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post #361 of 771
Hey that is good too

I'm glad someone said something....

I was beginning to think this thread had gone dry....

lol
post #362 of 771
Hey, let's talk prices for a bit...

What would be a good price for an basic headphone amplifier like the "ICEHEAD".

It is pretty basic, very loud, and quite accurate.

What would be a good price range for such a product ???
post #363 of 771
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Originally Posted by hotaudio40 View Post
Hey, let's talk prices for a bit...

What would be a good price for an basic headphone amplifier like the "ICEHEAD".

It is pretty basic, very loud, and quite accurate.

What would be a good price range for such a product ???

Again, I'm no economist--I'm a writer--so this is real armchair stuff from me.

When you look at the portable amp market there is the real bottom end of the price ladder: the two fiios ($10 and $20, so you can't price compete there) and the cheaper model cmoys that are on ebay (~$35 buy it nows). The OPA2227 models are around $43 with shipping.

Then there is the PA2V2 at $60. After that, the entry level amp from most builders is at least $100 (think T4), if not decently more (like $160 for the Headsix).

So the question is, where does the Icehead fall in terms of quality? That should determine the price of the amp.
post #364 of 771
Can my dac destroyer be used with foobar kernel streaming or asio?
post #365 of 771
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Can my dac destroyer be used with foobar kernel streaming or asio?
Yes, but don't ask me how to do it, I just know it can be done because others are doing it.

I think it is pretty straight forward, give it a try.

But again, don't ask me how to set it all up, but I have seen many articles on setting ASIO4ALL up and I've used foobar many times.

But now I'm back to using WINAMP, I just like winamp

It's easy
post #366 of 771
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So the question is, where does the Icehead fall in terms of quality? That should determine the price of the amp.
Thanks Wenglish...

I guess that is a very obvious statement, and really it comes down to what I can get for it...
post #367 of 771
I just had to pop in and say I LOVE the name "raging moose." My husband is a huge follower of yours, when he told me someone had suggested raging moose as a name I laughed so hard as I too am a Canadian. Well it made my day to see your new raging moose listing today. You have a great sense of humor!!
post #368 of 771
As another proud Canadian (in the UK) I like raging moose as well! Though you do know that the plural is meese and not mooses right?

post #369 of 771
Yes...
I was thinking it was meeses

But who really knows....
Has anyone really seen more then one moose at a time...

And I've only seen one moose in my lifetime, and it was HUGE!!!

Thank GOD it wasn't RAGING, lol

It was just crossing the road, and I'm not kidding it was as high as the highway sign, we could have driven right under its' belly.

More of a "GRAZING MOOSE"

I love the name too,
It kinda grows on you...

lol
post #370 of 771
Was just wondering which between the PCM2702 and Mark IV is better?
post #371 of 771
Is this amp still available for purchase? Seems to be the cheapest TPA6120A2 amp I can find from a reputable seller
post #372 of 771
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Is this amp still available for purchase? Seems to be the cheapest TPA6120A2 amp I can find from a reputable seller
Yes, it is available, just push the paypal button, and it will be on its way
post #373 of 771
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Was just wondering which between the PCM2702 and Mark IV is better?
That could be considered a matter of taste...

The PCM2702 is a superior DAC.
It is more accurate then the MARK IV (TPA2705) and slightly more dynamic.

It is possible that the MARK IV (PCM2705) is slightly warmer.

In my humble opinion, I'd say the PCM2702 (SUPREME) is a better sounding DAC, as I like the extra bit of accuracy.

They both have an additional buffer on their outputs.

I think I'd go with the SUPREME model, but if you're NOT driving headphones, ie you're driving some kind of amplifier stage BEFORE your headphones or speakers, then I'd even look at the "DAC STRAIGHT".

The "DAC STRAIGHT" is a PCM2702 reduced to its' purest form.

It is a USB DAC that takes its' audio signal directly off the DAC without buffering or modification of any kind.

It also has very much enhanced noise reduction circuits.

The "DAC STRAIGHT" is my attempt to pull as much from a DAC as humanly possible.

Take a VERY GOOD DAC and then see what it is capable of sounding like when pushed to its' limits.

It is a very minimal circuit with VERY maximum thought to noise reduction, accuracy and dynamic response...

I actually do that to ALL my DACs, but in the case of the "SUPREME" and "DAC STRAIGHT" (PCM2702) it seems there is more to work with...

If your NOT driving headphones directly, then I'd go with the "DAC STRAIGHT" (PCM2702).

hotaudio40
post #374 of 771
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Yes, it is available, just push the paypal button, and it will be on its way
Whats the difference between that and the Thunderbolt?
post #375 of 771
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Originally Posted by decayed.cell View Post
Whats the difference between that and the Thunderbolt?
They are the same headphone amplifier.
I've just given the TPA6120a2 model the name "THUNDERBOLT".

And now it has a new look as of today
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