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post #781 of 5495

This line out issue gets raised yet again. Let me throw out some hints as to why it may be a red herring.

 

Hint #1:

 

Quote:
 

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The DD will deliver you the most vibrant and transparent sound available on the market today.

 

People were paying close to a $1,000 for this limited edition version of the DD iDevice DAC with a military spec opamp. But it was a DAC: line out only, no volume control, intended to feed an external portable amp. So what was it doing with an opamp?

 

Hint #2:

 

Look for a high end DAC without a gain stage after the DAC chip. Even one...

 

Hint #3:

 

Go test one of those tiny Sabre-based USB DACs that outputs right of the DAC chip, e.g. the Stoner Acoustics UD100 (which I own). Ask yourself: why does this not sound so great?

 

 

No doubt, with most DAPs it is desirable to have a direct tap off the DAC chip for the line out because of the limitations in the internal amp section (i.e. distortion and/or coloring the sound) even though a proper home DAC always has a gain stage after the DAC chip. However when Calyx say that setting the volume to 100% on the M creates a true 1.25 Vrms line out, they may know what they are talking about. A big reason that the M is so exciting is that they understand Sabre implementation - that is both before and after the chip.

 

The distortion numbers as published are certainly insanely low which bodes well for this having a truly fine 1.25 Vrms line out. Time will tell.

post #782 of 5495

DD socket 1 is a design that I wish more people got the chance to test. with a little more work it has amazing potential. I like DD socket 1 more than my AK120 and AK100.

post #783 of 5495

The Calyx M will fit perfectly attached to my TU-05 tube amp :-)   Perfect size !

 

It will favorably replace in this "source" role my RWAK100, and the system will still fit inside my transportable Audio case (Calyx + TU-05 + TH-900 + Chargers/cables)..   

 

Let's just hope that the famous Line-Out is really really "clean"  :D

 

 

 

 


Edited by bmichels - 2/6/14 at 2:23am
post #784 of 5495

You have a killer setup, enjoy it good sire.

post #785 of 5495

bmichels, that is a nice looking rig. You just have to wait another couple of months.... :-)

post #786 of 5495
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

bmichels, that is a nice looking rig. You just have to wait another couple of months.... :-)

thanks

 

in the mean time, I MOD my Amp to "upgrade" it with an XLR output :-)

 

 

 

 

post #787 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Andykong View Post
 

 

Can you please make your last statement and let go on this digital out subject? 

 

It actually was - hence the diversion of the topic to the newly-created thread.

post #788 of 5495
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Battery life up to 7 hours?Capacity of 2100 mhA for a 4.65 screen even Oled is not enough.
My S2 modified has a 4.3 inch screen Amoled + and 2000 mhA battery.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/630#post_10229672

post #789 of 5495
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

thanks

in the mean time, I MOD my Amp to "upgrade" it with an XLR output :-)


 



 

Kickass rig, I hope you don't fly bringing that rig along. Might give airport security some scare smily_headphones1.gif
post #790 of 5495
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

The Calyx M will fit perfectly attached to my TU-05 tube amp :-)   Perfect size !

It will favorably replace in this "source" role my RWAK100, and the system will still fit inside my transportable Audio case (Calyx + TU-05 + TH-900 + Chargers/cables)..   

Let's just hope that the famous Line-Out is really really "clean"  biggrin.gif






 


This is insane! You'd setup a one hell of the semi portable rig. So you earn the title "headphoneus semi portableus prolificus".biggrin.gif
post #791 of 5495

^^ on one end... Sweat set-up! :gs1000smile:

 

on the other end of the spectrum, I already have a target in my back thanks to my many doppelgangers that seem to exist everywhere I go! If I dare exit the living quarters with such a rig I'd be mugging target number 1. :biggrin:

post #792 of 5495
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Originally Posted by D3Seeker View Post
 

^^ on one end... Sweat set-up! :gs1000smile:

 

on the other end of the spectrum, I already have a target in my back thanks to my many doppelgangers that seem to exist everywhere I go! If I dare exit the living quarters with such a rig I'd be mugging target number 1. :biggrin:

 

Maybe you should carry a dummy DAP for the muggers, and keep your real DAP somewhere less obvious :biggrin:

post #793 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

Maybe you should carry a dummy DAP for the muggers, and keep your real DAP somewhere less obvious :biggrin:


Muggers would be afraid of someone who carries a suitcase to listen to music.

post #794 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post
 


Muggers would be afraid of someone who carries a suitcase to listen to music.

LOL

post #795 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Muggers would be afraid of someone who carries a suitcase to listen to music.

true....And he would think what in the planet he is whos crossing my line.....thinking that the person who carries that case is a smart pro...LOL.
and keep his ar*e away. wink.gif he can walk into any alley in NYC or any streets of detroit or camden.
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