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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

The problem is that I really don't want a triple stack but if I ever come by a DB2 at a meet, I'll give it a try to see if the sonic improvements are worth the added bulk. smile.gif

If you have the chance please try it , I believe you like more and more the balance SQ

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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Once you go triple stack, you never go back.

See our good pal, Rudi, here? He quadruple stacks now:)

I'm actually curious of a PB/DB stack. Some say its a game changer, and some say that going balanced isn't that big of a deal.

Thank you for your compliment beerchug.gif
Balance is the best for sound quality and has fuller power too

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Going from a single ended to a balanced amp was a pretty big thing sonically, but I've seen a lot say that going from a single-ended source to a balanced is not nearly as audible a change. I'd love to try it, but I'm not going shopping for a DB2 anytime soon. I'm saving pennies for a DX90! biggrin.gif

Everything from source , Dac and amp use balance the SQ is better and fuller , in home audio are the same

I change my SAA cable to balance 4 pin from 6,3 mm connector , the SQ different is noticeable
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Originally Posted by FARfromHOME View Post
 


Have tried about 20 different capacitors. Only 1 pair was supercaps. At the moment I use film caps. Mundorf silver/gold for lod cables. Are the green ones Ioxus?


No. If I am not mistaken, I remember you mentioning all your diymods are the slim ones and you put all the caps in the LOD's. First of all, you will limit yourself to the size of the caps to try due to the tight space in the LOD. Second, I don't know in reality (not in theory) if they will sound the same with the same caps located inside the ipod or inside the LOD. I have not personally done any comparison as all my caps won't fit inside the LOD.

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finally got my combo along with meenova and mogami cables. DX50 -> DB2 + PB2 via hirose -> Q701 (single end)

I just realized that AKG although on 62ohms are quite harder to drive. now I wish I could balance my Q's to that PB2 +20gain. I was reaching 3 o clock to full on classic jazz

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Originally Posted by Olanzky View Post

finally got my combo along with meenova and mogami cables. DX50 -> DB2 + PB2 via hirose -> Q701 (single end)

I just realized that AKG although on 62ohms are quite harder to drive. now I wish I could balance my Q's to that PB2 +20gain. I was reaching 3 o clock to full on classic jazz

6e4asa7y.jpg

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Do it!

It will make the world of difference!

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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


If you have the chance please try it , I believe you like more and more the balance SQ
Thank you for your compliment beerchug.gif
Balance is the best for sound quality and has fuller power too
Everything from source , Dac and amp use balance the SQ is better and fuller , in home audio are the same

I change my SAA cable to balance 4 pin from 6,3 mm connector , the SQ different is noticeable

 

Im totally with Rudi on this one!

I used my iPod Classic > SOLO > DB2 > PB2 > HD25.1 II. Giving me a FULLY balanced rig. 

I thought the iPC > SOLO > PB2 > HD25.1 II Single ended was amazing until I tried the above rig.

Now I Listen to a fully balanced rig whenever I can as it is so much better sonically. Plus the extra voltage is obviously great for harder to drive headphones.

Im getting the DX50 soon just so I can run a smaller stack and have less components and cables in the signal path.

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Why would one need a quadruple stack?

Wouldn't you just need a carrier > DAC > Amp?

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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

Why would one need a quadruple stack?

Wouldn't you just need a carrier > DAC > Amp?

might be because he's using an ipod. so connecting it to CLAS would give him optical out then through the DB2. but yeah, that thing also makes me order DX50.

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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

Why would one need a quadruple stack?

Wouldn't you just need a carrier > DAC > Amp?

The DB2 does not have an Apple certified DAC so the iPod won't send a digital signal through it.

 

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Originally Posted by Olanzky View Post
 

might be because he's using an ipod. so connecting it to CLAS would give him optical out then through the DB2. but yeah, that thing also makes me order DX50.

You're right. Though the he is using an coaxial output from the CLAS to the DB2.


Edited by skalkman - 12/29/13 at 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

Why would one need a quadruple stack?

Wouldn't you just need a carrier > DAC > Amp?

The DB2 does not have an Apple certified DAC so the iPod won't send a digital signal through it.

 

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Originally Posted by Olanzky View Post
 

might be because he's using an ipod. so connecting it to CLAS would give him optical out then through the DB2. but yeah, that thing also makes me order DX50.

You're right. Though the he is using an coaxial output from the CLAS to the DB2.


yeah coaxial is what I meant not optical sorry.

well if only the dx50 has an optical out then I would definitely get an M8 or M8 could accept coax input. got high hopes over DX90 this coming year

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Originally Posted by skalkman View Post
 

The DB2 does not have an Apple certified DAC so the iPod won't send a digital signal through it.

 

You're right. Though the he is using an coaxial output from the CLAS to the DB2.

Ahh thanks

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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Im totally with Rudi on this one!
I used my iPod Classic > SOLO > DB2 > PB2 > HD25.1 II. Giving me a FULLY balanced rig. 
I thought the iPC > SOLO > PB2 > HD25.1 II Single ended was amazing until I tried the above rig.
Now I Listen to a fully balanced rig whenever I can as it is so much better sonically. Plus the extra voltage is obviously great for harder to drive headphones.
Im getting the DX50 soon just so I can run a smaller stack and have less components and cables in the signal path.

If you buy DX 50 , please still keep your cypher labs Solo old / original version , Class Solo is one of the best DAC for I device until now and the build quality is like thank.
You can feel after 3 years still working beerchug.gif
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Some of My Various Rigs over the last twelve months. I have more but need to dig them out from my gallery.

Ive certainly come a long way since I joined Head-Fi!

Im really enjoying this hobby and I have some big plans for next year.

I'll mostly be concentration on my main Hi-Fi and turntable setup but I have a few more little things planned for my headphone rigs, both portable and desktop.

 

Here's to a happy new year and due to my move in two weeks, I can at last get all my gear out of storage and get things how I really want them.

 

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Edited by Paul Graham - 12/29/13 at 3:12pm
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Woohoo they came! RE0. Better sounding than my memory

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Is this a quadruple stack?

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@spurxiii

 
Beautiful photo! I wish to use it as my wallpaper :beerchug:
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