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I don't know which one of us you were talking to but I love my Beresford. It seems to get along with my x-fi via digital out. After I bought it from Solo it had a slight hum in it but after a week or so that eventually working itself out. I provides great SQ to the DV. I'm on a Radiohead kit as of the last few days and the detail and separtation of all the sounds whether its guitar, drums, electric tones, Tom Yorke's voice is so clear. I can get lost it in for two to three albums as a time as I multitask on my PC.

One other thing that i'm noticing is that especially with Radiohead, the music is 3d. It is mixed so well it fades in through the left can and its like it jumps through your head to the right can. I did hear this effect when I was plugged directly into the x-fi but now it is so much stronger especially during long intense sequenced in songs like Paranoid Android and Just and Weird Fishes Arpeggi to name a few.

My amp is coming up on 100 hours and the RCA 6AS7G (30 hours) Chrome Cap Silvertone 6SN7GTB (60 hours) are only getting better with time also. I have several other tubes but I think I have found a sweet spot with this amp/tube combination.
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when you talk about the hum the tc-7510 had was that from the line out or the headphone out? ive had my tc-7510 for a few days now and i can hear a hiss from the headphone out. i havent had a chance to listen to any music with it though im still waiting for the adapter for my soundcard so i can have an optical out
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when you talk about the hum the tc-7510 had was that from the line out or the headphone out? ive had my tc-7510 for a few days now and i can hear a hiss from the headphone out. i havent had a chance to listen to any music with it though im still waiting for the adapter for my soundcard so i can have an optical out
I don't know the exact process to get the hum out of the Beresford but from what I have read you have to give it some time. I noticed the hum the first day I recieved the DAC and I isolated the hum at the DAC by a process of elimination. I ran the dac x-fi > DAC > Headphone out 24 hours a day for a week or so. When I came home from work I would turn on my amp and run the sound through the amp and slowly the hum faded.

Most threads and reviews I have read about this DAC say that they have the hum for ~50-100 hours before it fades. Once it did fade away I have not heard it since.

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soooo was the hum from the line out + your amp or was it from the headphone out?
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can i get in on the list? i have a pair of Black open cup custom Ultrasone proline 750's. and ive been through probably half the Audiophile headphones made in the last 10 years.

i also use sony V6 cups as ashtrays on my porch :]

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can i get in on the list? i have a pair of Black open cup custom Ultrasone proline 750's. and ive been through probably half the Audiophile headphones made in the last 10 years.

i also use sony V6 cups as ashtrays on my porch :]

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s1rrah, the H/K and Altec Lansing IEM's are designed by Etymotic. (Not actual Etymotic products in a different shell, however, as is commonly stated). And yeah - my impression of the Altecs I demoed was similar to your opinions... Just not clean at all, something which is really a hallmark of Ety. Disappointing.
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So I'm three days into my tryout period of this X-fi Elite Pro.

And I'm having some second thoughts ...

Mostly due to lack of knowledge, really ... which is why I'm posting this.

My eventual goal is to get a desktop tube amp of some kind, something similar to Gollie's Darkvoice ... something I can feed via a line out from my sound card and then on to my cans.

My question/concern is this:

Does this X-fi Elite Pro offer me what I need to feed a good desktop tube amp? I mean, it comes with this huge desktop breakout box but really all I can find on it are inputs (and the ridiculous knobs on the front to control all the crystalizer/EAX/3D stuff I never use).

I can't seem to find a clean/unamped line-out port on it, just the typical front and rear speaker outs ... But then again ... there's no docs with it and so I could be missing something. Is there a line-out suitable for feeding an amp on this X-fi Elite Pro?

What I'm wondering is, considering I want to invest in a desktop tube amp to be fed from my computer ... would I be better off returning this X-fi setup so as to purchase a different computer based system? Say ... an Auzen combined with an EMU 0202 or even something like the DAC that Gollie is using?

I have absolutely zero experience with the Elite Pro ... or really any other card other than the 12 year old Soundblaster that I've recently retired and so I need a bit of informed commentary.

Any comments would be appreciated ...
    
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So I'm three days into my tryout period of this X-fi Elite Pro.

And I'm having some second thoughts ...

Mostly due to lack of knowledge, really ... which is why I'm posting this.

My eventual goal is to get a desktop tube amp of some kind, something similar to Gollie's Darkvoice ... something I can feed via a line out from my sound card and then on to my cans.

My question/concern is this:

Does this X-fi Elite Pro offer me what I need to feed a good desktop tube amp? I mean, it comes with this huge desktop breakout box but really all I can find on it are inputs (and the ridiculous knobs on the front to control all the crystalizer/EAX/3D stuff I never use).

I can't seem to find a clean/unamped line-out port on it, just the typical front and rear speaker outs ... But then again ... there's no docs with it and so I could be missing something. Is there a line-out suitable for feeding an amp on this X-fi Elite Pro?

What I'm wondering is, considering I want to invest in a desktop tube amp to be fed from my computer ... would I be better off returning this X-fi setup so as to purchase a different computer based system? Say ... an Auzen combined with an EMU 0202 or even something like the DAC that Gollie is using?

I have absolutely zero experience with the Elite Pro ... or really any other card other than the 12 year old Soundblaster that I've recently retired and so I need a bit of informed commentary.

Any comments would be appreciated ...
Go with (what seems to be) your instincts about the situation and return it for an Auzen.

Died and went to heaven when I got mine installed. Now I'm likewise just saving up for a DAC and waiting for my amp to be completed. Even the Auzen alone w/ my AKG's sounds ridiculously good, I can't imagine how it's going to sound once I get the rest of my gear.
    
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