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post #736 of 1153
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Originally Posted by Get_Zwole View Post
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.
You made a good choice.

My guess is you will get a shipping confirmation on Monday and you will have it in your hands by Wed or Thurs.
post #737 of 1153
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Originally Posted by dongringo View Post
You made a good choice.

My guess is you will get a shipping confirmation on Monday and you will have it in your hands by Wed or Thurs.
man this gets me excited haha. i was hoping it would make it next week coming from across the globe i didnt figure it would though. This gets my hopes up a bit more though cant wait to use it.
post #738 of 1153
Just to confirm, I ordered on friday as well, and didn't get an email from them either. I figured I might not hear from them until monday. I just hope they ship before they break for Chinese new year! I tried to order a little dot MKIII too, but they aren't taking new orders until after Chinese new year, on the 23rd In the mean time, I'm gonna have to hope the D4 ships and that it can drive the DT880/600s reasonably enough that I can enjoy them until I can order and receive the MKIII in a few weeks.
post #739 of 1153
when does chinese new year start? Hopefully after monday lol.
post #740 of 1153
It starts on Valentine's Day.
post #741 of 1153
I placed an order on Friday but still got no confirmation or shipment info Hopefully it arrives till Friday...
post #742 of 1153
Ordered friday, and just got my shipping confirmation this morning, 8:39am est. Don't know when I'll receive it yet, but it did ship, and I'm able to track it via the link they gave in the email with the reference number they gave. It shipped UPS which surprised me, and it's already been picked up . Shouldn't be long before they have an estimate on delivery!
post #743 of 1153
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Originally Posted by pj_rage View Post
Ordered friday, and just got my shipping confirmation this morning, 8:39am est. Don't know when I'll receive it yet, but it did ship, and I'm able to track it via the link they gave in the email with the reference number they gave. It shipped UPS which surprised me, and it's already been picked up . Shouldn't be long before they have an estimate on delivery!
Woot same exact thing here i got mine 3 minutes after yours haha. Im happy now.
post #744 of 1153
I just pulled the trigger on a D4 after reading 50 pages of reviews! Phew!

Can anyone confirm if the amp section can be powered by BOTH the USB and 9V battery? Are there really 2 versions of the D4? 1 that allows only the amp to be powered by a 9V battery (earlier version) and 1 that allows the amp to be powered by the USB without a battery?

Here's a list of main features from the iBasso website:
Main features:
- Dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC Chip + TI PCM2706
- USB signal input, provides I2S interface for decoding
- Works as a DAC+AMP Combo, a standalone AMP, or a standalone DAC (Line out function)
- 2-Setting Gain Switch for impedance matching
- OPAMP rollable
- AMP section can be powered by either USB or 9V battery
- Measures 55*21*92mm, and weighs 130g
- 9hours play time with 9V 300mAh battery (when powered by battery)
- Comes with extra enclosure (black color), leather pouch, USB cable, warranty card, and owner¡¯s manual
post #745 of 1153
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The amp has a switch on the back plate. You can use the power from the USB to power the amp at 5 volts or switch it to 9 volts and have more power and use the 9 volt battery. This allows two voltage supplies, one for the dac section and one for the amp section, when using the battery but with the 9 volt you will need rechargeables or alkalines and with the amp section using the 9 volt battery, you can go mobile with the amp section, which is a very fine amp section.

There is one D4 version.
post #746 of 1153
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Originally Posted by crumpler View Post
I just pulled the trigger on a D4 after reading 50 pages of reviews! Phew!

Can anyone confirm if the amp section can be powered by BOTH the USB and 9V battery? Are there really 2 versions of the D4? 1 that allows only the amp to be powered by a 9V battery (earlier version) and 1 that allows the amp to be powered by the USB without a battery?
My manual says, and I quote

- AMP section can be powered by either USB or 9v battery

My usage experience confirms this.

I can use the D4's amp section in isolation while drawing power from the USB.

ie iphone > LOD > D4 (with no battery and USB cable plugged in) > Headphones

Your confusion my stem from earlier impressions where when the USB cable is connected, the D4 defaults the "aux in/out" jack to "aux out" thus disabling the "aux in" function when connected via USB.

Impressions of earlier units of the D4 can confirm this behavior, and I believe I was the first to post a contradicting experience - ie the D4 being able to power the amp via USb while also using the "aux in" functionality (ie using a DAP while on USB power)

Since then a number of other posters have also reported that they are able to use the D4 in such a manner.

I have not heard of any declared "versions" from ibasso between d4 models and can only ASSUME such functionality is only present in newer units.

For your reference I purchased my D4 from a local retailer (Singapore) in early Dec 09.

I would presume that new units purchased from ibasso online should retain this functionality, but please email them to clarify

EDIT: I just noticed that upon further reading that the manual actually explicitly states that when USB is connected the AUX IN/OUT the D4 will take signal from USB.

This doesn't change my experience of being able to use the D4 on USB power while using only the amp section and having a DAP as the input through the AUX IN/OUT port.
post #747 of 1153
can anyone recommend some good rechargeable 9volts and charger for a good price? I know nothing about them, sorry to go so far off topic just didnt wanna start a whole new thread.
post #748 of 1153
I use maha powerex 9.6v

I bought mine directly from iBasso around Christmas
and can use line in when powered by USB.
post #749 of 1153
Thread Starter 
Thomas Distributing is great. They have very good prices, good chargers and decent shipping. I have dealt with them for years and they are very honest and back up the products they sell.
post #750 of 1153
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Thomas Distributing is great. They have very good prices, good chargers and decent shipping. I have dealt with them for years and they are very honest and back up the products they sell.
thanks man im looking into it now.
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