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Meier Corda Move details released

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I'm sorry if this is a repost, but I had a good search and didn't see anything...

Details and pictures of Meier's new portable amp with USB DAC are now available on the Meier website - here.

Quick lowdown:

- All-aluminium casing (I'm British, so you get the UK spelling :P)
- Bigger volume knob
- USB connector moved to back
- External power socket on back
- Low/high current modes. Low mode = 100 hours on a 9V battery
- Bigger buffer than Corda MKIII
- Two single AD8610 opamps
- PCM2704 Texas Instruments DAC

Looks great to me!
post #2 of 1165
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Originally Posted by senny-ftw View Post
I'm sorry if this is a repost, but I had a good search and didn't see anything..
It has, no worries we all make mistakes. Anyway, it's so damn tempting, must resist...
post #3 of 1165
Great! So keep tempting me why don't you.

There's a thread in portable audio about the Move.
post #4 of 1165
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Oops!

I've registered my interest... looks like my two-week-old Corda MKIII is going on the FS/Trade forums soon!
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Oops!

I've registered my interest... looks like my two-week-old Corda MKIII is going on the FS/Trade forums soon!
You should want to compare the two amps since it seems that they will have slightly different performance.

As mentioned by mrarroyo in that thread, they use different op-amps:

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Originally Posted by mrarroyo
I wrote an email to Dr. Meir regarding the choice of the 8610 op-amp for the new Move versus the 6171 on the Porta Corda MkIII. Basically I asked him which had the better sound amp section. He said they are very similar and that the 6171 was more detailed while the 8610 was more forgiving with street cans.
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Does anyone have an idea what the price will be for one of these?

Beauty of a design, too. I'll be traveling a bit this year and have been thinking of picking up a portable to take along. The Move is on my short list.
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Does anyone have an idea what the price will be for one of these?

Beauty of a design, too. I'll be traveling a bit this year and have been thinking of picking up a portable to take along. The Move is on my short list.
Straight from the website:

€175,- / $235,- outside EC
€195,- inside EC
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You should want to compare the two amps since it seems that they will have slightly different performance...As mentioned by mrarroyo in that thread, they use different op-amps:

Yes - I'm interested to see the difference. Hope the new ones don't remove any clarity. Order placed, should hopefully come next week...

A big part of my interest is for practical reasons - looks like it'll do a better job as a desktop amp when necessary, with the more accessible power socket, extra weight and high current choice.
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Originally Posted by senny-ftw View Post
You should want to compare the two amps since it seems that they will have slightly different performance...As mentioned by mrarroyo in that thread, they use different op-amps:

Yes - I'm interested to see the difference. Hope the new ones don't remove any clarity. Order placed, should hopefully come next week...

A big part of my interest is for practical reasons - looks like it'll do a better job as a desktop amp when necessary, with the more accessible power socket, extra weight and high current choice.
Congrats!

I think the rear USB port will be better for desktop use. I actually like having the USB on the front with my PC MkIII-USB since I don't keep the USB cable connected when not in use. I keep the amp Velcroed to the underside of my couch-side gear table, I only use mine for music on my PC.

Do you use your PC MkIII-USB with an AC adapter or just USB power?

I use 30 volts with mine and it sounds very good with HD 650.
post #10 of 1165
My amp already has that power socket on the back since I made my own casing. I never got round to actually changing the place of the USB from the front to the back, but I wanted to for a while.

Arg. I am not going to buy the Move. It sure does look better and has some better features, but I don't need it for now. For now...
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Can anyone tell me if the DAC does any resampling ? Is the sound still processed by the soundcard? I want to know if it works in games.

Also, why is the price bigger inside EC? Isn't it produced in Europe?
post #12 of 1165
- When you plug in the DAC your soundcard gets disabled of course.

- The amp is more expensive inside the EU because Jan has to pay VAT when selling it inside the EU.
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The Corda Mk lll may sound better though,which stinks cuz this MOVE looks so much nicer. He made this one with the 8610 to be more forgiving with street cans,and the chip in the corda mk lll has more detail.
Im going for sound,,and if the cheaper and smaller one sounds better,then thats what ill get.
Gonna wait for sound reviews.
Im also looking at the C&C XO , AE2, Hornet. But really my Zune is only a $250 unit,,so i wanted to spend no more then the same on an amp.
Also the Xin amps are supposed to sound good too. OMG,the choices!!!
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Very much looking forward to receiving my MOVE.
post #15 of 1165
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Very much looking forward to receiving my MOVE.

Ditto! Hopefully late next week...

Do you use your PC MkIII-USB with an AC adapter or just USB power?
I use 30 volts with mine and it sounds very good with HD 650.


I haven't had a good look for a UK adaptor, so I've been using the battery, which seems to last forever! Since I also use it on the go, the MKIII's connector placement isn't convenient...
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