The solid red wire is the right audio channel, and the red and copper twisted wire is the ground for the right audio channel. Setup of the receiver was very simple, channel balances, speaker sizes and delays easily accessed on simple onscreen menus using the remote control. Channel levels can also be set on the fly by pressing a button labeled Trim on the remote; it engages the white noise sequence, and while each channel is sounding, its level can be adjusted up or down.
Even at 705.6kHz (the rate the DAC would be updating the D/A conversion at 16x) the rate of change (voltage swings) these amps are capable of with sufficient rail voltage is 7V. This voltage swing is about two times larger than the overall peak-to-peak analog output at any frequency. Yes, it can breathe new life into your smartphone from the internal 4800mAH battery through the side USB port. Well worth looking out for, as it saves the hassle of constantly changing the volume to 12 O’Clock when listing to surround sound sources. Moving to Aerosmith’s classic ballad “Dream On” (remastered 24/96 FLAC), the iDSD presented Tyler’s voice perfectly centered between Perry’s and Whitford’s guitars, with bass drum and bass on the sides and crush cymbals on top. For Big, room-filling sound Open, dynamic and cohesive Subtle and revealing detail Deep and authoritative sound Remarkable composure and control Good build and connections.
Getting back to Video Essentials, I ran the DV88 through all the video tests, the relevant ones being for greyscale, colour accuracy, and resolution, comparing it with our now venerable Pioneer Elite DVL-90 DVD/LD player. There are two common types of audio plugs. With the iFi Micro series, you pay for second-from-the-last-row tickets (almost as cheap as it gets), but then you find yourself sitting half-way to the ring. Previously we considered some simple tweaks to the AV receiver’s configuration and the addition of a dedicated power amplifier. In this article I’m going to investigate using a stereo integrated amplifier along side your AV receiver. The Hugo never sounds forced or that it’s trying too hard to convey detail or dynamic reflex; that’s double-speak for effortless. A trait often relegated to high days and holidays when a short stop tries his hand in the big leagues. The big disadvantage of this approach, is you’re not taking advantage of the integrated amp when playing surround sound material. It simply isn’t used and the AV receiver drives the front left/right channels.