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Predator vs. Pico?

post #1 of 451
Thread Starter 
Anyone heard both and care to chime in? Thanks.

tea-head
post #2 of 451
Hi, tea-head. Welcome to head-fi.

You might get a better response if you post this in the amp section. Take a look around there and also do a search in the meet impressions threads in the meets forum. As they are both just starting to get in folks' hands, there haven't been any in-depth comparisons, but a lot of head-fiers have heard both, mostly at meets, and posted first impressions.
post #3 of 451
Hey, I thought we were in the amp section. Where am I???? Oh I just don't know anymore.
post #4 of 451
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Hey, I thought we were in the amp section. Where am I???? Oh I just don't know anymore.
Hey John. The thread was moved from the Members' Lounge.
post #5 of 451
Oh, thank god. I kept going out to the amp section and back. I did that about 5 times like some real mental problems were setting in. I mean maybe I already have some but not ones of . . . . . well you know, where I am? What am I? Where am I? Ok, I'm back.

I am sure there will be many comparisons in the headphone section, I mean the amp section, right here, right??
post #6 of 451
Thread Starter 
OOPS!

Sorry guys and gals...I posted in Lounge and was moved here. I will try the search in meets, thanks. I know the amps are just getting out. I have read some impressions...just hoping someone will have heard both and reply...I am on the fence (but on the Pico list). Anyone care to go out on a limb for a newbie???

tea
post #7 of 451
if you haven't read it here's just one head-fier's opinion and yes he has not only listened to both, but bought both and returned one...


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Originally Posted by flashbak View Post
Well I believe this sums it up for me. I purchased both the Predator and the Pico. The DAC section of the Pico absolutely blows away the Predator's DAC. It is that obvious. I have been a longtime fan of RSA products, but with regard to these similar products I have to give the edge to the Pico! Suffice to say, I've just sent the Predator back to Ray for a refund. I also agree with wakeride74's finding regarding the great synergy the Pico has with the UE 11's! I think Justin has done a wonderful job with the Pico design, and I am quite happy with it. Don't get me wrong, the Predator is also a wonderful piece of equipment, but in my opinion the Pico takes the prize between the two!
post #8 of 451
Let me just add, that this is my opinion, and my ears telling me this One ultimately has to judge these things for themselves, although I do have golden ears LOL
post #9 of 451
Thread Starter 
Hey flashbak,

Thanks!...exactly what I was looking for. I realize we may have different tastes, etc., but you are the first brave soul to step up to the plate...well done! BTW, I am on Justins list...

tea
post #10 of 451
Do what all the cool kids do, buy both and return the one you don't like.
post #11 of 451
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
Do what all the cool kids do, buy both and return the one you don't like.
that's the best way, Ed! people should hear for themselves then decide as that's ideal.
post #12 of 451
At this point in time, I'd say sell it on HF for very little loss. The Pico has a line, and the Predator's preorder price won't (didn't?) last. Don't want to turn this into an argument because there's already another topic dedicated to that thing, but just wanted to get this out. Consider the loss a "test drive" cost.
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Originally Posted by Fungi View Post
Consider the loss a "test drive" cost.
That's what the companies with the free return policy do...

It will be a while before there are a number of good comparisons out there anyway.
post #14 of 451
Thread Starter 

buy and return...

well...after $7K on tube/speaker gear this past year, the well is gettin' dry...now this headphone thing...anyone know where I can get a money tree or maybe a printing press? (probably a hidef xerox now...)

tea
post #15 of 451
What is the price of the Predator anyway?
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