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post #2926 of 3963

Yep saw it! So next week then!

 

Congrats!

post #2927 of 3963

On Arrow 5G, what Robert has posted:

 

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In the moment I can only show a screenshot as the front plates haven't yet finished:

 

 

 


The front side will have an illuminated power switch and a bass switch. There is no second headphone jack as it was on 2G/3G/4G. That way the volume control can be reached easier. The volume control is now a slight switch with a digital volume potentiometer. The back side looks exactly as now with a different printing (and better toggle switches). The case is also the same as now.

The sound will be similar to that of the Arrow 3G but with a much better bass control. There will be two switches to control the bass boost. One that controls the amount of boost and one that controls the height of the boosted frequencies. The output opamp is the AD8397 with automatic power adaption 4-12V (just as now). There is no IMP and no CROSS switch.

A simple USB DAC based on the PCM2707 chip is also integrated with an switch to turn off the charging. I will give more infos about this once I finished testings.
post #2928 of 3963

^^WANT!

post #2929 of 3963
I don't know guys from what I just read here it seems like if all you need is an amp than the 4g beats the 5g

Yeah the 5g has the fancy bass boost and dac but come on, it's only got 1 jack (if it breaks your screwed), there's no auto power on/off feature, and no cross switch (I never used it anyway but I'm sure someone does). The amp itself seems like a fun amp but not really HIFI, I love the sound of my arrow 4g with all switches off, it's just an honest beautiful sound

I personally feel that flavored sound from an amp is LAMO unless your aiming for synergy. I crave that reference sound sig
Edited by mpawluk91 - 3/1/14 at 8:32am
post #2930 of 3963

The 5G is not even out yet so I don't think you can say that the 4G beats it. Robert seems to be on an evolutionary path. I doubt that any iteration is going to be inferior to its predecessors. The 5G has a DAC. That in itself is interesting.

post #2931 of 3963
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post
 

The 5G is not even out yet so I don't think you can say that the 4G beats it. Robert seems to be on an evolutionary path. I doubt that any iteration is going to be inferior to its predecessors. The 5G has a DAC. That in itself is interesting.

I just wish that Robert would produce two versions, one without the DAC, because I have no need for one and am a natural scrimp. Unfortunately, he won't as I asked him on the forums.

post #2932 of 3963
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I just wish that Robert would produce two versions, one without the DAC, because I have no need for one and am a natural scrimp. Unfortunately, he won't as I asked him on the forums.
I feel the same way
post #2933 of 3963

I agree...two versions would be ideal. Not sure why he doesn't take this route with his product line, and I say this being an owner of the 4t.

post #2934 of 3963

jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 

 

I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!

 

 

:deadhorse:

post #2935 of 3963
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jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 

I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!


deadhorse.gif

interestingly I cant see any 4n/t for sale on his website.
post #2936 of 3963
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jesus, i dreamt of Robert during the night.....that i was going to get my arrow myself.....he lived on a kind of farm, and there were a crowd of teenagers partying around....he was a great guy...and told me my arrow was ready....but i didn't see it.....frustrating though funny dream! 

I guess i'm overrating my wait!!!


deadhorse.gif
See a doctor immediately!
post #2937 of 3963
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See a doctor immediately!

I'm a doctor. .... :-)
post #2938 of 3963
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I'm a doctor. .... :-)
Have a word with yourself! wink.gif
post #2939 of 3963
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Have a word with yourself! wink.gif

i did....highly effective.....i payed myself a great fee because of my high skills! :rolleyes:

post #2940 of 3963
Ha ha. Now you can spend your high fee on more audio gear!
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