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post #91 of 208
I didn't think he was misbehaving this time. We post at the pleasure of the moderators, I guess.
post #92 of 208
So it would appear.

There appears to be many advances and choices in amps. This area is really making some exteme changes, which is nice to hear.
post #93 of 208
who among you guys are hoping that the v6 woud be almost as good as the larocos and RSAs???
post #94 of 208
If we find that the V6 actually sounds better to most people than the V5s with the same opamps, what does that say about the folks who don't use any type of charging circuits in their portable amps because the extra circuits "color the sound"?

IMHO, I'm all for it - I haven't had a portable amp very long and I'm already tired of doing the 9v shuffle. My amp is even more inconvenient, 'cause it's in a Hammond case and doesn't have thumbscrews, so I have to find a screwdriver evey time I need to change the battery.

Do you think the influx of Chinese amps with built-in chargers & Li-on batteries is having an affect on the existing mfrs, or is this just a response to customer feedback? Maybe both?
post #95 of 208
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who among you guys are hoping that the v6 woud be almost as good as the larocos and RSAs???
Personally I like my V5 enough that I sold my RSA SR-71. If Norm says the V6 represents a sonic improvement, that's good enough for me to buy it on day of issue.
post #96 of 208
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Do you think the influx of Chinese amps with built-in chargers & Li-on batteries is having an affect on the existing mfrs, or is this just a response to customer feedback? Maybe both?
I for one am glad for the trend in moving to lithium-ion batts! It's the future! 9V batts are old hat!
post #97 of 208
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post
If we find that the V6 actually sounds better to most people than the V5s with the same opamps, what does that say about the folks who don't use any type of charging circuits in their portable amps because the extra circuits "color the sound"?

IMHO, I'm all for it - I haven't had a portable amp very long and I'm already tired of doing the 9v shuffle. My amp is even more inconvenient, 'cause it's in a Hammond case and doesn't have thumbscrews, so I have to find a screwdriver evey time I need to change the battery.

Do you think the influx of Chinese amps with built-in chargers & Li-on batteries is having an affect on the existing mfrs, or is this just a response to customer feedback? Maybe both?
Last time I got an email from Norm I think he said precisely that - no complicated noisy charging circuits for his V5 amp. Pretty impressive that the technology has changed enough for him to do a 180 on it.
post #98 of 208
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I for one am glad for the trend in moving to lithium-ion batts! It's the future! 9V batts are old hat!
x2. I prefer build-in rechargeables.

But this is not just the province of the Chinese amps - the wonderful (Canadian) Xenos 1HA-EPC has a built-in L-Ion battery.
post #99 of 208
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x2. I prefer build-in rechargeables.

But this is not just the province of the Chinese amps - the wonderful (Canadian) Xenos 1HA-EPC has a built-in L-Ion battery.
mseed faithamp has lithium pack too I think - I don't know of any other amp than that and the xenos to use li-ion.
I wonder if you can charge liion AAs in the xin amps.

Are there any big reasons why nimh charging systems can't be adapted for li-ion charging easily? I was looking for 500mah 9V liion batteries and chargers a while ago and they were incredibly expensive.
post #100 of 208
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Are there any big reasons why nimh charging systems can't be adapted for li-ion charging easily? I was looking for 500mah 9V liion batteries and chargers a while ago and they were incredibly expensive.
PracticalDevices managed to pull it off with their XM4, they put a 90 minute li-ion charging system in a little while ago and it'll do nimhs too if you change a jumper. Can't wait, I ordered that, a V5S and about 10 opamps, I'll being doing a comparison in a bit.
post #101 of 208
i know that litium ions are wonderful.............but how about replacing it.
obviously it's not as practical as changing a rechargeable 9v.
post #102 of 208
Norm has finally posted a photo of the V6:



And some new text discussing options:

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The new V6 will be available Feb 26th at the very attractive price of $85US + shipping!

Options for the Go-Vibe V6 will be:
MAHA 230mA NiMH rechargeable batteries = $12US
Circuit Test 12v linear regulated power supply = $18US
Cardas 6" mini to mini cable = $12US
Cardas 12" mini to mini cable = $18US
post #103 of 208
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Norm has finally posted a photo of the V6
I wonder if my iPod dock likes that big volume knob in the middle. Most docks are "pre-bent" straight down instead of to the side.
post #104 of 208
built in batter charger?? i hope it doesnt make it more bulky. and Circuit Test 12v linear regulated power supply im guessing is to use without the batteries?
post #105 of 208
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Originally Posted by xenochimera View Post
built in batter charger?? i hope it doesnt make it more bulky. and Circuit Test 12v linear regulated power supply im guessing is to use without the batteries?
From an email from Norm....

"The Go-Vibe V6 will be quite a bit smaller than the V5. Actual case dimensions of the V6 are 3.4"L x 2.25"W x 1.1"H.

Thanks
Norm"
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