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Hi All,

 

micro iDSD Crowd-Design (latest update: 16th April)

See this poll:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/idsd-micro-crowd-design-phase-2-desktop-vs-portable-listening-poll-open-to-everyone-5-ipurifiers-up-for-grabs

 

 

 

What % of your listening is Desktop vs Portable? (click on ONE answer)

 

This poll will close next Tuesday 22nd April.

 

Please click on ONE answer. (you do have to be a HF member).

 

We will put all the names into a hat and 5 names out of the hat will receive an iPurifier (from their local dealer). The iPurifier placed at the USB port of the DAC, audibly improves sonics by filtering out grunge on the audio+power lines.

 

More details here:

http://ifi-audio.com/en/iPurifier.html

 

Thank you for voting AND for noting your moniker in a post.

 

It seems the poll only shows the number of voters and not the actual voters.

 

Keep it up and we welcome your family and friends!

 

Chance of a free iPurifier? - heck yes!

 

:atsmile: 

post #272 of 295
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Can you please let me know how it turns out with your TT, Terance? Thanks

Well, It has been about a week and I'm pretty happy.

 

I have been using it in the 6db buffer mode and my set up is as follows,

 

Debut III (sty 10) - Bellari vp130 tube phono stage - itube - Dared mp5 tube hybrid amp - Athena AS-B1 bookshelf speakers.

 

So far I am loving it.  It is very hard to explain, but everything feels a little more lifelike.  I'm also pretty hooked on the 3D sound switch.  It doesn't seem very helpful with headphones, but with speakers it definitely makes my speakers fill the listening area better than they did before.

 

This device made the biggest difference on my computer set up (which has no valves what-so-ever).  I think the best use of this device is on systems that have no valves at all.  That being said, I don't regret spending the money at all.  It adds a little somethin' somethin' to my vinyl and when listening to my digital files on my computer it provides a noticeable difference. 

 

 

I've got a Western Electric 396a on the way, so I'm excited to see how that sounds too.

post #273 of 295
Thanks a lot for that, Terance. Appreciated. This will make me pull the trigger. smily_headphones1.gif
post #274 of 295
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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 

Well, It has been about a week and I'm pretty happy.

 

I have been using it in the 6db buffer mode and my set up is as follows,

 

Debut III (sty 10) - Bellari vp130 tube phono stage - itube - Dared mp5 tube hybrid amp - Athena AS-B1 bookshelf speakers.

 

So far I am loving it.  It is very hard to explain, but everything feels a little more lifelike.  I'm also pretty hooked on the 3D sound switch.  It doesn't seem very helpful with headphones, but with speakers it definitely makes my speakers fill the listening area better than they did before.

 

This device made the biggest difference on my computer set up (which has no valves what-so-ever).  I think the best use of this device is on systems that have no valves at all.  That being said, I don't regret spending the money at all.  It adds a little somethin' somethin' to my vinyl and when listening to my digital files on my computer it provides a noticeable difference. 

 

 

I've got a Western Electric 396a on the way, so I'm excited to see how that sounds too.

 

Hi

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

The iTube has 3D Holographic for Speakers.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ifi-audio/itube-tech-notes-part-2-3d-holographicsound-system-for-speakers/628528137182932

 

The iCAN has 3D Holographic for Headphones.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ifi-audio/what-is-3d-holographic-sound-for-headphones/465871956781885

 

Each version is almost totally the opposite!

 

Both are Analogue Signal Processing, not Digital Signal Processing - which is what sets them apart.

 

Hope this clarifies!

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Hi

Thanks for letting us know.

The iTube has 3D Holographic for Speakers.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/ifi-audio/itube-tech-notes-part-2-3d-holographicsound-system-for-speakers/628528137182932

The iCAN has 3D Holographic for Headphones.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/ifi-audio/what-is-3d-holographic-sound-for-headphones/465871956781885

Each version is almost totally the opposite!

Both are Analogue Signal Processing, not Digital Signal Processing - which is what sets them apart.

Hope this clarifies!
Can I use both for headphones?
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Can I use both for headphones?

 

Of course you may but the 3D for Speakers makes the sound more "inside your head."

 

If you like that, all good!

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Of course you may but the 3D for Speakers makes the sound more "inside your head."

If you like that, all good!
I see. Thanks. How about that digital antidote? How does it really work? Can you ELI5?
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I see. Thanks. How about that digital antidote? How does it really work? Can you ELI5?


When I listen to digital tracks on my computer I have that switch flipped on.

 

It really makes me feel like I'm listening to vinyl records, I think the biggest benefits of the device come when pairing it with solid state gear.

 

It adds just enough tubeness to give you that warm fuzzy feeling, without rolling off the detail in the highs.

 

Also, I have not tried listened to it for extended periods of time in any mode except the 6 db buffer.  I'm sure you can achieve different goals by playing around with the various jumper settings and tailoring them to your specific situation.

post #279 of 295
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I see. Thanks. How about that digital antidote? How does it really work? Can you ELI5?

 

Hi,

 

Best we refer you to this, a tech note we wrote about the roots of the original Digital Antidote by Tony Taddeo and the Digital Antidote Plus by iFi - we pay homage to Tony because it is based upon his work.

 

It is a bit lengthy:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ifi-audio/itube-tech-notes-part-3-digital-antidote-plus/628539027181843

post #280 of 295

So, uh.

 

How the heck do you open this up?  I've got a nos Western Electric 396a to pop in and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get the smaller screws out.  The larger screws are .09 torx, but the smaller ones seem like .07 or .06 but neither works.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

*edit* looks like a hex tool.  I have so many hex tools but not the one I need =/


Edited by terance - 4/21/14 at 8:22pm
post #281 of 295
Are you trying to roll the tube, terance?
post #282 of 295
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Are you trying to roll the tube, terance?


Yeah, pretty sure it's a hex tool.

 

I've read reviews that said that the tube was hardwired and others that said you could roll it.  Judging by the photos it seems to be socked it in and removable?

post #283 of 295
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Yeah, pretty sure it's a hex tool.

I've read reviews that said that the tube was hardwired and others that said you could roll it.  Judging by the photos it seems to be socked it in and removable?
Please show photos of how you do it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #284 of 295
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Yeah, pretty sure it's a hex tool.

 

I've read reviews that said that the tube was hardwired and others that said you could roll it.  Judging by the photos it seems to be socked it in and removable?


Hi,

 

They are all metric! So please dont use hex as it will strip the head of the screw (you roll tubes at your own risk).

 

For what it is worth, the GE5670 is actually the premium version of the 6922 (but with different electrical configuration, so not a straight swap). So unless you throw serious money at it, it is difficult to get any better. This is one of the key things that makes the iTube a little special.

post #285 of 295
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 


Hi,

 

They are all metric! So please dont use hex as it will strip the head of the screw (you roll tubes at your own risk).

 

For what it is worth, the GE5670 is actually the premium version of the 6922 (but with different electrical configuration, so not a straight swap). So unless you throw serious money at it, it is difficult to get any better. This is one of the key things that makes the iTube a little special.


So it is a metric torx tool?

 

I have a Western Electric 396a, which are supposed to be pretty decent tubes.  Will post results when I figure it out!

 

*goes to get hammer*

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