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post #466 of 2554
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Originally Posted by MLGrado View Post
 

 

I understand your concern completely.  

 

But again, on my headphones, it is barely notable.  So much, that I had never even noticed the sleep mode issue.  


Same here - I mean, you just rotate the knob to turn it on, so the volume would be very low when this "massive" power-on pop occurs.  I hear what you're talking about, but it occurs within a second or so after I turn the unit on, and the volume is very low at that point, so just sounds like (basically) putting the needle down on an LP; i.e., a slight pop, but certainly nothing to worry about.

 

I've never noticed the sleep mode thing, either - either mine doesn't do that, or my listening habits are such that I never hit the power down condition.

post #467 of 2554
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hahahaha it's nice to ask and I am going to for myself.
But please keep in mind I am locked out of the main Hugo thread for saying what I feel. And I line the Hugo and use it daily.
It's pretty good but some feel it's the best or should be said as such all the time.
So when I do and hear it. Pm me and I will say how I feel but post your self.
My intent is not to hurt vendors or product. I really do mean this but some others apparently do not like my views or suggestions.

Al

I trust your honesty.

And i think everyone should be able to say whatever they think on head- fi without being locked out of threads.

post #468 of 2554
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Originally Posted by jhwalker View Post
 


Same here - I mean, you just rotate the knob to turn it on, so the volume would be very low when this "massive" power-on pop occurs.  I hear what you're talking about, but it occurs within a second or so after I turn the unit on, and the volume is very low at that point, so just sounds like (basically) putting the needle down on an LP; i.e., a slight pop, but certainly nothing to worry about.

 

I've never noticed the sleep mode thing, either - either mine doesn't do that, or my listening habits are such that I never hit the power down condition.

 

EDITED... Sorry.. see post below.  


Edited by MLGrado - 8/20/14 at 4:50pm
post #469 of 2554
Thread Starter 

AHA!

 

I get it now.  Just witnessed it go into sleep mode.  The light turned blue. Yes, the same pop as happens when turning on/off. 

 

Interesting, I had never noticed this before!  Indeed, if this pop is very loud for you, then it would be a concern.  But again, it is almost unworth mentioning here.  Just a very, very low level blip, indeed very much like a needle drop on an album.

post #470 of 2554
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Originally Posted by MLGrado View Post

AHA!

Just a very, very low level blip, indeed very much like a needle drop on an album.

OMG even the iFi audio effects are analog sounding! Sublime.
;-)
post #471 of 2554
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hahahaha it's nice to ask and I am going to for myself.
But please keep in mind I am locked out of the main Hugo thread for saying what I feel. And I line the Hugo and use it daily.
It's pretty good but some feel it's the best or should be said as such all the time.
So when I do and hear it. Pm me and I will say how I feel but post your self.
My intent is not to hurt vendors or product. I really do mean this but some others apparently do not like my views or suggestions.

Al

 

 

Hi Al.

 

Feel free to express your opinions here!  I actually just got off the phone with who I believe is a mutual friend.   He had some interesting things to say!!  I hope you feel free to express interesting things as well!! 

 

Welcome!

 

Andrew

post #472 of 2554
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post


OMG even the iFi audio effects are analog sounding! Sublime.
;-)

 

HMMM... i never thought of the blip as sublime, but hey whatever!  lol... rather actually, innocuous!  

 

That said, if others are having a problem that isn't so innocuous, I believe them.  Opening a ticket with iFi is of course, the thing to do ;)  

post #473 of 2554
Can someone confirm it working with onkyo hf and the camera adaptor for apple. I currently use that setup a hugo.
It's already ordered anyway but would like to know.
Please keep something in mind. I have no claim to fame and I am not pro reviewer
And beyond that I have had enough headaches here because of things I have pointed out. We all must remember this about me or others who post views and make claims .
Beyond that this site and all,others must have venders to pay the bills. And even though this conflicts sometimes no one here has ever told me I could not post my views.
But my arguing my beliefs is what I feel I do wrong. So when I receive it , I will post something but again it's just a choice as in mine .
But thanks all for asking and understanding me or trying too.

Al
post #474 of 2554
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Originally Posted by MLGrado View Post
 

 

HMMM... i never thought of the blip as sublime, but hey whatever!  lol... rather actually, innocuous!  

 

That said, if others are having a problem that isn't so innocuous, I believe them.  Opening a ticket with iFi is of course, the thing to do ;)  

 

Yes, I have a ticket pending. The pop is ear-splitting for me, regardless of volume setting or any other settings (except for the IEM sensitivity switch, but I'm running full-size headphones, not IEMs). My terrible luck with DACs continues, I guess. :(

post #475 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post
 

 

Yes, I have a ticket pending. The pop is ear-splitting for me, regardless of volume setting or any other settings (except for the IEM sensitivity switch, but I'm running full-size headphones, not IEMs). My terrible luck with DACs continues, I guess. :(

 

yeah, ear splitting would be a problem.  Nothing like that here.  

 

unfortunate, but things like this happen with the very first run off the product line.  

 

The fortunate thing is iFi has top notch support. Good luck!

post #476 of 2554
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Can someone confirm it working with onkyo hf and the camera adaptor for apple. I currently use that setup a hugo.

Al

Yup, my iPhone and iPad with Onkyo HD and CCK cable to micro iDSD works great.
That is my nightly setup.
Plays DSD files well, believe Onkyo can only up sample PCM to 192kHz.
post #477 of 2554
Thread Starter 

I have been continuing my experiment with sensitivity and power settings.  

 

I have settled on "High Sensitivity" and "Normal" power for the headphone output.  

 

The result is a bit more presence and fullness in the midrange, and notably tighter and punchier bass.  

 

 

If you are feeling that the headphone out is a little light in the bass dept, I encourage you to try higher power settings countered by "High" or "Ultra" sensitivity, if necessary.

 

This is even if you are using full size headphones.  I believe that I am getting the very best sound out of my Grado RS1's with the above settings.  Of course results will vary wildly with different headphones, but, I suggest you give it a try!


Edited by MLGrado - 8/20/14 at 5:35pm
post #478 of 2554
Thanks man I wanted to read that. Very cool. Regarding the up sampling I am of the club not to. Pcm and dsd sound different period. I like for me things as hay are.
I did try a few times to ups ample for myself and by request for me to tell them what I hear. It's not good for me. Pcm is hard compared to dsd being a little fluffy. For what it's worth some recording just sounds as is. Although I am a big fan of dsd , up sampling pcm just kills it for me.
Does anyone have a aps server and running the DAC in this thread . I have a few of them it makes an amazing improvement in the dacs .
Also does the ifi dsd micro have a analog input ??

Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 8/20/14 at 5:27pm
post #479 of 2554
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Also does the ifi dsd micro have a analog input ??

Al

Yes it does on the front between the two switches 3.5mm A real Swiss army type of a DAC.

post #480 of 2554
A friend told me this DAC was designed by asking question to groups . Is this true ? It dies to have all the stuff , where most miss something or Another. I was also told in dsd it's a low pass filter as it bypasses the chips inside for pcm ?

Al
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