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post #736 of 920
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Did you try the balanced or single-ended output of the PB2? With my CIEMs there is a HUGE difference between the two. (With good recordings)


Went with both, but the Balanced end i tried it with a pair of HE-6 with an XLR to Hirose connector. Since AT hasn't released a balanced cable for the IM series, i might as well keep waiting, but right now, i might push for the PB2+DB2 combo for my Laptop usage and integrate them to my laptop cooling pad (there's a lot of internal space suitable for putting an amp and a DAC maybe...)


Edited by Kukyo - 1/5/14 at 8:05pm
post #737 of 920
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post


You have probably done the best ad campaign (here and in other topics) that someone can do in a "audiophile" place! Im just waiting to see you online store! smily_headphones1.gif

 

LOL. ad campaign? I have zero intention to sell my DMod's at this point. I have actually referred all guys PMing me for diymod to others. I am not interested in working on others' ipods not even for money. It's not worth the time/effort because these ipods are old and you don't know when/where they stop working. I would rather spend the time listening to my music. But if one day I decide to sell, I will make sure the buyers have a chance to audition it before they buy. When they buy, it will really hurt their wallets, a little. :)

post #738 of 920
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Who's up for an INSANE deal on Hirose connectors? Sadly, the shipping cost is keeping me from snagging this lot:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-20-HRS-Hirose-Male-Connector-HR10A-7R-6P-73-/161054826824?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257f9da148

 

Only condition for sharing this: Buyer must be willing to sell the connectors at a reasonable price. I know that Spurxii and a couple of other users are having a lot of problems digging up connectors.

 

EDIT: burdie just pointed out that these might be the FEMALE plugs - i.e. pretty useless for us. Damn. Glad I didn't but that lot! 


Edited by Sorensiim - 1/6/14 at 12:35am
post #739 of 920

Hi Soren, the ebay link of HR10A-7R-6P is in fact female jack if you google it, i think the seller wrongly named it. The correct model is HR10A-7P-6P(73). I bought it from RS-Online, sealed with small plastic bag with blue HRS logo printed on it, and "Made in China". RS-Online claimed it is genuine Hirose product. I used it as cable adapter with 4 pin xlr at the other end for my PB2.

 

@spurxiii, you can try to get it from RS-Online Australia or new zealand.

post #740 of 920
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Originally Posted by burdie View Post

Hi Soren, the ebay link of HR10A-7R-6P is in fact female jack if you google it, i think the seller wrongly named it. The correct model is HR10A-7P-6P(73). I bought it from RS-Online, sealed with small plastic bag with blue HRS logo printed on it, and "Made in China". RS-Online claimed it is genuine Hirose product. I used it as cable adapter with 4 pin xlr at the other end for my PB2.

@spurxiii
, you can try to get it from RS-Online Australia or new zealand.
Thanks burdie I'll try them out. Are prices reasonable?
post #741 of 920

Hi Spurxiii, I don't know the price is reasonable or not. I bought it from RS Malaysia, about USD$13 per piece, and they provide free courier to me. But I think it is worth to buy as I only need one piece for my balanced setup, 13 USD with next day deliver consider cheap.

post #742 of 920

http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/industrial-automation-circular-connectors/5364781/

 

Are these it? $14.30 a pop

 

I might buy a couple if shipping isn't too bad

post #743 of 920

Oooh free delivery

post #744 of 920
Thread Starter 

I finally got my IC to sit perfectly where I want it:

 

I might have kinda glued it to the PB2.

post #745 of 920
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/industrial-automation-circular-connectors/5364781/

 

Are these it? $14.30 a pop

 

I might buy a couple if shipping isn't too bad

Yes, that is the right one.

post #746 of 920
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I finally got my IC to sit perfectly where I want it:

 

 

I might have kinda glued it to the PB2.

That's really tight

post #747 of 920
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I finally got my IC to sit perfectly where I want it:

 

I might have kinda glued it to the PB2.

 

I like this!

 

I am with you 100% on having the volume and HP out at the "bottom" so that the screen is facing you. That is the perfect portable desktop rig.

post #748 of 920
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I finally got my IC to sit perfectly where I want it:

 

I might have kinda glued it to the PB2.

WHAT DID YOU DO?!

post #749 of 920
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

An Rockboxed iPod modded with a 256GB CF card and my ATF fantastic-sounding caps paired with my neutral amp and iems.

 

Now this is how I define 100% ...

 

Absolutely no muddy and boomy sound, yet with heavy and extended bass on both ends

mids heaven

airy and elastic sounding

sparking and fluid ( not hot, dry or grainy) treble on both end yet no fatigue or artificial (analytical)

BIG 3d sound stage

very rich/fuller sounding yet still very detailed

clear separations of instruments

day and night difference between headphone out and LOD


Where can we get that kind of iPod mate? I mean is there a trustworthy seller who makes and sells them? I am afraid my DIY skills are beyond zero and I can't do it my own.

 

Why so interested? 256 gb capacity, RB UI and features, good enough for on to go alone and can be better with LOD+AMP.

post #750 of 920
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

That's really tight

 

 

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

I like this!

 

I am with you 100% on having the volume and HP out at the "bottom" so that the screen is facing you. That is the perfect portable desktop rig.

 

Thanks guys! Yeah it kinda has to be arranged this way for it to work in a desktop setup. Otherwise the volume pot would be facing away from me as well and that's just dumb. Do not want, so long IC it is. 

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WHAT DID YOU DO?!

Just 3 drops of superglue, it can be removed but it might take a bit of effort. Not like peeling off velcro, that's for sure! I tried other solutions but this was the only thing solid enough. Hot glue might have been better but the superglue was right there on my desk and getting the glue gun would have required me to get up and go out to my garage. Worst case scenario: I have to build myself a new IC and order a new PB2 top plate from Ibasso, I can live with that. And seeing as my next upgrade will be the DX90, this should fit perfectly. 

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