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  1. Yes, I would love to learn more about the drivers. From the initial information they seem to reduce distortion by 20-30 dB which may be much more significant than further amplifier improvements
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  3. Dallas, I always like your posts. By why are you excited about the NADAC when Hapi already exists?
  4. For what it's worth, if you look at JRiver posts and my own comparison of an i7 and Xeon PCs running Jriver, the Math score with Xeon processor is consistently significantly lower than a high end i7. Don't know if that translates to other processing than JRiver, but food for thought.
  5. Any suggestion for eonkyo when you get "this is unavailable for your region"? Thanks!
  6. I'd suggest the Bose QC 20 instead. They are much smaller than the QC 15, VERY comfortable and have excellent noise canceling They have a clever arrangement so that the ear tip sits comfortably on your ear canal but without having to be inserted in it. This makes them very non-fatiguing. I think the sound is significantly better than the QC15 (I own them too). I bought the QC 20 after a very favorable review on Inner Fidelity, not a site known as big Bose fans.
  7. We know that a lot of the pro-audio world used/uses Firewire interfaces and now Thunderbolt interfaces are showing up. Is one of the implications of the previous discussion be that these are generally preferable to USB, without very serious attention on the USB side? Thanks!
  8. Peter, thanks very much! One question: the Aquaterm download has a folder called "adapters". Where does that folder get installed on the Mac? Tim
  9. I couldn't help but pass along this intriguing low-cost idea for a passive horn amplifier for your iPhone that's now fund-raising on Indiegogo: Freq - iPhone amplifier | Indiegogo
  10. DigiPete, very interested in your impressions of the S-Series. Did the system do as good a job in your experience handling room issues as suggested by the TAS review?
  11. This is coming out soon and less money than a Belkin CalDigit Thunderbolt? station
  12. Hi Bill, Glad you're trying this out. If I read the Dirac web site right, the correction software goes on top of your normal playback software, so that you can use iTunes etc.? Is that correct? Thanks, Tim
  13. Dale- I don't see why the Dirac player won't work through a headphone amp, so long as you use the line out from the headphone jack. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that all it's looking for is something inserted into the headphone jack. One would assume that the DSDP correction applies to the headphone primarily, and should be pretty transparent with a good amp. I have also been trying an app called "AMP" by Audyssey (Apple Store app), the room correction folks. They have a number of headphones to choose from, and the list is growing. I tried the app on my Bose QC15 for airplane travel, and it made them significantly better, although still not very good. Another app recommended by some folks on Head-Fi is "Accudio", which has a very large list of headphone EQs. I'm not sure it does the impulse response correction, which would be ideal, but it does compensate for frequency response variations in many headphones. T
  14. i was intrigued by the idea of "speaker correction" for headphones and the Dirac approach. In principle, headphones shojuld be much easier to correct than speakers, because you don't have the room to contend with. I tried the Jays Four headphones with the Jays Curve app on my iPhone after reading Dale's good review. You can go to the Jays web site and see how the Dirac software improves the impulse response- it's not just frequency EQ. The headphones sounded extremely good for~ $100 + $2.99 app. I was wondering if headphone folks will ever try correction software like Dirac, Audiolense, etc. on headphones with computer playback. It should be possible to tailor correction to each headphone and I hope we'll see more people trying and sharing results. But it might take someone with the right headphone measuring setup to provide correction files.
  15. I was wondering if Gordon or anyone could tell us the output impedance for this DAC- important for low impedance IEM headphones. Thanks, Tim
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