Loving the porn music bro, that's a sweet looking rig, I bet it sounds luscious. Is that a balanced LOD? Do you hear the difference with IEMs?
**EDIT** After watching the video again that's not a balanced LOD at all right? The AlgoRhythm Solo just has the USB there instead?
Correct, that's whats known as a SXC 25 USB Mini A interconnect. Basically, that interconnect bypasses the iPod's DAC and amp and feeds a digital signal into the CLAS-db which converts it into a analog signal. The input connector on the CLAS-db is a mini USB input. From there the analog signal is fed into the ALO RX MKIII-B amp via a copper 22 balanced interconnect. You can't see the balanced interconnect in the picture because it's on the other side of the stack. The ALO amp has both a single ended output which is the headphone jack and a balanced output which is the big square connection next to the knobs and gain switch. If you want to see how it's put together you can check out the video below showing me plugging it all together and getting it ready to rock. As for how it sounds you can click HERE and read my final thoughts on it on CYMBACAVUM. I haven't tried hooking up balanced headphones or IEM's yet but the plan is to get a balanced cable and find out if it makes a difference. When connecting the rig together using the balanced copper 22 interconnect I've noticed subtle differences over a single ended connection.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 7/12/13 at 10:06pm