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    Dock for iPhone to bypass internal dac

    I'm aware of the camera adapter but is there a dock that has this all in one neat package? Basically I want to use my iPhone as a source for centrance dacmini, so lightening to USB A to USB B into my dacmini. I found this mess (attached photo) on the internet for reference
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    Identical sound signature to the ah-d1100 Denons?

    Helps immensely. Thank you! The build quality on those Denons were atrocious. I'll look into one of the aboves.
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    CEntrance DACmini DAC/Amplifier Official Thread

    Thanks, fellas!   I've been rolling with my Denon D2000s for a long time and felt a nice change of pace would be nice with the more open design of the HD600s.   I'll do a mini-review when I score a pair!
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    CEntrance DACmini DAC/Amplifier Official Thread

    So I got the 1 ohm mod a long time ago:   "Headphone Linearity" Mod (1 Ohm output) DACmini CX stock unit comes with 10 Ohm headphone output impedance. To our ears, it offers the most musical, transparent sound. Users have described it as "warm" and "analog-like". However we can lower...
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    Any opinions / reviews on the new McIntosh D100?

      agreed.  $2500 isn't cheap, but for McIntosh you'd figure they'd try to charge 5000+.  I love the look of their components but they're so overpriced for the most part that it's comical.
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    Denon D2000/D5000, MD2000/MD5000 Thread!

    I couldn't find a thread about it, but how are the new Denons?   I still listen to my D2000s nearly everyday.  After pairing it with Centrance DacMini withe 1 Ohm mod, I haven't looked back.   How do the new ones compare?  If I had the money, I'd get my D2000s modded with wooden cups and such.
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    Denon 1100 best bargin?

    Quote:   considering mine cracked at a stress point, I think it's safe to say the D1100s were not designed with durablilty in mind.
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    CEntrance DACmini DAC/Amplifier Official Thread

    Quote:   woot!   glad you enjoyed it!     I was a tad bit overweight back then, kind of hard to believe, but In a few months I will have had it for 2 years and I still use it.  
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    CEntrance DACmini DAC/Amplifier Official Thread

    biggest con for those looking to purchase a DACmini: There's a big big big chance you'll find yourself coming to this site less often ... yeah, that's a veiled pro, but I haven't felt the need to sell and upgrade at all since buying it.  My D2000s sound fantastic on it.   The only thing I...
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    Which tube amp under $200 for Q701 and SR325is

    If you're looking for a tube amp, I wouldn't get the LDI+ as it's a hybrid.  It sounds nice, but it's not a tube amp.   Personally I loved the LDI+ when I had it but felt that the pot was kind of ... junky.  The sound was nice on the other hand.  But it's not a true tube amp.
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    Denon 1100 best bargin?

    I think so. It has a premium sound and requires NO amp. How can that be beat? It has a very full size sound to it. Now, they don't sound like the refined full sized big boys, but as a potable it has a meaty, fun BUT clear sound. Cons: Not for vocals or bass light recordings. Some rock...
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    Vote: DACMini Vs. HA-160D

    I can't speak for the Burson, but I've had my Dacmini now for a year and I can't part with it for even a day.   It makes music sound exactly how I'd expect it to sound and coming home after a long day of work and having a long listening session to decompress is one of the things I do not...
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    K702's or Schiit Asgard first

    Quote:   Do you mean rock isn't or just metal?  I wanted the Q701s to have an alternative to my D2000s when I listen to female vocals and/or rock songs.
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    Do the Sennheiser 650s compliment the Denon D2000s well?

    Quote:   I used to own the 225s.  I got tired of them after a while, same for the 125s.  I think the problem is I don't like on ear headphones.  
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    Do the Sennheiser 650s compliment the Denon D2000s well?

    I was looking for a Yin/Yang kind of comparison.  I use the Denons for my Punk/New Wave/80s stuff, but I was looking for something that pairs better with Rock and Vocals.   Any advice?   Anyone know where to score them cheap?   Thanks, in advance.