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post #466 of 1070
You can find pricing information here :-

http://www.triadaudio.net/phpBB3/vie....php?f=11&t=12

Hope this helps.
F. Lo
post #467 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
You can find pricing information here :-

http://www.triadaudio.net/phpBB3/vie....php?f=11&t=12

Hope this helps.
F. Lo
Thanks Let me know once you received it Francis
post #468 of 1070
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Originally Posted by jlingo View Post
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.
jlingo, that's probably the most objective review I've ever read!!! You describe the Millett exactly the way I would have liked to describe it if I had your writing talent! I think we are exceptions though, a lot of people don't like the Millett. The Lisa sure sounds interesting, the thing is as you describe, most of my listening is done at night listening to jazz, probably why I like the Millett so much. I'm an old guy so even if I still like some old progressive rock stuff, I'm now more into the seductive female voices like you so well describe! Anyway, thanks much for the info, I greatly appreciate it, not happy about the effect it might have on my wallet but hey, head-fi is what it is, if you don't have a big wallet better not lurk around!
post #469 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
You can find pricing information here :-

http://www.triadaudio.net/phpBB3/vie....php?f=11&t=12

Hope this helps.
F. Lo
Does anyone know if the power supply will work with 220V as well?
post #470 of 1070
I was wondering, has anyone had a chance to listen to a Headamp Pico prototype at a meet and a Lisa III? Currently both on my list and unsure which I should get.
post #471 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Lamprologus View Post
Does anyone know if the power supply will work with 220V as well?
The LLP is designed to be used with world voltage. I can't remember if this is user selectable or pre-set at factory.

F. Lo
post #472 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
I was wondering, has anyone had a chance to listen to a Headamp Pico prototype at a meet and a Lisa III? Currently both on my list and unsure which I should get.
Although I haven't heard a Pico yet (have one pre-ordered) I am doubtful if the Pico can match the LISA III on the sonic fronts. I may be subjective but having heard the LISA III I found that not a home amps at <$1,000 can beat it, and I would be extremely surprised if the Pico can outperform the LISA III.

The only possibility, in my humble, subjective, personal opinion , is the Xin Reference . I have been waiting for 4 months but haven't seen the end of the tunnel yet. As soon as I get one, will burn it in and do a comparison against the LISA III.

F. Lo
post #473 of 1070
Yah i'd consider the Xin Reference too but the long thread about wait times scared me away
I guess between the Pico and Lisa III would depend on how good the DAC is in the Pico, as in can it beat a X-Fi Elite Pro's DAC

Or i could do what other head-fiers do and buy both then throw my empty wallet out the window. I should really stop reading head-fi threads
post #474 of 1070

LLP Power Supply Schematics

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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
The LLP is designed to be used with world voltage. I can't remember if this is user selectable or pre-set at factory.

F. Lo
Just want to add that Phil posted the schematics of the LLP here :-

http://www.esnips.com/doc/2e34a00b-a...Schematic-v0.9

Those interested may want to have a look. I am not sure if this is the latest version though, as I heard that Phil has been adding more protection and better heat sink.

F. Lo
post #475 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
Although I haven't heard a Pico yet (have one pre-ordered) I am doubtful if the Pico can match the LISA III on the sonic fronts. I may be subjective but having heard the LISA III I found that not a home amps at <$1,000 can beat it, and I would be extremely surprised if the Pico can outperform the LISA III.

The only possibility, in my humble, subjective, personal opinion , is the Xin Reference . I have been waiting for 4 months but haven't seen the end of the tunnel yet. As soon as I get one, will burn it in and do a comparison against the LISA III.

F. Lo
I heard the Pico and Xin Reference at the last meet, they are no match for the Lisa. I have a Pico on order and was very very impressed with it but the Lisa is not on the level of any portable I have heard. I would put it more in the HR-2 arena. Don't get me wrong I think the HR-2 is a better sounding amp but at half the price the Lisa puts up a damn strong fight.

The Pico impressed me most with the DAC SQ. I could not believe how good it sounded. I did use it as a headphone amp only and thought it sounded pretty smooth but again just not near the level of the Lisa on many fronts.

The Xin amp did not impress me at all. I found it to be a rather dark sounding amp when mated with my ES2's which are not dark. Top end sounded rolled off and the bass was rather flabby. I know Xin is a Ety fan so it probably sounds great with those but I would take a Macro IV with AD797's or AD8397's over the Reference.

Just my 2¢ based on my ears and the synergy with my D5000's and ES2's so FWIW.
post #476 of 1070
wakeride74,

Thanks for the impressions. I heard the Xin Reference required long hours of burn-in so may be that one at the meet was not yet "ripe" ?

But again, I do agree it will be an extremely tough job to match the LISA for any portable amps. Can't wait to see if the LLP will push it half a notch up.

F. Lo
post #477 of 1070
wakeride74,
Thanks for the impressions as well.

Have you heard the Mini3 with AD8397 as well? If you have how does it stack up to the Pico?
I'm thinking now that I should get the Lisa III as home/transportable amp and keep my Mini3 as portable and get a OMZ or similar DAC somewhere down the line. If the Pico is a noticeable improvement over the Mini3, or if the DAC is as good or better than an X-Fi Elite Pro, then I'll probably get that later on for portable/laptop use.
post #478 of 1070
fkclo - I believe it was brand new so you are probably right and I would imagine that if it has a large cab it's probably like the Hornet and does sound like a different amp after it has been well burned in.

Ricey20 - I have not heard the Mini3 nor have I heard an X-Fi or Elite Pro so I can't help you there. All I can tell you is that the Pico DAC has really been impressing people that have been around the block here. I have no idea how it would measure up to a OMZ but I've heard that's a good DAC and am considering one myself. The Pico is just a lot of bang for the buck. At $500 you get adjustable gain, amp, and one hell of a DAC and the best part is that it's all not much larger than a Tomahawk

I've said it somewhere else in this thread but I'll say it again. The Lisa is amazing in its ability to isolate each instrument in its own space. Separation and background detail are just beautiful. It really is impressive but if you want some life from the battery you have to get the XP and carry around a brick It's worth it though
post #479 of 1070
"The Lisa is amazing in its ability to isolate each instrument in its own space. Separation and background detail are just beautiful."

What he said...that's the truth!. To pile on the LIII lovefest, I sold my Opera and kept the LIIIXP (nothing inherently wrong with Opera, but for me, the LIIIXP delivers the extra "wow factor" with the phones in my line-up; plus I like the form factor, and the bass boost!).

fkclo, I've been away on an extended trip, back in HK now, but in that heavy work load phase again. Will contact you offline, hope all is well.
post #480 of 1070
Yep, now i need to decide between standard or XP Brad told me they found a new battery to let the standard go up to almost 8 hours on the batch with high bias, next batch with lower bias will get 10 hours. I'm not sure if theres a huge difference between the lower and higher bias so still deciding
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