- Aug 20, 2020
Currently I have an old Technics SL23 into a Nad pp2. Then things get sloppy as I am running out of the Nad with 75 foot RCAs from mono price (coax apparently) in my ceiling and converted into 1/4 then into the analog connection of an Adi2 pro. Now if that’s not bad enough the RCA run is right next to a 100amp power line run to a sub panel for 1/2 the distance.
fair question. There essentially in 2 different rooms with the TT in an entertainment center so was trying to see what option I had to extend the usage of the TT a bit. The balanced connection and lower cost of the ifi were what interested me.Just to be obvious, why not place turntable and Phono next to the RME ADI2 Pro and use a short cable kept away from power lines?
fair question. There essentially in 2 different rooms with the TT in an entertainment center so was trying to see what option I had to extend the usage of the TT a bit. The balanced connection and lower cost of the ifi were what interested me.
Mr. Loesch if I may ask, did you assist with the Neo idsd design as well?
If so, do you know if the latest update that adds the GTO filter also fixes the other issues mentioned with the firmware?
I, as a buyer and end user have to wonder if there is a way identify these issues in a public way
and force the company to correct the firmware for all.
I wonder what AMR has to say about this, or are they just licensing the technology and ifi is an independent entity.
On a similar note, I have the habit of leaving my electronics constantly on (except tube-amps). After about 11 months the Neo display received a permanent burn-in from being constantly on.
I regretted sending that unit back for a replacement as when I received the replacement (newer unit) I initially thought it didn’t sound as good as before. I discarded that idea as ridiculous but with the differences in firmware I am now wondering if that has actually been the case.
I now use the “display off” setting to avoid burn-in. I wonder if that also takes care of the interference issues from the display mentioned elsewhere
although I never had an issue with noise, hum or interference of any sort, at audible levels, with the standard power supply.
And yet, here we are. The Chinese have perfected the theory of “substitute products” and are driving everything else out of the market
Bringing back production will as you correctly point out drive prices up
And we cannot escape the fact that in order to properly ground the discussion we have to discuss the connection between morality and quality.
And now we indeed have a serious measuring problem in our hands. I hope what I just said will be taken with a grain of salt as it is my attempt to be funny in a technical forum.
Back to the iFi zen phono, I took your advice here Mr. Loesch and procured a DL-103 for a direct-drive turntable with a non-rigid arm (Technics SL-1200GR). Weight of Ortofon Club mkII it was replacing, 18gr. Weight of Technics headshell + DL-103, 18gr. Literally took out one and connected the other and changed the iFI to low-output MC. Superb. The DL-103 came with a serial number and a graph of the frequency response when tested before leaving the factory. Talk about quality control.
I actually did take a peak and you’re right, the craftmanship is amazing even at twice the price. I will try to get some pictures up later if I find some time.If you have the chance, look at the caltilever and diamond in a microscope and look at the quality of the work.
I am not sure how this theory came about and if it is true. The Ortofon Club mkII which is specifically designed for this type of arms comes in at 18.5gr (the cartridge is the headshell too). This is how much I found the [headshell + DL-103 + tightening screws] to be after weighing. I think most confusions arise from the fact that Denon reports compliance at 100 Hz to be 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne. At 10Hz this is more like 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne.I think it doesn't go well with a medium mass tonearm, unless you use a heavy headshell and an auxiliary counterweight with more mass ... complicated.