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Direct sunlight affects most things. But its more likely to only affect the color over a long time imo. 

 

Mine have a few very small bits rubbed off now (10 month old). I'm very careful with them but on the corners I can see it rubbed off from general wear. I do use mine an awful lot though.   

 

In NZ, the UV index regularly exceeds 13 in the summer, would it hasten the process up?

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In NZ, the UV index regularly exceeds 13 in the summer, would it hasten the process up?

Really wouldn't like to say bud. All I know is that I've had sun stroke before... And its not good! :biggrin: 

 

In the uk we don't have much trouble with excessive sunlight... Unfortunately.  

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Dear all,

 

At the moment I am examining my system, and need advice. I have the following:

 

- Mac Mini as source;

- Connected via USB to a JKenny modified M2Tech HiFace (Jkenny USB/SPDIF MK2);

- Connected directly to a one side BNC-F adaptor, directly connected to an attenuator, which is regulated to the maximum attenuation that allows to connect my DAC when listening to 192/24 files;

- The attenuator is connected to the DAC with a hand made cable, one side F-connector, other side RCA;

- The DAC is connected to the Black Cube Linear, which I use at the minimum gain;

- The BCL to the HD800.

 

The DAC that I have is capable of USB Asynchronous, but I do not like the problems that its drivers were given me, so that is why I decide to use a USB/SPDIF adaptor. I decide to use the attenuator after my wife, which do not listen regularly to music, could pick up the difference between using the attenuator or not, and describe the sound of the system with the attenuator, as better, in a kind of blind test that I did with her. It was not with a random song, but with an acoustic guitar intro in which I myself found the attenuator to give a more analog sound.

 

My big question is regarding the use of the USB/SPDIF adaptor, because I have the possibility of update the DAC usb chip from a Tenor 8802L (the drivers of which are really BAD!) to a XMOS chip, and use the DAC directly connected to the computer. Would it be better than to use the JKenny in between?

 

I have to say that I am very happy with the sound of my current system.

 

Many thanks for any answer,

 

Daniel

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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post
 

 

My big question is regarding the use of the USB/SPDIF adaptor, because I have the possibility of update the DAC usb chip from a Tenor 8802L (the drivers of which are really BAD!) to a XMOS chip, and use the DAC directly connected to the computer. Would it be better than to use the JKenny in between?

 

I have to say that I am very happy with the sound of my current system.

 

Many thanks for any answer,

 

Daniel

My experience with USB/SPDIF adapters is very positive. I use one on both of my systems so that I can use coaxial. Whenever I've used asynchronous usb in the past I always get clicks and pops occasionally, especially if I'm using the internet on the same pc. I would say if its working now, don't fix it.  

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XMOS > TE8802L

The TE8802L was supposed to work out-of-the-box in Linux, but I would call the chip inside my NFB-17.2 defective. I'm using a Hiface Two which works flawlessly in Linux.

But I understand the thing about attenuation. Are you attenuating the digital signal?

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I own both HD800 and HD600. The 600s never get used except for reviews to look into amp synergies.
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hey guys, this might be a rtard question but I can't seem to find out where I can get the custom FR chart for my new HD800 ( :D )

I live in the Netherlands, can anybody help me? :3

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You have to register your HD800 on the Sennheiser website ....

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hey guys, this might be a rtard question but I can't seem to find out where I can get the custom FR chart for my new HD800 ( :D )

I live in the Netherlands, can anybody help me? :3

http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/service-support-services-register-your-product

 

When you register it they then send it via email :)

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Thanks m8! :D

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Originally Posted by Anda View Post
 

XMOS > TE8802L

The TE8802L was supposed to work out-of-the-box in Linux, but I would call the chip inside my NFB-17.2 defective. I'm using a Hiface Two which works flawlessly in Linux.

But I understand the thing about attenuation. Are you attenuating the digital signal?

 

 

Hi Anda,

 

Yes I am attenuating the digital signal.

 

Daniel

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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post
 

Yes I am attenuating the digital signal.

May I ask why? :beerchug: 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Really wouldn't like to say bud. All I know is that I've had sun stroke before... And its not good! :biggrin: 

 

In the uk we don't have much trouble with excessive sunlight... Unfortunately.  

To bad ,i can imagine when you guys go south got to be especially careful i remember in Cuba once all it took to get a sunstroke was no hat and 2 hours after was done for 3 days there goes the vacation. 

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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

To bad ,i can imagine when you guys go south got to be especially careful i remember in Cuba once all it took to get a sunstroke was no hat and 2 hours after was done for 3 days there goes the vacation. 

 

Oh gosh!

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

This is it then I guess, my next pair of cans to complement my Senn would actually be another Senn... Which is ironic since the brand image of Sennheiser is actually really bad to me compared to AKG and Beyerdynamic. 

 

 

 Why aren't you considering a Beyer as an alternative since you have an OTL? Their 250ohm and 600ohm go great with OTL amps. My main complementary phone to my HD800s are my T1s. I hardly ever use my HD600s anymore.

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I own both HD800 and HD600. The 600s never get used except for reviews to look into amp synergies.

 

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