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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post
and you know this how?,

OP, for a grand you have many options with the protector just happening to be FOTM, before dropping that sort of cash I would do more research and try not to just fall into the hype that goes with the protector. no doubt its a great amp, but A, its actually not strictly balanced, as the signal is referenced to ground and then floated on output and B, the pico slim may actually be a better choice.
And you know this how?

In terms of the what has been said on the forums so far, the protector has better synergy with the 13's than the slim. In terms of the 16's, this will most likely hold true (from my research).. but we wont know 100% until people get to experiment with both, and since the 16's just started shipping and the pico slims start this week we will have to wait and see
post #17 of 19
did you actually read my post or does the word 'may' present a problem for you? ;D notice I also recommended doing more research. i'm a bit confused by your post actually. OP was sounding like he had just bought the advertising hype and the amount of people getting around recommending the protector to everyone over everything many without hearing it is a bit much. all I was saying is dont just buy into that, an amp that is designed specifically for IEMs with a superior volume control MAY be a better choice. i'll save my actual opinion of the comparison till i've heard both. my slim should be shipping in the next day or 2, but I wont hear the protector until the brisbane meet, because I dont intend to buy one at this stage
post #18 of 19
I just purchased the following Rig (ex. iPhone):

iPhone 3G > ALO OCC Triple Pipe > TTVJ Portable (Slim) +DAC >Westone UM3X

Ex the iPhone, you're looking at about $1100 for that setup; $1000 if you exclude the DAC.
post #19 of 19
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Thank you EVERYONE for your input. (no pun intended) I'll keep re-reading these comments and research until I've made a better informed decision!

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