Originally Posted by LeeMark
I would add the TTVJ slim, having heard the ones mentioned except the ALORx, fell in love with the TTVJ slim at the March 6 Boston meet, take a look at the thread for some details.
Took a quick look, looks nice and compact "slim"! hard to believe one can get a good sound out of an amp that small
Originally Posted by ZARIM
I heard good things about JH 13Pro+Mustang P51 when pair with ipod classic and Pico, Arrow, D4, TTVJ Slim.
Almost went for the P51 last year, but upgraded my then Sony A818 to the Sony X which blew that out of the water! Have not heard of the Arrow, who does that one? Had heard elsewhere the P51 does have a good synergy with the 13's so will be a contender for me.
Originally Posted by Sceptre
Both my D10 and Voyager lift the JH13 from unamped configs.
Have been very impressed with iPhone 3GS hp out though without an amp!
I have ordered the Pico Slim as I'm very keen to enjoy the perfect channel balance and hiss less operation (Neither D10 or Voyager hiss, but Lisa III does with JH13s).
Some are buying three or four of the contenders to see which is best. I'm pluming for just the one.
Ah, that is something i will be looking at is an amp that does not hiss to bad with the Jh13 or 16's if possible, though after seeing how slim and compact the TTVJ and Pico respective slim models are so slim it is starting to make even some of the other porta amp like the Voyager look a bit cumbersome by comparison.
Just an observation, priority would still be SQ over anything else, but would be icing on the cake if it happens to be a slim version, i do get the impression this is the way porta amps will all go in time maybe diet wise?
Think most of us iare in the same vote there, wish i had the $$$ buy 3 or 4 of the top dogs to find the right one, and then discard the rest!
hence why i am asking all these stupid Q's!
Originally Posted by LintHart
I'll second that motion
but for my JH16's
What made plump on the 16's ?
Just wandering if the difference between the 13 and 16 sig would make some amps suit one more than the other or if it doesn't matter to much with these good amp's and will not be an issue and will be just as good with both?
Cheers guys for the input, i guess with my Sony X which will be the source (almost over looked that end!) has a really good built in amp already for a dap (far better than my Touch 2G, another story though) it will have to be a good amp for sure, but maybe one that does not have bad hiss if there are any out there, i can put up with a certain amount as long as it is not what would feel like hairdryer levels during quite passages!
Just wandering how much these amps stay true to the source signal passing through to the earphones even with a lod from source to amp, or do they all add their own Sig along the way as i am wandering what any of these would be like with the X as source and 13's on the receiving end.
I will eventually be using a lod which ALO have just released for the Sony models for when i do get a porta amp.
Also is it best to get an amp with a dac as i see the option to add it for an extra $100 with the TTVJ Slim?
Too many choices in this world by the looks of things