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post #121 of 9361
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Originally Posted by ironman64 View Post
. . . done


- 12/11/07 -

arteom
dsmudger
edguetzow
enigma_1406
nor_spoon
shopper
slushie
smirnoff04
sushicide


meaning 9 additional reviews--can't wait!
Ironman: "He was turned to steel, in the great magnetic field, when he traveled time, for the future of mankind."
post #122 of 9361
Ok, now I am confused. . . So this thing can also allow time travel? This is turning out to be very versatile. . . . so if you buy one and decide you don't like it . . you can travel back in time and not buy it?? Cool
post #123 of 9361
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Originally Posted by smirnoff04 View Post
I see at least one of you (enigma_1406) is gunna be pairing their Zero with their DT770's. I've just ordered a pair myself, along with the zero, and hope very much I'm pleased with the results. How could I not be, I've been using my current cans for too long, any change will be a good one
That's the plan! I do think the stock DT770s have a bit too much bass to them, so I'm very curious to see how they sound through this amp.
post #124 of 9361
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Ok, now I am confused. . . So this thing can also allow time travel? This is turning out to be very versatile. . . . so if you buy one and decide you don't like it . . you can travel back in time and not buy it?? Cool
Maybe, but you will have turned to Steel, and we already have an Ironman!
post #125 of 9361
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The 797 is getting some very good press lately. I am going to pick up some. They have been around for a while but I haven't read of anyone not liking them.
Fair enough, well in that case, not having much to do while I wait for my Zero to arrive I've just also bought a couple on ebay ($8 per pair +$3 shipping USA -> UK!! That's like £5 or so all-in - unbelievable )

Also got the adapter PCB coming in from Hong Kong - £10 delivered ($9.99 + $10 shipping international flat-rate)

Expect I'll be doing some reviews when it all arrives (with Grado RS1 as the cans.. and maybe my Shure E500 canalphones provided I can get them repaired () at some point)
post #126 of 9361
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Originally Posted by sushicide View Post
Emailed him this morning, took less than a hour to order an unit.

He must be making good money from us for sure, Tianyun ZERO's been selling in China for only 550-980 Yuan($74-$122USD) since Dec '06, but with US dollars pummeling like a meteor, I'm not gonna complain about the price.
Yeah I mentioned somewhere (possibly in the other thread..) that I too thought about/tried getting one direct - no reply to my email so I guess they're just not interested in selling to individuals. Really glad now I didn't wait for a reply from Tianyun and just paid the £50 extra (some of which was shipping cost to be fair) to the first one to respond (Mr Chan)
post #127 of 9361
If only Chan could ship my box soon...
post #128 of 9361
Anyone know the difference between AD797AN and AD797AR?

Which one to get?
post #129 of 9361
I just checked the official website of Zero DAC. The input voltage is "~220V50Hz±10%".
Link: http://www.tianyun100.com/cp.htm

I'm wondering who made the change to make them also work under 110V.
post #130 of 9361
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Originally Posted by paladinca View Post
I just checked the official website of Zero DAC. The input voltage is "~220V50Hz±10%".
Link: http://www.tianyun100.com/cp.htm

I'm wondering who made the change to make them also work under 110V.
I couldn't read a thing there. I bet they have an export version and a local version.
post #131 of 9361
Normally the transformer has two taps to allow for dropping the voltage to 240 or 120 and this is either by switch, which I like or you have to desolder and resolder some connections. The recessed switch makes it so much easier.
post #132 of 9361
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Normally the transformer has two taps to allow for dropping the voltage to 240 or 120 and this is either by switch, which I like or you have to desolder and resolder some connections. The recessed switch makes it so much easier.
Thats pretty neat. It sure would make it easy for filling orders from almost everywhere! Check where it is going and make the appropriate connections and test the unit.
post #133 of 9361
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Ok, now I am confused. . . So this thing can also allow time travel? This is turning out to be very versatile. . . . so if you buy one and decide you don't like it . . you can travel back in time and not buy it?? Cool
Yes, but to do so you'll inevitably have to appear before your former self, so please be careful not to make any contact or you'll disturb the delicate fabric of space & time . . . and the "great magnetic field."

Trust me *looks at self* you don't want to do that.
post #134 of 9361
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I sometimes like to mod my amps exterior if I find something I don't like, or find something for it I do like. For the Zero, I found this replacement knob:



I purchased it from one of HeadFi's sponsors, Parts conneXion. It is a 26mm matte silver (just like the face on the Zero) and has a 6mm shaft diameter. So, if you get your Zero and the stock knob turns you off, just replace it with a nice one.
post #135 of 9361
Now, now, don't make us spend anymore money than we should...






...who am I kidding, this is head-fi after all
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