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RSA Tomahawk - Obsolete?

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
Given the great reviews for the P-51 Mustang is there any reason one would buy a Tomahawk vs. the P-51? The best selling points (in a nutshell) a couple years ago when the T-Hawk came out were "big sound from a tiny package with great battery life"......Sound familiar? Looks to me like Ray has essentially eliminated the market for the T-Hawk unless he lowers the price substantially.
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post #3 of 44
Longer battery time...
post #4 of 44
I believe the Hawk has a lower gain of 1. That is one reason.

Replaceable batteries.

But most of all the tomahawk will still sound amazing.
post #5 of 44
I think the Tomahawk is outdated and worth much less so please sell me yours for $150 when you upgrade.

I'm kidding of course...well I do need another amp.

Just because it's not brand new and isn't being hyped doesn't make it any less of a great amp...the 51 is just $80 more.
post #6 of 44
with a longer battery life and replaceable battery, tomahawk is still one great option for iem user imo
post #7 of 44
I just got my tomahawk today and this is the first thing I read about it online?

I agree with max, coupled with the fact that the price difference is $80 which is a substantial amount, I think there's still hope for the tomahawk.
post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 
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I just got my tomahawk today and this is the first thing I read about it online?

I agree with max, coupled with the fact that the price difference is $80 which is a substantial amount, I think there's still hope for the tomahawk.
Sorry dude! I still have, and love my Tomahawk and have no regrets whatsoever. This post certainly wasn't a knock on the unit, nor trying to rain on your parade. Enjoy your purchase for years to come
post #9 of 44
I'm keeping my 'hawk, might get a 'tang in the future though.
post #10 of 44
Both amps have their uses. The Tomahawk w/ unity gain and longer battery life will keep a few users very happy. Plus it offers a wider base to lay a source on.
post #11 of 44
Another Tomahawk user and the battery life (over 300hrs+) and the ability to go down to the store and pick up batteries is a huge plus. Good luck to That Dude and burn that amp in, it will take some time as the cap is huge.
post #12 of 44
x2. I dont think any of Rays amps will ever be obsolete. He makes some of the best designs in the industry. Although I am getting a Mustang, I think anyone would be very happy with any one of his offerings based on their needs and budget. Happy Holidays!
Headphile808
post #13 of 44
yes, I asked myself (briefly) the same question when I got my Pico, and kept the TH due to a number of factors, including but not limited to battery life, sound, size, and how it mates well with some IEMs.
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Originally Posted by Headphile808 View Post
x2. I dont think any of Rays amps will ever be obsolete. He makes some of the best looking in the industry. Although I am getting a Mustang, I think anyone would be very happy with any one of his offerings based on their needs and budget. Happy Holidays!
Headphile808
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post #15 of 44
I was surprised to find that there was a much smaller improvement in SE530's when compared on Tomahawk vs. Mustang.

The Westone 3's however, came alive when they were fed by the Mustang.

Works out pretty well:
2 rigs
Tomahawk / SE530
Mustang / W3

If you're running SE530's I believe the Tomahawk is still an attractive option.
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