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post #3951 of 38156
Great review Phospholipid. As much as I enjoy reading reviews about high end equipment, it's nice to be able to read a review on headphones that I could go pick up now if I wanted to lol.

As it stands, I'm not all that much of a bass head so I'll probably pass on these, but it's quite nice to be able to become more familiar with another set of cans (or as familiar as I can without having listened to them). Thanks for taking the time to write this up .

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I can't say that I've ever tried these. I'd imagine they're somewhat gritty .
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Most of your friends here have the money to afford the nicer products [or at least a nice APR finace rate ] so not many reviews get done on low end cans. while most of them have owned HD555's, only one I know has owned something below that. I hope in the future to test more cans out for a far comparison so when our fellow OCNers come in here, I can suggest to the the best cans for them
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Nice review, some pics would have been nice though.
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Can you add me? I have PX100Ws, HD555s and MDR-V6s
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Slow few days.
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Well I'm pumped, my DT770 pro 80s are out for delivery today should be here soon
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Well I'm pumped, my DT770 pro 80s are out for delivery today should be here soon
The driver blew out on mine im kinda pissed.

60 to fix it
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Slow few days.
For sure. I'm currently at my sister's new apartment in Pittsburgh, so I really won't be back to a normal schedule until the end of the week.

I should have a Chaintech AV-710 arriving while I'm gone, so I'll have a soundcard in the pc rig for the first time in 5 months .
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Alright, I'm looking more seriously at the Opus (balanced XLR outputs) and need to run what I'll need past the more experienced...

I want both coaxial and optical input, balanced XLR outputs, the ability to switch between coax/opt., and that's about it. Nothing fancy, just a basic balanced analog output.


So, I'll need - (from - http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/opus/opus.aspx)

Opus DAC + S/PDIF Receiver Combo ([1] DAC Module (Assembled and Tested), [1] S/PDIF Receiver Module (Assembled and Tested), [1] LCDPS Kit**)

(DAC board, S/PDIF receiver board, power supply, all assembled and tested) - $185

TOSLINK Optical input module - $16

(Do I need a transformer? Seems like I would, but I really have no idea.)

If so - Avel Lindberg Transformer (115V+115V prim. / 15V+15V 15VA sec.) - $24



So there's $225 for the innards... now I'll need a case (probably Hammond 1455 series, roughly $25-30). That brings us up to roughly $250.

Add in XLR jacks, power switch, input switch, and maybe the coaxial input jack... what am I looking at for price for the parts? Could anyone give me a rough ballpark figure?
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Alright, I'm looking more seriously at the Opus (balanced XLR outputs) and need to run what I'll need past the more experienced...

I want both coaxial and optical input, balanced XLR outputs, the ability to switch between coax/opt., and that's about it. Nothing fancy, just a basic balanced analog output.


So, I'll need - (from - http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/opus/opus.aspx)

Opus DAC + S/PDIF Receiver Combo ([1] DAC Module (Assembled and Tested), [1] S/PDIF Receiver Module (Assembled and Tested), [1] LCDPS Kit**)

(DAC board, S/PDIF receiver board, power supply, all assembled and tested) - $185

TOSLINK Optical input module - $16

(Do I need a transformer? Seems like I would, but I really have no idea.)

If so - Avel Lindberg Transformer (115V+115V prim. / 15V+15V 15VA sec.) - $24



So there's $225 for the innards... now I'll need a case (probably Hammond 1455 series, roughly $25-30). That brings us up to roughly $250.

Add in XLR jacks, power switch, input switch, and maybe the coaxial input jack... what am I looking at for price for the parts? Could anyone give me a rough ballpark figure?
I believe you'll need two SPDIF boards, one for coax and one for the tosslink as it just converts optical to SPDIF

You'll also need the Otto to switch between Optical and Coax inputs. TPA has a 3:1 switch coming soon that would allow you to add USB if you wanted.

You'll also want to add an output stage if you want to use this as a standalone DAC, the IVY would probably be the better choice. You can get the IVY and psu kit for $109

Then each SPDIF board needs 7.5v input and the Otto will likely need 5v or 7.5v but I haven't used one.

So You need a LCDPS for the Opus board, a LCBPS for the IVY and it wouldn't hurt to grab another LCDPS for your SPDIF modules and any other accessories you wanted to use. That would mean you would need at least 2 toroids, and possibly a 3rd. (you may be able to get by with using one for two LCDPS, but the LCBPS will need its own)

for an enclosure there are many different options, Par Metal has some nice ones, but of the two orders I've placed they've managed to screw up both and they still owe me parts/money so I prob can't recommend them with good conscience

edit: ballpark is hard to give... it all depnds, you can use a $20 Nabu enclosure, or a $100 HI-FI2000 enclosure, you can use a $4 switch or a $20 switch like the one I'm using on my Opus/Max (it's push button with illuminated ring ) You can get a $2 IEC input, or a $30 filtered and fused one like I put on my Max/Opus, you can use a $1 RCA jack or a $10 jack (yes for a single jack, that's one channel) like I used... and on and on.
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