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post #721 of 1153
They're on stock again guys, I just ordered one, they will ship on monday!

My wallet wants to kill me now, but it doesn't have any strength left to do it.

Damn you, head-fi!
post #722 of 1153
Just ordered one as well! Very excited.

I ordered it primarily to be a portable DAC, but I'll probably use the amp portion of it a bit as well.

Anyone have any technical specs on it at all? I can't find any info anywhere regarding output power, input impedance range, output impedance, anything really other than the basics shown on the website about which opamps are used and the really general features. I guess what I really want to know is if it's possible to damage either the D4 or headphones if I connect W3s or DT880/600s to it? Even if it won't necessarily sound the best for them... can I try it, or is it a "shouldn't try it" type of situation. As soon as I hear back from David I intend to order a Little Dot MKIII for the DT880/600, so I don't need to use it long term for those, but my guess is the D4 will be here first, and I'll be quite curious how the amp portion sounds with what I have. I know this is probably a stupid question, but I'd rather be safe than sorry with this relatively expensive gear.

Oh yeah, this forum is definitely costing me a ton, lol, but I guess its actually nothing in comparison to what some of you have invested
post #723 of 1153
damn i wish they wouldnt have gone back in stock lol now im about to pull the trigger on one ive needed one for a while now i gotta work some OT this weekend. Oh well will be worth it.

welp its done just payed for it cant wait to get it and check it out im sure i wont be disappointed. Ill mainly be using it as a dac on my laptop with the amp at 5v but will use it as portable as well when i get a charger and some 9volt rechargeables.
post #724 of 1153
Ive been waiting for ever and I literally just bought a 3Move yesterday in the for sale section. Oh well.
post #725 of 1153
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Ive been waiting for ever and I literally just bought a 3Move yesterday in the for sale section. Oh well.
3MOVE is still quite good, and one of my favorites. You should enjoy it.
post #726 of 1153
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Ive been waiting for ever and I literally just bought a 3Move yesterday in the for sale section. Oh well.
Or buy both and give us a comparative review. You know you want to
post #727 of 1153
I have a question about the D4 DAC. I'm waiting for my new Mapletree Ear+ HD amp to be built and shipped. Will the D4 dac be able to handle a dedicated amp using just the usb? Or will I have to switch it to supplementary battery power? Should I just start looking for a dedicated dac with it's own power source now?

EDIT: The reason I ask is because my brother just got a Little Dot MK3 and it sucks his D10 dry. He has to keep it on constant charge cycle. I don't want to have to blow through 9V batteries with the D4 if this will be the case.
post #728 of 1153
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I have a question about the D4 DAC. I'm waiting for my new Mapletree Ear+ HD amp to be built and shipped. Will the D4 dac be able to handle a dedicated amp using just the usb? Or will I have to switch it to supplementary battery power? Should I just start looking for a dedicated dac with it's own power source now?

EDIT: The reason I ask is because my brother just got a Little Dot MK3 and it sucks his D10 dry. He has to keep it on constant charge cycle. I don't want to have to blow through 9V batteries with the D4 if this will be the case.
The D4s DAC runs off the USB even if you have the 9V battery included. You also don't need to turn on the D4 in order to use its DAC, once its connected to the PC via USB of course. So no use of battery is required for DAC operation. Usage of a 9V battery is mainly if you want to also use the amp section of the D4 in that configuration.
post #729 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HONEYBOY View Post
The D4s DAC runs off the USB even if you have the 9V battery included. You also don't need to turn on the D4 in order to use its DAC, once its connected to the PC via USB of course. So no use of battery is required for DAC operation. Usage of a 9V battery is mainly if you want to also use the amp section of the D4 in that configuration.
Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. Maybe I wasn't clear though in my question. My brother's dedicated amp sucks so much juice from his D10 that he has to keep the li-on battery charging at all times while listening. The usb connection isn't enough with the amp. I was wondering if the D4 will have the same problem. Will I have to use 9V battery power on top of the 5V usb power with a dedicated amp?

Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can pass on.
post #730 of 1153
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Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. Maybe I wasn't clear though in my question. My brother's dedicated amp sucks so much juice from his D10 that he has to keep the li-on battery charging at all times while listening. The usb connection isn't enough with the amp. I was wondering if the D4 will have the same problem. Will I have to use 9V battery power on top of the 5V usb power with a dedicated amp?

Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can pass on.
You will not have to.
post #731 of 1153
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If you are using the amp section of the D4 you can use it in the 5V position and it will draw from the USB for the power. If you have the switch on the back set to 9 volt then it will only (the amp) use the 9 volt battery, it can't use both at the same time. The dac section is powered only by the 5 volt USB and will not work unless connected to the USB getting both the power and digital signal.

The D10 puts out a set voltage from the dac section. It doesn't matter what is after it. What is after it will take that voltage out and does not affect the run time of the D10. If you are running it from the USB for sound into the dac and then out the dac to an external amp then I would just leave the charge on anyway.
post #732 of 1153
Oic, it all makes sense now. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated. I was getting worried about my wallet. Didn't want to have to buy another dac. I like the D4 just fine.
post #733 of 1153
Did you guys get an email confirmation from ibasso about your order? i ordered friday and havent gotten an auto reply or anything just checking.
post #734 of 1153
You will only get an email when they ship...with a tracking number that never seems to work. This will be soon though. They don't waste time.
post #735 of 1153
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You will only get an email when they ship...with a tracking number that never seems to work. This will be soon though. They don't waste time.
Oh ok cool just makin sure i wasnt supposed to get something else as well. Cant wait to get it. This is my first "real" amp if you will im excited.
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