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Originally Posted by Yikes View Post
Combo price? Audio-Gd's web site is currently down so I have no idea what combo price is being referred to, but I sort of feel that early adopters are being penalized. If a package deal had been offered initially I might have purchased a Ref 1 also.
The deal is related to the 60th Anniversary of the People's Republic so it couldn't have been offered any earlier.

Peete.
post #92 of 156
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Combo price? Audio-Gd's web site is currently down so I have no idea what combo price is being referred to, but I sort of feel that early adopters are being penalized. If a package deal had been offered initially I might have purchased a Ref 1 also.
I looked earlier today and he had a lot of "Bundles" made up of the favorite combos. Seems like a good idea to me. If anyone mentions his site has anything new, it doesn't take much to bring his host to it's kness. Or possibly he hits a MB threashold and is cut off for a while. Not to familiar with web hosting in China, but it wouldn't hurt him to get it hosted elsewhere.
post #93 of 156
5% off every thing 10% off 2 things
post #94 of 156
that is a killer price! $2500 for a Phoenix and Ref1. Wow some really lucky buyers who waited are in luck! Glad I have my Beta22 and Buffalo32s to keep me safe in the night versus that wallet hammering offer.
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
Another excellent review Skylab.
Could you tell me how it compares to the Solo you reviewed recently as I am looking to upgrade mine. I know its a different price range but is the Phoenix significantly better SE than the Solo because I won't be able to balance my headphones for a few months.
I am assuming balanced it would be a different class. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
I did not have them to compare directly, but yes, I would say the Phoenix is in another league, even single ended, versus the Solo, from my memory of it.
I look forward to your and a couple others review of the SRG-II. I think ... But I will not say a thing not to bias anyone.
post #96 of 156
I got the Ref-1 and the Phoenix for $2200- both intro pricing- Gotta strike when it's hot!
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
I got the Ref-1 and the Phoenix for $2200- both intro pricing- Gotta strike when it's hot!
Ain't no Flies on that Deal!
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Now I'm chuckling....
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What's the Phoenix like compare to RSA Apache ?
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I personally can't really answer that question, having not heard the Apache in far too long.
post #101 of 156
Hey Skylab, i was curious. You mentioned that it had a black background. But that was with the 600 ohm beyers, did you have a chance to run it with any low impedance high sensitivity iems? just wondering if it had any hiss.
post #102 of 156
Skylab, did you ever get around to trying it as a pre-amp?
post #103 of 156
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
Hey Skylab, i was curious. You mentioned that it had a black background. But that was with the 600 ohm beyers, did you have a chance to run it with any low impedance high sensitivity iems? just wondering if it had any hiss.
With the 25 ohm Denons, the amp is silent, even when you max out the volume. It is a silent amp. I'd imagine it would be silent with IEMs too. It's silent with the HD800 which are very sensitive.
post #104 of 156
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
Hey Skylab, i was curious. You mentioned that it had a black background. But that was with the 600 ohm beyers, did you have a chance to run it with any low impedance high sensitivity iems? just wondering if it had any hiss.
Works very well with the low impedance Hifiman HE-5. So no problem with low impedance headphones IMO.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
Skylab, did you ever get around to trying it as a pre-amp?
Not in my main rig, no - unfortunately I have been too busy on other things. I did try it as a preamp in my office, where I was using RBH speakers with a Sunfire sub, and I thought it sounded very good, with essentially the same sonic signature it has as a headphone amp.
post #105 of 156
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
With the 25 ohm Denons, the amp is silent, even when you max out the volume. It is a silent amp. I'd imagine it would be silent with IEMs too. It's silent with the HD800 which are very sensitive.
hmm, i guess before i can decide on a desktop amp, im gonna get have to go to can jam this summer. Took me forever to pick a portable, ill just live with that till then. The hd800's might be sensitive for a regular headphone, but the jh13's are many orders of magnitude more so at 119db and 28 ohms. Thanks for the info though guys
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