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post #3631 of 3640
The "Normal" preset EQ is not flat and it also boosts the signal level which can cause distortion. Setting the "User EQ" all to zero gives the best sound quality. I am sure I'm not the only S:Flo2 survivor.
post #3632 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Sefelt103 View Post

The "Normal" preset EQ is not flat and it also boosts the signal level which can cause distortion. Setting the "User EQ" all to zero gives the best sound quality. I am sure I'm not the only S:Flo2 survivor.

Thanks for all your help.
post #3633 of 3640

BurnwayGTA4 is piece of ****.

 

I have sent him my S:flo2 year ago also I sent him $130 via PayPal. He didn't get back to me since he announced that he broke my PCB.

 

Very nice.

 

now he is "burnway" active 4 days ago..

can somebody get him out of here?

post #3634 of 3640

Guys, anyone know how to open the S;Flo2 cover? My sound crackles and i think there is some connection loose inside and I want to check it.

post #3635 of 3640
It's quite difficult. Probably worse than opening an iPod 6/7Gen and they are not easy. You need a thin edge (plastic or a blade) to gradually prise the rear cover off. Be very careful if using a sharp knife. At some points along each side are these 'tabs' for want of a better word. There is however no way to unhook them from the outside. Be careful and patient when prising the back off. You will undoubtedly distort and scratch the rear casing in your efforts to detach it from the cover. I use pliers to re-bend the rear casing into shape after the distortion of removal. Perhaps there is a better way that causes less damage/grief. Inside is very neat but the only wires I remember were the battery connection. I would be wary of disconnecting the display as they have a habit of failure when disturbed.
post #3636 of 3640

For members in Australia who never got a chance to try the famous S:Flo2, I'm selling my unit atm. I've had my time with the player and cutting back on some gear, so its your gain. It truly is a wonderful device especially its features and sound quality. 

 

Links in my signature. 

post #3637 of 3640
A true bargain at $65 AUD. Someone was trying to flog one of these recently from the US I think and wanted about £150+p&p+import duties for lucky UK residents.
post #3638 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Sefelt103 View Post

A true bargain at $65 AUD. Someone was trying to flog one of these recently from the US I think and wanted about £150+p&p+import duties for lucky UK residents.

 

I agree, feels like I'm almost giving it away for the performance it puts out and features (no sales punt intended here). I had this listed on eBay for a few weeks prior and no one seems to know what it is or what its actually capable of. Put that with how rare they're now in working order I can't believe its still here with me. 

post #3639 of 3640
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

 

I agree, feels like I'm almost giving it away for the performance it puts out and features (no sales punt intended here). I had this listed on eBay for a few weeks prior and no one seems to know what it is or what its actually capable of. Put that with how rare they're now in working order I can't believe its still here with me. 

 

I had a serious freak out when I saw that for sale man ... 

 

I'm in the US and was about to offer you $150 .. LOL ... that's how bad I miss the S:flo 2 ... decided against it, though as didn't want to hassle with Intl shipping and not solder skilled (to change the battery eventually) ...

 

S:flo 2/Arrow amp combo = best portable I've ever heard ... recently had a DX90 and it was good but didn't have the sheer detail and sound stage of the S:flo 2 ... I hoped it would, since it uses the dual DAC architecture like the S:flo ... but the same magic wasn't there ...

 

Moved to a Cowon J3 after the S:flo and was appalled at how bad it sounded compared to the S:flo ... now, after a few years? Still with the J3?  I'd never know the difference as I've grown used to it ... but I certainly remember that day that I moved over to the J3 and how bummed I was that it was so much worse.

 

First thing I thought when I heard the S:flo 2 was, "Wow, this is like *desktop good* ..." LOL ...

 

 

 

 

I don't think Teclast realizes how much of a hit it would be if they spent serious time ironing out all the little problems of the previous S:flo and re released it ... 

 

Alas, one can dream.

 

;-)

post #3640 of 3640
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
 

 

I had a serious freak out when I saw that for sale man ... 

 

I'm in the US and was about to offer you $150 .. LOL ... that's how bad I miss the S:flo 2 ... decided against it, though as didn't want to hassle with Intl shipping and not solder skilled (to change the battery eventually) ...

 

S:flo 2/Arrow amp combo = best portable I've ever heard ... recently had a DX90 and it was good but didn't have the sheer detail and sound stage of the S:flo 2 ... I hoped it would, since it uses the dual DAC architecture like the S:flo ... but the same magic wasn't there ...

 

Moved to a Cowon J3 after the S:flo and was appalled at how bad it sounded compared to the S:flo ... now, after a few years? Still with the J3?  I'd never know the difference as I've grown used to it ... but I certainly remember that day that I moved over to the J3 and how bummed I was that it was so much worse.

 

First thing I thought when I heard the S:flo 2 was, "Wow, this is like *desktop good* ..." LOL ...

 

 

 

 

 

I don't think Teclast realizes how much of a hit it would be if they spent serious time ironing out all the little problems of the previous S:flo and re released it ... 

 

Alas, one can dream.

 

;-)

 

Knowing the story I would have safely shipped it to you too, but the unit sold a few hours ago. :( 

 

I had the J3 (just sold it as well) and S:Flo2 side by side, I agree with your findings between the two, especially when you take advantage of S:Flo2's line out. I understand you've tried DX90 though I'd probably consider getting a DX50 and amping from that or, if you ever see a cheap Studio V double amp from headphone out setting the volume to 28/31. It sounds 'similar' to the S:Flo2 that clean, clear detail. I seem to have better results and it would be my choice over S:Flo2, particularly on firmware 1.2.8. (DX50)

 

Even XDuoo X2 I find to have a family resemblance. Cowon J3 is too smooth, not aggressive enough in detail retrieval. 

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