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post #1951 of 2775
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Regarding this thread....

 

In my view, the Quickstep is a natural evolution and further improvement of the Stepdance and 2Stepdance. So this is a good place to continue the discussion. 

 

The PCStep is a different animal. It has a USB DAC for computer use - the first Meier portable amp in years to offer this. It does not use the same active balanced ground as the Stepdance, 2Stepdance and Quickstep. It looks very nice indeed but I am going to keep it out of this thread title. Someone with a particular interest in the PCStep can start a thread for it at some point.

 

Me, I am seriously psyched about the Quickstep...!  cool.gif


Edited by cooperpwc - 7/23/12 at 8:15pm
post #1952 of 2775

Just got myself a Stepdance the 1st version. I know it is old but I have to say it sounds amazing.

post #1953 of 2775

Congratulations Sashaw!    

 

Even Jan Meier has said that the 2Stepdance doesn't offer any sonic advantage over the Stepdance.  

 

So, welcome to the club!

 

Mike

post #1954 of 2775

I am pleased that the Quickstep, sweet name, will focus on RF rejection! 

 

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts on this thread, my 2Stepdance suffers so much from FR interference that I have not listened to it, as a portable amp, at all. Although the sound quality is good, the constant, tizz, buzz and static has made my 2SD totally redundant as a portable solution.

post #1955 of 2775
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Haha, I believe I was the one who suggested "Quickstep" way back when the 2stepdance was introduced. 

Yes, you are. I am glad we can call it QuickStep instead of 3StepDance as that is getting too awkward.
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This could be a gift to myself in the Fall.  biggrin.gif

Great minds think alike biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Even Jan Meier has said that the 2Stepdance doesn't offer any sonic advantage over the Stepdance.  

Judging from the description, I don't think QuickStep will offer any sonic advantage over the original StepDance (or 2SD) as well. I skipped the 2SD last time and stick to the original SD because of that reason but I think I'll go for the QS this time.
post #1956 of 2775
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Haha, I believe I was the one who suggested "Quickstep" way back when the 2stepdance was introduced. 
 
Yes, you are. I am glad we can call it QuickStep instead of 3StepDance as that is getting too awkward.
 

 

Wow, I'm amazed you even remembered. I think "TripleStep" would also have been acceptable (gee, can you tell I'm a dancer or what? rolleyes.gif)

post #1957 of 2775
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Wow, I'm amazed you even remembered. I think "TripleStep" would also have been acceptable (gee, can you tell I'm a dancer or what? rolleyes.gif)

 

I remembered as well.  You da man, Armaegis!  

 

I had thought at the time that I could probably find it by searching this thread, but I was confident that it had been you who coined the name Quickstep.

 

But now, just in case anyone wants confirmation, here is your post from just about one year ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/507835/meier-audio-stepdance-2stepdance-and-quickstep-discussion-and-impressions-thread/1650#post_7624978

 

To me, this is a great example of how Jan Meier LISTENS to his customers, enhancing his products to deliver what they want (and then some).  Consider the features he included in the 2Stepdance to improve the Stepdance:  Longer battery life, a flat case that can be stacked more readily than the curved case, a smaller form factor, and an external gain control switch.   This is all stuff that was lacking in the original Stepdance as discussed here in this thread, and elsewhere.  The 2Stepdance was his response to our discussions and, to my knowledge, nobody ever actually complained to him directly.   Now, he has responded with additional features that are - no doubt about it - a response to our expressed needs (RF shielding, heavy duty jacks, etc.)   And on top of that, he has used a customer-suggested name for his product!  Amazing!  

 

Thank you, Jan!  

 

If I didn't already own two Stepdances, I'd splurge and get a Quickstep.  Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll drop one in the toilet, accidentally!

 

Mike

post #1958 of 2775

When is this Baby available? any price as yet?.....could well be on the radar

post #1959 of 2775

Ok September........No price as yet.......got it

post #1960 of 2775
Thread Starter 

Jan was quite serious about the sockets being heavy duty. Compared to the 2SD innards these look quite robust. And they are screwed into place where they protrude through the faceplate.

 

 

700

 

The placement also changes with the headphone jack closer to the left edge of the amp than on either the SD or 2SD. That should work well. Those protruding jacks are cool. The Quickstep looks like it means business.  :-)

 

 

700

post #1961 of 2775
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

I remembered as well.  You da man, Armaegis!  

 

I had thought at the time that I could probably find it by searching this thread, but I was confident that it had been you who coined the name Quickstep.

 

But now, just in case anyone wants confirmation, here is your post from just about one year ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/507835/meier-audio-stepdance-2stepdance-and-quickstep-discussion-and-impressions-thread/1650#post_7624978

 

Actually, I found my original mention of it... with Jan even saying he might name his next amp...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/552179/the-past-and-the-future-of-meier-audio/15#post_7454914

post #1962 of 2775

Wow, that is indeed an older post.  

 

Be proud, he who named the Quickstep!

 

tongue.gif

post #1963 of 2775

Now where are my royalties? tongue.gif


Edited by Armaegis - 7/24/12 at 7:21pm
post #1964 of 2775

From the picture on the website, it seems come with an internal DAC as well.

post #1965 of 2775
Thread Starter 
No. That's the PCStep that has a DAC.
Edited by cooperpwc - 7/24/12 at 9:33pm
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