Read the Amp3 thread for details. It's all there. In portable audio forum (this one).
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9/12/09 at 7:01pm
As for the quality I must to say that this item isn't in the HFM or my aleXmod league.
In short it can play LOUD & VIVID but can't play ACCURATE.
The music sounds fine and colorfull but isn't exact, definitive and intimate.
There is a loss of microdetails, sometimes it is sound harsh, just as a kind of screaming, not singing.
If you know what I mean, of cause...
Anyway there are a lot of listeners who will love it I think. And overall it sounds much better than ordinary descent DAPs, but not much more ))
|You can see it on the photos which I present some time latter.|
At first I try to listen it, to see what kind of sound it could reproduce to (in terms of quality) but unfotunatelly it is just don't want to work!
It could turn ON/OFF, begin to play files when turning ON and let me to increase the volume , but don't let to navigate and decrease the volume.
It's left/right and down buttons just don't work!
So I disassemble the unit to see on what hardware it is built and what's going ON by the way..
The quality of build is awfull!
You can see it on the photos which I present some time latter.
Buttons couldn't operate because of bad soldering of buttons sub-plate.
When resoldering, buttons return to life and I can test the item.
Thanks for opening your amp3 up and sharing the info on the insides with us, alex. Its always very interesting to actually know what is INSIDE a product and not just go after what manufacturers claim there is. I wonder if the sansa clip for example is soic too and what chip they use?
Please let us know what your modding experiments bring you.
A pity your unit did not come well-soldered, where did you get it?