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post #16 of 43

I would wait for the fostex unit release (sometime in September or end of the year) and then decide. It is bulky for sure but from the looks of it will be a handy system. 

will work with classic, touch and iphone. DAC/AMP combo, but more importantly will allow you to have a line out/optical and usb...

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/486155/fostex-to-release-revolutionary-dac-amp-combo/0


Edited by LevA - 5/13/10 at 3:52am
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by sdotfire View Post

 

What is the point of the iMod? 


To provide a high quality large capacity player?

"If you’re looking for good sound quality and big storage, I still feel that the Imod is the best choice. 240GB at the palm of your hands, is simply unbeatable."

  - Headfonia

post #18 of 43
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Originally Posted by Hero Kid View Post




To provide a high quality large capacity player?

"If you’re looking for good sound quality and big storage, I still feel that the Imod is the best choice. 240GB at the palm of your hands, is simply unbeatable."

  - Headfonia

Hero Kid, In your sig I would put source and amplification as tied. And cables as number one priority, because without them there would be no sound...
 

post #19 of 43


 

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Originally Posted by Sonic 748i View Post

 

Hero Kid, In your sig I would put source and amplification as tied. And cables as number one priority, because without them there would be no sound...

 

Sorry people for being off topic.

But I'm happy with the order of my sig, for those who didn't realize it's what I think it provides the most noticeable audio differences.
 

post #20 of 43

I think you can order a Teclast T51 online right now (which is the s:flo2 without the mp4 nation branding), however it's the 8GB version (Teclast don't offer the 16GB) and that might not be enough internal memory for you (I have 8GB and will just swap cards).The only difference with the 1st and 2nd batches was the latter had newer firmware. You can update the firmware yourself though - mine came with the mp4 nation skin running Teclast v2.0 and I will be upgrading to a different skin and v2.1 - so it doesn't really matter what one you get as long as you can follow some simple instructions to update.

 

Pretty sure some people on Head Fi would do both the DIY Mod at a reasonable price, and there are definitely people who would make the LO for you as I've seen a few for sale here that are user-made.

post #21 of 43
Thread Starter 

I did my own DIY mod and botched my first attempt, second attempt seems to work out great.  Also made a couple LOD's using JenaLabs OCC Copper Cables and the BlackGate Caps....sound amazing.  Waiting on my S:Flo2....already made a mini-to-mini for that.  I will have to wait to see the difference; also, I'm very interested in hearing the HiFiMan at CanJam.  That may persuade me to grab up on one.

post #22 of 43

Is the HiFiMan too big to put in your pocket?

post #23 of 43

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post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by the chemist View Post

Is the HiFiMan too big to put in your pocket?


It depends how large your pockets are and what you are willing to have in there.

The size is 114 mm x 78mm x 25.5 mm and the weight is upwards of 200g.

I'm sure there are some who put it in their pocket, I probably wouldn't.

post #25 of 43
I received the GAME amp today and after installing it and listening with my jh16's I can honestly say it is the best portable sound I have ever heard. I have owned every combo of iPod/imod,amp combo there is and the Hifiman blows them all away!
post #26 of 43

So your setup is a GAME amp hifiman and jh16`s? Tell this noob more please.

post #27 of 43

I went to buy a hifiman-801 yesterday, but was I too late, it had been sold. Had a decent bike ride though.

 

Still looking for an ultimate rig!

 

Thinking Mustang amp with ??????? player.

 

Or

 

Hifiman 801 (too bulky) or HM-602.

 

-though some people swear by the sanza clip+

post #28 of 43

You think the HiFiMan is too bluky but would be happy to use another DAP + LOD + Amp?

Gosh... that's different to how I view things.

post #29 of 43

Amp + DAP + LOD looks kool and mysterious techie setup , Hifi looks blocky and cheap end retro. haha, yeah I suck.

post #30 of 43

I warned you at the start didn't I! Don't get sucked into the trap of buying hi-fi gear because it looks "techie" or professional.
 

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