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post #46 of 1153
cool, thanks john.
post #47 of 1153
iBasso has been an increadible company, I recall an scant 2+ years ago when the D1 came out. Lots of improvements since!
post #48 of 1153
I already have a Topkit ready for my D4! It can run on either voltage. I have to add to what Miguel said in the previous post...I have never done business with a company that is as responsive to customer input and suggestions as iBasso. In addition, the customer service and support is second to none.

Just goes to show that great support and products still builds a first-rate company!!! Perhaps General Motors should have sent some reps to see what iBasso is doing right!
post #49 of 1153
I quite a DAC noob here, so my question may sound dumb.

I went to the iBasso website and D10 was more expensive than D4, despite D4 being similar (I guess?) to the D10 but has dual DAC chips. One thing I noticed that is written for the D10 and not the D4 is this CS8416 receiver chip, what exactly does this do? And why would the D10 be more expensive? And what's the other differences between the D4 and D10?
post #50 of 1153
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Originally Posted by charpi View Post
I quite a DAC noob here, so my question may sound dumb.

I went to the iBasso website and D10 was more expensive than D4, despite D4 being similar (I guess?) to the D10 but has dual DAC chips. One thing I noticed that is written for the D10 and not the D4 is this CS8416 receiver chip, what exactly does this do? And why would the D10 be more expensive? And what's the other differences between the D4 and D10?
The D10 accepts optical and coaxial. I don't know how the DAC sections compare, 'spose the D4 is better. The D10 was made for iRivers or other DAPs that has either optical or coaxial out.
post #51 of 1153
Really wish this had an integrated battery with charging circuit. Popping batteries in and out to get the full 9v capability is relatively annoying when using this as a DAC.
post #52 of 1153
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Originally Posted by kb1gra View Post
Really wish this had an integrated battery with charging circuit. Popping batteries in and out to get the full 9v capability is relatively annoying when using this as a DAC.
the dual dac seems to be consuming alot of power, just 9 hrs from 9 volt batteries. D4 seems to be better sitting on the desk using usb, if u don't need the optical or coax.
post #53 of 1153
I plan to mostly use it at a desk actually, but I'd prefer it if it had the option for a DC power in, since usb is 5v in theory, I have to run it off the batteries to get 9V for the amp section, which would be the point of buying this as I've got some high impedance cans.

Will probably spring for one anyway, but it would have cost them basically nothing to put in a DC in as an option. Especially since the battery life is pretty bad anyway.

I can always run the amp section through my mini3 I guess...

I mostly am looking for something small to run with my laptop when I'm not at MY desk but am still stationary (train, plane, coffee shop, etc) I have a Topaz but its size is just a little unwieldy for that. Don't NEED the DAC but it'd be kinda nice to have.
post #54 of 1153
Not sure if this was answered already, but what kind of advantage does dual DACs offer over a single one?
post #55 of 1153
I may have to get a D4, it sure looks like it will be a good performer. Perhaps even great, time will tell.
post #56 of 1153
I put in my order for one, and a 300mah battery + charger from zbattery.

Total cost with shipping for both the battery and the D4 brought it to about $280.
post #57 of 1153
Too bad they don't include the opamp rolling kit like the P3 and the D10!
post #58 of 1153
I must say that the dual DACs really sound fine, even right out of the box with only an hour or so of use. While the amp can be powered by USB or battery power when using a USB signal input, the amp can only be used with battery power when using the Aux input.

I really like the 9v internal contacts...real contacts, not the cheap snap-in connector used by most 9v components.

After just a brief audition of the stock opamps, of course I just had to roll to the D4 Topkit!

I am using 9.6v 230mah PowerEx rechargeable cells, now I need to see what the run time is when using only the aux input/amp. BTW, the battery can be changed is less than a minute by just removing 2 thumb nuts.

It looks to me at this point as if iBasso has another real winner!
post #59 of 1153
Thread Starter 
There are two different Mamba's in Africa. The Black Mamba is more on the ground, fast, slim and rear fanged and reaches 12 feet in length. Its mouth is big enough that, unlike many rear fanged snakes, it can bite humans and has a potent venom. If aggravated it will pursue a person and is feared. I have worked with many poisonous snakes but never the Mamba.

This will be my first experience with one.
post #60 of 1153
Will the next one be the D11 Taipan?
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