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post #46 of 280
Press the volume knob into the unit and hold it when turning on the unit and it will bring up the menu to change options.
post #47 of 280
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Press the volume knob into the unit and hold it when turning on the unit and it will bring up the menu to change options.

 

No love :(

 

EDIT: wait, I found it. I powered down the unit with the power switch at the back, then held down the volume knob when turning it on. Neat!

 

Thanks!

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Mini-I normal does not have options 4 and 5.

Pre1 = both outputs hot
Pre2 = mute inactive
DAC = HP output disabled
Edited by Maxvla - 2/12/14 at 5:43pm
post #49 of 280

 

 

Edit: Lol, great minds think alike.

 

"Rolloff" and "Filter"? Any idea? It seems a little vague.. 

post #50 of 280
Btw, MC377 means Apple Remote.
post #51 of 280
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

You can either set it as a DAC only, meaning headphone output is disabled, or have it mute whichever is inactive, or you can have both active at the same time. When using the mute whichever is inactive mode, it will remember the volume at which it was muted independently. So if you have sensitive headphones with the volume set to -40dB and active monitors that need it at -10dB, you can switch back and forth without blowing your headphones.

Awesome. I might just go on and pull the trigger on these. Will be pairing with my HD650 and AirMotiv 5 Monitors :D

post #52 of 280

It pairs with the HD600 beautifully! 

 

(@Maxvla I'd love to see that custom black HD800 - where does one get something like that done?)

post #53 of 280
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

It pairs with the HD600 beautifully! 

 

(@Maxvla I'd love to see that custom black HD800 - where does one get something like that done?)

Colorware: http://www.colorware.com/p-289-sennheiser-hd-800.aspx

 

@Maxvla: looking forward to your x-sabre vs mini-i pro impressions, if you are planning to write something up :)

post #54 of 280
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Originally Posted by Jd007 View Post
 

Colorware: http://www.colorware.com/p-289-sennheiser-hd-800.aspx

 

@Maxvla: looking forward to your x-sabre vs mini-i pro impressions, if you are planning to write something up :)

 

big x2  (along with pro vs new AD1955 version)


Edited by Hellenback - 2/12/14 at 6:42pm
post #55 of 280
Just hooked up a Mini-I Pro to my Fostex TH900's, and so far so good. It's handling any file I throw at it, and initial impression is very positive. Good soundstage and very dynamic.
post #56 of 280
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Originally Posted by floydfan33 View Post

Just hooked up a Mini-I Pro to my Fostex TH900's, and so far so good. It's handling any file I throw at it, and initial impression is very positive. Good soundstage and very dynamic.

That's great to hear. How do you compare how they drive to your other amps?

post #57 of 280
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Originally Posted by ImToeKnee View Post

That's great to hear. How do you compare how they drive to your other amps?

Still early, but here it goes. All comparisons with TH900

Vs Teac UD501 amp stage

- much more volume. UD501 at full volume = Matrix Mini-I Pro @ 50%
- soundstage about the same (and the UD501 was good).
- more bass impact with the Matrix.
- Matrix is a little brighter, but not uncomfortably so
- remote is a nice addition

Vs Burson Soloist

- nice to have a a stepless vs stepped volume pot
- Burson has more forward midrange. Matrix isn't recessed, but vocals do pull back a little
- Burson produced more low bass with the TH900.
- soundstage seemed "taller" with the Burson, but about the same width.
- Burson has better detail retrieval, and instrument separation.

Honestly, as a one piece solution, at the price it's a pretty compelling package. The TH900 is pretty easy to drive, but so far, the Mini-I pro seems like a good match.
post #58 of 280
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Originally Posted by floydfan3

Still early, but here it goes. All comparisons with TH900

Vs Teac UD501 amp stage

- much more volume. UD501 at full volume = Matrix Mini-I Pro @ 50%
- soundstage about the same (and the UD501 was good).
- more bass impact with the Matrix.
- Matrix is a little brighter, but not uncomfortably so
- remote is a nice addition

Vs Burson Soloist

- nice to have a a stepless vs stepped volume pot
- Burson has more forward midrange. Matrix isn't recessed, but vocals do pull back a little
- Burson produced more low bass with the TH900.
- soundstage seemed "taller" with the Burson, but about the same width.
- Burson has better detail retrieval, and instrument separation.

Honestly, as a one piece solution, at the price it's a pretty compelling package. The TH900 is pretty easy to drive, but so far, the Mini-I pro seems like a good match.

 

Thanks for the comparisons! So far everything about this combo looks fantastic.

post #59 of 280
I will be doing a review of both units, yes. I have a problem with my Pro that I am waiting for word from Matrix in China about before I continue.
post #60 of 280

Maxvla

 

How does the Matrix Mini-i Pro sound with the Sennheiser HD 800? Does it drive them okay? Just pulled the trigger on the black Matrix Mini-i Pro and now looking at the Sennheiser HD 800 from Colorware all in DIAMOND METALLIC (WHITE Matte)

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