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It's very hard thing that waiting about 10weeks without ANY message. My order state is stop since I ordered, What's wrong? Is it usual?

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Justin, Ouch! That is not fun. I hope that you are feeling better soon.

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finally it's on my hand now- It's too long time to wait but that's OK. It's awsome-! nice color and super clean sound. Thanks.
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Forgot to mention that I also recently received my Pico Slim.  Haven't had much of a chance to use it but my initial impression is that it's a very impressive little device. The soundstage, however, seemed a little small in my initial listening. 

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finally it's on my hand now- It's too long time to wait but that's OK. It's awsome-! nice color and super clean sound. Thanks.

 

Congrats! BTW we have the same rig, DX50 and Pico Slim red, a beautiful combination! :beerchug:

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Forgot to mention that I also recently received my Pico Slim.  Haven't had much of a chance to use it but my initial impression is that it's a very impressive little device. The soundstage, however, seemed a little small in my initial listening. 

Quite surprised, you may want to give it a burn-in. I use mine all the time with my HD600 headphones + DX50 and I just love the combination.

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Quite surprised, you may want to give it a burn-in. I use mine all the time with my HD600 headphones + DX50 and I just love the combination.

 

I've been letting it play all day paired with my DX50 - it does seem to have opened up.

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I've been letting it play all day paired with my DX50 - it does seem to have opened up.

I don't think I noticed a major difference after few days, I have had mine for over 6 months and truly enjoyed it now. I am not suggesting it will take you that long but you gotta give it some time. The headphones/iems/ciems will also make a difference.
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Congrats! BTW we have the same rig, DX50 and Pico Slim red, a beautiful combination! :beerchug:

hello- brother. :) I think it's nice combination- I use both headphone and IEM. The pico slim have a great sound with all my receiver. BTW, do I need to burn-in? What is a major difference after burn-in time?

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hello- brother. :) I think it's nice combination- I use both headphone and IEM. The pico slim have a great sound with all my receiver. BTW, do I need to burn-in? What is a major difference after burn-in time?

I'd like to think there is some needed but again some other users don't believe in it. If you want to experiment, just notice how the sound appears to you over time. 

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I'd like to think there is some needed but again some other users don't believe in it. If you want to experiment, just notice how the sound appears to you over time. 

 

Exactly. Listen and enjoy. You may find that the sound actually opens up as the capacitors burn in. The Pico Slim nonetheless sounds great out of the box.

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hey guys how is the Pico Slim with Female vocal? can we say that the Uha-6MKII does better in the mids/ female vocal department? i know the Pico got a nice Treble but i got UM Mentor which got warm nice sig on the female vocal, and really afraid that it will be dryer sounding

 

since the mentor got forward mids will the laid back mids of the pico affect it? if no then that will be cool also hope the mids won't be dryer on the pico :< 

, any suggestion? i am between the two atm. 

 

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The cables are definitely plugged in all the way.  The presentation is wider and closer than the tomahawk.  I wonder if maybe the grain I'm hearing is the pico slim being much more detailed than the tomahawk and revealing flaws in the DAC I'm using.  It's just roughness in vocals which the tomahawk conveys very smoothly.  Maybe the tomahawk is too warm and thick rounding away the detail while the pico slim is very transparent and neutral.  The shure e4 which I hadn't used in a while is hyper detailed in the mids and it became obvious only when I tried this combo.  I'll have to do further listening to figure this out.

so the Pico slim is rough on vocals? i hope he is wrong on this one :<


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hey guys how is the Pico Slim with Female vocal? can we say that the Uha-6MKII does better in the mids/ female vocal department? i know the Pico got a nice Treble but i got UM Mentor which got warm nice sig on the female vocal, and really afraid that it will be dryer sounding

since the mentor got forward mids will the laid back mids of the pico affect it? if no then that will be cool also hope the mids won't be dryer on the pico :< 


, any suggestion? i am between the two atm. 

so the Pico slim is rough on vocals? i hope he is wrong on this one :<</div>

Surprised about the comment you highlighted, I used Pico slim to warm up my overly bright SE535, the slim is an amazing amp for it's size. I would not hesitate to recommend it for your application, I wouldn't if you have to power hungrier headphones, it's underpowered. The Pico Power is a better amp for that.

My only gripe with the Slim are the connectors, wish he could have used all metal ones, feels a bit flimsy.
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Surprised about the comment you highlighted, I used Pico slim to warm up my overly bright SE535, the slim is an amazing amp for it's size. I would not hesitate to recommend it for your application, I wouldn't if you have to power hungrier headphones, it's underpowered. The Pico Power is a better amp for that.

My only gripe with the Slim are the connectors, wish he could have used all metal ones, feels a bit flimsy.

i had the SE535 too!! so you enjoyed the mids and the female vocal with the slim and this combo ha? thanks for the info btw :P not to mention the nice Treble of the slim

post #855 of 935
How are you guys connecting your Pico Slims to your source devices? They look awfully small to be strapped onto the source like other bigger portable amps (ex iPod and ALO RX, JDS C5). Do you guys just hang them there, or still strap them together?
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