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post #106 of 208
would pa2v2 ac adapter work on this amp???
post #107 of 208
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Originally Posted by lutwey View Post
would pa2v2 ac adapter work on this amp???
I'm 99% sure no, I haven't seen a go-vibe that uses that mono-plug-looking connection that the pa2v2 does (isn't only 9 volts to boot?). Plus you probably wouldn't want to use an unregulated supply.
post #108 of 208
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would pa2v2 ac adapter work on this amp???
No
post #109 of 208
It looks good and with a step up in SQ (proclaimed) and a step down in price with at built in charger the Go-Vibe could be a winner. To the V5 owner: Is there any alternative at the price point with this spec that can compete?
post #110 of 208
Do you think the V6 will run DT 770s (80ohm) adequately?
post #111 of 208
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Originally Posted by Tantra View Post
[It looks good and with a step up in SQ (proclaimed) and a step down in price with at built in charger the Go-Vibe could be a winner. To the V5 owner: Is there any alternative at the price point with this spec that can compete?
maybe MisterX's XP amp
post #112 of 208
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maybe MisterX's XP amp
Ah, thanks for the clue.
post #113 of 208
Oh, this is a nice looking LITTLE amp.

Nice price, rechargable, it is small, hope it'll have big sound

Think i'm going to get one.
Here is some new pictures.



Edit: Why doesn't the pictures work?? Well, you find the new ones here, http://www.go-vibe-headphoneamp.com/Pictures.html
post #114 of 208
Dang that is very small. The GV5 is smaller than I was expecting, and this looks considerably smaller. I wasn't planning on upgrading, but I'm getting curious now.
post #115 of 208
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Originally Posted by dkjohnso View Post
Dang that is very small. The GV5 is smaller than I was expecting, and this looks considerably smaller. I wasn't planning on upgrading, but I'm getting curious now.
Yes,that is smaller... wonder how it compares to amps 2.5 times it's price!?
post #116 of 208
is there any place where i can get the adapter????
it cost 18 bucks as an add on
post #117 of 208
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Originally Posted by lutwey View Post
is there any place where i can get the adapter????
it cost 18 bucks as an add on
The power unit for the V6 is NOT just some "Wall Wart" or "Adapter". It is actually a linear, regulated 12V Power Supply. I just purchased an Elpac WM060-1950-760 12V linear regulated 12V PSU from Allied. The PSU started at $32, and the total purchase with handling and shipping charges came to $42. Another way to get a decent 12V power supply is by using a battery pack (9 AA NiMH in series varies between 10.5 - 12V). Good quality batteries which will actually keep charging years from now go about $10 for 4 (or $20-ish for 9), PLUS a charger - the least expensive one I've found that is actually convenient to use is about $23. PLUS, you've got to buy the battery holders and build the battery pack. (Battery Pack & Charger: $50-ish).

Can a 12V "Wall Wart" be had somewhere for less than $18? Probably, but the noise and internal-resistance-induced voltage variations about the target voltage (ripple) will be an impediment to the sound that the amp can produce.

On every single Go-Vibe thread, there are always "sticker shock" posts about the cost of a decent quality linear, regulated PSU (as though it were just a power adapter to run something not needing good quality power). But, between the cost of a decent unit itself PLUS handling charges on small orders PLUS shipping, attempts to come up with units less expensive than Norm suggests or supplies end up NOT being less expensive by much (if at all) AND delivering less quality power.

Anyone who can come up with a decent quality (low-enough-for-audio noise and ripple) PSU with low cost handling, shipping charges (and a order time of less than a few months and no requirement of a minimum order of 50 units, etc.) would be doing the audio community a great service. I've seen the wish expressed many times. I've yet to see the "great find" that fulfills it. Whoever makes this find will be remembered and appreciated by many, including me.
post #118 of 208
i can't see the problem of using a regular adpter for charging the v6??? can somebody explain???

i'm not going to use the adapter as the main power supply but just to use the new recharge capability of the v6
post #119 of 208
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Originally Posted by sbulack View Post
Can a 12V "Wall Wart" be had somewhere for less than $18? Probably, but the noise and internal-resistance-induced voltage variations about the target voltage (ripple) will be an impediment to the sound that the amp can produce.

Anyone who can come up with a decent quality (low-enough-for-audio noise and ripple) PSU with low cost handling, shipping charges (and a order time of less than a few months and no requirement of a minimum order of 50 units, etc.) would be doing the audio community a great service. I've seen the wish expressed many times. I've yet to see the "great find" that fulfills it. Whoever makes this find will be remembered and appreciated by many, including me.
well said! i totally agree. after some scrounging around, even china made cheapie psu (which have been known to blow) are over $10. here we have something thats backed up by norm so we can been very assured that its of decent quality at the very least.

im sitting on the fence btwn a headphonia mini DAC amp (gotta love the convienence of the USB DAC) and norms new V6. if the sound sig is anywhere what norm says, its gotta be a serious bargoon. and best of all, its made in Canada!!!
post #120 of 208
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the adapter as the main power
The power is extra, both the batteries and the power supply (stated)...
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