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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #210 on: August 11, 2018, 04:05:24 PM »
Also, can anyone tell me what the pre-emphasis would be used for or what it does? I'm super dumb when it comes to all of this.

I didn't understand what pre-emphasis was either when I ordered my IPAs a year ago, so I asked Jon about it via email before ordering. He is good enough about responding to questions via email, but he makes no attempt to explain things at a lower level to people who aren't audio tech-heads, so his answers often just go way over my head anyway. His response about pre-emphasis didn't explain what it was, and was something to the effect of 'if you don't understand what it is, then you don't want to order it'.

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #211 on: August 11, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
Also, can anyone tell me what the pre-emphasis would be used for or what it does? I'm super dumb when it comes to all of this.

I didn't understand what pre-emphasis was either when I ordered my IPAs a year ago, so I asked Jon about it via email before ordering. He is good enough about responding to questions via email, but he makes no attempt to explain things at a lower level to people who aren't audio tech-heads, so his answers often just go way over my head anyway. His response about pre-emphasis didn't explain what it was, and was something to the effect of 'if you don't understand what it is, then you don't want to order it'.

Not sure if this applies, but in analog recording, certain processes (vinyl, tape) were known to not be flat. Pre emphasis was an attempt to mitigate that by boosting frequencies that weren't reproduced well during recording, then applying the opposite curve to the signal when playing back.

Kinda think that's it, maybe?
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #212 on: August 11, 2018, 06:50:13 PM »
Jon sometimes answers my emails and sometimes he doesn't. So, I thought I'd check in here first.

It looks like there is a variable option that is changeable through a slot or a spindle. While options are nice, I was hoping to just have a one size fits all in-place gain setting for my needs.

One of the reasons I'm asking is that I've read that several members have had some of their recordings with the medium setting on their Tinyboxes ruined. That's one of the reasons I use low on my Tinybox. I just can't remember what the low gain setting was on my Tinybox and Jon didn't write it on the invoice notes.

That's why I'm curious.

It sounds like I wouldn't need the pre-emphasis. Thanks for that.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #213 on: August 11, 2018, 09:59:17 PM »
Jon sometimes answers my emails and sometimes he doesn't. So, I thought I'd check in here first.

It looks like there is a variable option that is changeable through a slot or a spindle. While options are nice, I was hoping to just have a one size fits all in-place gain setting for my needs.

One of the reasons I'm asking is that I've read that several members have had some of their recordings with the medium setting on their Tinyboxes ruined. That's one of the reasons I use low on my Tinybox. I just can't remember what the low gain setting was on my Tinybox and Jon didn't write it on the invoice notes.

That's why I'm curious.

It sounds like I wouldn't need the pre-emphasis. Thanks for that.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #214 on: August 11, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »

One of the reasons I'm asking is that I've read that several members have had some of their recordings with the medium setting on their Tinyboxes ruined. That's one of the reasons I use low on my Tinybox. I just can't remember what the low gain setting was on my Tinybox and Jon didn't write it on the invoice notes.

That's why I'm curious.
unless you ordered a specific gain setting, the specs are listed on his site

Thanks.

I didn't even consider looking under discontinued products on the Naiant site. I don't think I would have altered his gain settings, so it looks like +4, +18 and +32. I also am sporting the 1.5 version according to the dates under his version history.He did convert my Tinybox battery last year to the NiMH and at the same time converted the 4-pin binder input to a TA6M. But that isn't really part of this topic.
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