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post #46 of 65
Well, my C2C arrived today. And I am very pleased so far. I like the bass and dynamics this amp brings to my d7000. It sounds very clean clear and punchy!

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post #47 of 65
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Originally Posted by theBigD View Post
Well, my C2C arrived today. And I am very pleased so far. I like the bass and dynamics this amp brings to my d7000. It sounds very clean clear and punchy!
Do you still have your compass? How does the stello + c2c sound comparatively?

If you still have the compass, I was wondering if you could possibly hook up the C2C using the compass as a DAC and compare just the headamp parts. IF not, no worries. Don't mean to be demanding, just curious!

I think I'll be going the route you went for my work setup, the C2C + standalone DAC over the compass.
post #48 of 65
Its actually my roommates compass. From memory they sound similar. Maybe I'll ask if I can borrow but I think the C2C needs at least a week to get burnt in. With the stello dac the midrange is more forward and more clearly present.
post #49 of 65
This is a ridiculously good time to be into headphone listening. There are so many outstanding components being produced throughout the world and at a very reasonable cost in comparison to what is needed for a loudspeaker based system. The way Skylab describes the sound of the C2C, one would be looking at integrated amps costing over 2K to get comparable sound with loudspeakers. I wish I could try all of the amps recommended by objective members like Skylab.
post #50 of 65

What About The Gain...

What about the gain of the C-2C?

From the earlier discussions, it appeared that the gain of the C-2C was too high for low impedance phones to allow sufficient range of adjustment of the POT - the POT was too sensitive.

Is that accurate?

And... has the gain been modified on the current version?
post #51 of 65
Yes the gain of the C2C is 15. The high gain of the compass is 13. I asked Kingwa to change mine to 11, but i think he spaced it. I am comparing the compass to c2c today and the c2c definently has higher gain. with my denon d7000 25ohm resistance i turn c2c to about 8 on the dial and with compass it goes to 9 or 10 sometimes. there is plenty of useable play in the dial to get the sound just right, the dial doesnt have any imbalance or scratchiness so it works pretty good. I do want to ask Kingwa how to adjust the gain on this amp, I guess its pretty easy just swap out a resistor, I would prefer a gain of 11 or 9 I think. with my akg 701 i can run the dial up around 9 or 10 with c2c by the way.

sometime tonight i will post a little comparo between c2c and compass. as well as stello vs compas dac.
post #52 of 65
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
What about the gain of the C-2C?

From the earlier discussions, it appeared that the gain of the C-2C was too high for low impedance phones to allow sufficient range of adjustment of the POT - the POT was too sensitive.

Is that accurate?

And... has the gain been modified on the current version?
26th Apr. reduce the gain, XLR input has 8DB, RCA input has 10DB.

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post #53 of 65

Two HP output option

Maybe this is useful to someone else.
You can order a C2C with two hp outputs.
(+15USD and 1 week more for dispatching due to the built-to-order process)

Motivations to have an amp with 2 hp out, and a photo at this thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/hom...2/#post6117256
post #54 of 65
My experience with EMS to EU.
It took 7 days from China to Italy, one day at the customs, and two days for national delivery. Total 10 days, not bad. The EMS tracking was useful because it allowed to see when it was released from customs and forecast the delivery date.

The C2C was well packed.
I was a bit worried of buying internationally, but it tourned out to be a rather smooth transaction.
Now... I wish I ordered the combo with the dac!
post #55 of 65

Anyone know where to purchase this AMP with shipping to Europe? I had a look at Audio-GD website, but there is no C-2C AMP. Has it been discounted?

post #56 of 65

The C2 has replaced it.

post #57 of 65

That's sad because C2 is so f****** huge and I have no place for it. It also looks like... well I beter stop swearing.:D Thanks for the info.

post #58 of 65

It's about the same size as far as I know.  Are you sure you didn't click on the link to one of the (larger) pre-amps instead?

post #59 of 65

Finally my internet connection is back.:D Well, I am quite sure C2 is bigger. I do not know how deep it is but from the pictures I conclude that front plate is much longer than the one from C-2C, has some additional buttons or knobs. I will look for more pictures, but I think ampcity.co.uk should got it right.

post #60 of 65
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Originally Posted by Professor00179 View Post

Finally my internet connection is back.:D Well, I am quite sure C2 is bigger. I do not know how deep it is but from the pictures I conclude that front plate is much longer than the one from C-2C, has some additional buttons or knobs. I will look for more pictures, but I think ampcity.co.uk should got it right.


It looks like it uses the same case as the Fun, which is smaller than the case that was used for the C2-C.

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