Grace m902 crossfeed always sound better?
Sep 3, 2009 at 3:54 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

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I just got the Grace m902 and am absolutely loving it so far; very musical and a great sound. Anyways, I'm wondering about the crossfeed circuit. It's Dr. Jan Meier's circuit from Meier-Audio

Does having it on for music always sound better than off? Are there particular types of music or recordings I should turn it off on? I don't really notice a lot of difference with it on and off although I haven't done serious testing as of yet.
 
Sep 3, 2009 at 4:08 AM Post #2 of 5

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You tell us
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Have you tried listening to just one side of the phones or playing sound effects that pan from left to right?
 
Sep 3, 2009 at 4:16 AM Post #3 of 5

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It takes some getting used to, at first when I got the DA11 from Lavry Engineering I only used the PiC sparingly. However, over time I started to leave it at +1 for both channels after a couple weeks I turned it off and the difference was far more pronounced going back. And interesting feature on the PiC is that you can adjust it more narrow as well. Also - it works on the xlr / balanced outputs, not just the headphone output, so you can use it for room correction - something some guys in Germany did a big write up on - very interesting stuff.

Even thou PiC and crossfeed are very different at the circuit level, in concept they have similar out come, I would turn it on for a few weeks, then turn it off - see if you can live without it
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Sep 7, 2009 at 4:36 AM Post #5 of 5

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The instrumentation seems to have a bit more impact and isolation with it off.


That's sort of been my impression as well.

I admit I haven't really tried using the crossfeed that much, probably because I don't have any spatial issues, or listening fatigue in the normal mode.
 

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