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post #4606 of 5499

Yes for balanced, not exactly sure about the (true) LO part.

 

Technically speaking, that kinda LO ain't really considered TRUE even if that were precisely 4V via those XLR outputs.

 

Hardware mod by Vinnie should be much closer to true LO and that's less debatable IMHO.

post #4607 of 5499

I got this cable built for 100usd

post #4608 of 5499
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Originally Posted by nevin View Post
 

That's pretty true for everything. Try to move your hand for 10% of 1 meter; now try to move your hand for 10% for 1cm? It would be harder if we're going for accuracy. Noise will be also a problem when the volume is smaller.

Yeah true, and I agree with your analogy :)

post #4609 of 5499
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

PEF11-AK-BALANCED-CABLE for 750 bucks

 

http://www.iriver.jp/information/entry_759.php

 

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140730_659871.html

 

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Wow! This looks good but the price is WTF man! lol!

post #4610 of 5499

supposed to be Mundorf 99% silver 1% gold, neutrik xlr connectors...

 

cables are always wtf

post #4611 of 5499
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

Yes for balanced, not exactly sure about the (true) LO part.

 

Technically speaking, that kinda LO ain't really considered TRUE even if that were precisely 4V via those XLR outputs.

 

Hardware mod by Vinnie should be much closer to true LO and that's less debatable IMHO.


it isn't and it is 2.3Vrms..I am not sure if RWAK240+ could set to 4V. I just paid 100usd to build a cable for experiment but definitely it is not a 750usd "fun".... the AK240 is not built for such analog line out purpose. it is fun and good sounding as an all-in-one DAP for iems.

post #4612 of 5499

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_mundorf.html

 

http://www.frequenzweichenshop.de/shop/category_8/Mundorf-Silvergold-HIFI-Kabel-_-cable.html

 

Yeah, getting 1.1 * 2 = 2.2m bulk wire of flagship Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 from official dealer in SSP would cost just a bit more than 750 bucks. Then we could even upgrade both 2.5-mm + 3.5-mm connectors to latest ones from Ranko as well. Maybe total is 1,000 bucks or so.

post #4613 of 5499
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

CHG, I think the combo of the 435, AK240 and silver cable may have been too much transparency rolled into one. Perhaps try the 435 with a copper cable? That's one of the combos I use. smily_headphones1.gif

Hello Kiats, Thanks a lot for the advice. I got my copper cable reterminated to 2.5mm trrs tonite. Copper cable tamed the treble noticeably. Unfortunately, i still do not agree with how the drum sound gets reproduced on the c435. I think the ak240 and c435 secretly hate each other.
post #4614 of 5499
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Hello Kiats, Thanks a lot for the advice. I got my copper cable reterminated to 2.5mm trrs tonite. Copper cable tamed the treble noticeably. Unfortunately, i still do not agree with how the drum sound gets reproduced on the c435. I think the ak240 and c435 secretly hate each other.[/quote

Ah... There can only be one Prima Donna...
post #4615 of 5499
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

PEF11-AK-BALANCED-CABLE for 750 bucks

 

http://www.iriver.jp/information/entry_759.php

 

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140730_659871.html

 

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Volume control from the 240?

post #4616 of 5499
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

I got this cable built for 100usd

Do you control the volume on the 240 with this set up?

post #4617 of 5499
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post



I got this cable built for 100usd

Great looking cable, who made it for you??
post #4618 of 5499
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

Do you control the volume on the 240 with this set up?


I switch on line out and balance out in the setting menu, then max out the vol. the vol control is done using the integrated amp... you can take mine to try when you have time...

post #4619 of 5499
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post


Great looking cable, who made it for you??


a local shop in Hong Kong that makes the 2.5mm trrs to 3.5 mm trs adapters below:

 

post #4620 of 5499
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_mundorf.html

 

http://www.frequenzweichenshop.de/shop/category_8/Mundorf-Silvergold-HIFI-Kabel-_-cable.html

 

Yeah, getting 1.1 * 2 = 2.2m bulk wire of flagship Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 from official dealer in SSP would cost just a bit more than 750 bucks. Then we could even upgrade both 2.5-mm + 3.5-mm connectors to latest ones from Ranko as well. Maybe total is 1,000 bucks or so.


hehe, you may upset a few people if you reveal the cost of cables...

 

regarding the DIY approach using Wireworld Platinum, I am just little worried unless we definitely know what WW would work very well in our systems..... if not, the investment may gone to waste ... perhaps its safer to invest in brand names like Kondo, Siltech, Nordost for a higher chance for resell (well, thats just me with limited fund talking...)

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