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post #1951 of 2221
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I did a lot of checking and found nothing suspicious. Front printing is exactly the same as yours.

 

All good and well, except front marking is not exactly a proof of authenticity.

post #1952 of 2221

If I am using a pair of Noble k10 CIEM, would it make sense to do the e12a vs the E12diy with the Muse device?  Seems to me I end up with the same amp, but less $.  Thoughts?

post #1953 of 2221

The two amps are still a bit different. The DIY has more overall power output and better power supply so it can sound better (not just with hungry cans, but with IEMs too).

 

The potential issue with the DIY is having too much power and not enough volume range to work with easily. I solved this using MediaMonkey to drop all files by about 9dB during file transfers to the X5, but that would be a hassle if you're not using software with auto-conversion capabilities.

 

If it were me I would consider if I am ever likely to want to use more power-hungry cans and whether or not I can easily convert the volume level of the files on the X5. If yes to either of those (and particularly part 2) I would still get the DIY because of it's slightly better circuitry and the ability to tweak the sound

post #1954 of 2221
Hmm... Wonder if there's a way to automate dB reduction on the fly during transfer I a Mac?
post #1955 of 2221
I'd be surprised if there wasn't a piece of software that could, but I don't know. Audivarna and Amarra (names?) don't, do they?
post #1956 of 2221

For mainly IEM user, the chance is likely that you will never notice any different between E12A and E12DIY (with MUSES02+LME49600), given you will not likely going to be anywhere near the limit of both amps.

post #1957 of 2221

Interesting Loquah, I did not realize that the E12DIY would have "too much" power for the k10's.  The additional output was one thing that had me leaning towards the DIY.  That, and the fact that I do like to tweak the sound.  After the research I have done on the DIY, it seems most end up with the Muse, which is why I was looking at the E12a.  Thanks, as always for the incite!  Still a tough choice, but now I am thinking the e12a might be the right option for my set up.  I will never use with any other cans.  If I spend another dime on HF, wifey will cut my ears off.  

post #1958 of 2221

I can't comment on the MUSES02, but I actually don't like the MUSES01 with the K10s because it seems to hold them back in terms of staging. The OPA627 is by far my favourite op amp with the K10s. AD8620 is also a great pairing with the K10s and it comes stock with the DIY.

 

As I said though, this doesn't reflect at all on the MUSES02 because I haven't heard it to compare. 

post #1959 of 2221

Which OPA627 should I be getting? I'm looking at element14 online list and there are OPA627AP (low offset voltage), OPA627APG4 (high speed), OPA627BP (high speed)...

post #1960 of 2221
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Which OPA627 should I be getting? I'm looking at element14 online list and there are OPA627AP (low offset voltage), OPA627APG4 (high speed), OPA627BP (high speed)...

OPA627AU
post #1961 of 2221
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OPA627AU

AU is surface mount right? Do you mean I have to solder if I wanna use the 627, or I can actually get the DIP version and plug direct like MUSES?

post #1962 of 2221
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AU is surface mount right? Do you mean I have to solder if I wanna use the 627, or I can actually get the DIP version and plug direct like MUSES?

There is no DIP version of OPA627 and OPA627 is a single channel opamp. You will have to buy two of those and solder them on a dual to single adapter that came bundled with the E12DIY.
post #1963 of 2221
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I did a lot of checking and found nothing suspicious. Front printing is exactly the same as yours.

 

All good and well, except front marking is not exactly a proof of authenticity.

After few days of listening to it and other op amps I can say is 100% legit...
post #1964 of 2221
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Originally Posted by kamson View Post


After few days of listening to it and other op amps I can say is 100% legit...

 

Well, if you say so.

post #1965 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post


There is no DIP version of OPA627 and OPA627 is a single channel opamp. You will have to buy two of those and solder them on a dual to single adapter that came bundled with the E12DIY.

I see. Thanks!

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