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post #2221 of 2775
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Looks great. Now I want a Quickstep with a red battery door. ;-)

 

Thanks for that Paul!  

 

My first good laugh of the day!

 

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Mike

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Hi AmberOzl,

 

Thanks for the compliment - there are a lot of great guys here at Head-Fi.  wink.gif

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Mike, I have to say you are a great guy. Thank you very much. Ok I got everything and I have to say I liked the system, in this way when battery dies, you don't have to send it to manufacturer and all, you do your own job the way you want, wonderful.

 

As you guys are already experienced, in which you suggest me to use it? I honestly don't feel like carrying one more thing with me so I was thinking buying a rechargeable battery and charger of it would be good. I am getting more and more into this Quickstep and if I can manage the price, I am buying one asap.

 

Given everything you've told us, including some hints about your budget, your use of IEMs, and your desire to keep the package small, my advice is to begin with rechargeable 9V-style (8.4V) batteries, like those suggested by ClieOS - or something similar that you can find in the EU.  

 

Later, you might want to try buying a 12V or 15V power supply that plugs into the wall outlet (converting AC power to 15V DC) so that you can avoid wearing out your rechargeable batteries when listening to your rig at home or at the office.  This will also be an affordable way to find out if you can hear an improvement in sound quality with your IEMs or headphones when using 12V or 15V.  Then you can decide whether or not you are willing to spend more money and suffer the inconvenience of carrying a portable 12V or 15V battery pack, as pietcux has suggested.

 

I don't mind carrying the bulky XP8000 battery pack with my Stepdance and Sony PCM-M10, but sometimes, when I want to keep things really small, I just use my Sansa Clip+ with Shure E4g IEMs.   So, we all have different needs for different situations.  You get to decide what's best for you!   biggrin.gif

 

As we say in Texas...  "It's all good."

 

Mike

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Thread Starter 

My Quickstep has arrived at my office. Unfortunately I am on the road for two days.  rolleyes.gif

 

Still I am very excited.  smile.gif

 

I will be playing with it Thursday.


Edited by cooperpwc - 6/3/13 at 11:19pm
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I just bought a secondhand Quickstep and should be receiving it by the end of the week.popcorn.gif

 

BTW, the last few posts have been very informative, thanks guys!

 

...time to look for some batteriesL3000.gif

post #2225 of 2775

Thank you everybody. I think as Mike suggested I will start with rechargeable batteries and then I will see how things will evolve. Now I am a little bit low on cash and trying to find a classmate who can help me before this sales period ends tongue.gif Oh Head Fi, you are the greatest enemy of the wallets, ever.

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The force will be with you......
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hi everyone, received the Quickstep yesterday! It is a real neutral king! Finally! I found an amp that really works perfectly with my sensitive Compact Monitors Stage 3 CIEM. The gain is really low for sensitive IEMs. The volume control is perfect, it needs to be turned up at 12 o'clock only starts considering loud, I think I will be listening at 11.30 o'clock most of the time. Talking about hiss, I only start hearing hiss starting at 12.30 to 1 o'clock and above, I won't be listening to that kinda insanely loud volume anyway! I think it is due to the very low gain, also due to close to 0ohm output impedance, this is the only amp among my other amps that my Stage 3 still sounds completely smooth and not harsh at all when listening to loud volume. This amp can really make me listen to loud volume with my Stage 3, even at 12.30 o'clock, but I won't be listening to really loud volume at all time for my hearing safety! This amp is very fast sounding too! I love it! I hear details, details, details and details from the bass, mid and treble. This amp is so thrilling with my sensitive CIEM. But I find that it is a little brighter sounding than my Cowon J3, and brighter than the Arrow Amp G3 with the iMod which I will be paring with this new toy. Not sure burning in of amplifiers really exist in this world, hope this amp will really improve over time. These impressions are from the 1st moment I turn it up yesterday, lolz. I'm so happy with my new super toy :DDD

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I was thinking of making a portable 15V rig for my Stepdance (as per page 78 of this thread; using the Energizer XP8000A), but I can't find a Willy Cable WI15 anywhere. I don't think they are made any longer, perhaps?

