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  1. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    "I have some batteries that are 10 years old but leave them stored at around 80% (a guess on % but it works) and I don't just keep something on charge all the time as I have found it shortens the battery life." Yeah, I know this is generally true but don't usually do it because it's just too...
  2. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Thanks! Is keeping it plugged in permanently a problem or are the batteries just known to die like this? I haven't had cellphone batteries swell on me when dying before, they just sort of...stop holding a charge, gradually.
  3. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Hey folks! So I've been very happy with my DX200 since I bought it...except that I just popped it out of the case to eject the SD card, and it did this: I don't think that's meant to happen, right? :) I've used it almost exclusively as a desktop player, it's plugged into the charger pretty...
  4. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Huh, crazy. Has anyone measured it to see how much power it can actually put out at 16 and 13 ohms? It just seems like such a massive dropoff. (Note there's a measurement-based review of the Fulla 2 on a site which is...not exactly popular around here which makes it look like the Fulla 2 has a...
  5. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Basically, yes, but it's worth bearing in mind that this *alone* isn't a problem. Some headphones need more juice than others. If your amp can provide enough juice to make them play as loud as you like, without audible problems, it really doesn't matter what number or dial position the volume...
  6. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    That sounds pretty crazy, if it somehow dropped off that much in power between 16 and 13 ohms - as we figured out the AFCs need way less than 550mW...since bearFNF isn't having the same problem maybe you just got a bad unit or something? I dunno.
  7. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Well, it makes things simpler :p If you're dealing with headphones where it's *not* flat, I think - per nwavguy again - the conservative thing to do is base your calculations off the *highest* measured impedance. So e.g. for a pair of HD800s, you'd wanna base your calculations off the peak...
  8. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    fwiw, 16 and 13 are sufficiently close that I'd just use the number with a bit of padding...so long as the spec says it outputs a bit more power than you need at 16ohm you're almost certainly gonna be fine :). edit: sorry for all the edits, it's late and I was misremembering / mixing up some...
  9. AdamWill

    Another vancouver meet?

    Thanks a lot! They'll do cable re-terminations?
  10. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Dunno, I hadn't looked extensively into specs yet. The ones I was initially thinking of were pretty much the ones I mentioned in my post - Cayin iDAC-6 (because it's well-reviewed and available locally for a good price) and Schiit Bifrost / Gungnir (as they seem to be the hot things around here...
  11. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Yes, thanks for the reply - it's just that as you spoke in general terms, I wasn't sure if you were considering only the DAC stage as I asked. If the DX200 as a DAC stands up to your LKS004, that suggests that it's a pretty respectable midrange DAC even by desktop standards, since the LKS004 is...
  12. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    And yet your reply is twice as long, but missed the point of the question ;) I wanted to compare DX200 to desktop *only considering the DAC stage* - not amplification. I'm considering the possibility of using the DX200 as a source/DAC stage for a desktop setup, with a separate desktop amp.
  13. AdamWill

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Hey, folks. I'm playing around with my setups at the moment, and thought I'd ask for opinions on something in particular: the DX200 DAC stage vs. desktop DACs. I can see where a desktop amp is always going to have the potential to be better than a portable one - space and AC power availability...
  14. AdamWill

    Another vancouver meet?

    hey folks, quick thread hijack - is anyone in town handy with the ol' soldering iron, or know someone who is? I might want to get some cables reterminated and I am absolutely *not* soldering iron certified myself :P
  15. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    In case it helps, I've been looking into that (as I may soon wind up with two pairs of headphones with 4XLR termination, and a DAP with 4.4mm headphone port...) and you can find this kind of adapter on ebay/amazon/aliexpress for $30-$50...
  16. AdamWill

    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    IMHO the difference is obvious. I'm not one of those folks who claims to be able to hear the difference between two nigh-on identical cables in three seconds flat, but I don't have any difficulty hearing the difference between AFC and AFO, and I don't think anyone would, truly. I demo'ed them...
  17. AdamWill

    MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open - Impressions Thread

    Hey folks! Just wanted to check into this thread quickly. After years more or less away from here (being happy with my setup) I was looking for some new headphones that'd be more comfortable than my HF-1s and pleasant for long sessions and classical music...I tested the AFOs against the AFCs and...
  18. AdamWill

    New asound.state for AV-710 under Linux

    just dropping by to say I can't help any more with this topic as my setup moved on a while ago: I now run an external DAC (Firestone Spitfire). I did this from the optical output of the AV710 for a while, now I use a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage USB (because I switched to a laptop), which works...
  19. AdamWill

    Any anime series that you've been enjoying?

    As I understand it, Mai Otome is supposed to be the My HiME characters in a completely new story with no continuity (as the comics geeks put it) - it's not "ten years after" My HiME or anything like that. You can assume the same _emotional_ relationships, since they're a product of character not...
  20. AdamWill

    Smart Phones

    ed: most treo crashes (and palm products in general) are caused by dodgy third-party software - PalmOS is a very primitive operating system with no memory protection, so a bad app can easily bring down the whole system over and over. My Treo (600) crashes a lot with some third party apps...
  21. AdamWill

    What's your favorite OS?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Snake ....the one that actually lets me get the most work done without butting my head against a brick wall. Before OSX one could say that was anything Mac but now I'll actually have to say WinXP Pro. Linux is wonderful to fool around in but actually...
  22. AdamWill

    which "Low" album to get next...

    davey: sorry, I meant Fridmann, apologies for the brain fart. I will leave the original post intact to preserve my stupidity for the ages and make sure your post continues to make sense devils: I think that's just how the band wanted the album to sound. If you've been to a live show of...
  23. AdamWill

    Did I just got bit-perfect output from Audigy NX?

    If you're passing DTS through to the receiver, you're doing nothing special at all: DTS is an encoded signal, it will _only_ go through at the correct sampling rate. You're not passing raw PCM audio at all, the soundcard is doing nothing but sending a data stream on to a DAC further down the...
  24. AdamWill

    Headphone safety puzzle

    IEMs are safer in noisy environments due to their isolation. In a quiet environment your thinking is correct, but in a noisy environment, the substantial isolation IEMs give you mean you need a much lower 'real' volume level to get the same 'perceived' volume level, as compared to open cans or...
  25. AdamWill

    Smart Phones

    Blackberry is fairly pointless unless your company / whatever runs a Blackberry email server. Treos, on the other hand, are perfectly capable of coping with normal email standards that have been around for donkey's years - I run an IMAP mailserver on my desktop PC and the Chatteremail mail...
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