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post #91 of 330

Thanks HiFlight. Minds are more clear now..

post #92 of 330

HiFlight/Ron, thanks for the review/comparison.

(I also see the extented dynamics, cleaner sound, firmer bass when going from SE to balanced on the PB1.)

post #93 of 330

I managed to try th PB1 yesterday. My impression only on SE, not able to try the balanced.

 

Overall result PB1 give me a smooth top, full body, punchy bass, warm bottom, good soundstage. For certain song the bass is too impactful for my liking, maybe not really suitable for TF10. Compare with D10, the sibilance is more easily spot.

 

I still prefer my D10 with topkit. As a result, I will hold on my D10 for sometime.

post #94 of 330

how do you open up the hirose connector for soldering? it came with three pieces: the main silver connector with a slightly retractable hood, a gold wire wrap, and a black sheathing. are there instructions or a tutorial somewhere? thanks.

post #95 of 330

Attach it to a female hirose connector, use that to hold it in place while you unscrew the retractable hood/tail section from it.  Just stick it on there and unscrew from the back (not the free spinning retractable part)...  reverse the procedure to re-attach.  I believe they have some sort of rig to disassemble them that costs too much, but if you have access to a PB1 then just stick it on there and unscrew.

post #96 of 330

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Originally Posted by BebopMcJiggy View Post

Attach it to a female hirose connector, use that to hold it in place while you unscrew the retractable hood/tail section from it.  Just stick it on there and unscrew from the back (not the free spinning retractable part)...  reverse the procedure to re-attach.  I believe they have some sort of rig to disassemble them that costs too much, but if you have access to a PB1 then just stick it on there and unscrew.


thanks!

post #97 of 330

From what I see the 6 metal connectors are so close to each other... you really need a steady hand to solder it. :)

post #98 of 330

I use a "3rd Hand" to hold the pin housing and leads while soldering.  The Hirose inline pins are much easier to solder than the 90 degree pins in the Protector plastic connector.  A head-mounted magnifier also is a great help.  Lightly tinning the pins prior to soldering the 4 leads also makes for a quicker "on & off" with your iron.

 

One might consider sacrificing one of your connectors for practice prior to attempting a complete interconnect.  It is important to get your iron on and off quickly to avoid burning back the insulation on the lead wires.  The more bare wire, the greater the chance for a short when reassembling the connector. 

 

As with any skill, practice is *very* beneficial. 

post #99 of 330

Boomslang offer is online on iBasso site

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=61

 

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Edited by rhw - 8/21/10 at 3:42pm
post #100 of 330
Thread Starter 
I just received word my set is packaged up...so I'll have it as soon as I return to work hopefully Monday next!!!!

Woo-hoo, can't wait to listen to this set!!!!
post #101 of 330

any idea of the synergy when used with Grado 325iS?

post #102 of 330

 

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Originally Posted by dinkoy View Post

any idea of the synergy when used with Grado 325iS?


Do you have a balanced 325iS?

post #103 of 330
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Do you have a balanced 325iS?


nope, i was asking for the SE output.

post #104 of 330
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any idea of the synergy when used with Grado 325iS?


It's a pretty neutral amp.

post #105 of 330
JH13- toucan/ ttvj slim/ protector/ ALO Rx?



I'm pairing my JH13s with an iPod Nano 4G and the result is a very bright sound. which amp offers a mellow/warm sound? heard that the toucan can offer almost everything that the protector can.
Edited by guitargeek - 8/26/10 at 11:15pm
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