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post #61 of 837
that is actually a camera plug? interested. lol.
post #62 of 837
I received my connectors yesterday and I have to say they are actually pretty nice. They are compact, solid, and even though they won't rotate it would take a lot of rotational force to damage one. They have a nice insertion feel, and it's not going to pull out or fall out. It's compact enough to fit just about anywhere, and the only drawback that I can see is the manditory direction and overlap of the 90deg connector. The biggest thing is it's easy to use, the 4 pins are far enough appart for fairly easy soldering, easy to isolate each of them with heat shrink. This is a huge contrast to some of the 4 conductor 3.5mm plugs that I have soldered.

Over all it excedes the expectations I had of the connector, and even though I had the dimensions from the data sheet, I was surprised by how small it really is. Ray's photos make it look quite big, which means his new amp is actually very small.

The only thing I could ask for is a straight plug version, and that might come in time if it starts to catch on.
post #63 of 837
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I ordered some also. I would like to get the feel of them but Ray has always put out solid equipment so I have no doubt these meet his standards.
post #64 of 837
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Originally Posted by rwaudio View Post
I received my connectors yesterday and I have to say they are actually pretty nice.
Can you take some inside pics?
post #65 of 837
Very interesting but hopefully it work good in REAL LIFE though.
I wish it bigger so it can drive the high OEM like HD600/650.
post #66 of 837
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I wish it bigger so it can drive the high OEM like HD600/650.
No idea what you are meaning.
post #67 of 837
Thread Starter 
It can drive the 600 and HD650 per Ray because it will swing 14 volts and plenty of current.
post #68 of 837
wow that is hardcore, mr. samuels never ceases to impress.

and does the protector have a 1/4 headphone output? hopefully that would be awesome.

and how is the power output compared to the predator..

goodbye 1/8 - 1/4 adapter, its been fun
post #69 of 837
Thread Starter 
The amp is mainly for balanced, so the connector is neither a 1/4 or 1/8 but it can be single ended also and that is 1/8. There is no room for a 1/4 as the amp is the same size as the Predator. Now that is a small balanced amp but this one is going to put out a lot of power, more than the Predator or most any small portable.
post #70 of 837
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looks too small :| I prefer portable amps to be same size as the player it is being used with, then it is easy to hold
i think the predator is a perfect size for the hand or to rest your wrist on i u have carpal tunnel like me,, but any smaller than that would be annoying, i am also no a fan of tiny volume knobs, but rsa does make the best compact portables imo.

personally i wish my predator had the same volume wheel as the shadow, oh and oh how i wish the predator could charge and play via usb like the shadow and still have the usb dac, ray if your listening i would buy that in a second!
post #71 of 837
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It can drive the 600 and HD650 per Ray because it will swing 14 volts and plenty of current.
How does it sound?
post #72 of 837
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
The amp is mainly for balanced, so the connector is neither a 1/4 or 1/8 but it can be single ended also and that is 1/8. There is no room for a 1/4 as the amp is the same size as the Predator. Now that is a small balanced amp but this one is going to put out a lot of power, more than the Predator or most any small portable.
thats odd i thought it was 1/4,, so it does hhave regular 3.5mm output? and u can switch between t that and the balanced output?

and exactly how much more power does protector have than the predator?

more than sr71a blackbird?

im also interested in a sr71 a/b with the iqube.

thanks
post #73 of 837
It's coming guys, It's coming
post #74 of 837
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No idea what you are meaning.
Oopz sorry about that.
I meant I wish it has enough power to use with the high-impedance headphone like HD600/650 too.

Hey anyone know when it gonna come out?
Approximately price?
post #75 of 837
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