First of, I am not selling Fuze LOD - just in case you wonder. Don't PM or email me about it, I'll just say 'no'. Try building one yourself and embrace the DIY spirit. You can find a copy of the DIY guide in the DIY forum and Anythingbutipod.com's Sansa Fuze sub-forum for accessories.
Now, if you are interested in audition the Fuze LOD, just reply with interest and you're name will be put on the list down below. However, you must meet two requirements and agree on two conditions.
1) Join the forum for > 3 months and have a post count of > 44.99 .
2) Own a Sansa Fuze and an amp (for obvious reason).
You must agree to:
1) Write an honest impression after the audition.
2) Post the LOD to the person next in the list via registered mail on your own expense.
Also, you should keep the audition time to with in a week so others don't have to wait for too long. This means if you received the LOD on Tuesday, you should send it out by next Wednesday. If you have the LOD in your possession but can't finish the audition in time, please update you status in this thread. It will be a good practice to contact the next person in line earlier for name and address.
In regard to the audition, please (for the least) compare the sound b/w line-out and phone-out in amplified condition. You can do extra audition if you like / have the time. I am interested only in honest opinion on whether you hear or don't hear any difference (and the reason, if applied). Please also list down the detail of your gears and music (bitrate as such) for audition. I don't like to limit the choice of your gears, but you should know that better amp, headphones and music bitrate allow for better differentiation (or realizing the lack of it). Please be sure the your Fuze is on latest firmware, or / and you should need to turn the volume (both LO and PO) to maximum when amping. I am not sure whether RockBox supports LO or not, so you'll need to figure it out if you already Rockbox'ed your Fuze.
Here is what you'll be receiving in the package: One mini-to-mini interconnecting cable (in case you don't have one in handy), one cap-less LOD (for amp that already has coupling cap in the signal path, such as a CMOY), and one cap'ed LOD (for amp that lacks coupling cap, use this LOD if you are not sure). The LOD are built with Ridax connector, Belden 1804A cable and Neutrik gold plated mini jack. The caps are BlackGate NX Hi-Q 22uF, 6.3V (pretty much unburn-in, If I may add).
One last thing: Do spend some quality time on listening and comparing before making up your own mind. Thanks for your time.
(smiley signifies where the LOD is)
- back to me then.
There is no limit on the number of people that can be in the list, but the audition can't run forever - so I'll take 10 people first, then continue if everything goes well. First post first served.
Impression by: tstarn06, Drpepper, RAQemUP, jvlgato, Woody469 and kunalraiker.
The audition is over.
Edited by ClieOS - 8/28/10 at 7:07am