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post #256 of 827
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Personally - no. From a purely sonic perspective, and using the HE-5 to compare the Concerto unbalanced to the Phoenix balanced, while the Phoenix in balanced sounded a little better, I don't think the added cost of the $300 cable is worth it. The Phoenix of course has a lot more features than the Concerto. If you don't need those features, then the Concerto unbalanced is the better sound per dollar value, IMO.
Thanks for the quick response Skylab!
post #257 of 827
Thread Starter 
Just to clarify - my comments were in the context of comparing the Concerto unbalanced versus the Phoenix balanced, as you requested. So others do not get confused, in the case of just the Phoenix itself, it's a much better sounding amp in balanced, and in that case, if one already owned a Phoenix, I think it IS worth getting the headphones balanced.
post #258 of 827
Totally understood!

I'm having a hard time deciding whether I want to walk down the balanced path. Mainly due to the additional costs such as new cables/re-terminations of current and future headphones. The source upgrade is irrelevant since that will come regardless of SE/Balanced haha So this amp i'm thinking the Concerto might be a good middle ground that will give me an improvement in the amp category without going overboard and having flexibility for other headphone upgrades later on without having to think about re-terminations and such.
post #259 of 827
Now I'm debating on getting this or the TTVJ FET-A for my next amp purchase. Ah...decisions decisions.
post #260 of 827
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Originally Posted by Equus View Post
Now I'm debating on getting this or the TTVJ FET-A for my next amp purchase. Ah...decisions decisions.
Hi Equus, remember me from the sea- por meet after party.

Anyway, I bought this amp and love it.

See ya.
post #261 of 827
Hey man! Yeah that was fun!

Nice that you're liking them. I'm probably going to pick up the new LCD-2's when they're available, so I figured I'd need to dip my toes into the desktop amp pool sometime. This one looks good and the FET-A was recommended by sachu on the LCD-2 thread, so that's about the two serious contenders that I'm working with right now.

...and I had been so good about not spending money on headphone stuff recently.
post #262 of 827
Yeah, I bought one just from Meier's reputation and Skylabs review. It's to bad there isn't a place to sample all these products. It makes it hard to make a decision. Or you can wait untill someone brings one to a meet. Especially when there is a lot of $ involved.
Then again, that would take away the fun and suspense.

My ears are telling me good things with the Concerto.
post #263 of 827
anyone else get their amp yet? still don't have mine
post #264 of 827
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Originally Posted by spartan123 View Post
anyone else get their amp yet? still don't have mine
No sir, in the same boat as you <: )
post #265 of 827
Skylab, can you comment on the Edition 8 + Concerto combo? Thanks!
post #266 of 827
I can't wait for you guys to get yours too.This thread will get interesting.
It seems that I received mine right before the volcano went off. That has to be why shipping is backed up. Meier ships to the US in 10 days.
Hang in there!
post #267 of 827
I would be interested in a sonic comparison between the Concerto and the Symphony.
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post #268 of 827
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Originally Posted by thebasso View Post
I can't wait for you guys to get yours too.This thread will get interesting.
It seems that I received mine right before the volcano went off. That has to be why shipping is backed up. Meier ships to the US in 10 days.
Hang in there!
When did Jan get yours out? I am really hoping you just got lucky and Canadian customs are being big ****s as per usual because Jan assured me it was out before the volcano... I have been waiting a month now...

As far as I know the first batch was all shipped at the same time because the amps were caught up getting back to Germany from China, and I was definitely part of the first shipment...

Here's hoping I get a slip in my mailbox today!

500th post FTW and its be bitching about my amp not being here haha...
post #269 of 827
My Packing Slip is dated 3/28/2010
I received it on or about ten days later.
I don't know what the deal is. Does not make sense.
It had to be held up in customs or something.
Sorry
post #270 of 827
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post
When did Jan get yours out? I am really hoping you just got lucky and Canadian customs are being big ****s as per usual because Jan assured me it was out before the volcano... I have been waiting a month now...

As far as I know the first batch was all shipped at the same time because the amps were caught up getting back to Germany from China, and I was definitely part of the first shipment...

Here's hoping I get a slip in my mailbox today!

500th post FTW and its be bitching about my amp not being here haha...
gratz on the 500th post. I'm working myself up there as well
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