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Special for the Month of May.
Purchase either an iQube V1 or iQube V2 and receive
a FREE Moon Audio Silver Dragon LOD Cable and Free Shipping in North & South America.
Use connect your new iQube to and iPod, iTouch or iPhone.

See Below for details on the different iQube versions and the LOD cable.


If you live outside North & South America, Qables.com will be offering a Similar Sale.
Except they will be offering a FREE Qables Silvercab-pro cable. See there Post HERE

iQube V2 Portable Headphone Amplifier w USB Dac
iQube V2: $699

The package of the iQube V2 will consist of:
- 1 iQube V2, included chargeable batteries
- 1 new specially for Qables designed Velcro/elastic strap (will fit any size)
- 1 mini USB cable
- 1 box


i-Qube V2 Details

6Moons Review. Click image




i-Qube V2

Lightweight, portable Headphone amplifier
High efficiency (90-95%) Class D amplifier

Built in USB receiver and separate DAC
Tentlabs ultra low jitter clock generator
Runs on 4x AAA rechargeable batteries, non-user replaceable
8-fold output buffer for a (near to) load independent output behaviour
4th order feedback loop for minimum distortion
Fixed, phase-shifted carrier wave oscillator decreases inter-channel distortion
Ultra low noise front end accepts any line level source without the need for impedance matching
Top A-grade components used:

* Medical graded double layer epoxy using HOFC (High Oxygen Free Copper)
* Optimised board design enhances signal quality
* Alps potentiometer
* Visay series 036 decoupling capacitors throughout
* Panasonic stack film capacitors
* Carbon signal resistors
* Lumberg I/O connectors

Fully RoHS compliant
Retro art design, CNC machined aluminium casing
Rubber touch feel painted covers


Technical Specifications

Analogue Input impedance:
10k ohm

Digital mini USB Input :
Digital Resolution (USB) 16 bit
Sampling frequencies (USB) 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz

DAC type CS4344, 24 bit delta sigma, 105dB dynamic range

On board Sample rate converter

Ultra low jitter Tentlabs clock (12.000 MHz) synchronously driving USB receiver, sample rate converter, DAC and class D circuitry

Voltage gain:
low gain: 2
high gain 7

Frequency response @ 200 mV into a 16 Ohm load:
Analogue input 5 - 50 kHz. (-1 dB)

Maximum output power per channel from 20-20,000Hz:
160 mW_16 ohm
80 mW_32 ohm
12 mW_200 ohm

Output impedance:
<0,1 ohm @ f<5kHz
< 1,5 ohm @ 20kHz

THD at 200mV output (typ) 0.01%:
Analogue input (max) 0.03%.

Output noise:
10uV (unweighted)

Charge input: (mini USB input)
USB mini input, DC voltage 5V +/- 5%, polarity protected
typical charger current consumption @ 5Vdc input: 0,4A
battery charge current: 0,3A

Dimensions:
Height (thick): 23 mm
Width: 70 mm
Lenght: 126 mm (incl volume knob)

Weight:
Without batteries: 155gr
With batteries: 200gr
Packed: 400gr





iQube V1 Portable Headphone Amplifier

iQube V1: $549

Comes with USB Charger Cable, Rechargeable batteries, mini to mini cable and iPod Strap.



6Moons Review. Click image
6Moons Review. Click image


The first reaction has been posted on ipastudio forum, you can read it here.
The first review on Head-Fi-org, read all about it here.
A very elaborate thread on portable amplifiers by a distinguished forum member (Skylab) and a iQube review here.
A review on Head-Fi.org, read all about it here.
Another review on head-Fi.org, you can read here all about it.
Quotes from different visitors of the Head-Fi meet in Chapel Hill NC:

“The iQube was very impressive and a real winner for me. Its imaging astonished me and the sound was not boring neutral, but nothing was even close to overbearing. Nothing there to complain about, its sound was great, bass was tight, the amount of detail for its size was unheard of for me.”
"The iQube, though, made my jaw DROP. Paired with my Monica 2, I was absolutely floored by the iQube, especially while playing a lossless copy of the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack. I may be trying to get a hold of one of these (and a cable upgrade) when finances allow for another upgrade".
See also here.

