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8250A isopod dimensions and newbie questions

mattski, modified 9 Years ago.

8250A isopod dimensions and newbie questions

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 3/12/13 Recent Posts
Hi Everyone,

I've ordered a pair of 8250's + GLM for hifi use having used regular hifi for many years and I'm very much looking forward to getting them. I need to get some suitable stands and have some Partington ones in mind but could someone let me know the dimensions of the isopod of the 8250s so I can check the top-plates are suitable?

I've also got a questoin about the best way to connect the 8250's to my system as I need to use them in both a 5.1/TV and stereo capacity. Here's what I was thinking:-

For 5.1/TV:-
Pioneer LX85 receiver -> RCA analog -> April Music DAC/Pre -> balanced XLR analog -> 8250's.

For stereo via the April Music:-
Mac Mini -> USB digital -> April Music DAC/Pre -> balanced XLR analog -> 8250's.

For all digital stereo:-
Mac Mini -> USB digital -> Stello U3 converter -> AES/EBU to one 8250, daisy-chain AES/EBU to another.

I know I could theoetically ditch the april music DAC but it's a fantastic pre and headphone amp as well as a DAC and I really want to keep it - plus I can't see an easy way of getting the LX85 into the 8250's anyway.

I understand that the digital input on the 8250's is used in preference to the analog one if there is a clock signal present? If this is correct, what would be the best way of switching inputs between the receiver and the Mac? Can I just close down the player software (iTunes + Amarra) or change the default output device and then have the 8250's revert to analog inputs or do I need to unplug the Stello?

thanks,
Matt
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: 8250A isopod dimensions and newbie questions

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
I need to get some suitable stands and have some Partington ones in mind but could someone let me know the dimensions of the isopod of the 8250s so I can check the top-plates are suitable?

Please see the attached file.



For 5.1/TV:-
Pioneer LX85 receiver -> RCA analog -> April Music DAC/Pre -> balanced XLR analog -> 8250's.

If you want to use April Music as a DAC, you need to connect it digitally to Pioner (via toslink or coax).

I understand that the digital input on the 8250's is used in preference to the analog one if there is a clock signal present?

There is no preference between inputs. You may choose the one suitable for you.

If this is correct, what would be the best way of switching inputs between the receiver and the Mac? Can I just close down the player software (iTunes + Amarra) or change the default output device and then have the 8250's revert to analog inputs or do I need to unplug the Stello?

Both analog and digital inputs can be connected at the same time but only one of them can be active at the same time. If you want to switch between analog and digital inputs, the easiest way is to create different profiles into GLM and load them from there.