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post #3301 of 4584
Thanks for sharing your impressions and the dimensions. I'm liking this more and more everyday.
post #3302 of 4584

I'm hearing Calyx M is warm, is that correct?  That's interesting because I thought DX90 also with mobile version of the 9018 sounded cold.  Does the LO have the same warmth?

post #3303 of 4584
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

I'm hearing Calyx M is warm, is that correct?  That's interesting because I thought DX90 also with mobile version of the 9018 sounded cold.  Does the LO have the same warmth?

That is correct. smily_headphones1.gif don't know about the LO though.
post #3304 of 4584
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


That is correct. smily_headphones1.gif don't know about the LO though.

From what I've heard of the DX90, I prefer warmth.  I thought the R10 had the warmth and the mid to upper mid definition.  I wonder if that is the same for the M?  I didn't think treble of the DX90 was as capable as the R10 in terms of resolve ability.  I wonder if M resolves well.  If it resolves well with warmth, it should be great sounding as I look at warmth as realistic sounding.

 

For BA, warmth could be good, but if it's pretty warm though BA, it's probably really warm.  DX90 if cold with BA, possibly does well with dynamic as I think of dynamic as more warm sounding drivers in general.  


Edited by SilverEars - 6/26/14 at 10:00pm
post #3305 of 4584
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

That is correct. smily_headphones1.gif don't know about the LO though.

LO- line out. Audio Out from DAC stage bypassing in-built headphone amplifier to use with external one like E12,for example.
Edited by Shawn71 - 6/26/14 at 10:17pm
post #3306 of 4584
Thanks! I know what a LO is . smily_headphones1.gif My answer was I don't know if the LO is warm too...
post #3307 of 4584

The M does not have a separate line out. However the THD measurements from the HO are so low that amping that should bring good results. Nonetheless the sound signature will obviously be the same either way but for whatever color your external amp is adding.

post #3308 of 4584
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

The M does not have a separate line out. However the THD measurements from the HO are so low that amping that should bring good results. Nonetheless the sound signature will obviously be the same either way but for whatever color your external amp is adding.

I wonder about how a headphone can sound warm if the FR is flat(this is without headphone load though) and THD is very low?  I guess each headphones react differently to the DAP's output.  Is color measurable?  Can it be shown with numbers or with a graph?  probably need to ask in the science section, but I'm afraid nobody will the the answer for it.  


Edited by SilverEars - 6/26/14 at 10:45pm
post #3309 of 4584
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Thanks! I know what a LO is . smily_headphones1.gif My answer was I don't know if the LO is warm too...

oh ok! Yeah by looking at ur signature i guessed it........... but some just go by the word LOD(multi-pin) instead LO(3.5mm)...bad assumption of mine.
post #3310 of 4584

Maybe that impedance setting has something to do with the sound signature?  I thought it was just gain, but headphone's sensitivity that responds to gain, and impedance is another matter.  That impedance matching is parculiar, if somebody can get some details from the CEO, that would be nice.  Also, hopefully, the EQ setting was checked to see if it was off.

 

So far, which headphones did it sound warm from?  

post #3311 of 4584

As I understand, M does not have EQ settings.

post #3312 of 4584

Only thing I can relate to the impedance setting is my tube hybrid amp that I own that has impedance setting.  I know this is definately changing the output impedance as the designer said keep it at low impedance setting even for high impedance phones such as the HD650 for high damping factor.  Not sure if changing gain changes output impedance.

 

TU-882AS (120V )  (PCB assembled)

Vacuum tube / 5670W×2 
Rated output / 200mW(RL=6Ω or 32Ω or 600Ω)
Output impedance / LOW 4~20Ω、MID 20~100Ω、HIGH 100~1kΩ
Rate input / 400mV
Input resistance / 50kΩ
Frequency response / 20Hz~50kHz
S/N 102dB(IEC WEIGHTING)
Voltage / AC 230V 50/60Hz  
Dimension / W130×H120×D250mm
Power consumption / 10W
Weight / 2.4kg
Made in Japan
TU-882AS  Stereo Vacuum  Tube 5670(W) X 2  Headphone Amplifier


Edited by SilverEars - 6/26/14 at 11:17pm
post #3313 of 4584
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Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post

oh ok! Yeah by looking at ur signature i guessed it........... but some just go by the word LOD(multi-pin) instead LO(3.5mm)...bad assumption of mine.

Heheh! No worries, man. smily_headphones1.gif
post #3314 of 4584

btw, the update is supposed to come out during the end of this June. Have you guys get the promised firmware update?

or should we wait till July?

post #3315 of 4584
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Originally Posted by kawaivpc1 View Post
 

btw, the update is supposed to come out during the end of this June. Have you guys get the promised firmware update?

or should we wait till July?

 

Can you please provide a reference for the promise that an update would be released in June?

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