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post #451 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
Just want to add that the LLP is a very high quality power supply which provide linearly regulated, ripple free DC to the LISA. When one plug in an external power supply, it will take over the battery power. If the external PSU provides "dirty DC" the sonic quality suffers as a result. Of course, one can also run the amp on battery for the best result, but if you are like me who will be using the LISA as a desktop amp, the LLP comes in handy. Besides, it will also be able to provide slight more juice than the built-in batteries, and I believe this is only beneficial to what we hear.

F. Lo
Thanks Francis,

I'm just trying to get a justification for LLP. Because if it doesn't really improve much of the sound quality then, I personally don't think it's worth my USD$500.- I'm currently using LISA Expedition which I should technically get over 50hrs before a recharge required, and I think, it's sufficient enough without LLP to run the Amp all day. I store my LISA in a charger bank before going to bed everyday. Therefore, I don't find LLP suit my purposes or handy.

Also does the voltage adjustable? or it's fixed at 24V output? How about the plugs? Does it come with many different sizes?
post #452 of 1070
Following the problems I have had with charging the batteries in the Lisa III, including 2 blown re-chargeables, I bought a different adaptor from RS Components on-line as suggested by Francis. I set the voltage at 22v but after about 2 hours charging the amp casing got very hot so I unplugged it from the mains.
I am now wondering if the amp has been damaged due to the blown batteries, so I have sent an email to Phil.
One question though should I have the power switch set to on whilst charging?
I am now getting very frustrated by what is obviously a very good amp! :
post #453 of 1070
I have emailed triad audio.Going by my experince now I think there is not much diffrence between the service we got at Larocco or triad now.Laricci took ages to reply to queries and so is triad been ovr a week and havent heard from them.(query was on international shipping charges)
post #454 of 1070
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Originally Posted by ajsaxin View Post
I have emailed triad audio.Going by my experince now I think there is not much diffrence between the service we got at Larocco or triad now.Laricci took ages to reply to queries and so is triad been ovr a week and havent heard from them.(query was on international shipping charges)
I disagree completeley...Triad seem to be pretty good and have responded to my emails quite quickly. Larocco however haven't responded to any of my emails since March 2006, despite the fact that I never received a PSU that I paid for, and am on the waiting list for a Diablo amp.

As I understand it, Brad at Triad has a good reputation, whereas Larry Milligan's at Larocco is shot to pieces.
post #455 of 1070
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Originally Posted by ajsaxin View Post
I have emailed triad audio.Going by my experince now I think there is not much diffrence between the service we got at Larocco or triad now.Laricci took ages to reply to queries and so is triad been ovr a week and havent heard from them.(query was on international shipping charges)
Don't know where you are located but to the UK I ended up paying about $90 shipping & handling (which includes $20 handling fee for Triad) via FedEx & it cost me roughly $60 for customs charges.
She gave me links to the FedEx, UPS, & US Post Office sites for me to work out the charges. She also provided me with the following info to work this out:

Zip code for Triad: 97457
Weight: 2 pounds
Length: 11
Width: 7
Height: 7
post #456 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post
Following the problems I have had with charging the batteries in the Lisa III, including 2 blown re-chargeables, I bought a different adaptor from RS Components on-line as suggested by Francis. I set the voltage at 22v but after about 2 hours charging the amp casing got very hot so I unplugged it from the mains.
I am now wondering if the amp has been damaged due to the blown batteries, so I have sent an email to Phil.
One question though should I have the power switch set to on whilst charging?
I am now getting very frustrated by what is obviously a very good amp! :
You can set the switch to on while charging. And you can burn in at the same time while charging. For your info my LISA III doesn't even get warm while charging with 28 degrees ambience temperature.

Yeah LISA is an exceptional amp, highly detailed, with amazing depth 3Dimensional, musical. I just have to say this again because I'm really impressed.
post #457 of 1070
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Originally Posted by ajsaxin View Post
I have emailed triad audio.Going by my experince now I think there is not much diffrence between the service we got at Larocco or triad now.Laricci took ages to reply to queries and so is triad been ovr a week and havent heard from them.(query was on international shipping charges)
I got an email from Triad on shipping charges to the UK and posted it in post #186 of this thread, repeated here:-

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
post #458 of 1070
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Originally Posted by lexnasa View Post
I disagree completeley...Triad seem to be pretty good and have responded to my emails quite quickly. Larocco however haven't responded to any of my emails since March 2006, despite the fact that I never received a PSU that I paid for, and am on the waiting list for a Diablo amp.

