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post #16 of 38
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And I think JMT will have to quit his day job soon to keep up with the demand that threads like this are sure to engender.
Day job? My employer want to know when exactly it was that I went part-time.
post #17 of 38
Well since there are already thousand of threads about the Altoid, I guess I'll just post something here. I received my amp yesterday, and my computer's fixed just a moment ago that's why I'm posting now. When I first saw that package in my room, I was like "God, it's finally here" Then I, filled with anxiety, opened the package carefully with one of those doctor's mask on (hey, it's from US) LOL. So I've got this clean box of "curiously strong peppermints Altoids" (BTW, the mints ARE strong). I looked at the instructions--9V batteries--and I don't have any at home. So I go out and buy them. Then I was back, but I didn't have any IC cable, so I pulled out my cable that links my computer to my speaker (I know it sounds bad, but I couldn't wait) I listened to it with my PCDP, and Vertigo said the truth! It takes away that dark tendency that my player had, and revealed the true potential that it had for years. The bass, it's no longer muffled and boomy, but now's it actually musical, and bass guitar actually sounds like bass guitar. The guitar sound blends perfectly with the turntable, with the percussions and bass at the back. The vocals, every word and every note of the music is now "decoded", everything is more analytical. Before the amp came I had the feeling of "will I hear the difference? I like the sound of my Grados now so will I like it better?" and it definately proves that these worries are in vain. That night I fell asleep with my Grados on BTW, I was listening to Incubus-Make Yourself and OLP-Clumsy
post #18 of 38
I should be getting one of these soon... I am excited to see that Vertigo thinks it sounds so good with HD600's.
post #19 of 38
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Originally posted by coolvij
Penguin, Altoid - what's the difference?

The penguin tin is a little bit stronger and more robust than the altoids tin in my experience.
post #20 of 38
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The penguin tin is a little bit stronger and more robust than the altoids tin in my experience.
What do you mean by stronger though?
post #21 of 38
Thread Starter 
Amount of aluminum used I would guess...thickness, etc. I went for the cinnamon one cause it looked the most pretty and attractive out of all the tins I could find. And believe me, I take VERY good care of this little baby, no more dents on my Altoid amp!
post #22 of 38
I just got this today!!! As a matter of fact mere moments ago. I was a little unsure of the praise this amp had recieved until it seemed like everyone who owned one was literally loving it to death. So I ordered one and it is downright good!! I think it may be better than the OBH-11. Very nice overall sound. Well balanced with a somewhat prominent midrange. Only problem is the slight lack of highs. It sounds like it rolls off rather low actually, maybe 15,000 hertz or lower.... Well, checking the response in my computers tone generator seems to indicate VERY flat response from 50 to 17,000 hz. Rather impressive. I could hear bass down to about 40hz before it pretty much become useless musically. Although I seemed to detect bass down to about 30hz. This without turning up the volume at all. I basically am exceptionally impressed with the performance of this amp and the look of it as well. I think it should be a recommended component for any hi-fi enthusiast! In short this amp rocks and so does JMT!

This all with the HD600 which it drives very well albeit less than the full capability of the phones.
post #23 of 38
YES!! It drives my super modded Denon 950's better than I have ever heard them!! There is actually clarity and precision!!! I didn't know these phones had it in them!! They are still unavoidably colored (the fault of my modding) but 'musically' it sounds pretty good IMO. Very nice tight bass too.
post #24 of 38
wow, ai, I can't get over the fact you prefer this amp to the Creek.

And the Penguin looks pretty cool.........as does the Cinnamon. I prolly should get a cinnamon - never can have enough JMT brand amps........

1,2,3 - CHEERS FOR JMT!!
post #25 of 38
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Originally posted by Odin


What do you mean by stronger though?
The metal feels a bit thicker and is stiffer, less easy to dent than an altoid tin.
post #26 of 38
This cinnamon amp drives my HD600's nicely. But man it totally reigns in the craziness of my modded Denons. Very nice.
post #27 of 38
Who hoo! Got my Cinammon altoids amp (and an external xfeed box) today from Thomas, its one of his Apheared 47 variants.

I'm really impressed with it, sounds really good... the best value in audio definetely... Just thought I'd share
post #28 of 38
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This cinnamon amp drives my HD600's nicely. But man it totally reigns in the craziness of my modded Denons. Very nice.
Well, how are they different sound wise and phones "compatibility"
post #29 of 38
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The metal feels a bit thicker and is stiffer, less easy to dent than an altoid tin.
Sorry, I used the wrong quote on the above message
post #30 of 38
Those amps come with a single 9v battery right? What kind of playing time can you get out of that?
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