 

Is there another cable or portable solution that would work? I have the Anker Astro3, but I wanted to try the amp at the full 15V (portable, for carrying around).

 

Thanks!

post #2229 of 2775
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

I was thinking of making a portable 15V rig for my Stepdance (as per page 78 of this thread; using the Energizer XP8000A), but I can't find a Willy Cable WI15 anywhere. I don't think they are made any longer, perhaps?

 

Is there another cable or portable solution that would work? I have the Anker Astro3, but I wanted to try the amp at the full 15V (portable, for carrying around).

 

Thanks!

 

Go to the following link and type the word "Stepdance" into the first search field, then press "Go"

 

http://tipfinder.xpalpower.com/

 

 

 

 

"Meier-Audio Corda Stepdance" is in their database because of me.    (Pats himself on the back...)   biggrin.gif

 

You will then see this page:

 

 

 

 

When you click one of the "Order Now" buttons for the WI15, you'll be asked to login with your e-mail address and password - having previously registered your XP8000A (you can register now, if necessary) - this gets you a discount on the WI15, by the way.

 

After you login, their crazy website will ask you to again specify the device for which you need a "tip."  

 

Select the values shown below, then click the "Add" button and Checkout!

 

 

 

 

EDIT:  The link provided in Step 3 of the post on page 78 is still valid.  Did you have a problem when trying to proceed from that page?

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 6/11/13 at 5:35am
post #2230 of 2775
AFAIK the Willy cable can be obtained from the manufacturer somehow. I also want to try that sometime.
Edited by pietcux - 6/4/13 at 9:32am
post #2231 of 2775
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

Go to the following link and type the word "Stepdance" into the first search field, then press "Go"

 

http://tipfinder.xpalpower.com/

 

 

 

 

"Meier-Audio Corda Stepdance" is in their database because of me.    (Pats himself on the back...)   biggrin.gif

 

You will then see this page:

 

 

 

 

When you click one of the "Order Now" buttons for the WI15, you'll be asked to login with your e-mail address and password - having previously registered your XP8000A (you can register now, if necessary) - this gets you a discount on the WI15, by the way.

 

After you login, their crazy website will ask you to again specify the device for which you need a "tip."  

 

Select the values shown below, then click the "Add" button and Checkout!

 

 

 

 

EDIT:  The link provided in Step 3 of the post on page 78 is still valid.  Did you have a problem when trying to proceed from that page?

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike.  I tried to order the cable before getting the XP8000A.  I'll follow your procedure.

post #2232 of 2775

Also thanks for the ordering procedure Mike!  Placed the order right away. As my XP8000's serial number label is unreadable, I had to pay 20€ including shipping. And for this shop the IE10 is useless, only the Firefox did process it correctly.

 

Peter

post #2233 of 2775
Thread Starter 

In the house:

 

 

The Quickstep is sounding pretty darn good right out of the box, perhaps a touch congested compared to my Stepdance. However the latter has thousand of hours under the belt.  The Quickstep's capacitors need some burn-in. 

 

I am very pleased.  :-)

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Hi Cooperpwc could you please post a picture that compares both, the Stepdance and the Quickstep?
post #2235 of 2775
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Hi Cooperpwc could you please post a picture that compares both, the Stepdance and the Quickstep?

 

Here you go. These both have the Lee Valley Tools 3mm bumpers installed underneath - not the tiny ones that Jan provides. I like the large bumpers because they are thicker than the elastic that I use to attach the Classic.  (I just removed Lee Valley Tools flat 1.5mm bumpers from on top of the Stepdance earlier today; it is home use only now.) 

 

The difference in size is even greater than what is obvious from the pictures IMO.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by cooperpwc - 6/6/13 at 10:10am
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