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anyone uses this with a Pan Am ? thinking of getting this as my mobile rig. 

Pan Am + Passport + HD800 + DX50

 

what do you guys think?

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Originally Posted by hydesg View Post

anyone uses this with a Pan Am ? thinking of getting this as my mobile rig. 
Pan Am + Passport + HD800 + DX50

what do you guys think?

What do you want to achieve?
Balance output, Digital Tranport or just Amping the DX50?

It's possible to keep it down to one Amp + DX50 depending on how you answer the above.

Now the HD800 is not quite portable, that's pretty big headphones and renowned to be difficult to drive so the amp might either be big or the battery is not going to last as long.

I don't own any so take this with a grain of salt. Looking at ALO Audio site the two are a beast, I would not call that portable and tube sticking at the top, you might break those during transport. This kind of setup seems to be more appropriate for a desktop rig.
Edited by musicheaven - 12/22/13 at 2:26am
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Anyone have the AHA-120 and the DX50?

If so, impressions plz! biggrin.gif
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In the context in which some people here were being extremely helpful referring to left handed wrenches and usb cables it was a snipe hunt.

In the context of the response I made to which you quoted it was to a left handed cigarette...marijuana.

I am getting hiss via the ho with my westone 4rs.

maybe Im deaf but I don't get any hiss with my w4r!? (brand new, a couple of hours use)

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maybe Im deaf but I don't get any hiss with my w4r!? (brand new, a couple of hours use)

I get hiss too with W4R and Heir 5.0.
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Anyone have the AHA-120 and the DX50?

If so, impressions plz! biggrin.gif

 

+ 1, quite interested on this pairing :D

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Originally Posted by Koeni View Post

I get hiss too with W4R and Heir 5.0.

no hiss on my w4r..using mid gain...
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

What other DAPs?redface.gif
The DX50, Fiio X3 and I will use it with my iPod classic.
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Originally Posted by Koeni View Post

I get hiss too with W4R and Heir 5.0.

Maybe its because i use low gain and around 180 volume.
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post

Maybe its because i use low gain and around 180 volume.

low gain is the way to go on dx50 for high fidelity sound.

another advice i would suggest is turn on EQ and set all sliders to zero, cleans sound good way. with EQ set off i feel dx50 FW boosts some frequences in unwanted way and may cause for hissing.
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

low gain is the way to go on dx50 for high fidelity sound.

another advice i would suggest is turn on EQ and set all sliders to zero, cleans sound good way. with EQ set off i feel dx50 FW boosts some frequences in unwanted way and may cause for hissing.


How do you find the instrument separation on DX50 compared to RWA100 and C3, Gintaras?
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H20, i find separation and stage layering better on RWAK, between DX50 and C3 i find DX50 offering better rendition especially when amped from line out it gets closer to RWAK, C3 is real good and not distant third place but C3 is more midcentric biased IMHO.
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

H20, i find separation and stage layering better on RWAK, between DX50 and C3 i find DX50 offering better rendition especially when amped from line out it gets closer to RWAK, C3 is real good and not distant third place but C3 is more midcentric biased IMHO.

Putting the resolution of DX50 aside , which it does have good aspects I still found C3 to have superior seperation as a single attribute or technical area. That was one thing I picked up on, I also found the soundstage wider on C3 but, I think DX50 is a more musical and higher resolution listening experience . I just couldn't handle the instruments smearing and narrow stage compared to C3 or even further the hisound players , it was clearly obvious the were stronger in those areas, why I sold the iBasso in the end, partly why anyway.
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H20, in my experience amping dx50 lifts the bar very high, so line out is far superior to c3 amped. without amping dx50 will be more aggressive and overimposing so you have a point here. C3 is midcentric and organic sounding DAP which can do some things very right and i love it. But amp your dx50 with line out and the game will be over wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

H20, in my experience amping dx50 lifts the bar very high, so line out is far superior to c3 amped. without amping dx50 will be more aggressive and overimposing so you have a point here. C3 is midcentric and organic sounding DAP which can do some things very right and i love it. But amp your dx50 with line out and the game will be over wink.gif

 

 

I am amping the DX50 with a Xin Supermacro 3 with OPA627 and it is starting to blow me away...simply stunning!

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