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post #31 of 1192
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Originally Posted by -=Germania=- View Post
Aluren,

Lets put it this way.... I just placed an order.

I think a little further explanation might be needed...
post #32 of 1192
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Well I had to get more information. I envy those who got to see and listen to the new amp.

The gain settings are, 2, 6 and 11, with a switch on board accessed from top, lithium ion, 60 hours of playback, 250mA output for each channel. The size is 1/2 inch shorter than the TH. There are two 50uf caps one for the + and -, which means your real reserve is in the battery. 200 units for Christmas with a special price below the $375 that it will sell for.

Most all of the colors you have seen on Ray's site. This is fun stuff!
Hawk is cheaper?
post #33 of 1192
I really liked this amp and from first listen told Ray that I wanted to be one of the first people on the list for this thing.

I preferred it over iQube and many other amps for its musicality. It doesn't seem as warm as the other RSA stuff and doesn't hide imperfections in the music, which I prefer. (Please do keep in mind that I heard a prototype). I heard it with IEM's and full sized headphones, both sounded very nice and the size was VERY attractive to me. Don't get me wrong, I love the Pico - just liked this a bit more. YMMV
post #34 of 1192
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Originally Posted by frozenice View Post
I just don't see this as being any more portable than the Tomahawk I own and I don't have any headphones that require a gain of 11. Unless the sound quality is out of the park better than the Tomahawk I don't see any reason for me to change.

Well gotta agree with your first line there. Seriously, 0.5" shorter than the Tomahawk doesn't make it more portable if it's still the same thickness.
post #35 of 1192

Volume control...

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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
Well gotta agree with your first line there. Seriously, 0.5" shorter than the Tomahawk doesn't make it more portable if it's still the same thickness.
When you find a high quality volume control that is flat & thin, as much as possible matched in starting point, value acuracy & tracking, yet slim & trim as you wish then please e-mail me. The only slim ones are the once with turn wheel & they are craps, I have ordered every possible one in the market & they turned to be nothing short of dissapointment. All of them, one channel starts way before the other & the sound stage allways is way off from the center. Please don't tell me who uses what as I do not want to get into that.
Ray smauels
post #36 of 1192
I do not know how good Alps potentiometers are but if they are good, how about the RK097/098. Or even the RK09K/D? All these potentiometers are less than 10mm when put horizontally. I don't see how much of an affect wires would do to connect the board to the "floating" legs of these potentiometers if they were to be attached horizontally.
post #37 of 1192
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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
I do not know how good Alps potentiometers are but if they are good, how about the RK097/098. Or even the RK09K/D? All these potentiometers are less than 10mm when put horizontally. I don't see how much of an affect wires would do to connect the board to the "floating" legs of these potentiometers if they were to be attached horizontally.
What do you think I use?
In fact the top of the alps volume control touches the inner top of the chassis.
Ray smauels.
post #38 of 1192
For those interested in a size comparison, here a a couple of pics showing the SR71A, Predator, Tomahawk, and the Mustang. I told Ray that his amps were getting so small, we were going to need locator chips in order not to lose them




post #39 of 1192
I don't know what you use unless someone told me. Lol. But yeah, I don't see why the potentiometers can't be put horizontally and wired as such.
post #40 of 1192
Pssh... I have had a few Alps pots that had the same tracking problems, not to mention the occasional noisy one....

If you can find it, drop in a Noble Pot as a replacement for an ALPs blue velvet.
post #41 of 1192
hmmm interesting I am starting to lean toward this as a second portable amp; I dont mind the size so its this or the SR71A I use a pelican case anyway not my pocket; ive got my pico for that if needed
post #42 of 1192
Thread Starter 
I think once this amp gets out into some hands people will realize how small it is. I mean I haven't seen it or touched it but trying to imagine it, well all I can do is wait. I look forward to future meet impressions.
post #43 of 1192
I mean this is really cool and all but I think my tomahawk is small enough already so whenever I am done with that I will upgrade but I am in absolutely no rush since I doubt it will have a better sq
post #44 of 1192
Thread Starter 
Sure there is no reason to just run out and buy something else. I agree with this. I do enjoy the hobby and the fun it brings to listening to music. Look how many of us drop notes in these threads and correspond in that way on our thoughts and perceptions. Great stuff. :^)
post #45 of 1192
The whole beauty of the Tomahawk is it's portability- going away on a 2 month road trip?? Throw in 2 new AAA's and you have no amp/power worries. I am sure this new amp will have a very nice RSA sound, but personally i avoid built in rechargeables, purely because of the fact that if i'm camping on a beach miles away from civilization, as long as i have a bag of batteries, my means of listening to music is always available.
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