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Much better than Rhythmbox indeed! Reps rewarded!

*EDIT*

I did not find any Equalizer though? I'll probably have found it before I look back here, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious options.

*EDIT2*

NVM seems like they took it out of 2.0 for now because of incomplete modules.
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The forte has an integrated headphone amp. I'm not sure how good it is, considering it's in a $130 card, but it's worth grabbing an adapter and taking a listen before splurging on an external amp.

I've got a forte coming in the mail as well. Hope it turns out to be a good card!
I will guarantee right now that with HD580's a better source and a dedicated amp are in order.
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Congrats Lude, hope you enjoy it . The only Meier I've heard was the now discontinued Opera with a Denon D5000 roughly a year ago, fed by an iMod source. It sounded pretty decent as I recall. I'd be weary of the DAC section however, it's the weak point of Meier's amps by a considerable margin.
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post #6495 of 38137
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you can get an adapter, but just get an amp instead.
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I will guarantee right now that with HD580's a better source and a dedicated amp are in order.
All in good time, my friend .

I probably should have mentioned that the seller did include a cable with an 1/8 inch termination so I will still be able to listen to the phones just not with the hd650 cable.
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Congrats Lude, hope you enjoy it . The only Meier I've heard was the now discontinued Opera with a Denon D5000 roughly a year ago, fed by an iMod source. It sounded pretty decent as I recall. I'd be weary of the DAC section however, it's the weak point of Meier's amps by a considerable margin.
In what way? I was debating on getting the Cantate or Arietta+EMU 0404, but decided to get the Cantate instead of getting some cables and connecting the two. None of the reviews mentioned anything bad about the DAC in the Canate. I guess we'll find out.
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In what way? I was debating on getting the Cantate or Arietta+EMU 0404, but decided to get the Cantate instead of getting some cables and connecting the two. None of the reviews mentioned anything bad about the DAC in the Canate. I guess we'll find out.
Cantante uses a PCM2702 for the DAC section, which in the big scheme of things is a very basic DAC, utilizing a pretty basic output stage. I'd question whether it would sound any better than a standard sound card. I checked with a friend of mine from another site to confirm.
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I will guarantee right now that with HD580's a better source and a dedicated amp are in order.
No doubt. I was just saying the forte should be able to drive them, and will probably sound decent. 300ohms might be pushing it though, considering the forte only pulls power from a PCI slot...

Off topic, if any of you like keyboard/guitar (both electric and acoustic), I definitely recommend checking out An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess.
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Hmm. I may try changing my order then, because the Arietta and the Cantate basically sound the same from what I've read.
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I'm a huge fan of the headphone. I've tried a ton of them and decided that the Denon D2000's and Shure E500's are my sound.
I'm also a member of Head-Fi (I haven't been too active since the great crash of 11/07)...under a different username though.
    
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