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I will for sure in the thread discussing the firmware... 

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Need to sort a decent short usb cable out but you get the idea....

iPhone 5.
Teac HA-50p.
Sennheiser Amperior.

Toxic Cables White Widow.
Teac HR App.

The Poems.





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How are the Shures in balanced VS unbalanced?

I don't understand the idea behind the Protector, being a balanced amp without an balanced input. Am I alone here?

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How are the Shures in balanced VS unbalanced?

I don't understand the idea behind the Protector, being a balanced amp without an balanced input. Am I alone here?

 

Probably some kind of phase splitter inside?

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How are the Shures in balanced VS unbalanced?

I don't understand the idea behind the Protector, being a balanced amp without an balanced input. Am I alone here?

 

 

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Probably some kind of phase splitter inside?

 

Running them balanced yields a greater soundstage and better imaging/separation. I'd put it at a 30% improvement over SE as it's fairly noticeable.

 

And yes there's a phase splitter.  

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Running them balanced yields a greater soundstage and better imaging/separation. I'd put it at a 30% improvement over SE as it's fairly noticeable.

 

And yes there's a phase splitter.  

Interesting, I wonder how a balanced input would further improve the sound, for example with the Lightning, Intruder or Emmeline SR71B..

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Interesting, I wonder how a balanced input would further improve the sound, for example with the Lightning, Intruder or Emmeline SR71B..

 

Larry has the Lightning, he tested it with balanced in and SE in. He didn't notice much of a difference if I recall correctly. 

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Running them balanced yields a greater soundstage and better imaging/separation. I'd put it at a 30% improvement over SE as it's fairly noticeable.

 

And yes there's a phase splitter.  

Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

Interesting, I wonder how a balanced input would further improve the sound, for example with the Lightning, Intruder or Emmeline SR71B..

Originally Posted by Pepito View Post

 

Larry has the Lightning, he tested it with balanced in and SE in. He didn't notice much of a difference if I recall correctly. 

 

That is interesting. The reason being is that at least in my experience, I find that BA's tend to benefit little (but not none) from balancing vs say dynamic drivers. Maybe it's the kind of BAs I own vs the SE846?

 

In fact, with my my former CLAS -dB/RxMk3 setup (now I have the CLAS -dB/Duet), I  find balancing on the backend IC to yield more significant changes than balancing the BA IEM cables. Of course having both would be the most beneficial - so doing various SE vs balanced cable combinations was purely for testing. I haven't tried the same test for DD-based earphones yet.

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That is interesting. The reason being is that at least in my experience, I find that BA's tend to benefit little (but not none) from balancing vs say dynamic drivers. Maybe it's the kind of BAs I own vs the SE846?

 

In fact, with my my former CLAS -dB/RxMk3 setup (now I have the CLAS -dB/Duet), I  find balancing on the backend IC to yield more significant changes than balancing the BA IEM cables. Of course having both would be the most beneficial - so doing various SE vs balanced cable combinations was purely for testing. I haven't tried the same test for DD-based earphones yet.

 

Hmm that is also interesting. There are a few members on the 846 thread who acquired a balanced RSA setup and they all agreed that there was noticeable improvement.

 

I wish I had an RSA lightning and a balanced source to test...

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Hmm that is also interesting. There are a few members on the 846 thread who acquired a balanced RSA setup and they all agreed that there was noticeable improvement.

 

I wish I had an RSA lightning and a balanced source to test...

 

You could get the RSA Intruder and use it as a DAC. So no need for a balanced source :)

Of course I have no Idea how this DAC is/sounds

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Had a bit of a mini-meet with sjolander21 yesterday.
Tried his new iFi Nano iDSD and I was quite impressed with it.
Edited by skalkman - 7/30/14 at 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

That is interesting. The reason being is that at least in my experience, I find that BA's tend to benefit little (but not none) from balancing vs say dynamic drivers. Maybe it's the kind of BAs I own vs the SE846?

 

In fact, with my my former CLAS -dB/RxMk3 setup (now I have the CLAS -dB/Duet), I  find balancing on the backend IC to yield more significant changes than balancing the BA IEM cables. Of course having both would be the most beneficial - so doing various SE vs balanced cable combinations was purely for testing. I haven't tried the same test for DD-based earphones yet.

If your BA IEMs behave better with balanced out that might something to do with impedance matching.

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Im so excited thus Im just posting pics of my new toy without any digital transport yet...

 

Just got the last unit at Jaben today during lunch hour. Now it is charging, cant wait to use it tonight! But Im flying off for work morrow morning and only be back next week......sighs....

 

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Im so excited thus Im just posting pics of my new toy without any digital transport yet...

 

Just got the last unit at Jaben today during lunch hour. Now it is charging, cant wait to use it tonight! But Im flying off for work morrow morning and only be back next week......sighs....

 

Each of us all knowing the feeling in the 1st few hours of ownership with a new gadget...enjoy.  Cheers 

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