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post #421 of 3412

Spent the past two days with 901 (and mainly with the balanced amp board) and really loving it's combination of power/fullness of the sound, and the airyness/transparency of the presentation.  With most DAP/dac+amp combo it's always a compromise between these two almost opposite attributes but the 901+balance board gave me the best of both world.

 

Been very skeptical with build quality/stability etc but the 901 is quickly changing my views towards both the DAP and this brand as a whole.  Really impressed!

post #422 of 3412
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I concur wholeheartedl.

It is hard not to like the presentation of the 901:)
post #423 of 3412

Have you guys tried using it as a DAC? I can't make it work with the included dock (tried both black and white cables). I've enabled the option in "Settings" already. 

 

SPDIF output works though.

post #424 of 3412
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

Have you guys tried using it as a DAC? I can't make it work with the included dock (tried both black and white cables). I've enabled the option in "Settings" already. 

 

SPDIF output works though.

 

We'd need the docking station for the DAC function.... not sure when that's coming tho

post #425 of 3412

Yeah I heard about the dock but in the manual it says "For optical input you'll need the optional dock...." so I thought coaxial would work without one.

post #426 of 3412
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

Yeah I heard about the dock but in the manual it says "For optical input you'll need the optional dock...." so I thought coaxial would work without one.

 

you may want to check out these options..... there are some coaxial in RCA out connector cables, not sure if they works or how's the quality tho.


Edited by kkcc - 6/24/13 at 5:56am
post #427 of 3412

There's already one included in the package. Works as a coaxial cable for SPDIF-out (i.e. the 901 as a digital transport)

 


Edited by pekingduck - 6/24/13 at 6:10am
post #428 of 3412
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There's already one included in the package. Works as a coaxial cable for SPDIF-out (i.e. the 901 as a digital transport)

 

They are selling a couple with coaxial-in AND rca outs -> specifically for using 901 as the DAC only 

post #429 of 3412

My bad... I actually meant to say HM901 as a DAC/amp..tongue_smile.gif

post #430 of 3412

kkcc and spkrs01,

 

where are you guys in HK? I got the minibox card but I probably wont be able to try it. Would you like to try? I will be going away for one of the longer trips so I think I might as well loan the card to one of you to A/B the difference. Are you interested?

post #431 of 3412
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kkcc and spkrs01,

 

where are you guys in HK? I got the minibox card but I probably wont be able to try it. Would you like to try? I will be going away for one of the longer trips so I think I might as well loan the card to one of you to A/B the difference. Are you interested?

 

Thank you very much for your kind offer, however, I will be very busy over the next few weeks too and therefore will pass the mantle to kkccnormal_smile%20.gif. Plus, I wouldn't know how to change the card out..................................

 

We should meet up when you are back in town.

post #432 of 3412
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We should meet up when you are back in town.

Sounds good! Should get a mini HK headfiers meet going smily_headphones1.gif
post #433 of 3412
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Sounds good! Should get a mini HK headfiers meet going smily_headphones1.gif


You guys should not bother...just send all your DAPs and cards to me in Shanghai and I will take of it...as a favor.

post #434 of 3412
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You know you are always welcomed to join!!!!


For a FEE smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by spkrs01 - 6/25/13 at 2:49am
post #435 of 3412
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You know you are always welcomed to join!!!!


For a FEE smily_headphones1.gif


Oh nooooo not the "Fee" again !

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