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post #241 of 279
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Originally Posted by jammerlee711 View Post

i got the good sound when i unplug the dc cable during playback.. for a few seconds. confused_face(1).gif  frown.gif

possible of busted capacitor?

 

Does it still sound good when you just use the USB and not the AC adapter? 

post #242 of 279

How would one go about using an external dac on this without having to use optical?

 

I tried connecting to the rca outs using an adapter but it doesn't do anything even if I switch to speaker.  I get no power when usb is not connected.  

 

My setup is odac or dragonfly via usb, then connecting it to the mx2 using mini connector or I have adapters for the rca out.  

post #243 of 279
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Originally Posted by Super Snorlax View Post

 

Does it still sound good when you just use the USB and not the AC adapter? 

 

Yes. I don't really use the AC adapter at all and it's still great with most headphones. Imo only the more difficult things like planars show improvement with AC power. 

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

How would one go about using an external dac on this without having to use optical?

 

I tried connecting to the rca outs using an adapter but it doesn't do anything even if I switch to speaker.  I get no power when usb is not connected.  

 

My setup is odac or dragonfly via usb, then connecting it to the mx2 using mini connector or I have adapters for the rca out.  

.I'm confused. You want to use a different DAC and then use the mx2 as a HP amp only? Because it doesn't work like that. You can use it as a DAC/amp unit, or as a DAC only by pairing with an external amp. But there's no way to use it for amplification only. 

 

You'll have to choose between the ODAC, Dragonfly, and mx2. 

post #244 of 279
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

 

.I'm confused. You want to use a different DAC and then use the mx2 as a HP amp only? Because it doesn't work like that. You can use it as a DAC/amp unit, or as a DAC only by pairing with an external amp. But there's no way to use it for amplification only. 

 

You'll have to choose between the ODAC, Dragonfly, and mx2. 

Thank you.  You answered my question.  

post #245 of 279
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Originally Posted by Super Snorlax View Post

 

Does it still sound good when you just use the USB and not the AC adapter? 

 

nope...both mode gv distorted sound

post #246 of 279
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Originally Posted by jammerlee711 View Post

nope...both mode gv distorted sound

Replacement time?
post #247 of 279

Yep, sounds like something is wrong with that unit. 

post #248 of 279
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Yep, sounds like something is wrong with that unit. 

yes, emailed audinst . they want me to sent the unit back for checkup. The audinst's aftersales service and reply speed are great...too bad , i need to send back my unti all the way from malaysia to korea again ><

post #249 of 279

I have a few questions.
Does anyone if the built-in amp will drive the Mrspeakers Mad Dogs properly? I'm sure the mx2 will drive them to adequate volumes. I'm not sure if its powerful enough to really bring out the potential and capabilities of the MDs though. I suspect using the DC supply will help if even just a bit, which brings me to my next question. Has anyone remedied the extra heat? I feared the heat will damage the interiors so i've stopped using it. It definitely got to temperatures higher than 'warm'.

Also, just to clarify, I can use this as a standalone DAC (though optical out) if i decide to buy a full-size amp right? 


Edited by xProvidence - 3/29/13 at 7:34pm
post #250 of 279
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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

I have a few questions.
Does anyone if the built-in amp will drive the Mrspeakers Mad Dogs properly? I'm sure the mx2 will drive them to adequate volumes. I'm not sure if its powerful enough to really bring out the potential and capabilities of the MDs though. I suspect using the DC supply will help if even just a bit, which this brings me to my next question. Has anyone remedied the extra heat? I feared the heat will damage the interiors so i've stopped using it. It definitely got to temperatures higher than 'warm'.

Also, just to clarify, I can use this as a standalone DAC (though optical out) if i decide to buy a full-size amp right? 

 

I should be able to answer this question in a few days time when I try them out properly with the mad dogs. 

 

I've got to say that so far I am very impressed with this device. Extremely versatile little thing this is that works without hitch of stadard usb power.

post #251 of 279
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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

 

I should be able to answer this question in a few days time when I try them out properly with the mad dogs. 

 

I've got to say that so far I am very impressed with this device. Extremely versatile little thing this is that works without hitch of stadard usb power.

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Crossing my fingers, hopefully the Mad Dogs will pair nicely. 

post #252 of 279
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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

I have a few questions.
Does anyone if the built-in amp will drive the Mrspeakers Mad Dogs properly? I'm sure the mx2 will drive them to adequate volumes. I'm not sure if its powerful enough to really bring out the potential and capabilities of the MDs though. I suspect using the DC supply will help if even just a bit, which brings me to my next question. Has anyone remedied the extra heat? I feared the heat will damage the interiors so i've stopped using it. It definitely got to temperatures higher than 'warm'.

Also, just to clarify, I can use this as a standalone DAC (though optical out) if i decide to buy a full-size amp right? 

 

It should do well with the Mad Dogs - I haven't heard them, but I do have the Thunderpants which is also a modded Fostex. It sounds nice with the mx2. Can it get better? Yes, but the Audinst alone is not majorly deficient in any way. 

 

I wouldn't worry about the hear too much. Some units just run very hot - there are original Benchmark DAC-1 units running non stop for the past 10 years or so, without any issues, and those get blazing hot. See also the Schiit Asgard and many other products. As long as the hardware doesn't have anything delicate inside, it should be fine. 

 

Stand alone DAC - yes, but you'd use the analog outputs (red/white RCA jacks), not the optical out. 

post #253 of 279
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

It should do well with the Mad Dogs - I haven't heard them, but I do have the Thunderpants which is also a modded Fostex. It sounds nice with the mx2. Can it get better? Yes, but the Audinst alone is not majorly deficient in any way. 

 

I wouldn't worry about the hear too much. Some units just run very hot - there are original Benchmark DAC-1 units running non stop for the past 10 years or so, without any issues, and those get blazing hot. See also the Schiit Asgard and many other products. As long as the hardware doesn't have anything delicate inside, it should be fine. 

 

Stand alone DAC - yes, but you'd use the analog outputs (red/white RCA jacks), not the optical out. 

Excellent. Thanks for the info. The Thunderpants looks amazing.

I'll use the adapter if I end up buying the MDs. I probably won't buy an amp but do you have any recommended amp that pair well with the Thunderpants and with RCA jacks? Powerful enough to drive the Thunderpants to their full potential I mean, not necessarily how they alter the sound to your preference. 


Edited by xProvidence - 3/30/13 at 5:33am
post #254 of 279
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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

Excellent. Thanks for the info. The Thunderpants looks amazing.

I'll use the adapter if I end up buying the MDs. I probably won't buy an amp but do you have any recommended amp that pair well with the Thunderpants and with RCA jacks? Powerful enough to drive the Thunderpants to their full potential I mean, not necessarily how they alter the sound to your preference. 

 

Really depends on your budget. You could go relatively cheap to extremely high end, and everything in between. The Lake People G103 is around $250 and is very powerful and clean sounding. Matrix M-Stage is another good one in the same price range. 

post #255 of 279
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Originally Posted by jammerlee711 View Post

yes, emailed audinst . they want me to sent the unit back for checkup. The audinst's aftersales service and reply speed are great...too bad , i need to send back my unti all the way from malaysia to korea again ><</div>

Check your sample rate in windows. Change it to 44.1 and 96 and see what happens.
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