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Originally Posted by idunnosoSTFU View Post
 


Like RCA?

Yep. You'll need a minijack > RCA adapter but they are cheap and plentiful.

post #11117 of 15514
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Using the analog line out if the active speakers have analog inputs smile.gif  


I'm working on a plan for doing the same thing. I have everything I need, except the speakers.

Aren't you missing the most important thing here? biggrin.gif

What speakers are you looking for, the reason I asked is because while recording music I was looking for near field active speakers and those are a must for recording studios.
post #11118 of 15514
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Yep. You'll need a minijack > RCA adapter but they are cheap and plentiful.


Is it okay if I connect the DX50 directly to the speakers using the minijack?

post #11119 of 15514
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Originally Posted by idunnosoSTFU View Post
 


Is it okay if I connect the DX50 directly to the speakers using the minijack?

If they have minijack input then yes, off course it is. 

post #11120 of 15514
Hi everyone,

A question for people who also own AK120, how close do you think the dx50 compare to ak120 in terms of SQ?

Thanks

Kith
post #11121 of 15514
Whist I don't have the AK120, I have the AK100 along with the DX50. I tried some comparisons earlier today using Daft Punk in 24bit. To be honest the difference was minimal; the AK100 was very slightly smoother in treble but technicalities almost identical to my ears. I used Sennheiser Amperior and Denon AHD-600. I do love the AK build quality though.
Also would like to know of AK120 comparison!
Paul
post #11122 of 15514
Just to add, I would say the DX50 has a little more energy and bite to the sound (treble). The difference is down to preference with not any of them being 'better' (my opinion only)
post #11123 of 15514
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post
 

Yep, your b&w have the lows boosted, i guess you leave flat the eq or slight boost the 4-12khz.

i just heard the p3 and they needed some tweaks with the eq to sound less muddy (they are a little muddy on the bass)

 

 

IMO there'se a great difference between the p3 and the p5. I tried them both with the DX50 (first with fw 1.26) and was more impressed with the p5. it has become amazing with 1.28 (like many others have written already). No eq setting or amp is needed. The sound quality is clear, open and some music parts (classical, jazz & rock) are really breathtaking. The only disadvantage is my wife. I'm spending way to much time with my DX 50 & headphone  :atsmile:

post #11124 of 15514
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Originally Posted by FlyinMN View Post

Here are a few observations from the last three FW versions using the HO and Sony MDR-V6 phones.  (I'm a noob so pardon my lack of technical jargon)

Up until 1.2.7, I didn't think I could hear much difference between FW's but after listening to some music for several months a little more critically, this is what I hear.

1.2.7 sounded a bit flat to me. Like a dirty window, going back to 1.2.6 was like cleaning that window.  I can't say much for specific frequencies etc, but after listening to 1.2.7 for a while, I was bored and thought maybe I was getting tired of some of my music or fatigued from listening. I went back to 1.2.6 and liked the detail I remember. I stayed with 1.2.6 until 1.2.8.

1.2.8 does sound great but I noticed on a few songs, that the extended base was not there. To be specific, one song in particular illustrates this: Cassandra Wilson's "Another Country". I have the album but this song comes with the HD Tracks free sampler if you wish to give this experiment a try. While so much is subjective, this is one song I can tell a noticeable difference.  At least with the V6's.

Soon into the beginning of this song, you'll hear the base come in and it's pretty low.  With 1.2.6, it is very prominent and actually something I can feel more than hear.  Almost a bit anoying it's so distinctive. (The V6 has a range down to 5Hz so I know it's capable of reproducing very low frequencies.)  I also noticed similar very low frequencies in some classical recordings and on Amber Rubarth's "Sessions from the 17th ward". Some are accidental like the musician moving a chair or perhaps bumping a base or setting it down. When I first head them, I thought someone shut a door in my house.  I found it interesting to hear some of that.  

With 1.2.8 that very low is gone.  What's there does sound great and balanced.  I compared the DX50 on 1.2.8 with my Nuforce Udac2 USB DAC out of my Mac and it sounds about the same as 1.2.8 with the same base output. 

So, I tend to think that maybe 1.2.8 is pretty spot on and that the extra base from prior FW's was overextended. (I can't replicate 1.2.6 base using EQ either so it's likely well below the 30Hz range of the lowest EQ lever)  My listening goal is basically to hear exactly what was recorded and to hear all that is in he recording, error or not. But, I really like 1.2.8 and will probably stick with it for a while and then maybe swap back to 1.2.6 to try out a few of my favorite songs to see if I like it better or worse.  

To put in perspective though, this is all splitting hairs, the DX50 is serving me well, it's a darn good DAP.
Scott
Hello I agree with you. I like 1.2.8, but the width, and air is missing. I am going back to 1.2.6.

Regards
Jeff
post #11125 of 15514
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Originally Posted by dafos58 View Post
 

 

 

IMO there'se a great difference between the p3 and the p5. I tried them both with the DX50 (first with fw 1.26) and was more impressed with the p5. it has become amazing with 1.28 (like many others have written already). No eq setting or amp is needed. The sound quality is clear, open and some music parts (classical, jazz & rock) are really breathtaking. The only disadvantage is my wife. I'm spending way to much time with my DX 50 & headphone  :atsmile:

glad to know that, i have an 803s and when listen those p3 i was disapointed. Hope to listen to the p5 and the p7 soon =)

post #11126 of 15514

My new amp that i'll be using with my DX50! Also shoutout to whoever it was that recommended that ZY Hi-fi Cable, Thank you sir. What a wonderful cable for 30 dollars.

 

 

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hows that new amp and dx combo sounding?

post #11128 of 15514

very spacious, very articulate, and very natural. Havent heard my ASG-2 sound this good before :wink_face:

post #11129 of 15514
It's (almost...) completely unrelated to the subject, but if you enjoy a good laugh watch that video - it's fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQDTZcpsDE
Edited by Nitreb - 2/3/14 at 4:23pm
post #11130 of 15514
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It's completely unrelated to the subject, but if you enjoy a good laugh watch that video - it's fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQDTZcpsDE

lol there are tons of these video's.  that people spend subbing them :P 

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