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Hifiman 801 Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by greenleo, Sep 29, 2009.
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  1. ade_hall
    I noticed a few users on that site have HM-801 SYMM Card, googled it, looks interesting:
     
    http://personalaudio.ru/detail/symm_card_dlya_hifiman_hm_801/
     
  2. HungryDaze
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    Yes, it's an alternative apm desingned by a russian engeneer from Saratov city (user Symmcat). In Russia it is considered to be the best amp for HM-801, but it's a deficit one at the moment. There is already a line of people waiting for Sergey to produse more SYMM cards. I am one of them. :)
     
  3. HungryDaze
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    Yes, HM-801 now defenetly has more gain. Also I should admit that I like the sound of the original firmware even more than of rockbox. Game amp now shows the difference between them much more clearly. Original firmware is more analog sounding.
     
  4. LarsHP
    Okay, that is a concern, that will keep me from removing the resistors. The Miracle is so sensitive, that I already have very little room for volume adjustment. Thanks for letting me know. Also good to know that you think the original firmware sounds better.

     
  5. ClieOS Contributor
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    That should be easy to fix for a modder - either add resistors on the input, or decrease the gain on the amp section by match of two pair of resistors, or both at the same time.
     
  6. LarsHP
    Ah! Now we are talking again!
    This of course needs soldering skills that is above basic level, since it is smd components, am I right?
    Again, in order to give it a go, I would have to be shown exactly which to remove and which to solder on exactly where ...
     
  7. HungryDaze
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    I know several people in Moscow, who use UM customs with modified Game amp or SYMM card, and they never mentioned any problems with little room for volume adjustment. So I don't think, that it will cause you any trouble. After all, the volume wheel is very accurate and you can set the precise volume that you need.
     
  8. LarsHP
    They may generally listen at higher levels that I do. I usually listen at about 80dB or when "loud" around 90dB. Rarely more than that. My problem is channel imbalance when I want to listen at medium-to-low volume, like 70dB.
     
  9. ade_hall
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    No, that's not what I want to hear!! I really don't want to go back to the OF [​IMG]
     
  10. ClieOS Contributor
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    I say it is a little above basic soldering skill. I learned soldering by DIY and I can solder SMD now, but never get good at it. You definitely need to practice a little before messing with SMD parts, but the most important thing I think is the right solder iron (temp. control, small tip) which does help a lot.
     
  11. LarsHP
    Okay, thanks. I will have to get this done for me then.
     
  12. ianmedium
    Arriving beyond late in the game! I have just managed to buy one of the few remaining new 801's, should be here later this week and I am really looking forward to it! Already formatted one card and loaded some of my favourite albums on to it (wav) Eric from HiFiman has been so helpful with questions regarding getting the most from this player as well.
     
  13. ClieOS Contributor
    [​IMG]
     
    We talked about removing the output resistors a few weeks ago and I finally did just that last night, and the above is the result of HM801 driving SE530 (very much contrast to the HM801-SE530 RMAA done on anythingbutipod.com). Just show you how limited information can be misleading to a lot of people.
     
    [​IMG]
     
    It is as simple as soldering two wires. Now the output impedance is 0.2ohm.
     
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  14. ianmedium
    Thats wonderful I so envy those like yourself who can do this. Heck I just watched a fellow on youtube (farmall) even go the the lengths of etching his own printed circuit board as well as designing the circuits. It has always been a blank space for me, I used to stare and stare at school at it all and still it would not enter my head and stay there.. Still, I suppose there are things I can do that others find hard to do, takes all sorts to make a world eh!

    Eric just sent me an email with the .23 firmware update ready to install if needs be onto my unit when it arrives, I cannot find anything about this update, anyone know what it does?
     
  15. ClieOS Contributor
    v0.23 was released a years ago, adding playback resume and user EQ, I think.
     
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