The all new Continental Dual Mono
Jun 3, 2020 at 9:34 AM Post #2,446 of 2,584

esteboune

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Hello everyone!

Same as @tracyca i just dusted my CDM after a couple of month on the shelf. :deadhorse:

Such a beautiful and enjoyable DAC/Amp...!

However, i noticed that the bit-rate light is stuck on the lower level, even when playing DSD64 or 24/192 Flac.

Any idea what might have occured.

i hope the DAC section is OK.

thanks for your time and assistance.


I just tried with my iPad pro as souce (OTG + usb cable), it is working fine, the lights are changing according to the source bitrate.

It has to be a Windows 10 problem.
the drivers?
the cable i am using (quite unlikely)

i will try deleting and installing again the drivers
 
Jun 23, 2020 at 3:38 PM Post #2,447 of 2,584

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...if you can find one! I think they're great little things. The DAC may well be considered "out of date" by many, but I don't find myself wishing I could listen with something that has more up to date silicon inside. Battery packs, tubes and mains adapters are all still sold by ALO. I guess the only other area that could be dodgy if picking up one second hand is the volume pot.

They are indeed great little portable amplifiers - a real worthy collaboration between Vinnie Rossi and Ken Ball of ALO Audio
 
Aug 30, 2020 at 5:25 AM Post #2,451 of 2,584

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Ready player One! I have soldered first tubes, that have been ordered from EBay. That is Sonotone 5719.
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Soldering work was not too much difficult, compared to smd components mounting.
 

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Sep 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM Post #2,458 of 2,584

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As for Sonotone 5719, after installing that tubes first my listening session was very short - about 2-3 song only due to limiting of time. And first impression was - wow that is da bass! It has a way more lower ends than stock 6111 tubes. I was listening and something was wrong in terms of SQ. Amount of bass was too much and clarity was not enough for me. I was disappointed, my expectations was that 2-3 sons is enough time for tubes heating. Second session takes time more than 1 hour and I have noticed that after first 10-15 min sound become more organic, bass become tight and in right proportion without bleeding into mids. Mids are more forwarded and vocal sounded more intimate, while treble more extended, sound stage seems the same or slightly wider than 6111. Sonotone 5719 tubes definitely better choice for my taste in terms of SQ overall, heating temperature and power consumption. To be continued...

P.s.: sorry for my English :)).
 
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