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post #3571 of 4197

^SolidWorks and maybe even just something thick enough to 3D print.  

 

But I am thinking that bent sheet metal with some rubber pads to protect the Vali should work.  

 

I'd like to use 3M Command Strips to affix the bracket rather than using screws and marking up the nightstand or IKEA piece.

 

Thought about directly mounting the Vali with said Command Strips but figure that I would still like to be able to move the Vali around.

 

But I do now have 2 Valis (one older production/one newer production- yes they both sound good).

 

Anyway- next step, ODAC trial after I get it back.  Then sketching up the bracket...would work for Modi and Magni too. :smile:

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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

I am prepared for slight ringing, but thank God i got the perfect one. it definitely make my hd650 come alive, make vocal sounds alive and seductive like my ad2000.

 

Just got mine today and I haven't had any ringing at all, so another perfect one :D I put it on some vibrapods.

Listening with my HD800s and I am quite impressed so far at the sound coming out of this tiny thing.

 


Edit: Just switched headphones and there was some ringing but it lasted only about 5 seconds.


Edited by seb7 - 3/1/14 at 9:59pm
post #3573 of 4197
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Anyway- next step, ODAC trial after I get it back. Then sketching up the bracket...would work for Modi and Magni too

 

Please post your impressions of the Vali/Odac combo. I have a Vali now and am eagerly awaiting an Odac via Priority Mail, which evidently the postal service doesn't seem to want me to have. It's ok, it was supposed to be here Wednesday (2/26) and it's only 4 days late now........bastards. 

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Please post your impressions of the Vali/Odac combo. I have a Vali now and am eagerly awaiting an Odac via Priority Mail, which evidently the postal service doesn't seem to want me to have. It's ok, it was supposed to be here Wednesday (2/26) and it's only 4 days late now........bastards. 

Next time don't use the Pony Express, the horses have to eat and rest and .....

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 Next time don't use the Pony Express, the horses have to eat and rest and .....

Damn Skippy! I think they used chromosomally challenged mules for this one though. No more Priority Mail and " your guess is as good as ours" expected delivery dates for me. If I give a crap about something getting to me on time I'm going with another carrier.

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Damn Skippy! I think they used chromosomally challenged mules for this one though. No more Priority Mail and " your guess is as good as ours" expected delivery dates for me. If I give a crap about something getting to me on time I'm going with another carrier.

Mules are actually rather smart. They'll tell you, "You want cooperation, get a horse, we don't do tricks or take requests." By now they've opened the box and are grooving with your ODAC.

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^Welcome!  Congrats on first post.  I still really like my Vali.  It does sound better after warming up.  Leave the amp on a lot and get some hours on it.  Think they do get better.

 

Was comparing with Crack the other day and I do get a bit bigger headstage and more bass with HD800 on the Crack but I am trying to put together a bedside rig with it due to awesome form factor.

 

My ODAC is lent out but after trying different combos, I want to try phone to ODAC to Vali next and if it sounds like I think it will sound...I'll try to make a mounting bracket for Vali and go vertical on the nightstand.  

 

Or upside-down under my IKEA Svartasen:

Thanks!  Had it playing music for hours yesterday and some today.  I think it's already sounding better, although I've not been playing the same music, maybe I'm just playing more favorite stuff.

I also plan to move the Vali into a bedside system after a while.  I like the pictured stand idea.  I'd like to go phone -> DAC -> Vali also, but I don't know how to get digital out of an iPhone 5c with the lightning connector.  I guess that would be on a different forum, but if you have any quick suggestions on that...

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Thanks!  Had it playing music for hours yesterday and some today.  I think it's already sounding better, although I've not been playing the same music, maybe I'm just playing more favorite stuff.

I also plan to move the Vali into a bedside system after a while.  I like the pictured stand idea.  I'd like to go phone -> DAC -> Vali also, but I don't know how to get digital out of an iPhone 5c with the lightning connector.  I guess that would be on a different forum, but if you have any quick suggestions on that...

I believe you would need the Apple CCK (Camera Connection Kit).

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I believe you would need the Apple CCK (Camera Connection Kit).

Thanks.  I just looked it up on the Apple site, and it seems to be made just for iPad, not iPhone.

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Just tried it with the iPhone5 > CCK > USB Cable > DAC > Vali and it works. Not sure all DACs with work with iOS devices so you'll have to test it with yours.

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Thanks.  I just looked it up on the Apple site, and it seems to be made just for iPad, not iPhone.

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Ooh!  Great!  I'll try it out w/ some schiit.

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I believe you would need the Apple CCK (Camera Connection Kit).

 

 

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Thanks.  I just looked it up on the Apple site, and it seems to be made just for iPad, not iPhone.

Read the below link. Apple’s Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, part number MD821ZM

http://blog.jdslabs.com/?p=838

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Excellent, thanks!
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Originally Posted by seb7 View Post

Just got mine today and I haven't had any ringing at all, so another perfect one biggrin.gif I put it on some vibrapods.
Listening with my HD800s and I am quite impressed so far at the sound coming out of this tiny thing.



Edit: Just switched headphones and there was some ringing but it lasted only about 5 seconds.

Yeah!! gimme five!

I am not quite impressed by the sound of thos thing, but VERY impressed. Can't believe it so small but yet sound so good.
Edited by RedBull - 3/3/14 at 2:55am
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