As I understand it, Brad at Triad has a good reputation, whereas Larry Milligan's at Larocco is shot to pieces.
Well, I experienced late email as well from Triad. It took them almost a week to reply to my emails. I was actually frustrated. Good thing Phil himself helped me with the order process, so it went smoothly afterwards.

kudos to Phil, great person, GREAT AMP. It's the first amp that I have ever owned that sound good with pretty much every can I have. I wish it came with a size of Supermacro or Hornet.
post #459 of 1070
I'm using iMOD to LISA Exp. and I usually set my volume to 7-8am. I find 9am to be too loud already with W5000 and UE9. I noticed some people set the volume to over 9am. Man I think that's bad for hearings?
With HD650 up to 12pm.
post #460 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
Honestly, not a single headphone has disappointed me so far with the LISA. I would rate it as the best sub $1,000 SS amp for 2007 so far, portable or not.
Francis
Yes Francis, That's what I found out also that LISA III turns out to be the best all rounder amp. It's practically Good for every single headphone I own. I'm very amazed as well. Usually my amp only has great synergy on certain CAN but not all. Impressive indeed.
post #461 of 1070
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Originally Posted by jlingo View Post
Yes Francis, That's what I found out also that LISA III turns out to be the best all rounder amp. It's practically Good for every single headphone I own. I'm very amazed as well. Usually my amp only has great synergy on certain CAN but not all. Impressive indeed.
How about a little comparo versus the TTVJ Millett?
post #462 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Loftprojection View Post
How about a little comparo versus the TTVJ Millett?
hehehe, I'm sure you would like to hear how W5000 sounds with LISA III.
Personally, TTVJ Millett is another animal. It's got tubes in it. so there is always this special characters: smooth, forgiving, mellow,floaty, DECAY, delicate, musical tube character that I believe hard for SS to compete.

In terms of musicality, TTVJ Millett is more musical.

So I can't really do a direct comparison between Tubes and SS.
But for a solid state, LISA is exceptionally AMAZING, it's the best yet I have heard. It's got a balance of hardness, neutrality, accuracy of SS without sacrificing tubey and musical sensation.

LISA III is detailed, with plenty of air and SPATIAL INFORMATION(From top of the head down to shoulders), Depth, and tight low bass. And it sounds very clean unlike the Millett. Millett Spatial information is also from the head but only down to the neck.

LISA III midrange is sweeter than Millett, but Millett's midrange has more emotion in it.

Anyhow, I think you have a pretty good idea with Millett. Millett sounds musical and enjoyable. But LISA has a WOW factor that is very inviting and involving.

When I listen to Millett, I become relaxed, enjoying the seduction, slow pace. I definitely enjoy Millett more at night than LISA.

When I listen to LISA III: It's exciting, it's powerful, it's startling, it's inviting, it's addicting, and it's certainly engaging, faster pace

Both LISA III and Millett, I think they are in the same league, it's got meatiness, sounds big, refined, with big soundstage. One is SS and the other is Tubes.

LISA III is an all rounder though, really work well with all my cans and also all music genres.

The Millett, they are great for certain Can with synergy but not all Can. Millett is also suitable only for slow type of music or any music that requires emotions. It doesn't really suit R&B, ROCK, etc.

I'm happy to announce that LISA III and MILLETT actually complement each other nicely like Mr. Millett and Ms. LISA, Yin & Yang, nice combination.
Without hesitation, I hereby recommend you LISA III.

By the way LISA III has a very amazing synergy with W5000 especially with the bassboost completely set to 100%. Making W5000 to sound very rich, with full, deep, warm, musical bass. I was shocked.
post #463 of 1070
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LISA III is an all rounder though, really work well with all my cans and also all music genres.
Definitely. Whatever I throw at it, the experience is extremely rewarding. And it is not "just" an all around - it is an extremely capable, impressive, organic and engaging little devil that draws you away from your work, your family, your friends...

Very soon, the LISA will be your only friend

F. LO
post #464 of 1070
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Originally Posted by jlingo View Post
Thanks Francis,

I'm just trying to get a justification for LLP. Because if it doesn't really improve much of the sound quality then, I personally don't think it's worth my USD$500.
The cost of LLP has not yet released, but I am sure it is not sold at US$500 when it is due.
post #465 of 1070
The LLP will cost US$300 + handling + shipment. This was annouced sometime ago at TriadAudio web site.

I have ordered one. Waiting........

F. Lo
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