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post #3511 of 3707

guess i forgot to mention that i wanted some portability so i could use it with my notebook without having to worry about power. it would be wonderful if i could just run one plug to the outlet while using my notebook, lol. guess its just my little niche...

 

btw i wanted to praise justin on the amps. looks like you are doin some labor of love and thank you. and thank you both for being contributors to this site. im still wet behing the ears about this whole subject, but find myself being engrossed in it. This site is the best place for up to date info as well as genuine opinons. Kudos!


Edited by dofindale - 5/30/10 at 2:55am
post #3512 of 3707

Any USB port supplies 5 volts, the Pico needs 12 volts to charge.

post #3513 of 3707
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Thanks Nebby. Much appreciated. It's not a bad size as far as wallwarts go but I seriously wish they'd come smaller or if the Pico could charge from a USB port.

Travelling with laptop, phone, camera, ipod, amp etc means a crapload of cables, chargers etc. I travel in pretty rugged places in crap conditions and one of my pet peeves is all the cables and crap I have to lug around with me.

I've been very curious about a Pico DAC/Amp for a while and have been considering selling off or trading my RSA SR-71 to fund it.

One thing I really like about the SR-71 however is the lack of charger cable or wallwart. The two 9v batteries taped together that I sometimes chuck in my carry-on keep catching the eyes of security though for some reason.

Explaining all the kit to security personel is becoming quite the ritual these days.

 

Has anyone any direct experience comparing the sound of the Pico to the SR-71 (Not SR-71A)?

Cheers.

post #3514 of 3707

Everyone,

 

Received shipment notification from Justin dated 15 June - ordered back 9th April. Crossing the fingers for it to cross Ocean without a problem!

 

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Funny enough I actually just sold off my SR-71 recently to fund other things, so I have experience with both. Very generally speaking, I found the SR-71 is a touch smoother while the Pico is more impactful in the bass. This is to my ears of course, which are made of copper or perhaps bronze :p You don't have to charge the Pico all that often, I've found that the battery lasts for quite some time.

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Thanks Nebby. Much appreciated. It's not a bad size as far as wallwarts go but I seriously wish they'd come smaller or if the Pico could charge from a USB port.

Travelling with laptop, phone, camera, ipod, amp etc means a crapload of cables, chargers etc. I travel in pretty rugged places in crap conditions and one of my pet peeves is all the cables and crap I have to lug around with me.

I've been very curious about a Pico DAC/Amp for a while and have been considering selling off or trading my RSA SR-71 to fund it.

One thing I really like about the SR-71 however is the lack of charger cable or wallwart. The two 9v batteries taped together that I sometimes chuck in my carry-on keep catching the eyes of security though for some reason.

Explaining all the kit to security personel is becoming quite the ritual these days.

 

Has anyone any direct experience comparing the sound of the Pico to the SR-71 (Not SR-71A)?

Cheers.

post #3516 of 3707

Received the custom leather case for my Pico amp w DAC! Love it very much!

Thanks to Justin for the fast delivery!!! :)

 

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post #3517 of 3707

Hi everyone,

 

Received this morning 23rd June my Headmap Pico with DAC, black enclosures. Ordered was back 9th of April, so it has been almost 3 months of a wait. I have already shared my frustration with this to Justin and members of the forum and won't comment again.

 

- International delivery went well. I had no problem in tracking the shipment nor whith the Pico I ave received.

- Boxing was very well prepared

- Content is amazingly small in size - I can't imagine what a PICO slim can look like!

 

More than anything, the Pico does a great sound with an Ipod or an imod. This si really great piece of Audio stuff I would recommend to anyone.

 

post #3518 of 3707

I have had mine for a while but have on and off noticed a high pitch squeal like maybe a jack or grounding problem and i emailed him and he got back to me in an hour or two.  Hope the fix is quick because the product is great and i will miss it while it is away.

post #3519 of 3707

Does anyone know if the Pico amp/dac would have good synergy with Ortofon e-Q7?

post #3520 of 3707
Thread Starter 

20 of these shipped today, more later...

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post #3521 of 3707

Hi Justin,

 

I must say, you have a really great reviews and customers here, they had really convinced me to order your USB/DAC AMP today!

(9th July 2010)

 

Now I know that it will be slow process but I won't make any fuss as I'd rather have an amazing AMP made by a perfectionist like your self.. but please don't forget to email me for updates with product shipping and things like that

 

thanks!!

post #3522 of 3707

ahhh...we all start the order process with a smile on our faces.....then the fun begins...

post #3523 of 3707

Whoops, nvm

post #3524 of 3707

Im interested in this amp/dac and was wondering whether it pairs well with IE8's or UM3X. I haven't bought either yet but am leaning towards the IE8 to use with 160gig ipod classic.

 

Cheers in advance

post #3525 of 3707




Sorry - jumped the gun on this... I'll post again when I'm ready to place my order.


Thanks!


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