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I have taken the liberty of messaging Michael at Centrance re the impedance question.
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I have taken the liberty of messaging Michael at Centrance re the impedance question.
Thanks Expat. Of course please update with the final word. Hopefully, the website will get an update on this.
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Hi dxxxx,

The level goes up from left to right. This is consistent on all switches. To the right is louder.

This is why the impedance switch is wired backwards -- to give you more level going to the right.

So it is, in fact: 11, 2, 1.

Cheers
Michael
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Hi dxxxx,

The level goes up from left to right. This is consistent on all switches. To the right is louder.

This is why the impedance switch is wired backwards -- to give you more level going to the right.

So it is, in fact: 11, 2, 1.

Cheers
Michael

I like head-fiers with Centrance products. They are really helpful and sharing information at the moment they learned.

 

So, please Mr Goodman, make a M8 with Coax input, I am so excited to get into the family ;)

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I need to update the FAQs on the first page, also thinking of putting together a basic FAQs/basic manual PDF.
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Hi dxxxx,

The level goes up from left to right. This is consistent on all switches. To the right is louder.

This is why the impedance switch is wired backwards -- to give you more level going to the right.

So it is, in fact: 11, 2, 1.

Cheers
Michael

Thanks.  so, which is the theoretical best value for a 25 ohms headphone ?  (fostex TH900)

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Usually 1ohm output to 8 is recommended,
The ol 1/8 rule.

32ohm headphones match with 4ohm output impedance.

But some creators recommend a 1/10 match.


For multi driver IEMs it is my understanding that they vary in response and the lower the better.
Edited by ExpatinJapan - 11/6/13 at 5:44am
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OK thanks for the impedance informations.

 

Now I need to find an alternative source to my RWAK100 that will at least support 24/96 and also offer a nice UI and good playlist support (booth not offered by the AK100)

 

1 --> I read that the Samsung Note 3 with the appropriate USB OTG cable will support up to 24/96 without downsampling !  is it correct ?  With what player (besides Recorder PRO that also has NO UI and NO playlist support) 

 

 

2 --> Will this nice cable from FAW works ?   and What termination will I need to choose ?  they offer on one end USB Micro B, but on the other End there are 5 choices possibles !! ( USB-A, USB-B, USB Micro-A, USB Micro-B, USB Mini-B) !  I got lost !

 

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Usually 1ohm output to 8 is recommended,
The ol 1/8 rule.

32ohm headphones match with 4ohm output impedance.

But some creators recommend a 1/10 match.


For multi driver IEMs it is my understanding that they vary in response and the lower the better.


Do you have a source on that info, would love to read up on it. I always just used the lowest lowest resistive output, but I really haven't put much thought into the subject.

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M8 + 3003 is a wonderful combo. These 'phones have never sounded better to me. Still playing with all the switches. The bass boost seems pretty subtle.
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OK thanks for the impedance informations.

 

Now I need to find an alternative source to my RWAK100 that will at least support 24/96 and also offer a nice UI and good playlist support (booth not offered by the AK100)

 

1 --> I read that the Samsung Note 3 with the appropriate USB OTG cable will support up to 24/96 without downsampling !  is it correct ?  With what player (besides Recorder PRO that also has NO UI and NO playlist support) 

 

 

2 --> Will this nice cable from FAW works ?   and What termination will I need to choose ?  they offer on one end USB Micro B, but on the other End there are 5 choices possibles !! ( USB-A, USB-B, USB Micro-A, USB Micro-B, USB Mini-B) !  I got lost !

 

This is what I use with a Galaxy S4 and USB Audio Recorder Pro.  It can be a bit difficult to engage at times requiring a restart.  Be sure the cable is fully seated and the M8 is on before activating the application.

 

With regard to the 11, 2, 1 ohm impedance setting I am going to have to listen for a bit.  I don't know which setting I like better.  There is still no hiss.

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Hi dxxxx,

The level goes up from left to right. This is consistent on all switches. To the right is louder.

This is why the impedance switch is wired backwards -- to give you more level going to the right.

So it is, in fact: 11, 2, 1.

Cheers
Michael

Thank you so much, this completely makes sense to me and versus the reverse or original presentation questioning my experience how impedance works or/and effects any given IEM/low impedance headphone, and I thought for a brief moment/one week that I had it all wrong and that everyone or some was experiencing  something I missed out on..

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Centrance Hifi-M8 and Hifi-M8 LX (8 versions!) incoming impressions and appr...

Great tapatalk deleted my witty post.
Hifi-m8 is great because we can tweak it in so many ways.

Anyways experimented with the 1/4 plug out using an 1/4 adapter to 3.5mm.

The straight 3.5mm out is a combo plug which also has optical out.

The 1/4 out is just that, a single out.

Any differences?

I found the 3.5mm slightly warmer, and using the 1/4 out to 3.5mm via adapter more crisp.

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I would be interested in others findings, similar or otherwise.
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I would be interested in others findings, similar or otherwise.

You can also purchase adaptors of different brands, price range, and materials and report back on your findings.

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