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post #376 of 771
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Originally Posted by hotaudio40 View Post
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
Ah right a different LED and a different knob. I'm a fan of the old price though oh well haha
post #377 of 771
lol, yes the old price was nice...

But realistically, I'm realized that people were judging my products based on their prices...

For instance, when I sold some of my amps for $59, I attracted a "low end" sort of "newbie" customer.

They had never heard an amp before and thought the amps sounded great, but were eventually going to upgrade....

Of course that is almost an insult to me, even though I realize they are "newbies"...

Then when my prices were double or triple that, I tend to get the "higher end" customer.

The more "refined" customer, who has heard many amps and has done the research.

The more "refined" customer is less confused by all my "hub bub" and they seem to know what they are getting...

I also tend to sell more amps when the prices are higher....

People really do judge a product based on its' price...

I guess they figure, "it can't be that good if it is that cheap"....

It really is a lesson in marketing....

hotaudio40
post #378 of 771
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It really is a lesson in marketing....

hotaudio40
And psychology 101.
post #379 of 771
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Originally Posted by hotaudio40 View Post
lol, yes the old price was nice...

But realistically, I'm realized that people were judging my products based on their prices...

For instance, when I sold some of my amps for $59, I attracted a "low end" sort of "newbie" customer.

They had never heard an amp before and thought the amps sounded great, but were eventually going to upgrade....

Of course that is almost an insult to me, even though I realize they are "newbies"...

Then when my prices were double or triple that, I tend to get the "higher end" customer.

The more "refined" customer, who has heard many amps and has done the research.

The more "refined" customer is less confused by all my "hub bub" and they seem to know what they are getting...

I also tend to sell more amps when the prices are higher....

People really do judge a product based on its' price...

I guess they figure, "it can't be that good if it is that cheap"....

It really is a lesson in marketing....

hotaudio40
How about... you charge me the old price, and I give you the difference with the new price in the currency of praise
post #380 of 771
Well I'm having so much fun listening to it....
post #381 of 771
Got my Destroyer today!

Literally just plugged it in, I'm impressed. Now I'll be up all night listening in HeadPhone bliss!

nG
post #382 of 771
will the Icehead drive a pair of Sennheiser HD580's well?
post #383 of 771
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Originally Posted by BChan92 View Post
will the Icehead drive a pair of Sennheiser HD580's well?
Well the HD580s are 300 ohms.

The ICEHEAD will put out 4.3 Volts peak to peak voltage swing.

So the ICEHEAD could put out 7mW RMS into those headphones.

I believe it would do a fine job.
post #384 of 771

USB1 vs. MarkIV for K271

At home and at work, I use the same setup: AKG K271S, driven by a MarkIV. Trust me, regardless of the modest ohms listed in its specs, the K271S (and K271 Mark II) need a decent amount of power to sound like a premium phone. A USB1 won't cut it.

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Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
Does anyone know if a USB1 would work well with an AKG K271?

AKG271:
Sensitivity 91 dB/mW, 104 dB/V

Rated impedance 55 ohms
post #385 of 771
I got my DAC Straight today!!! I haven't plugged it in yet (still looking for an RCA cable..) but WOW it is tiny! It's like 1/5 the size of my amp haha.

EDIT: found a really cheap rca cable, waiting on my monoprice order still.. the dac definitely sounds A LOT better than my Audigy 2. I cannot hear any noise unless I turn the amp all the way up, unlike my audigy. everything comes through nice and clear, the bass is nice and tight, and the detail is very nice.

the build quality of the DAC is very nice too. you need to take better pictures haha, it looks a lot nicer in person.
post #386 of 771
Mr. Hotaudio, how does the pan/balance control work on your TPA6120a2 amp? Pushing/pulling the pot?

That feature is a godsend for me since both my ears have a different loudness perception. I've been stuck with a few brands of players (Cowon, Rockbox) that do support pan/balance... and I can't understand why most manufacturers omit that most basic of features nowadays. With that amp of yours I could use any player out there, something I never imagined would happen.
post #387 of 771
That feature is ONLY on my "RAGING MOOSE" model.

It is NOT on all my TPA6120a2 models just to make it clear...

It works by simply pushing in the volume control knob.

Push it in once to get to balance mode.
Push it in again to get back to volume mode.

Once you shut off the amplifier both the balance and volume are reset back to 50%.

Pretty straight forward

Thanks,
post #388 of 771
I see, thanks for the info. So there is no way to make the balance level permanent without reset? It's no biggie, I'm glad there's this one and only unique amp with pan/balance out there.
post #389 of 771
Nope, no way at all unless you had a nine volt that lasted forever.

Then you could leave it on all the time...

Otherwise you'll have to re-adjust the balance and the volume every time you turn it on.

Thanks,
post #390 of 771
Has anyone used Denon AH-D1001 with a DAC destroyer ?

would it be enough for this headphone( 32 ohm )

or would I need an amp too.
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