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Old 27th June 2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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I have finally wired up my dual mono Chipamp kit. The amplifier has two 300va 25-25v transformers.

I am very impressed with the high frequency detail, but a little disappointed with mid range depth/warmth.

My music is currently being fed from my laptop until I build a buffer/preamp.

Can any one suggest a tweak?

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Old 27th June 2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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How long has it been running?
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Old 27th June 2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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How long has it been running?
Hi Nuuk

Only a couple of hours...

I understand from reading various posts, components require a period of 'running in'. I don't disbelieve this theory as I have no comparable evidence, but I think ones ears can become accustomed to the sound. Time will tell!

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Old 27th June 2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Your laptop may have a utility provided by the integrated sound card manufacturer.

You may be able to find this through Control Panel\Sounds or you may see a dedicated snap-in in Control Panel like 'Sigma Tel Audio'.

If you poke around in this you may find some tone controls, or more likely an option to select the type of speakers attached.

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Or there might be an icon on the RHS of your taskbar...

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Old 27th June 2008, 08:30 PM   #6
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Wait a while, check out the source, and don't tweak anything till you are really sure about the sound!
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IMHO: A computer may not be the best source for serious listening. One could believe that the soundcard is not of the best standard. And you therefore really is hearing the computer - not the chipamp.

And if you are listening to mp3s or some radio station, then I suggest you find another source.

Well - just some stray thoughts
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If you are listening to mp3s or some radio station, then I suggest you find another source.

Well - just some stray thoughts
The files are FLAC/WAV, so in theory the same as the original
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The files are FLAC/WAV, so in theory the same as the original
A CD is the same as a CD but they can sound quite different depending on what you play them on.
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A CD is the same as a CD but they can sound quite different depending on what you play them on.

You do have good point.
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