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post #511 of 699

Hey! what kind of setup do you use? I only seem to have that problem when I connect the PA2V2 to my ipod, not through the audio jack, but the special ipod jack thing. Ive switched back to connecting it to my ipod's audio jack but I really prefer the sound from the special ipod jack...
 

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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post

I experienced something like that when it went past the middle to high volume. Sent my in to repair two weeks ago, I miss having it so much!
Proud owner for three years!


 

post #512 of 699
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Hey! what kind of setup do you use? I only seem to have that problem when I connect the PA2V2 to my ipod, not through the audio jack, but the special ipod jack thing. Ive switched back to connecting it to my ipod's audio jack but I really prefer the sound from the special ipod jack...
 

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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post

I experienced something like that when it went past the middle to high volume. Sent my in to repair two weeks ago, I miss having it so much!
Proud owner for three years!


 

I connect it with a 3.5mm cable I made with my iPhone 3GS, and also used the same cable with my sound card on the desktop (hissing sound occured with both scenarios). I've since purchased a fio LOD to use with my iPhone but have yet to try it since I sent my amp in for repair.
post #513 of 699

thanks a lot! I'll see what's going on

post #514 of 699

Good luck! Just got an email reply from Gary that he received my amp a few days ago, fixed it and already sent it back! Can't wait to get it back as I do miss not being able to use it.
 

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thanks a lot! I'll see what's going on



 

post #515 of 699
Was trying to look into getting one of these amps, unfortunately it looks like Gary's site is down or something... Hopefully it'll be back up soon.
post #516 of 699
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Originally Posted by Kpimsakul View Post

Was trying to look into getting one of these amps, unfortunately it looks like Gary's site is down or something... Hopefully it'll be back up soon.


The site is up and running here. Try again later, might have to do with your ISP.

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Originally Posted by Kpimsakul View Post

Was trying to look into getting one of these amps, unfortunately it looks like Gary's site is down or something... Hopefully it'll be back up soon.


The site is up and running here. Try again later, might have to do with your ISP.


Woke up this morning and was able to get onto the site fine, emailed Gary and within a couple hours he responded back. So far awesome guy to deal with look forward to trying out his product
post #518 of 699

Ordered one on Friday, can't wait to give it a workout!

post #519 of 699

hey, all of you with the hissing problems, i heard that putting 2xAA rechargeable batteries in the amp should fix it

post #520 of 699

You are _only_ supposed to use rechargeable batteries with the PA2V2.  Period.  :)

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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

hey, all of you with the hissing problems, i heard that putting 2xAA rechargeable batteries in the amp should fix it

 

 

post #521 of 699

 

Hi there.

 

Indeed Gary is one of the coolest guys i ever dealt with. I had some trouble with the reception of the amp too (waited for around 4 weeks). Then i send a mail to Gary and he said he would just send  another one. The second one arrived in about a week but i never received the first one. His customer care should be a model to some companies.

 
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Originally Posted by jeckyll View Post

You are _only_ supposed to use rechargeable batteries with the PA2V2.  Period.  :)

 

 

 

I would like to know why we are supposed to use the PA2V2 with rechargeable batteries? Classic ones don't cut it? Using AC to DC converter spoils the sound?

Im just curious because i only use it with rechargeable batteries and not the AC adapter (compatibility with europe) 

 

 

 

 

 

post #522 of 699

MLTR, here's why rechargeables are best..

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by samtr87 View Post



What do the rechargeables do that make the amp sound better? Don't rechargeable AA batteries provide the same voltage as alkaline batteries?

 

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Originally Posted by Roller View Post



Rechargeable batteries don't make the amp sound better, they make the amp sound right. You should have read the instructions on Gary's site, he explicitely says that it's rechargeable batteries that are to be used. Alkaline batteries have higher voltages that just aren't suited for the amp. So the solution is simple, put a pair of rechargeables and you'll be all set. It's a night and day difference.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post


Qualitative comments and hyperbole aside:

http://www.electric-avenues.com/pa2_instructions.html

 

Required voltage = 2.4 V (or 2x 1.2 V)

Alkaline/"regular" AA battery voltage = 1.5 V per battery

 

post #523 of 699
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Originally Posted by MLTR View Post

I would like to know why we are supposed to use the PA2V2 with rechargeable batteries? Classic ones don't cut it? Using AC to DC converter spoils the sound?

Im just curious because i only use it with rechargeable batteries and not the AC adapter (compatibility with europe) 

I wonder that myself. Neither the chip nor any components inside the amp seems to limit the voltage, yet it just doesn't work with regular AA.
post #524 of 699

 

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Originally Posted by MLTR View Post

 

Hi there.

 

Indeed Gary is one of the coolest guys i ever dealt with. I had some trouble with the reception of the amp too (waited for around 4 weeks). Then i send a mail to Gary and he said he would just send  another one. The second one arrived in about a week but i never received the first one. His customer care should be a model to some companies.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

completely agree with you,i received finally my Pav some weeks ago;unfortunately (cause i live in the otherside of americas) i had to wait 2 months ,and almost sure that my pack was lost, gary told me he would send me another delivery or he would send me the money back,fortunately did not needed.nice customer service btw,it pairs well with a sansa zip,especially when i need a more powerful energy for my dt990 250.

post #525 of 699
Two things are a must? Rechargeables and a LOD. There is a big difference in sound coming from a LOD than 3.5 mm cable. You use those and you will have no problems.
Gary is amazing. Nothing but good things to say about how well he treats his customers.
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