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The mini sounds fantastic!

Those of you who opted for the stepped attenuator, any regrets? I'm listening with my Utopia at low gain, positioned around 10 o'clock.

I'm at this point where I wish it was just a bit louder, but the next step up it becomes slightly too loud. Two steps up and it's way too loud. Would the potentiometer version have been ideal in this situation?
 
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The mini sounds fantastic!

Those of you who opted for the stepped attenuator, any regrets? I'm listening with my Utopia at low gain, positioned around 10 o'clock.

I'm at this point where I wish it was just a bit louder, but the next step up it becomes slightly too loud. Two steps up and it's way too loud. Would the potentiometer version have been ideal in this situation?
I ordered the stepped attenuator but I don't think that is what I received!!
 
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The mini sounds fantastic!

Those of you who opted for the stepped attenuator, any regrets? I'm listening with my Utopia at low gain, positioned around 10 o'clock.

I'm at this point where I wish it was just a bit louder, but the next step up it becomes slightly too loud. Two steps up and it's way too loud. Would the potentiometer version have been ideal in this situation?
I dont think so. I had pontiometer on Violectric V280 and if gain was too high then steps were too big. Gain setting help more, unfortunately mini have only 2 gain settings. For headamp amps benchmark hpa4 volume control would have been perfect.
 
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The mini sounds fantastic!

Those of you who opted for the stepped attenuator, any regrets?
Sounds great and no DACT regrets. I was apprehensive about getting the DACT but found it to be a non-issue. I don't have any volume concerns and use low gain with my LCD-X. Depending on the recording I usually end up somewhere between 10 and 1 o'clock. The increments between steps is completely adequate IMO.
 
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Sorry to digress but is there a sound quality difference between the two volume controls?
 
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Sorry to digress but is there a sound quality difference between the two volume controls?
One advantage to stepped attenuators today is that it can be dificult to find good quality multi-gang variable pots where each gang tracks precisely with the others (L/R balance). An ordinary potentiometer's L/R balance can change depending on where the knob is. That's not a problem with a stepped attenuator like the DACT.
 
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How come no modern amp uses Pentaconn 4.4.

The fullsize is so awkward.
 
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Maybe because XLR to 4.4 adapters are so plentiful.
 
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I just received a Chord Qutest DAC from HeadAmp..................Holy Cow!!!!! :astonished:
Does GSX-mini need Chord Qutest? I am thinking about getting a solid state amp for my Verites.
I have Topping D90 (no money for qutest). It sounds good with my tube amp (T4). Does GSX-mini sound good with D90 ?
 
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Does GSX-mini need Chord Qutest? I am thinking about getting a solid state amp for my Verites.
I have Topping D90 (no money for qutest). It sounds good with my tube amp (T4). Does GSX-mini sound good with D90 ?
You just got ECP T4. Why are you already looking towards GSX-mini?

You got some upgraditis problems dude
 
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Are there any posters here who have moved from a Gilmore Lite 2 to a GSX Mini? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the difference in SQ. Thanks in advance.
 
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We've all been down that road LOL!
I'm not entirely sure that road has an end - beyond what might be imposed by financial constraints.

The hobby that keeps on giving and taking, not always in equal measure.

I'm also interested in the GS-X Mini, to compliment my tube setup. I've got a Naim DAV V1, but I'm interested to compare with other strong SS amps.
 
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