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Originally Posted by dazzer1975 View Post
is the minibox e+ the amp to end all amps specifically for ety er4 owners?
for those of us that own Minibox and Etys, I'd say "yes" But it's not specifically for the Ety--will drive other IEMs perfectly welll. It was just designed around the Ety4 with switching for P to S, and a bass boost switch as well.

If you recall awhile back, certain of Xin amps were designed around the Ety4 as well. Too bad he isn't around anymore
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Originally Posted by tnmike1 View Post
for those of us that own Minibox and Etys, I'd say "yes" But it's not specifically for the Ety--will drive other IEMs perfectly welll. It was just designed around the Ety4 with switching for P to S, and a bass boost switch as well.

If you recall awhile back, certain of Xin amps were designed around the Ety4 as well. Too bad he isn't around anymore
Why, did something happen to him?
post #378 of 383
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will drive other IEMs perfectly welll.
Only higher impedance ones, like the RE0 and such, in my experience. I've had no luck driving any of the ridiculously efficient IEMs (UE11, SE530, etc) with the MBE+.
post #379 of 383
many thanks for this great review efn...

with hope
post #380 of 383
I'm getting a higher noise floor in the left channel than the right lately. Ideas?
post #381 of 383
Try swapping the left and right opamps? Also, maybe try another pair of phones.
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I've done both, I used to think one of the opamps I prepared wasn't soldered properly. Playing music for a couple of minutes seems to "fix" the problem. Faulty volume pot or something within its path?
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I got one of the original versions of the Minibox E+ about 4-5 years ago.  I loved how it sounded but I had issues with the input and output jacks soon after.  Sound would cut in and out if if the headphone jack or LOD wasn't held the right way.  I stopped using it a long time ago because of this but I just pulled it out of the drawer and sounds pretty good with my SE530s and X10.  But I'm still having problems with the jacks.  Anyone else deal with this and found a solution?  Is it difficult to replace the originals with better quality jacks?  I'd like to have a portable amp to use for my longer commutes. Thanks for your help guys.  

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