the 6 pin cable and power cable, I switcehd it on (psu first and then amplifier) but nothing happened.

Led indicator is off and amplifier doens't turn on.

I tried disconnect my xlr cable from dac but it didn't work, it seems absoutely dead.

 

I can't believe it... what the hell could it be?

 

:-(

Please help me!

Thanks to anyone who may suggest anything.

post #894 of 3942

If the power supply LED is out, you're done.  Something happened in shipping.

post #895 of 3942

Solude thanks for the reply! Shipping was fedex with insurance, do you know how things work in such case?

post #896 of 3942

Same as always, you ship it back to Justin.

post #897 of 3942

Simple stuff first, maybe verify that your new power cable is good. Do you have a known good power cable from a pc to try?

 

Check fuse at IEC connector of power supply.

 

I'm sure Justin will respond shortly.
 

post #898 of 3942

FYI though the amp has no power switch, and do tell me you tried to use one of your old power cables.  Also cable wasn't missing, it doesn't come with one ;)

post #899 of 3942

Thanks guys, I appreciate it :)

 

I tried an old pc cable disconnected from a working nas (I switched it off to pull off the cable) and it does the same.

I didn't verify the fuse at IEC connector, I'm about to try that!

 

EDIT: fuses are ok!


Edited by vergefio - 3/24/13 at 11:36am
post #900 of 3942
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

If the power supply LED is out, you're done.  Something happened in shipping.

"It ain't neccessarily so". I've got a (rather) new box here. The LED never lit up, but everything else seems to work as expected. A new LED has been ordered and repair is planned.

 

Edit:

The "box" is not a box from HeadAmp. It's from an other manufacturer.

 

I'm sorry for any confusion I may have caused.


Edited by CDWMcInSpots - 3/24/13 at 12:19pm
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