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so i just got the amp and i get 2 problems, really annoying ones: the first is that i get A LOT of static, even at moderate and low volumes, this obviously get worse the louder you go, and then the other is that it is almost silent in the left ear, i have to calibrate it to get a normal sound to -5 on the left ear (using realtek windows), i tried connecting only the headphone and the powercable to see if the static comes from the amp itself, not getting anything, the problem seems to come from the source, but i dont know how to fix it
what can i do,
im completely new to headphone amps.
You're probably getting ground loop problems. This happens when both A) Amp and B) your PC are connected to the same ground. Solution? Connect either A or B without ground. You can buy ground-less connectors in your local electronics store.
I had an issue with static on the right channel when I first got the unit too... re-seating the RCA's on the back of the amp was my solution, fwiw.
Desktop motherboard tends to have bad isolation between audio components and other components. Consider getting a DAC.
Hey Ja, you might want to check your tubes for corrosion... I've been using the standard ones and just did a swap out; when I pulled the "stock" tubes out, one looked pretty old and dirty. Good luck.