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post #571 of 837
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
Oh, ok, thanks for info. What connector it uses for the output?
It is made by HRS, a 6 pin connector.
post #572 of 837
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post
My Ed8 are balanced and work great from my RudiStor RPX-100 home amp, not bright or artificial at all. I will not be able to test them balanced from the Protector as I don't have nor intend to get the required adaptor. I will be getting the JH13 and have already gotten the correct Protector terminated TWag cable for them. With luck both the Protector and JH13 should arrive today.
Thanks for the feedback. I do know taht you have a pair of ed8. Can you let me know how it works in SE w/ the Protector?
post #573 of 837
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
It is made by HRS, a 6 pin connector.
First time I heard of that connector.
post #574 of 837
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Originally Posted by Jalo View Post
Thanks for the feedback. I do know taht you have a pair of ed8. Can you let me know how it works in SE w/ the Protector?
Will do once it arrives (which wasn't today after all, neither did the JH13) and has had some burn in
post #575 of 837
You guys were talking about another balanced portable amp and I thought I would chime in that RWAudio is working on a balanced portable amp, using a 4-pin TRS 1/8" plug. RW may consider using the same plug as Protector if that means adhering to something that will become a standard in the future, so people would not have to re-terminate with too many kinds of plugs.

If it sounds as good as the RWAudio AMP1 it will make many people happy, although the AMP1 is not on the level of the Protector. The upcoming balanced portable is based on the AMP1 and should cost a good deal less money too (guessing half as much). Still, the Protector is a noticeable step up in sound quality over the AMP1, even with the AMP1 opamp upgrade in the AMP1 and running off it's 16.8v battery pack.
post #576 of 837
Maybe I'm just hyper sensitive, but I feel subconcious of the right angled "Iris" connector and It's even more limiting of cable size than my old standby 4 pin Mini XLR's. Perhaps a 3.5 4 contact TRRS will be a better future option. Regardless of the chioce made, there will still be some reterminations to be made. Iris, 3.5 TRRS, or Mini XLR. I've had the best luck with my Mini-XLR's as far as cable size, but anything bigger than a Canare Star Quad still requires the body of the plug to be Dremeled out a bit.
post #577 of 837
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
It is made by HRS, a 6 pin connector.
HRS HR10A
post #578 of 837
Fortunately, I had chance to try this Hirose connector and compare to Kobiconn one.
Hirose's connector is really nice, Small, High quality, Good stiffness, Precise and Easy.
(Secure feeling with Latch function)
Especially this Hirose type connector is easy to buy cable connected Jack,
easy to make conversion cable for other type of connector.

I prefer to use this HR10A connector for balanced amp.
post #579 of 837
I also recommend the HR10A series connector of HIROSE.
Think that the thing that is 6pin is a condition of a true balance connector.

Moreover, it is a thing that the accuracy of the connector and the material are very good.
I'm changing the cable for edition9 and HD25-1 to HR10A.
post #580 of 837
I have both balanced amps.
Attachment 27794

The protector is a sound powerful brightly, but a mid is slightly unnatural. Albireo is slightly soft, but mid is superior in nature.

BTW, I made conversion cables with Hirose connector.
Attachment 27795 Attachment 27796

I use Ultrasone edition8 well outside,
but can't use HD800 outside.
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post #581 of 837
That was one of the ones I've heard, but in December and with a pair of recabled ED8.

The connector is very good: it latches with 6 pins, is very sturdy and in production, but only in Japan. The problem is that it is pretty expensive. It retails for about 15$ for both the mail and female parts. It is the best portable balanced connection system I've seen and should have been what Ray used especially as the one he uses is from Japan anyway, but is no longer in production.

I think iBasso too, have been lobbied to use this instead of dual mini-TRS. Who knows what will happen.

What won't be good is a fractured market... that is rubbish.

Takoyaki: welcome - you are the craziest headphone person I've ever seen. HF: this man has like 12 customs, all the top headphones and amps... He is crazy and a good bit more a real audio geek than I've ever seen. Thanks for showing the nice pictures.
post #582 of 837

The Kobiconn connectors...

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
That was one of the ones I've heard, but in December and with a pair of recabled ED8.

The connector is very good: it latches with 6 pins, is very sturdy and in production, but only in Japan. The problem is that it is pretty expensive. It retails for about 15$ for both the mail and female parts. It is the best portable balanced connection system I've seen and should have been what Ray used especially as the one he uses is from Japan anyway, but is no longer in production.

I think iBasso too, have been lobbied to use this instead of dual mini-TRS. Who knows what will happen.

What won't be good is a fractured market... that is rubbish.

Takoyaki: welcome - you are the craziest headphone person I've ever seen. HF: this man has like 12 customs, all the top headphones and amps... He is crazy and a good bit more a real audio geek than I've ever seen. Thanks for showing the nice pictures.

Hi my friend...
I have talked to mouser electronics and to the person who does the special orders for purchasing big quantities, they have informed me that the connector is NOT discontinued, it is in production BUT is not a stocking item. You have to put an order for big amount & they will make it for you.
My first order was for 2000 units which arrived faster as I paid air shipping but now I have an order for 3500 units & they have no problem making them for me.
Ray Samuels
post #583 of 837

Kobiconn connector

Hi Ray,

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Originally Posted by Ray Samuels View Post
I have done a long search for a reliable connector that could be used with out the pain of loose contacts & hefty price & with smallest possible size.
The Kobiconn Used in the Protector is very reliable. It can withstand the abuse & the shake with out any problems associated with the 3.5mm connectors. It is small, sturdy, priced very low, $2.00, made in Japan for expensive Cameras.
This connector delivers while others will suffer from all kind of problems.
Ray Samuels
Is this connector made in Japan?
I looked for the shop which sold it in Akihabara, but was not found.

It is worry whether this connector is available continuously.
post #584 of 837
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Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post
Hi Ray,



Is this connector made in Japan?
I looked for the shop which sold it in Akihabara, but was not found.

It is worry whether this connector is available continuously.
Please read my previous e-mail, I am stocking on the connectors so I can ship them to any one who want to make a cable or sell cables for the Protector.
Accourding to my info from mouser they are made by Kobiconn & in Japan.
Cheers.
Ray Samuels
post #585 of 837

Protector't balanced connector...

The nice feature about the Kobiconn connector is that it needs no wires to be soldered to, then soldered to the PC board. As the Kobiconn connector is a PC mountable. This way it is very easy to remove the face plate & pull the PC brd out as one piece. The other connector, PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, you have to pull the face plate with the PC board & might cause to have cut wires during the repair or for what ever reason. Also when you connect the headphones to the amp the connector stands out like a soar thumb beyond the size of the amp.
The Kobiconn is very close to the face plate & does not add any more length to the amp. All these possibilities I have been though them when I was looking for a good connector for the Protector. The one that stood out of the crowd from all the other connectors with perfect fit, solid construction, price & the pc brd foot print.
All these features do make the Kobiconn connector, to my long search, the best I could do & find.
Ray Samuels
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