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I think it looks like this. tongue.gif

My bad, that is my Adcom GFA 555.
That's a beast of an amp.
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I'm not familiar with that particular amp, but a drastic change in the PS filter cap size can cause problems, such as blowing out the rectifier.
Bypassing the PS cap with a smaller cap(usually 10%) helps clean up any ripple.

Well reading on the massive DIYAudio thread on the Lepai TA2020A+ I didn't see anyone reporting problems.
The PSU I have is okayish regarding ripple, I'm planning on replacing it at somepoint but it will have to do for now.
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post #2783 of 3859
hey guys,

quick questions, im running onboard sound SPDIF>receiver, was wondering if i should get / need a soundcard.

planning to get a USB DAC for my headphones
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As long as your mobo has an optical out, then there's no need.
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As long as your mobo has an optical out, then there's no need.

ah awesome, saves me some moneys biggrin.gif. will use that for a DAC/AMP for my headphones then.

thanks
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post #2786 of 3859
Well, no, you don't. But you could consider getting a soundcard with a high end DAC built in, like the Essence ST(X), and run RCA to the receiver and use the headphone amp. The software has a quick way to switch between audio outputs, I believe.

But if you're content with your receiver's DAC, than a USB one for headphones will do perfectly fine.
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As long as your mobo has an optical out, then there's no need.

ah awesome, saves me some moneys biggrin.gif. will use that for a DAC/AMP for my headphones then.

thanks

 

I user my receiver's 1/4 headphone output with a 1/4 > 1/8 adapter to power my headphones.  Sounds way better than even my Xonar DG's headphone mode.

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Id like to join

IMG_0498.jpg

Polk Monitor 70s front, CS2 Center, Monitor 40s rear

Currently powered by my Onkyo 806, Looking to get an Emotiva Power amp soon (not sure which yet)
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Id like to join
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Polk Monitor 70s front, CS2 Center, Monitor 40s rear
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How is the bass on the 70's? I've been considering getting them. I have a sub now if they're lacking, just curious. My 40's had punchy bass, but not really deep resonating bass output. So I paired the 40's with a PSW110.
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How is the bass on the 70's? I've been considering getting them. I have a sub now if they're lacking, just curious. My 40's had punchy bass, but not really deep resonating bass output. So I paired the 40's with a PSW110.

The bass is a lot better then the 40s thats for sure, but i still would want to run a sub with them, I forgot to mention it in my last post but i run a Klipsch Sub12 with them
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