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post #31 of 1070

close up photos

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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Ok, looking at pictures, size, and general stats. I don't want to see any comparisons short of RSA XP-7 vs Lisa III. This thing is so big its total bogus lol.


Phil P Larocco is an engineer and his attention to detail is extraordinary.
When he takes pictures he is only inches away, to get detail. When I
placed a quarter, a plum and Lisa III on the same table and urged him
to get them in the same picture for reference, he still cut off the amp.
The Lisa II (sold as the PR II) is actually bigger in width & hieght than
the Lisa III. III is longer and accommodates 1 & 1/2 times the # of parts
having the 3rd channel and discreet component output stage. I am sure
others will take pictures when they receive thier Lisa III's THIS WEEK
and you will have more perspective s and reviews.
post #32 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Remitrom View Post
The Lisa II (sold as the PR II) is actually bigger in width & hieght than the Lisa III. III is longer and accommodates 1 & 1/2 times the # of parts having the 3rd channel and discreet component output stage.
what's the 3rd channel for? is this a home thtr amp - center or sub channel?
post #33 of 1070
I just got back from a So Cal trip and saw this... I'm assuming that those of us that signed up for one were emailed? I did not get an email but I requested the Expedition version... any ETA on that one???
post #34 of 1070
Wakerider you need to check the triadaudio.net forums, you probably have a PM there.
post #35 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Wakerider you need to check the triadaudio.net forums, you probably have a PM there.
No pop-up notification so I did not notice I had a PM. Looks like about 2 weeks for the Expedition version... perfect! This will give me time to read more opinions on the standard version

edit - I also agree with MaloS... comparing the Lisa to smaller amps "true portables" will be nice to get an idea of its sound but for apples to apples the Headroom Desktop portable and XP-7 would make for the most valid comparisons.
post #36 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Remitrom View Post


Phil P Larocco is an engineer and his attention to detail is extraordinary.
When he takes pictures he is only inches away, to get detail. When I
placed a quarter, a plum and Lisa III on the same table and urged him
to get them in the same picture for reference, he still cut off the amp.
The Lisa II (sold as the PR II) is actually bigger in width & hieght than
the Lisa III. III is longer and accommodates 1 & 1/2 times the # of parts
having the 3rd channel and discreet component output stage. I am sure
others will take pictures when they receive thier Lisa III's THIS WEEK
and you will have more perspective s and reviews.
I held a Lisa III Prototype (the wooden one) in my own hands, does that count? =] No, I am not against its sound and topology, it is a nice amplifier, as is the PRII, but honestly...its HUUUGE... I have alot of fun seeing how both of them are called portable =] Sorry, don't take me too seriously.
post #37 of 1070
Well just for clarification the Lisa III has always been referred to as a transportable amp.
post #38 of 1070
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Ok, looking at pictures, size, and general stats. I don't want to see any comparisons short of RSA XP-7 vs Lisa III. This thing is so big its total bogus lol.
I don't think it's TOO big. Now if it were a box, sure, but it's as flat as a checkbook. People carry checkbooks all the time, all over the place.

I think some people get a little out of hand with saying something is huge. A Hornet is not huge, yet people border it on being "portable"...WTF???? A Hornet is tiny, as is an SR71. A TH is just rediculously small.

Honestly, if you put a 4th gen iMod on top of it, it won't look so large...it's just longer than your average amp....but it's also flatter...
post #39 of 1070
Just got my shipping confirmation - I will have my LISA by the end of the week!
post #40 of 1070
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Originally Posted by oicdn View Post
I don't think it's TOO big. Now if it were a box, sure, but it's as flat as a checkbook. People carry checkbooks all the time, all over the place.

I think some people get a little out of hand with saying something is huge. A Hornet is not huge, yet people border it on being "portable"...WTF???? A Hornet is tiny, as is an SR71. A TH is just rediculously small.

Honestly, if you put a 4th gen iMod on top of it, it won't look so large...it's just longer than your average amp....but it's also flatter...
I am a bit weird, I consider everything bigger than my cellphone too big for my pocket, but I guess we should differentiate between portable and pocket amplifier =] (mind you, my DAP is also very small). On the case of size issues with Hornet/SR71 - they are thick, which is problematic for having in your pocket...
post #41 of 1070
Do we yet know the price of the Expedition Edition yet?
post #42 of 1070
Damn this is one amazing amp. I was following the design phase and according to the schematics, it's INCREDIBLE! Fully 3-channel discrete output stage with a nice voltage gain stage and finally, a portable amp that runs with enough voltage!
post #43 of 1070
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Originally Posted by blessingx View Post
Do we yet know the price of the Expedition Edition yet?
$550 from what I've read.

MaloS - IMO I will just go straight out of my iPod if I was walking around and using something in pocket... too much hassle. I see the Lisa the same as the XP-7... a transportable amp that gets very close to the SQ of larger home amps but something that can still be put in a backpack and brought to work for use via desktop or carried on a airplane for in-flight bliss. Way to big to lug around on your person though!
post #44 of 1070
Is the "Expedition" just a lisa III with rechargeable batteries?
post #45 of 1070
Here's the explanation from Phil LaRocco the designer of the Lisa III, with regard to the Expedition:

"The LISA III Expedition Edition has the same footprint of 3 inches wide X 6.3 Inches in depth as the LISA III, However is 1.7 Inches in Hight. The Expedition Replaces the Standard versions 9 volt battery pair with Ultra high capacity (For this application) NI-MH battery with 14.7 Volts @ 2100 MAh. This will allow the Expedition to play over 50 Hours per charge at nominal listening levels.The Expedition Edition also has substantially increased Bias for the entire output stage allowing more depth of Image than the standard LISA."

Note: This information regarding bias may longer be the case with the production unit. I am awaiting confirmation on it!
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