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#277690 - 2018-07-01 10:51 Connecting an MS200 to an F80
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Nav Garayal Offline
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Registered: 2009-08-09
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Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Hi,

I have an F80, MS200 and also a G95 in one particular room and am wondering whether the MS200 connected directly to the F80 (toshlink/optical in) would sound better than connecting the MS200 to the G95 (toshlink/optical in) and then connecting the G95 to the F80 via Nordost RCA (analogue out to analogue in)?

Essentially, I am experimenting with using the F80 as "speakers".

Presently, I have tried the second option (MS200 > G95 > F80) and it sounds fine. I am missing one cable which denies me the ability to test MC200 > F80 directly and so before I rush out to buy the correct cable, I wondered if the community here held an opinion?

I guess it comes down to whether the DAC in the G95 is better than the one in the F80?

Thanks


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#277691 - 2018-07-01 11:35 Re: Connecting an MS200 to an F80 [Re: Nav Garayal]
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Pretty sure that the F80 will digitize any analogue input. I run two F80s fed optically from two MS200s at 2x sample rates, and it sounds great. Personally, I'd keep it simple and remove the G95 from the path.


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#277736 - 2018-07-03 10:20 Re: Connecting an MS200 to an F80 [Re: VirusKiller]
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Many thanks, I will experiment as you suggest. Regards, Nav


#1 808v6, DSP7200SE, MD600, Rega RP10/Aria/Apheta, Nordost QX4, QB8, Frey2 cables, Panasonic 65EZ1000 OLED, Oppo 203, Apple TV
#2 G95, Nakamichi Dragon, B&W 805s speakers, Audioquest Rocket 88 cables, Pioneer KRP500A plasma, Panasonic BDT330.
Other: M80, F80, Chord Hugo 2 DAC, Astell&Kern Ultima SP1000, Audeze LCD-XC, Audeze LCDi4,
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#277739 - 2018-07-03 12:14 Re: Connecting an MS200 to an F80 [Re: VirusKiller]
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I also run 2 M80's with MS200's via optical. Sounds great.

Less is more.


Rgds,
Nick

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#278055 - Yesterday at 08:47 Re: Connecting an MS200 to an F80 [Re: ncpl]
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Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I tried the MS200 directly into the F80 via optical but to my ears it does not sound as good as via the G95.
One issue I do have is that with either set up I am unable to control the volume from the Sooloos app on the iPhone.
Can someone kindly remind me if this is possible and if so how to set it up?
Thanks!


#1 808v6, DSP7200SE, MD600, Rega RP10/Aria/Apheta, Nordost QX4, QB8, Frey2 cables, Panasonic 65EZ1000 OLED, Oppo 203, Apple TV
#2 G95, Nakamichi Dragon, B&W 805s speakers, Audioquest Rocket 88 cables, Pioneer KRP500A plasma, Panasonic BDT330.
Other: M80, F80, Chord Hugo 2 DAC, Astell&Kern Ultima SP1000, Audeze LCD-XC, Audeze LCDi4,
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