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Anyone else driving their hd6xx with qudelix 5k? All volume maxed is barely enough to drive to desired max volume and I feel like some more power would help drive them to their full potential. Would a 2.5mm balanced cable with max 4vrms help? The calculations dont seem to be helping me that much

Also would i be able to use the qudelix 5k as a stand alone DAC plugged into something like a JDS Atom Amp? Based on volume Im getting from the hd6xx unbalanced 3.5, i dont believe its powerful enough to drive a planar.
How would you use the Qudelix as just a standalone DAC? How would you connect it to an amp? I suppose you could go 3.5mm out to an external aKP but that would probably create quite a bit of distortion, wouldn’t it? Just wondering...
 
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Would a 2.5mm balanced cable with max 4vrms help?
Yes, that allows it to play louder than 3.5mm. Whether it will be enough to satisfy you is another question. You'll just have to try it.
 
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Is it possible to connect it to Nvidia shield pro? And then listen to the movie playing with the qudelix in ldac?
 
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I tried mine with my 4xx. I had to max out the volume to get it to sorta listenable levels. I also used it in conjunction with my topping nx3s, that powers the 4xx wonderfully!
What does your audio chain look like?
 
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Hey guys,

Sorry for the off-topic but I've ordered the 5K from Amazon US on October 13 and it still says:
Preparing for Shipment
We will email you when we have an estimated delivery date.

The device was showing In Stock when I ordered it and it still does. I have paid for faster delivery and the Payment Grand Total: GBP 91.36 is pending on my card.

I have contacted Amazon.com (US) twice. On their last email they said: "It is in stock and we are preparing it"

I do not understand what kind of preparation is Amazon doing for almost 3 days now!

First time I encounter something like this!
I hope you get yours. I got mine next day
 
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I hope they have an option to keep the current behavior. I'm digging being able to just answer a call on my phone while in USB DAC mode.
I think the connected bluetooth device will still get priority over the USB.
 
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I think the connected bluetooth device will still get priority over the USB.
I don't know, but when I disconnect USB-C power on the Qudelix .. all BT connections are closed too ... I have to reconnect my phones ..
 
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1) we really need a case for this thing, seriously

2)
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there's so much other companies have to learn about this one, they are bringing top game into a device that was perfectly executed, its incredible that they even listen to our tantrums (rename custom EQ settings, pairing modes, disable side buttons, PEQ) if bigger companies or even mid sized ones were this dedicated to their customers, they would stop cycling so many revisions of many products, YES Sony, a35. a45 and a55 are THE SAME GOD DAMN THING!
 
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How would you use the Qudelix as just a standalone DAC? How would you connect it to an amp? I suppose you could go 3.5mm out to an external aKP but that would probably create quite a bit of distortion, wouldn’t it? Just wondering...
Yes, I tried this into a Carver amp and the sound quality suffered tremendously.
 
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if bigger companies or even mid sized ones were this dedicated to their customers, they would stop cycling so many revisions of many products
Unfortunately, therein lies the problem. There is too much money to be made by coming out with “new” updated products that are minimally different. The firmware update model is extremely popular with consumers, and builds loyalty, but not so much with profits.

There are certain digital camera companies that follow the firmware model, but the consumer loyalty pays off in the end, b/c the customers end up investing in an entire camera system, and purchase a lot of lenses.
 
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