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post #1831 of 2158

BTW,

 

Using the Momentum On-ears now... NO STATIC nor noises from the amp!!!

It seems the AIAIAIs are definitely the problem (the cable).

I'll try the other cable that came with the AIAIAIs to make sure...

 

At least I don't have to change the amp! ;-)

 

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

P.S. Jason, bought 3 of your books on Amazon yesterday (Mecha's and Mars...)! LOL. Will get the Panverse Three later on. Thanks.

post #1832 of 2158

Wow, thank you! It makes me want to spend more time writing...but there's a lot of schiit to do before the end of the year!

post #1833 of 2158
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

BTW,

 

Using the Momentum On-ears now... NO STATIC nor noises from the amp!!!

It seems the AIAIAIs are definitely the problem (the cable).

I'll try the other cable that came with the AIAIAIs to make sure...

 

At least I don't have to change the amp! ;-)

 

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

P.S. Jason, bought 3 of your books on Amazon yesterday (Mecha's and Mars...)! LOL. Will get the Panverse Three later on. Thanks.

 

I had this issue too with my TBSE (DJ100 with removable cable) and Magni. My stock cable was dead so I used a cheap cable with poor shielding. Got weird noises as well, but very rarely was it audible. I tested about 6 different cables I had around and some gave me zero noise at all. Strangely the worst one was the Cardas HP1 (cost me $35) and Monoprice Car Audio (thinner) cables. The super thick ones from Monoprice were perfect but nobody is dumb enough to use those as a headphone cable.

 

My favorite store bought cable is the $9 Ge Ultra Pro (Target). It's the kind that has metal shielding and a clear plastic cover. Looks cool too. I only bought it for the shielding!

 

One reason I love cheap Mogami is that it has really good shielding.

 

Could always try some Ferrite Beads on the Magni wall wart too. $3 or so at Radio Shack.

post #1834 of 2158

Anyone know why I'm getting no sound with the magni?  I'm using a 2 RCA to 3.5mm cable to my motherboard's onboard audio, and I have no sound.

post #1835 of 2158
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post
 

Anyone know why I'm getting no sound with the magni?  I'm using a 2 RCA to 3.5mm cable to my motherboard's onboard audio, and I have no sound.

 

Hey lolwatpear,

 

Just checking the obvious first - is your 3.5 connected to the 'sound out' port on your mobo? Also, do you have your sound prefs directing audio output to a specific device or port other than the mobo sound out?

 

Is the Magni switched on?

post #1836 of 2158
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

BTW,

 

Using the Momentum On-ears now... NO STATIC nor noises from the amp!!!

It seems the AIAIAIs are definitely the problem (the cable).

I'll try the other cable that came with the AIAIAIs to make sure...

 

At least I don't have to change the amp! ;-)

 

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

P.S. Jason, bought 3 of your books on Amazon yesterday (Mecha's and Mars...)! LOL. Will get the Panverse Three later on. Thanks.

 

:wink_face: Glad you got that sorted!

post #1837 of 2158
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Originally Posted by mazzelectra View Post
 

 

Hey lolwatpear,

 

Just checking the obvious first - is your 3.5 connected to the 'sound out' port on your mobo? Also, do you have your sound prefs directing audio output to a specific device or port other than the mobo sound out?

 

Is the Magni switched on?

Hey, yes I had my hd600 plugged into the green port (which worked fine) and plugged the 3.5m of the cable into that and then the rca cables to the magni.  I flipped the switch so the magni lit up, and plugged the 1/4' adapter of hd600 into magni.


Edited by lolwatpear - 10/3/13 at 10:39am
post #1838 of 2158
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post
 

Hey, yes I had my hd600 plugged into the green port (which worked fine) and plugged the 3.5m of the cable into that and then the rca cables to the magni.  I flipped the switch so the modi lit up, and plugged the 1/4' adapter of hd600 into modi.

 

hmm...sounds like your chain is intact. Perhaps the Y-cable has a failure point? Or the 1/4 adapter may be loose?

 

Your mention of 'Modi' may have been a typo, but just in case - do you have a usbDAC connected and configured? If so that would need to run to the Magni directly.

 

Other than that, not quite sure...

post #1839 of 2158
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Originally Posted by mazzelectra View Post
 

 

hmm...sounds like your chain is intact. Perhaps the Y-cable has a failure point? Or the 1/4 adapter may be loose?

 

Your mention of 'Modi' may have been a typo, but just in case - do you have a usbDAC connected and configured? If so that would need to run to the Magni directly.

 

Other than that, not quite sure...

yeah I only have a magni, which is why I'm using the rca to 3.5mm.  I'm guessing it can only be the cable.

post #1840 of 2158
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post
 

yeah I only have a magni, which is why I'm using the rca to 3.5mm.  I'm guessing it can only be the cable.

 

Have you tried any other source (i.e. your Phone's headphone out, or any MP3 player's headphone out) with the same RCA cables?

post #1841 of 2158

Thanks for the help guys, it was actually the 1/4 inch adapter.  The sound started working after I moved it around a bit even though it was in there all the way in the first place.

post #1842 of 2158

I don't know if it's the Modi or Magni but during bassy song, there's crackling and static noise. Also, I can hear some noise when I turn the knob all the way up. I don't know if it's just me, but when I turn the knob all the way down, I can hear some static "scratching" noise and when I turn it all the way up, right before I hit the end I hear the same static "scratching" noise. Is anyone else having these issues?

post #1843 of 2158
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Originally Posted by mazzelectra View Post
 

 

Hey gelocks,

 

I encountered a similar scratchiness in the pot 'round that area of the dial and it turned out to be the extension cable from my phones was acting like an RF antenna ( here's the post in case you wanted to check it ). Just wanted to put that out there in case your setup might have this going on.

 

:tongue_smile:

 

When you say extension cable do you mean the cable that connects  your headphones with the amp? Is it possible that my Q701s are doing the same?

post #1844 of 2158
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Originally Posted by AuTra View Post
 

 

When you say extension cable do you mean the cable that connects  your headphones with the amp? Is it possible that my Q701s are doing the same?

 

Hey Autra,

 

Yeah - I was using an extension cable at first and realized after going through all kinds of setup permutations to isolate the issue that it was grabbing RF and inserting it into my signal. It is possible that the line coming out from your Qs may be the culprit, but I'm not quite sure.

 

Does the 'scratching' noise increase/decrease in volume depending on the rotation of the dial?

post #1845 of 2158
How is the Magni / modi combo with denon ah-d5000?
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