Originally Posted by harmonix
You probably did this but at the risk of being redundant: a) You changed line mode from variable to fixed? b) You also twiddled around with line output level between low and high?
Yes, although with the balanced output transformers installed you cannot select variable mode neither can you output via the RCA terminals. Balanced only. I also noticed that there was hardly any difference changing the line output between low and high. Strange.
No matter until this gets sorted out its a no go, so the Kalliope is back in, useful though to have spent a day listening to the headphone out, there is not enough gain to drive the Abyss properly and there is also not enough current to drive the HE-1000 correctly either. They do sound good but so much better when driven by the 234's you get a sense of limitless power which you do not have using the headphone out. Could I live with the headphone out, yes with the HE-1000's I could, however I would be limited by future headphone choices.
Nagra tech have not responded yet, the issue has to be with the balanced outputs, I refuse to accept that is how it is supposed to sound, then why does the headphone output sound so completely different?
With the Nagra came instructions for adding the board so hopefully worse case scenario I can remove it so this problem can be troubleshooted. Has anyone else got the balanced transformers installed?