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IT'S JUST ARRIVED !!


We want pics!  L3000.gif
 

 

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I will put some up in a bit but will say it's a lot nicer to look at in the flesh than I thought it would be. Very, very high quality finish.

 

The sound?? well I'm off with the family to the local shopping mall and will be listening on the go most of the afternoon and critically this evening with the HE-4's. Out of the box with the ES5's and CLAS I have to say I'm impressed :)

 

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Out of the box with the ES5's and CLAS I have to say I'm impressed :)


I'm celebrating your arrival by listening to this same combination with the original Stepdance. It is indeed something special.

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Haha nice one Paul beerchug.gif Yes, special indeed......

 

Back from my trip but didn't get as much time as I had hoped as my young son wanted to walk around with me most of the time. What time I did get to listen was very, very nice, even walking around I am impressed by the SQ (not even tried the 15v Mascot yet). So, it's very fast, very detailed, very neutral and beautifully made. What more could I ask?

 

This is my mobile/umbilical set up which alows me to control what I listen to easily. Throw it in my mesanger bag and trailing USB goes from ipod to CLAS.

 

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No doubt, that is a pretty amp. Very cool. Glad that the SQ impresses (as expected). :-)


Edited by cooperpwc - 7/9/11 at 11:00am
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Well on the back of a lengthy listening session last night, it's mixed bag of results. I enjoyed the way the 2stepdance paired with my ES5's so much during the day (yesterday) that I started to listen last night and didn't want to change a thing, such a huge full, fast, dynamic sound from such a small portable rig, bliss....

 

I hadn't tried any of my other phones with the 2Stepdance but as my HE-4's have been seeing the most air of late they were hanging next to me so thought I'd give them a shot. At low volumes they are fine but even in High Gain, High Current mode the 2Stepdance doesn't have the authority required and distortion kicks in before I reach my prefered listening level. Now these phones are known to be hard to drive so it's no discrace, I just hope that the HE-500's are easier (here tomorrow or next day). I won't dwell on that though as I have many other phones that no doubt the 2Stepdance will drive, I'll just keep the HE-4's for my Woo6 and Fi-Quest amp use.

 

I'll try some other phones this evening and report back with some good news hopefully :)

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Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post

Haha nice one Paul beerchug.gif Yes, special indeed......

 

Back from my trip but didn't get as much time as I had hoped as my young son wanted to walk around with me most of the time. What time I did get to listen was very, very nice, even walking around I am impressed by the SQ (not even tried the 15v Mascot yet). So, it's very fast, very detailed, very neutral and beautifully made. What more could I ask?

 

This is my mobile/umbilical set up which alows me to control what I listen to easily. Throw it in my mesanger bag and trailing USB goes from ipod to CLAS.

 

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is it just me or it does look thinner than the original stepdance?

 


Edited by i_djoel2000 - 7/10/11 at 2:59am
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It's 25% thinner according to Jan.

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hows the battery life with a normal 9v?

 

im currently getting around 9hrs with a 9v 500mah on my stepdance, wanna see how much batt life is improved on the 2stepdance

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hows the battery life with a normal 9v?

 

im currently getting around 9hrs with a 9v 500mah on my stepdance, wanna see how much batt life is improved on the 2stepdance


really? 9 hours? even my pimeta lasts longer beyersmile.png i thought all of jan's portable amps have very decent battery life (above 50 hours)

 

btw, is 2stepdance will benefit from higher voltage supply, like the original stepdance? if yes, i think many people will be trapped in the same bulky set up as the original stepdance mod biggrin.gif

 

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I'm not convinced I heard a big improvement using the 15v linear supply over the 9v battery I changed quite a few times but can't honestly say...

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really? 9 hours? even my pimeta lasts longer beyersmile.png i thought all of jan's portable amps have very decent battery life (above 50 hours)

There is nothing wrong with being butt-ignorant but please do some reading.
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I'm not convinced I heard a big improvement using the 15v linear supply over the 9v battery I changed quite a few times but can't honestly say...


wow, that's sign of a good news..now i'm a little tempted to buy 2stepdance beyersmile.png


 

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There is nothing wrong with being butt-ignorant but please do some reading.


i've had corda headsix and 2move, they all surprised me with exceptional battery life (above 50 hours). i was a little bit surprised when i know stepdance has short battery life, that's all..there's no need for the b*t* word

 


Edited by i_djoel2000 - 7/10/11 at 7:10am
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stepdance is power hungry, it eats up 9v real fast

 

mine 500mah only gives around 9hrs while my previous 300mah only gives around 5-6hrs

 

 

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You couldn't be much more ignorant than to compare the battery life of the Stepdance - an amplifier explicitly designed to maximise sound quality with minmal compromise to size and battety life - with a pimeta, accompanied by a smiley no less. My post encouraged a fast attitude transplant which is good to see. No ongoing offence intended.


Edited by cooperpwc - 7/10/11 at 7:37am
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