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post #31 of 3344
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So if you don't have a HP amp, just buy a C3!
The C3SE preamp which costs USD1260??..
post #32 of 3344
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Originally Posted by sandchak View Post
The C3SE preamp which costs USD1260??..
Precisely!
(or just buy a C3 second-hand on the Chinese market )

But by the way, how much will the Phoenix cost?
post #33 of 3344
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Originally Posted by 8140david View Post
Precisely!
(or just buy a C3 second-hand on the Chinese market )

But by the way, how much will the Phoenix cost?
Around USD1000.. thats what the website says..
post #34 of 3344
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Originally Posted by 8140david View Post
Precisely!
(or just buy a C3 second-hand on the Chinese market )
Hmmm, Chinese eBay. Now there's a challenge.
post #35 of 3344
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Hmmm, Chinese eBay. Now there's a challenge.
Indeed!
There's actually a section of Audio-gd's Chinese forums where Chinese customers sell Audio-gd's products second-hand. Still a challenge for many of us, poor speakers of the English language, I agree.
post #36 of 3344
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I gather the Phoenix will be based on the C3. If you look at the C8 pre-amp, you can see in a rear shot the same rear panel layout as the Phoenix. I think if HD-800s run much better balanced than single-ended, and they stand up well enough against my Stax, I might have to consider a Phoenix myself.
post #37 of 3344
This sounds interesting. Counting on you, Currawong, to take the first one for the HD800 team!
post #38 of 3344
It really amazes me how quickly Kingwa can whip up an idea and of the quality and completeness of the concept considering the pace he works at.
post #39 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
I gather the Phoenix will be based on the C3.
Yes, that's what Kingwa says.

Question: would the C3SE have enough power to drive correctly headphones Beyer DT-880 with 250 ohms?
I am considering changing the cable of the DT-880 to a pair of XLR cables, so that I can plug it on the XLR output of the C3SE.
Should that work well?
Kingwa encourages me to try, but before doing so, I'd like some other input, on whether it's a good idea to so change my DT-880?
post #40 of 3344
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This sounds interesting. Counting on you, Currawong, to take the first one for the HD800 team!
Lol! It's lucky my Stax rig is on indefinite loan or there'd be no chance of it happening at all. Though, knowing how things go, I'll probably end up with both Stax and a dynamic rig with the HD-800s by the end of the year.
post #41 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
I gather the Phoenix will be based on the C3. If you look at the C8 pre-amp, you can see in a rear shot the same rear panel layout as the Phoenix.
I did discover that one feature seems to be lacking from the Phoenix, and that's CAST-output. I would figure that could be a useful feature if you would use it as a preamp.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
Lol! It's lucky my Stax rig is on indefinite loan or there'd be no chance of it happening at all. Though, knowing how things go, I'll probably end up with both Stax and a dynamic rig with the HD-800s by the end of the year.
Wow, I'm seriously thinking about becoming a English teacher in Japan too. Seems like you can make a good living that way.
post #42 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Drosera View Post
I did discover that one feature seems to be lacking from the Phoenix, and that's CAST-output. I would figure that could be a useful feature if you would use it as a preamp.
Oh I did not notice that, that would have been very useful feature indeed..
post #43 of 3344
Looks really promising. It's 60mm longer than the C2C though. Might have trouble fitting that on my desk.
post #44 of 3344
To make this truly overkill, I wonder if Kingwa could add a unity gain/home theatre bypass option for each input. I was considering buying a C3SE as an upgrade from my Emotiva preamp. A Phoenix might make more sense.
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Originally Posted by Mik View Post
Looks really promising. It's 60mm longer than the C2C though. Might have trouble fitting that on my desk.
"We need a bigger desk!"

I don't think anything from Audio-gd's more high-end equipment was meant to be put on a desk. HiFi quality doesn't come in small (or light) packages.
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