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ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by t.r.a.n.c.e., Sep 11, 2015.
  1. singleended5863
    This question had been discussed so many times before. You can convert balanced 2.5 to balanced 3.5 but not and never ever balanced 2.5 to 3.5 SE.
  2. faivecr
  3. wgkwgk
    Yes it has. I just wasn't sure on the exact conversion that was not good. Thx!
  4. wgkwgk
    Wll, that was my concern. I did just what you did and the terminology "2.5mm balanced to 3.5mm stereo" got me concerned. BTW, I'm running 2.5mm off the Onkyo. Else, home system big plugs.
  5. wgkwgk
    No. I meant singleended5863. (sorry)
  6. singleended5863

    Here I have quoted from this link: http://www.aviom.com/blog/mediacorp-tv-theatre-in-singapore-takes-delivery-of-a360-personal-mixing-system/

    Use the Right Cable for the Right Signal
    It’s important to note that using a balanced cable on an unbalanced signal gives you no benefits. The jacks on the gear on both ends of the cable must be designed for balanced signals as well; otherwise there’s no circuitry to do the polarity inversion that produces the noise cancellation. On the flip side, however, using an unbalanced cable with gear that expects balanced signals will “work” (in the sense that audio will go from point A to point B), but the signal will be unbalanced and susceptible to the same noise as any unbalanced signals. Check the documentation of your gear (or the labels on the gear itself, near the jacks) to determine what type of signal a given jack is designed to support, if you’re not certain.
  7. fordski
    Converting a balanced to single ended output will create the risk of damage to your unit. You are effectively shorting the negatives poles together. I would only use the balanced adapter to convert to a balanced jack using the ak standard
  8. addyg
  9. leafwise
    Good day, all--

    After the 1.8 update, did anyone else lose their External/Android Playists? All of mine are now empty despite a full sync (30+ mins) and no changes whatsoever in file paths, etc. A unusable option to 'Capture Into Internal Playlist' is more of a taunt than a feature...

    Much respect~
  10. cj3209
    I had fun the last few days using the DP-X1a with my Zeus XRs. The sound was a bit flat until I tried one of the featured equalizer settings: 'The Giving Tree' by Tim Lopez. The sound is very enjoyable...I realize that every DAP has it's own sound signature; there is no better, just more or less pleasing and the DP-X1a has an overall pleasing and balanced sound that I enjoy.

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
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  11. addyg
  12. Thomas De Brito
    I just got one, so I'm hearing about the crappy jack, is it really that bad :frowning2: do I have to treat it like a flower, and get tweezer to unplug my headphones, is there a way to solidy it before everything goes wrong.
    Can someone point me in the right direction :) thanks
  13. howdy
    I don't think so. I've had mine awhile and treat it like my other DAPs. If there is a lot of wiggle in the jack area I would fill it with epoxy or something of your choice so there would be less stress on it. Mine does not have really any wiggle room its a fairly tight fit.
  14. Thanh Trung
    Can Dp-x1 can drive full-size such as HE560 or HD600 or any full-size? And how good is it?
  15. DBaldock9
    Technically, you could add resistors in-series with the L- & R- outputs, to keep from shorting them directly together - providing a sort-of simulated single GND.
    But, the series resistors would reduce the output power level, and driver dampening - so you're better off using the lower powered SE output of the DP-X1.

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