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go to your local radishack/circuit city/fry's/best Buy/Future shop/etc. and go pick one up. Even Wal mart has a $10 package from Philips with an extension cable in it... but if you're really worried about quality, I'd say build your own from some Mogami quad star, and neutrek connectors... or switch craft
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So I emailed MHDT last night because I was able to isolate the hum in my system to the DAC. When I disconnected the coax from my DAC the hum went away. There is some sort of grounding issue in the unit that causes the issue.

Anyway, Mouse must be aware of the problem because he notified me just now of the fact that a Paradisea 3 (+ model is now obsolete) is in the mail...

No instructions on what I should do to mail the other unit back or anything. This deserves a WOOT!
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So I emailed MHDT last night because I was able to isolate the hum in my system to the DAC. When I disconnected the coax from my DAC the hum went away. There is some sort of grounding issue in the unit that causes the issue.

Anyway, Mouse must be aware of the problem because he notified me just now of the fact that a Paradisea 3 (+ model is now obsolete) is in the mail...

No instructions on what I should do to mail the other unit back or anything. This deserves a WOOT!
Pretty good folk to deal with, eh?

    
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Pretty good folk to deal with, eh?

Indeed!

It just makes me wonder how much it costs them to make these units. They send out new ones at the drop of a dime without any question. They must be making a killin selling them for $600-1000USD.
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Indeed!

It just makes me wonder how much it costs them to make these units. They send out new ones at the drop of a dime without any question. They must be making a killin selling them for $600-1000USD.
Right. They sent me the Havana with no fuss. They've basically told me to keep it and pay when/if able ...

Yay.

(BTW: I'll give you a shout in a bit about meeting for the tube swap)

Of course ... I *have* sold about seven of their DACs for them.

    
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well I keep messaging them about the cost of a Havana to Canada, and I still haven't gotten any replies...
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Their site has prices as well as shipping costs, but it's down at the moment.
post #5188 of 37823
yes, yes, but I'm bugging them looking for B-stock and such... seeing if there is any way to get one cheaper...
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Gollie so did the toslink calbe completely stop the hiss or do you still get a little bit with the amp turned all the way up? I just ordered the digital i/o module today and I have a 6 foot toslink already. Just wanted to know how yours worked.
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The front i/o bay sucks hard! I think it is because the terrible serial cable with no shielding has to go past all the power cords to your internal components, SATA cables, fans, PSU and the magnetic HD's inside the case. I got horrible floor noise so I always ran via the 3.5mm digital out on my sound card. I bought the cable from Soloz when I bought a DAC from him a year ago. I think he had it custom spec'ed from blue jeans cable. I worked very nicely imo.

Edit: I never tried a toslink cable. I just email mouse last night and he sent me back an email today saying that the Paradisea 3 is on the way to my house. It should be here Friday or Monday. There is a grounding issue inside the unit for sure. I don't want to run a toslink cable because I just bought a Zu Firemine which is a pretty good 75ohm cable.

All of these options are temporary because I think I will probably be listening to CD's once my Cambridge 840c arrives (thanks Aura!).
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