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post #556 of 1070
Thank you! Looking forward to hearing everybody's feelings on the Pico and Diablo before I make the swing for the Lisa III.

-Nate
post #557 of 1070
I doubt the amp section of the Pico will come close to the Lisa III IMO but not sure about the diablo. I'm gonna get a Pico and Lisa III (whenever we can start ordering again anyway) so we'll see.
post #558 of 1070
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The best sub $1,000 solid state amp in the market - portable or not.
Just curious, what amps have you heard under 1k?
post #559 of 1070
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Just curious, what amps have you heard under 1k?
Please have a look at my profile. On top of amps I owned I also listened to others from friends and local shops that I hang out. But they are mostly Chinese amps / DACs.

F. Lo
post #560 of 1070
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F. Lo, does your LISA XP with the LLP sound better than running just on battery power alone?
Haven't done serious comparison yet but from the last full week of listening I cannot distinguish any difference from pure battery and the LLP. In the past, I can hear a slight degradation in sound if I plug in my external charger, no more.

End October / Early November I am planning to do some detailed comparison using materials that have huge dynamic swings and complex passages and see how the LLP will perform compared to battery at different volume setting. I will be using a HP-1 as the "monitor" because this is so far the most precise / accurate headphone I have. I will also be using a K701 (when it is rewired and back) as the K701 sucks a lot of power.

Will report later.

F. Lo
post #561 of 1070
F. Lo, thanks for your reply. I look forward to your impressions of the LLP and from anyone else who may have purchased one.
post #562 of 1070
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3) I like the wood one, especially since it has the RCA jacks mounted to the chassis (The way they should be.) Do they plan on doing that with the metal one?
Nate, can you elaborate more about your question ? Do you mean if the RCA jacks are mounted on the PCB for the metal case version ?

My understanding is that the RCA jacks are not mounted on the casing. They are mounted on the PCB directly and has no connection with the casing - metal or wood.

F. Lo
post #563 of 1070

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OK having some fun with my Lisa III XP. Hooked it up line-out from my Sony MZ-NH1 Hi-MD player, with 1gig Hi-MD disk loaded with WAV (PCM) files (uh...I'm a masochist, still use MDs!). Sounds great -- all battery powered! Doesn't scale the heights compared to the Lisa IIIXP hooked up to my DAC1USB or my L3000/DHA3000 combo, but definitely smile inducing out of all the headphones in my current rotation.

post #564 of 1070
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Nate, can you elaborate more about your question ? Do you mean if the RCA jacks are mounted on the PCB for the metal case version ?

My understanding is that the RCA jacks are not mounted on the casing. They are mounted on the PCB directly and has no connection with the casing - metal or wood.

F. Lo

If you take a look at the Metal Case version, you see the jacks poking through the case (Mounted to the PC board), if you take a look at the wooden version they are obviously mounted to the board but also have a washer/nut type thing securing them in a fixed location in relation to the case. I know in car and home audio, that is a common source for problems, when the jack is mounted to the board only and is allowed to wiggle around in the hole of the case. Let me know if that describes it any better.

Thanks,

Nate
post #565 of 1070
Actually I just received reverie version 2 today. The cable hasn't even burned-in and I can say it's AMAZING!!. Few words that I could say about this cable: SOUNDSTAGE, SPATIAL Spaces Information, Open Transparency, with DEPTH resulting in exceptional Separation!
You also get the extra detail such as decay information in an instrument with floaty, airy, relaxed sound.

Another thing that sets apart this cable from others is the amount of ambience detail that I could hear from it, I'm not only hearing the note instrument but every sound space surrounding the individual note. So Natural and addicting.

I'm using reverie v2 interconnects to connect from Vcap to LISA III to drive Ultrasone Edition 9 and I could hear a dramatic sound improvement. Ultrasone Edition 9 is a very sensitive headphone IMO. It's capable of revealing whatever sound is there.

I used to think LISA III to be in the same class as TTVJ Hybrid Millett. Now, NOT ANYMORE, ever since I upgraded the interconnect cable to Reverie, LISA III sound quality surpassed the Millett by a lot. LISA III is definitely another league. The DEPTH information that LISA III is able to convey really addicting, compared to the Millett less depth and more 2 Dimensional sounding.

It's important that the recording and the source possess depth and detail information to deliver, since Reverie is a very transparent cable, and able to convey whatever information provided by the source.

I thought I would share one possible way to maximize the sound quality of LISA III since it's such a fine transportable amp, and it deserves more attention.
post #566 of 1070
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Originally Posted by HK_M3 View Post
If you take a look at the Metal Case version, you see the jacks poking through the case (Mounted to the PC board), if you take a look at the wooden version they are obviously mounted to the board but also have a washer/nut type thing securing them in a fixed location in relation to the case. I know in car and home audio, that is a common source for problems, when the jack is mounted to the board only and is allowed to wiggle around in the hole of the case. Let me know if that describes it any better.

Thanks,

Nate
Hi Nate,

I think the following from Phil (ppl) posted at Triad Audio forum will be of relevance.

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Regarding the Headphone Jack, The jack is intentionally so positioned as to not allow the Headphone Plug Ground to contact the case as the LISA is a Three channel amp and thus the Ground of the headphone is actually the output of the ground Channel Amplifier. I believe it is secure enough for intelligent folks. I was considering a Plastic sleeve that would go in there. The RCA Jacks were intentionally chosen so as to allow the Batteries to be serviced by removing the (4) front panel screws and sliding the entire circuit board with the 9 volt batteries installed. Chassis mount jacks also require wiring and this is something i did not want to have on LISA III. When the RCA Plug is inserted the outer ring is shimmed between the metal rear cover and the RCA Jack this allows the Chassis to help stabilize the Pressure upon the Jack.

Unquote.

F. Lo
post #567 of 1070
Cool, thank you!

-Nate
post #568 of 1070
Nate, I think you'll be pleased... my Lisa III XP is built like a tank, the build quality really inspires confidence, and there's nothing loose or wiggly!
post #569 of 1070
This seems all cool and all, but it's currently unavailable.
post #570 of 1070
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This seems all cool and all, but it's currently unavailable.
Better they tell you, rather than they don't tell you and you wait for two years like Larocco Audio... have patience my friend, it will be rewarded.
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