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post #736 of 5495
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post


The only thing else left really is a coaxial and/or optical out

+ 1000
post #737 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

@ Everyone:

 

 

Am I the only one concerned about this?    - Genuine question....

 

Personally, I highly value the safety of my hearing (and of my CIEMs)

 

I think so. :-)

 

I would never put a $1,000 touch screen DAP in a pocket with keys or anything...

 

You are make assumptions about a feature that you have not tested. Neither have I but I think that it is cool and could be great. So from where we are now, we have to agree to disagree.

post #738 of 5495
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

I think so. :-)

 

I would never put a $1,000 touch screen DAP in a pocket with keys or anything...

 

You are make assumptions about a feature that you have not tested. Neither have I but I think that it is cool and could be great. So from where we are now, we have to agree to disagree.

 

 

Perhaps I should explain that when I was approximately 10yrs old, I owned a cheap-&-cheerful Lloytron cassette walkman, and it had a sliding volume control, which, on numerous occasions, did nearly deafen me by inadvertently sliding to maximum volume. Fortunately, I had 1980s lightweight headphones, which could be removed in a split second, but it still wasn't good for my hearing. CIEMs can take a second or two to remove.  I'm completely serious when I say that a sliding volume control on a pocket device is asking for trouble and is, potentially, a serious health & safety issue.

 

But I'm fine with agreeing to disagree

post #739 of 5495

Man.. I can't believe I am getting sucked into this stuff.. I don't travel much, don't use IEMs at all, and have been focused on full sized desktop solutions in my dreaming/planning, but now I am tempted to build a system around something like the Calyx M just because it seems so cool, and just might deliver the goods.  Also, I don't have a huge music library so I am not concerned about storage space.  I would be quite fine managing 200 hundred songs at 320, a 100 or so at red book, 50 high res PCM, and maybe around 20 or 30  DSD song files... I haven't added that all up yet regarding typical storage, but I am assuming that would all fit on the "M" without any problem.

 

For those of you who have access to both high end portable and mid-high end desktop systems, what do you think?  Am I crazy to consider going with the "M" and hoping that the headphone/line out into something like an Asgard 2 on one end of the spectrum and a DNA Sonett 2 on the other, or anything in between would make sense?

 

My current set up is a MacBook (JRiver Media Center and Google Play) into Dragonfly 1.2 into Senn HD-700 at home and ATH-ESW9 at work.  Planning on adding Senn HD 26 Pro and HD 8 DJ, and B&O BeoPlay H6 to my modest collection, and maybe a Sony MDR-7520 as well.  Any thoughts on how these would work direct into the "M"?  And any opinions on the point of diminishing returns for a desktop amp that would be fed exclusively by the "M"?  I have been thinking about Oppo HA-1 (but if I went with the "M", this would fall off the list because I wouldn't want a 3rd DAC...), Yulong, Matrix, etc.. basically either a SS amp with a warm signature or also exploring tube amps that would pair well with the HD-700 but still work with lower impedance headphones like HD 8 DJ or MDR-7520.

 

This might just be a phase that I get over before hitting my wallet, but I really am thinking about the "M" on a nice little stand on my desktop feeding an amp, and then on rare occasion taking it on the road and using it direct only, and sometimes using it at the office as an upgrade to my Dragonfly.  I guess this would be a mini desktop system for me.  Do you think I should continue to explore this option or would I get more bang for the buck sticking with traditional desktop system approach?


Edited by Greggo - 2/5/14 at 3:47am
post #740 of 5495

Minor UI video clip posted, 5 hrs ago, on Calyx facebook page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=675282382515075&set=vb.125268120849840&type=2&theater

post #741 of 5495

Is there anyway to get usb out on this thing to feed a DAC -seems like there is a micro USB connector...

post #742 of 5495
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

Is there anyway to get usb out on this thing to feed a DAC -seems like there is a micro USB connector...

 

I was thinking about that, myself, but thought it less likely than a co-ax.

post #743 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

I was thinking about that, myself, but thought it less likely than a co-ax.

I bet it could be done if they allow it...

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:05pm
post #745 of 5495
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They didn't mention anything about USB host or USB OTG so far, my guess would be micro USB might not work as an output without some sorta hardware mod?

 

There might be a way to tap the coaxial output from ES9018K2M since Alex did perform such mod for Rudi's AK100 already. However, that's gonna void the warranty for good and not exactly sure if there were anyone who wanna take a chance.

Man if they could just add a coaxial out, I won't even wait for impressions, instant buy

post #746 of 5495
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

 

There might be a way to tap the coaxial output from ES9018K2M since Alex did perform such mod for Rudi's AK100 already. However, that's gonna void the warranty for good and not exactly sure if there were anyone who wanna take a chance.

If tapping the coax out from DAC, would I still be able to use it as a standalone DAP?

post #747 of 5495
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

They didn't mention anything about USB host or USB OTG so far, my guess would be micro USB might not work as an output without some sorta hardware mod?

 

There might be a way to tap the coaxial output from ES9018K2M since Alex did perform such mod for Rudi's AK100 already. However, that's gonna void the warranty for good and not exactly sure if there were anyone who wanna take a chance.

Well its Android based so hoping it's all there to begin with...

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:04pm
post #749 of 5495

wow, so many demands for Calyx, their engineer team must be drawning with all HeadFier requests :D

 

for me personally Calyx M looks like the most complete, beautiful DAP and i hope it sounds superb too and sets a new benchmark sound wise.

 

i am all ready for M :L3000:

post #750 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

wow, so many demands for Calyx, their engineer team must be drawning with all HeadFier requests :D

 

Yes, but if they make the effort, they may also be drowning with orders/sales of the DAP, which is something I am sure will make all their hard work worth while for them!  :regular_smile :

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

for me personally Calyx M looks like the most complete, beautiful DAP and i hope it sounds superb too and sets a new benchmark sound wise.

 

i am all ready for M :L3000:

 

 

Except for not having a digital-out, I agree!

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