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post #331 of 828

So... I managed to lose one of the rubber feet sets for the MM stack I just bought... is there anything in particular anyone would recommend or should I just grab whatever I find at home depot or wherever :P

 

Additionally, I'm curious if anyone has had any experience using some sort of RCA splitter with their Modi.  I ask this as I would like to connect it to my M-Audio AV40 speakers without having to alternate the plug between the Magni and the speakers :P


Edited by KefkaticFanatic - 1/17/14 at 11:29pm
post #332 of 828

Go crazy.

 

http://www.mcmaster.com/#bumper-spacers/=qau7ws

post #333 of 828
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Originally Posted by KefkaticFanatic View Post
 

So... I managed to lose one of the rubber feet sets for the MM stack I just bought... is there anything in particular anyone would recommend or should I just grab whatever I find at home depot or wherever :P

 

Additionally, I'm curious if anyone has had any experience using some sort of RCA splitter with their Modi.  I ask this as I would like to connect it to my M-Audio AV40 speakers without having to alternate the plug between the Magni and the speakers :P


The folks at Schiit are really nice. I'm sure they would be happy to mail you another set of feet for free or a nominal charge.

post #334 of 828
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

The only CD player I know of that has USB output is a computer. It's strictly a USB DAC which means it really only works with computers and USB host devices as many mobile devices support now, though power consumption is usually higher than allowed for mobile devices.

Thanks for the response! I'm wondering if I should buy their next level up DAC to go with my CD player? Thoughts, anyone?
post #335 of 828

Schiit makes good stuff, it's hard to be unhappy with them especially at the price. The Bifrost would be excellent for a CD player. However a good CD player will usually have a good DAC in it. If you're just getting a DAC for the CD player it might not be worthwhile. If you get a DAC for a CD player, Computer, and other devices and use it in one spot then it makes a lot of sense.

post #336 of 828
Does the Modi need to be used with a computer or can it be used with a portable player like a Sansa clip?
post #337 of 828
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Originally Posted by Halonoonan View Post

Does the Modi need to be used with a computer or can it be used with a portable player like a Sansa clip?

It needs to connect through a type A to type B usb cable so you will need a comp or something else w/ usb ports.

the sansa clip wouldn't work in that case and even if it did, there are smaller and lighter portable dacs that can accomplish the same thing although the few i have seen were for apple idevices

post #338 of 828
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Schiit makes good stuff, it's hard to be unhappy with them especially at the price. The Bifrost would be excellent for a CD player. However a good CD player will usually have a good DAC in it. If you're just getting a DAC for the CD player it might not be worthwhile. If you get a DAC for a CD player, Computer, and other devices and use it in one spot then it makes a lot of sense.

Thanks for the tips! I just have an old portable CD player (a Sony), so I'm not sure if it has a good DAC or not. Is the Bifrost their next level up for DACs?
post #339 of 828
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BTW, could you provide a download link for the generic USB drivers?

I deleted the ASMedia USB3 driver, then I Uninstalled all USB3 and USB ports from Hardware Manager. Then I rebooted and let Windows 8.1 auto-configure them. The Modi works fine in the blue USB3 port with Windows drivers. All my other USB things are plugged in the USB 2.0.

 

Unrelated, I had a problem with me webcam driver. I simply scraped it and let Windows handle it. Anything since Windowns 7, I don't bother with manufacturer drivers. Windows Update gives you the Microsoft certified drivers.

post #340 of 828
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Originally Posted by bgalakazam View Post
 

I deleted the ASMedia USB3 driver, then I Uninstalled all USB3 and USB ports from Hardware Manager. Then I rebooted and let Windows 8.1 auto-configure them. The Modi works fine in the blue USB3 port with Windows drivers. All my other USB things are plugged in the USB 2.0.

 

Unrelated, I had a problem with me webcam driver. I simply scraped it and let Windows handle it. Anything since Windowns 7, I don't bother with manufacturer drivers. Windows Update gives you the Microsoft certified drivers.


OK, thanks!

post #341 of 828

A portable CD player is very unlikely to have digital out. That advice applies to a full size CD player. A portable will be at the will of its existing setup.

post #342 of 828
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

A portable CD player is very unlikely to have digital out. That advice applies to a full size CD player. A portable will be at the will of its existing setup.

Thanks! Maybe I should consider getting a full-size CD player....
post #343 of 828

If you want a nice and affordable CD player, check out the Onkyo C-7030. Thats what I use.

post #344 of 828
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

If you want a nice and affordable CD player, check out the Onkyo C-7030. Thats what I use.

Thank you!  I will definitely keep that one in mind.

 

I can't even find many reviews for CD players online anymore.  It seems like it's really a disappearing tech, which I find sad.

post #345 of 828

 

I use ratshack version, about $1.50 per.  Splits modi to magni and to emotiva a-100.  You definately do not want to do frequent plug changes on the modi, the connections will fail.

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