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  1. Dillan
    Nice review, I love a mid focused sound. Might be worth checking out for me. Thanks!
    Dillan, Jun 24, 2016
  2. BartSimpson1976
    as balanced output is generally useless (no audible advantage unless the cable is 10m or longer) it is imho stupid to make that the standard termination.
    BartSimpson1976, Jun 25, 2016
  3. Kerouac
    Ecellent (written) review! Very informative, many details on sound signature, some interesting comparisons in the same price league and some beautiful pics on top of that...   [user=421786]@BartSimpson1976[/user] have you ever heard balanced output yourself? Not that I want to open a can of worms over here (if I did, sorry for that)...but imo (to my ears) it made a huge difference (using Sony XBA-Z5 & MDR-Z7) on my Pono player. I think they chose this termination as it's possible to use a 3,5 mm regular adapter with it...wouldn't be possibe the other way around I guess, as the whole cable has to be balanced to start with.
    Kerouac, Jun 25, 2016
  4. flinkenick
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    [user=350698]@Dillan[/user] Thanks I appreciate that! The Sirius has a very nice signature that I think will be appealing for a lot of people. [user=421786]@BartSimpson1976[/user] You're referring to the balanced lines used in stage equipment, where the sending unit inverts the signal and the receiving unit sums the signals and eliminates the difference between them effectively reducing noise. That might have been the standard in 1976, but now balanced most commonly refers to the L/R separation of the channels by using a 4 pole termination instead of the standard 3 pole L/R/ground that shares a common ground. Completely separating the L/R channels most prominently affects stage dimensions and precision.
    flinkenick, Jun 25, 2016
  5. flinkenick
    [user=350698]@Dillan[/user] and [user=382079]@Kerouac[/user] Thanks I appreciate that! The Sirius has a very nice signature that I think will be appealing for a lot of people. [user=421786]@BartSimpson1976[/user] You're referring to the balanced lines used in stage equipment, where the sending unit inverts the signal and the receiving unit sums the signals and eliminates the difference between them effectively reducing noise. That might have been the standard in 1976, but now balanced most commonly refers to the L/R separation of the channels by using a 4 pole termination instead of the standard 3 pole L/R/ground that shares a common ground. Completely separating the L/R channels most prominently affects stage dimensions and precision.
    flinkenick, Jun 25, 2016
  6. BartSimpson1976
    guess it depends on implementation. In the Onkyo it might make a difference as in balanced mode both DACs are utilized and one only in SE, while e.g. in the Opus also in balanced  both DACs are used. But generally balanced is way overrated for portable use although it might not be plain BS (unlike "burning in" or cable sound)
    BartSimpson1976, Jun 25, 2016
  7. flinkenick
    Well, the two channel ES9018K2M dac used in the Onkyo is usually implemented as using one for L and R separately. So I don't know how they could only use 1 of the dacs for SE or why they would even want to implement it that way. Even more so because the dac has very little to do with balanced if anything, as the output is done by the amplifier. This is for instance evident in daps with changeable modules like the Fiio X7 and Hifiman 901S. You change the amplifier for balanced, the dac stays the same.
    flinkenick, Jun 26, 2016