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post #871 of 1308

My iPod Classic seems to drain its battery almost as fast as the M8, roughly speaking since I haven't measured it.  How are the iPod touches doing in this aspect? I will install a CF card in one of my Classic and see how that works out.  I do really appreciate that my iPod's can be charged at the same time while charging the M8 or when I use it with my PC all of course when it is powered by the power supply! 

post #872 of 1308
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That has NOT been my experience. I do not hear hiss. I can hear tape hiss on fade out on certain tracks. But "black background" between tracks on both the iPod and Galaxy S4. Mine has not been modded for IEM's. I do listen at the "lowest" setting.

 

Good to hear.  I should have mine by Friday.  I'll have to see how the W4Rs agree with it.

post #873 of 1308
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Originally Posted by Jupiterknight View Post

My iPod Classic seems to drain its battery almost as fast as the M8, roughly speaking since I haven't measured it.  How are the iPod touches doing in this aspect? I will install a CF card in one of my Classic and see how that works out.  I do really appreciate that my iPod's can be charged at the same time while charging the M8 or when I use it with my PC all of course when it is powered by the power supply! 
Wow! I think my classic will come close to 2:1 vs the M8. My touch 4G is probably about the same. Take my comments with a grain of salt though, mine don't go off grid for more than 3 or 4 hours most of the time.
post #874 of 1308

I need help-last time I used the M8, music just stopped playing, I had figure that I needed it charged, left it charging 

 

now can not get music to play via my 4G touch and  my MAC will not recognize it. When I plug in my touch , touch is making audible noises, anybody else having issues?

 

I have not been keeping tab on this thread :(

 

back to my backup rig 

post #875 of 1308

When you say you iPod touch is making noises, do you mean through your earphones or on the device itself?

How many LEDs does the rear indicate when you toggle the power button to its various settings?

post #876 of 1308
Device itself- it was connecting and disconnection from m8 without me touching it
I think two led inductors were on but am not 100% and am away in another area to double check
Going to plug it in via USB overnight
post #877 of 1308
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


Wow! I think my classic will come close to 2:1 vs the M8. My touch 4G is probably about the same. Take my comments with a grain of salt though, mine don't go off grid for more than 3 or 4 hours most of the time.

 

Thanks, I guess that I may just have be used to that my classic beforehand lasts for around 30 hours or so playing lossless files and when using it with the M8 I noticed a significant drain or reduction in battery life.

 

Well, even close to 2:1 is still quite a reduction from the original battery life and I do understand why this happens and also why I will change the hard drive out for a CF card.

 

Another thing I noticed is that I'm now enjoying not hearing the spin of the hard drive platter anymore. If that is really something to enjoy :-) Maybe it will even improve in other areas while transporting the digital signal to the M8. Have you experienced a difference in sound presentation using the Classic vs. your Touch?

post #878 of 1308
^^^ I don't notice much if any difference. I haven't bothered to go back and forth to check. I'm kind of a set it and forget it guy. I haven't even tried plugging into my laptop except to verify that it works.
post #879 of 1308
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Device itself- it was connecting and disconnection from m8 without me touching it
I think two led inductors were on but am not 100% and am away in another area to double check
Going to plug it in via USB overnight

The M8 charges really slowly via only USB, and switched off. In this config, the M8 doesn't charge the iOS device. Charge it via the included adaptor. If it's beyond that, it's best to contact Centrance directly.

post #880 of 1308

This Toshiba charger may work with the M8. All our/home/office Toshiba's laptop/notebook chargers works/fits with the M8 and does the same job..

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B5O09BK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I'll try it out and get back either way... A very convenient size...me thinks!

post #881 of 1308
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Good to hear.  I should have mine by Friday.  I'll have to see how the W4Rs agree with it.

You should be pleasantly surprised... My W4Rs are dead silent on low and medium gain
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You should be pleasantly surprised... My W4Rs are dead silent on low and medium gain

 

Looking forward to it!  Unfortunately, patience is not a virtue which I possess.

post #883 of 1308
The three battery indicator lights don't light up on mine while charging. Only when switched on, is this normal?
post #884 of 1308
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The three battery indicator lights don't light up on mine while charging. Only when switched on, is this normal?

 

that's how mine works as well.

 

and the single LED for "battery charging" only lights up when the M8 is "off".  no USB switch selected.

 

 

btw- is it just me or does anyone else despise the plastic black switches on ohm, gain, treble, bass

but

love the metal switch for USB selection?!


Edited by jexby - 11/5/13 at 8:21am
post #885 of 1308

received it today. Charging it now... :-)

 

- Can someone tell me where I can download a full user manual.

 

- Can someone tell me how can I know when the HiFI-8 is fully charged ? 

 

- Can someone tell me what are the value of headphone impedance for the 3 switch positions, from left to right ?

 

thanks a lot 


Edited by bmichels - 11/5/13 at 11:34am
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