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post #61 of 162
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Originally Posted by kvant View Post
You certainly did a thorough comparison of these two units, didn't you? I recall you selling your Fubar even before it arrived to you from Firestone...


(posted 03-21-2007, 11:13 AM)

Since then you managed to edit your posts in that FS tread so that it is no longer explicitly clear that you were offering the unit for sale before you even auditioned it. However, one can still notice your other tread started some 2 hours later...


(posted 03-21-2007, 01:19 PM)
to defend myself. my friend has a fubar II DAC. i compared my TBAAM to his fubar if you really went stalker style and looked through ALL my posts. this is kind of disturbing. honestly, i didn't need you to go through all my posts and then question my credibility.
post #62 of 162
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Originally Posted by souperman View Post
to defend myself. my friend has a fubar II DAC. i compared my TBAAM to his fubar if you really went stalker style and looked through ALL my posts. this is kind of disturbing. honestly, i didn't need you to go through all my posts and then question my credibility.
I tink that is a bit insane, are you sure the $30 TBAAM beats the $120 Firestone? If it is i will definitely get the TBAAM.
post #63 of 162
I've had instances where a post gave me a sense of deja vu and I had to look thru their previous posts to see what brought it on. So...just saying kvant may have something like that happen to him when he read your fubar vs tbaam comment.

Btw, noob comment I know...but what is a TBAAM?
post #64 of 162
post #65 of 162
Ah, I see; that is indeed quite a wee little USB soundcard
post #66 of 162
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Originally Posted by UltraEvo View Post
I tink that is a bit insane, are you sure the $30 TBAAM beats the $120 Firestone? If it is i will definitely get the TBAAM.
to my ears the TBAAM sounded better to me than the Fubar. that is just to my ears.
post #67 of 162
Firestone really makes great products, and their designs are excellent, proud of them Taiwanese.
post #68 of 162
How powerful are the Firestone Cute amps?

I have the Little Country - it sounds great, but is weaker than a CMOY, which is a little frustrating considering how much I paid for it!
post #69 of 162
More powerful than a LC, if that is what you want to know (Max. current @ 90mA vs. 800mA).

In simple term, LS is not designed for high impedance 'phone.
post #70 of 162
My Fubar II arrived today. I can give it a very positive review.

I'm just running it through a CMOY into some mid-range Sennheisers, but there's a definite, noticeable improvement in clarity and low end compared to the Audigy2 that I was using previously.

Now I need some new headphones. Then an amp. Heh.
post #71 of 162
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Originally Posted by Veniogenesis View Post
I replaced the internal op-amps (JRC072 and OPA2604) with two LM4562 op-amps.
Does replacing both opamps make an appreciable difference? I know absolutely nothing about the JRC072, but from what I can tell it is cheap.

Also, do you advise changing both of the opamps in my Cute Beyond? I've only changed the main Burr Brown.
post #72 of 162
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Originally Posted by infinitemonkey View Post
My Fubar II arrived today. I can give it a very positive review.

I'm just running it through a CMOY into some mid-range Sennheisers, but there's a definite, noticeable improvement in clarity and low end compared to the Audigy2 that I was using previously.

Now I need some new headphones. Then an amp. Heh.
congrats! I love my Fubar as well. I also love that you can mod it later on if you please.

As for the amp part. I just went with both amp and DAC from Firestone... for now... The cute encore amp gave this really warm quality to my Sony EX90s. I almost parted with them but decided to keep them after that.

post #73 of 162
my Fubar II is on its way back to Singapore as we speak... need to claim warranty for it...

theres ALOT of crackling noise coming from it....sometimes it just cuts off the music and immediately replaced by LOUD static noise.

i tried replacing the opamps with those originally from the Cute Battery II (OPA22777PA and JRC5021G) the cut off thingy was gone but the crackling was still there. and it actually sounded better when i changed the opamps :P

i hope this gets fixed asap....currently running off the A2ZS and some DIY bootleg Canare cable with low quality connectors...

dammit i miss it already
post #74 of 162
How long had you had it for mate?
post #75 of 162
less than 2 months

btw, about ur Little Country, have u checked to make sure that its on high gain?
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