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post #181 of 1070
Ok I have to wait till end of the month in order to get the Alo Cable custom made for Lisa III and Imod.

But you can't imagine how hard is to wait till then to listen to my amp..I look at it knowing that something really really good is there but I cannot use it.. Is like watching someone eating a delicious meal without money...

So I was wondering..would be a good idea to use my hometheater CD Player as a source, it's a 5 disc Panasonic (3 years old). What cables would I need? I'm so desperate...

I also own a HP Pavillion Desktop and a Dell Latitude LAptop, can I use yhem as source? sorry for nthe ridiculous questions but I have alway used portable rigs.. in fact I have never owned a full size headphone only IEM's
post #182 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
Ok I have to wait till end of the month in order to get the Alo Cable custom made for Lisa III and Imod.

But you can't imagine how hard is to wait till then to listen to my amp..I look at it knowing that something really really good is there but I cannot use it.. Is like watching someone eating a delicious meal without money...

So I was wondering..would be a good idea to use my hometheater CD Player as a source, it's a 5 disc Panasonic (3 years old). What cables would I need? I'm so desperate...

I also own a HP Pavillion Desktop and a Dell Latitude LAptop, can I use yhem as source? sorry for nthe ridiculous questions but I have alway used portable rigs.. in fact I have never owned a full size headphone only IEM's
Wait, you got a LISA III for just IEM's, and your only real source is an iMod?

Honestly, you should probably spend $500 on a good CD/DAC combo...You already have a Tomahawk for your IEM's.
post #183 of 1070
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Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
Wait, you got a LISA III for just IEM's, and your only real source is an iMod?

Honestly, you should probably spend $500 on a good CD/DAC combo...You already have a Tomahawk for your IEM's.
I'm willing to spend $ 500 on a good combo. Could you recomend a good option for the Lisa III ?
post #184 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
I'm willing to spend $ 500 on a good combo. Could you recomend a good option for the Lisa III ?
No, but I'd ask in the Dedicated and/or Computer as Source forums.
post #185 of 1070
Get a Benchmark DAC1, which will do a nice job of converting digital signals from your CD player (if it has digital out) or your PC. I've been listening to my DAC1 with my Lisa XP all week -- nice combination.
post #186 of 1070
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I emailed Triad Audio two days ago for the shipping cost to the UK. Still waiting for a reply .
I've now received an answer. Here it is for anyone else in the UK who might be interested:-

These are the Shipping Options in USD:

Federal Express $97.90 economy
$106.96 Priority

UPS Worldwide ExpressSM $117.26
UPS Worldwide Saver $114.98

US Postal Service

Global Express Guaranteed® 1 - 3 Days $69.30
Express Mail® International 3 - 5 Days $31.97
Priority Mail® International 6 - 10 Days $22.80
Priority Mail® Flat Rate Box 6 - 10 Days $35.15
First-Class Mail® International Varies $16.80


FWIW I just received something from the US via US Postal Service Priority Mail and it took 18 days.
post #187 of 1070

Here's my XP...




In Bourne Identity fashion, I tracked Brad down in Hong Kong, literally bought this off him on a rainy street corner in Hong Kong, hehe (this must have looked bizarre to onlookers as I exchanged a wad of cash for this secret metallic unit). fkclo was accompanying Brad, so it was pleasure to finally meet him in person as well. listening to it now with DAC1USB and various phones - this is serious ear candy (but I will refrain from comments until I've spent some time with it). Cosmetically matches my silver DAC1USB perfectly as well. Need to figure out how to get an external charger...
post #188 of 1070
Yeah, Brad is in HK for the audio show, Linda of Triadaudio told me that Brad may be possible to ship the Lisa III to me directly from HK to Macau here - just one business day delivery. I eager to have it arrived soon.
post #189 of 1070
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post
In Bourne Identity fashion, I tracked Brad down in Hong Kong, literally bought this off him on a rainy street corner in Hong Kong, hehe (this must have looked bizarre to onlookers as I exchanged a wad of cash for this secret metallic unit). fkclo was accompanying Brad, so it was pleasure to finally meet him in person as well. listening to it now with DAC1USB and various phones - this is serious ear candy (but I will refrain from comments until I've spent some time with it). Cosmetically matches my silver DAC1USB perfectly as well. Need to figure out how to get an external charger...
JimP, nice to meet you too in person! This is the first time I meet Brad, who in real lone ranger style come to Hong Kong with a whole bag of LISAs - Standards, Expedition, High Gain version, Power Supply.... and a unique wood cased Expedtion (which is an experimental product). We talked about the various versions, the challenges of realising the LISA project, and DIY boards as well. Brad also went to the Hong Kong High-end AV Show and got himself the unique (not for sale) show SACD which he plans to use to demo his LISAs.

