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I have 30 min of listening with stock parts.. im real close to saying it already sounds better than my basic e12
post #1652 of 1661
Awesome. It should!
post #1653 of 1661

Anyone here seen the inside of the stock E12?

 

I'd like to find out how the amps and buffers are soldered, or in other words I'm trying to find out what case are the chips (SMD, thru-hole, SOIC etc). I'm toying with an idea of replacing stock amps and buffers with something different. Not clear whether there's enough space for adapters. 

 

Cheers.

post #1654 of 1661
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Originally Posted by Lad27 View Post
 

Anyone here seen the inside of the stock E12?

 

I'd like to find out how the amps and buffers are soldered, or in other words I'm trying to find out what case are the chips (SMD, thru-hole, SOIC etc). I'm toying with an idea of replacing stock amps and buffers with something different. Not clear whether there's enough space for adapters. 

 

Cheers.

 

Both are SMD. The opamp are SOIC8 and the buffer are TO-263. You might be able to replace the opamp but the buffer won't be easy, even with a heat gun, given the metal back plate is also soldered onto the PCB and packed very tightly with other components surrounding it.

 

Here is just the front with the buffer. Opamp are on the side of the PCB, with no room for any adapter.

 

E12-1-of-1-31.jpg 

post #1655 of 1661

Thanks a lot. One can always rely on Head-Fi to get info. :beerchug:

post #1656 of 1661
I use the x5 with the momentum. Will attaching an e12 make any noticeable difference?(I mainly listen to 24 bit FLAC). I was eyeing the e12 mainly because of the bass boost.
post #1657 of 1661
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Originally Posted by AN94Master View Post

I use the x5 with the momentum. Will attaching an e12 make any noticeable difference?(I mainly listen to 24 bit FLAC). I was eyeing the e12 mainly because of the bass boost.

Yes it will make a difference, however, the E12DIY doesn't have bass boost or crossfeed, due to the space needed for replacable buffers and opamps.

Of course, you can have a bassboost depending on which opamd and buffers you'll use.
post #1658 of 1661
Hi,
First post here as a nob, been lurking for weeks learning from you guys. Thanks
Question, the Musee 02 01 are dual amps so I buy one of each and plug them directly into the e12 diy with no adapter correct?
post #1659 of 1661
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Hi,
First post here as a nob, been lurking for weeks learning from you guys. Thanks
Question, the Musee 02 01 are dual amps so I buy one of each and plug them directly into the e12 diy with no adapter correct?

Jep, correct!

post #1660 of 1661
Thanks, one more question buffers, I will need two browndog adapters with two 5002 buffers soldered on the bottom of the browndog
post #1661 of 1661
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Thanks, one more question buffers, I will need two browndog adapters with two 5002 buffers soldered on the bottom of the browndog

 

Yes, and don't forget to put some tape over the top of the adapter to insulate them before mounting.

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