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post #526 of 1070
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Originally Posted by wakeride74 View Post
What are those 650's doing in there

How's the synergy with the DA10 and PS-1?
Hi wakeride,

The HD650 is balanced specifically for the RPX-100. Same for the K701 which is also balanced

I haven't tried the DA10 with the PS-1 yet, as the PS-1 is at home and the DA10 is in office. My Edition 9 is working extemely well with the DA10 though. Looks like the DA10 works better with low impedance cans (like the Edition 9 and RS-1) than high impedance ones (like the HD650 single ended) for me. That's why if I want to listen to my HD650 (second pair, single end) in office I will hook it up with my LISA III XP Woody and it sounds beautifully.

F. Lo
post #527 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
I have written to Brad and am awaiting for his reply. I agree the cord should come with the LLP.

In Hong Kong, there are many headphone shops, but I would suggest :-

1. AV2000 - Japanese version of STAX at good price, also ATH cans plus others.

2. Mingo shop - for general low - mid level cans up to GS1000. Mingo shop also carries a lot Chinese made amps including Little Dot III, IV, and Micro Tubes. He also carries a few models of Darkvoice. No exotic amps though. His shop is a gathering place for local head-fiers, and Mingo offers many IEMs and full size cans for listening, and at least 15 amps to pick at your leisure.

3. KingSound - good price for ATH cans. But not auditioning allowed.

There are others but not specialised in headphones, some in Mong Kok, and some in Sham Shui Po.

F. Lo

yes on the Next batch of more expensive LISA III's the wall wart adapter issue will be addressed even if it requires only offering the LISA and LLP together as a matched set. The DC to DC cable from the LLP to the Amp i thought was already obtained however i do not mind the day to day activities of TRIAD Audio and i am sorry francs you did not get a cable with your power supply.

A suitable cable can be obtained at places like these
http://www.security-cameras-cctv.com...ors-p-447.html
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...C=SO&U=strat15
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...C=SO&U=strat15
http://www.powersuppliesonline.co.uk...le/default.htm
post #528 of 1070
I'm one of the Hong Kongers that got my Lisa III Expedition version yesterday through Francis Lo (thanks Francis!), and here are my first impresssions.

Rather than do a detailed analysis, let me say that I agree 100% with Skylab's review, so no point in re-iterating that, I'll just add a few points that might be relevant to potential buyers.

Excellent build quality, it feels like it could be run over by a tank and not get damaged.

No problems with charging, I used a 240v Mascot 8717 adaptor (24v into 400ma), although I was a little disconcerted by the fact that the amp has no charging indicator.

Sound... (through Edition 9s) well, perfect really and I haven't heard any battery powered amp that even comes close... key points:

Extremely fast
Very detailed
Great soundstage, both left-right and front-back
Very very musical - I have only heard this level of musicality in valve amps before
Deadly black background, with no noticeable noise
Stunningly low bass, but very musical, the bass control is also very subtle and produces a very natural effect with no bloating
The amp manages to be extremely detailed AND extremely smooth, I wouldn't call it warm, but it's definitely warmer than the Larocco PRII.

Since being a teenager in the 70s, I have always been a big fan of battery powered systems, devoid of the grain and noise introduced by AC power, I believe my first build around 1977 was the tube amplifier section of a Grundig reel-to-reel tape recorder driven by 3x90v batteries into Koss K6s, (gotta love those even order harmonics).

For me, since then battery amps have often lacked the grunt to really deliver. The Lisa III XP powered by 12xAA rechargeables has no such issues, and takes me back to the days when the music simply was, and being engaged by the music makes you forget what you're listening through.

So, bottom line this is an incredibly resolving amp which is also incredibly enjoyable, and you don't often get both of those things for $550.

This is unreservedly the best battery amp I've ever heard (and one of the best amps I've ever heard < $3,000) - well done to Phil, Brad and the team!
post #529 of 1070
any updates about the new batch or when we can start ordering again?
post #530 of 1070
Two weeks ago I send Brad/Triadaudio an email with a couple of questions. They told me my amp was ready and I asked them if the amp was shipped and if it would be still possible to buy the Lisa PSU. It's been two weeks now and I have not heard back. I did send a couple of reminder emails, but to no avail. I did not yet received the Lisa. What is your experience?
post #531 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Wotan1 View Post
Two weeks ago I send Brad/Triadaudio an email with a couple of questions. They told me my amp was ready and I asked them if the amp was shipped and if it would be still possible to buy the Lisa PSU. It's been two weeks now and I have not heard back. I did send a couple of reminder emails, but to no avail. I did not yet received the Lisa. What is your experience?
Wotan1, so you did purchase a LISA3 then ? they should be pretty quick about getting your amp to you.
post #532 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Wotan1 View Post
Two weeks ago I send Brad/Triadaudio an email with a couple of questions. They told me my amp was ready and I asked them if the amp was shipped and if it would be still possible to buy the Lisa PSU. It's been two weeks now and I have not heard back. I did send a couple of reminder emails, but to no avail. I did not yet received the Lisa. What is your experience?
There is an audio show last week somewhere in US, and if Brad went to attend it. Brad would have difficult to access email during traveling as my experience. You can drop an email to Phil on the other hand so he can follow up with you.
post #533 of 1070
A good way to follow up your order / inquiry is to send an email to Brad's assistant, Linda.

Her email address is linda "dot" galvin "@" gmail "dot" com

She is very helpful in expediting and followup things. And sometimes she can even let you know how to get hold of Brad if he is travelling.

F. Lo
post #534 of 1070
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Originally Posted by fkclo View Post
A good way to follow up your order / inquiry is to send an email to Brad's assistant, Linda.

Her email address is linda "dot" galvin "@" gmail "dot" com

She is very helpful in expediting and followup things. And sometimes she can even let you know how to get hold of Brad if he is travelling.

F. Lo
Ok, thanks. I did send here an email. So keep fingers crossed. Did anyone else received emails form brad lately?
post #535 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Wotan1 View Post
Ok, thanks. I did send here an email. So keep fingers crossed. Did anyone else received emails form brad lately?
The last time I exchanged email with Brad was last Saturday. Brad told me his is away from home (still in US) on his other (non-audio) business. I am not sure if he is back home now.

F. Lo
post #536 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Wotan1 View Post
Two weeks ago I send Brad/Triadaudio an email with a couple of questions. They told me my amp was ready and I asked them if the amp was shipped and if it would be still possible to buy the Lisa PSU. It's been two weeks now and I have not heard back. I did send a couple of reminder emails, but to no avail. I did not yet received the Lisa. What is your experience?
The last time I heard about the LLP PSU is that they have very few parts available to just make a few. I also understand the first few will be built and tested by Phil personally. But I am not sure if any is still available now. My raw guess is you may have to wait for a while....

F. Lo
post #537 of 1070
Yohoo. My repaired Lisa has arrived just seconds ago..
So it seems I worried for nothing.
Had to pay an other 60US for tax. This is the 2nd time. This is becomming a very expensive amp.

Will check with customs tomorrow.
post #538 of 1070
Congrats Harm.

Enjoy.

Visiting the VAD maybe? You work in the neighbourhood


rgds

Hans
post #539 of 1070
it's weekend and hate to mix up commute with hobby. I will have to pass work going to VAD. It's 3 hours journey. So no way.
post #540 of 1070
Is Lisa XP delivered with batteties fully charged? Lisa stopped playing after one hour. I still have to buy a PSU.

Also, with PSU plugged in the batteries will be charged when listening at the same time?
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