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post #721 of 771
Well, for what it is worth, I will be getting my second HotAudio product today or tomorrow. I purchased the HotAudio THUNDERBOLT 2010 Portable. At $59.99 shipped I figured i couldn't go wrong.

I already have the Thunderbolt Max and on my profile have posted what i think about the amp etc...

HotAudio makes some seriously nice sounding products for the money. But, well read my mini review of the Thunderbolt Max on my profile. (obviously I liked the sound / value aspect to buy again from them.)

I truly wish him the best in his business. BTW, He ships really fast!
post #722 of 771
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Originally Posted by RazorJack View Post
Yes we all have issues, but some people around here also seem to have a problem with freedom of speech in some specific cases (*cough* when it turns out a Hotaudio product is cheaper and better than one of Head-fi's sponsor's flavor of the month products)
I could seriously care less if he spoke against uDac or Benchmark or Grado or Little Dot, etc. etc. etc.

He was just pestering about driving everyone nuts.

Exaggerated example:

user 1: Wow, the uDac is cool!

user 2: Can the uDac power my IEMs?

userland: uDac sucks! Dac Ecstasy is the teh best 4ever!!!!!!1!!one!exclamationmark
post #723 of 771
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Originally Posted by roker View Post
I'm all for fanaticism and unbiased opinions, but this kid had issues.
From all the stuffs he did, I must agree he's just a kid.
post #724 of 771
Userlander just had too much of that victim's mentality thing going on. FWIR he was a decent poster before the whole uDAC thing happened.... some posters disagreed with his opinions in the uDAC thread and it turned into a large flame war, then he felt like he was getting all the stick for expressing his opinion (to be fair to him, some were indeed uncalled for). Once he felt that he was being unfairly victimized, he just wouldn't let go of it for some reason and kept bringing it back up in other threads... he seems like an intelligent guy, but bit too emotional and argumentative about issues overall. There's really no logic in his conspiracy theories of Head-fi's interests whatsoever, as Jude has already explained.

As for Hotaudio (Dave), as I've said countless times, his amps/DACs are great for the price and I'd recommend this products every time without hesitation... but he's also, well, a unique individual... in kinda eccentric scientist sorta way (like Doc Brown in Back to the Future). His mannerisms in typing (especially his apparent affinity for CAPS and one sentence paragraphs...) and paranoia with conspiracy theories against him with various web sites, head-fi included, does puzzle and at times creeps me out... but I guess it's something I'll have to accept since that's just how he is. Not my biggest concern when he delivers where it counts, in making excellent value amps/DACs and providing great customer service.
post #725 of 771
I am going to give the DAC Extasy a try. I will be using it as a source to my hybrid tube EF2 amp. I am hoping this wolfsen will make it sing
post #726 of 771
just a heads up. i heard that if you best offer him on ebay he'll sell it to you for much cheaper (110+10 shipping? i think)

i've been thinking about trying it out, but only thing is if i don't like it i don't think it really has much resale value. i may just end up saving up for a v-dac instead.
post #727 of 771
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post
just a heads up. i heard that if you best offer him on ebay he'll sell it to you for much cheaper (110+10 shipping? i think)

i've been thinking about trying it out, but only thing is if i don't like it i don't think it really has much resale value. i may just end up saving up for a v-dac instead.
I got a good deal

I was considering the V-DAC also, but triple the price its hard. Gathering form what I read, the V-DAC seemed to lack punch and speed, and not be the best for rock, electronic, etc music. I listen to a wide variety of music, but I don't want to spend alot on a dac that might be weak in half of what I listen to.
post #728 of 771
Speaking of weird pricing: THUNDERBOLT MAX - SUPER HIGH POWER HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER - eBay, Processors, Home Audio, Electronics. (end time 20-Apr-10 15:48:53 AEST)

I'm contemplating trying one of hotaudio's amps for my UE18pros, but not too sure which one to go for.
post #729 of 771
I saw that to... I gave $99.00 shipped for my Thunderbolt Max. sure glad i bought when I did!

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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
Speaking of weird pricing: THUNDERBOLT MAX - SUPER HIGH POWER HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER - eBay, Processors, Home Audio, Electronics. (end time 20-Apr-10 15:48:53 AEST)

I'm contemplating trying one of hotaudio's amps for my UE18pros, but not too sure which one to go for.
post #730 of 771
I had my mind blown when I saw the $500 price tag. I was pretty sure it was still $99 at one stage.
post #731 of 771
I think he just has it high right now because of his supply. Just talk to him to negotiate a deal. My DAC extasy should arrive soon, though I wont be able to test it much until my HD650 cable comes in. My old one broke and I am using skull candies .

I am kind of curious to see how the thunderbolt max pairs with the extasy for high impedance/sensitivity cans. But first the extasy....
post #732 of 771
I have an extasy on the way. Can't wait.
post #733 of 771
I think I remember reading that the opamp used in the thunderbolt is one that only works well for high impedance headphones. My memory is fuzzy, just making sure people do their research and reading if they plan to use a low impedance headphone.
post #734 of 771
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Originally Posted by dcpoor View Post
I think I remember reading that the opamp used in the thunderbolt is one that only works well for high impedance headphones. My memory is fuzzy, just making sure people do their research and reading if they plan to use a low impedance headphone.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/tpa...p-world-72796/
This old thread have information on it saying it drive low impedance poorly, I can also confirm it first hand.
post #735 of 771
Why i can't find pics of the internal of the hotaudio products?
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