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  1. wasp131

    Mini Dac TDA1543 X 4 NOS

    @Lumos.   You cannot connect your HP's directly to this DAC. The DAC must be connected to an amplifier,then your HP's plug into the amplifier.  
  2. wasp131

    Mini Dac TDA1543 X 4 NOS

    @Virgo, I would'nt bother with the silmic II,I have both the original and the silmicII versions,I really like the original but the silmicII was a disappointment to me, it has a larger soundstage and a nice open sounding top end but the bass was a bit of a mess,soft and flabby sounding...
  3. wasp131

    Mini Dac TDA1543 X 4 NOS

    Any of you guys had this dac die using an after market psu? When i first got one of these several months ago, it ran warm/hot with the original psu,which later died after 2 weeks use(left on 24/7). I then replaced it with a maplins 12v psu ,since then it never gets more than warm to touch...
  4. wasp131

    La Figaro 339

    Langrex have 5998's ,bit pricey though,   http://cgi.ebay.ie/5998-JAN-TUNG-SOL-NOS-/310296108322
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    Mini Dac TDA1543 X 4 NOS

    Hi scottiebabie,I think you misunderstand what that cap does in this circuit, Im no electrical engineer but from what i have read the cap is there to filter/block any dc voltage from reaching your amp, The signal is ac voltage,but can have some dc voltage polluting the ac signal and the caps...
  6. wasp131

    Stylus Cleaning with a Q-Tip and Isopropyl Alcohol -- Terrible Idea?

    Use a small brush. i.d say a cotton swab is a definite no-no,if it snags the stylus (needle) ,it wont be pretty.
  7. wasp131

    Attack of the Beyers !!??

    Quote: x2
  8. wasp131

    Got me some cheap Jecklin Float Model Ones...

    Stat version just showed up on ebay if you're still interested,   http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230554774606&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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    Got me some cheap Jecklin Float Model Ones...

    I know there will be a set of jecklin stats on ebay in a week or two ,doubt they will be cheap though. A friend of mine is selling them,he recently had them rebuilt in switzerland.
  10. wasp131

    DT880 - how can I tell which model it is just by visual?

    http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/487623/i-jus-got-the-dt990-600-ohm   this thread may help.
  11. wasp131

    Dacmagic question

    I agree with playbuoy,the dacmagic's usb input is dull and flat sounding, spdif and toslink input is far superior. if you intend to just use the usb input you should look elsewhere.
  12. wasp131

    Cleaned tube pins with DeoxIT...

    Quote: Only the well off! Its cheaper to become an alcoholic these days . Unfortunately i don't drink.
  13. wasp131

    Essence STX into dedicated AMP, two problems. ran out of options.

    I had a popping problem when i first got mine, turned out to be poor contact in the opamp sockets, Just pop out the 3 opamps clean the "legs" and be sure to check the sockets, I found a picture online (cant find it now),and the bottom corner of one of the sockets was actually rusty red...
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    Proof of burn in? Or differences between old/new HD650s? Or both?

    I have the older "black" driver pair, and the newer "white driver" pair. They do sound different from each other,the newer pair sound a fair bit brighter than the old darker sounding pair. IMHO ,no amount of burn in will make them match each other and sound balanced. best buy another...
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    The Xonar Essence STX Q/A, tweaking, impressions thread

    the virtual volume knob in Xonar Audio Center will not work with  the beta driver,its not supposed to. if not outputting to a separate amp ,foobar's volume control is all you will have.
  16. wasp131

    The Xonar Essence STX Q/A, tweaking, impressions thread

    Im hearing a big improvement too,im using spdif out to my dacmagic/dv337/dt990 600ohm ,sounds much cleaner and better focused than with the old drivers,(this is using flac on win xp).   I did notice opening things like windows control panel while foobar is playing results in a considerable...
  17. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Quote:   Sorry xnor ,i just reread you're post identifiying them as zener diodes, when you wrote zener, i did'nt automatically think diode,i only mentioned they might be diodes because they look like the ones in a radio kit i built as a kid.  
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    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Quote: thx,znor ,but my cans don't have the diodes,lxxl is trying to help me find out if my cans are 600 ohm as they have no markings on them, the picture is of lxxl's 600 ohm dt990's that have diodes, as do his dt880 600 ohm,my pair don't have them so i was thinking they were the 250...
  19. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Quote: So the diodes are for protection, rather than impedance matching as resistors are used for. Sorry but i left school decades ago.
  20. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Im just saying you're cans have 600 ohms written on them ,im having to work at it to find out.you had it easy .
  21. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Quote: Im not electrically conversant, but could those resistors be diodes?.
  22. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    Quote: some people have got it easy .
  23. wasp131

    I jus got the DT990 600 ohm

    I just measured as you suggested xnor,reading says 598 ohms,if its right, what could be going on here as far as the resistors are concerned.
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