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Happy New Year to all of you DX50 Head-Fi'ers out there!

 

A quick question for you.. I would like to connect my DX50 to my old Marantz amp and speakers. Previously I had an old iPod classic hooked up to it via a dedicated iPod dock, which has just died. So how would I connect the DX50 to a 15 year old amp? I'll have to use the Line Out, I guess, from the DX50 but will need some sort of adapter to hook it up to the amp, which only has RCA type inputs (I think I've got that right). No coax or anything fancy, although as I don't have an external DAC , I would want to use the DX50 dac, and just bypass its amp section - hence using LO... right?

 

I don't even know what such an adapter would be called - could anyone please point me in the right direction? It would be immensely helpful...

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Easiest way is to get a mini to RCA
http://www.aloaudio.com/cables/home-audio/analog/green-line-lod-to-rca
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CHG beat me to it. There are are many mini jack to RCA cables available I use one on an old amp connected to an Airport express. You can go Headphone out from the DX50 into an Aux input in your amp.  You may even be able to use the Line Out from the DX50 into your Phonograph input on your amp.  

Scott

 

Plenty on Amazon.  I'm sure you can find some in Shanghai too. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=mini+jack+to+rca&sprefix=mini+jack+to%2Caps%2C348


Edited by FlyinMN - 12/31/13 at 7:27pm
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Thanks very much to both of you, that's exactly what I need.

 

EDIT - Sorry, just to clarify, would I go HO or LO? Surely if I go HO, that would be double-amping?


Edited by warth0g - 12/31/13 at 9:20pm
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Lineout. Yes, you would be double amping and while I'm a big fan of the lineout and coax out, I don't like the built-in headphone amplifier on the thing at all.

 

Using a Y cable from the lineout into the RCA jacks is what you want. I do that from the DX50 to the Magni when my external DAC is somewhere else. The DX50 is incredibly flexible in that regard.

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Thanks very much to both of you, that's exactly what I need.

EDIT - Sorry, just to clarify, would I go HO or LO? Surely if I go HO, that would be double-amping?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR HEAD-FIERS :) Cheers to everybody.

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Happy new year from Canada!
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Happy New Year from Italy to all!!!

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I agree now that 1.2.7 is a bit less bright than 1.2.6 although it wasn't initially obvious with the Heaven VI. I believe this now because I pulled out my Flat4 Kaede, a bright IEM  which I found myself using less with the DX50 circa 1.2.5 / 1.2.6, and they are sounding very good with 1.2.7. Also listening with the Kaede, the analog tape hiss at the beginning of Genesis' Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is reduced a bit compared to 1.2.6. (Someone on here was complaining that 1.2.7 has less treble but more hiss. That's not likely.  ;) )

 

There have been some complaints that 1.2.7 is muddy or lacks detail. I really disagree with this. Amp'ed from the LO, it is very crisp. However, reduction of treble can make the perception of detail diminish. This should not be confused with an actual reduction.

 

It is going to be a matter of taste. I am not a fan of bright and I think that 1.2.7 is doing everything well. I am of course interested to see what decoder changes get randomly paired with future FW updates. It can only open new possibilities. 

 

Happy new year, everyone!


Edited by cooperpwc - 1/1/14 at 1:29am
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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post



Here are a few pics comparing size to my RSA amps, I know there was someone a handful of pages back that was interested in how the DX50 stacks with the Shadow.  I haven't quite figured out my attachment solution for the Shadow yet, I think I am going to try and find some of that 3m low dual lock, to try and keep the thickness down.  Also, I need to get a different interconnect between LO and amp.  Blue amp is the Hornet, which I use to power my HD700's around the house when I can't sit at my computer.

 I'm going to quit rambling now as I try to wrangle my thoughts into the keyboard.  If I can answer questions for anyone, I'll be glad to do so, as I feel like I will be sitting in front of my computer the majority of the day enjoying this little dap.  On to the DX90 now! (Sorry wallet, I promise I will stop one day...)

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I don't know much about your two RSA amps. Can you describe their different sound signatures and how they match up with the Dx50
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Originally Posted by lueneburg View Post

I shortly tried the DX50 on a Bowers and Wilkins Car system at a Jaguar shop (on a used car, a XF), and then again (right afterwards) on their stock basic audio on another used XF (via the auxiliary mini-jack plug, from LO and therefore at full volume on the DX50 as recommended on the thread). The music I tried was a song from Purcell (from the album "Apparition" with as singer Christine Schäfer). I did it on parked cars with engines off. 

I was surprised that the sound was really not good on the B&W car system, i.e. the mediums (medium highs) were almost shrieking, very unpleasant. The stock car-system audio from Jaguar was sounding ok (no similar shrieking, but also a rather dull boring sound - probably not very good speakers in there, but that is less surprising). I did not have time for a more detailed listening though - as I was more looking into the cars generally than specifically into the audio systems.

Alas, when I came back with the original CD of the same album (and to test drive that car), the car with B&W sound was already sold so I couldn't test from the car's CD player, by comparison to the DX50...

Did anyone else on this thread test the DX50 with in-car audio systems, and more specifically with good-quality medium-size 'executive' cars (like the Jag XF, or a BMW 320 for example, or an Audi A4/5)?

BTW: Happy new year to all DX50 users!

My DX50 is HO at full volume into the Aux socket in my EClass Merc estate - sounds great
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Hi

Would the dx50 be a significant upgrade in terms of sq over a rockboxed sansa fuze v2 paired with a fiio e17. Will only be using with west one 4s.

Thanks
Edited by molika - 1/1/14 at 2:26am
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Thread Starter 
Happy New Year everyone

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My DX50 is HO at full volume into the Aux socket in my EClass Merc estate - sounds great

You might want to try the LO instead to avoid double amping :smile:

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