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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    As many have said before. It's the best you can do at this price point. Many have stated that if they never heard better (like 5k systems), they'd be perfectly content with the Zero. It is a great little unit with upgradeable potential.
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    Tianyun Zero DAC - New 2009 Edition

    can you put the same opamp in both the dac and headphone sections?
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    Tianyun Zero DAC - New 2009 Edition

    Hey Damson. What kind of music do you typically listen to? Do you have the Zero hooked up to another amp or just straight from the headphone out? Who did you buy the unit from?
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    SRH840 impression

    I've burned them in for about 120 hours and they are still the same for rock/metal. Not the best for that genre in my opinion. I thought it was just my recordings since they sounded great for jazz r&b and all others.
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Steve The Egg How does this pair with the Denon 5000's? I'm not sure but i can tell you that it sounds quite nice with the srh840. It is by no means a 400 dollar amp/dac but you get far more than what you pay for. In addition, there are a few very easy...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    yeah volume knob does nothing on the zero. I'm assuming the compass is probably the same.
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Hm... i'm not 100% sure about the preamp features but you may want to take a look at the Nurforce icon. It goes for ~$200 and is supposed to be decent (Dues ex in this thread below is talking about using it for his rc-10 which are not powered speakers, so i'm not sure if you can use it with...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    btw koven...as to the shure srh840, i've used them on my zero dac/amp and it sounds quite nice with jazz. I've also listened to the headphones straight from my marantz avr receiver (which has a decent headphone amp built in) and it sounds nice as well.
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    I have not tested it that way but i can tell you that i've used it as a preamp to a power amplifier and it works just fine. I'm assuming that the same applies to amp'd speakers. By doing this you bypass the internal headphone amplifier (i'm 99% sure) and sending out a line level signal. In...
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    Anyone here interested in building me a starving student or minimax?

    I'm interested in a well constructed starving student or minimax. If you're prolific at building these, please pm me with pricing and pictures of your amps =) Thanks
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    SRH840 impression

    Quote: Originally Posted by dean0 ORDERED!!! from the impressions here they sound very promising indeed. Having owned the dt770pros for some time, I hope the shures deliver foward mids and less bloated bass than the beyers... but do they have the treble sparkle I do like, espesially for...
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    SRH840 impression

    Have you broken them in yet? Keep in mind they are closed cans. You're not going to get the same soundstage as an open can (and the guy sitting next to you won't be hearing what you're listening to as well) but these are pretty decent for what it is. I am really enjoying these. I've owned...
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    FS Tianyun ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp Brand New.

    Hello guys. I am selling my Tianyun ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp that I received today. Today? Yeah. I decided after i purchased it that I wanted to go down another route; Specifically, a full blown AV receiver Marantz SR7001. I just opened the beautifully packaged box and...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    I personally haven't. I don't have a voltmeter. I'm worried that i received a fake one as well. If you scroll up, you'll see a pic of the 627. Bottom line though is if you are worried, order one as the base unit, and upgrade an opamp yourself. I'm switching out the 627 anyway so... It all...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    When trying to order opamp LT1469, there are a ton of them on the website with slightly different numbers and letter configurations. Which one is the correct one?
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