Seeing the Standard version in person the LISA is much smaller than I thought it to be. It is very slim, though a bit long compared to most portables, but definitely compact enough to be carried around. I will post pics of the experimental woody shortly (tomorrow may be)

And here is the evidence of the moment the LISA XP and cash change hands!



F.Lo
post #190 of 1070
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Originally Posted by ManAtWork View Post
Yeah, Brad is in HK for the audio show, Linda of Triadaudio told me that Brad may be possible to ship the Lisa III to me directly from HK to Macau here - just one business day delivery. I eager to have it arrived soon.
ManAtWork, spoken to Brad but he did not mention making arrangements to ship any LISA to Macau. His next stop will be Thailand where he will be meeting another head-fier. My understanding (I may be wrong) is that the other LISAs will be for demo in Thailand.

FWIW.
F. Lo
post #191 of 1070

PSU for LISA III

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Originally Posted by JimP View Post
Need to figure out how to get an external charger...
JimP: Spoke to Brad earlier about the power supply and he said the what works for the LISA II ( Pocket Reference II) should also work for LISA III.

I have a PSR for PRII and would expect it to work, though the charging rate may be slow for the Expedition.

Before I get the PSR I was using a PSU which I bought online from RS Online http://www.rshongkong.com This is an often overlooked resources for guys in Hong Kong who look for good quality hardware and can't find them at Sham Shui Po.

Do a search for item item 423-7880 or 423-9252. Both versions work for my PRII and they comes with different tips so fitting the LISA III should be no problem. The 423-9252 is better because (a) it is a Germany AN-MANN design, and (b) it has selected outage voltage so that you can have a little bit of safety margin by setting it to 22V instead of 24V).

I can lend you the 432-7880 if you so wish for your immediate use with the LISA XP.

F.Lo
post #192 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
ManAtWork, spoken to Brad but he did not mention making arrangements to ship any LISA to Macau. His next stop will be Thailand where he will be meeting another head-fier. My understanding (I may be wrong) is that the other LISAs will be for demo in Thailand.
F. Lo
Ah yes, I got his message tonight that it is too tight for him shipping any thing during in HK (he'll left at early morning Monday). And he promised to reserve one all black standard Lisa III for me and shipped from Thai.

Thanks.
post #193 of 1070
fcklo, in your post above #189, you mention High Gain. I didn't realize the Lisa's come with different gain options. Or did you mean High Bias, which following this thread, seems to be the standard configuration for XPs. I just assumed the unit I purchased was standard XP. In any event, I'm using variable out on the DAC1USB to dial-in a comfortable 9-10 o'clock on the volume for my various phones. (or if you did mean, High Gain, you wouldn't happen to know if my unit is high or normal version?). Thanks for your input on the PSU as well.
post #194 of 1070
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post
fcklo, in your post above #189, you mention High Gain. I didn't realize the Lisa's come with different gain options. Or did you mean High Bias, which following this thread, seems to be the standard configuration for XPs. I just assumed the unit I purchased was standard XP. In any event, I'm using variable out on the DAC1USB to dial-in a comfortable 9-10 o'clock on the volume for my various phones. (or if you did mean, High Gain, you wouldn't happen to know if my unit is high or normal version?). Thanks for your input on the PSU as well.
JimP, it is a customised High Gain version (gain can be adjusted at additional cost). All other XPs that Brad brought were standard/default gain, including yours.

F. Lo
post #195 of 1070
My XP is high gain as well. I ordered it for my HD650s, but I can't get the volume past 9:00. Wondering if the gain is set too high. I suppose I could use the variable out from the DAC1...
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