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post #3616 of 3709
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

for those who only want it NOW, it looks like ALO has just one Pico DAC/Amp in stock: http://aloaudio.com/headamp-pico-dac-amp.html

Hello Justin,

 

Do you mean that for those who have placed an order for buying Pico DAC/Amp from your website have to wait ? I just placed an order from your website a week ago and can't wait !

 

ishiichang

post #3617 of 3709
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Originally Posted by ishiichang View Post

Hello Justin,

 

Do you mean that for those who have placed an order for buying Pico DAC/Amp from your website have to wait ? I just placed an order from your website a week ago and can't wait !

 

ishiichang

 

i meant if you cant wait until Monday, which is when all the pending orders are shipping

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post #3618 of 3709

I don't suppose there are any plans to update/evolve this model? I do appreciate that you've upgraded the battery (did a quick search of this thread for updates/upgrades). However, surely in the 5 years since this was released, there might be plans/thoughts about upgrade to the WM8741 (or even a superior chip from another DAC manufacturer?), or even better, to look into dual WM8741s? I know power is always an issue with these kind of ideas for the ideal portable desktop replacement all-in-one device, however there must have been developments in battery technology over the last few years which could make this feasible?
 

Edit: Not to take anything away from the current Pico DAC/Amp. By all accounts it's extremely well regarded (after extensive real world testing) by the head-fi community.


Edited by analogue 3 - 7/14/12 at 3:28pm
post #3619 of 3709
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Originally Posted by analogue 3 View Post

I don't suppose there are any plans to update/evolve this model? I do appreciate that you've upgraded the battery (did a quick search of this thread for updates/upgrades). However, surely in the 5 years since this was released, there might be plans/thoughts about upgrade to the WM8741 (or even a superior chip from another DAC manufacturer?), or even better, to look into dual WM8741s? I know power is always an issue with these kind of ideas for the ideal portable desktop replacement all-in-one device, however there must have been developments in battery technology over the last few years which could make this feasible?
 

Edit: Not to take anything away from the current Pico DAC/Amp. By all accounts it's extremely well regarded (after extensive real world testing) by the head-fi community.

I am interested in this as well. If the new Pico Power came with a DAC, i would preorder that. As it stands, looking seriously at the Pico DAC/AMP and the RSA predator - really want a DAC for use with portable laptop setup.

 

Jonathan

post #3620 of 3709

Does this model still only accept 16/48 over USB?

 

If this is so what happens to 16/44 data when I want to apply some DSP equalization and/or crossfeed?

post #3621 of 3709
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Originally Posted by Sandman65 View Post

Does this model still only accept 16/48 over USB?

 

If this is so what happens to 16/44 data when I want to apply some DSP equalization and/or crossfeed?

 

it accepts 16/44 or 16/48

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post #3622 of 3709

thanks

post #3623 of 3709

Pardon my ignorance. Where does one obtain the 30-Pin to (What appears to be) 1/4" Input jack required for iPod > Pico connectivity. 

 

kind regards

 

Blade

post #3624 of 3709

These connectors are commonly called "line out docks" or LOD's.  It allows you to take the audio line out signal from the 30 pin connector.  You could also use a mini to mini cable and run from the HPO (head phone out) to the amp, but using the line out is generally preferred. 

 

You can find these connectors almost anywhere nowadays, and the price can range from affordable to very expensive.  Some random examples:

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ipod-line-out-dock-cables-ct-59_80.html

http://www.aloaudio.com/cables-en/portable-cables-ipod-imod-solo/ipod-line-out-dock-l.o.d./

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=lod&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=ipod+lod&_sacat=0

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ipod+lod

post #3625 of 3709
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Originally Posted by BladeRnR View Post

Pardon my ignorance. Where does one obtain the 30-Pin to (What appears to be) 1/4" Input jack required for iPod > Pico connectivity. 

 

kind regards

 

Blade

I also hav 2 of them from Whiplash Audio: http://www.headamp.com/order/index.htm

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post #3626 of 3709
I'm almost definitely ordering one of these o.o
post #3627 of 3709

Hi Justin, 

 

I have send couple of e-mail about how long it will take to ship the Pico DAC/amp.

 

Do i use DAC to mini cable for PC or mini to mini cable?

post #3628 of 3709
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Hi Justin, 

 

I have send couple of e-mail about how long it will take to ship the Pico DAC/amp.

 

Do i use DAC to mini cable for PC or mini to mini cable?

 

Type A connection on the PC to mini B connection on the Pico.

post #3629 of 3709

Hi Justin,

 

This is Jacky, I have ordered a red pico dac/amp a few weeks ago, just want to ask when it is going be dispatched.

 

Thanks!

post #3630 of 3709
Thread Starter 

HeadRoom has some photos here that make the quality of the Pico DAC/Amp easy to see: 

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/amplifiers/headamp-pico-usb-dacamp.php

 

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