Changing Battery instruction




i-Qube Details

Lightweight, portable Headphone amplifier
High efficiency (90-95%) Class D amplifier

Runs on 4x AAA rechargeable batteries, user replaceable

8-fold output buffer for a (near to) load independent output behavior
4th order feedback loop for minimum distortion

Fixed, phase-shifted carrier wave oscillator decreases inter-channel distortion

Ultra low noise front end accepts any line level source without the need for impedance matching

Top A-grade components used:

Medical graded double layer epoxy using HOFC (High Oxygen Free Copper)
Optimized board design enhances signal quality
Alps potentiometer
Vishay series 036 decoupling capacitors throughout
Panasonic stack film capacitors
Carbon signal resistors
Lumberg I/O connectors


Fully RoHS compliant

Retro art design, CNC machined aluminum casing
Rubber touch feel painted covers

Technical Specifications
Input impedance:
10k ohm

Voltage gain:
low gain: 2
high gain 7

Frequency response @ 200 mV into a 16 Ohm load:
5 - 50 kHz. (-1 dB)


Maximum output power per channel from 20-20,000Hz:
160 mW_16 ohm
80 mW_32 ohm
12 mW_200 ohm

Output impedance:
<0,1 ohm @ f<5kHz
< 1,5 ohm @ 20kHz

THD at 200mV output (typ) 0.01%:
(max) 0.03%.

Output noise:
10uV (unweighted)


Charge input:
any DC voltage between 5V and 20V, polarity protected
battery charge current: 0,3A
typical charger current consumption @ 5Vdc input: 0,4A
typical charger current consumption @ 20Vdc input: 0,1A

Dimensions:
Height: 23 mm
Width: 63 mm
Length: 107mm (incl. volume knob)


Inside





Moon Audio 6" Silver Dragon LOD iPod portable mini cable.

iPod Dock To 3.5mm Neutrik Mini interconnects 6" inch. Great for Ipods.

Bypass the internal headphone amp on your iPod to reciecve a true line out cd quality signal
or your portable amplifier such as the iQube. See our other auction for the iQube.






Silver Dragon Portable Mini Cable

The Silver Dragon has been designed to be as fast and detailed as possible with a lots of spacial presentation. It is not an overly forward sounding cable, but very clean and precise. It improves the sound stage and instrument seperation. It is to be used with Lossless or Wav Audio digital formats. The Silver Dragon is from our reference line of cables and will transmit the signal to your portable amp in the highest quality possible.

By going with an LOD cable vs a mini to mini from your iPods headphone jack, you bypass the iPods internal amp so you can get a true line out signal for your portable amp such as the iQube. Lets face it while the iPod is a wonderful piece of technology the built in headphone amp is less than ideal from a sound quality stand point. The LOD cable will help you get the best out of your portable rig.

This is the new Version 2 Silver Dragon min cable for linking IPods and other portable devices to Headphone amps etc..
The cable uses a 4 x 99.99% pure silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.
Each conductor is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The silver stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor. Making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing a headphone cable receives.
The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and then a layer of Teflon tape.
The new version is now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.
The Version 2 is quieter than the Version 1 with no micro phonics.
The wire is soldered to a connectors with Cardas silver solder. The wire is then covered in 1 layers of Techflex braid.



Thank you for looking. For Expert Headphone advice, feel free to contact us.
Moon Audio
308 Chrismill Lane
Holly Springs, NC 27540
919-649-5018
More info can be found at the Moon Audio website:
www.moon-audio.com

Thank You. Drew Baird, P.E. Moon Audio 308 Chrismill Lane Holly Springs, NC 27540 919-649-5018 drew@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon...