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    Having a Feeling of Shame Gives Rise to Courage--SMSL M500V2

    Yes, the headless panther in the V1.2 review showed why. Problem is when buying one online you cannot be sure you get the new version (hardware 1.3) only once you own it you can check if the SW is version 2.0. When they launched it as M501 (or other number) they could have well generated more...
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    Review and Measurements of New JDS Labs Atom Headphone Amp

    You can use it this way provided you have selected the right gain and have a good adjustment range and can get loud enough. When your adjustment range is too small and you only can use the bottom part of the volume control then it is no problem to lower the volume on the source. This will/should...
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    Serious question-How do you deal with people thinking a DAC has a SOUND SIGNATURE?

    It is really simple. Either one measures several aspects with sufficiently good equipment (your average computer soundcard is not good enough) and knowledge on how to measure properly ... or you use your ears. When measuring you have to understand measuring limits and the used equipment and how...
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    Geshelli Lab Erish coming soon

    No need to take it apart. One just has to measure for continuity between the shield of the 4-pin XLR and pin 1 of one of the 3-pin XLR inputs. When the shield is connected to ground one can easily make a converter so you can use TRS jacks. Connect XLR shield to Sleeve. Connect XLR pin-1 to Tip...
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    Geshelli Archel2 Headphone AMP Review: another champ?

    The internal converter is rated at 2W. This feeds both channels so about 1W is available per channel. This jives with the specs and Amirs measurements. So you can connect a 12V 100A power supply all day long and believe it will help but the output power is limited to 1W/channel. It's the DCDC...
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    Geshelli Lab Erish coming soon

    I still wonder if the screen of the 4-pin XLR is connected to ground. If so one can make (most likely not buy) a converter cable that lets you use the Erish both balanced and single ended. Either it is made this way or simply can be modified to. Would be fun if an owner, or @Geshelli could...
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    Amplifier for HD800S

    Yep, just look at the PCB's on the Schiit website.
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    Amplifier for HD800S

    LOL ... also future scientific measurements nor blind tests will. Asgard 3 and Magni 3 are the same circuit, just a bigger box and 1dB more headroom.
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    Having a Feeling of Shame Gives Rise to Courage--SMSL M500V2

    It's 1 whole dB worse than the top performers Tambaqui and the Matrix Audio but costs only around $400. I figure it's the looks that make it unimpressive. At least.. personally I don't like the shape, color and front panel.
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    Serious question-How do you deal with people thinking a DAC has a SOUND SIGNATURE?

    An audio analyzer ? Something to use for Nulling ? What resolution do you want ? What frequency range ? Amateur level or professional level ? In case of the latter it requires quite a learning curve. What kind of measurements are you looking for ? You can analyze things with equipment costing...
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    Hi, headphone buying advice

    If you want more clarity/details you could either use EQ with the HD660S or buy the Focal Clear.
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    Elac Debut Reference DBR-62 Speaker Review

    He wanted to know about a commercial amp that can provide a lot of current but not much power in 4 and 8 Ohm. This is it. The specs tell you the output power. It states 5V in 8 to 32 Ohm so 3W in 8 Ohm, 6W in 4 Ohm. An amplifier provides a voltage, the load determines the current. When the amp...
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    Hi, headphone buying advice

    Haven't heard nor measured both. Intend to but no idea when.
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    Hi, headphone buying advice

    Sorry, can't tell which ones you may like best, for 1 person it is headphone A for the other headphone B. When you re looking for a similar tonality as the HD660S but more detailed the Focal Clear may be the most logical thing. When you are looking for meater lows and less forward/clear sound...
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