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post #166 of 837
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Closed headphones aside;
Why would something like an IEM, even a multi-driver one need a
balanced amp?
Need is not the point. To me it is innovation and desire.
post #167 of 837
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That's not really irony, and that doesn't really pertain to the question, though. I believe that the best way of pointing out a contradiction is to show the person in question how they did it exactly, but I don't want to go through the trouble of multiquoting your posts. I'm sure if you spend some time digging that you'll see you clearly contradicted yourself.
I know that, that is the irony. Life is full of contradictions and I see it in most perilous and life threatening situations all the time. I accept that and move on.

I have been using the amp in the single ended mode with my Ultrasone Ed. 9 and I really enjoy the sound. Very authoritative and open, the sound is.
post #168 of 837
I guess.
post #169 of 837
any new impressions jamato??
post #170 of 837
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Originally Posted by Infoseeker View Post
Closed headphones aside;
Why would something like an IEM, even a multi-driver one need a
balanced amp?
Because it just sounds so good. I use my JH13Pros balanced out of my Apache. If I had not heard them balanced, I would not have bought them. I listened first out of a portable amp and an ipod and they were okay but then I heard them balanced and I ordered them on the spot at the RMAF.
post #171 of 837
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any new impressions jamato??
Amazing. I was sitting here working on some camera stuff and thinking, damn, single ended and it sounds like this???! Really this little amp has to be heard and I have been using it for two days single ended now with my Ultrasone Ed. 9 and hear reverb in live recordings and due to the higher voltage and whatever op amps Ray is using, it has power that just doesn't quite. I am really glad decided to make this single end along with the balanced because everyone can enjoy this thing. Very 3D, wide and deep and this is in single ended. I am going to balanced my Ed. 9 and see how they sound like that, something I told myself I would not do.
post #172 of 837
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Amazing. I was sitting here working on some camera stuff and thinking, damn, single ended and it sounds like this???! Really this little amp has to be heard and I have been using it for two days single ended now with my Ultrasone Ed. 9 and hear reverb in live recordings and due to the higher voltage and whatever op amps Ray is using, it has power that just doesn't quite. I am really glad decided to make this single end along with the balanced because everyone can enjoy this thing. Very 3D, wide and deep and this is in single ended. I am going to balanced my Ed. 9 and see how they sound like that, something I told myself I would not do.
That really is amazing, i guess this will be the portable amp to beat? do you think its better than the p51 in single ended? and any new impressions with the jh-13s running balanced out of it? thanks jamato, and were all jealous that you got it early
post #173 of 837
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That really is amazing, i guess this will be the portable amp to beat? do you think its better than the p51 in single ended? and any new impressions with the jh-13s running balanced out of it? thanks jamato, and were all jealous that you got it early
You must be mind reading today. I switched to the 13's about 10 minutes ago and they need about 10 minutes to form totally to my ears (ear canals to relax etc) and the sound from Tom Petty and the Heart Breaker's latest redo of 6 CD's with all live music is unbelievable. Goose bumps.

Well I would say this is Ray's highest achievement for a portable. Frankly it ventures into home amp sound but you know what, I look forward to other impressions when the amp gets out there as I don't want to be the lone guy on this. I also don't feel like comparing it to this and that and the other amp. I am listening to the Protector and is seems to do everything right and nothing wrong.
post #174 of 837
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You must be mind reading today. I switched to the 13's about 10 minutes ago and they need about 10 minutes to form totally to my ears (ear canals to relax etc) and the sound from Tom Petty and the Heart Breaker's latest redo of 6 CD's with all live music is unbelievable. Goose bumps.

Well I would say this is Ray's highest achievement for a portable. Frankly it ventures into home amp sound but you know what. I look forward to other impressions when the amp gets out there as I don't want to be the lone guy on this. I also don't feel like comparing it to this and that and the other amp. I am listening to the Protector and is seems to do everything right.
it seems great minds think alike and thats totally ok, were all just chomping at the bit for info, and you're the only source haha
post #175 of 837
I would buy two if it's better than HR-2 !
post #176 of 837
Protector Balanced Out vs Lisa III, who wins?
post #177 of 837

Apples and Oranges

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Protector Balanced Out vs Lisa III, who wins?
Apples and Oranges and LISA is not really made for IEMs
post #178 of 837
I'm thinking of getting a balanced cable for my Sennheiser HD25-1 II's to pair with the Protector on the go. Will full sized cans benefit from the Protector as apposed to a non balanced amp?
post #179 of 837
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The Protector has excellent extension in both directions. The top end is more extended when compared to the Lisa III. Bass impact on the Protector is very well defined and never muddies the sound, even with complex passages from classical to heavy rock. This is in single ended. In balanced the Protector takes my HD650 to a new level that makes them truly, truly enjoyable.
post #180 of 837
John,

What about compared to the Woo6?
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