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Feb 3, 2020 at 2:39 PM Post #1,096 of 2,049

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Right. DTR1 + HA-2 is it. Bye bye xCan.

Now... HA-2's low gain is quite high for easy to drive IEMs (think Acoustune 1551cu). And DTR1 can't read ReplayGain. My solution to this challenge is to apply ReplayGain while re-encoding my FLAC files. In Foobar, I've set the Preamp to -8dB.

Anyone else doing this?

PS: Where's the search in thread feature? Can't find it after the upgrade. [EDIT: found it!]
 
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Feb 3, 2020 at 2:40 PM Post #1,097 of 2,049

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Hey, my dtr1 is not starting up. Have charged it to full. But it does not start. Also when I tried charging it again, the adapter turns red. Any clue? Need help please. Thanks
 
Feb 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM Post #1,098 of 2,049

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Hey, my dtr1 is not starting up. Have charged it to full. But it does not start. Also when I tried charging it again, the adapter turns red. Any clue? Need help please. Thanks
Mmmhhh... Never happened to me... Did you turn the device off before charging it?
 
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Mmmhhh... Never happened to me... Did you turn the device off before charging it?

Hey, it just came back to life. Such a relief. I am not sure what happened there. I had to put it on charge for nearly 5 minutes, then switched it on. 100% battery. Looks good. But not sure what happened to it.
 
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Hey, my dtr1 is not starting up. Have charged it to full. But it does not start. Also when I tried charging it again, the adapter turns red. Any clue? Need help please. Thanks
There is also a reset button (hole) next to the headphone jack - I'd give that a shot as well.
 
Feb 9, 2020 at 1:39 AM Post #1,103 of 2,049

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would like to hear more about DTR1 + HA-2 + Amiron setup :)

I mostly listen to the DTR1 + Amiron. Syrupy mids, tamed treble and I like how the bass is textured. DTR1 + HA-2 + Amiron sounds a lot lot lot more vivid, detailed and nuanced. On some tracks, the Beyer treble (upper mids actually) rears its ugly head when listening at relatively high volumes.

I'm a low volume listener (ReplayGain, -8dB preamp; DTR1 high gain, volume = 20) and I can't listen very long using analytical chains so I prefer the DTR1 + Amiron. When I'm in the mood for some analytical listening, I add the HA-2 and blast my ears out.

Hope this helps.
 
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Feb 9, 2020 at 2:21 AM Post #1,104 of 2,049

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Tried loading an Ogg Vorbis track in DTR1. I can see the track using folder navigation but DTR1 displays a flashing error icon when I try to play the track.

Anyone else tried this out?
 
Feb 9, 2020 at 4:26 AM Post #1,105 of 2,049

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I mostly listen to the DTR1 + Amiron. Syrupy mids, tamed treble and I like how the bass is textured. DTR1 + HA-2 + Amiron sounds a lot lot lot more vivid, detailed and nuanced. On some tracks, the Beyer treble (upper mids actually) rears its ugly head when listening at relatively high volumes.

I'm a low volume listener (ReplayGain, -8dB preamp; DTR1 high gain, volume = 20) and I can't listen very long using analytical chains so I prefer the DTR1 + Amiron. When I'm in the mood for some analytical listening, I add the HA-2 and blast my ears out.

Hope this helps.
When having the HA-2 in the chain, does more mids/treble also mean less bass?

@F700 When listening with the Calyx M and the HA-2 you also had more mids/treble, right? What about the bass?
 
Feb 9, 2020 at 6:08 AM Post #1,107 of 2,049

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I wouldn't call it less. Controlled bass; not as loose as with DTR1 alone.
I wouldn't call the bass of the standalone DTR1 "loose" by any means, even though the HA-2 tightens it, that's true. DTR1 bass is excellent in any regard, imo.

Having owned some Beyers in the past, I really can imagine that the HA-2 might bring too much clarity or brightness into the game with the german drivers. With your setup, I most likely also would prefer the DTR1 without the amp for fatigue-free listening sessions.

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@noplsestar: I gave the Calyx M and the HA-2 a second shoot this morning. Oh boy, I start to like this combo more and more. Me and my bias about double-amping, we have a pretty hard time now... I have learned something in the process...

The bass tightens here also. It becomes slightly quicker and less dense, but remains powerful and deep. You lose a bit of the analog feeling coming from the standalone Calyx M. I actually think that Calyx M/HA-2 could be better for Electronic and bass-oriented styles, but standalone Calyx M remains the best option for vocals and someone like me craving for a warmish, darkish sound signature. As already stated, there is no upgrade/downgrade, just a slight different sound signature. I remember that you like details, airy presentation and a neutral signature. For the asking price of USD 199.-, I almost encourage you to get your hands on the HA-2 and to test it by yourself. The financial risk is pretty low, as you would be able to resell it quickly if you don't like it, I think. And most important, you could put the HA-2 against your Vorzüge and report to us :)
 
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I wouldn't call the bass of the standalone DTR1 "loose" by any means, even though the HA-2 tightens it, that's true. DTR1 bass is excellent in any regard, imo.

Having owned some Beyers in the past, I really can imagine that the HA-2 might bring too much clarity or brightness into the game with the german drivers. With your setup, I most likely also would prefer the DTR1 without the amp for fatigue-free listening sessions.

-OT-
@noplsestar: I gave the Calyx M and the HA-2 a second shoot this morning. Oh boy, I start to like this combo more and more. Me and my bias about double-amping, we have a pretty hard time now... I have learned something in the process...

The bass tightens here also. It becomes slightly quicker and less dense, but remains powerful and deep. You lose a bit of the analog feeling coming from the standalone Calyx M. I actually think that Calyx M/HA-2 could be better for Electronic and bass-oriented styles, but standalone Calyx M remains the best option for vocals and someone like me craving for a warmish, darkish sound signature. As already stated, there is no upgrade/downgrade, just a slight different sound signature. I remember that you like details, airy presentation and a neutral signature. For the asking price of USD 199.-, I almost encourage you to get your hands on the HA-2 and to test it by yourself. The financial risk is pretty low, as you would be able to resell it quickly if you don't like it, I think. And most important, you could put the HA-2 against your Vorzüge and report to us :)
Thanks again ... hmm, I might want to take a look into my bank account at the end of the month :wink:
 
Feb 9, 2020 at 8:04 AM Post #1,109 of 2,049

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Thanks again ... hmm, I might want to take a look into my bank account at the end of the month :wink:
Before an eventual head-to-head, how would you describe your Vorzüge Duo (which version do you have?)?
 

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