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Doesn't that happen with most amplifiers? Maybe not...my lack of experience is getting to me isn't it? XD

I always thought the volume knob is supposed to go from volume 0 to volume max.


 Was only having a little fun is all.

 

se

post #257 of 440

You see Steve...what you have started.....there is always someone that will take the bait....I actually rewired my volume pot with heavier gauge wire and the volume is back to normal....wonder if that will make the specs and better now between the ground and center tap?

 

Alex

post #258 of 440

Guess I'll just get the Schiit since it's cheaper smile.gif


Edited by Mheat122134 - 1/20/13 at 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

You see Steve...what you have started.....there is always someone that will take the bait....I actually rewired my volume pot with heavier gauge wire and the volume is back to normal....wonder if that will make the specs and better now between the ground and center tap?

 

Huh? What? What'd I say? Oh, look! An eagle! ph34r.gif

 

se

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Guess I'll just get the Schiit since it's cheaper smile.gif

 

Cheaper? No no, "less expensive." biggrin.gif

 

se

post #261 of 440

I really do have to appreciate how nice the Schiit Stack looks next to the O_O combo. The Schiit Stack has that kind of alluring Apple-look, whereas the O_O combo has a more conservative look with an ugly cable mess in the front.

Mac vs PC anyone?

Just kidding.

post #262 of 440

Gotta hand it to Schiit, these boxes look great!

 

One thing bothers me about the OP's [awesome] review: the O2 and Standalone ODAC are not meant to be stacked, as they're a cabling disaster this way. The real O2+ODAC combo has a far more orderly appearance since it's assembled in a single box. I've only skimmed through these 18 pages--hope this hasn't already been pointed this out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I really do have to appreciate how nice the Schiit Stack looks next to the O_O combo. The Schiit Stack has that kind of alluring Apple-look, whereas the O_O combo has a more conservative look with an ugly cable mess in the front.

Mac vs PC anyone?

Just kidding.

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Stacked or not, you still get a mess of cables in the front.  Notice that my ODAC is turned backwards-- I'm not a complete masochist.  Arguing over camera angle bias would have been a better approach though, as I cleverly hid the cables behind the Schiit stack and not so for the Objective combo.  tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

Gotta hand it to Schiit, these boxes look great!

 

One thing bothers me about the OP's [awesome] review: the O2 and Standalone ODAC are not meant to be stacked, as they're a cabling disaster this way. The real O2+ODAC combo has a far more orderly appearance since it's assembled in a single box. I've only skimmed through these 18 pages--hope this hasn't already been pointed this out.

 

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Stacked or not, you still get a mess of cables in the front.

 

 

Sounds like someone should design a desktop version of the O2, with just the headphone jack on the front and the rest of the cables on the back.  They could even call it the "Objective Desktop Amp" or something...

 

Seriously though, does JDSlabs have any updates on what's up with that guy and whether he's made any more progress on the ODA?

 

 

post #265 of 440

I don't believe the Magni has more power than the O2.

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I don't believe the Magni has more power than the O2.

 

It could very well have more power, since it has higher power supply voltage, and the NJM4556 op amps in the O2 also limit the maximum output current. However, if you do not use a Hifiman HE-6, then the O2 likely has enough power anyway.

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Seriously though, does JDSlabs have any updates on what's up with that guy and whether he's made any more progress on the ODA?

 

There seem to be no updates, the designer was not active on his blog for almost half a year, and is apparently very busy and has no time for the O2/ODAC/ODA. At the moment, it is probably better to get the O2 with a custom DIY enclosure if you want a more "desktop friendly" form factor, than to wait for the ODA, which may be released only after a long time, or perhaps not at all.


Edited by stv014 - 1/21/13 at 2:06am
post #268 of 440

Regarding power: most headphones only need a fraction of a single milliwatt to reach 85 dB SPL.

 

In case of the DT990-600 ohm thats less than 0.3 V.

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 I dont care how it looks...its how it sounds.....looks are important to some extent...but the sonics are way more important....

 

I did buy a uncased ODAC and installed it in a box that matches the O2 case...and with the rubber feet mates nicely...I will post pix later from home...

 

I also added RCA jacks to it as well so I can use it in my 2 ch setupif desired...

 

Dont hold your breath for the ODA....you can DIY one that has most of what it will/would have had....which I did.

 

All the best

Alex

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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

 I dont care how it looks...its how it sounds.....looks are important to some extent...but the sonics are way more important....

I did buy a uncased ODAC and installed it in a box that matches the O2 case...and with the rubber feet mates nicely...I will post pix later from home...

I also added RCA jacks to it as well so I can use it in my 2 ch setupif desired...

Dont hold your breath for the ODA....you can DIY one that has most of what it will/would have had....which I did.

All the best
Alex

In the spirit of open source which is attributed to this project, maybe it's time to see if the designer will release any schematics he has for a prototype and let the community--if there is anyone willing--finish up the design from here. Not to mention there are few vendors globally making money off the O2 and ODAC. It would seem in their interest to come together and promote such an effort.
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