Search results
  1. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Gold (X)

    Thanks. I will contact them.
  2. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Gold (X)

    Yes, I can help with that. PM me. First time I've heard about one squealing. The manuf may ask for it back, if you are willing, to check it out.
  3. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Gold (X)

    Answers to Rattle and Zachik. The LP DAC uses an AK4499 4ch Chip. It will, obviously, be balanced with the expected complement of ins and outs. It will also, obviously, be in the same type enclosure for stacking. :) As for LAuX and DAC output, I think this is a real estate issue. The rear...
  4. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    This is a real PITA, I know. I am surprised though bc I know how these things are tested. A dead brick should never get through the process. It's just too difficult. Hmmmmmm
  5. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    It is ok to go the other direction, SE to Bal so long as it's wired right. :smile_phones:
  6. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Hello folks. I'd like to address the possibility that some owners are thinking of using the 4 pin XLR output as a 3 pin TRS by tying two of the pins together as a common ground. If you are thinking about doing this DO NOT DO IT. EVER. The balanced outputs are two floating outputs with pos and...
  7. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Spark - By Alex Cavalli

    Sorry, wrong thread. :smile_phones:
  8. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    It is not intentional so much as normal. What happens between RCA and Bal depends on the outputs of your source. Let's say a DAC. On most Bal DACs the Bal out is effectively twice the output of the RCA. But, some DACs the Bal and RCA are at the same level. The LP SE In has a phase splitter...
  9. runeight

    Liquid Platinum Tube Rollers.

    I've been here for a while, I just don't post that much and generally only if I think I can actually add some value. :)
  10. runeight

    Liquid Platinum Tube Rollers.

    Well, of course, that's a given. I'm just giving you guys data. :)
  11. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Even though the pcc88s will operate at 6.3V (because their cathodes do heat up) does NOT mean that they can be biased properly by the LP. In order to get the cathode current it needs to see from a cooler cathode the LP will have to increase the plate voltage. The servo can do this but will max...
  12. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Spark - By Alex Cavalli

    Not in the US that I know about. Maybe MP can put you in touch with US manuf office to get a new one??
  13. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Spark - By Alex Cavalli

    Yeah, that just sounds like a defective unit. So far as I know there have been a few, but not that many of them. It is a pain though. I know. :triportsad:
  14. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Spark - By Alex Cavalli

    Hi. Just for my own edification, what exactly is it doing? Does the red light not come on when you push in the power button? Or does it turn on but not connect to the headphones?
  15. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Have any of the MP customer service people tried to diagnose the problem with you? It is extraordinarily unlikely that two amps in a row would fail like this. When you say they are not starting, what exactly are they doing?
  16. runeight

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    Hey folks, I would like to add a slight word of caution............ All of the SMPS Cavalli amps rely to more or less degree on the current limiting characteristics of the supplied SMPS. I your LPS has huge capacitors at its output or does not properly current limit you run the risk of blowing...
  17. runeight

    Liquid Platinum Tube Rollers.

    DO NOT use anything that takes more than 350mA heater current. If you do you might see longer term problems. The DC/DC converter that supplies the heater current has a MAX of 400mA. If you draw close to this or any more than this that converter is at risk. 350mA MAX protects the other parts of...
  18. runeight

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    As you can see I thought I was in the Platinum thread, but the same analysis still roughly applies. I'll be back.....
  19. runeight

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    Well, first, to repeat perhaps too many times, I can't speak for MP and their warranty policies. :) But, the LP is not really designed to handle a tube which, IIRC, has an op point so far from 6922. My guess is that if the LP could bring itself to a proper operating point (meaning basically...
  20. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Thanks for the replies. If you are using a passive attenuator or plan to use one I think you should just keep on that path. In the meantime I will think on how to do the active attenuator.
  21. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Also, the Platinum is a particular type of hybrid and this "difference" is what gives it much of its SQ. Most hybrids (but not all) have a front end tube stage (which makes the gain) which is capacitor coupled to a SS output stage (often unity gain) which provides the power output for the...
  22. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Hey gents, I have a thought for all of you and would like to have some feedback from those who have very hot sources and need attenuation. I know that some of you are using some kind of passive attenuation. In general, pure passive attenuation can affect the SQ because of the resistance...
  23. runeight

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    It is a simple pass through. The RCA inputs are hard-wired together.
Top