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post #31 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Usually Jan's products have taken about 10 days to get to me here in Chicago.

What! It was 3 weeks for me here in Idaho.
post #32 of 1165
Dear Headfellows,

The very first amps have been shipped today to their new owners.

Just a warning for those who want to buy a powersupply before receiving the amp.

The MOVE only accepts voltages upto 12 V !!!

The reason is, that it has an internal voltage doubler that creates a total voltage of 24 V inside.

One should not use a 28V supply (as with the PORTA CORDA)!!

Cheers

Jan
post #33 of 1165
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Thanks for the note.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...12205&doy=17m6

The JC93B 1.5A version - do the spects look OK?
post #34 of 1165
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Surely +4.5 and -4.5V is high current mode and +9 and -9V is low current mode. P=IV if you see what I mean. Am I being a blimmin' idiot? I think I'm just being a blimmin' idiot. Can someone explain this to me?
He did not say its constant power. V=IR. Increase in voltage forces increase in current. In high gain mode it eats more power (more voltage and current), but provides more gain... (tsk tsk xD)
post #35 of 1165
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My Move arrived at work today... I only have my super.fi's here so can't really tell what it sounds like, but here are some first impressions otherwise.

- My MacBook Pro doesn't complain that it's drawing too much power from the USB port like it does with the MKIII when you plug it in unpowered.

- The Move is MUCH shorter than the MKIII. I am surprised how small it is!

- The volume knob is considerably more pleasant to use than on the MKIII.

- The build quality and finish is excellent!

Congratulations Jan on shipping a great new product!
post #36 of 1165
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Originally Posted by senny-ftw View Post
My Move arrived at work today... I only have my super.fi's here so can't really tell what it sounds like, but here are some first impressions otherwise.

- My MacBook Pro doesn't complain that it's drawing too much power from the USB port like it does with the MKIII when you plug it in unpowered.

- The Move is MUCH shorter than the MKIII. I am surprised how small it is!

- The volume knob is considerably more pleasant to use than on the MKIII.

- The build quality and finish is excellent!

Congratulations Jan on shipping a great new product!
Do keep us posted when you are finally able to hear the sonic qualities!
post #37 of 1165
This may be a silly question but is the dac portion of the Move functional when you hook it up to a DAP? Or does the dac only kick in when it is usb powered?
post #38 of 1165
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>This may be a silly question but is the dac portion of the Move functional when you hook it up to a DAP? Or does the dac only kick in when it is usb powered?

There are two inputs - analogue (mini headphone jack) and USB. The latter is for connecting to your computer.
post #39 of 1165
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I started to write up my impressions but I've decided I need more listening time first!

Again, a brief feel: basically it's like the MKIII, but smoother, warmer, more bass. More forgiving to bad recordings. Female vocals rich and natural...

I need to verify this, but it seems like the analogue input is significantly better than on the MKIII.
post #40 of 1165
sounds like the perfect match for my HD-595's ..

post #41 of 1165
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Again, a brief feel: basically it's like the MKIII, but smoother, warmer, more bass. More forgiving to bad recordings. Female vocals rich and natural...
Looks impressive. Please keep us posted if any new findings. It seems Dr. Meier changed the sound signature of the new product family to warm-forgiving direction.

Still waiting for mine to come and getting more and more impatient...
post #42 of 1165
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>Still waiting for mine to come and getting more and more impatient..

I'm a bit closer to Germany than you!
post #43 of 1165
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sounds like the perfect match for my HD-595's ..

x2
post #44 of 1165
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sounds like the perfect match for my HD-595's ..

Yes, probably. I'm not a 595 fan, but I used to own some and can imagine it would complement them and hopefully help to provide a more natural (but strong) bass.
post #45 of 1165
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Initially I noticed some muddiness, sometimes slightly poor PRaT and loss of clarity when I first got the amp. These were minor and I didn't think it was fair to mention till it's had some burn-in --- and after 10 hours I realise I was right; all these complaints are falling away and the amp reaches a new level.

Against the MKIII, the Move has a slightly smoother, warmer sound with a more pronounced bass and low-mid. The nasty sharp highs I occasionally experience are gone (e.g. hi-hat / the guitar slapping on Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes), which is a welcome change, allowing higher volumes without being blasted by symbols, hi-hat...

Detail is still good, but a small amount is perhaps traded for smoothness and warmth. The smoother sound is more pleasing to the ear and makes the amp more forgiving to poor recordings or low-bitrate songs.

As I mentioned before, I really like the way it handles vocals, especially female. They seem richer and more natural.

Strangely, I find separation of instruments can sometimes be better on the MKIII, while the Move has better placement. Really weird!

I'm not a fan of crossfeed but, with the Move, it's growing on me. The crossfeed seems considerably better on this vs the MKIII for some reason.

I think the most impressive thing about the sound of the Move is how it manages to be warm, smooth AND detailed at the same time. I find some high-detail equipment unpleasant to use daily, but the Move produces a very listenable, full sound.

Below I've pasted my prior comments on the device itself.

- My MacBook Pro doesn't complain that it's drawing too much power from the USB port like it does with the MKIII when you plug it in unpowered.

- The Move is MUCH shorter than the MKIII. I am surprised how small it is!

- The volume knob is considerably more pleasant to use than on the MKIII.

- The build quality and finish are excellent!
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